Governor Cuomo has until early next week to decide on 22 bills passed by lawmakers this year, including legislation that would require high schools to provide CPR training to their students & a bill to designate yogurt as the official state snack. The CPR bill would direct the state Education Department to require high schools to include CPR training & the use of automated external defibrillators in their curriculum. The Legislature passed 658 bills from January through June, Cuomo has signed 400 of them into law and vetoed none.
The FBI has ranked the cities of new York state, in regards to their crime rates, amount of law enforcement, paroled Sex Offenders and other factors, to determine the most dangerous cities to live in. Niagara Falls was named the most dangerous City in New York, followed by Schenectady, Newburgh, Rochester, Gloversville, Buffalo, Jamestown, Albany, then and Binghamton & Auburn.
The Red Cross will conduct a session of the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program tomorrow in Greene. The program will provide information on how to be prepared for various disasters. In conjunction with the Red Cross the event is also being hosted by the Greene Rotary Club, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Genegantslet Golf Club in Greene. More information is available at redcross.org.
The fire at 7 Cherry Street in Oneonta Monday Morning left 2 Oneonta firefighters with minor injuries. One firefighter was taken to Fox Hospital to receive stitches after his leg was cut with broken glass. He was treated and released. A second firefighter was treated at the scene after a piece of ceiling material came down on his head. The fire broke out in the attic of the uninhabited house at around 6:30 AM, damaging the attic and 2nd floor, it was extinguished by 8:00 AM, the West Oneonta, Franklin, Worcester, Sidney and Otego fire departments assisted Oneonta firefighters.
State Troopers from Deposit arrested 26-year-old Naylisha Harrell of Binghamton for False Personation. Harrell is accused of driving at about 92 miles an hour in a 65 miles an hour zone on State Route 17 in the town of Sanford & allegedly identified herself by a false name to keep the Trooper from finding out about her suspended license. Harrell was issued tickets to the Town of Sanford Court on November 24th.
Governor Cuomo announced members of a Task Force that will work to implement the plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. The Task Force will be supplemented by two advisory groups, & will work to try to reduce the number of new HIV infections to 750 per year by 2020. The task force will meet 5 times beginning with the 1st meeting underway this afternoon until 5:00 this afternoon, All meetings will be made public and viewable via webcast on the governor’s website at governor.ny.gov.
Firefighters from Bainbridge, Masonville & Sidney are responding to a structure fire at 7 Railroad Avenue in Bainbridge this afternoon. The fire was called in at about 2:00 PM; WCDO will have more details as they become available.