P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-20-13

Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the Department of Agriculture and Markets in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Conservation is launching the Dairy Acceleration Program (DAP) and making available $1 million in funding to help dairy farmers develop individualized business and environmental plans. To be eligible for DAP a dairy cattle farm must have complete financial …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-20-13

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a garage fire which occurred on Friday at 11 Mitchell St., in Norwich. The owner of the two door garage, adjacent to Denny’s Liquors, noticed smoke escaping from the building and the Norwich Fire Department was called. Once first responders were on the scene the fire was knocked …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-19-13

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli said state tax receipts for the first four months of the 2013-2014 fiscal year are 13.3 percent higher than they were last year. Personal income taxes are up almost 18 percent, with most of that in estimated tax collections from April. The state’s general fund had a balance of $4.4 billion …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-19-13

A Horseheads man is in critical condition after being hit by a train in the town of Union Friday night.  New York State Police say, Travis J. Cliburn, 21, of Horseheads, was walking along the Norfolk – Southern Tier Train Tracks when he was hit by a train at approximately 11:15 Friday night.  Cliburn was …

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-16-13

US Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Drug Enforcement Agency to amend and approve regulations that would allow pharmacies to host community take-back drug programs. Schumer says a bill pending in New York would certify participating pharmacies and community groups to take back prescription medication. But before it can become reality, the DEA will …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-16-13

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday announced a settlement with 211 home improvement contractors for violating the state’s Home Improvement Contracts Law. The contractors have signed an agreement to end their unlawful conduct and will pay penalties and fines, after an investigation by the Attorney General revealed widespread violations of the law, including …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 8-15-13

More than 2.6 million New York property taxpayers who receive the School Tax Relief exemption will soon have to re-apply for the benefits as part of a massive state undertaking to root out fraud in the 1.9 billion dollar system. In the coming weeks, homeowners will receive a letter instructing them to reapply for the …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 8-15-13

The White House confirmed Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s two-day bus tour will stop in Binghamton, along with Buffalo, Syracuse and a stop in northeastern Pennsylvania.  According to a White House official, the president will be traveling through New York and Pennsylvania Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23 —————————————– Governor Cuomo continued to say …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-14-13

Funeral services were announced for a Bainbridge teenager recently killed in two vehicle accident. 15 year old Brandy Smith was driving a Ford Focus that crossed the center line of County Route 35 in Oxford Aug. 4 and collided with a Dodge Caravan driven by 48-year old David Clark, of Oxford. Friends can call on …

A.M. News Wednesday 8-14-13

Binghamton Police are searching for a suspect in a Tuesday early morning stabbing. Police responded to Hamilton Street around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday where they found a man with a stab wound to his abdomen. The victim, Tequon Williams, 23, underwent surgery and is recovering. It’s not clear if Williams knew his attacker. Police are only …