A.M. NEWS THURSDAY 9-5-13

Frequent fliers will be able to move through several key upstate airports quicker when the Transportation Security Administration begins offering expedited screening in Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo-Niagara, Rochester and Westchester County. Pre-approved passengers that are a part of the program get to use select screening lanes and do not have to remove shoes, belts and can …

P.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-4-13

Area homeowners have until the end of this year to renew their eligibility for the STAR school tax exemption program.  State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli estimated 13 million dollars in fraud and abuse levitra sales uk in the Basic STAR program; the state legislature then mandated that all Basic STAR recipients re-enroll this year to receive …

A.M. NEWS WEDNESDAY 9-4-13

State Troopers arrested 21-year-old Brandon Duran of New York City, for having an outstanding warrant issued by Oneonta Court, and driving with a suspended learner’s permit.  22-year-old Hakiym Colon of the Bronx was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, following a traffic stop for speeding on I-88 in Bainbridge.  Colon & Duran were issued tickets …

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 9-3-13

A coalition of business groups that spent about $15 million pushing Gov. Cuomo’s legislative agenda is disbanding. The Committee to Save New York blanketed the tv airwaves in 2011 and 2012, promoting Cuomo’s budget plans and financial austerity measures like the state’s now-implemented property-tax cap. The group went silent in 2013 as new state rules …

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 9-3-13

Heavy rains and isolated hail storms caused power outages as they moved through the WCDO listening area on Labor Day Monday. Localized flooding was reported on many small streams and low lying areas. There was isolated basement flooding in the Whitney Point to Walton corridor and areas north including South New Berlin that had multiple …

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 …