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Cops: man threw weight at vehicle

Justin D. Tait, 25, was arrested at about 3:15 a.m. by New York State Police at Sidney after a domestic dispute and was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment, according to a media release. The victim was issued an order of protection.


City of Binghamton to use $20M state grant for sewage treatment plant project

Tropical Storm Lee and other flood events the same year “inundated” the plant in 2011, resulting in a total loss of treatment from the plant. It provides wastewater treatment for the City of Binghamton, the Village of Johnson City, and portions of the surrounding towns.


Police: Repeat drunken driver picked up again

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man is facing his third DWI within 10 years; the sixth, at least, in his lifetime.Joseph A. Babbie, 36, was arrested Saturday and charged with DWI with two previous convictions within the last 10 years and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, b


'Out of control' residential fire ravages 10 acres of CNY man's land

Town of MadisonMadison CountyWildland Fire: "At approximately 3:30 p.m. July 13, Forest Rangers were requested to respond to a wildland fire off Johnnycake Hill Road. A 70-year-old landowner had attempted to conduct some residential burning on his property following a logging clear-cut operation th


Betts' double leads Portland to 1-0 win over Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Jordan Betts hit a run-scoring double in the sixth inning, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 1-0 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.


Oneonta man faces felony DWI charge

Rex. E. Jordan, 30, was stopped by police at about 1:39 a.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction within 10 years and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.


Otsego County woman accused of breaking victim's front teeth

Alexis Damulis, 21, of Burlington, Otsego County, was arrested July 14 and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree menacing, both misdemeanors.


Close Call for Pedestrian as Man Flees on ATV

New York State Police say a Colesville man almost hit a pedestrian as he tried to get away from authorities on an all terrain vehicle at 8:54 p.m. July 12.24 year old James Joyce reportedly was seen passing an ambulance traveling with its emergency lights activated, driving over a double yellow line


In Our Opinion: Good neighbors come from near and far to help

Being neighborly isn’t limited to helping your next-door neighbor.Over the past two weeks, we’ve reported several incidents of groups of people coming together to help others.On July 8, about 500 volunteers from across the nation gathered at Unadilla Valley High School to help 22 homeowners in New B


Waterville Teen Killed After His Pickup Crashes Into a Tree

A passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Michael Woods, was waving his arm out of the passenger window calling for help. He had to be extracated.


Tompkins Cortland Community College closes buildings for emergency repairs

DRYDEN, N.Y. -- Tompkins Cortland Community College closed its main building and athletic facility Monday after a water line was damaged during construction.The college announced the closings on itswebsiteand on social media.The main building and athletic facility were forced to close for emergency


Cocaine, cash seized as task force raids Binghamton residence

Asearch warrantFriday at a Way Street residence in Binghamton revealed cocaine and $1,655 in cash from drug trafficking, according to police.


Oneida County teen dies in crash

A passenger in the vehicle was waving his arm out the window yelling for help, he was trapped inside and had to be extricated. The driver of the pickup truck, 16-year-old Jonathan Beach of Waterville was pronounced dead at the scene.


Small fire disrupts Basset Hospital ER

A staff member was able to put out the flames quickly with a fire extinguisher, according to a hospital spokesperson. Four patients were moved to another location in the hospital while the smoke-filled room was cleaned and linens were replaced. No equipment was damaged and the hospital was able to c


Mike Lorenz leaves Ephesus to start own sports lighting sales firm

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The president of Eaton's Syracuse-based Ephesus Sports Lighting business has left the company, but only to start his own firm that will serve as Eaton's sports lighting sales and service provider.


Teenagers travel from around the US to help improve Chenango County homes

Reach Mission Trips is a not-for-profit group consisting of churches from around the United States, and through fundraisers or individual contribution, volunteers pay over $400 per person to purchase materials and travel to help people in need.


Police: upstate NY boy shot by BB gun in critical condition

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New law establishes cancer registry for firefighters

NORWICH � Local emergency response teams are praising new federal legislation that advocates hope will, over time, curb cancer rates among career and volunteer firefighters.


State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Sangerfield

State police tells us that on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1:26 a.m., troopers responded to the area of 885 Mason Road in the town of Sangerfield for a welfare check after a resident in that area called 911 and said she heard someone calling for help. When Troopers arrived, they discovered that a 199


Six injured after head-on crash in Preble

PREBLE, N.Y —Six people were taken to Upstate University Hosptial after a head-on crash in Preble late Saturday night.According to New York State Police, a driver crossed over the center line and crashed head-on with another vehicle on Route 218 near Interstate-81 exit 13.Troopers say the 54-year-ol