Crime and Justice

Binghamton, Other Cities Join National Night Out

Aug 2, 2016
Travis Clines / WSKG News

Tonight marks the 33rd annual National Night Out. The goal of the night is to promote neighborhood camaraderie and improve community police relations.

Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

(WRVO) New York State Police have announced that over the past few days they have seized 100 packets of what they suspect are synthetic drugs and made five arrests at two convenience stores in Syracuse and one in Binghamton. The suspects will face misdemeanor charges.

Barbara Hafer, Former PA Treasurer, Indicted

Jul 22, 2016

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury. This makes her the third state treasurer to face federal charges in three decades.Hafer is accused on two counts of making false statements to FBI and IRS agents during a corruption investigation in May.

Katie Meyer

A nonpartisan group reviewing the Pennsylvania Justice System is releasing data on some of the biggest issues it has found. The group, from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, is working with lawmakers at the request of the commonwealth to make the system more efficient.


(WRVO) The Lewis County Fair is open in Lowville. Organizers are allowing the gun rights group SCOPE to raffle off three firearms. Last week, the Jefferson County Fair banned SCOPE from renting a booth. Organizers there claimed guns were too controversial to allow at a family event.   

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

(WXXI) Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement in the wake of the incident in France where dozens of people were killed after a truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France:


(WRVO) Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced that 11 people have been arrested for inciting a riot at the Father’s Day shooting in Syracuse, during which an officer fired her gun and one man was killed. The officer responded to a shootout that included 37 shots fired from multiple guns, turning a large block party into chaos. 

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Last week was rough. In separate incidents, young black men were shot and killed by police officers in Baton Rouge, LA and St. Paul, MN. Then, at a protest over those shooting deaths, a gunman killed five police officers in Dallas, TX. These events have reignited the national conversation about race and policing. As Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay told NPR's Morning Edition on Monday

Chris Caya, WBFO

(WBFO) NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met with reporters in Buffalo after political insider Steven Pigeon was arraigned on Thursday on bribery, extortion and other felony charges.

Pennsylvania advocates on both sides of the abortion issue are working to figure out how the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today could affect laws in the commonwealth. The nation's highest court has ruled Texas can't require physicians to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital if they perform abortions, and can't mandate higher standards for abortion facilities.