P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 11-8-13

Binghamton Police arrested Kyle Wood of Binghamton on 2 outstanding Arrest Warrants for 1st & 2nd degree Assault.  Wood is accused of striking 2 people with a samurai sword on October 27th in the City of Binghamton, during a disturbance. Police stated that one victim underwent emergency surgery at Lourdes Hospital, with his fingers almost severed in the attack.  Binghamton police are asking anyone with further information to contact them at 772-7080.


The Broome County Sheriff’s Office, and the Binghamton and Johnson City police departments announced the arrest of 29-year-old Alexis Howell of Endicott, on charges of 3rd & 4th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance & unlawful possession of marijuana.  Howell is accused of possessing 537 bags containing heroin, along with 12-knotted wraps that held crack cocaine and two knotted wraps of marijuana, which was confiscated after police executed a search warrant.  Howell arraigned and was sent to the Broome County jail without bail.


ACCO Brands in Sidney is currently celebrating their 90th anniversary in business in New York State, starting as Keith Clark in 1923.  Acco Spokesman Gary Schoonover explains:


(Gary Schoonover 11-8-13)


Schoonover said that a museum of company artifacts is being put together at the Sidney Facility, and is should be open by the end of this year.  Acco is the largest supplier of planning products in North America, producing and shipping millions of items each week during its peak selling season from October to January.


Governor Cuomo today advised taxpayers to beware of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the STAR property tax exemption.  Cuomo said that the application for the STAR program is free.  New Homeowners can register online at tax.ny.gov or by phone at 518-457-2036.  The registration deadline is December 31st.


State police arrested 27-year-old Robert Hissin of Port Crane for 2nd degree burglary, following an investigation into the theft of hydrocodone pills from a residence in the town of Fenton.    Hissin is accused of forcing his way into a neighbor’s residence and stealing prescription medication, he was arraigned in the Fenton town court and remanded to the Broome county jail without bail.





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