New York Supreme Court upholds conviction from 2017 burglary

first_imgKorchak said this was for Gerald Porter’s conviction for second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He said Porter was a second violent felony offender and was sentenced to prison for eight years. The following are Korchak’s tweets: The conviction was unsuccessfully appealed and upheld at the New York State Supreme Court. (WBNG) — District Attorney Mike Korchak said in a tweet that the State of New York Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Broome County man from 2017. As a second violent felony offender, he was sentenced to a prison term of eight years. Excellent work by the Broome County District Attorney’s Office.— DA Mike Korchak (@damikekorchak) June 29, 2020last_img read more

2nd Applebee’s employee test positive for virus

first_imgIf you ate at the restaurant on July 17 from 12:15 to 7:30 p.m. or July 18 from 3 to 7:30 p.m., the department asks that you self quarantine until Aug. 1. Symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, fever and shortness of breath. The department reported an employee testing positive for the virus on July 10. (WBNG) — A second employee of Appleebee’s on Front Street in the town of Dickinson has tested positive for COVID-19, the Broome County Health Department says. The restaurant temporarily closed to disinfect.last_img read more

Guthrie expert explains CDC Report on COVID-19 death numbers

first_imgDr. Michael Scalzone, Chief Quality Officer for Guthrie says the report looks into what conditions are listed on the death certificates of individuals who were listed as having died from COVID-19. It found that 94 percent of individuals who died from COVID-19 had other underlying conditions at the time of their death. Dr. Scalzone says research shows that 80-85 percent of individuals who have severe COVID-19 symptoms also have underlying conditions. Dr. Scalzone says the report emphasizes the need for everyone to protect those individuals who suffer from underlying conditions. SAYRE (WBNG) — One expert from the Guthrie Health System says the key takeaway from a new CDC Report on coronavirus deaths is the report drives home the point that individuals with underlying conditions are more at risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, and even death. “I would say that this report confirms a few things we know. It confirms that having underlying health conditions does increase the risk when you’re infected with the coronavirus, and it reminds us that practicing social distancing and wearing a mask, especially if you’re going to be around people who are more vulnerable, remains very important,” he said.center_img He says the report should not be interpreted as saying that those 94 percent of individuals did not die from COVID-19 or the death count has decreased, nor that we should stop taking proper precautions. “What it’s describing is the conditions that existed at the time of death in those individuals who were infected,” he said. “When you look at the data closely about 40 percent either have the primary cause of death as pneumonia or respiratory failure, directly caused by COVID-19.” last_img read more

Apalachin man arrested for sexual abuse, criminal contempt, assault

first_imgPolice say the incident took place at a residence in Owego on Nov. 1. NYS Police have arrested Glen J. Ryburn, age 51, for forcibly subjecting a victim to sexual contact and causing physical injury to the victim. Sexual Abuse felony – 1st degreeCriminal Contempt felony – 1st degree Assault misdemeanor -3rd degree APALACHIN, N.Y. (WBNG) — New York State Police say they have arrested an Apalachin man for charges of sexual abuse, criminal contempt and assault. Police say Ryburn was remanded without bail. Ryburn was located and arrested by troopers on Nov. 2 and was processed at SP Owego. He then was transported to Tioga County Central Arraignment and Processing. Ryburn was arrested for the following: last_img read more