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 …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-13-13

President Barack Obama is expected to make a trip to the upstate region on August 22nd & 23rd on a bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania. The trip may include visits to Binghamton, Syracuse and Buffalo, & Scranton.  President Obama has visited the Albany area 3 times since he was elected, a visit to …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-13-13

A US bankruptcy court hearing on the proposed sale of Endicott Interconnect Technologies for today has been postponed until August 20th.  Attorneys requested the postponement, following an objection filed by the US trustees office that raised concerns about the proposed sale of the company’s assets to an insider-owned company.  Endicott Interconnect Technologies filed for chapter …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-12-13

Delaware county Sheriff’s deputies responded Sunday to a domestic incident where a person was held at gunpoint at 1090 County Highway 5 in Bovina.  Deputies and State troopers responded & found a victim fleeing from the residence, who had been released by the perpetrator, 32 year old Justin Geraghty, who had taken the homeowners hostage …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-12-13

Local sales tax collections grew by $397 million, or 5.7 percent, for the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, according to a report issued by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.  The gains were driven by strong sales in tax growth downstate during the first half, fueled by cleanup and rebuilding efforts following Superstorm …

P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-9-13

State troopers arrested 17-year-old Landell Backus of Syracuse For 3rd Degree assault and criminal mischief, following a complaint at the Oneonta Job Corps.  Backus allegedly punched an employee in the face and damaged a computer.  Backus was arraigned in town of Milford court and was remanded to the Otsego county jail on $1,000 cash bail pending …