U.S. district court Judge Thomas McAvoy sentenced 43-year-old Jeffrey Turner of Fenton, to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, to run concurrent with the 8 years he was sentenced in Broome County court for rape & criminal sexual act charges.  Turner was sentenced in the federal court in Binghamton this morning.


50-year-old Anthony Palladino of Oneonta was arrested for allegedly attacking a fellow inmate at the Otsego county jail last week.  Palladino was charged with felony assault and issued an appearance ticket in the Middlefield court.  Palladino was transferred to the jail in Elmira for felony drug convictions; he could face another 15 years to life in jail on the new charges if convicted.


State troopers arrested 41-year-old Richard Duell of Fenton for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marihuana.  This arrest followed a 911 call of a vehicle driving through someone else’s yard just off of State Route 369 in Fenton.   Duell refused to submit to a breath test, he was arraigned in the Fenton court and then remanded to the Broome County Jail in lieu of $1500 bail pending future court action.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident at Pines Brook Road and Left Pines Brook Road in the Town of Walton.  56-year-old Dale Beadle of Walton was driving south on Pines Brook Road when 18-year-old Stephen Butler of Walton attempted to turn left on to Left Pines Brook Road.  Beadle’s vehicle struck Butler’s vehicle, causing significant damage to both vehicles, both drivers were uninjured. Butler was ticketed for failure to failure to yield the right of way.


State Senator Jim Seward announced his support for a legislative solution to a billing situation that has placed Early Intervention Program services for hundreds of special needs children at risk.    Senator Seward comments:
(Seward 9-26-13)
Senator Seward that as part of the state budget, a central statewide administrator of the program was approved with an eye toward mandate relief for counties, which were responsible for managing billing of the program, but many providers have not been reimbursed for their services.


Governor Cuomo announced that 7 research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses would each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, to support research collaborations as part of “The Power of SUNY”. Among the funded initiatives are projects that seek to improve cancer detection and treatment, further medical imaging and diagnostics, and analyze the effects of climate change. 3 of the projects are located at Binghamton University.


First-class postage stamps could rise 3 cents to 49 cents in 2014 under a proposal by -the U.S. Postal Service. The increase would raise about $2 billion in additional revenue a year. The Postal Service posted a $15.9 billion net loss last fiscal year and could lose $6 billion in the current fiscal year. The rate hike will require approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission.


The New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission met yesterday in Albany to discuss a variety of topics. The group is comprised of 28 state agencies and the American Red Cross. Members discussed the threat of the current hurricane season, last week’s incident in Nairobi, Kenya, and homeland security  concerns. The commission is required to have two meetings each year.  For more information go to dhses.ny.gov


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