Governor Cuomo announced nearly 40 million dollars in grants to reduce water pollution and to protect bodies of water across the state; the grants will support 134 projects, with 23 million dollars going to projects that seek water pollution control by preventing floods and storm water runoff, which can carry pollutants into streams and lakes. More information is available at governor.ny.gov.
The sentencing of Ganesh Ramsaran is postponed until December 1st in Chenango county court. Ramsaran was convicted of 2nd degree murder for the death of his wife Jennifer in December of 2012, he is being held in the Chenango county jail without bail since his conviction on September 23rd.
A Bainbridge man has died following a rollover crash Tuesday night on I-88 in the town of Fenton, after he struck a deer. 35-year-old Sean Coleman was pronounced dead at Wilson Memorial Hospital of massive head trauma. Police investigators believe that Coleman hit the brakes after colliding with the deer & lost control, overturned and landed on the right shoulder of the highway. Police said that Coleman was found about 30 feet from his vehicle; an unidentified passenger suffered only a minor injury and was treated at an area hospital & was released.
Local fire departments are urging area residents to make sure that they carbon monoxide alarms are working properly. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths nationwide, with about 200 new Yorkers being hospitalized each year. Those who are poisoned tend to exhibit flu like symptoms; a New York state law from 2010 requires carbon monoxide alarms in residential properties as wall as hotels, dorms & nursing homes.
Governor Cuomo announced the establishment of a strategic fuel reserve at 6 locations in the upstate counties, to ensure that gas & diesel fuels are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency like severe storms. The reserve terminals are positioned to rapidly provide service to all areas of upstate in the event of a declared emergency. About 2.5 million gallons of gas & diesel will be housed and supplied to emergency responders if their own fuel supplies are disrupted.
The Otego fire department responded to a structure fire early this morning at 2:38 AM, at 17 Forster Street. The fire was reported in the basement, the fire was extinguished in a little over an hour, and no injuries were reported.
An autopsy conducted at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton on 26-year-old Derek Prindle of Afton determined that the cause of death was from a gunshot wound to the chest, the death ruled as a homicide. State police are looking of eyewitnesses to the shooting in the parking lot of Peak Fitness in the town of Bainbridge Monday between 1:00 & 1:30 PM; they can call Troop C at 561-7400. Former New York City police officer and John Guzy of Bainbridge has been charged with 2nd degree murder, he is being held in the Chenango county jail without bail pending court action Friday.
A Delaware county sheriffs deputy was involved in a head on crash on state highway 10 in the town of Walton that resulted in a serious injury to the driver of the other vehicle. Deputy Stephanie Proffitt was taken to Delaware valley hospital in Walton where she was treated for a leg laceration & was released. The 2nd driver, 27year old Amber Phraner of Walton was airlifted to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City where she was listed in critical condition. The investigation is continuing.