WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 7-19-16

Governor Cuomo today announced DICK’S Sporting Goods will invest $100 million to build a regional distribution facility at the Broome County Corporate Park in the Town of Conklin. DICK’S investment is creating 466 full-time jobs over the next five years in the Southern Tier. Construction on the 650,000-square-foot facility will begin next month and is … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 7-18-16

Property tax levy growth for local governments will be capped at 0.68 percent for 2017, decreasing slightly from 2016, when it was 0.73 percent, according to State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The tax cap limits tax levy increases to the lesser of the rate of inflation or 2% with some exceptions, including a provision that allows … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 7-15-16

The State DEC issued a drought watch for the entire state of New York following consultation with the State Drought Management Task Force and Federal partner agencies. DEC officials said that below normal precipitation over the last 9 months, low stream flows, and reduced groundwater levels have prompted the need for the action. Residents are … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 7-14-16

The Explosion at a house on state Route 206 in Masonville has been ruled as accidental, it was apparently caused by attempts to ignite a water heater in the basement last night at about 9:25 PM, according to the Delaware County Emergency Services investigation. 3 people were injured, the home at 3949 state Route 206is a … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 7-13-16

A Delaware county man was killed in an accident Sunday, when a deer hit by one vehicle on state route 30, ricocheted into another car. 49 year old John Peters of Roxbury was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 35 year old Renee Wojciechowski, Investigators reported that the deer was first hit by a … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 7-12-16

Amanda Hellman of Vestal was sentenced in Broome County Court to 10 years in state prison for her role in the kidnapping of Shaleen and Kylea Fortner in April of 2015, from their foster home. Both girls were found at Hellman’s residence in Vestal, their biological mother Cindy Fortner is accused of assisting Hellman with … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 7-11-16

Jury selection for the Almond Upton Trial began today In Broome County Court. Upton is accused of purposely running down Trooper Christopher Skinner on I-81 in the town of Chenango, while the Trooper was conducting an unrelated traffic stop. The trial is expected to take about 4 weeks. Upton is being tried for 1st degree … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 7-8-16

Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vacant property on Williams Road in the Town of Windsor for a report of suspicious vehicles and people on the property. Upon arrival, a deputy observed several vehicles attempting to leave, While attempting to approach a vehicle to identify and speak with it’s occupants, a 2nd vehicle driven … [Read more…]