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A man has been sentenced following a Deposit drug bust

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A man has been sentenced following his role in a massive Deposit drug bust late last year. 37 year-old Marlon Graham was sentenced to 15 years in prison as a result of arrests in June and November for possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl.


Unadilla chamber to give Good Neighbor Award

The Unadilla Chamber of Commerce will honor an individual and a business at an event next weekend. George DeNys has been selected as this year’s Unadilla Chamber of Commerce Commitment to Community/Good Neighbor Award winner, according to a media release. He will be honored at the group's annual din


Greene outlasts Sidney in MAC duel, 4-3

Greene baseball scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Midstate Athletic Conference foe Sidney on Wednesday, 4-3. With the game tied at three in the sixth, Greene's Grayson Flannigan started the bottom half of the inning with a walk, and reached second on a


Oneonta man indicted in arson that killed former firefighter

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — A man has been charged with intentionally starting the fire that claimed the life of former Oneonta firefighter John Heller. Heller died after rescuing his fiancé and nephews from a burning apartment on Walling Avenue in December 2018.


18 Delaware County employees to see salary increases

NY State Senate that could increase costs of farm production by as much as 101 percent, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors took a stand against it with a resolution passed at its regular meeting last Wednesday, April 10. The board also approved potential pay raises for 18 county officials, and


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Woman Accused of Attacking Trooper in Patrol Car on I-88

A woman faces a felony charge after she allegedly attacked a state trooper while in a New York State Police patrol vehicle on Interstate 88. Authorities say the incident happened Monday in Sidney as 39-year-old Jamie Varieur was being taken to be arraigned in a town court.


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


Road to close for bridge repair

The Delaware County Department of Public Works will close county Route 44 in Sidney to through traffic at 7 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs. The road will be closed at the bridge a quarter-mile north of the intersection with state Route 357. It is expected that the road will be remain closed until Fr


Major Broome Fentanyl, Meth Dealer Gets 15 Years in Prison

A Broome County man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after police seized drugs they said had a street value of $1 million. 37-year-old Marlon Graham of Deposit was sentenced in county court Thursday morning.


Ask the Expert: Does New York State tax Roth IRA withdrawals?

I've had a Roth individual retirement account since 2009, and I'm in my 70s. I took a distribution for the full amount last month. I know there's no federal tax on the interest income, but what about New York State taxes on the interest?


USDA Announces SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in New York State

Earlier today the USDA announced the release of the new SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot. During the two-year pilot period, SNAP participants in New York State will have the option to select and purchase their groceries online, but they will not be able to use their benefits to pay delivery and service


A Last Manager Of Family’s Mill

ONEONTA – Duncan Powell Nesbitt Sr., 76, one of the last family members involved in operating the West-Nesbitt Feed Mill, where Foothills is today, died unexpectedly on April 16, 2019, in Wilmington, N.C., where he lived since 2010.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


More bear sightings in West Windsor, Harpursville, looking for bird food

(WBNG) — As bears come out of hibernation, more people have shared footage of bear sightings in their neighborhoods. Residents of Place Road in West Windsor said a large bear has come through the neighborhood, looking for its next meal.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Tornado confirmed in Southern Tier Monday

PORT CRANE (WSYR)-- The National Weather Service confirmed on Wednesday that an EF-1 tornado did touch down around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The NWS says there were several trees uprooted just to the west of Monkey Run Road in Fenton, about 16 miles Northwest of Binghamton. Meteorologists say this is likely


Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies

New York state is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced March 21 that applications for operating farm meaderies are now being accepted.


Hoppy Easter? This Upstate New York beer is made with Peeps

MANCHESTER, NY -- It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate bunnies, brightly colored eggs -- and a beer brewed with Peeps. At least that’s what they’re thinking in Upstate New York, where a brewery in the Finger Lakes collaborated with one in Rochester to come up with this beer that some might call s