P.M. NEWS MONDAY 11-24-14

Sidney Special education Teacher Tauna LaBare has initiated a fundraising campaign to purchase red and white striped socks with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald house where student Francisco LaBoy and his mother have stayed. LaBoy is a 6th grade student who was diagnosed, as a 3 year old, with a tumor. A special assembly will be held tomorrow and Sidney students & staff will wear their socks to school, LaBare comments:

(Tauna LaBare 11-24-14)

Socks can be purchased by the public on the Sidney school website, more information about Ronald McDonald house is available at rmhcrochester.org.
Following the initial success of the Warrant Wednesday on the State Police Facebook page, State Police are now expanding the way the public can submit tips on featured wanted individuals. State Police have made 24 arrests from program already; now, an email address will be added to the Warrant Wednesday posters. Anyone with information about an individual can email crimetip@troopers.ny.gov. State Police ask that you “Like” the Division’s page; Postings are also shared on the State Police Twitter page at @nyspolice
In New York State, more than 80% of women breast-feed their newborn children. That number drops to less than 60% after 6 months. The state health department, along with the Southern Tier Breast Feeding Coalition, unveiled a new health initiative to promote breast-feeding, and warn mothers about the negatives of using baby formula as a substitute. formula is associated with more ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia, more hospitalizations and a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome.” More information is available at heath.ny.gov
State Department of Transportation crews are preparing to tackle the looming winter weather. Transportation crews are warning drivers of additional hazards while traveling the roads, such as the freezing-over of bridges. DOT officials said the universal rule for driving in winter weather is simple: slow down. If an accident does occur, drivers are reminded to stay in their vehicles and wait for help to arrive.
A phone scam that originated in Los Angeles is now targeting people across the country. The callers often spoof the Sheriff’s Department number, telling victims they have a warrant in the system or missed jury service and must pay $150 to $25,000 to remedy the situation. They’re told to purchase a Green Dot pre-paid card for payment. People can’t recover the money once it’s spent. Call recipients should inform local authorities if they receive such a call.
Governor Cuomo unveiled plans for a new state weather system, to be monitored by the University of Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, in coordination with the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. More than 100 unmanned sensors will communicate real-time weather data through the Internet to the research center. No timetable for the system has been announced, but $15 million was approved in the state budget.
The remaining Broadway Theatre League remaining shows are on sale, Shows include Flashdance The Musical on Sunday, March 1st, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy on Sunday, March 29th, Anything Goes on Sunday, April 26th and MAMMA MIA May 19th through the 21st. Tickets are on sale at the Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com more information on the Broadway Theatre League and upcoming shows, check out our website at: BroadwayinBinghamton.com

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