APALACHIN (WBNG) – After Carolyn Showalter lost her aunt to the coronavirus, she wanted to do something nice for her community. Showalter’s goal was to promote positivity and happiness to not only her community, but all of the Southern Tier. She said the art took her about three hours to make. She saw a post on Facebook about stained-glass window art and wanted to make one herself. With the help of her family, Showalter decorated her driveway with art. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – On Saturday at Johnson City High School, parents came together to honor the lacrosse seniors. Saturday would have been the lacrosse game between Johnson City and Maine-Endwell, which is one of the biggest games on the spring sports calendar. The Johnson City girl’s team has four seniors while the boys have eleven. Despite not being able to have one last season, two seniors say it feels good to still be honored. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. Every senior lacrosse player who would have participated in the season had a sign honoring their accomplishments. The signs were placed by the turf at the high school. “Everybody in the community is always coming together, and it is great to see at all the games. You see all the people in the stands cheering you on, and it’s just great to see, and it’s a great feeling,” said senior Jake Carpenter. “All of the parents and everyone in the community is always supporting us and that’s the biggest thing,” said senior Andrew Hammer.
Three counts of aggravated assaultPossession of an instrument of a crime with intent to use it criminallyThree counts of simple assaultThree counts of recklessly endangering another personCriminal mischief – damaging propertyThree counts of harassmentDisorderly conductCarry/discharge an air rifle in a public place Police say Yurick is accused of a “shooting incident” in Bethlehem, Pa. just three-hours earlier. Police say Yurick will be charged with menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree. Bethlehem Police have issued warrants for the following charges VESTAL (WBNG) — Authorities identified the suspect in an officer-involved shooting on May 13 on the Vestal Parkway. When he was removed from his vehicle, a pellet pistol fell from his lap, authorities say. They say he shot at least three people with a pellet gun at a gas station. At least one of the victims required hospital treatment. The charges have not been filed due to Yurick being in the hospital recovering from two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The Vestal Police Department says 29-year-old Colin Yurick of Michigan is accused of drawing a weapon on an officer and causing a three-hour long standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies. Vestal authorities say Yurick was arrested in Michigan in August 2019 for brandishing a pellet pistol. Vestal Police say authorities in Bethlehem did not identify Yurick as a suspect until five days after the incident in Vestal occurred. They say they do not know why Yurick was in Vestal.
The board announced the cancellation in a post on the Hometown 4th Festival Facebook page. The organizers of the event said that they are hoping to plan a smaller festival in the future when it is safer, in honor of essential workers who have risked their lives during the pandemic. The event was supposed to be held in Neahwa Park but was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns and the inability to acquire a permit from the New York State Health department needed to hold a mass gathering in a park. They also mentioned that they will still be holding their Great Otsego Outdoor Challenge as well as their Super Smash Brothers Play at Home Video Game Tournament. Additionally, they are trying to collaborate with the City of Oneonta to provide entertainment on Main Street during the reopening of local businesses. ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The board of First Night Oneonta announced that the annual Hometown 4th of July Festival has been canceled on Tuesday.
Hunter has been arrested on the following: (WBNG) — The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody after breaking into a Mirabito Gas Station, stealing a loaded handgun, and breaking into a residence. The sheriff’s office says the investigation is still ongoing. Two counts of Burglary 3rd degreeOne count of Burglary in the 1st degreeOne count of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degreeOne count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degreeGrand Larceny in the 4th degreeCriminal Mischief in the 3rd degreePetit Larceny New York State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Sherburne EMS and LifeNet also assisted. Hunter was arraigned by the Village of Earlville Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of cash bail. He will reappear in court at a later date. Authorities say Garrett A. Hunter, 31, broke into the Mirabito Gas Station in the Village of Sherburne on two separate occasions, and then stole a loaded handgun from a vehicle in the village, before breaking into a victim’s residence in the Town of Smyrna. Police say this incident happened from the evening of June 18 into the morning of June 19.