State police reported that there has been a shooting on Route 7 near Peak Fitness in the town of Bainbridge earlier this afternoon, with injuries reported. State police said that the suspect has been arrested and is in custody. They advise that motorists stay away from Route 7 near the Peak Fitness area as the investigation & evidence Gathering is continuing. Police believe that the shooter acted alone.
Oneonta city officials held a press conference this morning at City hall, regarding the death of Mayor Richard Miller Saturday morning. Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor comments:
(Oneonta Police chief Dennis Nayor 10-27-14)
Oneonta city manager Martin Murphy also commented:
(Martin Murphy 10-27-14)
Murphy said that a grief counselor is available for city employees, previous scheduled meetings will continue, where appropriate. Russ Southard will operate as Mayor until the Common Council reaches a decision on Millers replacement
New York State Public Health has launched a new state information line to answer questions on Ebola. The info line is free and trained staff will answer questions 24/7, at 1-800-861-2280.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 37 year old Dawn Bermel of Queens on a bench warrant issued by Town of Colchester Court for Speeding, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Operating a Motor vehicle while Impaired by Drugs and Driving While Intoxicated. Bermel was arraigned in Town Of Colchester Court & was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1500 cash bail or $5000 bond. Bermel is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Colchester Court on November 4th.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state have a chance to receive additional funding, through a new program called the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Step one is to gather public input about health needs and the perceived value of the resources that are available. 130 organizations across ten counties in the Southern Tier are participating. Each location is asking patients and visitors to participate in a community needs assessment surveThe survey will allow them to see where community members are experiencing service gaps and other issues that need to be addressed. Go to snapsurveys.com
Honda Civic owners beware. You own the mostly frequently stolen car in New York state. Last year, about 16,000 cars were stolen in New York state, with the Civic being the most stolen car. The National Insurance Crime Bureau each year gathers statistics on the 10 most stolen cars for the nation and each state. For a complete list go to nicb.org
A survey by the NY Association for Pupil Transportation suggests more than 17,000 drivers passed a stopped school bus on October 21st. The survey was completed as part of National School Bus Safety Week. The survey involved 18 school districts across New York. The NPAPT said if the survey was expanded to the 50,000 busses on the road everyday in New York that would amount to 17,824 illegal passes on that single day. The NYAPT is calling upon the State Legislature and the Governor to enact legislation to allow the installation of Camera technology on school buses to enable law enforcment to apprehend illegal passers and issue tickets and fines