State Police at Oneonta arrested 49-Year-old David Pallik of Downsville for DWI with a BAC result of 0.16%, which is twice the legal limit. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 28 in Oneonta; Pallik was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court on March 19th.
The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who stabbed Trooper Rodney Smith at the empire state plaza in Albany Sunday. Trooper smith was approached by a man seeking directions, before stabbing him in the neck. Trooper smith is recovering at Albany Medical Center; Police are looking for 18-year-old Eric Green as a person of interest,
A private family funeral was held today in Norwich for 36-year-old Jennifer Ramsaran of New Berlin, who was reported missing in December and whose body was found in the town of Pharsalia last week. Ramsaran will be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in the town of Norwich, the cause of her death has not been determined, the investigation is continuing.
Governor Cuomo announced that the state DMV has investigated 13,000 possible cases of identity fraud since facial recognition technology was implemented three years ago. These investigations have resulted in more than 2,500 arrests and more than 5,000 individuals facing administrative action. Research showed that about 50% of the subjects identified had one valid license while having a second record that was suspended or revoked, 20% of the subjects had suspended or revoked licenses, 30% of the subjects had multiple valid licenses.
State senate republicans are forwarding the 2013 Family Tax Relief Act, to assist the struggling families upstate, area state senator Jim Seward comments:
Seward said that the plan will update tax credits and exemptions, some more than 25 years old, would more than double the value of the Dependent Exemption; increase the Child Tax Credit and provide an additional $500 child tax credit; increase the value of the Dependent Care Credit; and restore STAR property tax rebate checks.
State Troopers arrested 40-year-old Rhonda Butler of Endicott for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 17C, Butler was arraigned and remanded to the Broome County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.
Governor Cuomo announced $285,000 in available funding for the third year of the Governor’s “Fresh Connect” program, which brings fresh food from New York farms to underserved communities throughout the state. The Fresh Connect program provided viable market locations for over 100 farmers, which helped, increase the sale of locally grown food. The applications are due by April 3rd, & are available at the Department of Agriculture and Markets’ website: www.agriculture.ny.gov.
Vision 21 is looking to start an incubator operation in the tri town area with a location in the Village of Sidney. The operation would offer office space to small and start up companies that cannot afford large overhead. More information is available at 267-8541.