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College President's Daughter Charged With Murder

The daughter of the president of Herkimer County Community College is the focus of a murder investigation.

37-year-old Colleen McColgin of the Tompkins County town of Dryden was charged with second-degree murder as part of a homicide investigation earlier this month.

According to the Utica Observer-Dispatch, HCCC President Cathleen McColgin confirmed Tuesday that Colleen McColgin is her daughter and e-mailed a statement saying "This will not impact my ability to lead the institution and fulfill my responsibilities as president of Herkimer College."

Two other people are charged in the murder case, which is being jointly investigated by Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County District Attorney's Office.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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