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Binghamton On Tap Is Here

Binghamton On Tap is being held today (Saturday) at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Binghamton. The event gets underway at noon with sampling sessions set for 1-4 and 5-8 P.M. A limited number of tickets remain for the later session.


"Suspicious Package" Removed From 2 Court Street In Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Reports of a suspicious package in a downtown Binghamton building brought multiple agencies to the scene on Friday morning. Binghamton police, fire, and other agencies responded to 2 Court Street, the building that houses Merrill Lynch.


‘Hazardous condition’ brings feds to investigate at Binghamton building

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is among the agencies involved in an investigation at 2 Court Street in downtown Binghamton Friday morning. The building houses Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, among other offices.


Former Binghamton Dance Teacher Sexual Abuse Conviction Reversed

A former local dance instructor, convicted in a child sex abuse case, has had her conviction thrown out and her indictment dismissed. 39-year-old Samantha Werkheiser, also known as Samantha Stone, was serving 15 years in prison following her conviction in a second trial on “course of sexual conduct


Planet 3 Extreme Air Park is donating foam cubes to local fire departments

(VESTAL) — A business recently opened in Broome County is already giving back to the community. “Everybody is emailing us so we’re going to go in on a first-come, first-served basis and hopefully we’ll be able to help many out with this,” said Planet 3 Air Park General Manager Tonya Briggs.


Binghamton armed robbery tied to drug deal, police say

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — We have an update to a story 12 News brought you Wednesday afternoon about a situation on Pine Street in Binghamton that resulted in a man being taken into custody.


Anthrax Scare at Federal Offices in Downtown Binghamton

Some federal offices in downtown Binghamton were evacuated after a worker opened an envelope that contained a suspicious white powder. City Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said authorities were called to the Social Security Administration offices at the corner of Court and Hawley streets around 10:30 a.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Akshar returns to his roots in law enforcement

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - State Senator Fred Akshar is returning to his roots in law enforcement by taking a job as Officer Akshar. Akshar has been hired to work an occasional shift with the Port Dickinson Police Department.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


New buses on the road in Broome County

BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Eight new buses will be hitting the streets of Broome County. The new clean diesel buses will replace buses in the county that are more than 14-years-old. Officials say the newer buses will provide cleaner emissions, lower fuel consumption and a lower cost per mile to operate.


Endicott Police use Facebook to prevent crime

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Broome County has some of the highest property crime rates in the state. Endicott Police is attempting to combat that by sending reminders to the community on Facebook each night.


A local woman pleads guilty to a criminal sex act

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A local woman pleaded guilty to a criminal sex act yesterday. Heather Kasmarcik admitted to having sex with a girl under the age of 14. She was arrested with Derrick Cervini in October for allegedly sexually assaulting, raping and abusing three children from June 2014 to June 2016


Broome County looks to build a veterans service facility

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Broome County is looking to build a veterans service facility. The project was discussed at last night's county legislature meeting. County Executive Jason Garnar is pushing for a center located at the former Vestal Hills Country Club in the Town of Binghamton that would serve as


Missing man’s car found abandoned on bridge over Susquehanna, police searching

Police in Susquehanna Township are searching for a man, whose vehicle was found abandoned on a local bridge spanning the Susquehanna River. Padam Rizal, 49, was reported missing early Friday by family members. Police said he is considered missing and endangered.


Crash closes section of East Maine Road

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — Emergency responders were called to a crash on East Maine Road in the town of Maine late Friday afternoon. New York State Police blocked off a stretch of the road in the area of East Maine Road and Oakdale Road around 5:30 p.m.


Family and Children's Society has a new name and motto

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A merger that has been underway for the past three years is now final as the Family and Children's Society has a new name and a new motto. The society will now be known as Family and Children's Counseling Services after combining with Cortland-based Family Counseling Services.


Coast guard terrorist charged with multiple gun and drug offenses

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Coast Guard Lieutenant who police say was planning to kill Democratic lawmakers, TV anchors, and random citizens appeared in a federal court in Maryland yesterday.


Wind gusts up to 65 mph possible for parts of Central NY; high wind warning issued

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a high wind warning for parts of Central New York. The warning, which will be in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Monday, states that winds could be 25 to 40 mph with wind gusts of 55 to 65 mph.


Vestal Police warn residents of Social Security scam

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Vestal Police Department is warning residents of a Social Security scam, where the scammer is pretending to be a Vestal Police officer to get your personal and financial information.