An Amber Alert issued early Tuesday afternoon in Binghamton ended late yesterday afternoon, with the child returned and the suspect in custody. 3 Month Old Lucios Mitchell was taken by 26-year-old Veronica Mitchell from the Chenango Street area at around 12:30 PM, at around 6:00 PM, Mitchell was in custody, and the child was safe.
Governor Cuomo announced $3 million in prostate cancer research funding has been awarded to 20 research institutions across the state to explore new and innovative concepts in prostate cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Prostate cancer remains the second most common cancer among men in New York State, second only to skin cancer. An estimated 1 in 6 men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime, occurring mostly in men aged 65 and older.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Norwich today. The event will be held at the American legion post 189 at 29 Sheldon Street from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Appointments are requested at 1-800-REDCROSS or redcrossblood.org.
49-year-old William Danielson of Oxford changed his plea today in Chenango County Court, to guilty, as his murder trial was schedule to begin in Norwich. Danielson was charged with murder for the death of Lucinda Knoll of Norwich in 2013. The court has accepted the change in plea and sentencing will be scheduled shortly.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s department arrested 31-year-old Sean Dingle of Queens on drug charges, following the execution of a search warrant in the Town of Sidney. The warrant was obtained following a 5-month heroin trafficking investigation conducted by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Sidney Police Department, Delaware County Probation Department and the Broome County Special Investigations Task Force. Dingle was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell & Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after seizing 100 bags of heroin & a small amount of marijuana, that Dingle intended to sell at the Unadilla public fishing access lot in Sidney. Dingle was arraigned in Town of Sidney Court & was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail pending a future court appearance.
The Otsego County Department of Health announced today that a skunk in the town of Otego tested positive for rabies. Otsego County Health Department officials stated that 2 unvaccinated dogs were exposed & will be euthanized, the skunk was shot and the remains were sent to the state lab for testing. A free rabies clinic is scheduled for Otego at the fire department on October 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
State Senate candidate Fred Akshar hosted more than a dozen local farmers, agriculture students and professionals at a roundtable discussion on challenges and opportunities for Southern Tier agriculture in Whitney point Tuesday:
Akshar faces former Broome County Executive & State DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the conviction of long time Republican State Senator Tom Libous.
The State DEC has adopted amendments to update and consolidate Petroleum Bulk Storage and Chemical Bulk Storage regulations. The changes clarify existing requirements and make it easier for those who store bulk amounts of petroleum or chemicals in tank systems to comply with equipment and handling standards needed to prevent contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water and public water supplies.
Governor Cuomo today announced $20 million is available for the construction of new affordable housing units damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Qualified housing developers are invited to submit proposals for properties to be developed in the eligible counties, which locally includes: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, & Otsego Counties. Funding will come from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, out of its $4.4 billion federal allotment.
The Taste of the Catskills Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th at the Maple Shade Farm in Delhi. The Festival will include food from local farms, restaurants & Micro-Breweries & Live music. On Sunday, October 11th Catskill Mountainkeeper will screen their documentary “Catskill Park,” More information & ticket purchases can be accessed at TasteoftheCatskills.com.