A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 1-16-13

State Police arrested 37-year-old JOYCE PRINCE, of Johnson City, for 2ND Degree Criminal Sexual Act and endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person. The investigation revealed that PRINCE allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a male resident at the Prospect 1 residential group home in the Town of Dickinson.   Prince was arraigned in the …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 1-15-13

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers agreed to changes to gun laws that would expand the state’s ban on assault weapons.  The bill would broaden the definition of assault weapons; ban semiautomatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature.  The bill would require mental …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 1-15-13

Voters in the Sidney central school district will decide today on a proposition to renovate the high school auditorium, fix drainage problems at the athletic fields, replace old boilers, plus and on a proposition for a Capital Reserve fund.  Sidney superintendent Bill Christensen told WCDO that he hopes for a big turnout:   (Bill Christensen) …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 1-14-13

The deadline to submit a comment regarding hydraulic fracturing returning to New York, ended Friday afternoon oat 5:00 PM.  Thousands of comments were submitted over the course of the DEC accepting comments over the last few year’s, they may render their decision on hydraulic fracturing by February 27th. ———————————— Delaware County Public Health will be …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 1-14-13

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared the State of New York in a Public Health Emergency in response to the severe flu season.  The Executive Order that will allow pharmacists to give flu shots to anyone between the ages of six month and 18 years.  More than 19,000 cases of the flu have already been reported …

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 1-11-13

The American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now due to widespread flu activity across the country. The flu has been reported in 41 include New York, & the centers for disease control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.    …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 1-11-13

Governor Cuomo discussed enacting gun control legislation, during his state of the state address Wednesday in Albany.  The governor said that he is a gun owner himself, and this bill will have nothing to do banning legitimate hunting rifles: (Cuomo on Gun control) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said that he agrees with the governor’s proposal: …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 1-10-13

Reactions were favorable on both sides of the aisle for Governor’s Cuomo’s ambitious agenda that he forwarded in his state of the state address in Albany yesterday.  State senator Jim Seward responds:   (Seward 1-10-13)   Assemblyman Cliff Crouch also responded:   (Crouch 1-10-13)   Assemblyman Pete Lopez also commented:   (Lopez 1-10-13)   Lawmakers …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 1-10-13

Members of the Governor’s cabinet will deliver Regional STATE OF THE STATE Messages today around the state.  Locally, state DMV commissioner Barbara Fiala will deliver the state of the state message at 11:00 AM at the Broome County Legislative Chambers at 60 Hawley Street in Binghamton. —————————- The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 33 year …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 1-9-13

Governor Cuomo delivered his annual state of the state address this afternoon, to a joint session of the legislature in Albany:   (Cuomo)   The state of the state address kicks off the 2013 legislative season, the governor will deliver his executive budget proposal in the next couple of weeks. —————————– Bainbridge officials announced that …