State Police are continuing with the investigation into the 2 shootings in Mohawk & Herkimer last week, by 64-year-old Kurt Meyers of Mohawk. Police stated that Meyers was broke, unemployed since 2006, yet they have no motive of why Meyers targeted John’s Barbershop in Mohawk & Gaffee’s Car Wash in Herkimer last Wednesday, killing 4 & injuring 2 others, before he died in a shootout with police in an abandoned Herkimer bar. The Funerals for Michael Ransear and Harold Montgomery took place on Monday, while services for . Thomas Stefka and Michael Renshaw, will be later in the week. the 2 survivors from the Mohawk shooting, Dan Haslauer and John Seymour, remain hospitalized Monday. Police are asking anyone with information on Meyers to call them at 315-866-7275.
Budget negotiations have slowed down today, as a few items are being brought into the final budget document, that have little to do with the budget itself, according to area assemblyman Bill Magee:
(Bill Magee 3-20-13)
Magee said that if the budget is passed next Monday or Tuesday, it will still be the third year in a row where a timely budget is passed, which has not occurred since the early 80’s.
State Troopers arrested 21-year-old Gregg Goodrich of Greene for Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The arrest resulted from a dispute on Penelope Road in Triangle, Goodrich was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Triangle Court at a later date.
State Police at Oneonta arrested 24-year-old Tyler Hughes of Oneonta for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 7 in Oneonta, Hughes was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court on April 2nd.
US Senator Charles Schumer is pushing to get federal help for the City of Norwich for a new water treatment plant. Schumer said that he is seeking $5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development loan and grant program, the current Norwich facility is about 100 years old.
The Oneonta department of public service is working in a water main today, located at the intersection of Fair & Hickory streets. During the repairs, area residents may experience a temporary water outage; anyone with questions can call 432-6465.
State Police at Oneonta arrested 28-year-old Raymond Courtemanche of Spencer, Massachusetts for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on Interstate 88 in Oneonta, Courtemanche was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court on April 2nd .
Work is continuing to replace two bridge decks over State Route 17 in the Town of Sanford. The bridges carry Oquaga Lake Road and Gulf Summit Road over Route 17, the projects expected to be finished in May & September respectively. Traffic is narrowed to 1 lane during the project.
The Oneonta city planning commission is holding their next regular meeting today. That meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the common council chambers on the 2nd floor of Oneonta city hall.