A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-11-15

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

State Senator Jim Seward announced the launch of an on-line petition drive in support of his initiative to cut New York’s gas tax. (Seward 2-11-15) Senator Seward’s petition to “Cut The Gas Tax” can be found on his website, senatorjimseward.com. —————————————– The Tri Town Relay For Life kick off meeting has been rescheduled to begin … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-10-15

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The Executive Budget holds down spending and boosts state reserves, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The proposed budget increases potential out-year gaps and gives the Executive new latitude to move and spend money outside the formal appropriation process, including billions of dollars in financial settlements. The Division of the … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-10-15

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New York’s Medicaid system overpaid pharmacies by more than $1.1 million over a 5-year period for narcotics and other controlled substance prescriptions that exceeded limits allowed by the law, according to an audit of the Department of Health by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Auditors determined DOH’s eMedNY claims processing system did not properly deny claims … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 2-9-15

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The state assembly is inching back to normal activity following the recent arrest of Former Speaker Sheldon Silver, and the appointment of Carl Heastie of the Bronx as the new Speaker. Area Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that Silver’s stranglehold on the leadership of the Assembly, and his arrest for alleged corruption shows the need for … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 2-9-15

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At approximately 1:00 am Friday morning members of Delhi, Andes and Bovina Fire Departments, responded to a structure fire at 3150 Maggie Hoag Road, Delhi. The residence was fully engulfed, during the initial search of the ruins, the home owner, 51 year old Helen Stroppel, was located deceased inside. Investigators have developed no evidence indicating … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-6-15

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The murder trial of Cal Harris will continue in Schoharie County Court, after Judge George Bartlett ruled against a defense motion for a mistrial following yesterday’s opening statements by the prosecution. Harris has been convicted twice before for the murder of Michelle Harris in Tioga County Court, both convictions were overturned on appeal, & the … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 2-6-15

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

State Police issued 1,390 tickets during the Super Bowl Sunday STOP-DWI enforcement period. The campaign began at noon on Sunday until midnight. State Police arrested 31 people for DWI during this 12-hour campaign, they also arrested 408 for speeding, 39 for distracted driving, 55 for not wearing seatbelts and 16 for violating the Move Over … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-5-15

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Opening statements began in Schoharie County Court today, with Tioga County District attorney Kirk Martin telling the jurors that Cal Harris murdered Michelle Harris in 2001, and Harris attorney Bruce Barket seeking an immediate mistrial based on those opening remarks. Schoharie County Judge George Bartlett is expected to rule on he mistrial request this afternoon. … [Read more…]