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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.
Wegmans workers remember manager Rich Gilbert
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Wegmans employees are remembering their fellow manager, Rich Gilbert, who passed away recently, as a kind and dedicated person. Gilbert was a long-time employee of Wegmans. Out of Gilbert’s 37 years of working with the store, 20 of those years were spent at the Johnson City loc
Worcester man arrested on charges of torturing and injuring animals
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Worcester man has been arrested on charges of torturing and injuring animals. State Police at Oneonta were dispatched to 52 year-old Antonio Fiorino's address after receiving complaints that he had poisoned his cats.
Old Ozalid Building Coming Down in Johnson City
Demolition crews are tearing down another massive structure on Corliss Avenue in Johnson City. Workers from LCP Group of Vestal are removing a former Ozalid Corporation warehouse building at 42-44 Corliss Avenue.
Binghamton man sentenced for possession of heroin
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Binghamton man has been sentenced for possession of heroin. 58 year-old Gerald Jacobs plead guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in relation to a drug arrest on November 15th of last year.
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
Man Sentenced in $1 Million Drug Bust in Broome County
One man involved in one of the largest drug busts in Broome County history was sentenced Thursday morning. According to the Broome County District Attorney’s Office, 37-year-old Marlon R. Graham will serve a term of 15 years in state prison and five years probation.
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
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!
No Opening Date Yet for Endwell Plasma Collection Center
A plasma donation facility in Endwell that was expected to start operating several months ago still hasn't opened. The company said it would use about 10,250 square feet of space that previously was occupied by a Volunteers of America thrift store. Plans for the $1.3 million renovation project calle
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Broome County Sheriff’s Office to collect unwanted, unused prescription drugs
(WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unwanted, outdated or unused prescription medicine and over-the-counter medication for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash
NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.
New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York
Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville
Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.
An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church not getting new organ or refund
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church had high hopes of installing a new organ soon. Except now, there’s no new organ and the parish is out $13,500. The church explained in a bulletin why they are no longer getting a organ. The bulletin said the company, Martin Digital Organ, suddenly
A historic building in Binghamton is getting a makeover
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A historic building in Downtown Binghamton is undergoing a much-needed makeover. Binghamton Councilwoman Dani Cronce led a group in painting over the graffiti on the Masonic Temple on the corner of Main and Murray Street.
Spectrum reaches deal to stay in New York State
ALBANY, NY (WROC) - Charter Spectrum has reached a deal with New York it says will keep the cable company in New York State. Last year, the state's Public Service Commission sought to kick Spectrum out of New York and cancel its approval of the company merger with Time Warner after state officials s
B.U. hosts 5th annual Alumni Global Day of Service
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton University students of the past and present came together to lend a helping hand. The University held its 5th annual Alumni Global Day of Service over the weekend.
Wegmans employees mourn loss of long-time store manager
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Friends, family and employees of Wegmans in Johnson City are mourning the loss of long-time manager Rich Gilbert. According to his obituary, the 56-year-old passed away on Monday.