A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 1-17-13

Fire fighters from all over the region responded to a fire at Matteson Hall dormitory at the state university at Oneonta yesterday afternoon.  The fire broke out in a third floor dorm at around 4:00 PM, the building was safely evacuated the red cross was called in to assist dorm residents, the fire was extinguished …

Matteson Hall SUCO Structure Fire

Fire crews from all over the region are responding to a fire on the top floor at Matteson Hall on the SUCO campus in Oneonta.  The Fire was called in at about 4:00 PM, and early reports suggests that all students escaped the dorm without injury.  WCDO News will have more information as it becomes …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 1-16-13

Governor Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Christie, and Connecticut Governor Malloy released a joint statement regarding passage of the disaster relief package by the House of Representatives.  The governors were pleased that the House finally passed the remaining 51 billion dollars in aid to the 3 states, following last year’s devastating Hurricane Sandy.  Congress took 78 …

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: …