A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 11-15-13

Oneonta Police Department responded to a report of suspicious activity on Gilbert Street Thursday.  Police investigated & arrested 29-year-old Jahari Brown of Utica, & 22-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The pair are accused of possessing 25 bags of heroin with a street value of approximately $500. Police also recovered a handgun and a loaded sawed-off shotgun.  Both subjects were held pending arraignment in Oneonta City Court, the investigation is continuing.


A gas leak inside the former Midtown Mall building at 83 Court Street in downtown Binghamton Thursday, led to an evacuation of area buildings. Workers building student housing were cutting a pipe that they believed to be inactive, when a plasma cutter ignited gas in the pipe.  Binghamton firefighters, Police & NYSEG Crews responded, at around 11:20 AM, no injuries were reported, and evacuees were allowed back into their buildings about 2 hours later.


The Tri Town Theater is celebrating its 50th Anniversary season by performing the Musical “Kiss Me Kate” at the Unatego High School Auditorium tonight & tomorrow night at 7:30 PM & A Sunday Matinee at 2:00 PM.   Tickets are available at Glad Tidings in Sidney, Hometown Hardware in Bainbridge & The Green Giraffe in Unadilla.


The Bainbridge Girl Scout unit 365 is having their annual community giveaway this Saturday.  Gently used items can be dropped off tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 PM or Saturday at 8:30 to 9:00 AM, then from 9:00 AM until noon, residents are invited to come in an take any items free.  The drop off and giveaways will all be held at the Greenlawn elementary school, more information is available at 267-2378.


The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive Saturday, starting at 8:00 AM.  Donations will be accepted at the  American Red Cross at The Circle Drive Alliance Church at 6 Circle Drive in Sidney.



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