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Murder trial of Almond Upton continues today

Day two of testimony was held in the murder trial of Almond Upton yesterday. Upton is accused of intentionally striking and killing a New York State Trooper with his vehicle in 2014. Seven New York State Police investigators who have been involved in the investigation took to the stand. New York State Police Collision Reconstruction…

Testimony continues in Murder Trial of Almond Upton

Testimony began in the murder trial of Almond Upton on Friday. 62-year-old Almond Upton of Florida is accused of intentionally swerving to kill New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner as he was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in May of 2014.   Following opening statements, the prosecution called its first two witnesses. Its…

Senate Task Force to hold next meeting in Southern Tier

The next meeting of the State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be held in the Southern Tier next week. The task force will be holding a meeting sponsored by Senator Fred Akshar in the Chenango Valley High School Auditorium on Wednesday from 4-6PM. While oral testimony is only limited to members of…

Pretrial Hearing Held for Man Accused of Killing NYS Trooper Skinner

A pretrial hearing was held for the man charged with the intentional killing of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner in May of 2014. 62-year-old Almond Upton of Florida is accused of intentionally hitting Trooper Skinner with his vehicle while Skinner was conducting a roadside traffic stop on I-81 in the Town of Chenango. During…

Several Southern Tier State Parks Receive NYS Grant Money

Several state parks in the Southern Tier are receiving a portion of $450,000 is state funding to boost tourism. Chenango Valley State Park, as well as Robert H. Treman, Buttermilk Falls, Taughannock Falls, Fillmore Glen, Watkins Glen, and Stony Brook State Parks will receive funding. Just under $6,000 will be given to the Friends of…

Authorities Asking for Public’s Assistance

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals seen in security footage, robbing a gas station in Chenango Forks. Two white males are said to have walked into the USA Mini Mart Gas Station on State Route 12 just after 8:30PM on Wednesday, and demanded money from the cashier. A weapon was…

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Fugitive From Justice

A fugitive from justice out of the State of Pennsylvania was taken into custody by Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday. 40-year-old Shermaine Cave from Binghamton was wanted on a felony “dangerous drugs” charge out of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Cave was arrested after sheriff’s deputies recognized his vehicle parked outside of a motel in the Town of…