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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Binghamton.

Tuesday
Sep022014

Hooper Road Bridge Closure Begins Tuesday

(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) -- The Hooper Road Bridge will close starting Tuesday afternoon, blocking off traffic in the area for three weeks.

Detour signs will be posted for the pathway over Route 17C, according to the Broome County Sheriff's Office.

Detour routes include Watson Boulevard in the Town of Union, Harry L. Drive in Johnson City, Route 201 South, and Route 17C East and West.

The bridge is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.


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Friday
Aug292014

Monday Is 'Dollar Day' at NY State Fair

(NEW YORK) -- In addition to it being Labor Day on Monday, it's also "Dollar Day" at the New York State Fair.

According to the governor's office, the State Fair closes on Monday, and on that day admission will be $1. The same price will apply to rides on the all-new Wade Shows Midway.

Officials said over three dozen fair vendors have also agreed to sell items for $1.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Man, 91, Accused of Forcibly Touching Teenage Girl

(SANFORD, N.Y.) -- A 91-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly forcibly touching a teenage girl.

New York State Police said Edward Wist, of Deposit, was arrested Tuesday and charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

Investigators said the victim was a 13-year-old girl.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Gov. Cuomo Orders Investigation into Time Warner Cable Outage

(NEW YORK) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation into Wednesday morning's Time Warner Cable outage, which impacted millions of customers.

Gov. Cuomo has directed New York State's Department of Public Service to investigate the outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

"The Department will also review whether the outage affected Time Warner's provision of telephone service in any way," Gov. Cuomo said in a statement. "In addition, the Department will include its analysis of this event in its ongoing study of the telecom industry, which is exploring potential changes to the regulatory landscape pertaining to telephone, internet and cable."

Time Warner Cable subscribers across the country began experiencing service problems from around 4:30 a.m. E.T. Wednesday, according to Bobby Amirshahi, the company's vice president of public relations. Service was largely restored about an hour and a half later.

"During our routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services," Amirshahi said in a statement.


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Tuesday
Aug262014

Police: Two from Pennsylvania Caught with Stolen Vehicle

(TRIANGLE, N.Y.) -- A pickup truck stolen in Pennsylvania on Monday morning has been recovered, and two people have been arrested.

According to New York State Police, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was allegedly spotted speeding northbound on State Route 81 when Binghamton state troopers conducted a traffic stop.

An investigation determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen by police in Edwardsville, Pa.

Driver Breanne Dileo, 23, and passenger Jason Gonzalez, 31, both of Courtdale, Pa., were arrested for criminal possession of stolen property.


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Monday
Aug252014

Man Arrested for Stealing $183 in Dog Treats

(ONEONTA, N.Y.) -- A man from Otsego County has been arrested for allegedly stealing over $180 in dog treats.

William Hollenbeck, of Schenevus, was arrested Saturday and charged with petit larceny, according to New York State Police.

Officials said that Hollenbeck, 61, was arrested after a complaint at a Walmart store on State Route 23 in Oneonta. State Police accuse Hollenbeck of shoplifting several times, stealing $183.44 worth of dog treats.


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Friday
Aug222014

City Announces Partnership Between BU and Binghamton Police

(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) -- Binghamton University and the city's police department are teaming up in a new initiative, the City announced Friday.

The partnership is for the Binghamton University & City of Binghamton Police Partnership Initiative, which will see a designated police officer being assigned to duties directly related to off-campus university students.

The City says the specially-assigned officer will act as a link between students and the police department, "in an effort resolve public safety situations, provide early intervention and advice for emerging problems, proactively plan events and to assist City residents when problems arise involving college students."


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Thursday
Aug212014

Endicott Man Arrested in Meth Bust

(NEW YORK) -- One person was arrested in a methamphetamine bust in Endicott on Wednesday.

New York State Police said they went to the Firth Street home of Gregory Potter, executed a search warrant, and found a quantity of methamphetamine as well as components and materials used to manufacture and sell the drug.

Potter, 32, has been charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.


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Wednesday
Aug202014

State to Train Elderly to Protect Against Fraud

(NEW YORK) -- The state is working to try to protect elderly New Yorkers from fraud.

"Older individuals are the most vulnerable populations to scams, and it is estimated that various schemes cost seniors in America more than $3 billion per year," Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said Wednesday.

The governor has dispatched the state's Division of Consumer Protection to conduct training sessions for New Yorkers on how they can protect themselves against fraud.


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Tuesday
Aug192014

Vestal Man Arrested for Drunk Driving 

(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) -- New York State Police arrested a Vestal man Sunday for driving while intoxicated.

Troopers in Binghamton pulled over 19-year-old Joel N. Singh when he didn't stop at a red light on Court Street, according to officials.

An investigation concluded that Singh was under the influence, though the motorist refused to submit to a breath test.

Police issued tickets returnable to the City of Binghamton Court on Sept. 5.


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