P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-30-13

Several local fire departments worked into the early morning hours today fighting a fire that gutted the Bluestone Grill in Hancock. The fire was called in at 10:30 p.m.last night. Crews from Hancock, Deposit, Walton and East Branch responded. There were no injuries, and there was minimal damage to surrounding homes. Deleware County fire investigators …

A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 8-30-13

Eight Catskill fire towers will be lighted by lanterns placed in the observation cabs, at 9pm Saturday night in a quiet tribute to the historic sites. The lights will burn for about a half hour at 8 towers including Mount Utsayantha in Stamford and Hunter Mountian in Hunter. The towers, erected in the 1900’s in …

P.M. NEWS THURSDAY 8-29-13

New York’s top court will hear arguments in two cases that challenge whether towns, cities and villages can ban natural-gas drilling within their borders. The state Court of Appeals agreed to take on cases against the towns of Dryden, Tompkins County, and Middlefield, Otsego County, despite unanimous rulings upholding those towns’ drilling ban by a …

A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 8-29-13

Binghamton Police responded to the Alaska Mart at 254 Chenango St. Tuesday night for an armed robbery. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Police described the man as black, between 25 and 30 years old , 5’8″ with a medium build and and wearing a black scarf. Anyone with information is asked …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-28-13

Hartwick College hosted U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for a press conference earlier this afternoon. Gillibrand discussed her proposal to increase access to rural broadband by creating a new grant component to the current Broadband Loan Program, for private sector providers and state and local government,s to acquire funding and resources to deliver high-speed Internet to …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 8-28-13

A fugitive on the run from Chemung County was arrested Tuesday evening at the Riverview Court trailer park in the town of Chenango. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office had been on the lookout for 33 year old Robert Rouille since the morning of Aug. 15th, when he and another man threatened and assaulted a man …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-27-13

New York Secretary of State Cesar Peralis will tour the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown tomorrow afternoon at 2pm, according to Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. (Idelson -1) The visit will highlight the importance of the Hall as a tourist destination and will celebrate the cultural diversity of the sport with a special …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 8-27-13

A month-long drug investigation in Oneonta ends with the arrest of two couples — one of which was found with more than $20,000 worth of drugs in their home. 26 year old Roy Dejesus Young, and 23 year old Kristen Lynn Rudnitsky, were arrested early Saturday after a no-knock search warrant was executed at their …

P.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-26-13

Stamford Mayor, 65 year old Michael Jacobs, died unexpectedly Saturday when he collapsed at the annual Delaware County Republican pig roast at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Walton. Jacobs, a lawyer with Jacobs and Jacobs in Walton, had started his third term in March. He died of a heart attack at Delaware Valley Hospital in …

A.M. NEWS MONDAY 8-26-13

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michelle Lynn Hill, 37, of the town of Union, after she let her 12-year-old daughter drive her car in the parking lot of the old Heritage Country Club in the town of Union on Friday. The daughter got behind the wheel, with two other 13-year-olds also in the car. …