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Cortland child porn bust: Husband jailed in conspiracy to use boy in sexual performance

Lawrence C. Berry, 25, is accused of conspiring with Brittany Berry to have her perform sexual acts with a boy less than 5 years old and send him the video, according to Cortland police.


Two Corning residents charged with making meth

Investigating officers found two people hiding in the attic, and also discovered numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to the Corning Police Department.


Spanning Time: The tale of a trusted banker turned crook

How could that be? How could someone like him do something so horrendous to the families around him that he was supposed to protect?


Schuyler County woman busted for making meth

Accused violated her paroleMONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Rachael Pyhtila of Montour Falls has been arrested for the unlawful manufacture of meth. The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office says that Pyhtila was in possession of several materials to make meth.Pyhtila was arrested Tuesday night at her Mo


Your Turn: Schools don’t need more resource officers

We’ve seen this before: in the 1980s and 1990s, the DARE drug prevention program put officers in the nation’s schools at a cost of over $1 billion. By 2000, it was clear the program was completely ineffective, and it collapsed. As one mayor put it, it was a fraud upon the public and public education


DSA’s Julia Salazar Is Headed to the New York State Senate

“Oh, my God,” Salazar said aloud to no one in particular as her campaign staff swarmed her. The 27-year-old democratic socialist candidate for state Senate had done what socialists do not typically do in American politics: She’d won, and won big, knocking off longtime incumbent state Sen. Martin Dil


YWCA disturbance: A look at woman's charges after Binghamton police response

Lisa M. McFarlane, 36, was taken into custody and the following charges were filed Saturday in Binghamton City Court: a felony count of aggravated family offense, misdemeanor counts of second-degree criminal trespass, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest, along with a second-degre


Endicott's Apple Festival preparations underway

"We have created a dining area down there and we have two bands that will be playing down there for our evening enjoyment as well," said Apple Festival Co-Chairperson and Endicott's Deputy Mayor, Eileen Konecny.


Who'll stop the rain? -- Area bracing for more rain from Florence

As Bradford County continues to clean up and assess the damages left behind by the consistent rash of flash flooding that has struck the region this summer, officials and residents have to brace for another storm -- the remnants of Hurricane Florence.According to the National Weather Service in Bing


Manafort pleads guilty in Mueller probe, will cooperate with prosecutors

Paul Manafort, with his lawyer Richard Westling, pleads guilty before judge Amy Berman Jackson.Art Lien


A dozen departments called to barn fire in Cayuga County town of Locke

In addition to departments in Tompkins County, the call went out to Cayuga County fire departments in Long Hill, Genoa, Sempronious, King Ferry, Aurora, Poplar Ridge, Moravia and Scipio.


BPD accused of using ‘excessive force’ in arrest on Saturday

According to the YWCA, a domestic dispute occurred between a resident and her former partner. Children were present during the dispute, and a YWCA staff member pressed a panic button and called for police assistance to de-escalate the situation. After the first officer arrived, the couple had ended


YWCA accuses Binghamton PD of brutality

36-year-old Lisa McFarlane was charged with Aggravted Family Offense, Resisting Arrest, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Trespass and Harassment.


Can Teachers Stop Teens From Considering Suicide? New York State Thinks So.

The internal voice inMaddy Horowitz’s head regularly told her she wasnothing. She had just finished her junior year of high school, a crazy whirlwind of taking and re-taking the SAT and ACT tests, college applications, student council, volleyball, and the resume-building often expected of high-achie


PAST tour peeks inside five historic homes in Binghamton, Johnson City

“We were going past the International house and the owner was taking the garbage out, so I quickly got out of the car and I said, ‘Would you consider having your house on the tour?’” she said with a laugh. “That was last year and they were putting in a new kitchen, but he said, ‘Probably next year.’


Police investigating Hudson Street burglary

Ithaca Police are investigating a burglary at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Hudson Street. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with a resident of a second-floor apartment who said he was awakened by an unknown person going through his personal belongings in his bedroom. Though officer


Cortland man conspired with woman to film sexual abuse of young boy, police say

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A 25-year-old Cortland man is accused of conspiring with a woman to sexually abuse a young boy and film the sexual acts, according to the Cortland Police Department.


New York voters reject some Democrats who broke off to give state senate control to the Republicans

As of press time,six of the eight membersof thenow-disbandedIndependent Democratic Conference (IDC) have lost against more progressive challengers. That includes the powerful leader of the group, Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), who was unseated by challengerAlessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked on Hilla


Trooper Shoots Man in Susquehanna County

HALLSTEAD, Pa. -- Authorities are investigating after a trooper opened fire a man in Susquehanna County.The man was shot in Hallstead around 9:30 Tuesday night on Dubois Street.Troopers say they were called there for a disturbance and found a man outside a home holding a gun.State police say he refu


'Drop the gun': How Pennsylvania troopers confronted armed Hallstead assault suspect

The phone line remained open as troopers responded, and the 911 dispatcher could hear Lewis tell the injured man, "Why don't you just die you old (expletive)," and "if someone needs to kill you, I'm your man."