State police arrested 24-year-old Ivan Potocnik of Laurens for DWI & leaving the scene of a property damage accident.   Potocnik is accused of hitting a parked car on county route 10 in Laurens & driving away from the accident, he was stopped by state troopers a short time after the incident.  Potocnik faces court action shortly.


57-year-old Binghamton fire fighter John Janos was found dead inside a Binghamton firehouse early Saturday morning, after responding to a false alarm Friday night.  Janos was a member of Binghamton’s Fire Department since 1988; an autopsy revealed that the cause of death was heart failure, Calling hours are scheduled for 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at McCormick’s Funeral Home, Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Wednesday, at St Thomas Aquinas Church in Binghamton.


The Crime Victims Program of Chenango County is holding various activities this month, to bring awareness to victim’s rights, with crime victim’s rights week, child abuse awareness month & sexual assault victim’s month.  Child Advocacy center supervisor Mike Middaugh explains:


(Mike Middaugh 4-8-13)


Those who are interested in the schedule of events can log on at cc of cc.com or call 334-KIDS.


The Norwich Police are investigating the theft of bottles of liquor from a city business Friday night between the hours of 7:00 to 7:30pm. The two males entered the store and hid bottled liquor in their clothing, then left the store, fleeing the scene in a black GM 4 door sedan car with the old New York State white license plates with blue letters & numbers. Anyone with information can report it at npdtips.com; or at 336-8477 or 334-1212.


The Boys & Girls club of Sidney is holding their 2nd fundraiser of the year.  Club director Jim Tweedie explains:


(Tweedie 4-8-13)


More information is available at 561-2311 or at bgcsidney.com.


New York voters have responded to a poll to chose a theme for this year’s New York State Fair.  The winning entry was: “Sharing the Bounty and Pride of NY.” After the results of a facebook poll was tabulated.  The fair is scheduled to run for ten days at the end of august until Labor Day in September.


Classes at the Robert W. Harrold BOCES campus in Masonvillle were dismissed at around Noon today, due to a recurring water main problem.  Officials hope to have the issue fixed by tomorrow.


Governor Cuomo nominated Sheila Abdus-Salaam to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals. Justice Abdus-Salaam has served as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, since April 2009. She was elected Justice of the state Supreme Court in 1993 and was re-elected in 2007. The nomination moves onto the state senate for approval.



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