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BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons
Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo
Madison County woman wins $1 million on NY lottery scratch-off ticket in Cicero
CICERO, N.Y. -- A Madison County woman won $1 million on a New York Lottery scratch-off ticket that she purchased in Cicero. The Bridgeport woman won the top prize on the “20X the Bills” scratch-off ticket at the Kwik Fill on state Route 31. The ticket costs $5.
2 ducks die after Morrisville woman didn’t give them ‘proper’ food, water, police say
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. -- Two ducks were found dead and a woman was charged with animal cruelty Thursday after she didn’t give them proper food or water, according to New York State police.
Officer assault case against NY man bound to court
A case against a Bainbridge, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an officer has been bound to McKean County Court. John T. Winn, 32, appeared for a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; terroristic threats, a first-d
Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant
Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.
Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer
Driver faces multiple charges after leading officers on chase
CITY OF ONEIDA — Accused of leading law enforcers on a chase through the city, a Madison County man is facing 18 charges. Police said Brandon E. Garlock, 28, of 2656 Seneca Turnpike, Canastota, was first spotted running a stop sign at the intersection of West Elm and North Willow streets at about 1:
New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito
Woman accused of animal cruelty
MORRISVILLE — A Madison County woman has been charged with improperly caring for fowl. State police said Clara A. Neil, 35, did not provide food and water to six chickens and two ducks. Troopers said the ducks were found dead on her Williams Road property. Neil was taken into custody on Thursday.
Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York
WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.
In Your Opinion: Clear barriers to Tesla in upstate New York
What do Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia and Mini all have in common? They are all cars produced by foreign companies with dealerships in upstate New York.
Norwich schools name 2-year superintendent
Former Haldane Central School Superintendent Diana Bowers will serve the Norwich City School District as interim superintendent for two years, the NCSD Board of Education announced Wednesday night.
Oh, the places you’ll go in Hamilton, NY: CNY book and authors
Readers of all ages are invited to attend “Seuss Saturday” in Hamilton on March 2 with a focus on exploring “all the places you’ll go” in terms of potential careers and artistic pursuits.
Otsego County man arrested on DWI, other charges following four crashes
OTEGO, N.Y. -- An Otsego County man is facing charges for allegedly driving drunk and causing four separate crashes as a result on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says they arrested Robert Braun, 53 of Otego, after several motor vehicle crashes that started in Oneonta, and ended in Otego.
Small business closings no cause for concern says local business experts
NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — After Hummel’s Office Plus announced Monday it will close its doors at the end of the month, Norwich residents told 12 News they were worried about the state of small business in their area. Local business experts however said there’s no cause for alarm.
Main Street shop launches storewide clearance sale
The owners of a downtown clothing store and boutique in Oneonta said they intend to generate foot traffic during the post-holiday retail slump with a storewide clearance sale. The sale was announced last week, heralded by a banner behind the cash register, full-scale posters sprawled across the doub
Plattsburgh men set aim at SUNYAC’s top seed
PLATTSBURGH — At stake for the No. 21 Plattsburgh State men’s basketball team this weekend is home-court advantage for the SUNYAC Tournament. With Oswego falling to Cortland on Wednesday, the Cardinals (19-4, 13-3) are now deadlocked with the Lakers (18-5, 13-3 SUNYAC) for the top seed in the confer
SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson Visits Cortland
State University of New York Chancellor Kristina Johnson was at SUNY Cortland today (February 14) meeting with school officials and touring the campus. Johnson also met with members of the media around 11:00 this morning inside the College’s Student Life Center, speaking very highly of SUNY Cortland
Gymnastics wins ‘tumble’ in Rumble & Tumble Meet at Cortland
The No. 4 Ithaca College gymnastics team defeated SUNY Cortland 189.925–187.125 on Feb. 13 in Cortland. The team competed in the ‘tumble’ portion of the 3rd Annual Rumble and Tumble meet in conjunction with a match between the schools’ wrestling teams. The Bombers lost this meet when it began in 201
Experience Cortland Wraps Two Brand-New Transit Busses
The Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau says two brand-new Cortland Transit buses now feature Experience Cortland bus wraps that also promote their free mobile app. CVB Executive Director Meghan Lawton says the new 28-passenger buses will feature that wrap for the next two years.