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Mike Schiff, left, congratulates Deputy Sheriff Matthew Robbins.

Sullivan deputy performs Heimlich, Hawley teens arrested and more

Sullivan deputy performs Heimlich

ELDRED, NY — On April 29, at approximately 1:00 a.m., deputy sheriffs Matthew Robbins and Justin McFadden were having a meal at the 24/7 Diner on the grounds of the Resorts World Casino in the Town of Thompson. The deputies were alerted to a male patron in the diner who was choking.

While McFadden alerted medical personnel, Robbins performed the Heimlich maneuver on the patron who had slumped over and passed out. The deputy was able to dislodge the piece of food and the man began breathing again. The victim was examined by emergency medical personnel and refused further medical aid.

Sheriff Mike Schiff commended the deputies for their quick action. Deputy Matthew Robbins just graduated the police academy on March 15th. Deputy McFadden is his field training officer.

Hawley teens arrested

HAWLEY, PA — Four teens have been arrested for a BB shooting spree. Brendan Draughon, 18, Michael Giordano, 18, Alexander Smith, 18, and a juvenile male, 16, all from Hawley, PA have been arrested for the charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

This incident occurred as multiple vehicles were shot by BB guns while traveling on Bellemonte Avenue in Hawley Borough. When troopers arrived on scene and began canvassing the area, their patrol vehicle was also struck by a BB.

The suspects then fled the area on foot. A subsequent investigation revealed the identities of the above-named teens. Charges were filed on May 10 at Magistrate Carney’s office.

Delgado on pre-existing conditions

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Antonio Delgado on May 9 voted to pass H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, legislation to ensure protections for 133 million Americans with pre-existing health conditions and combat what he called the Trump Administration’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“I’m proud to join my colleagues today to affirm protections for 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and ensure they can access affordable, quality health care—not junk plans that fail to provide coverage when Americans need it most,” said Delgado.

Last month, Delgado led the introduction of H.R. 2000, Medicare-X public-option legislation that would combine Medicare physician networks and reimbursement rates with ACA coverage standards to create a new, public health insurance option available to all Americans. Delgado also voted for measures to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

Lackawaxen, Berlin primary races

NORTHEAST, PA — In Pike County, the supervisors’ primary race in Lackawaxen Township, incumbent Republican Mike Mancino is facing a challenge from former supervisor Republican Brian Stuart who lost his seat to Mancino in 2013.

In Wayne County, the supervisors’ race in Berlin Township brings a challenge from former supervisor Republican Paul Henry, who is being challenged by Republican incumbent supervisor Charlie Gries. The primary is on May 21.


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