A.M. NEWS MONDAY 11-11-13

Governor Cuomo announced that in honor of Veterans day today, he signed legislation to ensure that the flags lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol in honor of a fallen soldier are presented to the loved ones of the deceased.    The Governor also signed a new law to  designate State Route 23 in the Town of Davenport as the ”Davenport Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway, to memorialize the recently deceased members of the VFW Post #487 who served in Korea and World War 2. Another new law will designate a portion of State Route 97 in the Town of Hancock as the “Hancock Veterans Memorial Highway”  as that Town lost 2 service men in the Iraq War, as well as in previous wars and conflicts.


State Police in Sidney arrested 46-year-old MARK CRAWFORD of Guilford for Criminal Sexual Act, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  The arrests were made following an investigation conducted by the State Police and Chenango County Child Protective Services into allegations that Crawford was having sexual contact with a person less than 11 years old.  Crawford was arraigned in the Town of Guilford Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $20,000 bail.  The Investigation is continuing.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the New York State Police at 561-7400.


State police at Oneonta arrested 50-year-old Michael Hinckley of Treadwell for aggravated DWI with a reportable BAC result of .19%. The arrest resulted from a vehicle stop for using a cell phone on Main Street in Oneonta; Hinckley was released with tickets returnable to the Oneonta city court on November 20th.


The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has proposed a partnership with county school districts to operate Sheriff Sub-Stations inside school buildings. Delaware County Undersheriff Craig Dumond explains:


(Undersheriff Craig Dumond 11-11-13)


Dumond said that each Deputy will be provided a building access pass and keys to enable immediate access to the facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Stamford & Deposit already have substation offices up & running, 3 other district are considering the proposal.


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