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Escapee David Sweat May Have Taken Survival Course

David Sweat, one of the two killers who escaped from a maximum-security state prison, may have had an important advantage in living in the North Country while on the run.

Sweat actually may have benefited from tips he learned from a prison wilderness survival course

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New York State Police
New York State Police

Broome Police on High Alert for Prison Escapees

Law enforcement agencies in the Binghamton area are keeping an eye out for David Sweat and Richard Matt, the convicted killers who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility.

Broome County Sheriff David Harder said police have been interviewing "all possible people" who may have any information about how the men managed to break out of the maximum-security prison in Dannemora

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News [file]

Akshar to Become Broome County Undersheriff

Frederick Akshar has been named the next Broome County undersheriff.

Sheriff David Harder announced the appointment of Captain Akshar to the post, which has been held by Alex Minor for just over five years

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Sheriff: Body Cameras Gain Acceptance

The Broome County sheriff says the department's deputies appear to be comfortable utilizing newly-issued body cameras.

David Harder earlier this month announced the agency had acquired 35 cameras to record interactions between department personnel and the public

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Sheriff Candidates In WNBF Radio Debate

Broome County Sheriff David Harder and his challenger, Binghamton Police Captain Christopher Bracco, discussed law enforcement issues during a "live" debate on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Harder, the

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Will Seek More Military Surplus Equipment

The Broome County Sheriff's Office is expected to apply for additional military-style gear from the federal government.

Sheriff David Harder says he's been looking online to "see what's available."

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Friday, Harder said he is trying to find some water buffaloes, tankers that could be used to transport water to areas after a disaster.

The sheriff

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Broome County Sheriff's Office
Broome County Sheriff's Office

Broome Sheriff’s Office Cars To Carry “Narcan”

Sixty Broome County Sheriff's Office vehicles soon will carry a medication that can help prevent heroin overdose deaths.

The drug naloxone is an opiate blocker that can avert overdose fatalities if it's promptly administered

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Sheriff Running For Re-election

David Harder has been working for the Broome County Sheriff's Office for a half-century and he wants to continue.

The 71-year-old sheriff has announced he'll seek another four-year term.

Harder, who became the county sheriff in 1999, marked his fiftieth anniversary with the agency four weeks ago

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