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Vigil for Jerome Smith:He was always smiling and loved To dance

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - People in Johnson City came together to pay tribute to a life taken too soon. As authorities continue to investigate the death of 11-year--old Jerome Smith, friends, family, Johnson City school workers joined members of the community Saturday for a candlelight vigil in his honor


Binghamton Cops and Firefighters Face Of At Annual Heart Cup

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton's finest hit the ice at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena Saturday for the 35th annual Heart Cup, a friendly competition between city firefighters and police.


Garnar writes Amazon inviting them to Broome County

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - With the news of Amazon canceling its plans to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, New York, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar has taken a couple of swings to land the project locally.


Traffic stop leads to felony drug arrest in Waverly

WAVERLY (WBNG) — The Waverly Police Department says it has arrested a 43-year-old man for felony charges while conducting a traffic stop. The police department says James Ray Hill Jr., of Waverly, failed to stop for Sayre Police on Feb. 10. They say he was then stopped by Waverly Police while enteri


One arrest made in Binghamton taxi armed robbery attempt

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One of the two men suspected of trying to rob a cab driver at gunpoint is in custody. Binghamton detectives say Jaydon Smith, 17, is charged with first-degree attempted robbery, which is a felony. Police say he was arraigned in Binghamton City Court and sent to the Broome County


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Broome County DA Candidate Slams Cornwell For Release of Deadly Arson Suspect

A candidate for Broome County district attorney is slamming the current DA's Office for helping to release the suspect in last week's deadly arson in Binghamton. Police say Wilfredo Pica-Torres allegedly attacked and killed 61-year-old Victor Banayan and severely beat an unidentified female victim b


Good chili for a better cause

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — People are always looking for things to do in the winter, so the staff at the Southern Tier Harley-Davidson dealership decided to combine fun, food and a good cause.


Smoke in downtown Binghamton restaurant prompts evacuation, road closure

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A section of Court Street in downtown Binghamton is closed to traffic while firefighters ventilate a business. Crews were called to Currys of India, located at 45 Court Street, around 4 p.m. Friday.


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Vintage toys, trains, & collectibles show in Binghamton Saturday

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A collectibles show this weekend will raise money for the Broome County Humane Society. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 1645 on Robinson Street in Binghamton.


Wegman's has been recognized as a great place to work

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - In what's become an annual tradition, Wegman's has once again been recognized as a great place to work. Wegmans was ranked third on the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.


Father and son arrested for a a stabbing on Binghamton's West Side

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A father and son duo have been arrested in relation to a stabbing on Binghamton's West Side. 66 year old Joseph P Brooks and his son 31 year old Joseph L Brooks were arrested in relation to a stabbing on Chapin Street.


Owego Man Arrested After Trooper Spots Homemade Inspection Sticker

On January 8, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m., New York State Police at Owego arrested 37 year old Frederick J. Brown III of Owego for the misdemeanors of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree, False Inspection Certificate and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substanc


Fire on Binghamton's Southside Leaves 11 Homeless

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Binghamton's Southside early Thursday morning. The three-story apartment located at 16 Carlton Street was home to 11 Binghamton residents, including a mother and her five children.


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.


Fire departments battle early morning fire in Owego

OWEGO (WBNG) — Multiple fire departments responded to an early morning house fire at 81 East Ave in the Village of Owego Saturday. The Owego Fire Department says crews were dispatched to the fire around 5:15 a.m.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Truth Pharm protests opioid producers in New York City

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Members of Truth Pharm were in New York City last weekend to protest the owners of a major pharmaceutical company. Six active participants in the organization, or Rainmakers as they call themselves, took part in a protest led by activist Nan Goldin at the Guggenheim Museum.