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Owego’s Historic Parkview Inn getting a makeover with new hotel space

OWEGO (WBNG) — A well-known establishment in Tioga County is getting a major face lift. “Owego is just a nice little quaint town and it’s nice to have something exciting happen for Owego,” said Joan Kellogg of Owego.


Richard Gilbert, Longtime Manager of JC Wegmans, Dies

The man who had been manager of the Johnson City Wegmans store for nearly two decades has died. Richard Gilbert, who lived in Owego, died on Monday. He was 56. According to a published obituary, Gilbert worked for Wegmans for 37 years. He started working at the Harry L. Drive store when it opened in


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Village of Owego plans to use state funding to celebrate both the old and the new

OWEGO (WBNG) — After New York State awarded the Village of Owego $10 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding, a committee was tasked with determining which projects would help position the village for the future, while protecting its historic charm.


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.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Baker Fireman's Fountain restoration project underway in Owego

OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – The symbolic "Baker's Fireman's Fountain" in Owego Village courthouse square is undergoing a complete restoration and organizers hope to have the project complete sometime this summer.


Chemung County Sheriff warns of lottery scam

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a current scam involving the Mega Millions Lottery. The Sheriff's Office shared a letter that claimed the recipient won an international Mega Millions Lottery worth $4.5 million designed by the European Union.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Man gets 15 years in prison for fentanyl, meth possession

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A man who pleaded guilty last month to two counts of criminal possession of a substance was sentenced Thursday in Broome County Court. Marlon Graham, 37, was given 15 years in state prison and five years of parole for possessing meth and fentanyl, according to the Broome County D


Walk The Talk And Block NYC Pipeline, Activists Tell Cuomo

NEW YORK CITY HALL — More than 300 environmental activists on Thursday demanded Gov. Andrew Cuomo block a natural gas pipeline that they worry could threaten waters off New York City's shoreline.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.


Tag's announces the next show in its Summer Concert Series

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Tag's has announced the next show in its 2019 Concert Series on the Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag's in Big Flats. "Now's the Time" featuring Collective Soul together with Gin Blossoms will take place Sunday, June 2nd at 7p .m.


Local employers learn about the impact of marijuana legalization

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Local employers were learning about how marijuana legalization can impact them. The Greater Binghamton Chamber's latest Eggs and Issues breakfast featured a panel of experts on the topic.


Butash pleads not guilty to all charges

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Daniel Butash pleaded not guilty in Broome County Court Wednesday morning to all charges against him including vehicular assault and reckless endangerment.


Warm weather and rain on the way

A flood watch is in effect for most of Central New York for Friday night into Saturday. The NWS in Albany has a flood watch in effect, while the NWS in Binghamton has a flash flood watch. The only difference between the two is based on the type of flooding expected. A flood watch favors stream and r


State Police searching for Walmart thief

(WETM) - New York State Police are searching for a suspect wanted for multiple shoplifting incidents at Walmarts in Corning and Horseheads. The suspect is a white male, small build in his 20’s for multiple petit larcenies from February 2019.


Recre­ational Marijuana Laws Could Impact Business Climate

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – New York is now closer than ever to seeing recreational marijuana legalized. Most of the burden of proving whether or not an employee is under the influence falls to the employer.


If Cuomo’s parole board can free terrorist Judith Clark, it’ll free anyone

The decision Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Parole Board to set free onetime domestic terrorist Judith Clark decades ahead of schedule makes it painfully clear: There’s just no limit to who it’ll let out of prison.


Flash Flood Watch in effect for a portion of the Twin Tiers Friday afternoon until Saturday morning

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The following weather alerts were issued by the National Weather Service in Binghamton and the National Weather Service in State College:. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY THROUGH 11 AM SATURDAY WHICH INCLUDES CHEMUNG, TIOGA (N.Y.), & BRADFORD (Pa.) COUNTIES...