State Police at Oneonta arrested 42-year-old Kathleen Duncan of Otego for 2nd degree felony Assault.  The arrest resulted from an incident on Marble Road in Oneonta, where Duncan is accused of hitting and kicking a subject and then striking him with a hammer.   Duncan was arraigned in the Oneonta Court and released on her own recognizance & will return to Oneonta court on September 26th.


Chobani Yogurt has issued a recall as a type of mold commonly found in a dairy environment was found in products made at their new Idaho plant.  The product in question is fewer than 5% of their total production; the effected product may appear to have swelling or bloated containers, with the code number 16-012 with the expiration dates between September 11th and October 7th.  Officials said that the retails stores have removed the majority of the affected products.  Product made in the Chenango county facility is not affected.  Customers who purchased cups with the affected code and dates can get replacements by contacting the Customer Loyalty Team on the company’s website.


Congressman Chris Gibson announced that he opposes the idea of military intervention in Syria.  Gibson says he wants Congress to oppose President Barack Obama’s plan to launch a missile attack on Syria in retaliation for the alleged chemical weapons massacre of civilians, however, House speaker John Boehner agrees with the president’s plans.  . Gibson served in Iraq during wartime and as part of a peace-enforcement mission in Kosovo, Gibson said a mediated settlement would be far better for the U.S. and its interests than launching missiles


State Troopers arrested 39-year-old Craig Vantassel of Morris for Driving While Intoxicated following a personal injury accident on State Route 51 in the town of Butternuts.   Vantassel was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Butternuts Court on September 12th.


Delaware County officials announced that a new and upgraded 911 system would be installed in the county. The new system is estimated to cost $15 million, although some of it will be offset by state and federal grants. It’s not yet known what the local share of the cost will be. Throughout the county, older communication towers will be replaced with new ones. It will increase the range of the emergency calls and the amount of channels on which first responders can communicate. The number of towers will also double. The system is expected to be up and running by 2015.


Consumer confidence in New York State has dropped to a 20-month low. The monthly Index of Consumer Sentiment, conducted by Siena College, found buying plans were down on most products, including vehicles, electronics and homes. New York’s consumer index fell 2.1 points in August, while the nation’s index dropped 3 points. New York’s consumer sentiment was 73.3, which was 8.8 points below the nation’s index of 82.1. Consumer confidence was higher among New York City area residents, but lower among upstate residents.


A proposal would prohibit New York government officials from collecting frequent-flier benefits earned through travel paid by taxpayers. The bill is aimed at state officials who pocket free airfare and luxury hotel stays based on taking trips while on state business. The bill by assemblymen Steve McLaughlin, Jim Tedisco and Michael Fitzpatrick follows reports that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may have earned more than 200,000 frequent-flier miles. The bill would need to be passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo in order to become law.


Governor Cuomo announced the State University of New York would launch four SUNY networks of excellence to support increased research collaborations between SUNY and industry partners to spur commercialization activities.  The SUNY 4E network will focus on societal challenges in energy, the environment, economics and education.  Each network will assemble scientists and scholars from SUNY campuses across the state to collaborate on joint research programs.  SUNY schools coordinating SUNY 4E networks include Binghamton University.  For more information go to governor.ny.gov


The American Civic Association will host a community conversation on immigration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at its facility at 131 Front St in Binghamton. The event will discuss how immigration has affected the local community and the nation since the signing of the 1965 Immigration Bill. For more information, call (607) 723-9419


Governor Cuomo pushed back against sheriffs around upstate who have been suggesting they will not enforce some provisions of his SAFE Act gun control bill. Some upstate sheriffs have made public comments that they have no interest in enforcing what some believe to be an illegal piece of legislation. The governor said their job is to enforce the law, all of the laws, whether they agree with it or not.



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