State Police arrested 20 year old Aubree Shoemaker of Nanticoke for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 2nd degree Harassment, after Troopers responded to a Broome County 911 report of a person punching, slapping & choking a 10 year old female. Shoemaker was arraigned & was remanded to the Broome County Jail on $100 cash bail; the court also issued an order of protection for the victim.
Governor Cuomo announced that New York State parks and historic sites hosted 62 million visitors in 2014, which is a 3% increase over 2013, and a nearly 8% increase since 2010. State Parks’ 2014 attendance was up 1.9 million visitors from 2013, and up 4.5 million visitors since 2010. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by more than 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
Jury selection continued today in Schoharie county court for the 3rd Murder trial of cal Harris. Over 40 more prospective jurors were dismissed Tuesday as the attorneys seek to have 12 jurors & 6 alternates seated for the Harris Trial. Harris has been twice convicted for the 2001 murder of his wife Michelle, both convictions were overturned, this 3rd trial was moved to Schoharie county after 2 Tioga County trials.
A Joint investigation by State Police & Vestal Police led to the arrest of 3 people for felony sex trafficking and promoting prostitution in Broome County & the exploitating underage females in the prostitution trade in the Broome County region. Charged were Larhonda James of Johnson City, Alphonso Dennis of Binghamton, & Antonio Ballard of Binghamton, All 3 were arraigned & were remanded to the Broome County jail pending future court action.
State DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced that New York’s environment will benefit under the nation’s most stringent new regulations adopted today that will make liquefied natural gas available to fuel trucks and for other purposes, The adopted regulations enable permits to be granted to safely site, construct and operate new LNG facilities under requirements established in a DEC permit. Liquefied Natural Gas will be available to haulers as a cleaner burning alternative to diesel fuel. The final rule making documents, including the Assessment of Public Comment, are available on DEC’s website dec.ny.gov/regulations.
The State Senate is working on a package of bills to close Loopholes regarding sex offenders. State Senator John Bonacic explains:
The package of bills will be sent to the Assembly for consideration.
Nominations are being accepted currently for the 9th annual Woman Trailblazer Award presented by the Oneonta City Commission on Community Relations & Human Rights. A complete nomination form is available at City Hall or on the City Web site at: www.oneonta.ny.us and click on City Government, then Commissions, then Community Relations & Human Rights. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 20th, the award will be presented at a March Oneonta Common Council meeting at City Hall.