For the most up to date information, go to the 511 NY website by clicking here. Vestal Police and Ambulance responded to the incident. Dispatchers told 12 News minor injuries were reported in the crash. VESTAL (WBNG) — A two-car crash has caused traffic to be backed up on the Route 201 bridge Friday afternoon.
According to the Broome County District Attorney Office, Imes was determined to have a loaded semi-automatic pistol, which he used to threaten his former girlfriend and her family. He was also convicted for possessing drugs with the intent to sell. Kawon Imes was convicted of the following charges: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Friday, Kawon E. Imes was sentenced to 13 years in prison and five years parole for drug and weapon charges. Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B FelonyCriminal Possession of a Weapon, in the second degree, a Class C Violent FelonyCriminal Possession of Marijuana, in the third degree, a Class E FelonyCriminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, in the second degree, a Misdemeanor (two counts)Menacing, in the second degree, a Misdemeanor. Imes was originally arrested by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 28. He was indicted by a Grand Jury in April of 2019 and found guilty on Oct. 24. The Johnson City Police and New York State Police also assisted with the case.
TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Dozens of faculty members at SUNY Broome will lose their jobs, after the school’s president says last year’s enrollment was down significantly. “Lots of jobs, dozens of jobs, the worst case scenario would be many dozens of jobs,” said Drumm. What’s at stake for SUNY Broome’s faculty has President Kevin Drumm worried for the community college’s future. Now the college’s state and county funding are in jeopardy as budget cuts are expected in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Drumm went on to say the only way to protect more jobs would be if the school got the full amount of funding it typically receives from New York state. To give you an idea of what that looks like, Drumm said this year SUNY Broome was to recieve nearly $13.3 million dollars from the state. That’s down by more than $800,000 dollars from the year before. “There’s more or less a hiring freeze,” Drumm told 12 News. “We’re only hiring where absolutely necessary.” “There would have been, gosh, two or three dozen job cuts just based on our enrollment decline projected, but already in the works based on attrition,” he explained. Drumm said reducing the staff was already part of the plan after the drop in enrollment last year. It’s been a concern since last year, when the school saw one of its biggest drops in enrollment to date, Now, the school is at risk of even more job cuts if they don’t receive enough funding from the county and state. The county was budgeted to give $7.4 million dollars this year, but that too could be cut in the next budget during these uncertain times. Stay with 12 News for more on this developing story.
“You would think that because of the virus, that people would be too nervous, that they would be hanging on to their money, but people are buying these homes freely,” Burns said. Burns and his colleagues emphasized safety protocols are being strictly followed to keep people safe during tours of homes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — As the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States and the rest of the world, a local real estate agent says the housing market is “extremely busy.” Burns said he estimates the price of homes is up four percent from 2019, but that the demand has been high for people to buy. His colleagues say they believe this demand is due to the coronavirus “condensing” the spring period, which can often be a prime time for people looking own homes. John Burns is an associate broker for Keller Williams Realty and told 12 News he has been actively showing houses to many prospective buyers lately. Masks are required by all participants and cleaning routines are frequent.
“We’ve had a lot of students say they want to stay in Binghamton, opposed to going back with their families or anything else,” Zelniker said. Cory Zelniker, 4c Properties partner, says they haven’t had any issues with getting tenants. Unfortunately, all of their properties were already rented out for the school year before the pandemic. 4C says they have received calls from BU students wanting to move from the dorms to off-campus housing this school year. 4C Properties rents houses in the Westside of Binghamton to undergraduate, graduate and nursing students. For more information on 4C Properties, check out their website. Nicholas Catrone, 4C Properties partner, says a lot of their tenants have already been living in Binghamton this summer. “We like to believe that even through a pandemic we’re doing the best we can to keep everyone safe,” Catrone said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With about ten thousand Binghamton University students living off-campus, one student housing company says they’ve seen an influx in students wanting to move away from the dorms.
There is still time to get your cutout before the Bearcats start conference play on December 19. For more information, click here. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” Putnam said. “The players can’t see us in the stands rooting for them but they can see us in spirit. We’re there.” “I was a little sad that I couldn’t come and watch the game,” Putnam said. “I watched the women on TV the other night.” “I had several calls after the board meeting and when they started to do it, they were really excited about it,” Putnam said. This will be the first time since the Events Center opened that season ticket holder Jerry Putnam won’t be cheering on the Bearcats in person. Putnam says he thinks the cutouts are a great way to support the student athletes. Putnam says after it was announced many season ticket holders were excited to participate. In November, the department announced Bearcat fans were able to purchase a cutout of themselves to sit in the stands at the men’s and women’s basketball games. The athletic department says so far there are 175 cutouts of alumni, students and season ticket holders. “This community has been great to support a lot of different things,” Putnam said. “They support athletics. They support these students athletes.” VESTAL (WBNG) — With no fans allowed at games, the Binghamton University Athletic Department is giving them a unique experience this season. During a board meeting and with a suggestion from Putnam, the athletic department decided to do something to bring their fans to the games.