Don Perkins

Accident During Bainbridge Parade Leaves 9-year-old Boy Dead

A 9-year old boy was killed when he fell off a parade float at the Memorial Day parade.

There are few details so far about the incident from police.  Media reports say the boy fell off near the main street intersection when the plastic chair he was riding in fell over the side when the float came to a stop.  The boy was run over when the float continued.

Man Air Lifted to Wilson Memorial Following Train Accident

State police at Oneonta and the Canadian Pacific Railway are investigating a train-pedestrian accident in the Town of Otego that happened yesterday. The initial investigation revealed that 18-year-old Trevor Komenda of Oneonta was struck by an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train.

Komenda was airlifted from the scene to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. His condition was not available.

Theil Arrested After Allegedly Sending Man to Hospital After Altercation

The Chenango County sheriff’s office arrested a Town of Otselic man last week on a felony assault charge. Michael Theil, 38, is accused of having a physical altercation with another person who suffered serious physical injuries and was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where he was in serious condition.

Thiel was arraigned in Town of Otselic court and remanded to the Chenango County correctional facility on $5,000 bail.

One-Car Crash Leaves State Trooper Dead

A New York state trooper has died in the line of duty.

Amanda Anna, 31, was killed in a one-car crash when the vehicle she was driving overturned on a rainy road just north of Syracuse.

The report says she may have been turning around to stop a car just before midnight on Friday.

Investigators are looking for any information anyone may have about the accident on County Route 37 in Hastings.

Anna was the mother of a 4-year-old child. Funeral services will be held on Friday.

Two Arrested in Connection with Walton HS Gun Threat

Two people have been arrested in Walton following a reported threat to the Walton high school.

Village police say they received a call from a concerned parent of a student claiming another student had made threats that he was going to return to school today with a hand gun.

Investigators did find that a hand gun was stolen from a home in the Town of Tompkins, and they were able to connect that gun with a particular student.

The firearm was found in the bottom of a reservoir south of the village.  Jody Campbell, 52, and 30-year-old Michael McCall, both of Walton, were arrested. The high school has also been searched, and no weapon was found. Police say there is no danger.

An investigation continues.

Memorial Day Hottest on Record

This was a Memorial Day weekend for the record books. The National Weather Service office in Binghamton reports yesterday’s high temperature of 87 degrees broke the record for a high temperature previously set in 1977 when it was 86 degrees.

Today’s temperature may beat another high temperature record. It was 87 degrees on this date back in 1987.


High School Softball

In Section 3 Class C-2 semifinal play Saturday, Weedsport edged Cooperstown 2-1

High School Tennis

Saturday in the championship match of the Section 4 State Qualifiers in Binghamton, Emerson Kelby of Oneonta fell to Artem Khrapko of Corning, 6-3, 6-3 in a singles matchup. Khrapko took the Section 4 Class A championship. Good news for Kelby though, he still qualifies for the state tournament this week in Flushing Meadows which begins this Thursday and runs through Saturday.

High School Track

In the Section 3, Class C-2 Championships at Morris-Eaton Saturday, Cooperstown claimed second, only behind West Canada Valley. Cooperstown’s Jeremiah Ford was a stand-out, winning three individual titles and helped the 400 meter relay team to a victory. Ford is now eligible to compete in this Thursday’s Section 3 State Qualifiers at Cicero-North Syracuse.

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