26 year old Joshua Launt of Binghamton was sentenced in Broome County Court was sentenced to 6 months in Broome County Jail and 5 years probation for the death of Ronald Gilbert. Launt was accused of assaulting Gilbert at a party in Kirkwood in 2012, Gilbert did not receive medical attention and died from brain trauma. Launt pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide earlier this year.
Delaware County Deputies investigated a one car personal injury auto accident last Tuesday. 23 year old Joseph Kinch of South Kortright was traveling on Sherwood Road in the town of Delhi when he left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Kinch was transported to O’Connor Hospital & was issued a traffic ticket for failure to keep right.
Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32 year old Kevin ray of Norwich for 1- Count Welfare Fraud & 1- Count Offering a False Instrument for filing. Ray was issued an appearance ticket and released after an investigation into welfare fraud, where he allegedly failed to report a change in his household, and received over $3000 in assistance that he was not entitled to.
Homeowners in the New York City Watershed in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan or Ulster Counties who may be having trouble with their septic systems are encouraged to call the Catskill Watershed Corporation to see if they qualify for help paying for repairs. Homeowners may be eligible for assistance if their property is within 300 feet of a watercourse, and if their homes were built prior to November 2nd 1995. more infroamtion is available at 845-586-1400.