39 year old Aaron Powell of Binghamton was brought back to Broome County Tuesday afternoon, he was charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree murder for the killing of his estranged wife Christina and 24 year old Mario Masciarelli of Binghamton.  Both bodies were found at Christina Powell’s residence, Aaron Powell was apprehended in Montrose Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon and was returned to the Broome County.  Powell was arraigned and was sent to the Broome County Jail without bail pending future court action.


State Police conducted a search of a residence following a traffic stop, leading to the discovery of a “1 Pot” meth-lab and the arrest of the homeowner.   State Police stopped 50 year old ERIK MULLER of Whitney Point, following an investigation by CNET, MULLER had a suspended License, his vehicle was towed back to his residence at his request, where police noticed items in plain view used to manufacture meth.  MULLER was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 2 counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, he was arraigned and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail. The investigation is continuing.


The city of Oneonta will begin a drainage improvement project on Morgan Avenue and Butler Street today.  City officials said that the work includes the installation of a new underground storm drainage system, followed by the milling & paving & the installation of new curbs on Morgan, from Chestnut to Butler Street, and on Butler from Morgan to West End Avenue.  The work is expected to be completed by mid-June.


Sidney Village police arrested 41-year-old Stacy Martin of Sidney on a charge of 3rd degree robbery.  Martin is accused of forcibly stealing a wallet & faces court action at a later date.


State Police at Sidney arrested 21 year old Patrick Chandler of Afton for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .13%. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 7 in the Village of Afton; Chandler will appear in the Town of Afton Court at a later date.


The Sidney chamber of commerce will hold their Annual New Member Coffee Hour, this morning from 7:30-9:00 am at Trackside Dining. All Chamber members are encouraged to attend and to bring along any potential members.


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