Harvesting grapes for ice wine demands that pickers await the coldest weather before taking to the vineyards. With that standard in view, a mostly volunteer crew of 15 assembled before dawn this morning to begin gathering nearly four tons of grapes from an Orleans County field.
An Orleans County man pleaded guilty today to one count of second-degree murder in the killing of his 15-year-old sister-in-law.
22-year-old Carlos Cardenas admitted to the crime Wednesday morning in Orleans County Court. He was accused of raping and strangling Katherine Sanchez in January 2011. Cardenas was arrested the following month.