A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 11-29-13

State Police will continue with special traffic enforcement efforts today & through the weekend.  The State Police will focus on aggressive driving, impaired driving, and distracted driving. The effort will also incorporate fixed sobriety checkpoints and the “Operation Hang Up” initiative, which utilizes Concealed Identity patrol vehicles to locate drivers talking or texting on cellular telephones.


Tomorrow is small business Saturday across the country, a day where shoppers are encouraged to do their Christmas shopping locally.  Sidney Chamber of commerce president Tim Cutting comments:


(Tim Cutting 11-29-13)


More information is available at facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.


The Sidney Elks Lodge & the Sidney Boys & Girls Club are teaming up for a basketball free throw contest Saturday at the club’s location in the Sidney Civic Center.  Elk’s spokesman Johnny Edwards comments:


(Johnny Edwards 11-29-13)



The event begins at 10:00 AM more information is available at 287-4467.


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department & Norwich City Police performed a DWI Checkpoint at the City & Town Limits, they  Arrested  61 year old Michael Moore of WEST VIRGINIA for driving while ability impaired by drugs, & unlawful possession of marijuana.  Police reported that a vehicle attempted to drive through the check point Wednesday night, when he was stopped, it is alleged that Moore was smoking marijuana while driving into the checkpoint.  Deputies confiscated marijuana under the driver’s seat, Moore was arraigned and was placed in the custody of the Sheriffs department on $500 cash or $1,500 secured bond, he faces action in town of Norwich court at a later date.



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