The Broome County Sheriff’s Office & the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force executed a search warrant Monday in Binghamton, where investigators seized 133 envelopes of heroin packaged for sale, plus powdered heroind, packaging materials, $600 cash & a vehicle. 28 year old Amber Westmoreland of Binghamton, was charged with 5 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, she was being held by Binghamton Police Department arraignment in City Court.
At the request of Governor Cuomo, the New York State Department of Public Service today announced that it is investigating the disruption to landline and wireless phone service in Central New York Monday Afternoon into this morning. Landline and wireless service is affected in Madison, Chenango, Cortland and Otsego Counties, impacting more than 1,500 customers of several telecommunication companies, including Verizon, Frontier Communications and Windstream Communications. The outage was caused by damage to an underground Verizon-owned fiber cable in the Town of Stockbridge, Madison County. Repair and service restoration is taking additional time due to the location of the fiber optic cable along the roadway. There are no reported impacts to the County Emergency Communications Centers and no requests for assistance.
Today is the deadline to sign up kids to participate in football & baseball skills competitions to be held at the State fairgrounds in Syracuse next week. Terry Potter of Millenia Entertainment co-sponsors the event:

(Terry Potter 8-23-16)

Again, the website to sign up today is 4 skill ny.com.
Tonight will be an extra night of racing at I-88 Speedway in Afton for the 4th annual Earl Halaquist Memorial. Track spokesperson Denise Page describes tonight’s racing:

(Denise Page 8-23-16)

Admission tonight at $16 for adults, ages 9 to 14 for $8, children 8 & under are free. I-88speedway.com
Chenango County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Syracuse man on an active Bench Warrant issued the Chenango County Court. Deputies with the assistance of State Police arrested Thomas Mulverhill on a bench warrant issued by Chenango County Court for failure to comply with conditions of release on prior Burglary and grand larceny charges. Mulverhill was arrested without incident and to be held at the Chenango County Correctional Facility until a later court date.
A Steuben County resident was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance by Chenango County Sheriff’s department. 24 year old Dominick Lepera was charged following a complaint the County Corrections department when Lepera was found with an unknown substance while being booked into the correctional facility. The substance was identified as Methamphetamines, Lepera was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.

Several area companies responded to a fully involved garage fire at 129 King Road, in the town of Greene last night. Firefighters from Brisben, with Mutual Aid from Greene, Oxford, & Smithville. Neighbors witnessed flames & heard explosions, No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The city of Oneonta will be blanket-patching portions of Market Street to James Georgeson Avenue today & tomorrow. There will be no on street parking within the work zone & all vehicles must be removed by 6:00 AM each day, or face towing & towing charges. More information is available at 432-2100.
Otsego County Public Health will hold a Child Safety Seat check today in Oneonta. Certified technicians will be available from 4:00 to 6:00 PM to provide hands on instruction on how to properly install child safety seats, at the Home Depot on State Route 28. More information is available at 547-4230.

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