The vehicle of Krista Kosowsky of Norwich has been located in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store in Norwich. Kosowsky was heading for work from Norwich top Clinton during the storms Friday afternoon; she never made it to work. Kosowsky is described as a white female, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 240 pounds, anyone with information should call Norwich police at 334-1212.
The National Weather Service had flood warnings in effect this morning, along the Mohawk River at Utica and Little Falls, flooding was reported again this morning on route 12 in Sherburne & Norwich, where City officials reported that East Main Street, between Marshall Street and County Road 32, near Matthews Ford & the Chenango County Fairgrounds is closed due to flooding. Olendorff Place and Barnes Street are also closed from flooding; all will be closed until further notice,
Montgomery County officials reported that the body of 87-year-old Ethel Healey has been recovered from the Mohawk River last night, after she was swept away in her mobile home in floodwaters Friday. Healey’s body was found in storm debris at Canajoharie, about 3 miles from Fort Plain, this is the only death so far attributed to the recent storms.
State Police received a report of a vehicle with multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations being operated by EDWARD SHERMAN on State Route 206 in Masonville. A pursuit began when Sherman refused to stop. He was followed onto Randell Hill Road where he intentionally drove his pick up truck into 2 patrols cars, causing extensive damage. Sherman then drove away and led the remaining patrol vehicles onto numerous roads; he again struck 3 more police vehicles and fled the scene on foot. Sherman was located about 3 hours later in a field, he was arrested for 4 counts of Reckless Endangerment, 4 counts of Criminal Mischief, and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle. Sherman was arraigned in the Town of Franklin Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $30,000 cash bail.
Governor Cuomo today announced the formation of the “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption” under the Moreland Act, to probe corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections.
The Commission will have the power to subpoena and examine witnesses under oath, it was formed after Several lawmakers faced criminal accusations including former state senate leaders Joe Bruno, Pedro Espada, Hiram Monserrate, Malcolm Smith & John Sampson.
The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross has been actively responding to flooding in the Utica, Oneida and Mohawk Valley since late last week. Officials said that Sherburne is getting clean up kits and water, which is being delivered, to the Sherburne fire department for distribution. The red cross is fundraising to help cover the costs for the assistance to those affected by the recent flooding, Donations to “Disaster Relief” can be made at your local Red Cross office, online at redcross.org, 1-800-RedCross or to the Southern Tier chapter office at 785-7207.
State comptroller Tom DiNapoli released the results of the audit for the Town of Hamden. The report said that the town board has not properly monitored budgets and managed fund balance in the general fund. The board has consistently relied on fund balance to fund operations, which has depleted town resources. Although fund balance has rebounded somewhat in 2012, there has been a 69 percent overall decline in reported unassigned fund balance since 2008.