Cortland County Sheriff: Arrest made in sexual abuse case

first_imgThe Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year-old David C. White was arrested for having “inappropriate contact” with a juvenile between 2010 and 2013. They say White was arraigned in the town of Homer and City of Cortland. He was then remanded to the Cortland County Jail on no bail and is scheduled to reappear in court on Jan. 7 The sheriff’s office says White has been charged with six counts of sex abuse in the 1st degree, a class D felony and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.center_img (WBNG) — Authorities say an arrest has been made in an investigation into a sex abuse incident in Cortland County on Dec. 31.last_img

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Taking off: Flights to go on as scheduled at Greater Binghamton Airport despite COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgHeefner said even though Detroit has seen a spike in cases, the airport is not the epicenter of the outbreak, and the aviation industry has taken increased steps to sanitize and stop the spread. For example, the amount of time airplanes spend at BGM has increased, and the airport along with Delta and SkyWest are using that time to spray down the planes and ensure the health of everyone. It was announced Wednesday the airport was awarded more than $1.35M as part of the federal CARES Act, which Heefner says will be used to help keep the lights on and pay off various improvement project debts. The regional airport is only doing one flight a day to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport says Mark Heefner, the Commissioner of Aviation for the Greater Binghamton Airport. This is down from their three flights a day before COVID-19 swept across the country. TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — Even with concerns over Detroit becoming a coronavirus hotspot, the Greater Binghamton Airport has no plans to cancel flights. He said before the spread of the virus began, the airport was in the best position he’s seen to get either larger planes or even flights to another major hub. “We have one flight a day and I don’t see that going anywhere. If anything they’ll divert it to a different airport or a different hub,” Heefner told 12 News Wednesday. He says if worst comes to worst, the airport will find a way to ensure a flight every day.last_img read more

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Gov. Cuomo gives NYS update on COVID-19

first_imgNEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on the state’s progress regarding positive COVID-19 cases yesterday.  It’s going to take the work of all of us now to make sure we don’t go backwards on our hard-fought progress. We must all continue to wear our masks, wash our hands, remain socially distant, and above all, stay New York Tough.” Governor Cuomo said 1.07 percent of yesterday’s coronavirus tests taken in the state returned positive. Cuomo said the Southern Tier saw a positivity rate of 1.1 percent yesterday. In the state, the Governor reported there were 8 COVID related deaths. Excluding red zone areas in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland County, and Orange County, the percentage of positive test results was just below 1 percent at a rate of 0.96 percent. Governor Cuomo said, “Our numbers remain good news, even as clusters appear in certain areas of the state. Our testing system is so advanced that we were able to track clusters to 2.8 percent of the state’s population and attack the virus within that population,last_img read more

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