The Broome County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car & school bus crash this morning shortly after 7:00 AM, on at State Route 79. Deputies reported that a Harpursville Central School District bus was rear-ended; none of the 26 students were injured. 2 passengers in the car suffered injuries, with one being sent to an area hospital for neck pain. The names of the passengers have not yet been released.
16 proposals for 4 casino licenses in New York will be presented today and tomorrow before a state panel that decide the winners shortly. 4 licenses will be granted in 3 regions of the state, the Capital region, the Catskills & the Southern Tier, among those seeking a casino license includes Traditions Resort & Casino & Tioga Downs Casino & Howe Caverns Resort & Casino.
State Police in Binghamton are currently investigating 3 incidents where railroad ballast was thrown onto Interstate 88 and the West Service Road, from a railroad overpass in Chenango Bridge. The incidents occurred Saturday between approximately 10:38 & 11:00 AM, 3 vehicles were damaged, no injuries were reported. State Police are requesting anyone with any information on these incidents to call them at 775-1241.
The Walton Police Department is looking for a suspect responsible for a home invasion that occurred yesterday in Walton. The break-in occurred at 3 a.m. at a residence on Fair Street . A male subject forcibly entered the residence and was confronted by the occupants in the bedroom. The suspect displayed a knife and a struggle ensued, leaving one of the home’s occupants with minor injuries. The suspect was described as a white man, 5-feet-5 inches to 5-feet-8 with a thin build. Anyone with information should call Walton Police at 865-5400.
The Village of Sidney will get another 1.7 million dollars from FEMA through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Sidney mayor Andy Matviak explains:
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Matviak said that up to 100 structures in the low lying areas around River street are involved in buyouts, that section of the village was hit hardest in the floods of 2006 & 2011.
A statewide Election Day hotline will be available to help ensure all eligible voters are able to cast an effective ballot during the primary election tomorrow. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman encourages voters to report issues or problems at polls by calling the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. tomorrow
Following last December’s Metro-North derailment in the Bronx that killed four passengers, US senator Charles Schumer introduced legislation to put into law, the recommendations of a panel that focused on the railroad’s culture of safety, mandating inward and outward facing cameras, increased track inspections and fines for safety violations. The law would apply to Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak and other passenger lines across the country. The bill would boost the Federal Railroad Administration’s oversight of the nation’s rail systems by authorizing an increase in funding for FRA’s safety and operations work.
The Village of Bainbridge will flush fire hydrants this week. Some water users may experience dirty or cloudy water during the process. Running your tap for a short time should alleviate the problem. If you have questions, call the Department of Public Works at 967-8696.