WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 9-3-15

The New York State Police Academy held their Graduation exercises today for the 203rd class of State Troopers, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. State Police Superintendrnt Joseph D’Amico addressed the class:

(DAmico 9-3-15)

Nearly 200 new Troopers were honored for their perseverance and dedication in completing the 203rd session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy.
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State Police arrested 30-year-old Nathan Tuttle of Deposit for 3rd degree rape and criminal sexual act. The arrest occurred after an investigation determined Tuttle allegedly had sexual contact with a victim under the age of 17. Tuttle was arraigned in the Village of Deposit Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond. Tuttle was previously charged last week with 4 counts of Sexual Abuse and 3 counts of endangering the Welfare of a Child relative to an incident involving a different victim. Anyone with information involving Tuttle is asked to call the State Police at 775-1241.
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The Broome County Specials Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 51-year-old Dennis Scrubbs of Endicott Wednesday. Scrubbs is accused of possessing 622 bags of heroin, plus Suboxone, cocaine, crack-cocaine, and marijuana, Investigators also confiscated about $4,000 in cash. Scrubbs was held pending court action.
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A Broome County Court jury convicted Nigel Smith for the murder of Bretnie Owens in Binghamton in June of 2013. Smith was found guilty of 2nd degree murder, 1st degree robbery, criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. Smith is due to be sentenced on November 17th.
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The State DEC announced that the Fall CleanSweepNY program will be held the week of September 28, CleanSweepNY provides an opportunity to ensure proper disposal of unwanted and obsolete pesticides and other chemicals, Pre-registration is required, with a registration deadline of September 18th. This Fall’s effort is focused on Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie counties, among others in the capital region, It is directed at agricultural and non-agricultural professional pesticide applicators, schools and businesses like golf courses, cemeteries and marinas. CleanSweepNY services are not available to homeowners. Pre-registration is required by September 18, at cleansweepny.org or 1-877-SWEEPNY.
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Governor Cuomo and area leaders announced a Citizens Preparedness corps training program in Walton on Tuesday September 15th at 6:00 PM. The event will beheld at the Walton High School auditorium, all participants must pre-register at prepare.ny.gov.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 42 year old Tina Garcia of Walton for Falsely Reporting an Incident. Garcia is accused of falsely reporting the theft of a vehicle owned by Shane Bellows after that vehicle was involved in a hit and run property damage accident on State Highway 10 in the Town of Walton on August 15. Garcia was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Hamden court on September 21st.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 74 year old Richard Wayman of Jefferson with Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person, for allegedly endangering the welfare of a physically and mentally disabled resident of Robinson Terrance Nursing Home in Stamford while visiting another resident of that facility earlier this week. Wayman was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and released on his own recognize pending his appearance in the Harpersfield Town Court on September 14th.

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On September 8th, Commerce Chenango will host a Pre-Primary Meet and Greet, At the Commerce Chenango Community Room, 15 South Broad Street, Norwich at 5: 30 PM. Chamber members will be able to meet one-on-one with incumbent Mayor Joseph Maiurano, candidate-elect Christine Carnrike, incumbent District Attorney Joseph McBride and candidate-elect Zachary Wentworth. RSVP’s are required by Friday to 334-1400 or info@chenangony.org
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting today in the Guilford School Cafeteria at 6:30 PM.

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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-2-15

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $50 million plan to rebuild the facilities at the state fairgrounds near Syracuse. The highlight is a planned $20 million, 110,000 square foot exposition center that will have room for 4,500 people. The plans also call for a $9 million equestrian center, an expanded and renovated Chevy Court concert area with seating and standing room for 30,000 people, an expanded midway, a new RV park and new entrances to the fairgrounds. Construction will start in March, and most will be complete before next year’s fair.
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State Police arrested 42 year old Damion Burns of Oxford, for 2nd degree Assault, DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and 2 drug charges following an attempted traffic stop for speeding & a short high speed pursuit on State Route 12, in the Town of Greene. The unidentified Trooper was injured & a patrol vehicle damaged in the pursuit, Burns was apprehended, he refused to submit to a breath test and was also found to unlawfully possess marihuana and cocaine. Burns was arraigned in the City of Norwich Court and remanded to the Chenango County Jail with no bail set at this time.
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A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Delaware County. This is the first animal testing positive for rabies in 2015, the positive test results were received Monday, and county officials said that there was no human exposure. The domestic animal that was possibly exposed to the rabid raccoon has been immunized against rabies, and is not in danger of contracting the disease. Delaware County Public Health has conducted 14 rabies clinics in 2015 with one clinic remaining on October 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Delhi Fire Hall, at 140 Delview Terrace. To report a suspected rabid animal call Delaware County Public Health Services at 832-5200, more information is available at delawarecountypublichealth.com
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The final points races of the season will be this Friday night at I-88 Speedway in Afton. Spokesperson Denise Paige explains:

(Denise Paige 9-2-15)

Paige also said that special races will be held in late September & another in October at I-88 Speedway.
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Governor Cuomo today kicked off the “Enough is Enough” awareness campaign to highlight the State’s new law to combat sexual violence on college campuses. The Governor also announced that the State Police’s new Sexual Assault Victims Unit is now open to provide investigative support and assistance to victims of sexual violence, as well as training and law enforcement aid for schools and local police departments statewide in line with the new law.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will extend the public comment period on the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, which was due to expire Monday. The FERC decision came as U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand & area Congressman Chris Gibson urged FERC Chairman Norman Bay to extend the comment period run through the end of November, after Kinder Morgan released 6,000 more pages of technical information on the proposal near the end of July, leaving little time for public comment on the new information.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Was The Guest Speaker today at the Women’s Day Luncheon At the New York State Fair. Gillibrand stated that she was honored to be asked to speak at the Luncheon; she discussed the need for more women to get off the sidelines & into the action.
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The Oneonta Common Council has approved of the appointment of Gary Herzig as mayor of Oneonta. Herzig replaces acting Mayor Russ Southard, who was appointed following the death of former mayor Dick Miller late last year. Herzig was the only announced candidate for Oneonta mayor for the November election.
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The Oneonta Parks & Recreation commission will hold their next regular meeting today. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at the Common Council Chambers at City hall.
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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 9-1-15

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has been awarded a $3.75 million grant, over five years, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enhance the treatment and prevention of strokes, which is the 4th leading cause of death in New York, accounting for more than 6,000 deaths annually. The grant will allow the State Department of Health to expand its existing New York Coverdell program, to improve in-hospital care for acute stroke, as well as improve programs for education, emergency medical services & addressing stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, tobacco use, high cholesterol and poor medication adherence.
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The Kick off meeting for the 2016 General Clinton Canoe Regatta will be held today at the Highway 7 Bar & Grill on Route 7 in Bainbridge at 7:00 PM. The meeting is a joint meeting of the Regular & the Race Committees, they will discuss Meeting dates & times & ideas for next year’s Regatta.

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The 19th annual Delaware County Clean Sweep chemical disposal days are scheduled for September. County Solid Waste coordinator Sue McIntyre told WCDO News that online registration have been going on for a couple of weeks, and telephone registration begins today:

(Sue McIntyre 9-1-15)

Businesses & farms will drop off their items at their designated times on Friday September 18th, households on Saturday September 19th
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33 year old Wayne Spratley of Greene, has been indicted for 1st & 2nd degree attempted murder, 1st degree assault, & criminal use of a firearm; in connection with the July 19th shooting of a black man in a City of Norwich parking lot. Many of the charges in the indictment are also characterized as hate crimes. Spratley is accused of shooting the man & using racial slurs against him during the attack. The unidentified victim required surgery for gunshot wounds to the abdomen, he has since been released & has left the area. Spratley will be arraigned in Chenango County Court shortly on the new charges in the indictment
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State Police arrested 41-year-old Barry Wenger of Endwell Monday, for 1st degree Burglary & Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Wenger is accused of entering a residence in the Town of Union & assaulting the occupant, causing injury. Wenger was arraigned & was remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail. The Investigation is continuing.
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Governor Cuomo announced that he would lead a delegation to Puerto Rico to meet with local officials and discuss the Puerto Rican governments’ ongoing healthcare crisis and economic challenges as well as the need for Washington to act. The Governor is leading the delegation at the invitation of Puerto Rico’s Governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla. The group will depart on September 7th & return on September 8th.
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State Police urge everyone to support the AAA’s annual “School’s Open—Drive Carefully” campaign to help preserve the safety of children traveling to and from school. The campaign alerts motorists to the special risks to school age children from motor vehicle crashes, which is the leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old. The campaign begins September 2, 2015 and runs through October 14.
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WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-31-15

On Saturday Oneonta Police responded to Fox Hospital Emergency Department for a reported stabbing victim. Police arrested 25-year-old Avi Figueroa of Oneonta, 37-year-old Nancy Callahan of Oneonta and 16-year-old Future Clovis if Richfield Springs, for 2nd degree Assault & 5th degree Conspiracy, Clovis was also charged with Menacing & Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Police stated that the victim had been walking on Chestnut Street in Oneonta near Fonda Avenue, when a confrontation ensued; the victim suffered a stab wound to the upper buttocks that required medical treatment. All 3 suspects were held for arraignment in the City of Oneonta Court.
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The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office 32 year old arrested Fitim Latifi of Norwich Friday, for an active arrest warrant issued by the Chenango County Court. The warrant followed a sealed indictment presented to the Grand Jury Friday involving the sale of heroin in the Norwich area. Latifi was located at his residence, he had been indicted on 4 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, for allegedly selling heroin in the Norwich area on 4 occasions, he was arraigned & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.
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On Saturday, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged 44-year-old Edward Kaneg of Delhi, New York, with Grand Larceny, Burglary, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device, & several other charges, following a month long investigation of a burglary involving the theft of a vehicle from a garage in the Town of Delhi. Kaneg was already serving a sentence in the Delaware County Correctional Facility on an unrelated charge; he is scheduled to appear at Delhi Town Court today to answer the charges.
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The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will hold another “Reunite Bainbridge” Meeting tonight. Bainbridge Chamber President John Payne comments:

(John Payne 8-31-15)

Tonight’s meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at Bob’s Diner, & all residents are encouraged to attend & participate.
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 51-year-old Tracy Wood of Walton for harassment & unlawful imprisonment, following an investigation into a Domestic Dispute on Loomis Brook Road in the Town of Walton. Wood was later arraigned in Walton Town Court and was released on his own recognizance, pending future court action.
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2 bridges on Interstate 81 near the Castle Creek exit in the Town of Chenango were formally dedicated today to State Trooper Christopher Skinner. Skinner was conducting a routine traffic stop on I-81 when a car swerved from the left lane & hit Trooper Skinner in May of 2014. Almond Upton of Florida will stand trial in November in Broome County court; he is facing an 11-count indictment that includes a first-degree murder charge.
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Cobleskill Stone Products announced that State Route 205 is undergoing milling and paving from Brown Street to State Route 23 in Oneonta, today through September 10th. From September 14th through September 23rd, construction will continue from Silas Lane to Oneida Street. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes during the project period.

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State Police at Endwell arrested 3 suspects for Burglary following a 911 call of a burglary in progress to an unoccupied residence in the Town of Union. Troopers located 2 suspects in the residence & a 3rd suspect was taken into custody on an adjacent street with proceeds of the burglary. Charged were 54 year old Otis Bivins of Endicott, 32 year old Roger Edwards Jr. of Endicott & 30 year old Russell Harris of Binghamton, all 3 were arraigned and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the apprehension of the defendants.
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About a dozen groups rallied at General Clinton Park Sunday, to discuss how to get several southern tier towns to secede New York State & join Pennsylvania, or to split New York State into 2 states. Groups involved were pro gas drilling groups upset with the Governor’s ban on Hydrofracking, and are Tea Party groups.
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The Catskills Humane Society’s 13th Annual Woofs & Wags Dog Walk will be held at the American Legion Fields in Delhi on Saturday, September 12th, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Family activities are planned during the fundraiser, details can be found at heartofthecatskills.org/dogwalk.
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The B-G Central School District is seeking Community members interested in serving on a Capital Project Facility Committee. The next meeting will be held this evening at 6:30 PM in the District Conference Room. Interested community members should contact the District Office at 967-6321.

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WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 8-28-15

State Police are investigating a 1 car fatal motor vehicle accident on Hawleyton Road in the Town of Binghamton at approximately 3:20 AM Thursday. The investigation determined that a 2004 Lexus being operated by 34 year old Jemark Ballenger of Endicott, NY, failed to negotiate a left hand turn and exited the right side of the roadway striking a tree. Ballenger & passenger, Troy McIver of Johnson City, had to be extricated from the vehicle. McIver was pronounced deceased at the scene, Ballenger suffered a compound fracture to his right femur and a broken right arm, he was taken to Wilson Hospital, Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
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Tomorrow, The Greater Afton Area Chamber Dinner & Dance Fund Raiser will be held at the Silo Restaurant in Greene, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. More information is available at 343-0533, 765-6507 or 639-4100.
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Saturday is New Old Franklin Day, The Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce will be coordinating activities & a free map of events, businesses and lawn sales will be available. More Information is available at franklinny.org.
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32 year old Teddy Faison of Oneonta & was charged with 2nd degree assault for allegedly dragging an unconscious woman along a city street, police found the female victim in an apartment. Faison was apprehended, Police said that Faison is also a level 3 sexual offender, he will appear in Oneonta City Court on Monday for the assault charge & for violating the terms of his probation.
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The Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Town of Conklin for a report of a woman screaming and standing in the road. Deputies found a bloodied 19 year old woman crying in the road, she reported that she had been arguing with her boyfriend, 49 year old William Finnerty of Conklin, who drove at high rates of speed with her standing on the running boards, she jumped off as he allegedly accelerated. Finnerty was taken into custody without incident. & was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, he was arraigned & was remanded to Broome County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. An Order of Protection was also issued on the victim’s behalf. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.
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State Police arrested 22-year-old Ryan MacPherson of Unadilla, for Menacing, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Cruelty to an Animal, Harassment & Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. This arrest occurred after troopers responded to an Otsego County 911 report of a dispute at a home on Lockwood Road in the Town of Unadilla. An investigation determined that during a physical dispute with his mother and sister, MacPherson assaulted them and the family pet dog, smashed items, & refused to comply with troopers, who shot MacPherson once with a Taser. MacPherson was arraigned at the Town of Unadilla Court and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $15,000 property bond.
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Governor Cuomo today announced a brand new mobile app and updated website for the Great New York State Fair, which will allow users to purchase tickets online, create a custom schedule with reminders for events throughout the day, and features a GPS-enabled map that allows visitors to know where they are on the fairgrounds. The mobile app is available at nysfair.org/app & is available for free in the Apple and Google Play marketplaces.
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the Broome County Sheriff’s Office responded to a truck vs. motorcycle accident on Sanitaria Springs Rd. in the Town of Colesville where a deputy responded and observed a motorcycle and its operator pinned underneath a Ford pick-up truck. The motorcycle operator was identified as Ralph Thorn of Johnson City, he was transported to Wilson Hospital. Investigators believe that the pick-up truck was operated by Matthew Briel of Kirkwood, he allegedly pulled out into the intersection after coming to a stop and did not see Thorn’s motorcycle, Thorn attempted to stop, lost control and went under Briel’s pick-up. Briel was ticketed for Failure to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.
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3 people were injured after their car went down an embankment Thursday afternoon on Doc Rich Road in the town of Franklin. The initial reports states that the unidentified driver lost control of the vehicle, it went down the embankment, & landed on its roof. Injured occupants were taken to Fox Hospital in Oneonta & the investigation is ongoing.
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Matthews Ford is hosting the 10th Annual Mustang Rally at 175 East Main Street in Norwich Saturday at 6pm. Matthews spokesperson Kathy Breno explains:

(Kathy Breno 6-26-15)

Admission is free & open to the public.
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WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 8-27-15

22 year old Kaitlin Eldred of Hernando, Florida & formerly of Cooperstown, has been charged in connection with the December 26, 2013, robbery of the Pit Stop convenience store on State Route 28 in the town of Hartwick. In April 2014, Timothy, Christine and Kaine Lord, formerly of Hartwick, were arrested in Florida & were extradited back to New York State and pleaded guilty to robbery and criminal use of a firearm, Eldred was charged following the continuance of the investigation, and a grand jury indictment in Otsego County Court. Eldred was arraigned & was remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $100,000 cash bail.
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Oneonta Police, State Police BCI & the Otsego County Department of Social Services arrested 25 year old Benjamin Williams of Oneonta for 6 counts each for Assault & Endangering the welfare of a child following a report of a 4 month old child treated for injuries consistent with abuse. Williams is also accused of possessing child pornography & was additionally charged with Possession of Obscene sexual performance by a child & Possession of sexual Performance by a child, police said that the investigation is continuing.
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The Bainbridge-Guilford Central School will hold a Board of Education Meeting on Today in the District Conference Room; the meeting begins at 6:30 PM.

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The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will hold another “Reunite Bainbridge” Meeting on Monday. Bainbridge Chamber President John Payne said that they are still seeking community input on ways to improve Bainbridge:

(John Payne 8-27-15)

The next “Reunite Bainbridge” meeting will be held on Monday august 31st at 7:00 PM at Bob’s Diner, & all residents are encouraged to attend & Participate.
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Sidney Firefighters responded yesterday to a fire at Acco in Sidney. The Fire was called in at about 2:15 as a problem with a garbage compacter that spread into a nearby wall, many of the Acco employees were evacuated, and no injuries were reported.
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Hartwick College Officials announced that senior and football player, Dante Crump, and four of his companions were killed in a car accident Wednesday near Saugerties. Orange County Sheriff’s department reported that the 19-year-old woman was driving the vehicle, died after being airlifted to Albany Medical Center, the vehicle left the & went over an embankment, falling about 100 feet, before hitting a house & landing on the vehicles roof.
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Binghamton Police and U.S. Marshals arrested 30-year-old Joshua Taylor of Binghamton, for 2nd degree murder for the July 24th shooting of 33-year-old James High of Binghamton. High was found lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds, in front of the Antler Lodge at 210 Chenango Street in Binghamton, he died a short time later at an area hospital. Taylor was located in the New York City and was returned to Binghamton Wednesday, the investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Binghamton police at 772-7080.
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1 person was killed, another injured, after a car hit a tree on Hawleyton Road in the town of Binghamton early this morning. State Police responded around 3:30 a.m. to the scene, where 2 passengers were trapped in the wrecked vehicle, they were extricated, & one died a short time later, the other was removed & taken to an area hospital. The names of those involved are expected to be released pending family notification.
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The State Department of Health today announced amended vaccination regulations for children entering or attending school. School children will now be mandated to receive a complete series of all required vaccines – or be in the process of doing so – in order to attend classes. Beginning September 1, children entering or attending kindergarten through grade 12 will be required to have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Children entering kindergarten through grade 5 will need to have five doses of the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and a cellular pertussis. Children entering kindergarten, and grades 1, 6 and 7 must have four doses of the polio vaccine. Children who have not yet received all required vaccine doses must schedule appointments with their health care providers to complete the vaccine series in order to remain in school.
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The Binghamton Senators announced the full 2015-16 regular season schedule; they will open the season against the Albany Devils in front of their home crowd at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 10th at 7:05 PM. The B-Sens are scheduled to face 12 of the 15 opposing teams in the newly aligned AHL Eastern Conference. Ticket packages are available through the Binghamton Senators Executive Office in the Arena; more information is available at 722-SENS, or bsens.com.
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WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-26-15

A 4th Cal Harris Murder trial has been scheduled to begin March 2nd 2016 in Schoharie County court. Harris was convicted wife in Tioga County Court for the murder of his estranged wife Michelle on or around September 11th 2001. A trial in Schoharie county court earlier this year ended with the jury unable to come to verdict. Prosecutors have until October 5th to file motions regarding a bid by the defense for dismissal.
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Delaware County Deputies stopped 22-year-old Mark Frederick Tuesday night; Deputies stopped him for driving 107 miles per hour on State Highway 17 in the Town of Hancock. Frederick was ticketed for speeding, reckless driving, failure to comply, consumption of alcohol in a vehicle and a number of other violations. Frederick was arraigned in the Town of Hancock Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 cash bail pending further court action.
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The “Glow with the Flow” benefit walk/run will be held at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge on the evening of September 26th, to benefit Ken Long, a Binghamton area man suffering from cancer & facing huge expenses. Heather Bucalos is a Bainbridge native & is in remission from cancer herself, she is putting on this event:

(Heather Bucalos 8-26-15)

Bucalos said that she would also have a display set up at “Bainbridge Days” on September 5th as part of the fundraising efforts, more details are available on the Glow with the Flow Facebook page.
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Chenango County Suicide Prevention will hold a special event on September 11th in Norwich. Spokesperson Ann Marie Troy comments:

(Ann Marie Troy 8-26-15)

The event will begin at 7:00 P.M. at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Norwich, more information is available at 334-8244 extension 228.
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Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested 26-year-old Dustin Sundal of Unadilla on 1 count of Reckless Driving. It is alleged that Sundal drove his motorcycle in a reckless manner, which resulted in a personal injury motorcycle accident, he will return to Town of Tompkins court at a later date.
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Governor Cuomo issued a warning to college students returning for the fall semester that purchasing fake IDs is not only illegal, but also increases the chances of becoming a victim of identify fraud. Investigators from the State DMV have found dozens of examples of underage license holders becoming victims of identity theft after purchasing fraudulent identification online from overseas companies. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 18% of identity theft victims were ages 20 to 29; about 6% were 19 years old or younger, these age groups are less likely to regularly track bank account and credit card activity, pay for identity theft monitoring services, and use discretion when sharing information on social media. Nearly 16,000 identity theft complaints were logged last year in New York State.

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The Oneonta Job Corps Academy & Dicks’s Sporting Goods will team up for the 2nd annual Community Ballgame tonight in Oneonta. Job Corps spokesperson Lynn Price Explains:

(Lynn Price 8-26-15)

Price said that there would also be music, giveaways and a fireworks display by CHP International, CHP actively recruits local youth to job corp nationwide.

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WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 8-25-15

I-88 Speedway will host the Earl Halaquist memorial tonight at the fairgrounds in Afton. I-88 Speedway spokesperson Denise Paige comments:

(Denise Paige 8-21-15)

Adult admissions will be $16.00; children 9 to 14 can get in for $8.00 & children 8 & under are free. Hot Laps will begin at 6:15 tonight at I-88 Speedway in Afton.
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The 19th annual Delaware County Clean Sweep chemical disposal days are scheduled for September. County Solid Waste coordinator Sue McIntyre told WCDO News that online registration is already underway:

(Sue McIntyre 8-25-15)

Businesses & farms will drop off their items at their designated times on Friday September 18th, households on Saturday September 19th
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State Police arrested 37-year-old Jesse Henehan of Binghamton, for the felony Grand Larceny, for allegedly stealing property from a relative’s home on Walling Road in the Town of Colesville. Henehan is accused of taking over $1,700.00 worth of property, including an ATV, power tools, yard tools and other items. Henehan was arraigned in the Town of Colesville Court and released without bail.
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State Police at Oneonta arrested 35 year old Kylee Minthorn of Schenectady for Driving While Impaired by Drugs, Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. This arrest occurred after a vehicle and traffic law stop for speeding at 82 mph in a 65mph zone, on I-88. Minthorn was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Maryland on September 8,
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The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2015. Locally, Delaware county unemployment rate was 5.8%, Chenango County was at 5.2% and Otsego County had 5.3% unemployment in July. In addition, between June and July 2015, the state’s unemployment rate dropped 1/10th to 5.4%,.
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Springbrook announced that Congressman Chris Gibson has been appointed to serve on their Board of Directors. Springbrook officials said that Congressman Gibson was formally elected to a 3-year term by Springbrook’s Board of Directors at the organization’s first board meeting of the 2016 fiscal year on Friday, August 14th.
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The 2nd annual “Delaware County Senior Fun Day” will be held at Delaware County 4H-Camp Shankitunk in Delhi tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Delaware County Office for the Aging is collaborating with co-sponsors Delaware Opportunities and the Delaware County Senior Council. Shuttle buses will be operating all day from SUNY Delhi to and from the event. The event is open to seniors age 60 and over who registered this summer.
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