Binghamton Police responded to the Alaska Mart at 254 Chenango St. Tuesday night for an armed robbery. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Police described the man as black, between 25 and 30 years old , 5’8″ with a medium build and and wearing a black scarf. Anyone with information is asked to call Binghamton detectives at 772-7080.
A group of slow-moving gusty storms blew through the Twin Tiers Wednesday evening. Thousands of residents were without power during the peak of the storms. Trees fell on vehicles, leaving local residents stranded and closing many local roads. The heavy rains also caused some urban flash flooding, mostly near underpasses.
Two people were injured after a can recycling machine exploded inside the entrance of the Wegmans store in Ithaca. The victims, who were not identified, sustained only minor injuries to their upper bodies and hands. The Ithaca Police Department launched a criminal investigation into the incident. There is still no known cause.
Otsego County has a new emergency notification system in place.The county partnered with Hyper Reach to deliver mass notifications to residents and visitors to the county. It sends thousands of calls or messages simultaneously. It’s automatically linked to all landline telephones.If you want to get messages delivered to your cell phone, you have to go to the county’s web site at OtsegoCounty.com and sign up.
A repaving project on State Highway 12 from Oxford to Norwich will begin today. Contractors will pave nine miles of State Highway 12 from Millbrook Road (south of Oxford) to Norwich. The work will be done from 6 am to 6 pm through September 13th. There will be alternating lane closures so expect delays. Travelers are encouraged to use County Road 32 as an alternate route.

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