A 2nd suspect in a March burglary has been arrested. New York State Police out of Lowville report that 24 year old Todd Suiter of Lowville was charged with burglary 3rd degree making a punishable false written statement stemming from an alleged March 2014 burglary at Zap Power Sports in the Town of Martinsburg. Suiter also charged with making a punishable false written statement during the investigation. 22 year old John Mcintyre was arrested in June for the same burglary. Suiter was arraigned in Village of Lowville Court and remanded to the Lewis County Jail on $5000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
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We spoke with Pat Dietrich, who has more on the collection process for the Coats for Families Drive.
We will have more on collection points tomorrow.
We wrap up with Dan Taylor from the Lowville Food Pantry, who has been discussing the FoodSense Program.
Once again, for more information on the FoodSense Program, call the Lowville Food Pantry at 376-7431.
2 people were killed in a car/motorcycle accident that occurred at around 3:56 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on State Route 12 in the Town of
Boonville near the intersection with the Kerwin Road. Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol reports that a motorcycle had been traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 12. An Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy observed the motorcycle & pulled out looking for the motorcycle. Several minutes later the deputy observed smoke from over a hillcrest and continued to Route 12 and Kerwin Road where he observed a motor vehicle accident involving the motorcycle and another vehicle. According to witnesses, upon impact both vehicles caught fire. An attempt by passers-by and the Deputy to free the driver of the vehicle was unsuccessful. 20 year old Mitchell Mashaw of Port Leyden has been identified as the driver of the motorcycle. 78 year old Thomas Grower of Forestport was identified as the driver of the car, who was South on Route 12 attempting to make a left hand turn onto Kerwin Road. Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation into this accident is continuing at this time.
A 60 year old Phoenix man is facing charges following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon. State Police report that Jeffrey Clark was charged with DWI, operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and DWAI/drugs and alcohol after he was stopped on the Number Four Road in the town of New Bremen. He will answer the charge in Town of New Bremen Court.
A 32 year old Champion man has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. State Police report that Bryan Walsemann will answer the charge at a later date. No further information was available at the time of the release.
Lewis County Public Transportation is looking at a deficit of roughly $52,000 for this year, according to preliminary estimates. The Johnson Newspapers report that the Lewis County Department of Economic Development and Planning, spoke to the county Legislature's Economic Development Committee about the overall ridership data for the county's public transportation system. Approximately 21,000 passengers have been estimated to use the transportation service thus far with the county being reimbursed by the state at 40.5 cents per passenger and 69 cents per mile. The county had received rider revenue of roughly $3,800 from 2009 to 2013 & the county was not required to subsidize the service. However, 2014 is a different story. Officials estimate that the program will be in the red approximately $52,000. Lewis County has been allocated about $90,000 in federal funds. The county is allocated these funds every year, but so far has not needed to dip into them. The state Department of Transportation has been notified that the county will need the funds this year & the county should hear from the state soon to find out how to obtain the money.
Time-Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide interruption of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning. The cable company says it is still investigating the cause of the problem that occurred with its Internet
backbone, which are the paths that local or regional networks connect to in order to carry data long distances. The company says the problem affected all of its markets and started at 4:30 a.m. and was largely restored by 6 a.m. The outage sparked widespread complaints on social networks.
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