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Man accused of intentionally running down state trooper

Trooper Christopher Skinner, left, was allegedly run down intentionally by Almond Upton, right, as Skinner was making a traffic stop on Interstate 81 north of Binghamton on Thursday.
Trooper Christopher Skinner, left, was allegedly run down intentionally by Almond Upton, right, as Skinner was making a traffic stop on Interstate 81 north of Binghamton on Thursday.
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A state police trooper died today after police say he was intentionally hit by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop in Broome County. Christopher G. Skinner, a Binghamton native whose 13-year tenure included a stint in the Capital Region, was killed instantly. He was outside his marked state police car around noon conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 81 north of Exit 6 between Chenango Bridge and Castle Creek when the vehicle struck him. ...


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