One man is dead and another man is in custody for murder after a stabbing at an apartment complex. Police were called to the Northcliffe Apartments in Cortland
Saturday afternoon for a reported stabbing. Police found the body of Terry Walker of Syracuse inside an apartment. Randy Wilkinson was arrested and charged with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Police said Wilkinson was at the scene when they arrived and has been cooperative. He was taken to the Cortland County Jail without bail and is scheduled to reappear in Cortland City Court today.
Wednesday’s devastating news for the Southern Tier has caused one company to reconsider its future growth plans, but in a good way for the Southern Tier. Upstate Shredding has announced that it will build a new scrap processing plant in Owego instead of western Pennsylvania. The plant will be housed in a new 20 thousand square foot building that will be built on Recycle Drive. CEO Adam Weitsman says they hope to get the facility up and running by next spring.
Senator Tom Libous will hold a news conference today to call on the New York State Gaming Commission and the Gaming Facility Location Board to reconsider the Southern Tier’s two applications for the fourth authorized casino license. The news conference will take place today at the Binghamton State Office Building on Hawley Street at 11am.
New York State Police have canceled the Amber Alert for 5-year-old Kenneth White with tragic results. Early this morning police found the body of White in the vicinity of the home he was reported taken from in Albany. Police say this is the only crime scene they are investigating involved with this case. Not many details have been released about where exactly Kenneth White’s body was found, or how he may have died. An amber alert was put out for the boy yesterday afternoon after it was reported to police that two men with ski masks broke into the home and snatched White. Police say they do not have anyone in custody at this point, but all of the child’s family is reportedly with police being questioned.
The Vestal Police Department is investigating after a man went missing on Wednesday. According to police, a missing person report was filed for 59-year-old Victor Tabuntshikow Thursday evening. Tabuntshikow is a 5’9″ white man, weighing about 165 pounds last seen wearing a tan Columbia coat and tan boots. Anyone with information regarding this man’s whereabouts is asked to call the Vestal Police Department at (607) 754-2111.
The New York Gaming Facility Location Board held a public meeting yesterday to reveal its picks for casino licenses throughout upstate New York. And the winner in the Southern Tier/Finger Lakes region was Lago, just north of Cayuga Lake. Lago was up against Traditions Resort & Casino, and Tioga Downs. There were 16 total bidders across New York, including four in the Capital region and nine in the Catskills and Hudson Valley region. Montreign Resort Casino was selected for the Catskills/Hudson Valley Region, and Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor was chosen in the Capital Region. The board was originally tasked with selecting up to four proposals across the state. It announced early on in yesterday’s final meeting that three projects would be approved. According to the board, Lago is expected to generate $64 million for statewide school aid and/or property tax relief, $8 million for local governments in the Eastern Southern Tier/Finger Lakes Region, plus an additional $8 million to be split between Seneca County and the town of Tyre. Lago’s facility will include a 94,000 square foot casino with 2,000 slot machines and 85 gaming tables, 207 hotel rooms, multiple restaurants and lounges.