Chemung County

No Injuries in Four Car Elmira Crash

There were no injuries in a four car crash on I-86 eastbound in Elmira on Monday afternoon. One of the cars involved was that of a New York State Trooper. The investigation has not yet determined a cause of the accident.

BC Officials Ask for Extension to Pistol Permit Recertification Deadline

The deadline for recertifying pistol permits is January 31st. In Broome County, only about 25% of the 25,000 permits have completed the process. Senator Fred Akshar and Sheriff David Harder have requested that Governor Cuomo extend the deadline. There is no indication if the Governor will grant the request. If the permit was issued after…

Southern Tier Receives $67.3 Million in Economic Incentives

The 2017 Regional Economic Development Awards were announced yesterday in Albany. The Southern Tier is set to receive $67.3 million in grants. This is a modest increase from 2016’s $60 million. Among the grants are $300,000 to expand the Tioga County Mobile Dental program, and $500,000 for The Town of Owego to replace sanitary sewer…

Missing Teen May Be Headed to the Southern Tier

Police in Oswego believe a missing 14-year-old girl may be heading for the Binghamton-Elmira area. Samantha Palmer was last seen on December 7th. Palmer may be in the company of 25-year-old Andres Perez of Fulton. Perez has an outstanding warrant from the New York State Parole system. Palmer is five foot two inches and 120…

Village of Van Etten Votes to Dissolve

The Village of Van Etten has voted 103-76 to dissolve the Village and merge with the Town of Van Etten. Taxpayers are expected to save about $280 per year after the merger. The Village has 180 days to formulate a dissolution plan. The proposal will then be put to a vote by the public.

Guilty Plea in Abandonment of Baby in Elmira

The Sayre teenager that left her seven-month-old baby in a plastic bag in Elmira has entered a guilty plea.17-year-old Harriette Hoyt entered the plea on the charge of Attempted Murder in return for a nine year jail sentence with five years of post-release supervision. The baby is believed to have been abandoned three days prior…

Sentencing Held in XBox Murder Case

Akeem Williams, of Elmira, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of Tiko Head. Williams murdered Head in a dispute over a missing Xbox. Williams was also sentenced to 15 years for Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The sentences will run concurrently.

Elmira Man Arrested on Crack Cocaine Charges

An investigation into the sale of crack cocaine has resulted in one arrest. 29-year-old William Albritton, of Elmira, has been charged with three counts of felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. The arrest was the result of a joint effort between the Elmira Police Department and the New York State Police.