A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 6-3-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Funeral services for fallen State Trooper Christopher Skinner will be held this morning in Johnson City. Trooper Skinner was a 13 year veteran of the State Police, he was killed in the line of duty last Thursday by a pick up truck, while conducting a traffic stop on I-81, Governor Cuomo will attend the funeral … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 6-2-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Governor Cuomo will push for an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Cuomo also will advocate a plan that would allow local governments to set a minimum wage up to 30 percent higher than the statewide rate. Currently, the minimum wage is $8 an hour & is set to increase to … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 6-2-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Service arrangements have been announced for fallen New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner. Skinner was a 13-year veteran of the New York State Police; he was killed in the line of duty last Thursday, after he was intentionally hit by a car while conducting a traffic stop on I-81. Calling hours are scheduled from 3:00 … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 5-30-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

The State Assembly has passed a bill allowing for marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes, in tightly controlled circumstances. Assemblyman Bill Magee supports the measure: (Magee 5-30-14) Magee said that the state senate only has a few weeks to get legislation passed, as the legislative session ends in the 3rd week of June. Governor … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 5-30-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

State Police announced the arrest of 60-year-old Almond Upton of Florida, for 1st degree murder for the death of Trooper Christopher Skinner on I-81 in the Town of Chenango Thursday afternoon. Troop C Commanding Officer Major Donald Faughnan accused Upton of veering intentionally from the left lane, hitting 2 cars stopped on the right shoulder … [Read more…]

UPDATE ON TROOPER DEATH IN BROOME COUNTY

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

60 year old Almond Upton of Florida charged with 1st degree murder following the death of Trooper Christopher Skinner on I-81 in the town of Chenango this afternoon. Troop C commanding officer Major Donald Faughnan said that Upton veered intentionally from the left lane, hit 2 cars stopped on the right shoulder & intentionally struck … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 5-29-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

The State Senate Task Force on the rise of the use of heroin across the state has issued a package of 25 bills for the legislature to consider.  State Senator Jim Seward was on the task force, he submitted a bill to tighten up laws regarding insurance and those trying to break their addiction:   … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 5-29-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Norwich Police arrested 51-year-old John Zangari and 44 year old Lynn Minck of Norwich for possessing and attempting to sell heroin.   Police seized more than $5,000 in bundled heroin in the couple’s car & apartment Wednesday night. Zangari & Minck were charged with Criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell & 1st … [Read more…]