Local CCC Student Prepares Big Run in Fight Against Cancer
A local student of Corning Community College is preparing for a big run to help in the big fight against cancer. Shana D'Angelo is soon set to become a medic for the U.S. Navy helping children in third world nations who don't have access to proper healthcare. But in the meantime she's taking part in next year's Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adult's 4k for Cancer. The run will take place from June until the beginning of August, and spans 4,500 miles from San Francisco all the way to New York City. D'Angelo was personally motivated to take part in the run after losing her grandparents and aunt to the disease, with every dollar raised going towards supporting those battling cancer as well as their families. She'll run about 12 miles each day relay style along with her team, stopping at hospitals along the way to deliver care packages to young adults fighting cancer as well as their families. D'Angelo has stated that they'll be donating about $1 million dollars to the organization.
Convicted Felon Arrested After Domestic Dispute
An Avoca area man was arrested earlier this week after an investigation into a domestic dispute. Allen M Lafler was brought in for one count of criminal possession of a firearm, which was in violation of his prior felony conviction. Under the terms of his prior arrest, Lafler was not allowed to possess a weapon under any circumstances. He was issued an appearance ticket for an Avoca court, with orders to appear at a later time and date.
NYS Police Make Arrest in Murder for Hire Plot
New York State Police arrested a man in the Town of Bath this week for being allegedly connected to a murder for hire plot. Brandon McPherson of Horseheads will now be facing a felony Conspiracy charge after police allege he was plotting with another person to commit a murder. Authorities have yet to release more details in the matters surrounding the arrest, but for the meantime McPherson was arraigned in a Town of Avoca court and taken to Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. McPherson, an active service member in the Navy who was assigned to the Arnot Mall's recruiting office, is due back in court on December 14th.
Tompkins County Man Admits To UPS Driver Murder
A man from the Tompkins County area admitted this week to shooting and running over a UPS driver in an Ithaca area Walmart parking lot. Justin Barkley has been charged with murder in the 2nd degree for allegedly shooting William Schumacher early Thursday morning at about 12:52 AM. Barkley also admitted to intentionally running over Schumacher after killing him, as well as firing a shot with a long gun at police trying to take him into custody. At the time the man was able to flee to his Dryden home and barricade himself inside, only eventually coming out after a successful negotiation via robot. Barkley is currently being held in Tompkins County Jail, without bail.