Governor Cuomo will activate the State Emergency Operations Center this morning at 10:00 AM to monitor the winter storm, which could produce moderate to heavy snowfall across a large portion of the state. There is a wind-chill watch with values from -30 to -40 degrees.
The Chenango County sheriff’s Office arrested 37-Year-old Jennifer Bishop of Frankfort For Aggravated DWI. Bishop Was located on state route 12 in the town of Sherburne operating a vehicle while consuming alcohol, her BAC was registered at 4more than 4 times the legal limit. Bishop was arrested & processed & was released to a sober 3rd party, she faces court action at a later date.
State Police investigated a two car double fatal head-on collision in the Town of Newfield. The investigation revealed that 19-year-old James Crosby of Van Etten lost control of his Chevy Monte Carlo and entered the opposing lane, striking a Jeep Grand Cherokee being operated by 31-year-old Samantha Aarnio of Spencer. Crosby was transported to Packer Hospital, his passenger, 20 year old Derek Nichols was pronounced deceased at the scene. Aarnio was transported to Packer Hospital for multiple injuries, one of her passengers; 67-year-old Kathy Lattimore was taken to Cortland Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased, and 32 year old Eugene Aarnio was transported to Packer Hospital for an arm injury. The investigation into the collision is continuing.
The Chenango county Sheriff’s department arrested 32-year-old Derreck Vosburgh of Utica on an active bench warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. Vosburgh faces court action shortly.
Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown will host a 2-day blood Drive. The American Red Cross blood drives will be held today from 12:30 to 6:30 PM, and tomorrow from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The blood drives will be at the Bassett Hall auditorium in Cooperstown, the Red Cross is partnering with Dunkin’ Donuts to provide a coupon for a free pound of coffee to all presenting donors. Registrations are requested at 547-3701, but walk-ins are welcome.