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DEC: Shooter jailed after hunter dies in Tioga County incident
BARTON (WBNG) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says officers responded Sunday morning to reports of a hunting-related shooting incident in Barton.
Police: Teen involved in Ithaca stabbing was wanted for murder, violation of probation
ITHACA, N.Y. -- One of three teens involved in the stabbing of a 24-year-old in Ithaca was wanted on two out-of-state warrants, one for murder and another for violating probation in connection with a rape, police said.
Diocese of Rochester removes Tioga County priest during sex abuse investigation
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - The Diocese of Rochester has removed two priests from the ministry as it looks into claims of sex abuse. Reverend Thomas Valenti, who works at Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick’s in Tioga County, and Reverend Erick Viloria, who served at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva, have been
2nd UPDATE: More info emerging on stabbing suspects
UPDATE 2: The Ithaca Police Department has issued a third press release regarding the stabbing that took place on North Cayuga Street last Friday, dealing with the relationship between the victim and his attackers as well as the previous criminal record of the suspects.
Two taken to hospital after head-on crash in Candor
CANDOR (WBNG) — Officials say one person had to be transported by helicopter to a hospital and another by ambulance following a serious crash in Candor. The crash happened on Route 96 near Iron Kettle Farm Monday evening, according to Tioga County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Shawn Nalepa.
Tioga County: Legislature adopts 2019 spending plan with tax increase
OWEGO -- The Tioga County Legislature Tuesday adopted the final 2019 spending plan, which contains a 2.05 percent tax increase. Next year's spending plan, valued at $82.36 million, illustrates an anticipated expense increase of 4.24 percent -- or $3.35 million -- over this year's budget.
Tioga County Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Tioga County Invites Public Comment on the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Since 2007, Tioga County has had a countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), prepared in accordance with state and federal standards and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Since March 2018, the Co
Ex-employee stole $57K from Cortland Standard newspaper, police say
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- An ex-employee has been charged with stealing close to $60,000 from a Cortland County newspaper. Stephen W. Clark, 52, was arrested Thursday by the Cortland Police Department. He has been charged with pilfering $57,000 from the Cortland Standard, a daily newspaper.
Binghamton man arraigned on felony charges following October drug raid
A Binghamton man was arraigned on felony charges in Broome County Court Wednesday morning, following an October drug raid at Susquehanna Street residences in Binghamton that resulted in five arrests.
Johnson City Man Charged With Burglary
VESTAL, N.Y. - Vestal Police patrols responded to a business alarm at Matco Electric at 3913 Gates Road in Vestal Thursday evening. Officers observed an individual inside the business and discovered a burglary in progress. The suspect fled after seeing the officers.
Police: Man killed 73-year-old man in hunting incident
BARTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in central New York say a man who shot and killed his hunting partner has been charged with manslaughter. The Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton reports 53-year-old Dean Brockoff, of Lockwood, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in the Town of Barton Court on a charge of s
Man who had explosive police standoff to sue agencies
DIXMONT, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive plans to sue law enforcement agencies.
Crash blocks traffic on Route 96
CANDOR (WBNG) — An alert from state officials says a crash in Candor has blocked lanes of traffic on Route 96. The alert says lanes are blocked in both directions between Nagel Hill Road and Howard Hill Road.
Three juveniles charged with stabbing, seriously injuring man in Ithaca
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Three juveniles have been charged in connection with a stabbing that left a man seriously injured in Ithaca. A man was repeatedly stabbed shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of North Cayuga Street near the Ithaca Commons. Officers found a 24-year-old man bleeding "profuse
Community comes together for Fenton family of four displaced by fire
TOWN OF FENTON (WBNG) — After a fire destroyed a home in the town of Fenton, many organizations are collecting donations to replace what was lost. “This is a tough time of the year. It’s Christmas and they have a lot of friends and family so everybody’s just trying to pitch in and help out,” Wendy H
Tioga County Remembers Her Pearl Harbor Military
Remembrances are being held locally to mark the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Owego and Tioga County are remembering the 23-year-old Owego Seaman Delmar Dale Sibley, who is still entombed on the Battleship USS Arizona with 1,117 other sailors and Marines as well as
Endicott Man Indicted for Assault Of Two Year Old Child
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell today announced an indictment. has been handed up against Michael W. Merwin, for felony assault of a two-month-old child.
Tioga County holds graduation ceremony
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Tioga County is preparing its leaders of tomorrow. The legislature held a graduation ceremony today for its first-ever Institute for Advancement. It's a year-long training academy for county workers to learn more about how laws and regulations and how the entire county government
Cortland County man killed in fatal crash
WILLET, N.Y. — A Cortland County man was killed in a crash in the town of Willet Sunday, according to state police. Police in Homer responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash Sunday on Route 221 in Willet after a passerby contacted police to report the accident at around 7:14 a.m.
3 minors arrested in connection with a weekend stabbing in Ithaca
ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Three minors have been arrested in connection with an Ithaca stabbing that left the victim in critical condition. The names of those charged will not be released due to their age.