on Tuesday, 09 October 2012.
October is National Fire Prevention Month with this weekbeing designated as Fire Prevention Week.According to the United States Fire Administration 81% of all deaths and76% of all fire injuries occurred in homes.Each year there are an estimated 365,000 fires which claim the lives of2,560 and injure another 13, 275. Thesefires cost an estimated 6.6 billion in property loss. Smoke detectors on every level of your homeincrease your chance of survival. Youshould also always have two ways out in order to help you survive in a fireemergency. Create an escape plan andmake sure everyone in your home practices it.Plan two routes of escape and designate a meeting place outside of thehome and NEVER go back inside. Checksmoke detectors often and change your batteries when you change your clocks inthe spring and fall. Smoking is thenumber one cause of home fire deaths in the US.Make sure your cigarette is fully extinguished and run cigarette ashesand butts under water before throwing them away. For more information on fire safety visit www.nfpa.org.
Drunk Driving law are about to get tougher in the state ofNew York after new regulations allowing the DMV to review records of alldrivers who apply to get their licenses back after they've been revoked. Any applicant who has five or more alcohol ordrug related driving convictions will be denied. Also being denied are those who have three ormore convictions, plus another serious driving offense, such as a fatal carcrash. The new regulations also delayrelicensing for those who have three or four convictions, but no seriousdriving offenses. It's estimated that 20,00drivers will have their licenses permanently revoked or delayed this year dueto these new regulations.
A fire that started shortly after 6 PM Sunday evening leavesa family of five without a home. Twoadults and three children made it out safety after their home caught fire,leaving the home a total loss. Themobile home was surrounded by flames when firefighters arrived from Lee CenterFire Department, and they had to call on Taberg and West Leyden departments tohelp put out the flames. Lee CenterChief Joe Baker reports that the fire started around the electrical panelbox. Baker also reports that two kittensdid not make it out alive. A crew fromLake Delta was on standby.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will allowlicensed farm distilleries the opportunity to sell at public forums such aslocal fair and farmers markets including the New York State Fair. This law will take effect in six months andCuomo says that this will help farm distilleries establish a customer clientele.Farm Distilleries are required to use mostly new York agricultural products intheir liquors and will have to have permits from the State Liquor Authority.
on Monday, 08 October 2012.
Boonville Police arrested 25 year old Vincent Gilbert of Boonville late Saturday night after a vehicle and traffic stop uncovered that Gilbert allegedly operated the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Gilbert was charged with failure to use designated lane, unsafe backing, operating a motor vehicle with unsafe tires, driving while intoxicated, driving with .08% Blood alcohol content or more, and aggravated driving while intoxicated, having a .18% blood alcohol content or more. Gilbert was released to a third party to return to the village of Boonville Court on October 17th to answer the charge.
Watertown State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in their investigation into a hit and run personal injury accident that occurred near the instersection of Martin Road South in the Town of LeRay on Fri October 5th at about 7:15 p.m. Troopers are looking for a medium sized red pick-up truck with a cap, and should have extensive damage to the front possibly the driver’s side. Anyone having information is requested contact State Police in Watertown at 782-2112.
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two car motor vehicle crash with injuries Sunday evening at around 5:46 PM at the intersection of State Rte 26 and East Main Street in the village of Turin. 22 year old Bryan Chong Foo of Ithaca was operating a blue Saturn Sedan wagon when he pulled out in front of a Gray Subaru Forester being operated by Christopher Miller of Lowville, causing the accident. A rear passenger Yuanjian Zheng was transported to Lewis County General Hospital Emergency Room by Turin Ambulance for minor injuries to his neck and head area and has since been released. No other injuries were reported. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Turin fire and EMS. Bryan Chong Foo was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way returnable to the Town of Turin Court at a later date.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol reports that a Steuben man has been arrested after an incident on Soule Road in the Town of Floyd. On Sunday morning, around 1:45 AM, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident on Soule Road. 25 year old Dale J. Annis of Steuben was operating a 2006 Hyundai in a northerly direction on Soule Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a utility pole on the East shoulder of the roadway, then overturned coming to a rest at the intersection of Boak Road on its roof. Annis was not injured in the accident, but his passenger, 30 year old Corey Graveline was riding in the front seat and was seriously injured. Graveline was extricated from the vehicle by Floyd Fire Department and transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital by Amcare Ambulance where he is listed in critical condition with internal injuries. 26 year old Michael Colangelo Jr. was a rear seat passenger in the vehicle and was not injured. After investigation, Annis was arrested for Driving while intoxicated, assault, speed not reasonable and Failure to keep right. Annis was arraigned in the Town of Trenton Court and sent to Oneida County Jail in lieu of $7500 bail. The investigation continues in this Motor Vehicle accident.
2 meetings being held in Boonville
Energy program extended
A-G says insurance companies overcharged students
Hospice services explained
State Police investigating fatal accident
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