P.M. NEWS MONDAY 11-11-13

Governor Cuomo announced that the state’s Sex Offender Registry will now display multiple photographs of convicted sex offenders, in an effort to make offenders more recognizable to law enforcement personnel and the public. There are currently 36,336 registered sex offenders in New York State, Information about Level 2 and 3 offenders also can be accessed via the New York State Public Safety Facebook page, They can also sign up to receive alerts via e-mail, text, fax or telephone whenever Level 2 or 3 sex offenders move to or from a community of interest to them, at nyalert.gov.
Anthony Taglianetti was found guilty of 2nd degree Friday in Chautauqua County Court, for the murder of Keith Reed, who was the superintendent of the Clymer Central school District. Reed was gunned down outside his home in Mayfield in September of 2012; he previously served as a principal in the Sherburne Earlville district. Taglianetti faces sentencing on February 2nd.
Chenango county sheriff’s deputies arrested 42 year old Rudolph Rodriquez for DWI, Driving with BAC of .08 or higher, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Speeding, Refusal to Submit to a Breath Screening test, and Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, following a traffic stop in the Town of Norwich. Rodriquez was found to be operating the motor vehicle in an intoxicated state, and while having his driving privileges suspended. Rodriquez was taken into custody without incident, processed, and released to a sober third party. Rodriquez is scheduled to appear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 2 Town of North Norwich residents on charges of Petty Larceny, 6th degree Conspiracy, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Trespass. Charged were 30-year-old Tamara Shoales and 35-year-old Quinn Brown for allegedly entering private property owned by Chenango County Asphalt in the Town of Norwich on Friday, and stealing scrap metal. The pair was also accompanied by their 3-year-old child. Shoales and Brown were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.
Now that New York voters have approved legalizing casino gaming, Lt. Governor Robert Duffy predicts specific projects will be selected by the middle of next year. The governor will name a selection committee to screen proposals. Duffy said once that is done soon, he would expect actual projects would be given the green light.
Governor Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to make a donation to their local food bank, which helps to feed people who are struggling to afford healthy meals. The state’s regional food banks are expecting increased demand for assistance in light of recent federal changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. As of November 1, monthly food stamp benefits were reduced due to the expiration of a temporary increase that was implemented nationally as part of the federal stimulus in 2009.
NYSEG will now pay $50 to customers who recycle old, energy-wasting refrigerators and freezers. The new incentive encourages people to save energy by replacing outdated refrigerators and freezers, many of which require as much as 3 times more energy to operate than newer, more efficient models. NYSEG Customers can schedule free pickup for refrigerators or freezers at 1-877-691-0021 or online at nyseg.com.

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