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Garnar: Amazon ‘wants to have communication’ with Broome County

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Nearly a week after Amazon ditched New York as a location for its second headquarters, Broome County’s top leader remains hopeful about future communications with the retail giant.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Broome County Sheriff’s Office shares concerns over ’48 Hour Challenge’

(WBNG) — A new social media challenge is encouraging kids to disappear into thin air. It’s called the “48 Hour Challenge,” which persuades teenagers to go missing for two days.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State not giving up on future Amazon project, ESD chief says

New York State hasn’t given up on winning a future Amazon expansion project, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development czar said Thursday. “We should never burn bridges,” said Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency. “The governor is not burning any


Broome County Gets Response From Amazon About Headquarters

BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. - Though Amazon is not reopening its search for a second headquarters after abandoning plans to build one in Queens, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said he's in talks with the retail giant in hopes of bringing opportunities here to the Southern Tier.


Wind farm sparks controversy in eastern Broome County

WINDSOR (WBNG) — Changes are coming to parts of eastern Broome County and it all involves wind power. Calpine Corporation is creating the Bluestone Wind Farm. It will create 33 wind turbines, which are large devices with blades that spin, turning the wind’s kinetic energy into electricity. 29 wind t


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Crash slows traffic on Route 201 South in Vestal

VESTAL (WBNG) — Emergency responders were called to a crash on Route 201 South in Vestal Thursday morning. It happened around 10 a.m. on the bridge over Vestal Road, before the exit ramps to Route 434.


Binghamton Woman Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sex Act With a Child

A 34-year-old Binghamton woman faces ten years in prison after pleading guilty to felony criminal sex act for engaging in sexual conduct with a girl under the age of 14. Heather Kasmarcik and 36-year-old Derrick Cervini had been indicted in November on 18 sex abuse counts, accused of raping and abus


Broome County: Trooper Cleared In Route 17 Shootout

Twenty-eight-year State Police veteran Trooper Timothy Conklin will return to duty this week, after he was involved in a shootout with a suspect back on January 28. That night, 30-year-old Nicholas Philhower took his mother’s car without permission and was spotted by Trooper Conklin on State Route 1



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Crashes Shut Down Lane On 201 Southbound

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - A multi-vehicle crash that led to a seven-car pileup shut down one lane on 201 Southbound near the 434 exit in Johnson City Thursday. There does not appear to be injuries in the crash that happened at about 10 a.m.


Woman faces 10 years in prison for sexual conduct with child under 14

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A 34-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony criminal sex act, according to the Broome County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities say Heather Kasmarcik admitted to engaging in sexual conduct with a female less than 14 years old in Broome County.


A new dairy ambassador has been chosen for New York State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A young lady from Delaware County has been chosen as one of 3 ambassadors for the dairy industry in New York State. Morgan Hungerford, Delaware County's Dairy Princess, was named the 2nd alternate for the state at a pageant held last night in Syracuse.


Pounds of Meth Found in Cortland County Traffic Stop

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they found a huge amount of methamphetamine, measuring in pounds, not grams, during a stop of an unregistered vehicle in the Big Lots parking lot February 19.


Report: Armed Men Entered Binghamton Apartment House

Binghamton police were investigating an incident in which armed masked men reportedly entered a downtown building. Several patrol officers were sent to a residence at 56 Pine Street around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Someone reported seeing a person carrying what appeared to be a gun entering the building.


Religious and Secular Leaders Call For New York State Budget Reform

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A "New Hope" Budget and Fair Election forum was held at the Catholic Charities of Broome County on Wednesday afternoon to address the underfunding of human services and education across New York State.


Meth lab discovered in Endicott, Harpursville man charged

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WETM) - Endicott Police arrested 28-year-old Phillip Sergeant in Harpursville, N.Y. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 after officers discovered components of a methamphetamine lab.


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove