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2 Beaches In CNY Closed By Local Health Department
Blue-green algae was found at 2 local beaches resulting in their closure until further notice. Swimming, wading and water contact activities are not permitted at these beaches until visual verification and water samples confirm toxin levels are below a level of concern.
State DEC Officer Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident
Western, NY (WIBX) -An on-duty DEC officer was involved in a motor vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2012,  in the town of Western. According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, Officer James Kerns was traveling on Route 46 when 16-year old Johan Larsen III …