State Police at Sidney arrested 36-year-old Brian Johns of Franklin, for Criminal Possession of a Control Substance, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. The arrest resulted from a traffic accident investigation on State Route 357 in Franklin where Johns was found possessing 11 packets of heroin in his vehicle. Johns was also accused of operating the vehicle while impaired by drugs and without the permission of the owner. Johns was arraigned in Town of Delhi Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
The Chenango county Department of public works will be holding their annual household hazardous waste collection day on September 14th, but residents with items to dispose of, need to register quickly, according to spokesperson Pat Pittsley:
(Pat Pittsley 7-24-13)
Pittsley said that the DPW offices would be open starting at 7:00 AM each day for those looking to register. More information is available at 337-1792.
The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 28 year old Kyle Braman of Binghamton for 1 count each of 2nd degree Rape, Criminal Sexual Act and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest followed an investigation into an incident in the Village of Sherburne in July where Braman allegedly performed sexual acts with a 14-year-old female. Braman was arraigned in the Town of North Norwich court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional facility on $10,000 cash bail until his next court appearance of July 26th.
The State Police Special Investigations Unit arrested 49-year-old Anthony Vaccaro of Windsor, for Grand Larceny and Falsifying Business Records. Vaccaro is accused of stealing, transporting and re-selling stolen fuel to cash paying customers at a discounted rate; he is accused of stealing over $80,000 dollars worth of fuel. Vaccaro was indicted by a Grand Jury and he was arraigned and was remanded to the Tioga County Jail on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond pending additional court action.
The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held a rally at the Holiday Inn Arena in downtown Binghamton Tuesday, they called on Governor Cuomo & State lawmakers to allow natural gas drilling to proceed again after the 5 year wait: Coalition spokesman Dan Fitzsimmons comments:
Assemblyman Cliff Crouch & Broome County Executive Debbie Preston attended yesterdays’ rally, Governor Cuomo stated that he would make a decision on Hydraulic Fracturing by next year’s elections.
Governor Cuomo today announced more than $1.8 million to provide low-income senior New Yorkers with access to farmers’ markets across the state. The funding will provide over 100,000 seniors with access to healthy food at 470 farmers’ markets. Eligible recipients must be age 60 or older and meet the income eligibility requirement. More information is available at 1-800-554-4501.