P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 7-16-13

Governor Cuomo today announced $1 million in funding available to law enforcement agencies to video record criminal interrogations.  The grants will be available through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), for either the purchase and installation of video recording equipment for police departments and sheriffs’ offices that have not yet implemented the practice, or allow agencies …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 7-16-13

Governor Cuomo announced that FEMA has informed New York State that residents in communities affected by the recent flooding will NOT be eligible for the Individual Assistance program to help homeowners rebuild and recover. Cuomo said that if federal assistance is not provided, the State of New York will step in to provide whatever is …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 7-15-13

State Senator Jim Seward announced a strategy to assist local businesses and residents recover and rebuild from the devastating June/July flooding.   FEMA announced federal help for counties affected by the flooding today, Seward said he wants the money to come quicker than in recent years, and he also called on the state to assist those in …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 7-15-13

FEMA announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to New York to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding on June 28th to July 4th.  The President’s action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work …

PM NEWS 7-12-13

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today announced the launch of Phase II of SUNY Works, the system’s cooperative education and internship initiative. Eighteen campuses across the state are now expanding their icooperative education opportunities. Campuses launching SUNY Works as part of Phase II include UAlbany, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Oneonta and  Broome …

AM NEWS 7-12-13

US Senator Charles Schumer is calling for more stream and river guages for New York State. Schumer is urging passage of the Obama Administrations 2014 budget, which includes 36.2 million dollars for the gauge program, an increase of 7.3 million dollars. The budget also includes 63 million dollars for the USGS Cooperative Water Program, an …

PM NEWS 7-11-13

Endicott Interconnect Technologies Inc. filed for federal bankruptcy protection Wednesday, saying it’s 70 million dollars in debt left the 11 year old electronic packaging supplier with no other option. In a one page letter distributed to employees on Wednesday, EI’s new Chief Restructuring officer David Van Rossum said the company had adequate cash on hand …

AM NEWS 7-11-13

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 54 million has been awarded to 20 recipients to finance large scale solar energy projects across New York State. The new projects will add 64 megawatts to the state’s solar capacity and will make New York the leader in solar energy generation. The closest sites to the Southern Tier are …

PM NEWS 7-10-13

State regulators are looking for feedback on proposed changes to freshwater fishing rules. The DEC has identified potential changes based on discussions with anglers, biologists, and fisheries managers. Now the DEC is seeking additional angler feedback. Many changes under consideration would eliminate special regulations that didn’t achieve their intended purpose.  Highlights include increasing year-round trout …

AM NEWS 7-10-13

Johnson City Police arrested 43 year old Christopher T. Davis of Johnson City and charged him with second degree murder. Davis allegedly killed his downstairs neighbor, 50 year old Patricia LaCaprara Monday in the course of an apparent burglary at 36 Brown St. in Johnson City. Davis was remanded to the Broome County Correctional Facility. …