This weekend feature offers a recap of the week’s top local stories:
Amy Ridgway of Oneonta helped stop a serial killer.
While a nurse at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., in 2003, she became a confidential informant to help detectives capture Charles Cullen, a colleague and friend who killed dozens of patients during a 16-year career.
On Monday, Ridgway appeared on the nationally syndicated television show, “Katie.” Tim Braun, a detective from the case, also was interviewed by host Katie Couric on the program.
In sports: More rain and lightning led to another postponement for the Oneonta Outlaws on Sunday.
But the Outlaws did get a game in Sunday. They defeated the Syracuse Salt Cats, 6-4, in eight innings in the first game of a scheduled New York Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at Damaschke Field.
In the first concrete sign that potential legal action hovers over the proposed Constitution Pipeline project, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society says it has retained the public interest law firm Earthjustice to represent it in fighting the natural gas transmission system.
Also: Former Oneonta Fire Chief Francis “Cootie” Russo Jr. was remembered by colleagues Monday as a good role model who was passionate about training firefighters and community service. Russo’s funeral was Thursday.
In sports: Tanner Beang scattered nine hits and hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning to lead Oneonta to a 4-3 victory over Maine-Endwell in the championship game of the District Seven Little League Tournament on Monday at Doc Knapp Field.
Another operator in a drug-trafficking ring has been arrested, Otsego County deputies said Tuesday, and efforts continue to halt heroin sales in the area.
In sports: Ben Moxley threw a two-hitter, and Zach Pidgeon and David Wright had three hits apiece as Oneonta Post 259 won, 10-0, in a six-inning District Six Legion baseball game Tuesday at Montrose, Pa.