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Drug overdoses killed 13 in Broome County during first half of 2018, DA says

Last year, in 2017, drug overdoses claimed 66 lives in Broome County. Thirty-nine deaths happened in the first six months of that year — Jan. 1 through June 30.


Speeding I-81 driver arrested after drug stash found in vehicle, troopers say

Christopher T. O'Brien, 22, from Queens, was arrested shortly before 3:30 p.m., according to state police. Troopers said he was found with cocaine, ecstasy, THC wax, THC oil, marijuana, ketamine and acid.


Prosecutor: Willie Jenkins guilty of murder even though he didn't stab victim

Jury selection wrapped up Monday afternoon and attorneys made opening statements Tuesday morning in the trial of Willie Jenkins, one of two men charged with second-degree murder for the June 12, 2017 stabbing death of 29-year-old Albert Sturgis at Gush's Thirsty Bear on Washington Avenue.


Rec Park Music Fest in Binghamton returns for 22nd year

Jim Reyen, a community volunteer and the producer of the event, attributes the success to a simple formula and some advice he received 20 years ago.


Norwich couple jailed after child sent to Chenango County hospital with serious injuries

The girl, who is less than 11 years old, remained inmedical careMonday and monitored for bleeding to the brain.


Rattlesnake Warning for Twin Tiers Residents

"When people tell you there are Timber Rattlesnakes around, your not like oh well we're probably gonna see one in our yard. So it was a really jarring reality to come to grips with," Beth Thetga said.


Man with head injury airlifted after crash

A man had a head injury after a vehicle crash in the town of Sidney, according to state police who came upon the accident Monday.The vehicle had been westbound on state Route 367 when for an unknown reason, it left the northern roadway shoulder, striking guard wire and continuing down the wire about


Broome County attorney suspended, warned he may be disbarred

According to court documents, Fritzsch allegedly “threatened opposing counsel in city court,” and also allegedly “engaged in a conflict of interest and impermissible self-dealing during his representation of a relative in connection with the administration of an estate.”


Tractor-trailer crashes on 5&20

The tractor-trailer overturned during the crash. On Friday afternoon, fire police were not allowing anyone other than first responders to get near the scene, saying HazMat crews were dealing with a fuel leak.


Endicott couple accused of trespassing on cemetery grounds

Christopher Jester, 29, and Jamie B. Wilson, 39, were arrested around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at Riverhurst Cemetery, which is by East Main Street and Louisiana Avenue.


18-year-old surrenders in Richford shooting investigation

Criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree, class B felonyCriminal possession of a firearm, a class E FelonyCriminal possession of a weapon, second degree, class C felonyAssault, second degree, class D felony


Three hospitalized after three vehicle crash in Phelps

PHELPS, N.Y. (WHAM) - Three vehicles were involved in a crash on Saturday morning.The Ontario County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash around 9:40 a.m. on July 7.Deputies say Kevin Chreptak of Newark was traveling east bound in his pickup truck on County Road 23 when the driver of a Toyota Rav


Domestic dispute, alleged razor threat land Johnson City man in jail

David A. Crisalli, 27, was arrested by Johnson City police after the incident, which happened around 7:30 a.m. June 29.


Your Turn: Broome’s new food contracts another bad move

In September 2015, local food workers, social service providers and community organizers packed a county legislature meeting in protest. Their aim: to reverse the county’s plan to outsource food preparation for the county jail and Willow Point Nursing Home to an out-of-state corporation.


Binghamton lawyer threatened with disbarment

Craig R. Fritzsch was originally being investigated by theAttorney Grievance Committeeof New York, formerly known as the Committee on Professional Standards, for threatening an opposing counsel in April 2016 when a second complaint alleging conflict of interest in the administration of a relative's


July Fest 2018: Downtown Binghamton celebrates arts, music

July Fest in downtown Binghamton opened on Friday, July 6, 2018. The annual arts, crafts and music festival continues through Sunday, July 8.


Julyfest Underway in Downtown Binghamton

The three day festival features over 40 craft vendors, food vendors, 30 artists in the Artists in Action areas and various live music on the M&T Sound Stage.


Police investigating Geneva Street robbery

The Ithaca Police Department has issued a press release regarding a robbery that took place Thursday night.Officers responded to a call around 7:15 p.m. about a robbery that had just taken place in the 200 block of South Geneva Street. A food delivery worker had just finished a delivery when a man a


Reports Of Armed Person In Vehicle Draws Police Presence To Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. -Police swarmed Baldwin Street in Johnson City after reports of a possibly armed person in the area. According to police, a witness told them someone in a passing vehicle may have had a handgun.After searching the area, police say this may have been a false alarm. The scene was cl


Tim Tebow Suspended For Using Performance-Enhancing Bible Verses

“The league has a zero-tolerance policy on Bible verses that inspire and encourage a player to do his best and play for the glory of God, and thus bestow an unfair advantage,” league investigator Mack Columbeau said in a press conference. “We will be looking into this matter objectively and complete