Morris residents are being urged to conserve water, according to a media release from the village board.
"A water shortage is developing, and the situation may become critical!" read the release sent to The Daily Star on Wednesday.
The village requests that residents avoid watering lawns and washing vehicles; use minimal water on gardens; run full loads in washing machines and dishwashers; and limit shower times.
For more information, contact the village office at 263-5400.
Oneonta man arrested on 5 misdemeanor counts
An Oneonta man standing naked outside his home and holding a child was arrested on five misdemeanor counts just after midnight Saturday, city police said.
Brandon Barker, 27, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault, criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
Barker was intoxicated Saturday night and had locked out his girlfriend and her friend, but the women were able to enter the home, police said.
Barker is accused of choking his girlfriend, hurting her friend and breaking her friend's glasses during an incident when a child was present, Lt. Douglas Brenner said, referring to a police report.
The friend called 911, Brenner said, and police and Oneonta Fire Department emergency crews responded. The women and child were treated at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta and released, Brenner said, and Barker was taken into custody and sent to Otsego County jail.
Albany man suspected of protection order violation
An Albany man was arrested on a felony charge after communicating with a protected party through electronic social media, Delaware County deputies said.
Ryan T. King, 25, of Albany, was charged Monday with first-degree criminal contempt, deputies said in a media release.
He was accused of violating an order of protection issued by Harpersfield Town Court in June.
King was arraigned in Harpersfield Town Court and released pending further court action.
Sherburne woman accused of taking aid
A Sherburne woman was accused of receiving more than $10,000 in medical and food stamp assistance to which she wasn't entitled, authorities said.
Kathy Jo Paul, 40, was charged Wednesday with third-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, felonies, Chenango County deputies said in a media release.
She allegedly received about $1,774 in medical assistance and $8,285 in food stamp assistance for which she didn't qualify, deputies said. Paul was issued a ticket and released.
The county Social Services Welfare Fraud Unit assisted deputies in the case, the release said.