Drop is consistent with statewide averages, but lack of data still leaves questions unanswered.
Drop is consistent with statewide averages, but lack of data still leaves questions unanswered.
In recent months, the specter of crime has been a central talking point in Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano’s campaign for governor.
Mayor Jared Kraham’s first budget would also keep property tax rates about even with 2022.
“People have been without personal contact from a loved one for over two years now.”
Practice Resources LLC. hosts the data from 28 different medical practices across New York.
With opioid settlement money in hand, midstate counties are getting ready to take grant applications.
All three detainees are related to a woman whose home was demolished last month on orders from the tribe’s controversial leader, Clint Halftown. The detainees are outspoken critics of Halftown.
“We had about four or five on the grounds, even before the fair started. So there were a number of workers who overdosed.”
State legislative leaders say they’ll take a procedural vote on the proposal early next year. 2023 primary voters would then get to weigh in.
The look is part of a deliberate strategy by drug cartels to target young children.
The man accused in the mass shooting in Buffalo allegedly threatened to commit a murder-suicide at his high school near Binghamton.
In sweltering heat Monday, the names of fallen officers were read during Law Enforcement Day at the Fair.
Off The Page from WSKG · Episode 17 – Journalist Keri Blakinger on her memoir “Corrections in Ink”
We may call it shu, or segregation, or medical observation, but whatever words we use are a shorthand for the truth: a coded way of saying you are nothing and now you have nothing. Your world is only a tangle of dreams and realities, drifting through the sterile air of nine by six coffin. ~from CORRECTIONS IN INK, by Keri Blakinger
Keri Blakinger is the author of CORRECTIONS IN INK, a memoir that details her life from being a figure skating competitor with an eating disorder, to her life as an addict. In 2010, while she was attending Cornell University, she was arrested for drug possession and spent the next two years incarcerated: first, in the Tompkins County jail, and then serving a sentence in upstate New York. After she was released, she finished her degree and went on to become a journalist.
The Washington Post reported the Justice Department is particularly interested in a scheme to appoint slates of illegitimate Republican electors.
There is data to back up the progressive groups’ concerns.
“I’m sorry to say this, I thought I was an old slave begging to not die.”
Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old from Fairview, N.J., was charged with attempted murder and assault, New York State Police said.
“I want to be in the business of preventing crimes more so than trying to solve crimes. A red flag (law) allows us to do that.”
“I committed to New Yorkers that we will confront the scourge of domestic terror head-on.”
Her opponent has called for a full repeal of the state’s bail reform laws, which ended most forms of cash bail.
There was a lot on the docket during the most recent meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature, plus some debate not tied to any specific motions. Here’s a recap.
The police department’s sign on bonus for lateral transfer hires has grown significantly since it was introduced last November in the city budget.
The Democratic governor claims legislative Republicans unconstitutionally lumped together five pieces of their “failed” agenda.
The petitioners have been arguing Pennsylvania’s school system is so underfunded, it violates the state constitution.
Progress on creating the new commission has been slow, leaving the state without any ethics panel at all.
“She can transform the direction of the court, she can transform the leadership of the court…she could make a pretty dramatic change in our high court.”
If convicted on all 27 counts, the suspect could face either the death penalty or a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
News of the reopening came Monday, the same day that there was a White House ceremony to mark the passage of recent gun control legislation.
Langworthy and Paladino are running in the new 23rd Congressional District, which runs from Buffalo to Chemung County.
“People like me have been hearing the word ‘wait’ for as long as we can remember,” Alderperson Phoebe Brown said. “It is imperative that we move on.”
“[The ruling], especially, is making me not want to go far away from here,” said 11th grader Samantha Kager. “Especially if I can’t have free choice of what I want to do with my own body.”
The city’s Common Council plans to vote next week on an ordinance that would make it more difficult for other states to investigate abortions in Ithaca.
“History shows us that when abortion is banned, abortion becomes unsafe for women.”
Governor Hochul will call the legislature back into session in the coming weeks to address the issue. “We are not powerless.”
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment.
“We run 24/7, we have cars on all the time.”
The January 6th committee focused on Trump’s scheme to pressure Republicans in swing states to overturn the 2020 election.
The database was hailed as a model to stop bad officers from job hopping. But now legislative changes are needed to make it more effective.
Current rules leave many people, including administration officials and lobbyists, unprotected.
“It makes gun trafficking a federal crime. And it makes sure there are penalties for the kingpins and people who are running these trafficking rings.”
The 18-year-old Conklin native is accused of killing 10 and injuring three others when he allegedly opened fire at a Tops Market in Buffalo.
Wilbur Reid’s home in Elmira was always full of family. But as he built his family legacy and made his mark on the surrounding community, he was estranged from some friends and alienated by colleagues.
A longtime observer of the panel’s work notes the documents he handed over and the behavior of some of past witnesses suggests the chat will be limited
It’s been more than a decade since police in Potsdam, New York first detained Oral “Nick” Hillary in connection with the murder of Garrett Phillips.
“This is a restorative bill. It’s about rehabilitation, it’s about our communities. It’s about investing.”
Around 800 Republicans, who either forgot to write the date they submitted their vote on an outside envelope or made a mistake when they wrote it.
“By offering such a low number the diocese has re-victimized clergy sexual abuse survivors.”
“The tragedy in Buffalo has created an unexpected and unintended context for the planned assessment.”
“Today is a good day, today is a righteous day, because it is a victory for justice. And it is long overdue.”
Among the proposals is one that would close a loophole, and outlaw a category of weapons designed to evade the New York’s gun control laws.
Last week’s racist mass shooting in a Buffalo supermarket left ten people dead and three wounded. Here’s what WSKG has learned in the days since the attack.
Over 100 people gathered in downtown Binghamton to light candles and ready supplies to send to Buffalo.
Investigators say they are looking into a document published online filled with rants about race and the “replacement” theory.
“The hate has not just infected our society and how people think. It’s literally been weaponized.”
The district attorney insisted that law enforcement had followed proper procedure, and that nothing else could have been done to intervene, under current law.
Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak said the alleged shooter did not make any direct threats to the Susquehanna Valley High School or students.
Conklin residents say they are shocked one of their own is the suspect of the shooting in Buffalo. But some Black residents in nearby Binghamton are less surprised.
“We’re trying to remember the 10 people who did not come out of that grocery store. The 10 people whose lives ended because they went grocery shopping.”
“This coward manifested white supremacy in a violent and tragic way.”
Residents of Conklin, New York, are surprised the teen accused of a mass shooting was a neighbor. People of color in Binghamton have a different view.
“I want them to have … a system that would immediately alert individuals.”
The small, mostly white town is just outside of Binghamton. Conklin residents are trying to make sense of the shooting.
A lone gunman, said by witnesses to be heavily armed, entered a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo Saturday and opened fire.
“How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?”
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said some Supreme Court justices lied during confirmation hearings about whether they would overturn Roe v. Wade.
The decision protects the right to an abortion up to 24 weeks into pregnancy. A recently leaked draft of an opinion appears to throw out the landmark case.
But Gillibrand said several Supreme Court justices, including Justice Alito, who authored the draft opinion, stated during their confirmation hearings that they would not overturn Roe v. Wade. “Every single one of them said they would not undermine a settled precedent, every single one of them said under oath, that they would actually preserve Roe,” Gillibrand said. “So the fact that they all lied, is shocking.”
Gillibrand said the U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee should hold hearings on the issue, and review testimony made by justices. “I hope we have hearings, because I don’t know how you can accept Supreme Court justices who lied in order to be confirmed,” Gillibrand said.
New York lawmakers and abortion-rights supporters hope to push three bills through the state Legislature that aim to protect health care practitioners who provide abortions for patients from out of state.
“You don’t want to mess with the state of New York. And I assure you that this is fight you will not win.”
GOP Gubernatorial candidates strongly support keeping or expanding abortion restrictions, while legislative leaders aren’t ruling out bills to do that.
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
“It’s always in the back of your mind as a law enforcement officer that that danger is real and it’s out there.”
The Garcias have been without water since the start of February, when their landlord, Douglas Ritter, turned off the service to their upstairs apartment on Mary Street.
“We’ll be paid back many times over with greater peace in our communities, less violence in our communities.”
Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she’s working with the Tompkins County Ethics Board to open an investigation into the former mayor.
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
Syracuse police are releasing new information amid public outcry, after a viral video showed an upset 8-year-old boy being put into a police car for allegedly stealing chips from a Dollar General store.
The Southern Tier region will receive about $4.8 million from the settlement in 2022. The initial payout on Tuesday totaled about $759,000 for the region.
A day after her lieutenant governor’s arrest and resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul is trying to manage the fallout.
New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after being arraigned Tuesday in federal district court on bribery and conspiracy charges.
A Pennsylvania court is holding up the regulation that would let the state join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue said public safety changes were the biggest hurdle to clear in budget negotiations.
Van Houten said the Reimaging Public Safety working group lacked full understanding of Ithaca’s existing criminal justice system when it authored the report.
“A number of comments and emails that we received recently made me feel like I was living in some alternate universe,” said Alderperson Ducson Nguyen.
April is recognized nationally as Second Chance Month.
The city wants to pay for the vehicles using federal stimulus funds.
“We’re talking about reimagining public safety. And we’re still hiring more [armed] officers,” said Common Council member Phoebe Brown.
Holland said she was put in solitary confinement, denied medical treatment, housed in the men’s facility and harassed.
Data analysis suggests the Southern Tier saw a slight increase in racial equity since bail reform was first passed, but also more re-arrests.
A grand jury charged brothers Yaron and Leor Kweller with rape in the first degree, a more serious felony charge than the one they were given upon arrest.
Marvin Mayfield with the Center for Community Alternatives blamed law enforcement and some politicians, who he said deliberately spread misinformation.
Mayor Kraham said doing so will reduce the time and money needed to safely inspect the properties, and help the city enforce code violations.
It’s not yet clear if Hochul’s proposals will become a part of the upcoming budget, though she has backing from some moderate Democrats and many Republicans.
Since mid-February, Binghamton’s code enforcement office and the Broome County Supreme Court have continued to order Ritter to restore water service to the second-floor apartment.
A 10-point memo written by Hochul would make changes to the state’s bail reform laws has done nothing to ease agitation over rising crime rates.
“The conditions here, they’re not acceptable.”
Kathleen Kane was involved in an accident Saturday evening in her hometown of Scranton.
The judge also ruled that the city must “preserve and maintain” the statue for the rest of its useful life.
Conviction records follow people around long after they are released from prison, keeping people from finding work and housing. New York’s Clean Slate Act would seal most people’s conviction records.
People running for precinct committee or county party spots can now ask for nomination signatures until March 15.
Enacting these initiatives would use roughly $200,000 of the city’s ARPA funds.
The proposed Department of Community Safety would oversee the current police force, as well as a new division of five unarmed responders.
Police took Brooklyn resident Leor Kweller into custody, days after arresting his brother, Yaron Kweller, who is a part owner of The Colonial.
The arrests come as a result of an ongoing police investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
City officials have voiced concerns about state preemption, or that the still will overrule the bill if passed over issues of jurisdiction.
Justices can now either endorse a map chosen by a lower court, choose from the other options, or appoint an outside expert to draw a completely different one.
On the third anniversary of the passage of New York’s Child Victims Act, supporters of a measure that would give the same rights to adult survivors of sexual abuse said it’s time for the New York State Legislature to pass it.
The bill was modeled after the Child Victims Act, which created a temporary look back window for victims of child sex abuse to bring civil claims against abusers.
Cuomo’s personal attorney said the former governor will personally file the complaint against James with one of the state’s Attorney Grievance Committees.
One person was shot and another stabbed at McKinley High School in Buffalo late Wednesday afternoon.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will pick the final map.
“The real question is whether courts are going to be willing to wade into that.”
The Commonwealth Court ruled a key provision of the state’s last major election law overhaul unconstitutional.
The Proposal Comes After the Deaths of NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera.
Mail voting will remain in place in Pennsylvania for the time being as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration appeals the decision to the state Supreme Court.
Dozens of tenants’ rights activists gathered outside Ithaca City Court Thursday to call for the city to pass a “Right to Renew Leases” bill.
Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough spent nearly all of Thursday hearing from groups that drew those maps during proceedings in Harrisburg.
Parents of biracial students at Bainbridge-Guilford High School said their children regularly experience racist bullying and the video was not a one-off incident.
The request will be reconsidered Friday by a panel of judges from the court, and could ultimately be reversed.
“Part of my frustration is that when anything bad that happens, it’s got to be bail reform’s fault.”
The mandate “is a law that was promulgated and enacted unlawfully by an executive branch state agency, and therefore void and unenforceable.”
“I think that our work moving forward is to dispel the sort of lies about Jewish people.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court temporarily blocked the inspection.
“The litigation has absolutely complicated matters, slowed things down, and I think kind of dragged out the division in the community and the hurt.”
Troutman is the second Black woman to serve on the high court.
“I would argue that the victims of all of these crimes we’re talking about, they are victims of color and minorities in many, many cases.”
Two Binghamton restaurants, whose owners are part of an ongoing police investigation, reopened over the weekend.
Students at Binghamton High School returned to class last week to a few changes.
“This would be such a vast improvement over the disaster that is JCOPE.”
“Consensus among voters is really clear. Most voters do not want to see that happen again.”
A student at Binghamton High School was shot Thursday morning in an altercation near school grounds, according to a statement released by the Binghamton City School District.
The Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection was the culmination of deliberate lies and misinformation that involved dozens of Pennsylvanians.
Even though students are back in person again, school leaders say 18 months of remote learning has taken a toll on students’ social and emotional development.
Some people in the Southern Tier say supervised drug-injection sites can save lives. Others say it enables drug use.
Binghamton police and the Broome County District Attorney’s office are continuing to investigate allegations of sexual assault involving the owners of three downtown restaurants. Binghamton Mayor Rich David is acknowledging his ties to the owners of those restaurants.
Counties will have broad authority to decide where the money goes.
Former President Donald Trump is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James in an attempt to halt her office’s investigation into his past business practices by framing the probe as politically motivated.
New York’s bail reform law does not allocate any additional funds for treatment centers and similar programs, which has been a bipartisan critique of the 2019 policy.
“Our main focus is public safety, protecting people where they live, and finding all of the opportunities to do that, and make sure it makes sense.”
The board agreed to look into a plan to provide additional security at the building that houses the health department. Currently, visitors to the building must pass through a metal detector and a security guard.
Students at Binghamton High School will move to remote learning and it’s not because of COVID-19. The shift online is in reaction to recent behavior issues among students.
Students at Binghamton High School were evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire was discovered in a restroom.
Gov. Tom Wolf created the panel, known as the State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission, in July in the wake of racial justice and police accountability protests.
More than 100 protesters rallied in Binghamton Saturday night, after allegations surfaced online, accusing the owners of several downtown businesses of sexual assault.
Officer Cory Minor with the Binghamton Police Department said no arrests have been made in relation to the allegations as of Friday morning.
Last week, investigators released emails and text messages from Malatras mocking Lindsey Boylan, an ex-aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after she called the work environment toxic in 2019.
An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) found the shooting of Tyler Green by police was justified to prevent the death of his child.
“It would be an act of insanity to touch a woman’s breast and make myself vulnerable to a woman for such an accusation.”
The findings are contrary to messaging from the Ithaca Police Department and its labor union, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association.
The Binghamton City School District is expecting to hire two youth advocates to work in their high school and middle schools with funding recently awarded to the city for gun violence prevention.
The justice disqualified current Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak from prosecuting the case, citing a potential conflict of interest.
The court will hear arguments Dec. 8 in order to make a final decision.
The moderate increase to the police budget comes as Ithaca, like many other municipalities in the region, struggles to fill its existing vacancies.
A bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit was passed by a divided Pennsylvania House on Tuesday, but faces a veto threat from the governor.
“It is much harder to protect our communities due to the handcuffs that are being put on judges, district attorneys, and police officers.”
The Southport Correctional Facility near Elmira is one of six prisons throughout New York state that will close.
“I’ll work with the Legislature to address this … to make sure their needs that they hear from their constituents just as much as I do, and we’ll get it done.”
The PSERS board is debating how much to share with the public, how soon to share it — and how to cope with a pushback from employees.
Now a private citizen, Andrew Cuomo continues to deny that he ever touched anyone inappropriately.
“The effects of bail and discovery reform and the dismantling of our criminal justice system, has effected every New Yorker and made them less safe.”
The Southport Correctional Facility in Chemung County and the Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County are among six prisons closing.
This doesn’t get rid of bail reform, said Congressman Katko, but gives more power to judges to consider this dangerousness concept when considering bail.
A bomb threat at Cornell University on Sunday led to the evacuation of four buildings on the Ithaca campus.
“Everything else will unfold with or without my commentary, and that’s just fine with me.”
“Governor Cuomo has never assaulted anyone, and Sheriff Apple’s motives here are patently improper. Sheriff Apple didn’t even tell the District Attorney what he was doing.”
Millions of dollars from special interests are pouring into the election, a clear sign of the potential future decisions that could hang in the balance.
The Chemung County district attorney’s office may raid a cannabis-gifting establishment in Elmira practicing “gifting.”
“We will take every complaint of harassment and discrimination seriously.”
The governor and Democratic lawmakers want to make affirmative consent policies standard practice at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.