Johnson City has once again decided to table a resolution to merge its code office with the Town of Union. While discussing the issue at a meeting Tuesday night, trustees said there is not enough information to make an informed decision. They hope to work... Read More.
Veterans and a few members of the public took time Tuesday to commemorate Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Owego. Tuesday was the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Owego VFW hosted an event to remember all those who were killed and those... Read More.
Owego-Apalachin School District residents are voting Tuesday on a proposal to purchase four new school buses. It is part of the district’s replacement plan, which calls for buses to be taken out of service after 10-12 years on the road. O-A Superintendent Dr. Bill Russell was... Read More.
A mentally disabled man accused of murdering his father has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. 28-year-old Matthew Taranto allegedly shot his father, Sal, in the stomach several times last week. Taranto’s attorney, Scott Miller, says his client was acting in self-defense last Tuesday. Sal... Read More.
The victim of an early-morning homicide in Ithaca has been identified as 47-year-old Paul Garcia. Garcia was shot to death in a parking lot at the Maplewood Apartments on Maple Ave. in the city just before 2am Tuesday. Tompkins County Sheriff Peter Meskill says the... Read More.
Binghamton fire investigators say unattended candles were the cause of the fire that killed three people in the city on Saturday morning. The candles were left burning in the first floor living room at 534 State Street, according to investigators. The homeowner, 61-year-old Robert Sindon,... Read More.
An Elmira woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for poisoning her stepson. 24-year-old Melissa Englehardt was found guilty of manslaughter for poisoning the 21-month-old boy last November. Englehardt confessed to the crime in March, saying she put antifreeze in the boy’s sippy cup... Read More.
The second finalist to be the next Binghamton University president was on campus Monday. Dr. Susan Jeffords is currently the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington-Bothell. She has been recognized for her efforts to double campus enrollment and develop new initiatives... Read More.
Owego trustees tabled a decision Monday on an agreement to sell its treated water to a natural gas drilling company. Inflection Energy wants to purchase 200,000 gallons of the treated water every day from the village’s wastewater treatment plant at a cost of 5 cents... Read More.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight shooting in Ithaca. One person was killed in the apparent homicide around 2am Tuesday at an apartment complex on Maple Avenue in the city. The East Hill apartment complex mostly houses Cornell University students. The suspect allegedly... Read More.