21-year-old Joshua Vaughn of Binghamton was found guilty by a Broome County Jury on charges of assault & attempted murder. Vaughn was accused of stabbing a bouncer at the Voodoo Lounge in Binghamton in January of last year. Vaughn faces sentencing on April 30th.
State Troopers arrested 21-year-old Christopher Craft of Stamford for 3rd degree Assault, 4th degree Criminal Mischief and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation following a complaint in the village of Stamford. Craft was arraigned and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.
Governor Cuomo announced that an investigation started by the Department of Financial Services in July 2011 has resulted in more than $665 million being paid to life insurance beneficiaries who were unaware that they were entitled to money from insurance companies. The new law obligates insurers to conduct data searches on a quarterly basis & that insurers search for multiple policies that a deceased policyholder may have purchased so that all benefits can be paid when a policyholder dies. Consumers can use the “Lost Policy Finder,” application at dfs.ny.gov.