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BREAKING: State Police investigating death in Van Etten
VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WETM) - The New York State Police in Horseheads is conducting a death investigation at a trailer park on Wycoop Creek Road in the town of Van Etten. Police received the call around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Spencer Village joins MEGA, town does not
Village of Spencer residents will soon have the opportunity to enjoy lower electric supply rates. By contrast, town residents won’t, because the town board took no action on MEGA’s offered rate. The Spencer Town Board had until Thursday night, April 11, to let MEGA (Municipal Gas and Energy Alliance
Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole
WATERTOWN N.Y. â€” After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Spencer Town down to zero members on joint planning board
The Spencer Town Board is in a quandary: what should they do about finding representatives willing to serve on the Town’s Planning Board, currently a joint board with the Village of Spencer? At the April 9 town board meeting, Spencer Town Supervisor, Randy Thayer, told the board, “Right now, we have
Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids
A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp
With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say
A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.
Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky
While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.
Elmira man facing 13 charges for sex offenses
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - An Elmira man was arrested on a warrant and charged with over thirteen crimes. James D. Farmer, 19, was arrested on April 23, upon the order of a Chemung County Superior Court Warrant.
State DOT endorses community grid plan for I-81 replacement
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A state Department of Transportation report supports tearing down the elevated section of Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse and replacing it with a ground-level community grid.
Ithaca e-scooter program takes shape with commission recommendations
ITHACA, N.Y. – When e-scooters last appeared on the Planning and Economic Development Committee agenda in March, the committee hit the brakes. PEDC members wanted recommendations from the Mobility, Accessibility and Transportation Commission, which has been tasked with researching e-scooters, regard
Cuomo explains why he hasn’t spoken to transit chief in months
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists the reason he hasn’t talked in months to subways chief Andy Byford is because he deals with higher-ups, not a “division chief.”. “Why haven’t I spoken to the New York City Transit head since January? I was in Albany negotiating the budget, doing the total reorganiz
Elmira Elks hosts free college fair
ELMIRA, NY.. (WETM) - Elmira Elks held a free college fair to help answer questions and make the application process a little less stressful for those in the Southern Tier. The event was open to the public and aimed towards high school students, college students looking to transfer, or anyone lookin
Report names Twin Tier Boy Scout leaders named in sex abuse files
NEW YORK (WETM) - An attorney in New York says the Boy Scouts of America has files going all the way back to the 1940's that document allegation of sexual abuse by thousands of scout leaders, including those from the Twin Tiers.
Cocaine found, man arrested in Binghamton drug raid
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One person was arrested Monday after a drug raid in Binghamton. The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force says Christopher Frederick, 24, was arrested at his Varick Street home in the city of Binghamton.
Tompkins man fined $3,500 for shooting bald eagle
CAROLINE, N.Y. – A Tompkins County man has been fined a total of $3,500 and assigned 50 hours of community service after shooting a bald eagle in December. Donald Mix, 58, of Caroline, pleaded guilty April 16 in the Town of Caroline Court to a misdemeanor charge under New York agriculture and market
Elmira Traffic Stop Yields Drugs, Loaded Gun; Teens Arrested
Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- Two teenagers are behind bars after police say they found drugs and a gun inside their car during a traffic stop. The Elmira Police Department says officers pulled over a Kia Sportage on Broadway Avenue just before 5:00pm Saturday for Failure to Use a Turn Signal. Police say th
Candor still working for FEMA funds
At the regular Candor Town Board meeting of April 9 discussions went on among the board about the reapplication to FEMA for more funds for the dam project, but still no word from FEMA.
Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge
Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.
Chemung County: Man indicted on manslaughter charge in 2018 fatal accident
BIG FLATS — The owner of a dump truck that had rolled backwards and killed a woman and her dog last year was recently indicted by a Chemung County grand jury on a charge of manslaughter in the second degree.