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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.


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


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


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


Norwich Hands Owego Their First Loss Of The Season In STAC Final

Elmira, N.Y. - Norwich ruined Owego's undefeated season on Friday night defeating the Indians 74-39 in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference final at Elmira high school. The Purple Tornadoes scored 10 three-pointers and led 47-29 at halftime.


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.


Friday Night STAC Championships Could Be Extra Special For Owego Basketball

Owego, N.Y. - For most Section IV high school basketball teams the regular season is in the rear view mirror and all they're focusing on now is the post season. However, for four local teams they'll look to end their regular season as the STAC champions. Now, although the big picture here is of cour


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


Water main break in Waverly

WAVERLY, N.Y. (WETM) - The Village of Waverly public works is currently working on a water main break on Clinton Ave in Waverly. The street has been shut down between Waverly Street and Orchard Street in order for public works officials to get the work done that is needed for residents to be able to


Purple Tornado pound Indians 74-39

ELMIRA, N.Y. - Ladies first. A battle of numbers 4 and 5 in Class B as the Indians faced Norwich. Julia Doty, dribbles in and banks it on home. Owego trying to hang tough. Lauren Angelone with the drive, draws the foul, and one.


Vestal High School Graduate Dies Climbing Mount Washington

A man who was a graduate of Vestal High School died while climbing Mount Washington. According to an obituary, 37-year-old Jeremy Ullmann died Sunday in an accident while climbing the mountain in New Hampshire.


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


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.


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.


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.


Seton Catholic Central Grabs Consecutive STAC Title

Elmira, N.Y. - Seton Catholic Central made sure everyone knows they're still extremely relevant in Class B with a 60-43 victory over the Owego Indians in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference final on Friday night at Elmira high school.


Tioga's Pond makes state bowling

Tioga’s Kolton Pond qualified for state bowling as part of the Section 4 all-star team. Pond shots a 1,867 total over nine games, good for sixth place overall. Kyle Pratt of Newark Valley shot 1,991 to win it.


Albany Notebook: Trooper Tim Conklin — A valuable asset to New York's public protection

Trooper Tim Conklin took time out of a day last April to attend a remembrance service at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Vestal, where he lit candles encased in blue glass, each representing an officer killed in the line of duty.