A.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-26-13

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michelle Lynn Hill, 37, of the town of Union, after she let her 12-year-old daughter drive her car in the parking lot of the old Heritage Country Club in the town of Union on Friday. The daughter got behind the wheel, with two other 13-year-olds also in the car. The daughter then lost control, struck an embankment and the car rolled two times. All three were slightly injured and taken to Wilson Hospital. Deputies said Hill was standing in the parking lot when it happened.  Hill has been charged with three counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree, a class D felony. She was arraigned in the Town of Union Court.
A small plane’s landing gear collapsed, causing it to crash and flip on landing at the Cortland County Airport Sunday afternoon. The 55 year old pilot walked away and had exited the plane before emergency crews arrived and he was taken to the Cortland Regional Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries. The plane has been moved to a secure location as local investigators wait for FAA officials to arrive and take over the investigation.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and The Trump Entrepreneur Institute, formerly named Trump University LLC, and Michael Sexton, former president of Trump University for engaging in persisten fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct in connection with the operation of Trump University. Between 2005 and 2011, More than five thousand people across the country paid Donald Trump around 40 million dollars as Trump University operated as an unlicensed educational institute that promised to teach Donald Trump’s real estate investing techniques to consumers nationwide but instead misled consumers into paying for a series of expensive courses that did not deliver on their promises.
Police arrested Kim A. Seals, 23, of Binghamton, Saturday at a home on Crocker Avenue in the village of Johnson City. He was wanted for stabbing Tequon Williams, 23, also of Binghamton, on Aug. 13. Police said Williams was stabbed in the stomach at a home on Charlotte Street in Binghamton. He then fled to a home on Hamilton Street, where police found him. Williams underwent emergency surgery at Wilson Hospital. Seals has been charged with one count of assault in the second degree.
There will be a meeting tonight at 7pm to start planning for the 2014 Afton Fair. Some ideas being explored for the 125th edition of the fair include a community parade with bands, floats and fire departments, a semi-truck rodeo, trout fishing tank, a dunking tank, pony rides, petting zoo, a sheep show, a beef show, chain saw artist and a 5-K run. Members of the board are continuing to search for a midway for the fair and would appreciate any help with the search. The meeting will be held in the Afton Fair Water Building at 7pm tonight. All are invited to attend.
Delaware Avenue between K-mart and County Route 39 will be closed through Wednesday afternoon August 28th for a culvert installation. The Chenango County Department of Public Works will close a section of County Road 33 on tomorro on Tuesday, between County Road 36 (Norwich-Guilford Road) and County Road 34 (Springvale Road), in the Town of Norwich. This closure will be in place until the required culvert replacement work is completed. Local traffic shall be allowed access to their homes; however they will be required to travel away from the project for the closure period.
The Otsego County Conservation Association is seeking nominations for it’s annual “Conservationist of the Year” award. The award is given to individuals, organizations or businesses that have made a positive difference in environmental protection, preservation or education in Otsego County. Nominations must be submitted by October 4th. To obtain a nomination form, call 547-4488 or email admin@occa info dot org.

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