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January's Teacher of the Month: Emily Colvin, William Appleby Elementary

We are excited to share the news that this month's winner of the Cortland Voice Teacher of the Month Award is Emily Colvin, a first grade teacher at William Appleby Elementary School in Marathon.


F-M High School kicks off dance marathon fundraising effort Thursday

It's one of the biggest dance events in Central New York and students are now gearing up for the 2019 event!. The fundraising event for the annual Dance Marathon at F-M High School is kicking off on Thursday, February 16th at 7 p.m. There will be an assembly in the high school auditorium where stude


Cortland Braces for a Winter Storm | Good Morning Cortland

On this week's episode: Cortland readies for a winter storm; Cortland Common Council approves zoning changes; a woman prepares for trial in connection with a 2013 shooting on South Main Street.


SUNYAC games for Jan. 19 changed due to inclement weather

Several SUNYAC games for Saturday, Jan. 19 have been moved up, moved back or postponed due to the approaching snowstorm. Morrisville at Potsdam is now at 3 p.m. Plattsburgh at Canton is now at 3 p.m.


Grants Available For Cortland County Non-profits With “Bright Ideas”

The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity for Cortland County nonprofits this winter, namely the Cortland County Bright Ideas grants program. Applicants are invited to submit their ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their organization and better.


Candor Man Killed in Car Wreck

A fatal accident occurred in Candor Jan. 7, killing the single occupant of the vehicle involved. Kevin J. Robinson, 58, of Candor, was traveling north on State Route 96 at around 2:28 p.m. in a 2013 Nissan Rogue when he failed to turn a corner, heading straight off the westerly side of the roadway a


United Way For Cortland County At Halfway Mark Of This Year’s Campaign

The 2019 fundraising campaign by the United Way for Cortland County has officially reached its midway point. The United Way, which funds 15 different programs at area nonprofit agencies, set a goal of $380,000 at its kickoff in September.


WHAT’S OPEN? See the list of closures, cancellations and postponed events

(WBNG) — 12 News has received phone calls and emails about weekend closures. While we won’t be adding these to the school closings page or ticker that runs on your television screen when schools are open, we will be listing them below in this web article. If you have a closing to report this weekend


Man indicted in Cortland County on sexual abuse charges

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A Cortland County grand jury indicted a 19-year-old on charges of felony first-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching, a misdemeanor, on Friday afternoon.


Annual Community Forum Looks At Health In Cortland County

Seven Valley Health Coalition announced yesterday (January 7) that it will host the annual Cortland Counts Community Forum next Wednesday, January 16, at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Avenue in Cortland.


CNY farmer sentenced to jail for death of 14-year-old boy

Homer, N.Y. -- Farmer Luke Park was sentenced this week to 60 days in jail and a $10,500 fine for his role in the death of Alex Smith, a 14-year-old boy who died while working on Park’s farm in 2015.


Winter Storm Information For Johnson City Residents

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - In preparation of the forecasted major snow event for this weekend, Johnson City are requested to please move their vehicles off the street during the snow event to help the snow plows clear the streets and to help emergency vehicles get through.


Cortland Man Accused of Having Meth-Making Items Following Crash

A Cortland man is accused of cooking methamphetamine. Sheriff’s officials say they arrested 25-year-old Jacob Falso during an investigation into a crash on Kellogg Road in the Town of Cortlandville at 10:50 p.m. January 12.


Mt. Upton Residents Charged With Drug Possession in J.C. Traffic Stop

Four Mount Upton residents are accused of possessing drugs when their vehicle was stopped by Johnson City Police January 12 on Main Street for a traffic violation. 35-year-old Erick Wilcox, 54-year-old Sheila Eccleston, 38-year-old Chastity Viele and 38-year-old Bobbijo Nye were sent to the Broome C


Cortland Common Council approves zoning changes, but 'student district' is rejected

CORTLAND, N.Y. — At Tuesday evening’s Common Council meeting, board members unanimously approved zoning updates to the Cortland City Zoning Code but with one caveat: an amendment to remove the student density housing overlay district to be reviewed at a later date.


Boy’s Tragic Death Leads To New Boat Propeller Safety Bill In New York State

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A horrific accident has New York lawmakers taking action regarding summer safety. In an extremely bittersweet moment, Ryan Weiss’s family watched as a statewide bill aimed at protecting children like Ryan was filed.


Police: 4 jailed without bail after crack cocaine found in JC traffic stop

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department says four people from Mount Upton were arrested following a traffic stop in Johnson City. Police say the vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation on Main Street just before 8 p.m. on Saturday.


Oakdale Mall branch of Chemung Canal Trust Company now closed

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Months after it announced it would leave the Oakdale Mall a local bank branch has closed its doors. Chemung Canal Trust Company announced in October that the branch located in the Oakdale Mall would move to the company’s Vestal offices when its lease expired in January 2019.


Sports Around The Lake: Jan. 9 to Jan. 16, 2019

The Lansing girls basketball team lost to Thomas A. Edison 39–18 on Jan. 11. Morgan Boerman led the Bobcats with eight points while also recording six rebounds. Ashley Bell led the team in rebounds with eight.


New smoke detector law in New York State

UTICA, N.Y. - This year a new law is taking effect in New York State aimed at increasing your odds of escaping during a fire. If you've been tempted to take out the batteries of your smoke detector, this new law will prevent you from doing that.