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Smithville Man's Death Ruled Homicide

The Chenango County Sheriff's Office has ruled the death of Chance Howey of Smithville a homicide. Howey, 31, was found unconscious in his home on Sunday and was taken to Wilson Hospital. He was died early Monday morning. Autopsy results show Howey died from a brain... Read More.

Pennsylvania Man Dies at Gas Pipeline Site

Joseph Craig, 50, died in an accident at a gas pipeline site on Tuesday afternoon. Craig was walking on a pipeline in West Branch Township, Pennsylvania, when he was hit by a truck that was backing up. The driver failed to see the victim. It... Read More.

Binghamton Zoo Says Goodbye to KJ the Tiger

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park has had to say goodbye to one of its long time residents. KJ the tiger was euthanized due to complications from kidney disease. KJ and his brother, Misha, have been a big attraction at the zoo. He will... Read More.

Serious House Fire in Vestal Tuesday Evening

Firefighters responded at about 10:15PM Tuesday to a home at 300 Birch Street in Vestal. Investigators said that food was cooking in the kitchen and had been left unattended. Fire crews from Vestal, Endicott, and West Corners needed several hours to extinguish the fire. Everyone was able... Read More.

Hinchey Calls for Suspension of Natural Gas Rule Making Process

Congressman Maurice Hinchey today urged the Delaware River Basin Commission to suspend its current natural gas development rule making process, following new information about the use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing fluid. Hinchey said that the new regulations issued in December fail to account... Read More.

Chemung Financial Reports Record 2010 Earnings

Chemung Financial Corporation reported on Wednesday that fourth quarter net income rose 133%. Net income for the year nearly doubled to a record $10 million, and earnings per share increased 93% from $1.45 to $2.80 per share. CEO Ronald M. Bentley also reported that the company... Read More.

Owego Shooting Called Reckless but Accidental

Tioga County Sheriff's investigator Patrick Hogan called the shooting of Naomi Miklic, reckless but accidental. The victim was shot in the back seat of a car traveling on East Campville Road in Owego. Miklic from Cherry Valley, near Cooperstown, was shot by Justin Dibble also... Read More.

New York Budget Getting Mixed Reactions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed a budget that would cut overall state spending by 2.7%, the first cut in 15 years, and $3.7 billion less than last year's budget. The proposed budget will total $132.9 Billion. Education items have been cut by $1.5 billion, plus... Read More.

Cuomo Opposes Tuition Increase at SUNY Schools

Governor Cuomo announced his opposition to tuition hikes at the SUNY Schools in his budget address on Tuesday. SUNY has been struggling with a 30% reduction in state aid in the last three years and has petitioned Albany to allow an increase in tuition. Cuomo also... Read More.