Tioga County Treasurer James McFadden has released the details of the county’s 2011 tentative budget. The $68.8 million spending plan is calling for a property tax levy increase of around 2 percent. The tax rates of each town are varied and set by the state. The... Read More.
The Binghamton City Council is ready to accept a federal grant that will pay for four new police officers. The $1.13 million grant would put four new officers on patrol starting in January, putting the department’s total number of officers up to 128. 64 of... Read More.
Oneonta Police say the woman who was murdered over the weekend was killed by a blow to the head. 26-year-old Sonya Ridge was found dead in the residence of 27-year-old William Sprague early Sunday morning. Sprague is now facing murder charges. Police believe the man was... Read More.
A local Congressman-elect had to be hospitalized in Washington this weekend after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Tom Reed was elected to represent the 29th Congressional District two weeks ago. The former Corning mayor was in Washington for his orientation when he suffered the embolism, which... Read More.
A woman who once lived in Endicott and Owego was found murdered in Michigan over the weekend. The body of 33-year-old Lynn Spicer was recovered in a vacant lot in Bay City, Michigan, according to police. Her boyfriend has been charged with the crime. 22-year-old Jeff... Read More.
Owego Police Chief Rick McCulskey reported on the results of a parking survey at Monday’s village board meeting. The most popular suggestion would be to have employees and owners of downtown businesses park somewhere outside of the village. Another popular suggestion was to enforce a... Read More.
Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan announced new recycling initiatives for the city Monday as part of America Recycles Day. Weis Markets has agreed to distribute both recycling information and yellow bins at their Binghamton stores this weekend. The bins are available year-round to all city residents... Read More.
A Bradford County woman died Saturday after falling off her horse. Pennsylvania State Police say 37-year-old Wendi Tedesco of Columbia Crossroads was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was riding her horse on private property off Ketchum Road in Columbia Township when she fell off... Read More.
A Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy pled guilty to official misconduct on Friday. 33-year-old John Goodwin also pled guilty to public lewdness as part of a deal reached with prosecutors, according to the District Attorney’s office. Goodwin was charged with two counts of public lewdness in August.... Read More.
An Oneonta man is facing murder charges after an unresponsive woman was found in his home. 27-year-old William Sprague was arrested early Sunday morning after police found the unconscious body of 26-year-old Sonya Ridge inside. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she later... Read More.