A 36 year old Rome man was arrested following an incident Saturday night in the Town of Floyd. Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol reports that Keith House went to a home on Stearns Road, knocked on the door, and when the homeowner answered, House entered the residence. The homeowner, who doesn't know House tried to get him to leave. When House allegedly refused to leave the homeowner picked up his cell phone to call police. House reportedly took the phone from the homeowner, who was eventually able to get House out of the residence and called police. Sheriff's Deputies charged House with robbery in the 3rd degree and criminal trespass in the 2nd degree. He was arraigned in Floyd Town Court & was remanded to the Oneida County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.
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A 19 year old Black River teen was charged stemming from a 1-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at around 10:27 p.m. Saturday
night on the Texas Road in the Town of Croghan. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that Caleb Staplin was traveling westbound when he failed to reduce speed for a curve, lost control, exited the roadway before overturning & striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported. Staplin was ticketed for failure to reduce speed for a curve, returnable to Town of Croghan Court at a later date.
An 80 year old Lee Center man was injured in a 1-vehicle accident that occurred at about 4:55 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Oneida County
Sheriff Robert Maciol reports that Stanley Matt Jr. was traveling Northbound on State Route 26 in the Town of Lee when a medical emergency caused him to veer off the East side of the roadway & strike a utility pole. He was transported to a Utica Hospital by AmCare Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. Lee Center Fire Department assisted on scene. No tickets have been issued at this time.
A 34 year old Pinckney man is facing charges following an incident Sunday morning on State Route 177 in the Town of Pinckney. Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that they responded to a report of a vehicle off the road & found Sean Edwards at the scene. He reportedly failed field sobriety tests at the scene & was taken to the Public Safety Building, where he allegedly registered a 0.17% blood/alcohol content. He was charged with DWI & failure to keep right. Copenhagen Firefighters & Lewis County Search & Rescue assisted at the scene.
The state has started mailing property tax rebate checks to New York residents if they live in a school district that stayed under the tax cap this year. Some residents have already received their checks & the State Tax Department reports that the rest of those receiving
checks will get them between now and the end of November. Unlike a $350 rebate check sent earlier this year, these checks will be much smaller as tax department officials say the average refund check will be 1.5-2% of the homeowner's school tax bill that came out in September. Only residents of the Inlet School District will not receive rebate checks. Next year, the program will expand. School districts will have to stay under the cap & will also be required to submit a plan showing how they will improve government efficiency and consolidate services to reduce costs.
New Yorkers are being reminded when they head to the polls on Election Day of the choices that will appear on the back side of the ballot. Proposition One would if, passed, would weaken the power of state legislators to draw their own political districts. If the proposition passes, the current system, where legislators draft their own district lines behind closed doors, would be replaced by a 10-member commission that would include no legislators, lobbyists or elected officials. That commission would be required to draw districts without regard to protecting incumbents before submitting the lines for public hearings and comments, and then to the State Legislature for final
Halloween Towne will be held in Lowville today. We continue with Mayor Donna Smith, who has more on the events that are scheduled.
We will discuss Village issues with Mayor Smith on Monday.
Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Wolff paid a visit to Lowville this week. We had the opportunity to speak with him & asked him what the important issues are in the region as we approach Election Day.
We will have more with Mr. Wolff on Monday.
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