State police at Oneonta arrested 23-year-old Annamarie Davoulas of Oneonta for 2nd degree criminal contempt. The arrest resulted after a vehicle stop for speeding on I-88 in Oneonta; police then discovered that Davoulas had an order of protection issued against her by the front seat passenger. Davoulas faces action in Oneonta town court on November 19th.
State police at Sidney arrested 34-year-old Bobbie Davies of Butternuts on 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and 2 counts of 2nd degree harassment. The arrest occurred after an incident on Taylor Road in Butternuts, the investigation determined that Davies had kicked and stepped on 2 children during a dispute. She was arraigned at the Otego town court and remanded to the Otsego jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail. An order of protection was issued for the victims.
State police arrested 37 year old Jason Knapp of Franklin for felony aggravated DWI with a child, endangering the welfare of a child, and leaving the scene of an accident after state police investigated a one car accident on State Highway 7 in Otego in which the driver fled the scene with a child. An investigation determined Knapp was driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .14% and had his child in the car with him when he had the accident. Knapp was issued tickets for Otego town court November 14th.
There are over 24,000 pending VA claims in the state and US Senator Charles Schumer wants to reduce those numbers. Schumer said the DepartmeJason Knappnt of Defense and Veterans Affairs Administration health records systems don’t talk to one another and that is one reason for the slow processing of health claims. Schumer is calling on the two federal agencies to create interoperable, electronic health records for service members to address the delays in processing vets’ disability and other benefits
The State DEC is enhancing its web site. The DEC will make information available online for nearly 2,000 remedial sites. Sites to be added include: properties being investigated to determine if they may have been contaminated with hazardous waste at levels that could present a threat to public health or the environment; sites that have been, or are regulated, because they either generated, treated, stored, or disposed of hazardous waste; and Brownfield sites where an application to participate in a Brownfield program was submitted but either withdrawn or did not proceed. For more information go to dec.ny.gov
A new study estimates 779,000 New Yorkers are eligible for tax credits that would reduce premium payments for insurance coverage they can buy through the state’s new insurance exchange. The Kaiser Family Foundation analysis shows 17 million people, now uninsured or who buy insurance individually, will be eligible for credits when coverage starts in 2014. New York has about 2.7 million uninsured residents. Go to nystateofhealth.ny.gov
The Bainbridge town board will be holding a meeting on the Preliminary town budget. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at the Bainbridge Town Hall.