WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 2-9-18

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 2-8-18

Sentencing is scheduled for Ramadan Abdullah in Broome County Court today. Abdullah was arrested after police confiscated numerous weapons belonging to the Johnson City man, he did not have a permit to have the weapons. A jury found Abdullah guilty of 15 weapons charges following a recent trial.
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A controversial natural gas compressor station proposal in the Town of Fenton was voted down Tuesday night by the Town Zoning Board by a 3 to 2 vote. NG Advantage officials stated that they are looking at other options for their compressor station proposal.
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Governor Cuomo today announced additional funding is available to help eligible New Yorkers heat their homes following severe low temperatures this winter. Households in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off will be able to apply for a second emergency benefit beginning February 12th. There has been a 40% increase in requests for emergency heating assistance compared to last year, more information can be found at otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts/.
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Governor Cuomo today announced the state’s Community Restoration Fund has purchased 172 mortgages in a strategic effort to bring owners in targeted communities out of foreclosure and keep the homes from abandonment. The Community Restoration Fund has helped strengthen the financial position of homeowners, bringing stability back to the housing market in neighborhoods across the state. This latest effort brings the total investment through the Fund to $10 million, which has leveraged more than $111 million in private funds and enabled the purchase of 570 distressed mortgages to date. 9 of the properties were in the Southern Tier, 21 were in the Mohawk Valley & Central New York regions.
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Governor Cuomo & local leaders today announced the grand opening of the Resorts World Casino in Thompson, in Sullivan County. The $1.2 billion resort features a 100,000 square-foot gaming floor, a luxury hotel, and multiple dining, retail and entertainment options as part of a larger development project on the site. Resorts World has created 1,500 permanent jobs at the resort, with another 600 expected once the entertainment village, water park and golf course open. Resorts World projects the resort and casino to bring in four million visitors per year. Resorts World Casino is the fourth commercial casino to open in New York since voters approved the New York Casino Gambling Amendment in 2013.
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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will hold a first Friday eat & meet on Friday, March 2 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Danny’s Restaurant in Walton, where featured speaker Evan Heaney, Population Health Coordinator for the Rural Health Network of South Central New York will give a presentation on the Workplace Wellness Toolkit, designed for employers to better support the health of their workforce, more information visit dcelawarecounty.org or call 607-746-2281.
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Oneida County native Erin Hamlin has been selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Hamlin was born and raised in Remsen, she was chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA members. Hamlin made history at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014 when she became the first U.S. athlete ever to win an Olympic singles luge medal in the sport’s 50-year Olympic history. This is Hamlin’s 4th Olympic games, the Opening Ceremony will take place tomorrow.
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State Police arrested 32 year old Ashley Harder of Binghamton for Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, and other traffic violations. Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 81 northbound, in the town of Triangle. A State Trooper pursued the vehicle in the wrong direction & the driver failed to comply and continued driving on I-81 northbound. The trooper pulled ahead, doubled back & deployed a tire deflating device, Harder was arrested, she refused to submit to a breath test & she was issued tickets to the town of Triangle Court on February 14th.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-7-18

Today’s wintry mix of weather may wind up being less than originally anticipated, as far as final amounts of snow accumulations, Sidney Science Teacher & Meteorologist Rich Townsend comments:

(Rich Townsend 2-7-18)

Area Schools & Universities were closed today, schedules are expected to be back to normal tomorrow. Law Enforcement Agencies remind area motorists that roads are open, but conditions remain slippery throughout the WCDO Listening area, & many accidents have been reported, Motorists are urged to travel with extreme caution.
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Bassett Healthcare Network announced that they will participate in Drug Take-Back Program, collecting leftover pharmaceuticals from the public free of charge through July. Locally, O’Connor Hospital in Delhi and Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown are participating in this pilot program developed by the Product Stewardship Institute and the New York Product Stewardship Council. FoxCare Pharmacy in Oneonta will also begin collecting unused medications free of charge.
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City of Norwich Police arrested 40-year-old Jay Perce for Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamines, Criminal Possession of Precursors of Meth, and Unlawful Disposal of Meth Laboratory Materials. Perce is accused of manufacturing illegal Methamphetamines using the 1 pot method; he was arraigned at Norwich City Court and sent Chenango County Jail without bail.
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27-year-old Anderson Lee is now facing 40 counts of unlawful surveillance, for allegedly spying on co-workers at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown with hidden cameras. Lee is being held in the Otsego County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond pending future court action.
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Voters in the Gilbertsville Mount Upton District passed 2 propositions Tuesday. Voters approved of a measure to purchase a full sized school bus, and for a plan to set up a capital reserve fund for future vehicle purchase.
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Governor Cuomo today announced $55 million in state grant funding has been awarded to counties statewide for enhancing emergency communications. The funding will enable local governments to expand their ability to communicate, exchange valuable data, and streamline information to first responders. More information is available at dhses.ny.gov.
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State Police arrested 45 year old John Shapley from Afton, for 3rd degree Assault, after troopers responded to a Chenango County 911 report of a dispute at a home on Oak Hill Road in Afton. Shapley is accused of choking a man & grabbing his hair, which caused an injury. Shapley was arraigned in the town of Bainbridge Court and was released on his own recognizance. An order of protection was issued against him on behalf of the victim. Shapley’s next court date in the town of Afton is on February 19, 2018.
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Governor Cuomo announced a 30-day budget amendment to add 36 different chemical compositions associated with Synthetic Marijuana, to the state’s controlled substances list. The 36 compounds are already listed on the federal schedule of controlled substances but are only banned in certain New York State counties. Synthetic marijuana is marketed as K2, Spice, and AK-47, They contain plant material coated by chemicals, which are supposed to mimic the effects of naturally grown marijuana, making them both extremely unpredictable and potentially fatal.
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State Police arrested 25 year old Nicholas Whitney of Windsor, for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and 20 year old Monica Whitney of Windsor, for Criminal Mischief. The arrests occurred after troopers responded to a Broome County 911 report of a dispute in Windsor, Both suspects were issued tickets to appear in the town of Windsor Court on February 14.
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The Sidney Chamber of Commerce will hold their next meeting this morning at Trackside Dining, the meeting will begin at 7:45 AM.
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Otsego Express Bus Routes will be closed today, except for the ARC operated routes (5, 6, 9). (those were closed late Wednesday Morning)
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 2-6-18

Another winter storm is expected to hit the region tomorrow, with a significant accumulation of snow. Sidney High School Science Teacher & Meteorologist Rich Townsend explains:

(Rich Townsend 2-6-18)

Several Area Schools have already announced that they will be closed tomorrow, listen for the next CDO Stormwatch for the latest information on cancellation in the Tri-County Region.
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The New York State Health Department reminds New Yorkers to get a flu shot as soon as possible, after 2 record setting weeks for confirmed influenza cases. All people 6 months and older are recommended to receive an influenza vaccination each year. Certain people are at “high risk” of serious complications from seasonal influenza. These include people 65 years and older, children younger than five years old, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions. Individuals who lack health insurance should contact their county health department to inquire about flu vaccine clinics.
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Otsego County Democrat Dan Butterman has announced that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination in the 121st district, now occupied by long time Democratic Incumbent Bill Magee. Republican John Salka has already announced that he will run for the seat for the 3rd time this year, the 78 year old Magee has not announced if he will seek a 1`5th term in the Assembly.
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Free Tax Counseling for the Elderly and low and moderate-income individuals is currently available in Delaware County starting today through April 12th. AARP Tax Aide volunteers, certified by the IRS, are trained to help taxpayers with basic returns and supporting schedules. Appointments are requested for the sessions are available in Delhi at the Delaware County Office for the Aging, at 832-5750, in Sidney at 563-2212 & in Walton at St. John’s Church, at 865-6739 on February 27th.
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The Oneonta Common Council will hold their next regular meeting this evening. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at Oneonta City Hall, in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 17 year old juvenile from Bellmore, New York on charges of driving 91 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone, as well as one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument 3rd degree. Deputies say the defendant knowingly possessed a forged driver’s license for the purposes of deceiving or defrauding another. The juvenile was later released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to re-appear at Hancock Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.
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Governor Cuomo issued a proclamation setting an April 24 special election date for 9 vacant Assembly seats and 2 vacant Senate seats. 1 of the vacancies exists locally in the State Assembly from the 102nd Assembly District caused by the resignation of Pete Lopez.
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Governor Cuomo announced a 30-day budget amendment will be advanced to add 11 fentanyl analogs to the state controlled substances schedule and provide the State Health Commissioner the authority to add any new drugs that have been added to the federal schedule, to the state controlled substances schedule. Fentanyl analogs have been increasingly found pressed into pill form to resemble name-brand prescription opioids, and in heroin and cocaine being sold in New York State. There is currently a loophole in state law that has left 11 dangerous fentanyl analogs off the state’s controlled substances schedule.
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The next meeting for the General Clinton Canoe regatta committees will be this evening at Galaxy Bowl in Bainbridge. The Race committee will meet at 5:30 & 6:15 will be the start of the general meeting
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The Unadilla Chamber of Commerce will hold a regular meeting on Today, at 5:30 pm at The Meeting Place, 187 Main Street, Unadilla. All directors and members urged to attend.
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The Gilbertsville Mount Upton School District voters will decide on 2 propositions today. the 1st proposition asks for approval to use money from a capital reserve fund for the purchase of a full sized school bus, the 2nd propositions asks to set up a reserve fund specifically for vehicle purchase. Voting will be from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM at the GMU campus.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 2-5-18


23-year-old Kevin Perry of Laurens was back in Otsego County Court Friday, where he pleaded not Guilty at arraignment to murder charges handed down by an Otsego County Grand Jury. Perry is accused of fatally shooting his parents in their town of Laurens home in early December, he is being held without bail in the Otsego County Jail pending additional Court action.
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Norwich Police arrested 37-year-old Sandy Beeching of Norwich for allegedly selling Cocaine in the city of Norwich. Beeching was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance he was sent to the Chenango County Jail on $10,000 cash bail pending additional court action. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the arrest.
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State Police & the State Liquor Authority conducted an Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail in Broome County; for businesses that sell alcoholic beverages in Broome County. 9 establishments were checked, 4 sold alcohol to an underage operative. Police charged 49 year old Meredith Bahr of Candor, 22 year old Sarah Kamide of Vestal, 33 year old Maria Bales of Vestal, & 25 year old Victoria Harting of Windsor, All 4 were issued tickets to appear in court at a later date.
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SUNY Broome Community College, the Otsego Chamber of Commerce and CDO Workforce are seeking unemployed persons to enroll in the Manufacturing Basics Training Program. A $75,000 Department of Labor award was granted to the College that will enable unemployed persons to gain manufacturing skills, with the 2-week program beginning March 6th through March 16th. More information is available at 334-2201, extension 128 or 432-4800, extension 115; the application deadline for the program is February 28th.
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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics; he alleged that Insys marketed the fentynal-based drug for much wider use, than how it was approved by the FDA. The suit also claims that Insys downplayed addiction risks and bribed doctors to prescribe their brand, known as Subsys.
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The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Jared Meek, after Deputies responded to a complaint of a vehicle driving on the Brandywine Highway with significant front end damage and no front tire left on the rim. officers stopped Meek’s vehicle on Chenango Bridge Road in the Town of Chenango, Meek is accused of driving while intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.16%, twice the legal limit. The investigation accuses Meek of hitting a utility pole in the City of Binghamton and leaving the scene, Meek was processed at the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and given an appearance ticket to appear before the Town of Chenango Court at a later date.
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The Oneonta Parks & Recreation Committee will hold their next regular meeting this evening at Oneonta City Hall. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers.
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Former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s retrial will continue on April 16th, following his failed appeal to the Supreme Court. Silver’s previous conviction for corruption was reversed by an appeals court, where he was sentenced to a 12-year prison sentence. Silver is currently free on bail.
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35-year-old Mindy Stevens of the town of Maryland faces several charges, after striking a pedestrian with her car & leaving the scene. 29-year-old Evelyn Ruiz was walking on Route 7 near County High 58A when a vehicle struck her & fled the scene. Ruiz was taken to Bassett Hospital; the vehicle was spotted in Oneonta, & Stevens was charged.
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Governor Cuomo today announced he has signed an Executive Order to further protect New Yorkers’ civil rights by banning all state agencies and authorities from doing business with companies that promote or tolerate discrimination. The Governor also announced he will be advancing legislation that will ban the use of a “Gay Panic” defense to protect against revictimizing New Yorkers. The Governor made the announcements at the 17th Annual Human Rights Gala in New York City.
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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 2-2-18

The State Department of Criminal Justice Services announced a Missing Child Alert, for a 1-year-old white/male from Ontario Countyhas been cancelled. Police said that 1-year-old GLENN NEWSWANGER; from Stanley NY, was found in Virginia with his father, 36 year old Leroy Newswanger. The investigation is continuing.
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State Police and local law enforcement agencies statewide will crack down on impaired and reckless driving during Super Bowl weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, along with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify, and arrest impaired drivers. During the 2017 Super Bowl campaign, State Police arrested 110 people for impaired driving and issued more than 4,098 total tickets. The campaign will be running from Saturday until 4 AM on Monday.
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State Police arrested 30-year-old Chad King of Whitney Point for 1st degree Assault, after troopers responded to a Broome County 911 report of two men fighting outside of Aiello’s Restaurant on Main Street in the town of Triangle. King is accused of punching another man in the face while holding metal knuckles, the unidentified victim was sent to Wilson Hospital with serious physical injuries. King was arraigned & remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail pending future court action.
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Governor Cuomo today highlighted proposed enhancements in the Executive Budget Proposal to continue the County-Wide Shared Services Initiative. The budget includes a $225 million investment to help localities consolidate efforts, and further empowers towns to share justices. The Initiative is designed to lower property taxes by sharing services, facilities & equipment wherever it is feasible.
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Chenango County Residents over the age of 60 can get their taxes prepared for free, through Cornell Cooperative Extension. The service is available by appointment starting this month. To receive more information, or to make an appointment, call Cornell Cooperative extension in Norwich at 334-5841, extension 11.
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The federal government docked New York $14 million on Thursday for installing more than 500 I Love New York signs. The penalty imposed by the Federal Highway Administration is designed to try to force the removal of the blue-and-white highway signs that the Cuomo administration installed in recent years to promote tourist attractions. The Federal Highway Administration officials said that they are giving New York until September 30th to remove the signs or reach a compromise, if the State reaches an agreement, the $14 million will be restored to the state.
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State Route 7 between Kelly Road & Lawrence was closed earlier today, following a reported 2-vehicle accident with injuries. State Police as well as Bainbridge & Sidney Emergency squads responded, WCDO New will have more details as they become available.
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The Broome County Special Investigations Unit arrested 2 people in the town of Maine on a variety of drug charges. 29-year-old Kacey Rozelle and 30-year-old Paul Reed were charged after investigators seized crystal meth, heroin, suboxone, drug packaging materials and about $727 in suspected drug sales. Rozelle and Reed were charged with 4 counts each of criminal possession of a controlled substance among other charges, they were arraigned & sent to the Broome County Jail without bail.
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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce announced their First friday Eat & Meet Breakfast to be held on February 2nd. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Andes Hotel at 110 Main Street in Andes.

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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 2-1-18

The State Division of Veteran’s Affairs office re-opened in Sidney at a new location. State assemblyman Cliff Crouch worked with state Senator Jim Seward to have a Sidney officer re-opened, after the previous office closed at the Civic Center, when it was sold to a private developer:

(Cliff Crouch 2-1-18)

The office is located in the New Town Of Sidney offices at the site of the former Mirabito/ Mang building at 44 Grand Street.
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State Police arrested 22-year-old Asif Khan from Triangle, Virginia for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana & Speeding, & 25-year-old Quais Sidiqi of Dumfries, Virginia for Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The arrests followed a traffic stop where Khan was observed speeding at 93 miles per hour on I-81, in Broome County, Troopers detected marijuana odors from inside the vehicle, a subsequent search also found that Sidiqi unlawfully possessed a handgun, that was unloaded. Khan was issued tickets for town of Barker Court on February 27th; Sidiqi was arraigned at the Broome County Central Processing and was remanded to the Broome County Jail with no bail set, pending court action on February 27th.
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NY State of Health today announced that more than 4.3 million New Yorkers have enrolled in health coverage. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period finished with nearly 1 million people combined enrolled in a Qualified Health Plan and the Essential Plan, an increase of 84,000 since the end of open enrollment in 2017. More than 1.36 million people enrolled in a non-Medicaid program through the Marketplace and, 2,965,863 people enrolled in Medicaid through the Marketplace.
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Voters in the Charlotte Valley School district are voting on 2 propositions today to upgrade the schools heating system, fix a roof & building an applied sciences lab. Voting will be held from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM at the Charlotte Valley School District.
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The Chenango Arts Council announced that the Realtime Dixieland Jazz band will perform at the Martin W. Kappel Theater in Norwich on Saturday February 10th at 7:00 PM. Mark Sands of the Realtime Dixieland band comments:

(Mark Sands 2-1-18)

Tickets are available at chenangoarts.org, or by calling 336-ARTS.
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State Police, Chenango County Sheriff’s deputies, A Police K9 unit & the Sidney Fire Department boat has been summoned to General Clinton Park in Bainbridge at about 2:30 this afternoon. Police were in pursuit of a man with long red hair who walked across the Susquehanna River from the park towards Chenango County Route 39.
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Governor Cuomo announced the 38th annual Empire State Winter Games will kick off Today, and will run until Sunday in Lake Placid. More than 2,500 participants will compete in 17 different sports during the 3-day festival.
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State Police arrested 48 year old Jeanne Anderson of Maryland for Driving While Intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .15%, and other traffic violations. Anderson was observed speeding at 86 miles an hour on I-88 in the town of Oneonta. Anderson was issued tickets returnable to the town of Oneonta Court on February 6th.
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School Board of Education will hold their next Meeting today in the District Conference Room at 6:30 PM. The business portion of the meeting will start at 7:00 PM with a PUBLIC HEARING on the Smart Schools Investment Plan.

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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 1-31-18

State Police CNET arrested 24 year old Thomas Cole of Whitney Point for 14 counts each of Identity Theft & Falsifying Business Records, as well as 10 counts of Forgery, 4 counts of Scheme to Defraud and 14 counts of Criminal Impersonation. The arrest followed an investigation into the purchase of pseudoephedrine between last September & November, where Cole allegedly used driver’s licenses belonging to 2 separate individuals for the purposes of illegally purchasing pseudoephedrine at Broome County Pharmacies, in order to illegally manufacture methamphetamine. Cole was arraigned & was returned to the Broome County Jail.
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More than 200 new State Troopers graduated from the State Police Academy this morning at a ceremony in Albany. Trooper Lindsey Rumenapp of Oneonta commented about the 6 months of training & her expectations:

(Trooper Lindsey Rumenapp 1-31-18)

Trooper Rumenapp will be assigned to Troop C in Sidney, along with 35 other graduates.
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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli appeared at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations, he announced a $2 billion increase to the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s low emissions equities index, doubling its investment. The Fund was the first public pension fund in the U.S. to create an index that excludes or reduces holdings in the worst carbon emitters and shifts investments to lower emitting corporations. The increased allocation raises the current value of the Fund’s sustainable investments to more than $7 billion.
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33-year-old Brock Likens of Greene is facing federal charges for allegedly possessing child pornography on a computer. Officials traced an IP address to Likens apartment, a subsequent search of the apartment turned up several computer files containing child pornography. Likens is being held in the Broome County Jail pending action in Federal Court.
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Governor Cuomo announced Round III of the New York Broadband program, to ensure high-speed Internet access for all New Yorkers. The $209.7 million Round III awards will provide 122,285 homes, businesses and community institutions across the state with access to high-speed Internet, so far the program has meant internet upgrades for approximately 2.4 million locations statewide.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 50-year-old Robert Misner of Franklin following an investigation into a Hit & Run property damage accident at the Franklin Central School. Misner was operating a Subaru Friday evening on Institute Street in the Village of Franklin when the vehicle left the roadway, entered onto the Franklin School Campus and ran over shrubbery and decorative stones. Misner was subsequently ticketed for leaving the scene and failing to report a property damage accident.
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Animal Adventure’s April the Giraffe has picked the New England Patriots to win over the Philadelphia Eagles in this year’s Super Bowl this Sunday, February 4th. Video captured inside the giraffe barn at Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York shows April selectively skipping over the lettuce that rests atop an Eagles sign, and reaching for the lettuce that hangs over the Patriots sign. The video can be viewed at rvsaadvertising.sharefile.com.


The Tri-Town Coalition On Substance Abuse Prevention will hold their next Meeting tonight at the Sidney High School Library, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Agenda items include the Truth Pharm programs, reviewing the “Chasing The Dragon” Documentary & set up plans for 2018.
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The City of Oneonta Airport Commission has cancelled today’s scheduled meeting, which was due to begin at 4:00 PM at Oneonta’s City Hall.
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