Former NY gym teacher admits luring girls to make sex videos
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former gym teacher has admitted pretending to be a teenage boy and persuading three girls to record sexual acts so he could watch them.
3 indicted in stabbing death of child porn convict at prison
MILAN, Mich. (AP) — Three inmates at a federal detention center in Michigan have been indicted in the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate convicted of leading a child pornography ring.
Mayor of upstate New York city pleads guilty to wire fraud
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of a small upstate New York city accused of using campaign funds for personal expenses has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old student athlete at Binghamton University has died after being pulled from the water at Buttermilk Falls State Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — A music festival has disinvited folk singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary over his 1970 jail sentence for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three young men accused of plotting to attack a Muslim community in upstate New York with homemade explosives pleaded guilty Friday.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Court documents in a federal civil rights case say an upstate New York school district and its employees categorically deny allegations that four 12-year-old girls were...
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed in the case of four 12-year-old girls who say they were illegally strip-searched by a school nurse in upstate New...
Vacuum cleaner factory to become hemp processing hub
KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A vacuum cleaner factory will be transformed into an industrial hemp processing plant in upstate New York.
Canadian cannabis business giant Canopy Growth announced...
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of four 12-year-old girls who say they were illegally strip-searched in school are suing an upstate New York district in federal court.
Teen struck by allegedly drugged driver dies
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A high school student who was struck by an allegedly drugged driver in upstate New York has died.
The Binghamton City School District announced Wednesday that...
Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games.
Vermont meets Binghamton in America East semis
No. 7 seed Binghamton (10-22, 6-11) vs. No. 1 seed Vermont (25-6, 15-2)
America East Conference Tourney Semifinals, Roy L Patrick Gymnasium, Burlington, Vermont; Tuesday, 6 p.m....
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Sessoms had 26 points as Binghamton beat Stony Brook 78-72 in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference Tourney on Saturday night.
No. 7 seed Binghamton (9-22, 5-11) vs. No. 2 seed Stony Brook (24-7, 12-4)
America East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Island Federal Credit Union Arena, Stony Brook, New York; Saturday,...
Clark scores 14 to lift Albany past Binghamton 73-58
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahmad Clark came off the bench to score 14 points to lead Albany to a 73-58 win over Binghamton on Tuesday night.
Devonte Campbell had 14 points for Albany (12-19, 7-9...
Binghamton seeks revenge on Albany
Albany (11-19, 6-9) vs. Binghamton (9-21, 5-10)
Events Center, Vestal, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Binghamton seeks revenge on Albany after dropping the first matchup in...
Maine looks to end streak vs Binghamton
Binghamton (8-21, 4-10) vs. Maine (5-24, 3-11)
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine; Saturday, 11 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Binghamton looks to extend Maine's conference losing streak to...
Blagojevic leads Hartford over Binghamton 96-76
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — George Blagojevic had a career-high 32 points to lead Hartford to a 96-76 win over Binghamton on Wednesday night. Blagojevic was outscored by the Bearcats' Sam Sessoms, who had...
Hartford looks to sweep Binghamton
Hartford (15-13, 8-5) vs. Binghamton (8-20, 4-9)
Events Center, Vestal, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hartford goes for the season sweep over Binghamton after winning...
Lamb leads Vermont over Binghamton 69-63
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to record his sixth double-double of the season and Vermont beat Binghamton 69-63 on Saturday.
Vermont looks to extend streak vs Binghamton
Vermont (21-6, 11-2) vs. Binghamton (8-19, 4-8)
Events Center, Vestal, New York; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vermont looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head series...
Sherburne scores 16 to lift UMBC over Binghamton 64-50
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Sherburne posted 16 points and eight rebounds as Maryland-Baltimore County beat Binghamton 64-50 on Wednesday night.
Sherburne made 4 of 6 3-pointers.
R.J. Eytle-Rock had 13 points for Maryland-Baltimore County (16-10, 8-3 America East Conference), which earned its fourth straight road victory. KJ Jackson added 12 points. Arkel Lamar had 10 points and seven rebounds for the visitors.
Civil rights group seeks action after strip search claims
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A civil rights group representing families of four 12-year-old girls who claim they were strip searched for drugs in school is demanding an apology and other measures from an upstate New York school district.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund sent a letter to the Binghamton City School District on Thursday. It says actions by a middle school principal and nurse on Jan. 15 violated the constitutional rights of the girls, who are black.
Stony Brook hits 13 3s to beat Binghamton 85-59
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Miles Latimer scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, Elijah Olaniyi added 17 points and Stony Brook made 13 from behind the arc to beat Binghamton 85-59 on Wednesday night.
Stony Brook (19-5, 7-2 America East) sits alone in second place in the conference, trailing Vermont (8-1) by one game.
Healy makes 9 3-pointers, leads Albany over Binghamton 64-50
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cameron Healy matched a program-record with nine 3-pointers, and had career highs with 31 points and 10 rebounds as Albany beat Binghamton 64-50 on Saturday night.
The Great Danes opened on a 19-0 run and never trailed. Binghamton pulled within three points in the first half, and 49-43 with about seven minutes left.
Binghamton man convicted of killing ex-wife, boyfriend
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 45-year-old Binghamton man has been convicted for a second time of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend.
Aaron Powell faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he's sentenced in Broome County Court for two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree murder.
A jury deliberated more than seven hours Thursday before returning the guilty verdict.
Middle school strip search claims prompt state investigation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allegations that four 12-year-old girls were strip-searched for drugs in an upstate New York middle school because they were hyper and giddy raised "serious concerns of racial and gender bias," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, as he directed the state Education Department to investigate the incident.
Stewarts scores career-high 26; Binghamton beats Maine 78-66
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Caleb Stewart had a career-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds as Binghamton pulled away in the last five minutes to beat Maine 78-66 on Saturday.
Stewart had five points in the Bearcats' 14-4 closing run, and made a free throw with 19.1 seconds left for his 1,000th career point. Stewart scored a previous career-best 22 points in an 85-79 loss against UMass Lowell on Wednesday night.
School denies that 12-year-old girls were strip-searched
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district denied Thursday that four 12-year-old girls were subjected to strip searches in their middle school nurse's office, an allegation that brought a throng of community members to a school board meeting to demand answers and disciplinary action against staff members.
UMass Lowell rallies late to edge Binghamton 85-79
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Lutete had 29 points as UMass Lowell rallied late in the second half to edge Binghamton 85-79 on Wednesday night.
Josh Gantz added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the River Hawks (12-9, 4-2 America East Conference), who have won four straight. Obadiah Noel added another 16 points with nine rebounds and Alex Rivera had 13 points.
Hemp processor plans facility in Southern Tier of NY
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — An industrial hemp processing company based in Canada is planning a facility in New York's Southern Tier.
Sen. Charles Schumer says the facility planned by Canopy Growth is expected to create hundreds of jobs and serve as a magnet for other hemp-related businesses. Schumer announced the project at his Binghamton office on Monday.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said the company plans to invest $150 million in a hemp processing, research and product development plant.
Yeboah leads Stony Brook past Binghamton 59-46
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Akwasi Yeboah scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Stony Brook won its fourth straight, beating Binghamton 59-46 on Wednesday night.
Yeboah was 6 of 12 from the field for the Seawolves (14-3, 2-0 America East Conference). Elijah Olaniyi added 12 points and six rebounds and Jules Moor had nine points and five rebounds.
Binghamton snaps 10-game streak, beats New Hampshire 69-58
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Sessoms scored 21 points and Binghamton snapped a 10-game losing streak by beating New Hampshire, 69-58 in the America East Conference opener Saturday afternoon.
New Hampshire had a 10-game winning streak against the Bearcats and had swept the season series with Binghamton the last four years. Binghamton had lost its last seven conference openers.
Stefanini hits runner at buzzer, Columbia edges Binghamton
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Gabe Stefanini hit a game-winning runner as time expired, blunting a Binghamton rally and giving Columbia a 65-63 victory on Wednesday night.
Binghamton's Sam Sessoms tied it at 63 on a 3-pointer with nine seconds left to play. After a Columbia timeout at midcourt with 2.2 seconds left, Randy Brumant dished to Stefanini who sank a runner to give the Lions (4-9) a win and snap a three-game skid.
2 charged after police find 100-plus lbs. of pot in home
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been charged after police seized more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of marijuana and other drugs at a Binghamton home.
New York State Police say the agency's anti-drug enforcement team and local police stopped a vehicle in Binghamton last Friday for a traffic violation. Officials say 2 pounds (1 kilogram) of marijuana was found in the car.
Show’s 3 at the buzzer lifts Binghamton over LIU Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) — Chancellor Barnard had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and J.C. Show hit a 3-pointer as time expired as Binghamton beat LIU Brooklyn 68-67 on Friday at the Barclays Center to snap a four-game skid.
Show shot just 4 of 13 from the field but finished with 15 points and three steals. Everson Davis scored 13 and Sam Sessoms had 11 points and six assists for Binghamton (4-9).
Quisenberry leads Youngstown State past Binghamton 58-48
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Darius Quisenberry scored 14 points and Youngstown State beat Binghamton 58-48 on Saturday.
Garrett Covington added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Penguins (4-8). Jelani Simmons had nine points and Naz Bohannon had eight points and led with 10 rebounds.
Covington drained a 3-pointer midway through the first half and the Penguins led the rest of the way, building to a 26-17 advantage at the break.
Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.
Florida man who mowed down New York trooper dies in prison
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of deliberately running down and killing a state trooper standing along an upstate New York highway has died in prison, where he was serving a life term without possibility of parole.
The New York state corrections department website lists 64-year-old Almond Upton as "deceased" as of Sunday. A cause of death wasn't released.
Kostecka leads balanced Loyola past Binghamton 83-65
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Kostecka scored 13 points, all five starters joined him in double figures and Loyola (Maryland) shot with deadeye accuracy to defeat Binghamton 83-65 on Saturday.
Binghamton rolls over D-III Hartwick 89-70 for 3rd win
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Sessoms had 17 points and Caleb Stewart 16 to go with seven rebounds as Binghamton rolled past Division III Hartwick 89-70 on Saturday afternoon.
Chancellor Barnard finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Timmy Rose added 12 points for Binghamton (3-5). Everson Davis chipped in 10 points.
Wilson has 16 points, 11 boards; Army beats Binghamton 67-56
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Wilson had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Army pulled away midway through the second half for a 67-56 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday night.
Wilson was 7 of 11 from the field and has shot over 50 percent in 13 straight games. It was also his first double-double of the season. Tommy Funk added 13 points and Jordan Fox had 11 for Army (3-5).
Sam Sessoms scored 19 points and J.C. Show added 13 to lead Binghamton (2-5), with each making three 3-pointers.
Binghamton holds off Sacred Heart 78-73 behind Sessoms
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Sessoms scored 19 points with eight rebounds and four assists, J.C. Show added 14 points and Binghamton beat Sacred Heart 78-73 on Saturday.
Tyler Stewart scored 13 points and Chancellor Barnard added 11 and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bearcats (2-4), who shot 55 percent and held the Pioneers to 33 percent shooting.
Zacha scores twice, Devils beat Canadiens 5-2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pavel Zacha is back from the minor leagues and brimming with confidence.
Zacha scored twice, Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Wednesday night.
The teams were tied 1-1 in the first period before New Jersey scored four straight goals. Zacha had two during that stretch after returning from Binghamton of the American Hockey League a week ago.
Snow, quick temp drop could make Thanksgiving travel tricky
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Possible snow squalls and chilly temperatures could make road trips tricky around Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Eve.
The bands of snow could move through the northern swath of Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon and early evening, causing problems for holiday travelers.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, says parts of the Poconos could see snow showers ending at around 6 p.m., but as temperatures drop quickly, road conditions could be icy.
Man sentenced for fatally stabbing student in college dorm
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former student at an upstate New York college has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally stabbing a fellow student earlier this year.
The Press and Sun-Bulletin reports that 20-year-old Michael Roque, of Massapequa, New York, was sentenced Tuesday in a Binghamton court.