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Deposit Drug Bust: Suspects Indicted On Federal Charges

DEPOSIT, NY - A from Deposit have been indicted on federal charges, accused of working together to sell drugs over the span of about five months. That's according to documents filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.


DCHA to offer hel[p finding 'Delaware County roots'

An upcoming workshop hosted by the Delaware County Historical Association seeks to connect local residents with their Delaware County roots by providing guidance and access to a wealth of genealogical and historical resources.


Otsego County man arrested on DWI, other charges following four crashes

OTEGO, N.Y. -- An Otsego County man is facing charges for allegedly driving drunk and causing four separate crashes as a result on Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says they arrested Robert Braun, 53 of Otego, after several motor vehicle crashes that started in Oneonta, and ended in Otego.


Districts take action after tragic school shootings

BAINBRIDGE, N.Y. (WBNG) — In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting, several school districts in our area said they would reevaluate their safety procedures. Some took it a step further.


Officer assault case against NY man bound to court

A case against a Bainbridge, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an officer has been bound to McKean County Court. John T. Winn, 32, appeared for a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Dominic Cercone on charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; terroristic threats, a first-d


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


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


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Volunteers cover laundry for people in need

An Otsego County business is chipping in to make laundry less taxing for those in need. The mission of Laundry Love is simple: to bring neighbors together to help wash the clothes and bedding of low- and no-income people.


Why these sheriffs, police chiefs oppose recreational marijuana in NY

ORISKANY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond joined leaders from law enforcement agencies across the state in Oneida County Thursday to publicly oppose Governor Cuomo’s proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New York.


Plattsburgh men set aim at SUNYAC’s top seed

PLATTSBURGH — At stake for the No. 21 Plattsburgh State men’s basketball team this weekend is home-court advantage for the SUNYAC Tournament. With Oswego falling to Cortland on Wednesday, the Cardinals (19-4, 13-3) are now deadlocked with the Lakers (18-5, 13-3 SUNYAC) for the top seed in the confer


Police set sights on different suspect in Oneonta deadly arson

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Officials have released more information on the arson case in Oneonta where a former firefighter was killed. The Otsego County district attorney says the nature of the evidence that lead them away from their initial suspect and lead to the release of Terrence Truitt from police cust


Small business closings no cause for concern says local business experts

NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — After Hummel’s Office Plus announced Monday it will close its doors at the end of the month, Norwich residents told 12 News they were worried about the state of small business in their area. Local business experts however said there’s no cause for alarm.


Main Street shop launches storewide clearance sale

The owners of a downtown clothing store and boutique in Oneonta said they intend to generate foot traffic during the post-holiday retail slump with a storewide clearance sale. The sale was announced last week, heralded by a banner behind the cash register, full-scale posters sprawled across the doub


Giraffe Family Keeps Growing: Animal Adventure Welcomes New Giraffe, April's Baby Expected Soon

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - On Thursday morning Animal Adventure Park launched a second "Giraffe Cam." This livestream is of Tajiri, April the Giraffe's famous calf, but when fans loaded the page, they got a surprise: Tajiri wasn't alone. The park has welcomed a new giraffe to the ever-growing family.


Coop overwhelms TI, advances in Section III

All nine Cooperstown players scored and the Hawkeye defense allowed just five field goals as second-seeded Coop dispatched No. 15 Thousand Islands, 71-20, in the second round of the Section III Class C boys basketball tournament.


Garnar writes Amazon inviting them to Broome County

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - With the news of Amazon canceling its plans to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, New York, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar has taken a couple of swings to land the project locally.


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.


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.


Some Otsego County residents blame Frontier for a lack of sleep

Otsego County, N.Y. - Imagine not being able to call 911 in an emergency. Sadly, it's a problem all too familiar for some residents in Otsego County and it's a problem so bad that many are blaming their landline service provider Frontier for their lack of sleep some nights.