Month: December 2020

Conklin Man charged with kidnapping

first_imgPolice say the victim jumped out of the car as it was moving to escape Rossi. The police department says around 4 p.m., officers were called to an address on Oakdale Road to respond to a disturbance call. They were told Rossi was armed with a knife and was making threats to people. Rossi was also charged with menacing in the second degree and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department says one person has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies following a disturbance call on Oakdale Road Friday. They say Rossi had a victim in his car who he threatened to stab with a knife. Rossi demanded that the victim call his boss and ask for money that Rossi says was owed to him, police say in a press release sent to 12 News.center_img The Johnson City Police Department says Rossi was later taken to Central Arraignment at the Broome County Jail. When they arrived, police say they noticed Rossi leave the residence in a vehicle. Police say officers followed Rossi until he came to a stop on Grant Street where he was taken into custody. Authorities say 26-year-old Domenico J. Rossi of Conklin was arrested and charged with kidnapping in the 1st degree, a class A1 felony and criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree, a class D felony.last_img read more

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Otsego County confirms five more positive COVID-19 cases

first_imgOTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Otsego County Health Department confirmed five more positive cases of the cornavirus on Sunday. The total number of confirmed cases in Otsego County is 14. On Friday, the health department reported their first death due to the coronavirus. Go to the CDC website or the Otsego County Health Department’s website for more information. center_img For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img

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Gas prices in Broome County are above national average, why?

first_img“We’re certainly in a down market and we will continue to see prices drop until there is a resolution and people start driving again,” he says. “New York State, we are in a position where we pay some of the highest gasoline taxes in the country,” Stigberg told 12 News. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. Eric Stigberg of AAA says the reason for this is simple. Stigberg says the price of gas is down about $0.18 from one month ago and down $0.61 from one year ago. “We saw the oil market go upside down which we have never seen before, it’s just a wild period for them and the big companies are the ones that are suffering the most but the local guys are still doing okay,” Stigberg says. Despite those taxes, Broome County has still seen a decrease in gas over the past month. For more information on gas prices, click here.center_img The prices in gas may be a good thing for drivers, but for oil companies it’s unprecedented territory. As of Tuesday morning, AAA reports the average price of gas in Binghamton was $2.23 per gallon. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – According to the American Automomobile Association (AAA), the current national average for gas is $1.80. But in Binghamton, the average is higher. Stigberg said once we return to normalcy, you should not expect the price of gas to sky return to its original price. Stigberg said Binghamton is “around the average” for New York State, and given the pandemic, he foresees the price of gas continuing to drop in Broome County. “I don’t think all that demand is going to be released at once, it’s going to be over time and I think that is going to help moderate those increases that we do see,” he says.last_img read more

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