P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 6-21-13


Commencement exercises continue Saturday& Sunday for tri-county area schools.  On Saturday at 10:00, the Sidney school district graduation will begin at 10:00 am at the Transportation center, attendees will park in the high school parking lot & shuttle buses will be available.  Other graduations include Harpursville at 10:00 AM in the gymnasium, Greene at 10:00 AM in the high school gym, other 10:00 AM graduations include Norwich, Delhi & Walton.  Oneonta graduation exercises will begin at 10:45 AM, Oxford Academy at 11:00 AM; Gilbertsville Mount Upton has their graduation at 1:30, the Unadilla Valley 2:00 PM and Saturday evening, the Bainbridge Guilford exercises will begin at 7:00 Pm on the front lawn or multi-purpose room if there is foul weather.   On Sunday the graduation exercises for the Edmeston district will begin at 1:00 PM.


State police, US Marshals, Binghamton Police, State Parole officers and Broome county sheriff’s deputies apprehended Michael Degnan yesterday, he was charged with 1st Degree rape and was additionally placed in custody on a Parole Violation warrant after being located at the Dell Motel in the Town of Kirkwood. Degnan was wanted for the June 8th rape of a 14-year-old female in Port Crane, he was arraigned in the Town of Kirkwood Court, and remanded to the Broome County Jail on no bail. The investigation is continuing.


The state Assembly passed all 10 point of Governor Cuomo’s women’s equality act Thursday, while the state senate was expected to vote on the individual pieces and possibly pass 9 of the 10 point.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver challenged senate leadership to pass all 10 points.


(Silver 6-21-13)


Governor Cuomo’s office said that the issue would likely be cleared up with Senate leadership by the end of the today.


State Senator Jim Seward announced that community libraries throughout the 51st senatorial district have been awarded a total of nearly $350,000 in public library construction grant funds. The Sidney Memorial Public Library will receive $36,600, for a project will include upgrading ramp access to include handicapped access to the library Community Room entrance and adding automatic door openers to library front doors.


A Broome county jury found Maurice Anthony of Brooklyn guilty for the murder of Eric Dantzler’s Thursday in Broome County Court.  The jury found Anthony guilty of 1st & 2nd degree murder and 2 counts of 1st degree attempted robbery, Anthony was accused of buying marijuana from Dantzler & when he attempted to rob Dantzler, he shot him.  Anthony will be sentenced on the charges in September.


State Police at Oneonta arrested 34 year old Jessica Bartholomew, of Chino Hills, California for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC result of .17%. The arrest resulted from an investigation into a suspicious vehicle in the Wendy’s Parking lot, on State Highway 23 in Oneonta, Bartholomew was issued tickets returnable in the Town of Oneonta Court on July 9th.



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