P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-6-14

The U.S. Senate & the House of Representatives have passed a new 5-year farm bill that has made several changes that will be important to New York agriculture, according to Chenango County Farm Bureau director Bradd Vickers:   (Bradd Vickers 2-6-14)   Vickers also said that the movement to separate the food stamp programs from … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 2-6-14

Governor Cuomo announced the largest single year of recoveries of taxpayer dollars in the history of the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. The administration recovered more than $851 million dollars for 2013 from Medicaid providers who inappropriately billed Medicaid and individuals who received services to which they were not entitled. ——————————— The Walton Central School District Board of … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-5-14

Governor Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for all of New York State:   (Cuomo 2-5-14)   Heavy snow, ice, and freezing rain has been reported throughout the state, I-84 has been closed from Connecticut to the Pennsylvania borders to all traffic. ———————————— Governor Cuomo announced today that the New York State Police would … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 2-5-14

Oneonta City Court was sealed off and evacuated Monday morning after a suspicious powder substance arrived in an envelope.  Police, fire department,  New York court officers and postal inspectors all arrived on the scene, the substance was not hazardous and the court opened up a short time later. ————————— Sidney Village Police arrested 19 year … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-4-14

The state Parole Board has denied David Dart’s application to be released from prison, he has served over 24 years in jail for the 1989 stabbing death of Gillian Gibbons in her car in the Oneonta municipal garage.  Dart was convicted in Otsego county court and has been serving out that sentence in a downstate … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 2-4-14

State Police arrested 25 year old Michael Golotty of Norwich 1 count each of  3rd degree arson &  3rd degree burglary & 40 counts of 3rd degree Criminal Mischief.  Golotty is charged in connection with the fire at the Storage Center on County route 32 in the Town of Norwich on November 29th.  1 of … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 2-3-14

The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Night to Wednesday Night.  Sidney High School science Teacher & Meteorologist Rich Townsend comments:   (Rich Townsend 2-3-14)   The Storm will start out down south, & move up through the Mississippi Valley & head into the Southern Tier around Midnight Tuesday … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 2-3-14

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 28-year-old Joshua Thomas of New Berlin for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop in the Village of Oxford Saturday morning, Thomas was found to be in possession of heroin, he was taken into custody and processed & is scheduled to appear in … [Read more…]