P.m. news Monday 3-2-15
State Police from Deposit investigated the finding of a body of an adult male near Wheeler Street and Railroad Avenue in Hancock last week. Troopers identified the deceased as 60 year old Arthur Ballard of Hancock, the autopsy conducted at Lourdes Hospital showed the cause of death to be a combination of hypothermia and acute alcoholic intoxication. No signs of criminal activity or foul play in his death.
The State Senate passed a package of bills last week to give municipalities the ability to pass their own sexual predators laws to meet their own needs, after a Nassau county law was struck down in court. Area State Senator John Bonacic comments:
Bonacic said that this series of bills addresses the concerned raised by the Court Of Appeals in their ruling, and should stand up to any possible court challenges. The bills move to the Assembly for consideration.
Sidney High School Senior Austin Dean won the New York state wrestling championship in division 2 at 285 pounds, Saturday night at the Times Union Center in Albany. Dean won his final match 5 to 3 in overtime by scoring a takedown with 17 seconds left. Dead talked with WCDO Sports Director Nate Lull today about how he ended his high school wrestling career:
(Austin Dean 3-2-15)
Dean is the 11th state champion in Sidney high school history & plan to play football in college; the full interview is available on WCDO Sports.com.
On Friday, Delaware County Deputies responded to a Domestic Dispute on State Highway 10 in the Town of Kortright. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Craig Schmitz of Bloomville for Endangering the Welfare of a child, Harassment & Criminal Mischief; he was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and released on his own recognizance pending future court action.
A special meeting of the Village of Sidney Board of Trustees will be held today at 7:00 PM in the boardroom at the Sidney Civic Center. The special meeting was rescheduled from the Board’s February 23, 2015 meeting. The Board anticipates entering into an executive session to discuss a litigated matter, followed by the regular portion of the meeting to consider other Village business.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Captain Appreciation night is scheduled for today at 5:30 at the United Methodist Church in Sidney, Any one still wishing to form a team or community members wanting to learn more about the event are urged to attend. This year’s Relay will be held on Saturday May 9th from 11:00 AM to 11 PM at General Clinton Park
Rick Springfield will be the opening night performer at the Chevy Court at the 2015 New York State Fair this year. The State Fair runs from August 27th to September 7th this year at the Fairgrounds in Syracuse.