Delaware County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged a Hancock area Sex Offender with a felony violation the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act. 50 year old James Blackham was charged with failing to submit an updated photograph to the Sex Offender Registry within 20 days of his registration anniversary. Blackham is a Level 1 Sex Offender, Blackham was issued an Appearance Ticket to appear in the Town of Delhi Court on April 7 to answer the charge.
The New York State Department of Labor today released preliminary local area unemployment rates for February 2015. Rates are calculated following procedures prescribed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate relies in part on the results of the Current Population Survey, which contacts approximately 3,100 households in New York State each month. The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8% in February 2015, Locally, chenango’s rate was ar 6.9%, Delaware countyu’s rate was at 7.3% & Otwsego county’s rte was at 6.8% in february.
State Lawmakers are wrapping up work on budget bills in order to get the budget passed by the midnight deadline tonight. Area State Senator John Bonacic said that there were 2 items of interest that he was happy to see get funding:
The State Budget spending was 142 billion dollars; it included increased state aid to school districts and the ethics reform package that Governor Cuomo pushed for following the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in February on federal corruption charges.
26-year-old Nigel Saunders of Binghamton was sentenced in Broome county court Friday to 25 years to life in prison, for 2nd degree murder. Saunders & Julian Talamantez were arrested for breaking into a Binghamton area home, beating & stabbing the 2 occupants and setting fire to the residence in 2013, Jordan Dordell was died following the attack, his fiancée was injured. Talamantez was sentenced to 40 years in jail for his role in the killing in Broome County Court last October.
Police in Broome County are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man recovered from the Susquehanna River in the Town of Union Sunday night. The Autopsy report said that the man pulled from the river was white, about 18-25 years old and weighing 150 pounds, with tattoos on both hands. The left hand tatoo spelled out the word “Fear” and on the right hand were the numbers 9,2,3, and 12 written on each knuckle. Anyone with information is asked to call Broome County Sheriff’s detectives at 778-2053.
Law Enforcement officials attended the Funeral services this morning for State Trooper Glen Woods, who passed away due to natural causes last week. the 45 year old trooper worked for Troop C at the Endwell barracks, Donations can be made to the “Glen Woods Family Scholarship Fund” at NBT Bank of Vestal.
The Attorneys General of New York, Oregon, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas filed lawsuits against Orbital Publishing Group, Inc. and a ring of interrelated New York and Oregon companies for mailing millions of unauthorized and allegedly misleading magazine and newspaper subscription notices to consumers nationwide. The solicitations were sent without the permission of the publishers and stated that consumers were receiving “one of the lowest available rates,” when, in fact, they were being charged, in some cases, more than double the publication price. The companies then pocketed the difference. New yoork residents who were a victim of a magazine or newspaper subscription scam, can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-771-7755.