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What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


Oneonta withdraws Neahwa Park permit for Saturday’s ‘OH Fest’ concert

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — A much-anticipated concert for college students in Oneonta will no longer take place in Neahwa Park. Sean Kingston was slated to headline the “OH Fest” concert scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Otsego County man killed cats with antifreeze, police say

WORCESTER, N.Y. -- An Otsego County man is accused of poisoning and killing two of a woman’s cats, according to a New York State police news release. Antonio Fiorino, 52, of Worcester, faces two counts of agriculture and markets law of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, police said.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Police: Indicted arson suspect is at large

Police are searching for Gabriel Truitt, the suspect who is alleged to have started the Dec. 29 fire which killed former Oneonta firefighter John Heller. Truitt was charged this week on one count of first-degree arson, one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He alleg


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.


Worcester man arrested on charges of torturing and injuring animals

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Worcester man has been arrested on charges of torturing and injuring animals. State Police at Oneonta were dispatched to 52 year-old Antonio Fiorino's address after receiving complaints that he had poisoned his cats.


The Fray: Cuomo expands scholarship program for military families after Dems block bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed a partisan clash in the Legislature by ordering last week that the state expand eligibility for an existing scholarship program that allows the families of military service members who are killed or disabled in combat or combat training to attend any SUNY or CUNY college f


Man accused of poisoning cats

State police say a Worcester man was arrested after poisoning cats with antifreeze. According to a media release, troopers from the Oneonta station arrested Antonio Fiorino, 52, on Thursday and charged him with two counts the Agriculture and Markets Law offense of overdriving, torturing and injuring


Delhi native brings vast experience to new eatery

Delhi native Ken Bender tried nonprofit work, law school and finance before finding his passion in the food industry. Bender, 61, brings more than 30 years of restaurant management skills, honed in corporate and independent kitchens across America, to his Ken’s American Café, opened in Oneonta early


Del Genio sets school record; O-State splits with Plattsburgh

A day after becoming Oneonta State's all-time leader in runs scored, Dana Del Genio broke a second school record, eclipsing the mark for career bases as O-State split Friday's doubleheader against Plattsburgh.


Otsego County Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Arson in Oneonta

An Otsego County man is under indictment for murder in the arson fire that claimed the life of a former Oneonta volunteer firefighter. Gabriel Truitt is charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count each of first degree murder and arson in the December fire that killed 38-year-old Jo


Mirabito employee arrested for not filling ATM while working

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y.-- A Richfield Springs Mirabito employee is charged for not filling an ATM while she was working. Amanda L. Gus, 33, of Hartwick, is charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree, a felony.


High taxes blamed for declining Twin Counties population

Population in the Twin Counties is on the decline, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The annual census data factors in birth, death, immigration and emigration rates from 2010 to 2018. Columbia and Greene counties ranked 14th and 31st in the state, respectively. Greene decr


Upstate NY fur trappers: It’s not about the money

Shawn Coston called it his “end of the line” photo. “Every trapper takes one,” he said. For Coston, who lives in Stamford, N.Y. in Delaware County, the 2018-19 New York trapping season was his best year ever.


TOP 5 ways to explore nature this spring locally

After a brutal winter, springtime has finally arrived. It’s a great time to go outside and explore whatever outdoor adventure awaits you. Whether you enjoy hiking, rock climbing, bird watching or waterfalls, there’s plenty to do. Here are a few ideas to help you make this spring season a memorable o


Unatego tops Delhi in MAC baseball matchup

Unatego scored 10 runs in the fourth inning of a 15-7 win over Delhi on Friday. Leading 5-3 after three innings, the Spartans hit double digits in the frame to take a 12-run lead. Delhi answered with four runs in the fifth, but could get no closer as Unatego earned the MAC win.


Local sports datebook, April 20-22

Oswego at SUNY Oneonta, 11 a.m. Potsdam at SUNY Oneonta, 1 p.m. Alfred at Hartwick, 1 p.m. SUNY Canton vs. SUNY Delhi at SUNY Oneonta, 1 p.m. SUNY Oneonta at Oswego, 3 p.m. Hartwick, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Oneonta at Cortland Classic, 3 p.m.