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Owego Ready To Celebrate Strawberries

The annual Strawberry Festival will be held in the village of Owego this weekend.

The festival in the Owego business district is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration starts with what's billed as a "block party" Friday evening

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Man Pays To Live In Old Tioga County Jail

It may be the coolest apartment in what once was dubbed the "Coolest Small Town in America."

The two-bedroom residence is on the third floor of the old Tioga County Jail in the village of Owego

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Owego Prepares For Memorial Day Observances

Several events are planned in conjunction with Memorial Day in Tioga County.

The Owego Memorial Day parade will be held in the village next Monday. It's scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. at the police station on Temple Street

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Owego Drivers Urged To Watch Out For Turtles

People who drive in parts of Tioga County are being advised to look out for turtles.

In recent years, residents concerned for the safety of the snapping turtles that cross roadways in Owego have erected signs to warn motorists

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Owego Man Charged In Reported Sexual Assault

Owego police have arrested a suspect in connection with an alleged rape.

Authorities say 23-year-old Ian Webster of Owego has been charged with first-degree rape, a felony.

Webster also was charged with unlawful imprisonment; criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; assault; and criminal mischief

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Flood-Damaged Houses Demolished In Owego

More structures badly damaged by flooding are being torn down in the village of Owego.

Mayor Kevin Millar said a house on Liberty Street that sustained damage in the 2006 flood and again in the 2011 flood was demolished last week

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Owego Drug Store Robbery Suspect Nabbed

A western New York man was being held as a suspect in connection with a reported armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in the village of Owego.

Authorities say 62-year-old John Malowsky of Attica was taken into custody shortly after Wednesday night's heist at the store, which is located at Main and Park streets

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Candlelight Vigil In Support of Owego Firefighters

Several hundred people attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Owego to demonstrate support for firefighters following the death of fire department Captain Matthew Porcari.

The 34-year-old Porcari died of injuries sustained when a floor collapsed in a burning house in the town of Newark Valley

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Town of Union Woman Accused of Stealing Thousands

A Union Center woman has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 from the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club.

Authorities say 43-year-old Valerie Demkovich of Payne Road was arrested Tuesday

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Prosecutor: Up to $500,000 Stolen From Owego Bank

Four employees of an Owego bank office may have taken up to a half-million dollars over a period of nearly seven years.

Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Walsh estimates the total amount stolen from the Chemung Canal Trust Company was between $400,000 and $500,000

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