WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 4-8-16

Oneonta City Police arrested 21-year-old Sadiq Abdulai of Ghana for criminal possession of a forged instrument. Abdulai is accused of passing counterfeit $20.00 around the Hartwick College Campus, which then began circulating throughout the city of Oneonta; he was arraigned & was sent to the Otsego County Jail pending future court action. The investigation is … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 4-7-16

Work is beginning on restoring miles of track bed for the Utica Mainline railroad in Chenango County, which was heavily damaged in the 2006 floods. Steve Craig of Commerce Chenango & The Chenango IDA told WCDO News where the money is coming from to pay for the project: (Steve Craig 4-7-16) Craig said that they … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 4-6-16

Governor Cuomo today signed an executive order banning all non-essential state travel to Mississippi. The order requires all New York State agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the state of Mississippi, and bar any such publicly funded travel that is not essential to … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 4-5-16

State Police are continuing their investigation into the fatal motor vehicle accident on April 1st on State Route 17 in the Town of Kirkwood. The driver of a pickup truck that was heading the wrong direction died after the truck collided head-on with a marked New York State Police patrol vehicle. The driver of the … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 4-4-16

State Trooper Donald Atkinson, of Troop C was named 2015 Trooper of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Division of State and Provincial Police.  Trooper Atkinson jumped into fast moving water at the Whitney Point Dam last summer, he put his life at risk, & saved the life of a 14-year-old … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 4-1-16

Local lawmakers are weighing in on the new state budget plan, area state senator Jim Seward comments: (Seward 4-1-16) Seward said that the Budget includes the Minimum wage increase to $15.00 an hour by 2021, something that was opposed to, he approves of the $1 billion dollar Middle Class Tax cut in the 1st year, … [Read more…]

WCDO THURSDAY 3-31-16

It’s not looking to promising for New York State to have a budget passed by tonight’s deadline. Area Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that the whole budget process has been out of the public’s eye & the rank & file Lawmakers again this year: (Lopez 3-31-16) Area Assemblyman Cliff Crouch told WCDO news this morning that … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 3-30-16

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced a new, multi-year program to train counseling professionals to better enable them to deliver treatment for those with gambling addictions. Many individuals seek private practitioners for help to address problem gambling and this new training program ensures that private practitioners are knowledgeable about … [Read more…]