P.M. NEWS MONDAY 12-16-13

State police at Norwich arrested 23-year-old Farrell Ruffles of Burlington Flats for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC result of .21%. The arrest occurred after a 1-car property damage accident on State Route 12 in Norwich.  Ruffles was arraigned in the Norwich town court and remanded to the Chenango county jail in lieu of $2,000.00 cash bail.


State leaders are putting together a budget for the 2014 2015 fiscal year.  Assemblyman Cliff Crouch commented about what he expects from the budget plan:

(Cliff Crouch 12-16-13)

Governor Cuomo will unveil the budget on January 21st; the legislature has until April 1st to adopt it.


Oneonta city officials said that more than 112 cars were towed from city streets, following the weekend storm that dropped between 6 to 12 inches of snow around the region.  Oneonta city law dictates that vehicles must be removed from streets if more than 2 ½ inches of snow falls, & Parking restrictions are suspended for municipal lots and the city parking garage until streets are cleared for plowing.


The River Club in Afton will offer a free Christmas day buffet again this year, for area families that may have fallen on hard times.  River Club Owner Jack Flannery explains:

(Jack Flannery 12-16-13)

Flannery said that Santa & Mrs. Claus would be on hand,  More information or reservations, or requests to have meals delivered can be made at 639-3060.


“Elmo Makes Music” will be at the Forum Theater in Binghamton next month.  Tina Niles of NAC Entertainment explains:


(Tina Niles 12-16-13)


Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000; information about Sesame Street can be obtained at sesamestreetlive.com.


Governor Cuomo received the report on the New York Works Initiative.  The program has completed $488 million in road and bridge improvements, a total of 155 projects are completed or underway for improvements at parks and historic sites & projects are underway to improve the resiliency of storm-impacted or at risk communities, including 18 dam projects, 64 flood control projects, and 24 recreational site projects.

State police at Oneonta arrested 20-year-old Nathaniel Ragan and 19-year-old Wayne Shaw both of South Carolina for unlawful possession of marihuana.  The arrest resulted from a vehicle and traffic law stop on Interstate 88 in Milford, during a probable cause search of the vehicle almost 12 grams of marihuana was located.  Both men were issued tickets returnable to the Milford town court on January 7th.


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