Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Garbage fire in Olum’s parking lot

    Garbage fire in Olum’s parking lot VESTAL (WBNG) — Authorities say they’re working to put out a garbage fire in a Vestal parking lot. Police told 12 News around 11 a.m. they are on the scene of a fire in the Olum’s parking lot. A video sent by a…

  • Police officers grow beards for annual children’s fundraiser

    Police officers grow beards for annual children’s fundraiser PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police officers in New Hampshire and Maine are putting down their razors to raise money for children’s advocacy groups. The Portsmouth Herald reports police officers will let their beards grow during October to support centers in York…

  • Virginia lawmaker settles suit, seeks mental health reform

    Virginia lawmaker settles suit, seeks mental health reform RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young man’s mental health care. The Roanoke Times reports that Sen. R. Creigh (KREE’) Deeds and his family will be paid…

  • APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’

    APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women’s hockey league ‘inevitable’ National Women’s Hockey League Commissioner Dani Rylan tells The Associated Press she believes the likelihood of a single North American women’s professional hockey league is “inevitable.” It is believed to be the first time Rylan has publicly suggested the inevitability of forming…

  • Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims

    Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member who helped gather names for a newspaper ad that identified some victims of sexual abuse without their permission is no longer with her campaign. Heitkamp tells KFYR-TV that she is…

  • Unusually wet summer squashes Maryland pumpkin crop

    Unusually wet summer squashes Maryland pumpkin crop PARKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland farmers say an unusually wet summer has largely drowned this fall’s pumpkin crop. The Baltimore Sun reports soils have remained saturated since the beginning of growing season. Steve Weber of Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Parkville says…

  • The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

    The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Catholic priest pleading guilty to child sexual abuse charges (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A former priest in the Erie Diocese is admitting that he committed sexual abuse of children, pleading…

  • State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway’s 27 service areas

    State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway’s 27 service areas ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is seeking bids for redeveloping the more than two dozen service areas along the 570-mile Thruway system. The Thruway Authority on Tuesday announced that has issued a request for proposals to make improvements…

  • Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

    Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union, which sets flat rates for international postage. That’s according to two administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized…

  • 2 Florida ex-officers get prison for framing black teenager

    2 Florida ex-officers get prison for framing black teenager MIAMI (AP) — Two former police officers in Florida will serve a year in federal prison for framing a black teenager for burglaries he did not commit. Court records show ex-Biscayne Park officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were sentenced…