Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 51-year-old James Warren of Hamden on Robbery and Assault charges following a domestic incident in Delhi at approximately 6:30 Wednesday morning. Warren was charged with 3rd degree Robbery, & 3rd degree assault; he is accused of forcibly stealing property from the victim and then assaulting the victim during a domestic dispute. Warren was arraigned in the Town of Kortright Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $1500 cash bail pending his appearance in the Town of Delhi Court at a later time.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Seized more than 50 Marihuana Plants & dried Processed Marihuana In The Town of Hancock. Investigators Arrested 58 Year Old James Nelson Of Colchester for criminal Possession of Marijuana & Unlawful Cultivation of marihuana, he is accused of growing & processing Marijuana near his residence; he was issued an appearance ticket for town of Hancock court on September 29th & was released.
Governor Cuomo announced that the maximum & minimum rates for weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits would increase on October 6th. The minimum rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum rate will increase from $405 to $420. Under state reforms, the maximum benefit rate for claimants will increase annually until it reaches 50 percent of the average weekly wage in New York State. The minimum will remain at $100.
State Police arrested 22-year-old Patrick Parker of Laurens for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of .18%, more than twice the legal limit. The arrest resulted from a routine traffic stop County Route 11 in Laurens; troopers accuse Parker of driving while intoxicated. Parker was issued tickets returnable in the Town of Laurens Court on October 2nd.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman backed a federal proposal designed to ensure that the nation’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands receive proper protection under the federal Clean Water Act. A coalition of 8 states submitted comments to the EPA & the Army Corps of Engineers on their joint Waters of the United States Proposed Rule, which seeks to clarify what types of waters are covered by the Clean water Act, following 2 recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that led to uncertainty among businesses, citizens, and municipalities as to their obligations.
The State University of New York said $710,000 has been awarded for materials and advanced manufacturing research. This is the first round of funding, from the SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network of Excellence. The award was granted to nine collaborative projects on seven SUNY campuses, including SUNY Binghamton. The money will be used to support the state’s manufacturing sector, by bringing faulty and student researchers together with industry experts, to encourage the development and commercialization of their work.
A state judge has ruled a New York referendum, on the creation of a new redistricting commission, must be reworded to delete language describing the proposed panel as “independent” because it would be misleading to voters. Supreme Court Justice Patrick McGrath said top legislators would appoint most members of the commission and lawmakers could reject the commission’s proposals and substitute its own. His ruling orders the Board of Elections to remove the word “independent” to prevent voters from thinking the commission would be free from political influence. The referendum will be on the November ballot