State Senator Jim Seward joined in the rally against the New York Safe Act outside the state Capitol in Albany Thursday:


(Seward guns)


Senator Seward voted against the NY-SAFE act and is supporting legislation to repeal the law.  Seward said that he supports laws to crack down on those who obtain guns illegally and commit crimes with firearms and he supports regulations to prevent the dangerously mentally ill access to guns.


Oneonta city police arrested 27-year-old Heather Ferris of Schenevus on charges of 2nd degree attempted assault, and endangering the welfare of a child, for allegedly striking a 5 year old student on an Oneonta school district bus with a buckle Thursday morning.  Ferris was fired after the incident by the Birnie Bus Company, which is contracted to provide bus service for the Oneonta city school district.  The investigation is continuing.


The Planned Parenthood of South Central New York has changed its name the Family Planning Center of South Central New York, effective today.  CEO Deb Marcus explains:


(Deb Marcus 3-1-13)


Marcus sad that the centers mentioned served over 10,000 clients last year regarding women’s health issues such as gynecological exams, sexual education, and HIV testing.


State Troopers arrested 23-year-old Deanna Olmstead of Windsor for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .19%. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle accident on State Route 17; Olmstead was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Kirkwood Court on March 7th.


The Delaware County Sheriffs Deputies were called to a 1 Car Personal Injury automobile accident on Road Thirteen in the Town of Sidney. 52-year-old Niki Frantzis of Sidney was traveling south on Road 13 when she lost control and struck an earth embankment. Frantzis & an unidentified passenger were taken to Tri-Town Hospital in Sidney; Frantzis was issued a summons for speed unreasonable for road conditions.


24 people will be inducted into the Section 4 Hall of fame tomorrow, included in that group, as a contributor is WCDO’s own sportscaster Greg Davie, who has broadcast sports since the early days of WCDO in the 80’s.  The inductions will take place tomorrow afternoon at the Broome County Arena at about 3:00 PM.


Cornell Cooperative Extension will sponsor 3 Farmers’ Markets this year, one each in Walton, Sidney and Deposit.  Officials are looking to add to the number of vendors this season; anyone interested in being a vendor can call 865-6531.

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