Sidney Firefighters, State Police & Sidney Village police responded to a multiple vehicle accident this morning at about 11:30, at west Main Street and Wood road in the town of Sidney. WCDO News will have further details as they become available.
A Brooklyn man was arrested after police found him with 424 bags of heroin at a motel in the Town of Dickinson. The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 28-year-old Angel Guadalupe after searching his motel room on Old Front Street. Police also found a digital scale used for weighing narcotics, packaging materials and a cutting agent. Guadalupe was charged with 2 counts of 3rd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and 3 counts of 2nd degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned in Fenton Town Court and sent to the Broome County jail without bail.
Students don’t have to wait for a college tour to learn more about their higher education options. The 43rd Greater Binghamton College Day gives students a chance to speak to representatives from more than 175 colleges, universities, military groups and financial institutions. Tonight’s session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton. College Day is free and open to the public. For more information, visit greaterbinghamtoncollegeday.org.
State Police arrested 21-year-old Logan Coss of Roxbury for 2nd degree burglary following a report of missing money from a residence on Lake Street in Roxbury. An investigation determined Coss had entered the residence and stole $230 cash. He was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Court and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail. Coss is due back in court October 20.
The State DEC is accepting comments on proposed changes to the freshwater fishing regulations through December 1st. The DEC modifies the sport fishing regulations every two years as part of DEC’s commitment to enhance fishing opportunities and protect the State’s freshwater resources. The new regulations are scheduled to take effect on April 1st. The proposals can be read and comments accepted at dec.ny.gov
Governor Cuomo signed a bill to designate yogurt as the official New York snack. Cuomo approved the legislation on the day of the state’s second Yogurt Summit, a public forum at Cornell University in Ithaca on issues facing dairy producers.
Sidney Firefighters, State Police & Sidney Village police responded to a multiple vehicle accident this morning at about 11:30, at west Main Street and Wood road in the town of Sidney. WCDO News will have further details as they become available.
Governor Cuomo announced several initiatives to encourage the continued growth of agribusiness across New York. The New York State New Farmers Grant Fund launched Tuesday and is now taking applications. The $614,000 Fund will provide grants of up to $50,000 for eligible farmers who participate in the production of an agricultural product on a commercial farm operation within New York. Funds can be used for up to 50 percent of project costs to lease or purchase farm machinery and equipment; for the construction or expansion of farm buildings or systems; Empire State Development, & the Department of Agriculture and Markets, will administer the Fund.
The New York State Office of General Services will hold surplus vehicle, highway equipment, and miscellaneous property auctions locally today & tomorrow. Auctions will be at 9:30 this morning at NYS Department of Transportation, 241 Colesville Road, Binghamton & at 1:30 today at the State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities at 249 Glenwood Road, Binghamton. Tomorrow’s auction will be at 9:30 AM at SUNY Delhi and 1:30 PM at the State Police Troop C headquarters on Route 7 in Sidney. A listing of auctions is on line at nysstore.com; specific items and terms of sale are at ogs.ny.gov.
The Chenango Arts Council has booked the Colonia Theater in Norwich on a number of Wednesday nights, for their “Chenango Film Series” starting tonight. Council director Diane Batson-Smith told WCDO News about the series:
(Diane Batson-Smith 10-15-14)
Memberships or more information about the Chenango arts council programs are available at Chenango arts.org or at 336-2787.
A Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Delhi Fire Hall, at 140 Delview Terrace. County Officials stated that will be the last Rabies Clinic for 2014, more information is available at 832-5200 or delawarecountypublichealth.com.
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.
The next Chenango County free rabies clinic will be held tonight in Oxford. The clinic will run from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Oxford firehouse, more information is available at 337-1673.
The next Citizen’s Preparedness Series presentation will be held tonight from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greene. Members of the Greene fire department will discuss the towns’ emergency plans on the local & government level, and water rescues, more information is available at 967-7275.
22-year-old Julian Talamantez was sentenced Friday in Broome county court to 40 years in prison for 1st degree murder and 1st degree attempted murder, in connection with the attack on 22-year-old Jordan Dordell and his 19-year-old pregnant girlfriend in Binghamton. Talamantez and 25-year-old Nigel Saunders are accused of breaking into the Dordell home & beating, stabbing & setting fire to the victims, Dordell was killed and his fiancée was injured. Saunders faces trial on the same charges shortly.
Firefighters from several department responded to a house fire in the attic at 7 Cherry Street near West Street in Oneonta this morning. The fire was confined to the attic by firefighters, 2 firefighters suffered minor injuries & were taken to Fox Hospital for treatment. Fire Fighters from Oneonta as well as Franklin, Worcester, Sidney and Otego responded to the fire that was reported at around 6:30 this morning by a neighbor. The building was empty and was reportedly unoccupied, police are investigating; the cause of the fire has not yet been determined
Broome County sheriff’s department arrested 31-year-old Christopher Wolfson of Binghamton & 23 year old Sierra Barnett of Binghamton on drug charges following a traffic stop in the town of Chenango where Heroin was discovered in the vehicle. Wolfson was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Barnett was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, both were remanded to the Broome County Correctional Facility without bail pending future court proceedings.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division arrested 48-year-old James Kelsey of Lincklaen for Criminal Possession of Marihuana & Unlawfully Growing Cannabis. Narcotics Detectives responded Friday to the report of marihuana growing in plain view. The investigation also revealed additional marihuana plants on Kelsey’s property as well as 1 pound of processed marihuana in the residence. Kelsey is scheduled to appear in the Town of Lincklaen Court at a later date.
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded New Yorkers who requested a filing extension, that the October 15th is the deadline to file their State income tax return. So far, 54% have yet to file with only 2 days to the deadline. Department officials are urging late filers to e-file in order to make it before the deadline, to avoid fines and additional fees, or to get refunds twice as fast. More information is available at tax.ny.gov.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Greene Police Department, and State Police executed a search warrant at 87 South Chenango Street in the Village of Greene Friday. Officers arrested 47-year-old Carmine Pezzino for unlawful manufacturing of Methamphetamines; he was arraigned & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail without bail. Officers charged 3 occupants with loitering, 26 year old Cody Bush, 29 year old Rebecca Fiore & 26 year old Heather Clark, they were released & given appearance tickets for Village of Greene court at a later date. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.
Governor Cuomo announced a Taste NY pilot marketing and branding program to maximize exposure for the State’s wines, spirits and ciders at liquor stores across the state. Taste NY promotional materials identifying products, as “Made in New York” will soon be in more locations across the state, the program is a result of the 2nd Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit held earlier this year. More information can found at taste.ny.gov.
Broome County was designated a Purple Heart county, they have partnered with the State DOT to honor Purple Heart recipients. 12 Purple Heart signs have been placed around Broome County to honor those who gave their life for their country. The signs are scattered throughout the county including at Route 12 at the Chenango County line & Route 7 at the Chenango County line.
The State health department reminds residents that cancer screenings are being offered to low-income or uninsured New Yorkers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 100 events across the State are offering free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings during the month of October, to find a screening & schedule an appointment, call 1-866-442 2262.
The state has set up an appeals process for New Yorkers who believe they should have received a $350 family rebate check but didn’t get one. In recent weeks, the Family Tax Relief Credit was delivered in a check by mail, to people who had children under 17 when they filed their 2012 taxes, and had a household adjusted gross income between $40,000 and $300,000. More than 1 million checks were mailed based on the 2012 tax returns. More information is available at tax.ny.gov.
The Binghamton Senators, American Hockey League affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, announced its roster for Opening Night this Saturday against the Worcester Sharks. The B-Sens opening night team will consist of 23 players, with many of last year’s favorites returning according to team president Tom Mitchell:
(Tom Mitchell 10-11-14)
Tickets for Opening Night are still available through the Binghamton Senators Executive office at 722 SENS, the Arena Box Office or through Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000 or at binghamtonsenators.com.
There will be 2 days of action at I-88 Speedway in Afton tonight & tomorrow, as the racing season wraps up, track spokesman Jamie Page explains:
(Jamie Page 10-10-14)
The full line up is available at i-88speedway.com.
State Troopers arrested 25-year-old John Posson of Norwich for 3rd degree Assault, following a complaint by a woman that claimed that she was punched in her right eye, during a fight at the American Legion in South Otselic. Posson was released with a ticket returnable to the Town of Otselic Court on October 13th.
The Broadway Theater League presents the first play of the season at the Forum Theater in Binghamton. “Jekyll & Hyde” will have 2 performances at the forum Sunday at 3:00 and 7:30 PM; more information is available at Broadway in Binghamton.com. Tickets are still available at the Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com or at 1-800-745-3000.
The America Cancer Society’s Annual Harvest Festival takes place tomorrow at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Walton. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society more information is available at 865-4990 or on Facebook at “Annual Harvest Festival-American Cancer Society”.
The state DEC announced the 3rd Annual youth Deer hunt this weekend, with more than 15,000 Eligible Junior Hunters Anticipated To Participate. The Deer Hunt will take place in the upstate counties Saturday through Monday; 14- and 15-year old junior hunters may take a deer of either sex with a firearm when accompanied by a licensed and experienced adult mentor. Rules are available at dec.ny.gov/outdoor.
Deposit 19th Annual Oktoberfest is this Sunday from 9:30AM to 5:00 pm. The event features Food and Craft vendors, Music by Joint Effort, a Free Children’s area, plus many other activities.
A missing Windsor man was found yesterday after a daylong search involving multiple public safety agencies and volunteers. 30-year-old Brian McNulty was missing since Tuesday. When a cell phone provider indicated his phone might be in a wooded area off Grove Street, state DEC forest rangers and the Windsor Fire Department were called in to aid in the search, along with the sheriff’s office K-9 unit. McNulty was found semi-alert, on an island in the Susquehanna River in the Village of Windsor at 3:10 p.m. He was flown by helicopter to Wilson hospital in Johnson City
The Delaware Valley Humane Society is sponsoring “Walk For Paws” fundraiser tomorrow from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, at the Sidney Walking Trails, located at the Keith Clark Park on River Street in Sidney. Registration will be at the Cable House at the entrance to the park. Forms can be picked up at the Delaware Valley Humane Society at 101 East Main Street, Sidney.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 39 year old Jason Rude of Sidney as a Fugitive from Justice from South Carolina. Rude has been wanted for Violation of Probation since a Warrant of Arrest was issued in 2011. Rude was arraigned in the Delhi Town Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail pending further Extradition proceedings.
The State Attorney General’s office, along with the Attorneys General of 49 other states, the FTC, and the FCC, reached a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC. The settlement resolves allegations that AT&T Mobility placed on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, charges for third-party services that had not been authorized by consumers, a practice known as “cramming.” The settlement requires AT&T Mobility to pay $20 million to states, including $572,960 to the State of New York and $80 million to the FTC to pay restitution to consumers. The settlement also requires AT&T Mobility to take steps to ensure it bills consumers only for third-party charges that have been authorized
Broome County legislator Anthony Fiala was arraigned in Binghamton City Court Thursday morning for DWI following a crash with a bicyclist on October 2nd. Fiala allegedly hit a bicyclist with his vehicle and left the scene, he refused a breathalyzer test. Fiala pleaded guilty Thursday morning, he was given a conditional discharge for one year. Fiala’s driver’s license was revoked for six months and he was ordered to install an interlock device in his vehicle, he was also ordered to pay a $500 fine & a court surcharge of $395.
The American Red Cross has area Blood Drives scheduled, one today at the Broad Street Methodist Church, 74 North Broad Street in Norwich from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. more Blood Drives are scheduled for tomorrow in Afton at United Methodist Church, 34 Spring Street from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Another one is scheduled for Saturday at the Church of the Latter Day Saints, 1 Lion Park Lane, Greene from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. you can Call 1-800-RedCross for more information or to make an appointment.
The New York State DOT will hold a public open house at the Delhi Village Hall, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM today. The purpose is to provide the public with information about upcoming construction work which includes repairs to 2 bridges at in Delhi. Some work may begin shortly; however, long-term lane closures will not start until after May 10th 2015. More information is available at 721-8091.
Walton police have arrested 42-year-old James Winant of Walton, and charged him with 2 counts of 2nd degree burglary, 2 counts of 4th degree grand larceny and 3rd degree arson. In connection with the Monday house fire at 104 Saint John Street in Walton. Winant was arraigned in the Walton village court and sent to jail on $5,000 bail, pending further court action.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement with Citigroup Global Markets to reimburse more than 31,000 Citi customers who were charged higher advisory fees than they negotiated. The agreement returns nearly $16 million to about 31,000 Citigroup customers Statewide. Citigroup has already identified over 10,000 “TRAK” accounts that were overcharged fees.
Those looking to vote in November’s general election have until tomorrow to register. Mail in registration forms must be postmarked by midnight Friday and received no later than October 15th. People can also register in person but must do so by Friday. Along with races for governor, lieutenant governor and Congress, there are three ballot proposals including a change to the legislative redistricting process and the authorization of a $2 billion bond for technology in schools. Election Day is November 4. More information is available at elections.ny.gov.
Governor Cuomo received the endorsement from the New York State Business Council in his bid for re-election. Cuomo cited what he is calling his sound fiscal stewardship, having passed 4 on-time budgets in a row, as well as limiting spending increases in the state to under 2%.
The Binghamton Senators will start their regular season this Saturday night at the Floyd Maines Broome County Arena against the Worcester Sharks, Team President Tom Mitchell comments:
(Tom Mitchell 10-9-14)
Tickets are still available at the Arena Box office, by calling the B-Sens offices at 722-SENS or online at binghamtonsenators.com.
Governor Cuomo proposed that the state spend $500 million to expand broadband access, mainly upstate, if he’s re-elected November 4th. Cuomo said he would allocate $500 million for a “New NY Broadband Fund” that would make high-speed Internet available to all New Yorkers and businesses by 2018. Cuomo said that rural areas couldn’t compete in the global marketplace without high-speed Internet
The re-election rate for incumbents in New York reached 97% in 2012, after the state redrew district lines. Citizens Union and other good-government groups support a referendum on the November 4th to create a new panel to draw legislative district lines every 10 years. In 2012, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders battled over how to draw the lines, and settled on the same process as before, but agreed to new standards in 2022. All statewide and legislative seats will be on the ballot on Election Day
Broome County officials announced that a prescription drop box has been placed in the lobby of the Broome County Office Building. People are encouraged to drop old, outdated prescription medications into the box to make sure they are disposed of properly and that they stay out of the hands of children and teenagers. The box in the Broome County Office building will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The box in the lobby of the Broome County Sheriff’s office and is available for drop off from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Needles will not be accepted at the drop boxes.
State Police arrested 59-year-old Anthony Fischetti of Binghamton, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, following a vehicle stop for having a rear license plate lamp that was not working, on State Route 17 in Windsor. An investigation accuse Fischetti of driving with a suspended driver’s license in an uninspected vehicle, an inventory of the vehicle discovered 2.5 grams of heroin and oxycodone pills. Fischetti was arraigned at the Town of Sanford Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail with no bail set; he faces action in the Town of Windsor Court today.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane today announced the creation of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force across Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts are on board, with other states expected to be announced in the coming weeks. In the last two years, over 98% of the large-scale heroin trafficking cases prosecuted by the New York Attorney General’s Office have involved heroin flowing between New York and either Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Massachusetts.
It will be the big wrap up 2 days of racing at I-88 Speedway in Afton Friday & Saturday. Track Spokesman Jamie Page explains:
(Jamie Page 10-8-14)
Friday, will feature 7 races, Saturday will feature 5 more races, including the Short Track Super Series with $5,000-plus purse, the full lineup & schedule is available through I88speedway.com.
Governor Cuomo said he will make several international trips in his second term, assuming he wins re-election in November. Cuomo, plans to embark upon trade missions to Canada, Mexico, Italy, Israel and China as part of an effort to help New York firms expand into international markets. Cuomo is up for re-election on Nov. 4. Polls show him with a big lead over his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive.
New York voters may have only one chance to see the candidate’s debate before this year’s gubernatorial election. Republican Rob Astorino will not accept an invitation to a one-on-one public radio debate with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was set for later this month. That leaves a single televised debate in Buffalo with Cuomo, Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott. A date for the Buffalo debate has not been announced. The election is Nov. 4
An Otsego County free rabies clinic will be held for dogs, cats & Ferrets tonight, from 6:00 TO 8:00 PM. The Clinic will be held at the Otego Fire Department.
Agriculture agencies In Chenango county Will host an open house tonight at the 99 Broad Street agricultural Center in Norwich, showcasing 4-H, CCE, FSA & Soil & Water Conservation. The event will include rocket launching with 4-H, snacks with EAT SMART NY, Door Prizes & tours of the Historic building, from 6:00 TO 8:00 PM tonight.