A domestic incident led to charges for a 32 year old Glenfield man. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that Christopher Sweeney was charged with criminal contempt 2nd degree stemming from an incident at a residence on Donnatsburg Road, where he allegedly violated a stay away order of protection. Sweeney was arraigned in Town of Watson Court & was released on his own recognizance.
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A camping trailer was destroyed after it caught fire Monday afternoon. Rome fire officials report that Billy Tormey of Old Forge was camping this weekend and had his old camper plugged into an electrical outlet at the campsite. He had unplugged his cell phone charger from his camper and noticed arcing. He later told firefighters that he thought he put it out with a cup of water. On his way home to Old Forge on Monday, Tormey smelled smoke and pulled over along River Road, near Route 365 & discovered the fire and called 911. He then unhooked the camper from his truck and removed the propane tanks from the front. Firefighters arrived on scene & put out the fire. The camper is a total loss. It was not insured, but no valuables were lost.
A 24 year old Carthage woman was charged with DWI. State Police report that Kaci Hall was charged following a traffic stop on Champion Street in the Village of West Carthage. Her blood alcohol content was not provided & she will answer the charge in Village of West Carthage Court.
The man arrested in Watertown last week that was wanted by the Secret Service was sought for conspiring to pass counterfeit money. 31 year old Marcus Taylor was arrested by Watertown Police following a traffic stop on Friday when a background check revealed that he was wanted by the Pittsburgh office of the US Secret Service. According to a federal indictment from the U.S. Attorney in Pittsburgh, Taylor and two other men passed counterfeit hundred dollar bills at several stores in November, 2012. The other two men have already been prosecuted and sentenced while Taylor has been wanted since April of 2013. He awaits extradition to Pittsburgh for prosecution.
Mohawk Valley legislators want Remington Arms to remain Herkimer County's largest employer and are pledging their assistance should the company seek to build a new facility here. The group, which includes Assemblyman Marc Butler & State Senator Joe Griffo, has sent to a letter to chairman and CEO of Remington Arms to reinforce their support for the state's oldest gun-maker and its more than local 1,000 workers. The letter was in response to the state's adoption of strict new guns laws in 2013, out-of- state expansion by Remington and layoffs at the Ilion plant. New York's Safe Act restricts the sale, but not the manufacture of assault weapons in New York.
2 annual Relay for Life events have decided to combine for next year. Organizers of the Boonville & Remsen Relay events have decided to
hold 1 combined event May 30th & 31st on the Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds. Relay officials stated that combining both events should make for a stronger & more exciting relay in the future. For more information on the Relay event, go to www.relayforlife.org/northcountyny.
Oneida County has announced a new mobile app to cut down on drunk driving & driving impaired by drugs. The so-called Have a Plan app
has features to help the user find a taxi cab via GPS, as well as a way to estimate impairment by alcohol & a "Report DWI" button that connects users to the county 911 center. The free app also has the ability to preload a list of designated drivers. It also provides a list of DWI facts & myths & an RSS feed to get news on impaired driving. The app was developed by STOP DWI New York & Staples Marketing under a grant from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. The Have a Plan app can be downloaded by visiting www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp & selecting the link for the Apple Store, Google Play, or the Windows Phone Store.
We speak once again with Lowville Academy & Central School Superintendent Cheryl Steckley, who talks about more of the repairs in their proposed capital project.
We will have more on the capital project tomorrow.
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