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Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of a Binghamton U. student faces prison time

09.22.17 | Sarah Harnisch

26-year-old Aizaz Siddiqui pleaded guilty in May to leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor. Authorities said Siddiqui was driving a 2013 BMW on December 3rd when he hit and killed 20-year-old Stefani Lineva in Binghamton. Siddiqui was...

A former NY mafia hit man has been released early from federal prison

09.22.17 | Jeremy Miller

An attorney for Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano says his 72-year-old client was released Monday from an Arizona prison, but wouldn't disclose where Gravano served his time, or where he plans to live now that he's a free man. Thomas Farinella...

Teacher absenteeism is becoming a problem at NY public schools

09.21.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Recent stats from the Thomas Fordham Institute show 30% of New York state public school teachers missed more than 10 days of work compared to 7% of charter school teachers. The study links unions to the higher days of missed work in historic...

Prison reform activists staged a rally outside the Broome County, NY jail yesterday

09.21.17 | Bob Price

The demonstrators want the sheriff to address abuse, medical neglect, and inmate deaths. Four Inmates have died at the Broome County Jail the past 2 years. Sheriff David Harder says the county does everything it can to care for it's...

The NY state Board of Regents has approved changes to make it easier for teachers to be certified

09.20.17 | Bob Price

Former Regents chancellor Carl Hayden says while reforms are needed, New York should not be "watering- down" teaching standards. Hayden says the teacher shortage in New York is being felt the most in charter schools.

NY congresswoman Claudia Tenney calls her first townhall meeting a success

09.20.17 | Bob Price

The first-term Republican hosted her constituents in the central New York town of Camden last night. Tenney talked about DACA, healthcare, and the environment. The congresswoman has been hesitant to host townhalls after getting death threats...

NY Congresswoman Claudia Tenney hosts her first town-hall meeting since being elected

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Tonight's event in Camden, NY comes nearly nine months since the Republican from New Hartford was elected to her first term. Tenney, a former state assemblywoman, says she looks forward to hearing from the people of the 22nd District.  Her...

Erie County, NY sheriff candidates have different views on immigration policy

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Incumbent Sheriff Tim Howard supports the rights of police to inquire about the immigration status of people who are arrested. But Democratic challenger Bernie Tolbert thinks such inquiries should only be made on a "need to know" basis. Tolbert...

Man accused of striking 12 parked cars in North Buffalo

09.18.17 | Bob Price

A 36-year-old Buffalo man has been arrested after striking cars near Hertel Ave. in North Buffalo. Joshua Jones is accused of striking and damaging 12 parked vehicles overnight on Taft Place. Jones was charged with driving-while-intoxicated...

Person struck and killed by train in Endicott

09.18.17 | Bob Price

Police are investigating the death of a person who was struck by a train Friday afternoon in Endicott. A 911 call summoned emergency responders around 4:15 p.m., to the train tracks by North Page Avenue and North Duane Avenue. The Endicott fire...

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