Norwich police and Chenango county Sheriff’s deputies arrested 33-year-old Travis Rifanburg of Norwich and 30 year old Kajuan Bunn of Brooklyn, following an investigation into heroin trafficking in Norwich.  Police officer & sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 21 Plymouth Street in Norwich, Packaged heroin was seized during the search, Rifanburg was charged with criminal nuisance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Bunn was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana.


The Broome County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division has arrested 21-year-old Eric Sturdevant of Port Crane for 2nd degree Burglary.  Sturdevant is accused of burglarizing a home in the Town of Colesville on October 12th he was arraigned in the Town of Colesville Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail pending future court action.


The Platinum Street Ballers will be back in Sidney this year, as part of an annual fundraiser for the Sidney Boys & Girl’s club on Saturday November 9th at the Sidney High School Gym.  Club Director Trish Tyrell comments:


(Trish Tyrell)


Tickets are available at the boys & girls club in the Civic Center, the Sidney Great American, VEP, Sidney Flowers & Gifts, & Hometown Pizza in Franklin, the money raised will help the Boys & Girls club continue to operate their programs for area youth.


Chenango County Sheriff’s department arrested a Town of Colesville resident and a Town of Afton Resident on charges of 3rd degree Burglary 3rd, Conspiracy and Criminal Sale of Marihuana.  The arrests followed a complaint from a civilian at Davy Field in the Village of Afton, who found 2 people inside a concession stand building; She was able to stop one of the subjects and contacted Sheriff Cutting, who responded to the location and took the 14-year-old male into custody. He was able to locate the second individual a short distance away and took the second 14-year-old male into custody as well.  Both defendants were released on juvenile appearance tickets and released to the custody of their parents.


State Troopers arrested 18 year old Italyia Circelli of Arverne for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle & 20 year old Sydnee Girard of Freeport for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrests were the result of a traffic stop on State Highway 17, in Hancock; Circelli was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on  $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.  GIRARD was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Hancock Court on October 21st.


New York state spending dropped for the 2nd  year in a row, but its debt hit a record $63.5 billion in the last fiscal year. The annual Financial Condition report from state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s report found state spending fell 0.3% in the 2012-13 fiscal year from the prior year. But since 2009, state spending outpaced inflation, growing a total of 9.5%. New York is the second most indebted state in the country.


Tuesday marked the beginning of the enrollment period for Medicare. Seniors can choose from a number of Medicare plans for their insurance or keep their existing plan through December 7th, each choice carries slightly different benefits and some plans have changed since the previous year. More detaisl are available at Medicare.gov

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