TOWN OF MEREDITH (WBNG) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post saying they arrested a Delhi man Thursday for torturing and injuring animals. Merrill was released in accordance with the New York State bail reform laws. Delaware County Sheriff, Craig DuMond, took the time to write in the Facebook post, saying: 23-year-old William Merrill is accused of brutally beating a dog in the Town of Meredith in December of 2019. He has been charged with a class A misdemeanor of animal cruelty. “It sickens me to see these cases where innocent victims, including animals who are incapable of defending themselves, end in an appearance ticket only to provide the offender the opportunity to continue to prey on the innocent. Completely disgusting as far as I’m concerned and an absolute miscarriage of justice”.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Sunday at Saranac Lake. He said fees will be waived March 14 and 15 for Canadian and other out-of-state visitors with registered, insured vehicles. The state’s committed $4.2 million in grants for trail maintenance across the state, funded by snowmobile registration fees. New York State Snowmobile Association President Rosanne Warner said a lack of snow has made it tough to get the state’s more than 10,000 miles of trails ready this season. NEW YORK (AP) — New York is courting winter tourists with a fee-free weekend for out-of-state snowmobilers.
(WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department announced that they have learned an employee of the Walmart in Vestal has tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. The health department says the 14-day quarantine period for the employee who tested positive will end on April 26. They also say that the employee did not work while symptomatic. The health department received notice of a Walmart employee at the 2405 Vestal Pkwy E location has tested positive for the coronavirus. The health department advises individuals who were in the store on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the grocery department to self-quarantine and contact their healthcare provider if symptoms develop. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar will be holding a special media briefing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 at Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Taste NY Building. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.
You can read the statement sent to 12 News from Binghamton University below: The report says Binghamton University allegedly did not protect freedom of speech rights for College Republicans, and knew that protests would disrupt events hosted by the group. The Department of Education says in this report, another unaffiliated group was nearby, displaying signs of support for the second amendment. This caused approximately 200 students to protest, and destroy material from the College Republicans. (WBNG) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Binghamton University for a possible violation of freedom of speech and the Higher Education Act. In November of 2019, College Republicans were hosting a tabling event in a common space on campus. They say they were distributing information about a visiting speaker. “As an institution of higher education, Binghamton University iscommitted to freedom of speech, academic inquiry, and the exchange ofideas as part of our mission. Binghamton University maintains that weacted consistently with this mission and with the requirements of theFirst Amendment and the Higher Education Act, and we will respond tothe investigation accordingly.”