The New York State DOT announced that Prospect Mountain Construction will require lane closures in the City of Binghamton. Starting on Thursday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interstate 81 North will be reduced to one lane between Exit 3 (Broad Avenue) and Exit 5 (Front Street) for pavement repairs. The right two lanes will be closed. Work will be performed weather permitting. Motorists are advised to be alert for slow moving traffic and sudden stops.
Two Owego teachers are taking their teaching methods across the world. High school English teacher Judy Hawkins and fifth grade teacher Ann Harris will be traveling to India. The two will teach at four schools over a period of 2 1/2 weeks. It was a cultural exchange idea that surfaced after a Mumbai teacher visited and observed classes in the Owego Apalachin School District.
The New York State Police at Sidney are investigating an early Wednesday morning head-on crash on River Road in the Town of Sidney. Thirty-nine year old Jason Cunningham, of Unadilla, was driving his 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van westbound on River Road when
he entered a sharp curve in the roadway and drifted into the eastbound lane. He then struck a 2009 Ford F-450 pickup truck that was traveling eastbound. Mr. Cunningham was transported to A.O. Fox hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. An autopsy will be conducted at Lourdes hospital and the results are pending. The driver of the pickup truck, thirty-five year old Matthias Wesner, also of Unadilla, NY received minor injuries in the crash.
State Police are also investigating a motorcycle striking a pickup truck on County Route 11 in the Town of Hartwick on Tuesday morning. 28-year-old Kyle Bronson, of Cooperstown, was operating his 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on County Route 11 when he lost control and struck a 2015 GMC Denali pickup truck. Bronson was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the pickup truck was not injured. The investigation is continuing.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies series with the Akron Rubber Ducks continued last night with another double header at NYSEG Stadium. In the opener, Binghamton defeated Akron 2-1, with Chris Flexen the winning pitcher; he is now 6-1 on the season. In the second game, Akron defeated the Rumble Ponies 11-4. Andrew Church was the losing pitcher. Also, New York Mets relief pitcher, Josh Smoker, began a rehab assignment with the Rumble Ponies on Tuesday. He’s recovering from a strained shoulder. There is no established schedule for his return to the Mets.
The first of three men involved in a heroin bust on Clinton Street in Binghamton last March has been sentenced. 59-year-old Tyrone Thompson was sentenced to 5 years in state prison and 3 years of parole according to the Broome DA’s office. Two other men will soon be sentenced as a result of convictions from this bust, which hauled in $100,000 worth of heroin off the streets.
A Vestal man has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.Nathan Boguhn, who had worked for a local Boy Scouts chapter, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Binghamton by Judge Thomas McAvoy. Boguhn will also have 10 years of post-release supervision. Boguhn was arrested in October after a search at his apartment in Vestal.