P.M. NEWS MONDAY 12-3-12

P.m. news Monday 12-3-12

The New York Farm Bureau will have their Annual Meeting at the Desmond Hotel in Albany tomorrow through Thursday.  There will be delegate sessions throughout the 3-day event along with two evening banquets; about 400 members are expected to attend.  The issue of the lack of a federal 5-year Farm Bill will be discussed and an annual agenda will be formulated at the annual meeting.


Chenango county sheriffs deputies arrested 48-year-old Christopher Lorimer of Norwich, for Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Resisting arrest, Refusal to submit to a chemical test and other vehicle and traffic law violations following an investigation into a traffic stop. Lorimer was allegedly speeding on County Road 10 in the Town of Preston and attempted to evade police, he was apprehended after a foot pursuit.  Lorimer was arraigned in the Town of Pharsalia court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $5,000 cash bail and is to re-appear in the Town of Pharsalia at a later date.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 26-year-old Robert Youngblood of Norwich on an active bench warrant issued out of the Town of Norwich Court.  Youngblood was located at his residence and was taken into custody without incident; he was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and was released on his own recognizance.


21-year-old James Duke was sentenced Friday afternoon in A Missouri Court room to life in prison without parole for the murder of Sidney native Kody Ray in 2010.  Duke & Jordan Martin were charged in the case, Martin was accused of driving James Duke to Ray’s house & was also charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action, he faces court action at a later date.


The Sidney Center Improvement Group will host the annual “Holiday in the Hamlet” in Sidney center Saturday night.  Group chairman Michael Sellitti explains:


(Michael Sellitti)

The Sidney Center Improvement Group will also continue to work to improve surrounding waterways and land use practices in order to prevent future flooding, the group was formed following the 2006 flooding of Carr’s creek that claimed 2 lives.


The River Club in Afton is offering free meals on Christmas day this year, to the struggling families in our region. River Club Owner Jack Flannery explains:


(Jack Flannery)


The event is free on Christmas day, from 1200 to 2:00 PM at the River Club in Afton, no reservations are required.


The Otsego county sheriffs department arrested 58-year-old Richard Talbot of Otego for 7th degree possession of a controlled substance last week.  Talbot was charged after probation officers visited Talbot’s home and found Talbot to be in possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, violating the terms of probation from a previous conviction.  Talbot was arraigned and was remanded to Otsego County jail on $2,500 bail and faces court action Thursday.


The New York State Petroleum Council will be hosting a forum today on natural gas development in New York. Industry experts will answer questions and discuss the impact of hydraulic fracturing and the expansion of natural gas development. The event is from 5:30 to 7:00 PM; Registration begins at 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn at 2 Hawley Street, Binghamton.



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