The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 3 people on drug charges in Binghamton, Investigators discovered that “Jamell Shannon” had given them a false name; he has now been identified as 29-year-old Jamell Fisher.   Fisher is wanted in Connecticut for 1st degree Assault, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Use of Firearm, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm & 1st degree Reckless Endangerment in connection with an October 2011 shooting.    Fisher was charged as a Fugitive from Justice, False Personation, and 2nd degree Forgery, he was arraigned in the City of Binghamton Court and was remanded to the custody of the Broome County Sheriff’s Correctional Facility pending future court action.


State police & Chenango county emergency crews responded to a tractor-trailer accident on state route 8 in south New Berlin, at around 6:20 this morning.  The road was closed off through the afternoon for the clean up & accident reconstruction, traffic was rerouted to Chenango county route 18.


April is alcohol & drug abuse aware ness month, and Delaware count6y officials are trying to combat the persistent problem of underage drinking, and the parental thought that alcohol is not dangerous and is a “Right of passage”.  Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County said that Parents can make a pledge & change that perception:


(Dave Ramsey 4-17-13)


Ramsey said that the council will help parents & comminutes with starting more positive ways to stop underage drinking, information is available at 746-8300 of at adaconline.org


34-year-old Jaella Davis of Binghamton has been charged with 1st degree assault, following a domestic dispute.  Davis is accused of stabbing her boyfriend, he was brought to Lourdes Hospital where he was treated for a stab wound that was not life threatening.  Davis face arraignment today in Binghamton city court.


Lawmakers in Albany are now working on campaign finance reform proposals, designed to open up the process to everyone who wants to run for public office.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver comments:


(Silver 4-17-13)


The state assembly & state senate are both back to work this week, they are also expected to deal with tightening up ethics reforms after the recent string of arrests of 4 state lawmakers from New York City.


Delaware county public health announced a Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic For dogs, cats, and ferrets at Davenport Fire Hall has been rescheduled for tonight at the Stamford Highway Garage on Railroad Avenue tonight from 6:00 PM to 8:00 Pm.  More information about rabies vaccinations is available at 832-5200 or at delawarecountypublichealth.com


State officials are alerting residents to potential scams that purport to be for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday.  Officials remind new Yorkers to only Contribute to known and verifiable charities, who can be researched through the Department of State Division of Consumer Protection, the State Attorney General, the IRS and the Better Business Bureau. Legitimate charities are listed at oag.state.ny.us or through Guidestar, American Institute of Philanthropy, and Charity Navigator.


NYSEG has begun inspecting wooden transmission poles in their Binghamton Division for decay and other damage. These poles are the first of nearly 19,000 wooden transmission and distribution poles that will be inspected across the NYSEG service area this year, all in an effort to help head off potential problems that could lead to power interruptions. Oneonta Division inspections will occur over the summer months.



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