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Armed Robbery in Johnson City

Johnson City Police are looking for the man responsible for robbing a gas station and convenience store at gunpoint last night. Police say a white male entered the convenience store at 143 Riverside Drive around 9:30pm, showed a handgun, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured. The man ran along the street towards Binghamton after leaving the store. Police say he was wearing a dark brown hoodie, blue jeans, and a scarf over his face. Their investigation continues.

BCSO: Woman driving drunk with children in car

A Binghamton woman is facing multiple charges after police say she was driving drunk with four children inside her vehicle early Saturday morning. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Alicia Newman was observed driving erratically on Conklin Road just after 1am Saturday by a deputy, who pulled the woman over. Newman failed sobriety tests at the scene and was taken into custody after her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.21 percent, more than twice the legal limit. She was also driving with a revoked license from a previous DWI conviction and is now facing four felony charges. The children were picked up at the scene by a relative.

Four people shot in Binghamton Friday

Binghamton Police have charged one person in connection with a shooting on Susquehanna Street Friday that left four people injured, including the alleged shooter. Binghamton Police say it started inside the Yellow Deli at 121 Susquehanna Street just after 2:30pm when 20-year-old Fuquan Campbell got into a physical altercation with two other individuals. Investigators say he was armed with a handgun and at some point pulled his weapon out and shot the two other individuals, as well as a 15-year-old bystander and himself on accident. All four are expected to survive, and the bystander was treated at the scene. The other three were taken to the hospital. Campbell is facing charges for attempted assault. Police are still searching for the weapon used in the shooting.

Burger eating contest raises close to $3K for ministry

A burger eating contest at Bill’s Restaurant in Owego last night raised nearly $3,000 for the Tioga County Rural Ministry. Seven different competitors ate as many burgers as they could over an hour including WEBO’s Chris Schmidt. People sponsored an amount for each burger, or gave a flat donation. All told, the unofficial total of money raised was $2,889. Photos from the event are available on the WEBO Facebook page.

Garnar holds state of the county address

Broome County Executive Jason Garnar delivered his first State of the County address last night. He touched on several topics, including the result of a recent hiring freeze, responding to the heroin epidemic, and increasing traffic at the airport. When he took office, Garnar started a hiring freeze for the county due to their financial difficulties. He says that effort has already saved taxpayers $90,000. On drugs, Garnar says they will soon announce the details of a multi-agency program to help people find treatment for abuse. The Greater Binghamton Airport is down to one carrier, and Garnar says the county is working to develop a new strategic plan and increase marketing. He also wants SUNY Broome to begin offering an FAA-approved aircraft maintenance program in anticipation of more carriers calling BGM home in the future.

Tennessee man convicted of plans to attack local Islamic community

A Tennessee man has been convicted on charges that he planned to attack an Islamic community in Delaware County. 65-year-old Robert Doggart was found guilty on all four counts against him yesterday. Prosecutors say he stockpiled weapons and communicated with others on his plans to attack the Hamlet of Islamberg in 2015. The Muslim community is located between Deposit and Hancock. Doggart was arrested after he discussed his plans with a confidential informant. He will return to court for sentencing at a later date.

Broome County announces rabies clinics

The Broome County Health Department has scheduled 19 rabies vaccination clinics for 2017. The first one will be held Saturday in Vestal. The clinics are free for all Broome County residents, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per pet. The full clinic schedule is available on the county website at www.gobroomecounty.com.

TCSD Superintendent on WEBO ahead of cap. project vote

The Tioga Central School District will ask residents to vote on a $7.55 million capital project next week. Most of the project consists of infrastructure improvements, including the relocation of district offices to the high school, improving security and handicapped accessibility, four new boilers, and the replacement of asphalt. Superintendent Scot Taylor was a special guest on today’s WEBO Morning Show. He says 92 percent of the cost will be covered by state aid. An additional state grant will be used to turn the district office building into pre-kindergarten classrooms. More information about the capital project is available on the TCSD website. Voting will be open from 11am to 8pm Tuesday in the Middle School Gymnasium. Listen to the full interview below.