State Police responded to a Delaware County 911 report of a structure fire at 435 Dehning Road in the town of Davenport, at about 1:45 this morning. 2 children died in the fire, and 1 adult was taken to Upstate Medical in Syracuse for burn injuries. Fire Department from Davenport, Pindars Corners, Hobart and Kortright responded, State Fire Investigators are assisting with the investigation and a cause has not been determined yet. The names of the victims have not been released, the investigation is continuing.
State Police responded to a 2-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:30 PM, on State Route 10 in the Town of Jefferson. Police reported that a vehicle operated by 47-year-old Debra Galasso of Summit, crossed into the opposing lane striking a vehicle head on, driven by 50-year-old Leonard Williams of Jefferson. Williams suffered severe head trauma in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. A rear seat passenger in the Galasso Vehicle, 24-year-old Schyler Shafer of Summit, complained of abdominal pain and was transported to Bassett Hospital for treatment. The investigation is continuing, no charges or tickets having been issued.
The Village of Bainbridge announced that a water main break from this morning has been repaired. The Break affected residents in the area of Terrace Hill, Linda Lane & DeZang Avenue, water pressure should be restored to residents on those streets & surrounding streets, if the water is brown or murky at first, residents are reminded to let it run until the water is clear.
Voters in the Morris Central School District approved of the purchase of vehicles for the district Thursday. Voters approved by a 72 to 10 margin to purchase 1 school bus & 1 car, at a cost not to exceed about $150,000.
The Village of Afton announced that they would be holding a public meeting on Sunday February 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, to show residents the draft of the Economic Revitalization Strategic Plan. The public is invited to attend, the meeting will be held in the Susquehanna Room at 105 Main Street in Afton.
65-year-old Ramadan Abdullah of Johnson City was sentenced to a minimum of three years in state prison in Broome County Court Thursday; he was found guilty in November of 15 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and 1 count of petit larceny. At the time of Abdullah’s arrest, police seized handguns, assault weapons, rifles, and a shotgun, thousands of rounds of ammunition, flak jackets and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in finding Nathan Mower, who is wanted for violating his probation for 2nd degree burglary. Mower is white, with brown hair and brown eyes, about 5′ 11″ and weighs 205 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Broome County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 778-1196 or Warrants Division at 778-2923 or 778-2933. All tips will remain confidential.
Governor Cuomo today directed State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to authorize emergency assistance funding to counties as flu diagnoses continued to increase in communities across the state. With 15,753 laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported to the New York State Department of Health, and 2,349 New Yorkers hospitalized with confirmed influenza, these numbers are again the highest weekly numbers in both categories since reporting began in 2004. The HealthMap Vaccine Finder also identifies locations where vaccines can be found at vaccinefinder.org.
The Chenango Arts Council presents the Realtime Dixieland Band Saturday night at the Martin W. Kappel Theater at 27 West Main Street in Norwich. Mark Sands is a founding member of the band:
(Mark Sands 2-9-18)
Doors open at 6:30 PM, the Show starts at 7:00 PM; tickets are available at 336-ARTS or at chenangoarts.org.