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Governor Announces $13.3 Million to Fight Gun Violence

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Governor Cuomo announces $13.3 million to fight gun violence across the state.

The 17 counties participating in the state's gun involved violence elimination initiative will share the funds.

The Binghamton Police Department, and Broome County's Sheriff's and District Attorney's offices will receive a total of almost $395,000.

The majority of the money will go towards funding positions in the crime analysis center, training and under cover operations.

"I'm a stroke victim too and I just said be positive and never take no for an answer. And just be a positive thinker," said Richard Greene.

"What we really want is for people to be able to understand that time lost is brain lost. So we need all of this to happen quickly and comprehensively," said Gina Chapman the Director of the Southern Tier American Heart Association.

Officials from the American Heart Association want people to know the warning signs of strokes, which include face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty.