The Moose is now streaming live!

Missing man found in West Virginia

The remains of a Port Leyden man found in a wooded area in West Virginia have finally been identified. The Johnson Newspapers report that media reports out of Beckley, West Virginia report that the remains of Richard Fowler Jr. were found nearly six months ago with the West Virginia medical examiner's office confirming the identity of the remains last week. Fowler was 42 years old when he went missing.
His remains were discovered on April 18. Fowler reportedly left New York after Memorial Day weekend in 2013. The vehicle he had been driving was towed on June 9, 2013, from the rest area just up the hill from where his body was found. Fowler's car was reportedly left at the rest area with no plates and no identification was found with the body. Fowler was never reported missing. No foul play is suspected according to police.

Newport man charged with burglary

A 20 year old Newport man has been arrested for burglary 2nd degree, which is a class-C felony. State Police in Marcy arrested Antonio Boyer was charged after an investigation of a burglary at a private residence on September 17th in the Town of Trenton. He was arraigned in the Town of New York Mills and was remanded to Oneida County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Lowville woman charged with hitting female

A 23 year old Lowville woman has been charged with harassment 2nd degree. Lowville Police report that Melissa Snyder was charged stemming from a September 25th incident where she allegedly got into a physical altercation with another female, reportedly slapping her across the face. Snyder was issued a criminal summons returnable to Village of Lowville Court.

Park vandalism under investigation

State Police out of Lee Center are looking for the public's assistance in finding the suspects responsible for vandalizing the restrooms at Lee Town Park on Upper Turin Road Saturday. Troopers report that someone entered the unlocked restrooms near the pavilion and busted the toilets, sinks and lights. The restrooms were left unlocked for Saturday morning, however soccer games and two parties scheduled for
the afternoon that were both cancelled & the damage was noticed when a staff member went to lock the restrooms during the evening. The Town of Lee is offering a $500 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Anyone who was in the area of Lee Town Park or may have information about the incident should contact State Police at 337-0036. All calls will be kept confidential.

County seeking candidates to fill vacancies

The Lewis County Board of Legislature will be filling four vacancies on two advisory boards. The Johnson Newspapers report that William Wormuth resigned from the Lewis County General Hospital Board of Managers when he moved from the area & the Board of Legislators would like to start the application process for that position as well as for a position that may open in December when Charles Truax Jr.'s term will expire. The Legislature will interview candidates for the position, with possible recommendations from the board of managers. 3 vacancies also exist on the Junkyard Review Board.

Sprint Car Driver killed Saturday evening

Twenty year old Kevin Ward, Junior of Port Leyden was killed Saturday evening after being struck by a Sprint Car driven by NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart during a race at Canandaigua Motor Sport Park. Kevin Ward Junior will be remembered as a fearless kid who had racing in his blood. He started racing go Karts when he was only 4 years and has raced ever since. At 17 he was the pilot of the Rider Racing Engines Powered #13- 360 Sprint Car. Over the years, Ward and his family worked hard to get sponsored that believed in him and were willing to put up money for him to race against drivers two and three times his age. Chuck Miller, race director for Empire Super Sprints, the series that Ward was racing on Saturday night said Ward showed a lot of promise. He was very competitive and a good racer. Ward started racing with Empire Super Sprints in 2010. The auto racing series competes primarily in Central New York in places like Fonda and Brewerton, but also travels to northeast tracks in Pennsylvania and as far as Quebec. In Ward's first year racing in the series, he was named Rookie of the Year, Miller went on to say that "He wasn't afraid to go fast and he was favorite of the fans too,". "He was just the typical young kid with visions of going places." Ward was a 2012 graduate of South Lewis Central School. Funeral Arrangements are with the Trainor Funeral Home of Boonville.

FATALITY

A 37 YEAR OLD WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA MAN WAS KILLED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING IN A ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN THE TOWN OF CROGHAN. LEWIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES REPORT THAT JOEL M. MOSER WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION ON ROUTE 126 WHEN HIS CAR WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD CRASHING INTO A CULVERT. THE VEHICLE BECAME AIRBORNE BEFORE RESTING ON IT’S TOP. MR. MOSER WAS PROUNOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. DEPUTIES WERE ASSISTED BY THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE, BEAVER FALLS FIRE AND AMBULANCE AS WELL AS THE CASTORLAND AND CROGHAN FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

RESISTING ARREST

19 year old Ashley R. Sullivan of West Seneca woman was charged by Lowville Village Police with numerous charges including resisting arresting following a domestic incident in the Village on Lowville on Sunday. She was remanded to the Lewis County Sheriff’s department.

All news stories that air on The Moose/The Blizzard come from 1st-hand reporting, press releases, & other media outlets only. All press releases that come from law enforcement agencies & fire departments are aired with no exceptions. All names & ages of subjects in police reports are aired if they are released from the police agency. If is at all possible, the names of victims are not aired. The Moose/The Blizzard reserves the right not to air suicide or mental health stories, depending on the circumstances. Should you believe there is an error in the report, contact the police agency involved & if there is indeed an error, a correction will be aired. All statements made during interview segments are the beliefs & opinions of the interview subject & do not reflect the opinions of the radio stations.