Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A local animal protection agency is asking the public’s help in identifying a woman who dumped a three-month-old black Labrador Retriever in a clothing bin in Centereach Wednesday night.The Suffolk County SPCA said a witness saw a driver of a black Ford Expedition throw the puppy into the clothing bin at a shopping center at the intersection of Middle Country Road and South Coleman Road Wednesday night and then drive away. The dog was taken to Selden Animal Emergency Hospital for observation and treatment, Suffolk SPCA said. There is some good news. Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said the witness “fell in love” with the puppy and will most likely adopt it. A description of the woman was not provided but the Suffolk SPCA said the SUV had chrome wheels. A partial New York license plate number (6744) was observed, the agency said. The Suffolk SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person responsible for leaving the puppy in the clothing bin. Anyone with information can call the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls are confidential. The Suffolk County SPCA is asking the public for information regarding the woman who dumped a black puppy in a Centereach clothing bin on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Suffolk SPCA)
CHARLES CITY — A Charles City woman accused of trying to kill her mother by injecting her with insulin has been convicted by a Floyd County jury.A criminal complaint says 44-year-old Jennifer Bean was accused of being involved in a domestic dispute with her mother on November 6th of last year, with officers responding after a hangup of a 9-1-1 call. Bean was arrested the next day after authorities accused her of injecting her mother with insulin, which if it had not been treated, could have resulted in coma and eventual death.Bean’s trial started last Monday with the defense resting on Friday. After closing arguments on Monday morning, it took the jury about three hours to convict Bean of attempted murder, a Class B felony which carries a maximum 25 year prison term.Bean is scheduled to be sentenced on September 30th.