WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-20-17

Governor Cuomo announced the findings of a statewide review of compliance under the “Enough is Enough” law at 244 higher-education institutions across the state. The review found that, many institutions have not taken the necessary steps to achieve full compliance, & they will be required to submit an action plan to achieve full compliance within 30 days. So far, 38.9% were compliant 11.9% were not-compliant & 49.2% were significantly compliant, but presented concerns that must be addressed to achieve compliance.
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The Sidney Central School Alumni Association’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony will be held this Friday & Saturday. Alumni Association Spokesman Greg Davie explains:

(Greg Davie 9-20-17)

Tickets are available through any committee member or at VEP & J&M trophies on Main Street in Sidney, More information is available at Sidney alumni.org.
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Oneonta Police Department reported that they have received complaints from a number of citizens indicating that they have received scam phone calls from an unknown person claiming to be a representative of a police department in Florida. The scammer claims that they are performing a donation drive and asks for money. Oneonta Police reminds area residents to contact & donate to reputable charities that are well known to conduct releif efforts for those affected by natural disasters.
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The new 838 area code is taking effect for new phone service in eastern New York. The state Public Service Commission says as of Tuesday, customers seeking new service or an additional line in the 518 region may be assigned the new 838 area code. The 518 region spans 17 counties from the Catskills to Canada and from the eastern Mohawk Valley to the Vermont border. The new 838 area code was overlaid in the area to meet demand for new telephone numbers. The overlay requires all consumers to dial 10 digits, even within their own area code. It’s the second new area code overlay to take effect this year in New York. In the 315 area of central New York, a 680 overlay took effect in March.
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Fans of Horror movies will get a chance locally to see a New York Premier of “Killer Campout” this weekend, with a chance to meet actors from the film. Afton Resident Solon Tsangaras is in “Killer Campout”, he told WCDO News about the premier Saturday:

(Solon Tsangaras 9-20-17)

The event & screening will begin at 6:00 PM Saturday at Foothills Performing Arts Center on Market street in Oneonta.


Binghamton City Police announced that they made the biggest marijuana arrest in 8 years Tuesday, following a traffic stop of 30-year-old Benjamin Key, of Berkshire, for two traffic violations. A search of the vehicle found 7.8 pounds of marijuana in several vacuum sealed bags which has a street value of $32,000, plus $2500 Cash. Key was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and was released on bail; he faces court action at a later date.
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New York State Senator Jim Seward has joined the Hartwick College faculty as an adjunct professor of political science for the fall 2017 semester. Seward is a class of ‘73 Hartwick College Graduate, he will teach “New York State Politics and Policy” for 20 students, Seward will draw on his decades-long experience in the State Senate. Senator Seward is serving his 16th term as a state senator.
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The United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties will kick off their 2017 Campaign today. The Board of Directors of the United Way will be at the B-Side Ballroom in the Clinton Plaza in Oneonta from 4:00 to 6:30 PM; they will also be announcing the recipient of the 2017 Cheri Albrecht Excellence Award at 5:15 pm.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 9-19-17

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent formal inquiries regarding data security to Credit Check companies Experian and TransUnion, following the Equifax breach that exposed the personal information of millions. The Attorney General’s office asks the companies to detail the security measures that were in place before they learned of the Equifax breach; steps the companies have taken since learning of the breach, and how they will further assist consumers in protecting their personal information. Equifax announced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers, Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers & Credit Card Numbers.
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Many Job openings are available through the State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities throughout the Southern Tier. Dave Jenkins of the CSEA comments:

(Dave Jenkins 9-19-17)

A civil Service test will be given on Wednesday September 27 at 5:00 PM At the Otsego Regional Center at 28 Hill Street at the Oneonta Job Core Complex, more information is available at 240-4786.
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Commerce Chenango announced a manufacturing Workforce Symposium on October 4th, which will be held at the Morrisville State College Norwich Campus from 8:00 to 11:30 AM. The program is aimed at Educators, Workforce Development Practitioners, Manufacturing Employers and Government Officials; it has been developed to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the regional economy and the future of manufacturing employment in the region. Registration or more information is available at 334-5532 or register@chenangony.org.
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Chenango County residents can still sign up to participate or volunteer for the next Household Hazardous waste day this Saturday, Organizer Pat Pittsley explains:

(Pat Pittsley 9-19-17)

The event will be held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Chenango County Highway Garage Saturday at the County Highway garage. Registrations or more information is available by calling 337-1792.
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The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting this evening at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public & begins at 7:00 PM.
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The State Department of Labor released preliminary unemployment rates for August. The State’s unemployment rate rose 1/10 of 1% in August, Locally Chenango County’s unemployment rate was at 4.7%, Delaware County was at 5.3% & Otsego County had 4.7% in August.
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Certified Child Safety Seat Technicians will be available this afternoon, to provide information of hands on instruction on installing car seats or booster seats. The event will run form 4:00 to 6:00 PM At the AAA office at 195 Oneida Street in Oneonta, appointments are requested at 547-4230.


State Police arrested 21-year-old Joshua Bertram of Chenango Forks, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .19% and other traffic violations. Troopers responded to a report of a 1 vehicle accident with no injuries on County Road 32 in the Town of Greene, troopers observed Bertram passed out in the driver seat while his vehicle was in a ditch, he was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Greene Court on September 21st.
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State Police arrested 27-year-old Kenneth DeGroat Jr., of Windsor, for DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Resting Arrest, Obstructing Governmental Administration and other traffic violations. This arrest occurred after troopers responded to a motorcycle accident on Foley Road in Windsor, where the driver had been given a ride to a nearby gas station and left his motorcycle at the scene. DeGroat had been driving with a suspended license, and did not have a court ordered ignition interlock device, he also refused to submit to a breath test. DeGroat was arraigned in the Town of Windsor Court and was remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail set.
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Governor Cuomo today announced that over $69 million in grants, interest-free, and low-cost loans has been approved by the State Environmental Facilities Corporation to support drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects. The Town of Colchester will receive $318,000 for the construction of a new water treatment building with a cartridge filtration system so that their source may be used as for drinking water. Other improvements include a new finished water tank level monitoring system, a back-up electrical generator, new chemical feed systems, and a new raw water tank.
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On Saturday, dentists with Progressive Dental of Kirkwood, Endwell, Norwich, & Montrose Pennsylvania, and Chenango Bridge Dental will participate in the annual “Doctors With A Heart Program” and will offer free dental care. Spokesperson Michelle Parker explains:

(Michelle Parker 9-19-17)

The program started 21 years ago in Iowa and has spread throughout the country. Services will be performed Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, more information is available at 722-5464.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 9-18-17

James Brower and Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding were indicted by a Chenango County Grand Jury last week; they were arraigned in Chenango County Court on the indictment charges today. Rundstrom-Wooding was indicted last week on 8 counts including 1st & 2nd degree murder, plus 1st degree rape, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a sexual performance by a child and making false statements, his bail was set at $500,000 cash or $1 million bond. Brower had a 4-count indictment which included a 2nd-degree murder, hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence and making false statements, his bail was set at $400,000 cash or $800,000 bond. Both men are accused of the rape and murder of 11 year old Jacelyn O’Connor in the town of Norwich in July.
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Sidney Village Police announced the arrest of 60-year-old Jesse Riglioni of Sidney on a sealed indictment warrant, for criminal sale of a controlled substance. Friday’s arrest followed a 3 month investigation into the sale of narcotics in the village of Sidney, Rigliono is accused of selling cocaine in Sidney, he was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail, state Police assisted in the investigation.
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Governor Cuomo has proclaimed this week as Sheriff’s Week in New York State, which celebrates the significant contributions made Sheriff’s Departments in county government and in the statewide criminal justice system. 55 of New York’s 58 sheriffs are elected officials, accountable to the citizen voter every 4 years and responsible for the operations of a sheriff’s office, which can include traffic patrols, emergency rescue operations, homeland security programs, SWAT operations, civil emergency response, jail operations, courtroom security, and civil litigation process.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 36-year-old David Alleyne of Delhi Friday on charges of operating a vehicle without an attached front license plate, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, and driving while ability impaired by drugs following a traffic stop in the Village of Delhi. Alleyne was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $1000 bail.
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Responding to the reported Equifax Breach last week affecting about 150 Million Americans, Governor Cuomo today directed the Department of Financial Services to issue a new regulation making credit reporting agencies to register with New York for the first time and comply with this state’s first-in-the-nation cyber security standard. The Department Superintendent will also have the authority to deny and revoke a consumer credit reporting agency’s authorization to do business in New York if they are not in compliance.
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The Chenango Arts Council will have Smyrna Native Matt Nakoa performing at the Martin W. Kappel Theater this Saturday, to start the Chenango Arts Council’s 2017-18 season. Executive Director Alecia O’Neill explains:

(Alecia O’Neill 9-18-17)

Nakoa played as part of last year’s season, and has even played the White House in his young career, Tickets are available at 336-ARTS or at ChenangoArts.org.
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The Sidney Center Tractor Parade on Saturday drew a large group of participants again this year. 169 vehicles participated, which included 91 tractors parading through the hamlet of Sidney Center Saturday.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 42-year-old Amanda Losurdo of Delhi for violation of parole. The arrest occurred during the course of assisting the Delaware County Probation Department, where it was determined that Losurdo was in violation of the conditions of her parole. Losurdo was taken into custody and turned over to the Delaware County Correctional Facility, to await the future action of the State Department of Corrections or by a court.


 

Casey Callahan was found guilty Friday morning in Otsego County Court of 2nd degree murder in the death of his wife, Elizabeth Callahan in 2000 in Pennsylvania. The jury began deliberations Thursday & announced its decision Friday, Callahan will be sentenced October 30th in Otsego County Court.
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The Village of Sidney Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7 AM in the board room of the Sidney Civic Center, 21 Liberty St., Sidney, NY 13838. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the grant funding on the Construction of a Full Length Parallel Taxiway at the Sidney Municipal Airport.


 

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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 9-15-17

Norwich Police arrested 55-year-old John Stacy of Norwich for Possessing Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child & Failure to register as a Sex Offender. Stacy is accused of possessing pornographic materials containing children under the age of 16 & failing to notify authorities of his social media accounts within the required 10 day period for registered Level 2 sex offenders. Stacy was arraigned in Norwich City Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $50.000 cash bail pending court action on September 19th.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 42 year old Brad Stafford of Sidney Center, on an arrest warrant from the Town of Hancock Court, where he had been charged with 4th degree Grand Larceny. Stafford is accused of stealing more than $1800 from his employer by selling bluestone owned by his employer and retaining the payment it. Stafford was arraigned at the Town of Hancock Court and was released on recognizance on that charge, Stafford was returned to the Delaware County Jail where he is being held on an unrelated matter.
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The Village of Sidney Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Monday, at 7:00 AM in the board room of the Sidney Civic Center. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the grant funding on the Construction of a Full Length Parallel Taxiway for the Sidney Municpal Airport.
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Governor Cuomo signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies and officers from inquiring about or disclosing an individual’s immigration status unless required by law or it is deemed necessary to determine eligibility for a benefit or service. Cuomo also said that law enforcement officers are blocked from seeking immigration status information unless they are investigating illegal criminal activity, which includes when an individual approaches a law enforcement officer seeking assistance, is the victim of a crime, or is witness to a crime.


Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 18 year old Samantha Clipston of Norwich for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. Clipston was arraigned in the City of Norwich Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation into the sale and possession of Heroin in the City of Norwich. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the City of Norwich Police Department.
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The Annual Unadilla Rotary Autumn Harvest festival will be held this Saturday, with a variety of activites planned, Unadilla Rotary President Robert Knox explains:

(Robert Knox 9-15-17)

The event will be held Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Unadilla Community Field.
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The Tri Town Regional Hospital’s 3rd Annual Health Fair will be held Saturday at Keith Clark Park in Sidney, spokesperson Amy Beveridge explains:

(Amy Beveridge 9-15-17)

The event will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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The 8th Annual Sidney Center Tractor Parade will be held Saturday. The parade will begin at 12:00 Noon, more information is available at 369-9494, 369 9074 or 369 4538.
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Local Assemblyman Cliff Crouch announced his annual fundraising Pig Roast, to be held at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. The event will be held on Sunday September 17th from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.
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State Senator Fred Akshar will join Town of Bainbridge Supervisor Dolores Nabinger and local leaders today to officially open the Bainbridge Salt Shed. The $100,000 project will now provide protection from weather and erosion for winter road salt, Previously, road salt had to be stored on the bare ground and covered only by a tarp. Akshar will also help introduce Bainbridge Free Library & Town Hall Theatre’s presentation of Jack and the Beanstalk performed by the Tri Cities Opera,
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The American Legion of Bainbridge will hold a Chicken Barbecue Saturday, in front of the Family Dollar Store, North Main Street in Bainbridge, from 1030 AM until all sold out. All proceeds will be used to finance Community programs and services provided by Post 806 in the Bainbridge area.
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On Saturday, Oneonta World of Learning presents its Grand Opening Celebration. In 2015, the Town of Oneonta offered OWL the use of the Fortin House at 167 Youngs Road in Fortin Park. A team of volunteers & contractors transformed the space into a year-round children’s museum. Saturday’s Grand Opening runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; It is free and open to the public.

 

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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 9-14-17

James Brower & Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding were indicted by a Chenango County Grand Jury Wednesday. The 2 are accused of raping & killing 11-year-old Jacelyn O’Connor on July 30th in their Town of Norwich trailer; they will be arraigned on the Grand Jury Charges next week.
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Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire at a trailer at 1613 Colesville road early Wednesday morning. Investigators reported that no one was home when the fire broke out & no injuries were reported.
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Delaware County Sheriff Deputies responded Tuesday to a residence in the Town of Andes to investigate the reported theft of a handgun, Deputies arrested 24 year old William Effner of Delancey with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Grand Larceny, & Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Effner was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail pending further court action.
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State Police arrested 58 year old Mack Oliver of Proctor, Arizona for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a B.A.C. of .19% and other traffic violations. Troopers responded to a Delaware County 911 report of a rollover accident in the Town of Stamford, Oliver struck a tree, coming to rest on his vehicle’s roof. Oliver was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on November 14, 2017.
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Governor Cuomo announced the rollout of $25.2 million in federal funding to expand initiatives in New York’s ongoing effort to confront the opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to add and enhance treatment services in high-need counties throughout the state, with mobile treatment, the expansion of medication assisted treatment, & to support statewide prevention and recovery programs. Locally, The Addiction Center of Broome County will receive $1 million & Lourdes Hospital will receive $100,000.
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State Police arrested 35 year old Matthew Watkins of Windsor for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation & other traffic violations. A Trooper observed Watkins driving with an expired vehicle registration, in the Town of Kirkwood, Watkins had a revoked NewYork drivers license with 21 suspensions. Watkins was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Kirkwood Court on September 19th.
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Otsego County held its 20th annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day this past weekend. The satellite event in Unadilla served about 120 cars, the Meadows Office Complex collection served 522 cars dropping off hazardous materials. Pharmaceuticals and medications were collected free of charge again this year, with about 160 pounds collected for incineration.
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United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties will host its 2017 Campaign Kick-off event on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the B-Side Ballroom, in Oneonta, beginning at 4:00 pm. More information about the event or fundraising efforts are available at 432-8006.
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The Sidney Rotary Club announced that Sidney Central School District Superintendent Bill Christensen will be presenting a program to Rotary Friday at St. Luke’s Church, regarding updates at the District. The public is invited for Lunch at noon for $9.00 or at 12:40 for the Superintendent’s presentation.


Governor Cuomo, along with the Governors of Delaware and Pennsylvania, announced that they voted in favor of a resolution put forward by the Delaware River basin Commission to issue draft regulations to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River Basin. The DRBC vote was three to one with one abstention in passing the resolution that would prohibit Fracking in the Delaware River Basin.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30-year-old Daniel Rodriguez of Bridgeport, Connecticut, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop for a speeding on State Highway 17 in Hancock. Rodriguez was arraigned & was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail, and he will appear at the Village of Hancock Court at a later date.
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Commerce Chenango will hold their “End of Summer” Soiree in the Park sponsored by NBT Bank in the West Park in- downtown Norwich today. The event will begin at 5:00 PM, followed by an Awards ceremony at 6:30 PM.

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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-13-17

Delaware County Sheriff’s Department Investigators and County Probation Officers searched a residence in the Town of Davenport in June, which resulted in the seizure of Marijuana, allegedly belonging to 20-year-old Rumael Soler, who was not home at the time. The Town of Davenport Court issued an Arrest Warrant for Soler, who was arrested Tuesday when he appeared in town of Davenport Court on an unrelated matter. Soler was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana, & Harassment in connection with a separate incident. Soler was arraigned in the Town of Davenport Court on both charges, and released on his own recognizance, to re-appear in that Court at a later time.
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The Oneonta Police Department reminds area residents to make sure to be safe, with their homes & belongings. Police remind residents to lock up doors and windows of all vehicles and structures, Remove valuable items & cash from vehicles and never leave them in plain site, park in open well-lit areas with good visibility & Call the police if you witness suspicious activity.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Department Investigators and K-9 Ozzie assisted Delaware County Probation Officers with the search of a residence in Walton Monday. 18-year-old Dylan Campbell, who is currently on probation, was arrested, and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, & Violation of Probation. Campbell was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail, he will appear in the Village of Walton Court at a later time.
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It will be a big season of Entertainment with new & classic favorites coming to Binghamton, according to Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment:

(Tina Niles 9-13-17)

Tickets & more information is available at Broadway in Binghamton.com, Niles said that the annual “Test Drive Your Seat” event will be held at the Forum Theater on September 26th year.
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The Tri Town Regional Hospital’s 3rd Annual Health Fair will be held this Saturday at Keith Clark Park in Sidney, spokesperson Amy Beveridge explains:

(Amy Beveridge 9-13-17)

The event will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and was made possible by area sponsors including Amphenol, Cooperstown Medical Transport, SFCU, The Sidney Alumni Association & Tieco Ty-ups of Unadilla.
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Former Syracuse University Collegiate basketball stand outs Roosevelt Bouie & Dale Shackleford visited Springbrook in Oneonta yesterday, to conduct a basketball clinic for the Springbrook Scorpions basketball team. Springbrook COO Seth Haight & Security Mutual Life Insurance COO Bruce Boyea coordinated yesterday’s event, Haight comments:

(Seth Haight 9-13-17)

Bouie & Shackleford were teammates for 3 years at SU in the late 70’s, Bouie made a name for himself for 16 years in the Italian Basketball league, Shackleford played professionally in Italy & Chile after college.
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Sidney Central School District & area law enforcement investigated a social media post with threatening implications early this morning, Sidney Superintendent Bill Christensen explains:

(Bill Christensen 9-13-17)

Christensen said that the Students schedule was maintained, all after school activities went on as planned & they are waiting for the conclusion of the investigation by Police regarding the origin of the original post.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 47-year-old Dale Kowatch of Arkville for Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, the arrest followed a warrant issued by the Town of Middletown Court for Kowatch, he was arraigned and released upon his own recognizance, scheduled to appear before the Town of Middletown Court at a later date.
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The Arc Otsego will host a career fair today from 2:00 to 7:00 PM, at The Arc Otsego at 35 Academy Street in Oneonta. The agency is currently hiring for a variety of positions, including direct support professionals, community service providers, bus drivers, home managers, individual program coordinators and more. There is no appointment necessary, and there will be onsite interviews and childcare available.

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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 9-12-17

Primary Elections are being held in some local towns today. Polls will be open from until 9:00 PM Tonight, with primary races locally in Delaware County in Andes, Walton & Hancock, in Chenango County has in Afton, North Norwich, Norwich, Plymouth, Sherburne & Smyrna & in Otsego County in the towns of Butternuts, Hartwick, Middlefield, Morris & Richfield. Anyone with an issue at their polling place can call the Attorney General’s office hotline toll free at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov through 9:00 PM.
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First responders who served after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks now have unlimited sick leave benefits. Governor Cuomo signed a bill Monday allowing any sick 9/11 first responder from anywhere in the state to take as many sick days as needed, they are eligible for sick leave at 100 percent of their regular salary dating back to the time of their diagnosis.
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The murder trial of Casey Callahan of Norwich is underway in Otsego County Court; He is accused of murdering his wife Elizabeth 17 years ago in Pennsylvania by running her over. Callahan the trial is being held in Otsego County, as it is believed that Callahan had planned to commit the murder there. Callahan is serving a 12-½ year sentence on a criminal sexual act conviction from 4 years ago.
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State Senator Jim Seward and Assemblyman Cliff Crouch called on Governor Cuomo to take action to support Village of Sidney residents waiting for completion of a flood buy-out program related to Hurricane Irene in 2011. Homeowners in Sidney have contacted both Senator Seward and Assemblyman Crouch to express concern over duplicative paperwork requirements and the long wait period in regard to a federally funded home buyout program that is being administered by New York State agencies. In the letter, Seward & Crouch requested that Cuomo appoint a task force or leader to coordinate the state’s efforts, cut red tape, and bring it to a quick conclusion for Sidney Village homeowners.
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State Police arrested 27 year old Jessica Cambier of Bainbridge for DWI and other traffic violations, after a traffic stop for speeding on State Route 205 in the town of Oneonta. Cambier was given tickets returnable to the town of Oneonta court on September 19th.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman warned New Yorkers to remain vigilant against possible hacking and phishing attempts by cyber-criminals following the Equifax data breach. Equifax is 1 of the nation’s 3 major credit-reporting agencies; they experienced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers. Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 individuals had their credit card numbers stolen. New Yorkers should be on the lookout for Phishing emails that claim to be from Equifax where you can check if your data was compromised; Phishing emails that claim there is a problem with a credit card, your credit record, or other personal financial information; Calls from scammers that claim they are from your bank or credit union or Fraudulent charges on any credit card.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 44-year-old Robert Owens of Montague, New Jersey with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, following a traffic stop in the Village of Walton. A check of his driving privileges indicated that Owens license was suspended. He was arraigned at the Village of Walton Court and released upon his own recognizance, scheduled to appear before the same court at a later date for further proceedings.
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The Unadilla Chamber of Commerce will have a regular meeting on Today at 5:30 pm at The Meeting Place, 187 Main Street, Unadilla. All directors and members are urged to attend.

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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 9-11-17

Governor Cuomo today announced that 10 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters and 55 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade have deployed to Florida to assist in the response to Hurricane Irma today. In addition, Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing deployed a satellite communications with 7 personnel teams on Sunday, to Mississippi as part of the Hurricane Irma response and support to the Florida National Guard. The Joint Incident Site Communications Capability allows the Airmen to rapidly set up Internet and other communications capabilities during disasters.
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The Broome County Sheriff’s office responded to the intersection of Old State Road and Bevier Street in the Town of Kirkwood for a motor vehicle accident. Deputies located the driver, 67-year-old Daniel Clune of Harpursville.  Clune was charged with driving while intoxicated as well as driving with a blood alcohol above .08%, he faces court action shortly.
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Tomorrow is Primary Election Day, with a handful of races locally. Polls will be open from 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM Tuesday, in Delaware county, Party Primary races will be held in the towns of Andes, Walton & Hancock, Chenango County has Primary elections in Afton, North Norwich, Norwich, Plymouth, Sherburne & Smyrna. Otsego County has Primary races in the towns of Butternuts, Hartwick, Middlefield, Morris & Richfield.
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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reminded voters that his office has created a hotline to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues and barriers encountered by voters at the polls during the primary election on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The Attorney General urges voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls to call the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on Tuesday. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the office’s Civil Rights Bureau.
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Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested 39-year-old Chad Guthrie of Brewerton for DWI, after Guthrie was observed traveling at a high rate of speed on State Highway 10 in the Town of Walton. Guthrie was arrested & was processed and released with an appearance ticket for a later date in the Town of Walton Court.
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Governor Cuomo participated in a September 11th Commemoration Ceremony this morning in New York City. Cuomo will joined more than 500 motorcycle riders in the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Groups of riders traveled from Albany, Ulster and Long Island for a ceremonial ride to the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan earlier today.
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State Police arrested 47-year-old Leslie Brewer of Oxford for 3rd Degree Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child & Trespass. The arrest occurred after Troopers were advised of an incident that occurred outside a home in the Town of McDonough, Brewer allegedly threatened a man who was outside with his young child & struck another person in the face causing physical injury. Brewer was located by the Norwich Police; He was arraigned and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Department arrested 37-year-old Eric Carpenter of Plymouth for Harassment for allegedly subjecting 2 victims to physical contact during a Domestic Dispute in the Town of Plymouth. Carpenter was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on bail pending future court action.
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Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Town of Sherburne Man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Promoting Prison Contraband. 40-year-old Nathan Jackson is accused of possessing heroin while being detained in the Chenango County Jail; Jackson was sent back to the jail and is scheduled to appear in Norwich Court at a later date.
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Governor Cuomo is warning New Yorkers to be extra careful when buying used cars in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Cuomo suggests checking the VIN number on any used car to make sure it hasn’t been damaged by flooding. Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy damaged nearly half-million vehicles combined; early estimates suggest that Harvey may double that number. The VIN report allows consumers to find out if a vehicle has been reported as salvaged or stolen. Checking a car’s VIN is free at dmv.ny.gov/registration/flood-or-stolen-cars
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