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Tioga County: Legislature sets salaries for county sheriff, clerk

OWEGO — On Tuesday, Tioga County Legislators introduced a new local law to set the salaries for the county clerk and sheriff positions, as those two posts will be up for election this fall.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to shut down up to 3 NY state prisons

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he wants to shut down up to three state prisons by Labor Day, citing record declines in the state’s prison population and crime rate. Cuomo said he wants the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to recommend which of the state’s 54 correctional f


Tioga County: 'Homestead Act' concept inspires unique DRI project

OWEGO — On Wednesday, the Tioga County Industrial Agency discussed a particular pending project which seeks to utilize $541,000 in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding in an effort to continue its mission to expand the county taxbase, and facilitate economic and community growth.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Owego man arrested for using homemade inspection sticker

OWEGO, N.Y. - An Owego has been arrested after state police spotted what appeared to be a homemade inspection sticker on his vehicle last month. According to state police, a trooper observed the sticker on a 1995 Ford Explorer driving on Pennsylvania Avenue in the town of Owego on January 8th.


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Tioga County Chamber of Commerce celebrates 100th anniversary

OWEGO, N.Y. - The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce has reason to celebrate, this year marks its 100th anniversary. It was originally formed as the Owego Chamber of Commerce in 1919 before changing its name to Tioga County in 1972.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Binghamton Father, Son Charged in West Side Stabbing Incident

A father and son have been arrested in connection with an attack on a man on a Binghamton West Side street. Investigators say 46-year-old Raymond Noel of Binghamton was stabbed in the lower back and side in the late-afternoon attack near 133 Chapin Street.


Dryden names Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Dryden High School announced five new members of its Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 26 after the conclusion of the girls basketball team’s home game against Trumansburg. Joey and Michael Motsay, along with Daniel Holland, Jackie Sutton (now Jackie Court) and Jeff Humphrey all received Hall of Fame pl


Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested a second time for raping a child

Seneca Falls, N.Y. – A Seneca Falls man raped a child under the age of 11 multiple times in the Town of Tyre, Seneca County Sheriff’s deputies allege. Scott Davis had previously been arrested in December for rape, criminal sex act and child endangerment. Those charges stem from the alleged rape of a


Police Respond to Lunchtime Disturbance at Binghamton High School

Several Binghamton police officers were sent to the city high school after what was described as a "large fight" broke out. The disturbance started around 12:15 p.m. Thursday on the west side of the school.


2019 Section IV Boys Basketball Sectional Schedule

New York - Here are the Section IV Boys Basketball 2019 sectionals schedule! Listed below is the first round of sectionals for each team. Elmira (13-5) vs Binghamton (10-7) Maine-Endwell (13-6) vs Johnson City (12-7)


Vestal High School Graduate Dies Climbing Mount Washington

A man who was a graduate of Vestal High School died while climbing Mount Washington. According to an obituary, 37-year-old Jeremy Ullmann died Sunday in an accident while climbing the mountain in New Hampshire.


After several days, odd-even parking is suspended again in Ithaca

Ithaca reinstated its seasonal odd-even parking restrictions on Monday, with snow in the forecast, but as of this morning, the policy has been suspended again, for now. “When we have snow on the way we will activate Odd/Even parking,” Mayor Myrick announced at the end of October 2017. “When we’ve cl


Locally-trained MMA fighter set to compete at the highest level

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Growing up in a rough area, Marcos Ithier says he needed an outlet to help get him off of the streets. He found one in mixed-martial arts. “I hated it when I was little and stuff but I just grew to loving it,” Ithier said at his gym, Xtreme Ambition MMA & Fitness. “I came from that


Deposit Drug Bust: Suspects Indicted On Federal Charges

DEPOSIT, NY - A from Deposit have been indicted on federal charges, accused of working together to sell drugs over the span of about five months. That's according to documents filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.


Abandoned Buildings Torn Down in Johnson City

Demolition crews are clearing another section of Corliss Avenue in Johnson City for use by Binghamton University. Abandoned buildings north of the recently-opened Pharmacy School complex are being removed.


Husband gives his wife a heart-warming musical surprise in Endicott

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — An Endicott native wasn’t able to spend Valentine’s Day with her husband, so her husband decided to put love in the air. Dave Baldwin and Rachael Cornick say they are soul mates.