After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody. Frein was arrested by US Marshalls Thursday when he was caught hiding in an abandoned hanger at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Frein, who was armed, was taken into custody without incident, and at least one weapon was recovered. Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Blooming Grove. The manhunt involved as many as 1,000 officers at times, some from other states, and cost several million dollars. The FBI had named him one of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
John M. Guzy, 56, of Bainbridge, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Derek D. Prindle of Afton. The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at Peak Fitness on Route 7 in Bainbridge on Monday. Derek S. Prindle, 60, of Afton is being treated at UHS Wilson Regional Medical Center for a gunshot wound. Guzy was arraigned in Town of Bainbridge Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail.
Authorities in northern New York said Thursday night that Delila Miller, 6, and Fannie Miller, 12, the two Amish girls presumed kidnapped in the Oswegatchie area of St Lawrence County, have been found unharmed in Richville. Sheriff Kevin Wells said the two girls were abducted by two men, who took them to a home in Bigelow, a hamlet near Richville at about 8:30 pm and left them there, telling the girls not to leave. Instead, the girls fled, and went looking for help. According to District Attorney Mary Rain, the residents at another home in Richville took the girls in after they knocked at the door and apparently had nothing to do with how the girls went missing. The two kidnappers remain at large.
The probability of strong to severe storms in the WCDO listening area is very likely for Tuesday, 7/1/14.
Dangerously high temperatures are expected late afternoon/early evening for the Finger Lakes
region and the greater Syracuse area Tuesday. These conditions will be a primary driving force and contribute to the severity of storms as they begin reach our area in the mid to late afternoon. Damaging winds and potential flooding are the primary threats. However, large hail, and even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions and stay tuned to FM 100.9 / AM 1490 WCDO for the latest updates. In the event of heavy localized rainfall, you can keep an eye on the water levels of our local rivers by visiting the river gages, located HERE at WCDORadio.com
Here’s a look at the likely timing of the arrival of severe weather potential:
Be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions and stay tuned to WCDO for the latest updates.
The next 24-48 hours will bring periods of rain, heavy at times to the Tri-County area and the Northeast. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania this evening through Friday Night. While it is expected that there may be numerous issues on the small streams and creeks throughout our area, the rivers ARE expected to STAY WITHIN THEIR BANKS. You can always keep an eye on the rivers in the area with our river gages, located at WCDORadio.com. Here is the latest briefing from the National Weather Service for this storm.
While original projections from the past few days have been seeing more of a mixed bag of precipitation falling in the WCDO listening area, the situation has become much more “fluid” over the past 12 hours or so. What exactly you will experience depends heavily on how temperatures hold in your immediate area, with heavy variances in precipitation texture and depths depending on your location and topography .
The southern half of the WCDO listening area may experience more of a wet slush, sleet, and rain event rather than heavy snow. The northwest portion of the listening area may receive more of a heavy wet snowfall, while the northeast area may be back to a heavy slushy mix. It will depend greatly on where the temperature bands establish themselves. Where exactly these mid and upper level temperature bands of the storm end up will determine if you receive heavy snow or rain in your immediate area, or something more in the middle.
Be aware of varying road conditions when travelling. Road conditions will likely deteriorate at a very rapid pace as temperatures quickly fall Wednesday afternoon into the evening. What may be easily traversed in one area may be radically different from conditions being experienced as little as 5 – 10 miles away, with the local profile this storm possesses.
Dress for the cold. Windchill values are expected to drop into the -10 degree +/- feel range for a 30+ hour time span.
Stay tuned to WCDO for updates as the situation continues to develop.
As of 1:43 AM 3/12/14 the NWS forecast for the WCDO listening area stands at the following:
- Wednesday – Rain, snow, and sleet before 11am, then rain between 11am and 2pm, then rain and sleet after 2pm. High near 38. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 2 inches.
- Wednesday Night – Snow and sleet, becoming all snow after 11pm. Low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 5 inches.
- Thursday – A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northwest wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
In keeping watch of the snowfall forecasts that have been issued for our area by the National Weather Service – Binghamton, NY Office, it has become apparent that the approaching storm has undergone an acceleration in severity estimations of possible precipitation totals for our area in particular. Compare the snowfall potential graphs released over the past 17 hours by NWS as of this posting (1:43am 3/12/14):
7:45PM 3/11/14 – Note where the bulls-eye is for that arrow.
Which grew to this by 10:05PM
This map was noted with the following by the NWS:
Forecast unchanged, just a different map to show outside of our “forecast” area.
This includes forecasts from surrounding offices.”
Stay tuned to FM 100.9 / AM 1490 WCDO or stream us online at WCDOLive.com
for continuing updates as this storm passes through the Tri-County area.
Updates will be posted at WCDORadio.com as warranted.
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Frequent fliers will be able to move through several key upstate airports quicker when the Transportation Security Administration begins offering expedited screening in Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo-Niagara, Rochester and Westchester County. Pre-approved passengers that are a part of the program get to use select screening lanes and do not have to remove shoes, belts and can keep laptops in their case. The TSA says 15 million Americans have taken advantage of the program since it launched nearly two years ago. To find out if you’re eligible for the program, visit www.tsa.gov.
The Latest Siena Poll out yesterday said that consumer confidence in the state of New York and the rest of the country sank during the month of August, putting overall sentiment in the state was at it’s lowest level since December of 2011.
Broome county is putting out a request for proposals from private management companies to take over the operation of the BC Transit Bus system. The system has been battered by service cuts and fare increases in the last few years, so the county is now looking at private management to save money. The bid request would likely go out sometime in the next two weeks. The county said it will look at bid options, and then make a decision whether or not to move forward. The county said it has no plans for a fare hike or major service cuts in its 2014 proposal.
Senator Charles Schumer announced a plan yesterday to make Cornell University a center for excellence in dairy safety. He says Cornell has the strongest dairy program in the state and deserves the opportunity to lead the nation in safety protocol. The plan would facilitate joint research ventures between the government and Cornell and would bring Cornell’s research to the national stage more quickly, and to federal regulators who set the standards for dairy safety techniques and practices.
The Bainbridge-Guilford School Board will hold their next meeting on tonight at 6:30pm in the Guilford School cafeteria. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7:30pm. The public is welcome.
A coalition of business groups that spent about $15 million pushing Gov. Cuomo’s legislative agenda is disbanding. The Committee to Save New York blanketed the tv airwaves in 2011 and 2012, promoting Cuomo’s budget plans and financial austerity measures like the state’s now-implemented property-tax cap. The group went silent in 2013 as new state rules took effect that would have required it to disclose its major donors. The decision to disband comes as the Moreland Act Commission, which was created by Cuomo earlier this year, conducts an investigation into corruption and the state’s campaign finance system.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced several stream improvement projects. Work includes Fly Creek at Fleischmanns – Middletown in Delaware County, receiving $1.3 million to stabilize eroded streambanks and damaged retaining walls. Another project will be started at Dry Brook at the Arkville Trailer Park – $400,000 to stabilize areas of erosion, and the stream bank and flood plain will be reconstructed to their approximate pre-flood locations.
Gov Cuomo raised the possibility of creating a “death penalty” for underperforming public schools in New York, suggesting he may push legislation next year allowing the state to take action. Cuomo said he will craft a plan for dealing with “failing schools” when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in January. The governor laid out a number of possibilities for dealing with underperforming schools, including potentially allowing the state, a local mayor or a charter school to take over. Any of those moves would require approval by state lawmakers.
Proposed tax incentives to encourage revitalization of house in Oneonta will be reviewed tonight at 6 in common council chambers at city hall in Oneonta. The city community imporovement committee will present motions on home rule pertaining to the program at the council’s regulary scheduled meeting which will start at 7pm. The public is welcome.
The New York State Fair has ended with a slight increase in attendance over last year, with more than 850,000 people visiting the fairgrounds in Syracuse. Fair officials say yesterday’s closing-day attendance was nearly 61,000, pushing overall attendance for 2013 to just over 851,000. That compares to about 845,000 last year. The all-time record for attendance was set in 2001, when more than 1 million people passed through the gates.
The New York State Police is reminding potential applicants that the application period for the upcoming Trooper examination ends on September 8. Applicants who file by the September 8th deadline can choose an exam date and location. Exam dates are scheduled for October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013. The online application can be found by at the New York State Police Recruitment website at http://www.nytrooper.com
Plans are underway for the 4th Annual Autumn Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Unadilla Community Field beginning at 10 a.m. Activities will include craft vendors, food, a chili competition sponsored by the Unadilla Rotary Club and a scarecrow contest sponsored by the Unadilla Women’s Club.For vendor information and application call 434-5361.
Heavy rains and isolated hail storms caused power outages as they moved through the WCDO listening area on Labor Day Monday. Localized flooding was reported on many small streams and low lying areas. There was isolated basement flooding in the Whitney Point to Walton corridor and areas north including South New Berlin that had multiple calls. Water also flooded roads in many areas including State Highway 80 and Dunham Road in Smryna, and multiple roadways were covered in the Franklin and Walton areas. We remind you to use caution and pay attention to road conditions when travelling throughout the area today.
An apartment building fire in Castle Creek sent two to the hospital early Sunday morning. The fire broke out around 5 a.m. in one of the Glen View Apartment basement apartments. The two people living in that apartment were taken to Wilson Hospital for smoke inhalation. The fire ran up the left side of the building and the complex is destroyed. Seven fire departments responded and had the fire under control around 5:30 a.m. The investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing.
A house fire claimed four lives on Elmira’s south side Friday night. The Elmira Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 100 block of Morrow Street, where four people, ages 17, 10, 7 and 5 were located inside the home and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. All four lated died from injuries sustained in the fire. Close to 200 family and friends held a candlelight vigil for them Saturday night.
The Delaware county clean sweep disposal days will be Friday September 20th for farms & businesses and Saturday September 21st for households. Those wishing to register by phone can start today, according to county solid waste manager Sue McIntyre:
(Sue McIntyre 9-3-13)
the number to register again is 865-6474, phone registrations will be taken through September 13th.
A black bear was found in Endicott late Sunday night. Police personnel, along with the Fire Department shut down Main Street for about 10 minutes Sunday night to clear the area for the bear, which was first spotted on Adams Avenue and eventually made its way through 10 blocks of the village. Police said the bear was above the average 250 pound size, weighing in between 300 and 350 pounds.
Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown released the second beer of its “Game of Throwns” series, which is related to the HBO TV series, during a tasting event at the brewery Monday. The beer is a deep, dark brew called Take the Black Stout. It joins the first “Game of Throwns” beer that was released back in March called Iron Throne Blonde Ale.