Sidney Firefighters, State Police & Sidney Village police responded to a multiple vehicle accident this morning at about 11:30, at west Main Street and Wood road in the town of Sidney. WCDO News will have further details as they become available.
A Brooklyn man was arrested after police found him with 424 bags of heroin at a motel in the Town of Dickinson. The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 28-year-old Angel Guadalupe after searching his motel room on Old Front Street. Police also found a digital scale used for weighing narcotics, packaging materials and a cutting agent. Guadalupe was charged with 2 counts of 3rd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and 3 counts of 2nd degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Fenton Town Court and sent to the Broome County jail without bail.
Students don’t have to wait for a college tour to learn more about their higher education options. The 43rd Greater Binghamton College Day gives students a chance to speak to representatives from more than 175 colleges, universities, military groups and financial institutions. Tonight’s session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton. College Day is free and open to the public. For more information, visit greaterbinghamtoncollegeday.org.
State Police arrested 21-year-old Logan Coss of Roxbury for 2nd degree burglary following a report of missing money from a residence on Lake Street in Roxbury. An investigation determined Coss had entered the residence and stole $230 cash. He was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Court and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail. Coss is due back in court October 20.
The State DEC is accepting comments on proposed changes to the freshwater fishing regulations through December 1st. The DEC modifies the sport fishing regulations every two years as part of DEC’s commitment to enhance fishing opportunities and protect the State’s freshwater resources. The new regulations are scheduled to take effect on April 1st. The proposals can be read and comments accepted at dec.ny.gov
Governor Cuomo signed a bill to designate yogurt as the official New York snack. Cuomo approved the legislation on the day of the state’s second Yogurt Summit, a public forum at Cornell University in Ithaca on issues facing dairy producers.
Sidney Firefighters, State Police & Sidney Village police responded to a multiple vehicle accident this morning at about 11:30, at west Main Street and Wood road in the town of Sidney. WCDO News will have further details as they become available.
2 people were held without bail Friday night on first-degree kidnapping charges in the abduction of two Amish girls in Saint Lawrence County. 39 year old Stephen Howells and 25 year old Nicole Vaisey were arrested, based on information from 1 of the 2 girls abducted Wednesday. St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said that 7 year old Delila Miller & 12 year old Fannie Miller were in good health, they escaped from the house were they were brought and walked to the nearest home, where a resident took them back to their family.
State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 16 Dumas Hill Road in the Town of Fenton. During the search 8 marihuana plants were seized along with 40 grams of processed marihuana, smoking devices and packaging material. 27 year old Christopher Hartmann of Fenton was arrested for Unlawfully Growing Cannabis, Criminal Possession of Marihuana and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana; he faces court action September 4th in the Town of Fenton court.
Country artist’s Jamie O’Neal, Andy Griggs and Ty Herndon will perform Friday night at 7:00 PM at Damaschke field in Oneonta. The concert will go on rain or shine under the large tent. Continuing with shows throughout the weekend, the “All Star Jam,” featuring some of the areas premier musicians, will take to the stage throughout the day Saturday, followed by Three Dog Night performing Sunday. Tickets for the Friday show are $20 and are on sale now, more information or to purchase tickets visit wedosubaru.com.
P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 7-30-14
A Fenton man has been arrested on charges of promoting child pornography. 75-year-old Ray Parkes was charged following an investigation by the state police computer crime Unit. Investigators served a search warrant at Parkes residence in the town of Fenton, he was charged with 3 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child & 1 count of possessing a sexual performance by a child. Parkes was arraigned in Town of Fenton court and was remanded to the Broome County Jail on $5000 bail pending future court action.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division has arrested 23-year-old Donald Wilson of Binghamton, 20-year-old James Shaffer of Binghamton and 18-year-old Ryan Bartram of Owego. They are accused of drilling gas tanks at a car dealership on Front Street in the Town of Chenango and stealing gas. Eight vehicles had the tanks drilled causing over $4000 in damage. Shaffer, Wilson and Bartram were arraigned in Town of Chenango Court and released pending further court action.
The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Paul Clark Jr. of Charlotteville, on charges of Aggravated vehicular homicide, Vehicular manslaughter, Vehicular assault, Criminally negligent homicide, DWAI, reckless driving, & several misdemeanors & traffic infractions. Officers accuse Clark of driving while on drugs & driving too fast when he crashed a 2000 Saturn into a parked FedEx truck in South Worcester 2 months ago. Police said that there were 2 other people in Clark’s car, Devon McMahon died and Maureen Clark was injured. Clark surrendered at the sheriff’s office, he was arraigned & and posted $10,000 bail, he faces court action September 2.
The City of Oneonta Police Department has received multiple reports of a scam circulating the area. A person calls and claims to be a representative of NYSEG and requests a credit card payment be made to satisfy a past due account. If you receive such a call police advise you call NYSEG directly using the numbers listed on your billing statement. Do not give out personal information over the phone to persons whom you cannot positively identify.
Members of Governor Cuomo’s administration met with advocates for medical marijuana as some lawmakers called on him to speed up the state’s issuance of the drug. Deputy Secretary for Health Courtney Burke and Howard Zucker, acting commission of the state Department of Health, were among those who met with the governor, they are urging Cuomo to consider ways to get the drug to terminally ill patients more quickly. Under the law, the Department of Health has 18 months to get the medical-marijuana system up and running. The law allows the drug in non-smokeable form for patients who suffer from serious diseases or conditions — including HIV and epilepsy — and gives authority to the Department of Health to regulate it.
New York should refund $200 million in federal Medicaid overpayments, according to federal health officials. The total is derived from several audits of different parts of the Medicaid program. The State Health Department will appeal the decision. Federal auditors came up with the number as a result of several audits of state-operated facilities, home health care services, day treatment centers for people with mental illness, billing for orthodontic and dental services, and treatment of people with traumatic brain injuries. The federal government pays half the cost of Medicaid health services for the poor in New York.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a motorist acting strangely in the parking lot of the Sonic restaurant at 1103 Upper Front St., in the Town of Chenango last night. Upon arrival, police located 50-year-old Mary Jones of Binghamton, Field Sobriety tests were conducted and Jones was arrested for DWI with a BAC of 0.14%. Following her arrest, she was also found to possess a small amount of marihuana. She was released with tickets to appear in Town of Chenango court at a later date.
The Delaware County Office for the Aging is giving farmers market coupons to county residents 60 years of age or older. The coupons cover $20 worth of fruits and vegetables from participating vendors. Seniors must meet income eligibility guidelines. Eligible seniors may pick up coupons at the Office for the Aging, 6 Court Street, Delhi from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The deadline for coupon booklet distribution is Sept. 30, but coupons may be used through Nov. 30th. For more information call 746-6333.
The 2014 Rock In the Park concert tickets are available at several locations, for the August 17th show in Bainbridge. Organizer Jason Hall comments:
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The concert will be at General Clinton Park, featuring local favorites Woodshed Prophets, American idol contestant Kaitlyn Jackson, as well as national country music acts Chris Janson and Headliner Daryl Singletary.
Governor Cuomo declared a statewide state of emergency because of the major winter storm and its heavy snow, sub-zero temperatures and high winds. A state of emergency mobilizes resources to local governments that otherwise are restricted to state and allows the Governor to suspend laws and regulations that would impede rapid response. The Governor urged New Yorkers to avoid traveling and stay inside their homes the storm passes.
The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested a Homeless subject Christmas day for Criminal Contempt and Trespass in the Town of New Berlin. 27-year-old Eric Cole is accused trespassing at a Town of New Berlin residence and the resident had an Order of Protection against Cole. Cole was arraigned in the Town of New Berlin Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail pending a January 8th court appearance.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on State Route 79 in the Town of Fenton for a reported Criminal Mischief. The victim reported that his ex-girlfriend had caused damage to a vehicle with a plow truck into his garage, causing damage to the vehicle and the garage. The vcitm captured the event on a home surveillance video. The female then fled the scene, she was picked up at her residence, and has been identified as 40 year old Tracey Weiss of Chenango Forks. Weiss was charged with 3rd degree Criminal Mischief, she was arraigned in the Town of Fenton Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail.
Many questions will have to be answered next year, following a proposal to close facilities that cater to mental health issues, in Binghamton, Elmira & the north country. State Senator Tom Libous of Binghamton comments:
Libous said that if necessary, he has legislation, co-sponsored by Cliff Crouch in the Assembly, to call for a freeze on the closing of mental health facilities until 2015, if these questions can not be adequately answered.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced that state payments to vendors, municipalities, school districts and others are now available at openbooknewyork.com. The website is updated daily to include approximately 10,000 new payments the Comptroller’s office processes each business day. Nearly 50,000 state contracts and amendments can also be searched, along with major spending areas for state agencies. DiNapoli said that additional updates are expected this spring.
Binghamton City Police responded to a robbery at the Dollar General on Clinton Street shortly after noon today. Binghamton police initial reports said that no weapon was displayed, this suspect was described as a white or light-skinned black male, 5 foot 7, wearing a black coat and dark hooded sweatshirt with a purple scarf over his face. Binghamton police are currently investigating 9 robberies, 4 other cases are open in Johnson City, Chenango and Fenton in the last few weeks.
Voters in the Deposit school district voted on 3 propositions for a 2.7 Million dollar Capital Project. The project calls for a new security booth at the elementary school, a new track and football field, baseball and hockey facilities, and renovations to an art room at the middle and high school. All 3 propositions were approved by an almost 2 to 1 margin for the project itself, for land acquisition and for the establishment of a capital reserve fund.
Governor Cuomo is supporting the minority position of his own tax commission for providing a property tax credit to renters, with most of the breaks earmarked for New York City tenants. Cuomo’s commission supported his goal of reducing property taxes upstate and in the New York City suburbs, where residents pay some of the nation’s highest taxes. Cuomo said that he would also push for a future tax credit for renters statewide.
Norse Energy filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Albany late Tuesday, the court papers challenge whether referring the review to the state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah was permissible under state law, or was it a politically motivated delay. The lawsuit seeks to force the DEC into finalizing its 5 ½ year review on the High-volume Hydraulic fracturing process to extract natural gas.
Details have been released regarding the projects that are getting funded through the Regional Council awards announced last week by Governor Cuomo. In Delaware County, $1,3 million dollars will go for the Town of Margaretville to construct of a new hotel at the site of the already existing Margaretville Motel. Also, $850,000 will go for the County IDA to acquire and renovate a former water bottling plant for the purpose of developing a manufacturing facility to attract new private sector investment and job creation.
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved the authority’s 2014 budget that continues to invest in its 16 power plants and transmission facilities, and in its energy efficiency projects at local and state government facilities statewide. The 2014 operating plan includes a budget of 379.3 million and an energy services budget of 222.3 million. For more information go to nypa.gov.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office investigates an armed robbery at the Sunoco station on Chenango Street in the town of Fenton last night. Deputies responded to the Report of an armed robbery at 11:00 PM, where a man entered the store, pulled a knife on a clerk and left with an unknown amount of cash. The man is described as approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a gray hoodie, black ski mask, sunglasses and black pants, he left on foot in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sheriff’s Detectives at 778-2053.
The Chenango County Sheriffs Department responded to a tractor-trailer accident on state route 8 in the town of Norwich. Deputies reported that 30-year-old Joshua Schaller of Edwardsville Pennsylvania lost control, left the roadway & overturned, spilling food items into a cornfield. Schaller was taken to Chenango memorial hospital for the treatment of minor injuries; the cause of the accident is under investigation.
The Sidney Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Children’s Christmas Party tomorrow, Chamber Spokesperson Kerri Green comments:
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More information is available by calling the Sidney chamber of commerce at 561-2642.
The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce will hold their first Christmas Parade tomorrow night, Chamber president John Payne comments:
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More information is available at by calling the Bainbridge Chamber at 967-8700 or 316-6854.
The American Red Cross is holding a “Communities That Care” Blood drive in Norwich today. Today’s Blood Drive will run from 12:00 noon until 7:00 PM at the Howard Johnson Hotel at 75 North Broad Street. The Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors of all blood types to donate blood during the winter months to strengthen the community’s blood supply.
Binghamton Police arrested Kyle Wood of Binghamton on 2 outstanding Arrest Warrants for 1st & 2nd degree Assault. Wood is accused of striking 2 people with a samurai sword on October 27th in the City of Binghamton, during a disturbance. Police stated that one victim underwent emergency surgery at Lourdes Hospital, with his fingers almost severed in the attack. Binghamton police are asking anyone with further information to contact them at 772-7080.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office, and the Binghamton and Johnson City police departments announced the arrest of 29-year-old Alexis Howell of Endicott, on charges of 3rd & 4th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance & unlawful possession of marijuana. Howell is accused of possessing 537 bags containing heroin, along with 12-knotted wraps that held crack cocaine and two buy discount cialis online knotted wraps of marijuana, which was confiscated after police executed a search warrant. Howell arraigned and was sent to the Broome County jail without bail.
ACCO Brands in Sidney is currently celebrating their 90th anniversary in business in New York State, starting as Keith Clark in 1923. Acco Spokesman Gary Schoonover explains:
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Schoonover said that a museum of company artifacts is being put together at the Sidney Facility, and is should be open by the end of this year. Acco is the largest supplier of planning products in North America, producing and shipping millions of items each week during its peak selling season from October to January.
Governor Cuomo today advised taxpayers to beware of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the STAR property tax exemption. Cuomo said that the application for the STAR program is free. New Homeowners can register online at tax.ny.gov or by phone at 518-457-2036. The registration deadline is December 31st.
State police arrested 27-year-old Robert Hissin of Port Crane for 2nd degree burglary, following an investigation into the theft of hydrocodone pills from a residence in the town of Fenton. Hissin is accused of forcing his way into a neighbor’s residence and stealing prescription medication, he was arraigned in the Fenton town court and remanded to the Broome county jail without bail.
State police arrested Bradley Falkenmeyer of Bainbridge for 2nd degree burglary and 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon. The arrest followed an investigation of a theft of firearms on Kilkenny Road in Unadilla in August. The stolen firearms were recovered; Falkenmeyer was arraigned at the Otsego town court and remanded to the Otsego jail on $10,000 cash bond.
Traffic was slowed down in Binghamton for several hours yesterday on I-81 following a tractor-trailer rollover at 2:40 pm. The tractor-trailer was hauling a load of roofing trusses, which had shifted on a curve and caused the accident. 28-year-old Thomas Stauffer of Selinsgrove Pennsylvania was not injured in the incident; he was ticketed for an improperly secured load, returnable in Dickinson Town Court at a later date. Northbound Traffic was interrupted for about 2 hours.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1323 Upper Front Street in the Town of Chenango this morning following a report of fighting in the parking lot of the Manley’s Mighty Mart and then at the Express Mart in the Town of Dickinson. Deputies located the Honda that reportedly left both scenes, 27 year old Kamal Khawaja of Deposit was charged with DWI, Driving with a BAC of .08% or higher as well as a Tinted Window violation, he was later released & will appear in the Town of Fenton Court at a later date.
Governor Cuomo announced the launch TODAY of an extensive new online guide to sustainable travel in New York State. The Responsible Travel Guide to New York State provides an overview of the culture, history and ecology of each of New York’s regions as well as Information on public transportation, eco-friendly activities and accommodations. A preview is available at: www.responsibletravel.com.
State police at Norwich arrested 47-year-old Scott Fitch of Oxford, for DWI with a BAC result of .16%, twice the legal limit. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on Mechanic Street Oxford; Fitch was issued tickets returnable to the Oxford village court on November 18th.
The state DMV is now offering 35 expanded online services, which includes the ability to view the status of an identification card or driver license, renew, or replace a license online. On the state’s DMV website, customers may now sign up for a free “MyDMV” account. Customers can also register to vote, become an organ donor and buy a copy of their driver records. Customers can also sign up for email reminders about registration and inspection renewals at dmv.ny.gov
The Sidney central school district will have their last sign up night for the Odyssey of the Mind tonight. Those wishing to sign up can do so tonight at 6:00 PM in the Sidney Elementary School Cafeteria; more information is available at 604-4032 or by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Otsego county Chamber of Commerce will hold their next business after hours event today, at Fox Hospital. The event will take place on the 1st floor west wing of the hospital from 4:30pm TO 6:30pm.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 24-year-old Brayan Thompson of Delhi for Petty Larceny and 24-year-old Nathaniel Bracci of Delhi for 1 count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Deputies accuse Thompson of stealing property belonging to the Delaware County Dept of Public Works from a location in the Town of Franklin; Bracci allegedly sold the stolen property to a business in the Town of Davenport. Both were issued appearance tickets for latest this month.
2 people were killed & 2 others were injured in a crash Friday night at around 8:00 PM on State Route 369 in the town of Fenton. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 2000 Acura crashed head-on into a Chevy SUV, 2 people in the Acura were killed, They were identified as 17 year old Kristen Crandall and 37 year old Corey Jones both of Norwich. 37-year-old Kelly Crandall of Norwich was seriously injured in the crash. The driver of the Acura was 20-year-old Anthony Stroman of Binghamton, he received minor injuries. Stroman and Kelly Crandall were taken to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. The driver of the Chevy was 48-year-old John Potter of Port Crane, he was not injured. Deputies believe that a 3rd vehicle, a brown Buick may have been involved in the crash, but that vehicle left the scene before emergency crews arrived. Anyone with information is asked to call 778-2054.
Governor Cuomo announced that individuals who drive drunk with a conditional license would now face a felony, which is the same penalty for those who drive drunk with a revoked license. previously, driving drunk with a conditional license was only a traffic infraction. Conditional licenses are issued to drivers who lose their license for drunk driving but have enrolled in an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program run by the DMV & may only be used for driving to and from essential destinations such as work, school, and medical appointments. Also, several provisions that strengthen Leandra’s Law are now in effect, specifically those that deal with the required installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicles owned, or operated, by a person convicted DWI, or other alcohol-related offenses, details are available at www.governor.ny.gov.
The tri-town Relay For Life Kick-off meeting will be today, starting at 5:30pm at the United Methodist Church on Liberty St in Sidney. Next year’s Relay For Life will be held on May 2nd & 3rd at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. The relay for life raises money for a variety of programs through the American cancer society.
U.S. district court Judge Thomas McAvoy sentenced 43-year-old Jeffrey Turner of Fenton, to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography, to run concurrent with the 8 years he was sentenced in Broome County court for rape & criminal sexual act charges. Turner was sentenced in the federal court in Binghamton this morning.
50-year-old Anthony Palladino of Oneonta was arrested for allegedly attacking a fellow inmate at the Otsego county jail last week. Palladino was charged with felony assault and issued an appearance ticket in the Middlefield court. Palladino was transferred to the jail in Elmira for felony drug convictions; he could face another 15 years to life in jail on the new charges if convicted.
State troopers arrested 41-year-old Richard Duell of Fenton for driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marihuana. This arrest followed a 911 call of a vehicle driving through someone else’s yard just off of State Route 369 in Fenton. Duell refused to submit to a breath test, he was arraigned in the Fenton court and then remanded to the Broome County Jail in lieu of $1500 bail pending future court action.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a two-car motor vehicle accident at Pines Brook Road and Left Pines Brook Road in the Town of Walton. 56-year-old Dale Beadle of Walton was driving south on Pines Brook Road when 18-year-old Stephen Butler of Walton attempted to turn left on to Left Pines Brook Road. Beadle’s vehicle struck Butler’s vehicle, causing significant damage to both vehicles, both drivers were uninjured. Butler was ticketed for failure to failure to yield the right of way.
State Senator Jim Seward announced his support for a legislative solution to a billing situation that has placed Early Intervention Program services for hundreds of special needs children at risk. Senator Seward comments:
Senator Seward that as part of the state budget, a central statewide administrator of the program was approved with an eye toward mandate relief for counties, which were responsible for managing billing of the program, but many providers have not been reimbursed for their services.
Governor Cuomo announced that 7 research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses would each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, to support research collaborations as part of “The Power of SUNY”. Among the funded initiatives are projects that seek to improve cancer detection and treatment, further medical imaging and diagnostics, and analyze the effects of climate change. 3 of the projects are located at Binghamton University.
First-class postage stamps could rise 3 cents to 49 cents in 2014 under a proposal by -the U.S. Postal Service. The increase would raise about $2 billion in additional revenue a year. The Postal Service posted a $15.9 billion net loss last fiscal year and could lose $6 billion in the current fiscal year. The rate hike will require approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission.
The New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission met yesterday in Albany to discuss a variety of topics. The group is comprised of 28 state agencies and the American Red Cross. Members discussed the threat of the current hurricane season, last week’s incident in Nairobi, Kenya, and homeland security concerns. The commission is required to have two meetings each year. For more information go to dhses.ny.gov