P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 10-28-14

Peak Fitness on State Route 7 in Bainbridge is open for business today, one day after a shooting took place in the parking lot out front that resulted in 1 death & 1 injury. Peak Fitness Manager Aric McKown comments:

(Aric McKown 10-28-14)

State Police reported that 26 year old Derek Prindle of Afton died, his father 60 year old Derek Prindle of Afton was taken to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City for a gunshot wound, 56 year old John Guzy of Bainbridge has been charged with 2nd degree Murder & is being held without bail pending future court action, the investigation is continuing.
NBT Bancorp reported 3rd quarter net income of $10.9 million, down from $19.3 million for the same period last year. NBT’s core net income for the third quarter, however, was $19.8 million, up more than 2% from 1 year ago. As of September 30th, NBT Bancorp Inc. had total assets of $7.9 billion, 155 banking locations in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Maine.
A panel created by Governor Cuomo laid out a plan to guide the spending of a $2 billion bond for increasing technology in schools, but voters will have to approve the borrowing next Tuesday. If approved, school districts would submit specific plans on how they would spend their share of the bond, on equipment like whiteboards, laptops and tablets; installing high-speed or wireless Internet; or installing “high-tech security features” in schools.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman introduced a new program titled “Grandkids Against The Grandparent Scam.” The con involves grandparents receiving a phone call from someone purporting to be their grandchild, who is in trouble with the law and in need of money in a hurry, the unsuspecting grandparents wire money to a specific address under false pretenses. More information is available at oag.state.ny.us.
State Police will conduct a special traffic enforcement effort during the Halloween weekend. The effort will begin on Thursday and continue through Sunday, Drivers can expect sobriety checkpoints, additional patrols, underage drinking and sales to minor’s enforcement. Last year, there were more than 1,300 accidents, 6 people were killed, 324 were charged with DWI and more than 21,000 tickets for speeding, distracted driving & other traffic violations were issued.
State tax collections of $34.2 billion through the first half of the fiscal year were nearly $610 million higher than projected and the state collected nearly $3.5 billion from financial settlements through September, according to the state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. A copy of the mid-year report can be accessed at osc.state.ny.us.
New York State of Health has released an instructional video for New Yorkers currently enrolled in the state plan, detailing how they can stay enrolled or update their coverage for 2015. The video can be found at info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/RenewalVideo

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