A former UHS employee is being honored for the actions he took to help subdue the man who shot Johnson City Patrolman David W. Smith in March of 2014. 60-year-old Neil Jones has been awarded the Carnegie Medal of Heroism, which is given to civilians who greatly risk their lives in an attempt to save the lives of others. Jones was working as a valet supervisor at the time the incident took place. When he saw Police Officer Lou Cioci struggle to restrain the gunman who had just shot Patrolman Smith, he jumped in to help. Jones is said to have suffered a heart attack shortly after aiding Officer Cioci. The Carnegie Medal of Heroism has a review committee that searches for and reviews acts of heroism across the country before handing out the award.
The Tioga County Fair is back again this year from July 5th through July 9th. Jonathon Marks joined on the WEBO Morning Show this morning, telling us more about how instrumental 4-H is in the fair. Marks also gave us an update on some new events this year as well as some long-time favorites.
For more information on the Tioga County Fair and a complete schedule, you can visit TiogaCoFair.com.
23-year-old Andre Lee has been found guilty of second-degree murder. The verdict was delivered by a jury in Broome County Court yesterday afternoon. Andre Lee was on trial for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Scott Wright Junior on July 4th of 2014 at the Town and Country Apartments in Binghamton. Lee was also found guilty of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He will head back to Broome County Court at a later date for sentencing.
Authorities are continuing their search for a missing Berkshire man. 58-year-old Harold Benjamin of Turkey Hill Road has been missing since 2am on Monday. Benjamin didn’t take his keys, or wallet, and is presumed to be on foot. A picture of Harold Benjamin can be seen on our facebook page. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office at 687-1010.
Claudia Tenney won the Republican nomination for New York’s 22nd Federal Congressional District in last night’s primary. Tenney received 41% of the votes casted. President and Chief Operating Officer of American Food and Vending, Steven Wells, came in second with 34% of the vote. George Phillips came in third. New York’s 22nd Federal Congressional District includes portions of Tioga, Broome, Cortland, Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, and Oswego Counties.
Senator Fred Akshar will be in attendance of the free “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday, July 9th from 10am until 1pm at the Owego Fire Department Training Center, at 191 McMaster St., in Owego. You can drop you’re your unused or unwanted prescription drugs for free with no questions asked.
There will be free Narcan training from 9-10am the same day, however, space is limited for the Narcan training, so you are asked to sign up at Akshar.NYSenate.gov.
The full interview with Senator Akshar can be heard below.