Ganesh Ramsaran testified in his own defense Thursday during his murder trial in Chenango County Court in Norwich. Ramsaran initially waived his right to testify, but changed his mind and took the stand on Thursday. Ramsaran is charged with 2nd degree murder for the death of his wife, Jennifer, in December 2012 the trail continues Monday morning at 9:00 AM.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico announced the indictment of 41 people charged with operating 2 drug trafficking pipelines that transported heroin between New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; Worcester, Massachusetts & Syracuse, and cocaine from Puerto Rico to Syracuse. 9 members of the same Syracuse family helped run one of the rings, and 1 was involved in the second ring. The defendants were arrested in a series of early morning raids in Syracuse, the Bronx, Manhattan, Ossining & Paterson, New Jersey.
Foothills Performing Arts Center has tickets on Sale now for a Motown Revue act that will be performing tonight. Foothills Executive Director Bill Youngs said that the performers would meet with concertgoers after the show:
(Bill Youngs 9-19-14)
Tickets are available at FoothillsPAC.org or at the theater Box office on Market Street in Oneonta.
New York State’s private sector job count grew by 3,900, or 0.1% in August, according to preliminary figures released today by the New York State Department of Labor. This latest monthly employment gain raised New York State’s overall private sector job count to 7,605,000, an all-time high. The statewide unemployment rate declined from 6.6% to 6.4% in August 2014, its lowest level since late 2008. A county-by-county breakdown of unemployment rates will be released next week.
The 12th annual Sidney Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend starts tonight during half time at the Sidney-Chenango Forks Football game. Sidney Alumni Spokesman Greg Davie explains:
(Greg Davie 9-19-14)
The Induction dinner & ceremony will be held at American Legion on Union Street Saturday at 5:00 PM.