State Police at Sidney arrested 41-Year-old Fredrick Terrell of Ulster, Pennsylvania for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC result of .14%. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on Interstate 88 in Afton; Terrell was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Afton Court on March 11th.


The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 3 men on drug charges.  Arrested were 31 year old Kenneth Washington, 39 year old Kenneth Graham and 19 year old Diamond Santana, during a no-knock search warrant at 32 Edwards Street in Binghamton Friday. Officer confiscated heroin, cocaine & marijuana.  Washington and Graham were arraigned in the City of Binghamton Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail; Santana was released with an appearance ticket & will return to Binghamton City Court at a later date.


Plans are continuing for the 2nd annual Rock In The Park concert at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge to benefit the Chenango county Toys For Tots program.  This year’s concert will be on August 10, & will feature the Artemus Pyle band, Pyle was a member of the legendary Rock Band Lynyrd Skynyrd.


(Jason Hall 3-4-13)


Hall said that a “Meet & Greet” Contest is running through noon on Saturday on the Rock In The Park face book page, details about the show are available at 972 6526.


Heroin & prescription pain killers are becoming the most common abused substances as law enforcement are seeing an increase in the arrest for possessing and distributing those drugs, and emergency rooms seeing a huge increase in overdoses as well.  Erica Catton of Narco-non explains:


(Erica Catton 3-4-13)


Narco-non will refer those in need to area agencies regarding issues with drug addiction, by calling 1-800-468-6933, more information is available at stopaddiction.com.


The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-Year-old Futahi Hampton of Endicott Sunday on a charge of first-degree attempted rape & 3rd degree robbery.  Hampton is accused of attempting to rape a woman and stealing her purse, he was arraigned in the Town of Chenango Court and taken to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office Correctional facility without bail pending court action.


NYSEG announced that delivery charges are being increased to cover the cost of operating the Cayuga Generating Facility until other sources of power are found.  The company operating the plant had planned to shut it down in January, but an agreement with NYSEG and regulators will keep it running for another year.  Residential customers will pay $1.11 more per month, a small businesses could spend up to $29 more, large nonresidential customers with large demand could pay up to $1,680 more.

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