Lowville Mayor updates construction project

on Tuesday, 10 July 2012.

We spoke with Lowville Mayor
Donna Smith, who discusses the highway construction

Interview Audio

Mayor Smith has more on highway
construction tomorrow.

DWI crackdown enforcement effort

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

The New York State STOP DWI Association has announced that law enforcement across New York will take part in a special enforcement effort to crack down on drunk driving this 4th of July holiday.  The crackdown effort
begins today & goes through July 5th.  The 4th of July is historically the deadliest holiday period of the year for impaired driving.  State Police, County Sheriff & local police departments will be out in force to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries & deaths.

US Senate bans substances in synthetic drugs

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

The US Senate has passed legislation banning a host of chemicals in synthetic drugs.  The banned substances include those associated with synthetic marijuana, synthetic hallucinogens, and the drugs commonly known as bath salts. The legislation will now go to the president's desk for approval.  At least one death in Onondaga County has been attributed to bath salts. The chemicals have also been connected to a series of bizarre and often violent incidents throughout the region.  Emergency personnel have seen a dramatic increase in the number of incidents involving synthetic drugs, while poison control centers have also seen a climb in cases associated with the substances.

Croghan woman charged with disorderly conduct

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

A 38 year old Croghan woman was charged with disorderly conduct.  Lewis County Sheriff's Deputies report that
Heidi Murphy was charged after Deputies responded to Arlington Apartments in Croghan for a report of a disturbance.  While Deputies were on the scene, Murphy reportedly became upset & began to yell, allegedly ignoring Deputies' orders to quiet down, & was taken into custody.  She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Town of Croghan Court at a later date.

2 charged with marijuana possession

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

2 people were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.  Town of Webb Police report that 20 year old
Jennifer Miller of Ilion & 20 year old Joseph Lukaczyk of North Syracuse were charged following a traffic stop for no seat belts.  A search by K-9 Kimber resulted in a positive search for marijuana.  Both subjects were issued appearance tickets returnable to Town of Webb Court.

Barneveld man arrested on warrant

on Friday, 29 June 2012.

A 43 year old Barneveld man was arrested on a warrant for Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol reports that Dale Sexton was taken into custody without incident by investigators from the Sheriff's Office Warrants Unit and the Oneida County District Attorney's Office as the result of an investigation by the District Attorney's Office into the alleged theft of money from an individual who had entrusted Sexton to pay outstanding medical bills on his behalf and then did not do so. Sexton was arraigned in Town of Trenton Court & was remanded to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or bond.

Mexican pleads guilty in US District Court

on Thursday, 28 June 2012.

A 36 year old illegal alien from Mexico has been convicted of trafficking fake green cards and other documents
to fellow illegals in Lewis County.  The U.S. Attorney's office in Syracuse reports that Moises Velazquez-Jacobo pleaded guilty to each of the five counts lodged against him.  Velazquez-Jacobo was accused of creating and
selling phony green cards and Social Security cards to as many as 40 illegals while working at Marks Farms in Lowville. He was also accused of resisting arrest for biting the finger of a federal agent.  Velazquez-Jacobo faces up to 20 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.  After his release, he could be deported to Mexico.

Youths receive trespass warning

on Thursday, 28 June 2012.

3 youths were detained for trespassing. Town of Webb Police report that they received a call of youths
trespassing within the closed beach area. All 3 were released with a verbal warning.  The Town of Webb Police would like to remind everyone that once the beach is closed, no one can enter the fenced in area or property associated with the Town of Webb Beach, such as the diving board area.  Anyone caught doing so is committing the crime of criminal trespass, which is a class-B misdemeanor.  Please check with the beach staff for the
hours & days that the beach is open.

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