WCDO NEWS TUESDAY 8-9-16

The NTSB, State Troopers, Forest Rangers, County Fire Coordinators and several area fire departments responded tot eh report of a small aircraft crash near German Hollow Road in the Town of Smithville. 3 passengers and 1 pilot were aboard the single-engine plane when it landed into a wooded area near a Buddhist temple. All four … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-8-16

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the USDA to begin the process of issuing a disaster declaration to help Upstate New York farmers who suffer major losses and crop damage from this year’s severe drought.. Schumer is also calling for USDA to work with farmers to document losses and process their claims for USDA … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS FRIDAY 8-5-16

Almond Upton was found guilty in Broome County Court today of 1st degree murder for the death of State Trooper Christopher Skinner. The Jury deliberated for about 8 Hours until about 10:30 this morning, Upton intentionally ran down Trooper Skinner on May 29th 2014, while he was conducting an unrelated routine traffic stop on Interstate … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS THURSDAY 8-4-16

Local sales tax collections across New York State only grew 1.7% in the first 6 months of 2016, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Overall, growth slowed from 2.6% in the first quarter to 0.8% in the second quarter. The Mid-Hudson region had the strongest growth at 2.7%, collections declined … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-3-16

Closing arguments began earlier today in Broome County Court in the Murder trial of Almond Upton of Florida. Upton was on trial for 1st degree murder for the intentionally running down Trooper Christopher Skinner, while he was conducting an unrelated traffic stop on I-81 in the town of Chenango in May 2014. At the conclusion … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-2-16

Several roads remain closed due to flooding issues following yesterday & last Nights storms, State Highways 8 & 51 are closed, State DOT Region 9 Spokesman Dave Hamburg explains: (Dave Hamburg 8-2-16) Chenango County Road 34 is closed from County Road 33 to Wells Road & County Road 37 is closed in the area of … [Read more…]

WCDO NEWS MONDAY 8-1-16

Governor Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of New York’s Clean Energy Standard, To fight climate change, reduce harmful air pollution, and ensure a diverse and reliable energy supply. The Clean Energy Standard will require 50% of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar … [Read more…]