The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 29-year-old Jamell Shannon of Binghamton, 41 year old Charles Jones of new Hartford Connecticut and 30 year old Natasha Castillo of Binghamton on a variety of drug charges, following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at 15 Williams Street, in Binghamton. Police confiscated crack cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale used to weigh narcotics plus various prescription pain killers.  Castillo was processed and released on an appearance ticket for City of Binghamton Court on a later date. Shannon and Jones are both being held at the Binghamton Police Department pending arraignment in the City of Binghamton Court.


Lawmakers wrapped up the state budget on time, and Governor Cuomo vetoed more spending out of the plan last week.  Area assemblyman Bill Magee said that the agriculture fared well in the budget:


(Bill Magee 4-16-13)


Magee represents the new 121st assembly district, which includes part of Otsego County, including the city of Oneonta; he chairs the assembly agriculture committee.


State troopers in Oneonta arrested 25 year old Eric Dorsey of Sidney for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th following a traffic stop on Interstate 88 in the Town of Otego.  Dorsey was released with an Appearance Ticket to appear in the Town of Otego Court on April 25th.


The Oneonta common council will hold their next regular meeting tonight at 7:00 PM.  Prior to tonight’s meeting, the trailblazer award reception will be held at the Oneonta middle school cafeteria, where Charlotte McKane and Sarah Patterson will be honored by the city Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights.  The common council meeting will also be held at the middle School cafeteria.


Hartwick College announced that they will host an Open House program on May 4th geared toward current high school juniors who are interested in becoming part of Hartwick’s Class of 2018.  The Open House will be on May 4th, it will provide opportunities to learn more about Hartwick’s campus, academic and extracurricular offerings, to meet with Hartwick staff, tour the campus and learn about the 3 year degree program instituted a couple of years ago.  Those who wish to sign up can do so at hartwick.edu


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has stopped $21.2 million in questionable personal income tax refunds. DiNapoli stated that his office found more than 6,300 improper filings this year, but has approved nearly four million refund requests.  Another 271,000 refunds are expected to be paid in the coming days.


State police in Norwich arrested 24-year-old Justin McLain of Smithville, for 4th degree Criminal Mischief. The arrest resulted from an investigation into a disturbance on Scribner Lane in Smithville; McLain was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable in the Town of Smithville Court on April 23rd.

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