A.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-11-14

State Police and other law enforcement agencies gave to chase on I-81 for a man wanted for a double homicide in Greene County.  Early reports state that the suspect is dead; following a chase that reached speeds of more than 140 MPH through Broome and Cortland counties, the unidentified suspect hit a stop strip and went off side of road. I-81 Northbound lanes between exits 9 and 10 were closed off & a detour was established for traffic, as the investigation continues, more details are expected to be released later today.


Delaware county emergency service personnel responded to a motorcycle accident at state route 7.  The accident occurred at around 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon, near the Ouleout veterinarian hospital; Lifenet responded and transported at least 1 victim to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City.  More details are expected to be released later today.


Chenango County sheriffs department arrested 54 year old Mark McCarthy of Norwich for DWI, driving with BAC greater than .08%, Aggravated DWI with a child under the age of 17, and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone.  McCarthy was initially stopped for talking on his cell phone while driving in the town of Norwich, he was taken into custody without incident, processed, and arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court, and he will reappear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.


During the summer people should be aware of how to protect themselves against rabies. According to Health Department officials, raccoons, fox, skunks and bats pose the greatest threat in the summer. Experts say bats tend to feed more in the summer, so in order to keep them from feeding in a home, or someplace near a home, it’s important to keep screens to windows in and make sure any exterior holes in a home are sealed off. The State Health Department website said 121 animals have tested positive for rabies so far this year



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