P.M. NEWS MONDAY 7-14-14

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down near Reading, yesterday around 4:40 PM. The damages showed that this is an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph. Officials are continuing to investigate other sites across the state where other damage was reported.
The DCMO BOCES will hold an information night at the Sidney High School tomorrow. Spokesperson Martha Brower comments:

(Martha Brower 7-14-14)

More details on the Information night is available at the Sidney High School Distinct office.
State Police are teaming up with the Parks and Recreation Department for a new campaign, to ensure everyone is buckling up. More than 200 people killed in car accidents in New York last year were not wearing a seat belt. The agencies hope to reduce the number of fatalities by highlighting the importance of bucking up & the importance of using car seats for children. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said car crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13.
Assemblyman Bill Magee has filed petitions to force a September Democratic primary against Michael Hennessy, the party’s pick in the 121st District. Democrats in Madison and Oneida counties dropped Magee and designated Hennessy, however, Magee won the endorsement of Otsego County Democrats. Magee has served 12 terms in office. This is his first primary challenge. Brookfield Town Supervisor John Salka filed petitions to run on the Republican and Conservative Party lines.
Governor Cuomo will seek legislation to let the state recoup millions in school tax breaks paid to high-income New Yorkers who did not qualify to receive them. The announcement came after an investigation found an estimated $28 million in school property-tax subsidies, since 2011, were granted to households ineligible to receive them because they earned more than $500,000 a year.
The village of Bainbridge board of trustees will hold a special meeting this afternoon, at the village clerk’s office at 33 west Main Street. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session on the Comprehensive plan; the meeting is open to the public.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s department arrested 51-year-old William Smith & 46 year old Lisa Marie Labouf for 2nd degree Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 2nd degree Harassment. The 2 are accused of assaulting a female victim and harassing another female victim, in front of 2 children. Smith was arraigned in the Town of McDonough Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $20,00 cash bail. Labouf was arraigned in the Town of Pharsalia Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $20,00 cash bail. Both are to reappear in the Town of German Court at a later date.
The Chenango county Sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Bradley Short of Otego for Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer and Reckless Endangerment. Short was charged after failing to stop for law enforcement for allegedly speeding. Short was arraigned in the Town of Plymouth Court and remanded to the Chenango County jail. Short was charged the following day with 1 count of Promoting prison contraband, where he is accused of possessing marihuana in the county jail, he was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Norwich court at a later date.


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