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Munnsville woman ticketed after accident

A 40 year old Munnsville woman was charged following a 2-vehicle accident that occurred Monday afternoon in the Town of Floyd. Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol reports that an SUV driven by Michelle Drake was stopped on Soule Road waiting to cross over State Route 365 when she proceeded forward, entering the path of a Town of Floyd dump truck driven by 38 year old Marc Wojciechowski, of Rome who was traveling westbound on State Route 365. Drake was treated on scene by the Floyd Fire Department and Amcare Ambulance and released. Wojciechowski was not injured. Drake was ticketed for failure to yield right of way at a stop sign. Sheriff's Deputies were also assisted on scene by the New York State Police.

Forest Ranger rescues 3 stranded boaters

3 stranded boaters were rescued over the weekend. The DEC reports that dispatch in Ray Brook received a call from Hamilton County 911 at around 6:45 p.m. Saturday evening advising of a 51-year-old man from Lafayette, NY stranded on Quaker Beach on Raquette Lake in the Town of Inlet. Due to spotty cell phone service Hamilton County 911 received limited information and efforts to call the man back were unsuccessful. The Forest Ranger responded by boat to Raquette Lake and located the man and two others, who explained their boat had
broken down and due to limited cell phone coverage with Hamilton County they could not accurately convey their message for assistance. The Forest Ranger gave the men a ride back to their camp & they retrieved their boat the next morning.

Castorland to receive federal funding for sewer upgrades

A Lewis County village will receive federal funding to improve their sewer system. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand as well as Congressman Bill Owens made the announcement that Castorland has been awarded $325,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The funding will be used to upgrade the sewer collection system and to construct a sewer treatment plant.

State Police offering training for vets in crisis

The New York State Police is hosting a training session for public safety personnel on how to help military veterans in crisis. Public safety personnel from across the state representing law enforcement, emergency medical services responders and 911 dispatchers are attending this week's two-day course being held at the State Police Academy in Albany. State police officials say military veterans returning from overseas deployment can face physical and psychological problems from traumatic experiences. The special training being offered focuses on effectively communicating with veterans in a crisis situation and teaching first-responders the tools that can help to diminish a situation. Participants will also learn more about the effects of multiple deployments and the challenges veterans can face while reintegrating into society and returning to their families.

10th Mountain Division Soldiers return from Afghanistan

A welcome home ceremony was held at the Magrath Sports Complex for roughly 100 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. The Soldiers spent the past ten months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where they maintained command of Regional Command East.

Meet the Services event being held today

A special event is being held at the Lowville Elks Lodge. We spoke with Leah Schneider, who has more.

Audio Interview

Once again, the event will be held today from 9-1 at the Lowville Elks Lodge.

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