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What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


Tioga County: Emergency services looking into upgrade for radio communication system

OWEGO — Tioga County’s emergency services department is looking to upgrade its radio communications system within the next couple years due to outdated equipment and poor radio coverage throughout the county.


Why this construction container in Owego is causing controversy

OWEGO (WBNG) — A spray painted construction container is serving as an office for Nelson Development Group as it remodels an apartment on the second floor of the former Jail House in Owego.


Tioga County unveils a new mobile dental unit

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Tioga County has a new and improved way to help children take care of their pearly whites. The county's public health department cut the ribbon on a $475,000 mobile dental unit.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


Ithaca College student pepper-sprayed by police at his own house party, lawsuit claims

An Ithaca College student is suing the city police department, claiming he was pepper sprayed and falsely arrested by cops at his own house party in 2016. Kyle Goldstein, who was 21 at the time of his arrest, filed a lawsuit in federal court earlier this month against Ithaca City police officers Jac


Tioga County: Grand jury indicts driver in fatal Nichols accident

OWEGO — The driver of a two-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a New York State Department of Transportation employee last month has been indicted by a Tioga County grand jury on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


Election reforms could take toll on Tioga County programs

OWEGO (WBNG) — January’s election reforms have received bi-partisan support, but the way the state passed them has left counties scrabbling for funding, including Tioga County.


20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road when he found out she was getting an abortion

A 20-year-old college student’s Reddit post about “the worst, most backwards day” of her life is gaining traction online after she recounted how she was dropped on the side of the road by an Uber driver who disagreed with her decision to get an abortion.


Binghamton Leads Nation In Property Taxes Per Home Values… Why?

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — A recent report found that the Binghamton metro area had the highest property taxes in the country in relation to home values. The data centered around areas with a population of at least 200,000.


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.


Wings Go Wild: Ithaca Restaurant ‘Wings Over’ Will Offer Cannabis-Infused Tots on 4/20

For those observing this weekend’s unofficial holiday, some Collegetown restaurants have offered special products and deals to celebrate. Wings Over has a special offer for its Ithaca location, offering cannabis-infused tots for $4.20.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Dispatchers describe craziest calls received

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Broome County Emergency Services dispatchers described to 12 News some of the “craziest” calls they’ve received, that includes callers who just want to chat!


Tornado Touched Down in Broome County, NWS Confirms

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down earlier this week in Broome County. The tornado was part of the string of powerful thunderstorms that rolled through much of New York state early Monday morning. A microburst was reported in nearby Conklin.


The Fray: Cuomo expands scholarship program for military families after Dems block bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo bypassed a partisan clash in the Legislature by ordering last week that the state expand eligibility for an existing scholarship program that allows the families of military service members who are killed or disabled in combat or combat training to attend any SUNY or CUNY college f


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Binghamton’s Largest Garage and Craft Sale Just One Week Away

Circle Saturday, April 27 on your calendar. That's the date for Binghamton's Largest Garage and Craft Sale at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City. Over 140 vendors will be displaying their wares throughout the mall. Hours for the event are 10:00 AM until 3:00 P/M. There is no admission charge. The even


Owego’s Historic Parkview Inn getting a makeover with new hotel space

OWEGO (WBNG) — A well-known establishment in Tioga County is getting a major face lift. “Owego is just a nice little quaint town and it’s nice to have something exciting happen for Owego,” said Joan Kellogg of Owego.