The State Police, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the DEC, Forest Rangers, U.S. Marshals, and the FBI have teamed up to conduct grid searches in Clinton County & into the North Country, to locate fugitives David Sweat and Richard Matt. Police concentrated their efforts this afternoon in Willsboro New York in Essex County; law enforcement in the Southern tier is also keeping up the search, as Sweat has ties to Broome County. Anyone with information should call 911, local law enforcement agencies, or State Police at 1-800 GIVETIP.
State Senator Jim Seward announced senate approval of a bill he sponsored that would amend several provisions of the New York-SAFE Act.

(Seward 6-9-15)

The bill was sent to the assembly where it will be sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica, but the bill is not likely to be signed by Governor Cuomo.
State Lawmakers, law enforcement agencies, Department of judicial services & the department of Agriculture & Markets are working a bill for funding a program to give law enforcement officers a better understanding of animal cruelly issues on farms. New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton explains:

(Dean Norton 6-9-15)

The bill has sponsors in both houses, and may be acted on in the last week of the legislative session.
The Adult Amber alert activated yesterday was cancelled, as the elderly Otsego county man was located safely in southeast Pennsylvania. 79-year-old George Holbert of Edmeston was located in Carbon County Pennsylvania Monday night; he was brought to a local hospital for evaluation. The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office began a search Monday, following a report from family that Holbert was missing from his residence on Dutch Valley Road in the Town of Edmeston since Sunday. Holbert drove to Pennsylvania, the sheriff’s office was contacted as Holbert suffers from the early onset of dementia, & takes numerous medications, which he left home.
Delaware County Deputies arrested and charged 42-year-old Kirell Lakhman of Holbrook, New York Monday, he was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation for traveling on State Highway 10 in the Town of Hamden while his license was suspended, he was arraigned in the Town of Hamden Court and released on his own recognize to re-appear on July 13th. Lakhman was arrested Again on Monday by Deputies on an Arrest Warrant issued by the Village of Walton Court, he was turned over to the Village of Walton Police Department for processing and arraignment.

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