P.M. NEWS MONDAY 4-15-13

The New York safe gun law goes into effect today.   Those who own firearms that have been reclassified, as “assault weapons” need to register those weapons starting today. The state’s gun owners are also required to limit the ammunition in magazines to seven bullets except at competitions or firing ranges.  The State Police will post …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 4-15-13

Chenango county sheriff’s department picked up a fugitive from justice in Connecticut last Wednesday.  41 year old James Keeney of Sidney was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued in Chenango County Court on charges of 3rd degree Burglary, 3rd degree Grand Larceny & and Petty Larceny.  Keeney was arraigned and was remanded to the …

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 4-12-13

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office executed a “no knock” search warrant, in Sherburne, 52-year-old Robert Reynolds was charged with 1st degree Criminal Possession of Marihuana, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance and 4th degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon.  Police seized 100 pounds of high-grade marihuana, Oxycodone,  $ 36,000 in cash, about $20,000 in property gained from …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 4-12-13

Sidney village police arrested 33-year-old Christine Bochman of Sidney for falsely reporting an incident, Bochman is accused of reporting an assault that did not occur, she faces court action shortly. ———————————— Both the Sidney Village & Town boards are in support of a plan to begin setting up their own ambulance district.  Sidney village spokesman …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 4-11-13

The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 30-year-old Rhamel Matthews, of Vestal, Wednesday following the execution of a search warrant of Matthews’s car & residence.  Police confiscated more than 100 grams of heroin, more than 1,100 wax envelopes of heroin packaged for sale, marijuana plants, a pistol and more than $4,000 in cash. …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 4-11-13

The Chenango County sheriff’s department is continuing the investigation into the death of 36-year-old Jennifer Ramsaran of New Berlin, who was reported missing in December, and whose body was found in the town of Pharsalia on February 26th.  Investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy conducted in Onondaga County, anyone with information about …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 4-10-13

Governor Cuomo announced that there would be $1.2 billion in savings to employers due to reforms to the state’s Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance systems.   Cuomo stated that workers’ COMPENSATION REFORM amounts to $800 MILLION IN SAVINGS TO BUSINESSES WHILE INCREASING BENEFITS FOR WORKERS, While the UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE REFORM amounts to $400 MILLION IN SAVINGS …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 4-10-13

Delaware County Deputies investigated a one-car personal injury auto accident on State Hwy 10 in the Town of Delhi. 22-year-old Michael Taylor of Blairstown New Jersey lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Taylor was transported to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. 21-year-old Brooke Hallowell of Belvedere New Jersey was a …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 4-9-13

Governor Cuomo today unveiled “The Public Trust Act” following the recent arrests of 3 state lawmakers:   (Cuomo 4-9-13)   Democratic State Senator Malcolm smith was arrested last week for trying to sway new York city republican party leaders for allowing him to run for mayor as a republican. 2 assemblyman were also arrested last …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 4-9-13

State Senator Jim Seward is co-sponsoring legislation to end pension benefits for elected officials convicted of felonies. Senate bill 3048 would add a new section to the state constitution barring any elected official, convicted of a felony offense while in office, from collecting his pension benefits. Seward is also calling for enhanced investigations and additional …