Broome County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 38 year old Donnette Russell of Bainbridge Monday on charges of DWI, reckless endangerment, aggravated DWI, criminal mischief & leaving the scene of a personal injury incident. Deputies responded to the report of an intoxicated driver in a driveway in the town of Chenango, when they arrived, the driver struck trees, a garage, a parked car and the caller, who was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Deputies later spotted Russell on Upper Front Street, she was apprehended and is accused of having a BAC of .30, and she was taken to the Broome County Jail without bail pending court action.
38 year old Michael Degnan of Port Crane has been indicted on additional charges. Degnan was arrested for allegedly raping a 14 year old earlier this year; the new charges include 1st-degree rape, 2nd degree rape, 4 counts of criminal sex acts and endangering the welfare of a child. Degnan remains in the Broome County Jail.
The Greater Oneonta Economic Development Council & Oneonta River Corporation, will host 2 commerce building programs that could have an impact in the Oneonta Area. Dr. Carlena Ficano of the Hartwick College economics department will present a report on the profitability of local commercial hops production today at Foothills at 4:30 PM. The 2nd presentation will be on Tuesday, October 1st, where Heath Markus Green of Cornell University will give a presentation on revitalizing part of the old D&H Rail-yards in Oneonta. Green’s presentation will be held at Foothills Performing Arts center at 4:30 PM.