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Road Construction Halted VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2014 - Governor Cuomo has directed multiple state agencies to suspend all non-emergency construction over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Cuomo says that the government needs to adjust to the needs of... more

Louisiana Governor Challenges Common Core VIEW VIDEO
August 28, 2014 - There's a new twist in the fight to end Common Core. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is suing the government saying  the program violates states rights. Fox 40 has been reporting on parents... more

Grant Allows Two Local Women to Attend Entrepreneurial Assistance Program VIEW VIDEO
August 28, 2014 - Two local women will get a helping hand so they can help themselves. The Women's Fund of South Central New York will pay tuition for two women to enroll in the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program.... more

Anndrea Starzak Opens Campaign Headquarters VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2014 - Anndrea Starzak's campaign headquarters are officially open. The democratic candidate for New York State Senate held a party earlier this evening at her new campaign headquarters on Clinton Avenue... more

Zephyr Teachout Speaks in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2014 - Following the announcement of the Sierra Club's endorsement of the gubernatorial candidate, Zephyr Teachout met tonight with members of the Southern Tier Sierra Club to discuss what she hopes to... more

Traditions Team Prepares for Upcoming Hearings VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2014 - Traditions at the Glen is still hoping their $150 million casino project is approved.     Traditions is competing with Tioga Downs in Nichols and a proposed casino in the town of Tyre for the... more

Tioga Downs Plans to Expand VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2014 - Tioga Downs is making plans to improve the quality of it's venue if it gets a full gaming license this fall. As part of it's expansion plan, Tioga Downs will have a business network fair on... more

Education and Learning Summit VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2014 - With schools set to start next week researchers say we should focus on children and their development at an even earlier age. New York State Assembly Woman Donna Lupardo led  a discussion at the... more

Man Charged with Passing Counterfeit Money at State Fair VIEW VIDEO
August 23, 2014 - One man is facing criminal charges after police say he was using  counterfeit money at the New York State Fair.   State police arrested 34-year-old, James C Hines II, from Troy, NY. Hines is... more

Fallen Officers Honored at State Fair VIEW VIDEO
August 22, 2014 - A somber ceremony today at the New York State Fair as two local fallen officers were among those honored on Law Enforcement day at the Fair...     The names of four New York State Police... more

Flash Flooding Around the Area
August 21, 2014 - Parts of Route 267 and accompanying side roads were washed out with scanner reports of many people being trapped in stalled vehicles. As the rainfall and flash floods continue both Vestal and... more

Cal Harris Back in Court VIEW VIDEO
August 20, 2014 - The man facing trial for a third time in the death of his wife had a date in a Choharie County Courtroom Tuesday. Tioga County businessman Cal Harris is charged in the death of his wife Michele... more

Southern Tier Parents Against Common Core Discuss Dangers of Common Core Testing VIEW VIDEO
August 18, 2014 - With only two weeks left before the month of September, many students are preparing to see their friends back at school, but some local parents are deciding to home-school their children this fall... more

Senator Libous Responds to FBI Raid VIEW VIDEO
August 18, 2014 - State Senator Tom Libous was on hand to honor this year's Woman of Distinction and he also addressed a recent report that the FBI raided his home on August 8th. Taking a laptop belonging to his... more

Cortland County Sheriff's Office Looks For Missing Teen VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2014 - The Cortland County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing girl from McGraw. Makayla Standish, 16 was last seen outside of Cortland Jr/Sr High school on August 8th leaving voluntarily in a... more

Speed Week Comes to an End VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2014 - Wednesday marks the end of "Speed Week" in New York state, and the number of tickets issued has improved from last years statistics. According to state police just over 10,000 tickets were issued... more

Bob Antonacci Attends B-Mets Game VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2014 - Candidate for New York State Comptroller Bob Antonacci made an appearance Wednesday night at the B-Mets game. The B-Mets game Wednesday is the second stop on antonacci's tour across the state of... more

Cuomo Heads to Israel VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2014 - New York state leaders are making their way to Israel Tuesday night. A delegation comprised of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, as well as Assembly Speaker... more

Cuomo: "NYS AIDS- Free by 2020" VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2014 - Governor Cuomo recently set the ambitious goal of making New York state AIDS free by 2020. John Barry, the director of the Southern Tier AIDS program said in Binghamton Tuesday that there is not... more

Local DEC Volunteer Returns From WA Wildfires VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2014 - Some local forest rangers are back from fighting wildfires in Washington State -- a blaze officials say was caused by a strike of lighting. A 20 man crew from New York State --including one right... more

Racing Fans React to Tony Stewart Accident VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2014 - An accident can happen at any place and time during your day whether it is on the track or on the street. "I still believe being in a racecar is much safer than driving down the highway on an... more

Police: Suicide Follows High Speed Chase, Double Murder VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2014 - Police say a New York State parole officer took his own life after a high-speed chase. That chase, police say, followed him killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend. Early Monday morning state... more

Poll: Voters Overlook Moreland Controversy VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2014 - Governor Cuomo may be hounded by questions about his disbanding of the anti-corruption Moreland Commission, but the controversy is seemingly not affecting his standing in the polls. In the latest... more

Fitness App Could Be Invasion of Privacy VIEW VIDEO
August 10, 2014 - That GPS watch you're wearing or the phone in your pocket can be a great way to track your fitness levels--but it could also be an invasion of privacy.   Senator Chuck Schumer says fitness... more

Governor Cuomo to Arrive in Israel VIEW VIDEO
August 10, 2014 - State officials announced today plans to visit Israel as a symbol of unity in spite of the continued violence abroad.   Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate majority co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein... more

Denver Jones Appealing Booting from Ballot VIEW VIDEO
August 8, 2014 - A battle to get on the ballot continues for business man Denver Jones. He is pledging to fight back on Friday after the state deemed  some of his signatures for the Republican Primary invalid at a... more

Binghamton Projects to be Included in Regional Economic Development Funding VIEW VIDEO
August 7, 2014 - Four projects in downtown Binghamton will be included when the next round of regional economic development funding is announced. After today's announcement of the Empire State Development capital... more

New Sienna Poll Shows New Yorkers Worse Off Financially VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2014 - A research study has found that the current outlook among consumers is now much weaker in New York than in other parts of the U.S.     According to the Sienna Research Institute, the New York... more

Cuomo's Aide to Meet with Federal Prosecutors VIEW VIDEO
August 4, 2014 - One of Governor Cuomo's top aides is going to meet with federal prosecutors about the probe into Cuomo's disbanding of the Moreland Commission, the group Cuomo established to fight corruption in... more

Sex Offenders Outlawed from Serving as Volunteer Fire, Ambulance VIEW VIDEO
August 4, 2014 - Registered sex offenders can no longer be members of volunteer fire or ambulance companies in New York, thanks to a new law just signed by Governor Cuomo. The law also provides for the termination... more

Schumer on Drones VIEW VIDEO
August 3, 2014 - According to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, drone technology has huge potential. But the New York State representative is concerned that without clear rules from the federal government, it could lead to... more

Tougher DWI Law Now on Books in New York VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2014 - Tougher DWI laws are on the books in New York after Governor Cuomo signed Vince's Friday.     The law extends the time frame in which multiple DWIs can be considered to automatically invoke a... more

Changes to Privacy Laws in New York VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2014 - The New York privacy law has some new changes. Today Governor Cuomo also signed an amendment that will ensure a more extreme penalty for anyone broadcasting another person's image without their... more

Oneonta Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2014 - An Oneonta man is facing charges after an investigation into a sexual assault by Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies. William Hilgers, 19, is accused of forcibly engaging in sexual intercourse by... more

Cuomo Announces Thousands of Jobs on Jobs Express Website VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2014 - Governor Cuomo is announcing more than 100,000 available jobs are now listed on the Jobs Express website. The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation and also allows users to... more

Johnson City Tax Preparer Faces Suspension VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2014 - New York State has suspended 40 tax preparers, including one in Johnson City, for not filing their own personal income tax returns for 2011 and 2012. Ida Edwards of Johnson City can no longer... more

Cuomo to Hasten Medicinal Marijuana Use Process For Children VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2014 - After the deaths of two children in western New York due to Epilepsy Governor Cuomo wants to speed up the process that will allow children to use medical marijuana.   Wednesday governor Cuomo sent... more

Binghamton Vendors to Partake in NY State Fair VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2014 - There will be plenty of Binghamton flavor at this year's New York State Fair. About 30,000 to 40,000 people from Binghamton. And the Southern Tier are expected to make their way to Syracuse in... more

Sheriff Moss Criticizes Cuomo Over Disband of Moreland Commission VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2014 - In the wake of questions surrounding Governor Cuomo's disbanding of the Moreland Commission -- the group he set up to investigate corruption in Albany - the GOP's Lieutenant Governor candidate hit... more

The Joint Land Owners Coalition of New York Appeals Fracking Decision VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2014 - The Joint Land Owners Coalition of New York has appealed the dismissal of it's suit against the state. The appeal comes after  Judge McDonough dismissed the suit that would have forced the governor... more

Gov. Cuomo Speaks About Moreland Commission VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2014 - Governor Cuomo broke his silence today about questions surrounding his disbanding of the Moreland Commission - the group he established last year to investigate corruption in Albany. The New York... more

Three Local Fire Districts to Receive Thousands, Senators Say VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2014 - Hundreds of Thousands of dollars are on their way to three fire districts in Broome County, according to US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.   Harpursville, West Colesville, and... more

Endicott Contributes to Future Flight Technology VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2014 - Technology developed in Endicott will help fuel-efficient planes take flight in the near future.   Boeing has chosen BAE systems to contribute flight control electronics to their new 777X... more

Assemblywoman Lupardo Speaks Out About Disbanded Moreland Commission VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2014 - Local leaders are weighing in on questions raised by a New York Times Article on Governor Cuomo's disbanding of the Moreland Commission - a group he created to investigate corruption in Albany.   ... more

Governor Cuomo Issues Wage Board VIEW VIDEO
July 24, 2014 - Workers in the food service industry might see a significant pay raise in the future. Governor Cuomo is directing State Labor Commissioner, Peter Rivera to convene a wage board. The board will... more

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces Candidacy for Sixth Term VIEW VIDEO
July 24, 2014 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced her candidacy for a sixth term at the 123rd Assembly District's Representative this evening. Lupardo was first elected to the New York State Assembly in... more

New York Times Questions Cuomo on Moreland Commission VIEW VIDEO
July 24, 2014 - The New York Times is raising questions about Cuomo's disbanding of the Moreland Commission - the group he established to investigate corruption in Albany.   According to the newspaper the... more

Lockheed Martin to Develop Storm Damage Location Technology VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2014 - More jobs could be coming to the Lockheed Martin Owego facility.   Lockheed Martin is hoping to develop a new $300,000 system that could locate damages after major storms. The goal is to... more

The Jets Return to Cortland for Training VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2014 - The rain was pounding when the Jets arrived in Cortland Wednesday afternoon. But, not even the downpour of rain could keep these Jets fans from greeting their team. "We love the jets here, you... more

TSA Officials Talk Prohibited Items on Airlines VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2014 - TSA officials were at the Binghamton Airport today to talk about prohibited items that people bring to airport checkpoints. TSA's Lisa Farbstein says that many people may carry these items on... more

Cuomo Efforts to Provide Better Services for LGBT Community VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2014 - Governor Cuomo announced a new effort by the state to collect data for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender New Yorkers in an effort to better provide services to the LGBT community. Cuomo's... more

Officials Analyze Heroin Use VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2014 - It's been in the headlines and unfortunately, in the lives of too many in the community - it's the heroin epidemic. Wednesday in Owego hundreds who deal with clients who may be users tried to find... more

Experts Offer Advice About Lyme Disease VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2014 - In 2014 more than 450 new cases of Lyme disease have been reported in New York alone, according to the state Senate. The size of a sesame seed; that's how small a deer tick is--but the results of... more

Broome County Receives NYS Grant to Help Fight Tobacco VIEW VIDEO
July 21, 2014 - The Broome County Health Department has been awarded a five-year grant of over $300,000 to help make the Southern Tier tobacco-free.   The grant will be used to fund education and awareness... more

Reported Cases Of Lyme Disease in New York VIEW VIDEO
July 21, 2014 - According to the State Senate more than 450 cases of Lyme Disease have been reported so far in 2014 in New York alone. The disease is transmitted to humans through a bite from a deer tick. Not... more

Unemployment Numbers Are Released VIEW VIDEO
July 18, 2014 - Local labor analysts are hoping one bit of good news in the recent employment numbers can turn into a trend.     Numbers released by the state Friday showed total non-farm jobs stayed flat in the... more

Fatal Vehicle Accident in Bradford County VIEW VIDEO
July 17, 2014 - A Louisiana man is dead after a fatal crash in Wyalusing Township in Bradford County early Thursday morning. Pennsylvania State Police say 30-year-old James Avery from Shreveport, Louisiana was... more

NYSEG Offers Tioga Hardwoods Grant for Business Expansion VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2014 - Tioga Hardwoods is receiving a $230,000 economic development grant from NYSEG to help the business expand. The Grant is helping to fund a $2 million expansion at the company that will help it... more

New York State Data Breeches VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2014 - Almost 23 million records of New Yorkers have been exposed to 5,000 data breaches since 2006, this according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.   According to his report, 2013 was a... more

Gym Leads to Academic Success VIEW VIDEO
July 14, 2014 - We all know the physical benefits of exercise and while there's no doubt hitting the gym makes us feel better new research suggests it may also make us think better too.   This new research looked... more

Deadly Tornado in Madison County VIEW VIDEO
July 10, 2014 - We now know more about the storm that passed through our area Tuesday. The National Weather Service says it was an E-F-2 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 125 and 135-miles per hour. ... more

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Madison County VIEW VIDEO
July 10, 2014 - The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado with estimated wind speeds of between 125 and 135 miles per hour which touched down in the town of Smithfield in Madison County on Tuesday. ... more

Democratic Challenger Announces Run Against State Senator Libous VIEW VIDEO
July 10, 2014 - A Democrat looking to challenge Republican State Senator Tom Libous made her candidacy official by submitting more than 2,100 signatures to the New York State Board of Elections in Albany.   ... more

Local Resident Gets POW Medal VIEW VIDEO
July 9, 2014 - A resident at the Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal was honored Tuesday for service he gave to his country 70 years ago.     Maxwell Preston from Elmira Heights entered the Army Air Corp in... more

Traditions Holds Family Day VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2014 - It was family day at Traditions at the Glen, and owners are hoping its family of employees will grow if its bid to build a $150-million casino is approved.   The Walsh family turned in their... more

New Grant Encourages More College Attendance VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2014 - Governor Cuomo announces a new grant that will encourage more students in the state to attend college.     It's called the College Access Innovation Grant and releases 3.2 million dollars that... more

Federal Disaster Relief Approved For Eleven Upstate Counties VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2014 - Officials announced that New York State's request for a major disaster declaration has been approved.     After back to back storms in mid May caused severe flooding and damage to personal and... more

Siena Poll: New Yorkers More Optimistic About Economy
July 3, 2014 - New Yorkers are feeling better about the current state of the economy, if you go by the latest consumer sentiment numbers put out by Siena research institute. It's the third straight ... more

Following Libous Indictment: Dems Announce Challenger for 52nd District VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2014 - It is too early to tell the political fallout of yesterday's news of state Senator Tom Libous's indictment. Local democrats are wasting no time and have announced the person they want to... more

Government Watchdog Reacts To Libous Indictment VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2014 - Fox 40 had the chance to catch up with Blair Horner, the Legislative Director for NYPIRG. NYPIRG is a watchdog group that focuses on ethics. Horner agrees that instances like this put more pressure... more

Local Politicians Release Statements About Libous Indictment VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2014 - All day local officials have been releasing statements regarding Libous's indictment. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says quote: “Today’s news about Senator Libous is very troubling and I am... more

Senator Libous Indicted
July 1, 2014 - State Senator Thomas Libous has been indicted on a one charge of making a false statement to the FBI. The one-count indictment was unsealed Tuesday morning and deals with the investigation into... more

Schumer Pressures FDA On E-Cig Regulations VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2014 - Senator Chuck Schumer is after the FDA to help keep dangerous elements of electronic cigarettes out of the hands of children. Schumer says the liquid nicotine in the devices can smell and taste... more

Cuomo To Fight AIDS Epidemic VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2014 - Following Friday's free HIV testing in Broome County--Governor Cuomo announced his plans to fight the disease that he says has become an epidemic in New York. Cuomo released the details of his... more

Hanna Wins Republican Primary Over Tenney VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2014 - Turning to politics Richard Hanna seems all but certain to return for a third term in Congress... This after he won the 22nd district Republican primary last night, defeating challenger Claudia... more

Governor Signs Legislation Adding 20 Family Court Judges Positions VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2014 - Among the bills the Governor signed is a law that adds 20 Family Court Judges in New York State, including one in Broome County. The bill's sponsor Donna Lupardo, says it will help address the... more

Local And State Leaders Want Mandate Relief VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2014 - Leaders from local businesses, governments and schools say they're not happy with state lawmakers, saying they failed to enact any type of mandate relief measures prior to closing their legislative... more

Gov. Cuomo Signs Heroin Legislation VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2014 - Governor Cuomo came to Binghamton University Monday to sign a series of bills aimed at combating the state's heroin epidemic.     Cuomo, along with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and State Senator... more

State Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill On Friday
June 20, 2014 - (Albany) New York is set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana. State Senators scheduled a 10 a.m. session to vote on the bill and did pass the legislation. The bill passed the... more

Broome Developmental Center May Stay Open For 2 More Years VIEW VIDEO
June 18, 2014 - State leaders are two steps closer to freezing the closure of the Broome Developmental Center and three other similar facilities in New York.     On Wednesday the State Senate passed the Freeze... more

State Leaders Agree On How To Combat New York's Heroin Problem VIEW VIDEO
June 18, 2014 - Governor Cuomo announced an agreement Wednesday with the Legislature on a series of bills meant to combat the state's heroin epidemic.     The legislation includes new programs and insurance... more

NYS Assembly Passes Moratorium On Fracking VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2014 - The New York State Assembly has passed a three-year moratorium on fracking. This as the state has had a de facto moratorium on the drilling process since 2008.     This bill would ban fracking... more

A Bill for CPR Training in Schools is Headed to the Governor VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2014 - High school students throughout the state could soon be trained in life-saving techniques.   On Tuesday the State Assembly passed the CPR In Schools bill.  This bill requires the Commissioner of... more

Poll Shows Governor Cuomo With Large Lead Over Challenger VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2014 - According to a new Siena College poll Governor Cuomo enjoys a large lead over his Republican Challenger , Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.     The survey shows Cuomo is leading the race... more

Cuomo's Challenger Wants Reforms To Combat Albany Corruption VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2014 - Meanwhile Astorino is calling for term limits and other reforms to combat corruption in Albany.    Citing a University of Illinois study which puts New York at the top of the nation for federal... more

John Cahill Starts Campaign for NYS Attorney General VIEW VIDEO
June 13, 2014 - The race for the New York State Attorney General is officially on. The challenger has started his campaign around New York state.   Republican John Cahill will run against incumbent Eric... more

Hemp Research Bill Passed VIEW VIDEO
June 13, 2014 - A bill authorizing research on growing hemp in New York State has been passed by both the Assembly and the Senate. All that's left to do is wait for a signature from Governor Andrew Cuomo.   ... more

CPR in Schools Bill to Assembly VIEW VIDEO
June 13, 2014 - State Senators voted unanimously on a bill proposing to put CPR and AED instruction in the schools curriculum. The CPR in Schools Bill Sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblyman Harvey... more

Man Facing Charges After Crashing Car On Test Drive VIEW VIDEO
June 10, 2014 - It was a test drive gone wrong in the Town of Homer. Police say a Syracuse man who traveled to Cortland County was arraigned after stealing and crashing a car he was test driving. Thirty one... more

State Assembly Joins Senate In Fight Against Heroin Epidemic VIEW VIDEO
June 10, 2014 - A day after the State Senate passed 23 bills aimed at curbing the state's heroin epidemic, Assembly Leaders say they are working on their own set of bills.   Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says the... more

State's Top Teacher Union Files Additional Lawsuit Against State Over Property Tax Freeze VIEW VIDEO
June 9, 2014 - The state's top teachers union which is suing New York over it's property tax cap is now saying the state's property tax freeze plan is also unconstitutional.     NYSUT filed suit against the... more

SUNY System Accepting Applications For NYS Master Teacher Program VIEW VIDEO
June 9, 2014 - The SUNY System is accepting a third round of applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program.  The program is meant to identify, support and reward exceptional  teachers in the stem... more

NYS Dept. of Labor To Hold Job Recruitment Event VIEW VIDEO
June 9, 2014 - Governor Cuomo announced the opportunity for Southern Tier workers to find employment.  The State Department of Labor will hold eight specialized job recruitment events across New York State. The... more

Memorial Headstones For National Guard and Reserves VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2014 - Members of the National Guard and Reserve units will now be able to receive the same honors as those who actively served in the military. Congressman Richard Hanna has passed a bill called the... more

Driveway Paving Scams VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2014 - With summer on its way, many are looking to improve paving on their driveways--but New York's Better Business Bureau says beware. Consumers in the upstate area have reported paving scams. salesmen... more

Governors Bet On Stanley Cup VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2014 - The fight for the Stanley Cup between the Rangers and the Kings just got tastier. Governor Cuomo has placed an interstate wager with California Governor, Jerry Brown Cuomo and Brown struck a deal,... more

Public Warned of Donation Scams in the Name of Slain State Trooper Christopher Skinner VIEW VIDEO
May 31, 2014 - It's not the type of thing that well-intentioned people should have to think about at a time like this--   But authorities are warning  the public to beware of  potentially fraudulent accounts... more

Funeral Services Set for Trooper Skinner VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2014 - Services for New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner have been set for Monday and Tuesday. Calling hours will be Monday,  3 to  8:00PM at Community Baptist Church in Port Dickinson.  The... more

Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2014 - More than 20 states across the country have legalized medicinal marijuana--and New York may be added to the list.   The State Assembly has passed the Compassionate Care Act, which is now headed... more

NY #1 in Yogurt Production VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2014 - And it might not be a tourist draw, but New York has another distinction it's holding on to:   For the second year in a row, it is ranked as the number one producer in the nation --of... more

Schumer: 100 Million Needed to 'Uproot Heroin Pipeline' to Upstate New York VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2014 - New York Senator Charles Schumer wants more federal dollars to fight what he says is a  "new heroin pipeline"  from Mexico through New York City--and up into upstate New York.  He wants... more

Expected Travel for Memorial Day Weekend VIEW VIDEO
May 23, 2014 - 35 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the kick off this year's driving season. But, AAA a expects that Memorial Day travel will be down slightly this year. They say... more

Obama in Cooperstown, Pushes Tourism as Economic Stimulus VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2014 - If you're going to promote a tourist attraction-- it's good to have a big celebrity telling everyone how great it is:   On Thursday, it was the President of the United States who played that... more

Obama Visit Update VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2014 - On Thursday, President Barack Obama traveled to Cooperstown to talk about tourism as an economic stimulus for the nation's ailing econony. Fox 40's Ayla Ferrone was there to hear about the... more

Anti-Fracking Protests During President's Visit to Cooperstown VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2014 - Tourism is not the only industry promising an economic boost for our area. Fracking is another one--but it has battle lines drawn between those who support such drilling, and those who fear... more

Cumo Picks Hochul for Lt. Governor VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2014 - Governor Cuomo has made his pick for lieutenant governor and, despite some recent speculation, it is not Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo...   Instead, Cuomo has selected Kathleen Hochul, a former... more

Bijoy Datta Joining Astorino Campaign VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2014 - Deputy Broome County Executive Bijoy Datta is leaving his post for a new job. He's going to be deputy campaign manager for GOP Gubinatorial Candidate Rob Astorino. Bijoy has been Debbie... more

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo for Lieutenant Governor? VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2014 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo isn't saying much about speculation that she could be considered for the lieutenant governor position this week at the State Democratic Convention on Long... more

State Money for Youth Summer Jobs in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
May 19, 2014 - Broome County is getting a piece of the 27.5 million dollars the governor is providing state-wide for the youth summer jobs program:   The governor says helping young people find jobs will allow... more

Brittany's Law Passes Senate, Moves on to Assembly VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2014 - New York State could soon require violent felons to register with the state when they leave prison... The State Senate has passed "Brittany's law", named after 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua who... more

Lupardo on Legislation of Legalize MMA Bouts in New York State VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2014 - As we reported to you earlier,  the New York State Senate has--for the fifth year in a row-- passed proposed legislation that would legalize mixed martial arts contest in New York State:   That... more

New York Senate Passes MMA Legislation --Again VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2014 - While boosters say a casino in this area would be a big boost to the economy-- state-wide, the same argument is being made about allowing mixed martial arts matches in New York:   Because it is... more

Astorino Chooses Upstate Sheriff for Running Mate VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2014 - The Republican challenging Governor Cuomo in this year's gubernatorial election now has a running mate: --and he is from upstate: GOP candidate Rob Astorino has chosen Chemung County Sheriff Chris... more

Hanna on EPA Regs: 'Navigable' Mud Puddles Will Cost Farmers, Consumers VIEW VIDEO
May 12, 2014 - New federal regulations are threatening farms in the area-- so says  Congressman Richard Hanna who is trying to stop those new rules.   Tighter regulations from the Environmental Protection... more

Authorities: Plot to Kill Asst. D.A. in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
May 12, 2014 - Meanwhile two people are charged with plotting to kill an assistant Tioga County district attorney. According to Owego Town Court, 30-year-old Ashley Nugent and 42 year-old Russell Towner are... more

Woman Dead, Daughter Survives in Kayak Mishap in Chemung River VIEW VIDEO
May 12, 2014 - A woman has died following a boating accident on the Chemung River Sunday night.   58 year old Donna Bailey and her 32 year old daughter, both of Corning, entered the river at Bottcher's landing... more

Consumer Warning of IRS Tax Scam VIEW VIDEO
May 9, 2014 - A local accountant and financial adviser says scammers are pretending to be IRS agents in an effort to attain sensitive personal information...   Gerri Harrison of Ever Evolving Enterprises says... more

Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy will Not Run Again VIEW VIDEO
May 8, 2014 - An announcement from Governor Cuomo today, LT Governor Robert Duffy is not running for re-election. In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Lt. Governor Duffy states the reason for  his exit is health... more

Cloudy in Binghamton? No Problem for New Solar Energy Systems VIEW VIDEO
May 7, 2014 - For the past several weeks, we've been covering a series of solar power workshops being conducted by the Southern Tier Solar Works group.   The point being made repeatedly during these workshops... more

Professor: History of Cinco de Mayo Misunderstood, Celebration Perpetuates Stereotypes VIEW VIDEO
May 5, 2014 - May 5th or Cinco de Mayo, a holiday with many misconceptions:.   We spoke with Binghamnton University Professor Aja Martinez about the history of the holiday and she says that one of the main... more

Schumer Speak Out Against Powdered Alcohol VIEW VIDEO
May 4, 2014 - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to halt federal approval for powdered alcohol--also known as Palcohol. The new form of alcohol could hit shelves as early as this fall. But... more

Expert Tells Students Wage and Benefits Issues Will Soon Affect Them VIEW VIDEO
May 1, 2014 - On Thursday, students at SUNY Broome learned more about the minimum wage, and the history of the labor movement:   Kim Bobo travels the country explaining what she says are the positive effects of... more

Childcare Subsidies Increase VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2014 - An announcement from Governor Cuomo on Wednesday means more money for more families--$794 million will be allocated to provide affordable childcare for working New Yorkers and their children. The... more

Common Core Reforms VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2014 - Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that several changes to the Common Core rules are expected to protect students and parents. As math testing begins this week in grades 3 through 8, the Common... more

Casino Bidders Voice Concerns, Ask Questions in Albany VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2014 - Twenty-two bidders for casino licenses, including at least two from the Southern Tier, gathered tWednesday at a pre-bidding conference in Albany. Bill Walsh of Traditions at the Glen and Jeff... more

State Senate Bill Would Stiffen Penalties for Meth Production VIEW VIDEO
April 29, 2014 - The state Senate has passed, by a near unanimous vote --a bill that would sharply increased penalties for methamphetamine  production:   Senator Tom Libous, who strongly supports the bill, tells... more

Severe Weather Awareness Month VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2014 - It might have been beautiful out Monday, but severe weather can strike quickly.   With summer on its way, thunderstorms, damaging winds, and even tornadoes can be an issue. One way to be prepared... more

Effects of Wine on Kidney Disease VIEW VIDEO
April 23, 2014 - An occasional glass of wine may help keep your kidneys healthy. Furthermore, for those who already have kidney disease, moderate wine drinking might help the heart. When researchers looked at... more

Siena Poll Shows Cuomo Could Lose Half his Lead in a 3-Way Race VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2014 - Polls have been showing Governor Cuomo far ahead of any single possible challenger in a re-election bid for the governorship--   But now, a Siena poll is showing that the large lead-- 30 points... more

Mixed News in Binghamton Jobless Rate VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2014 - Binghamton's unemployment rate is higher than the rest of the state, but lower than it was last year at this time:   According to preliminary figures released Tuesday, the unemployment rate in... more

Police Cruiser Hit on Shoulder of Highway VIEW VIDEO
April 21, 2014 - State Police in North Syracuse are reminding motorists to pay attention to police cruisers as well as all emergency vehicles on the shoulders of highways--   This comes after a state police... more

Governor Urges 'Clingy Darts' Toy Recall VIEW VIDEO
April 21, 2014 - The governor is urging the federal government to recall a children's toy sold in stores throughout New York State:   The plastic toy is called "Clingy Darts" and  it is sold at Dollar Trees and... more

Two Million Dollar STREDC Telemedicine Grant for Rural Health Care VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2014 - More than two million dollars is closer to making its way to the Southern Tier to enhance health care in rural areas...   This money is part of a $5.6 million package approved by Empire State... more

Chobani Expanding Product Line VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2014 - One of the biggest business success stories in recent years in the Southern tier had been the enormous success of chobani yogurt.   Although it is now the biggest seller of Greek yogurt in the... more

David Introduces New Binghamton City Judge
April 17, 2014 - There is a new judge in Binghamton city court. Binghamton Mayor Rich David introduced Carol Cocchiola to the community Thursday. Cocchiola was appointed to fill  the seat of Mary Ann Lehmann,... more

Kill Switch for Your Smartphone? VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2014 - The New York Attorney General is pushing to strengthen anti-theft tools in future smartphones. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is partnering with San Francisco's District Attorney in a program... more

Extra Road Patrols during 'Speed Week' VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2014 - Are you ready for speed week? The New York State Police are:   Starting Thursday, and running through next Thursday-- state police will be running a week-long enforcement campaign to target... more

Chemung Dog Dispute VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2014 - In Chemung County, police say a man is in trouble for firing a shot during a dispute over a dog:   21 year old Naquan U. Moore, of 150 Harriet Street, Elmira became involved in an argument with... more

New York Joins National Popular Vote Compact VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2014 - New York has joined ten other states and the District of Columbia in what's called the National Popular Vote Compact.   Under the agreement, New York would award all 29 of its electoral votes to... more

Binghamton Police seize Heroin, Pot in Routine Traffic Stop VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2014 - Police in Binghamton seized heroin and five pounds of marijuana during a recent traffic stop. Members of the Community Response team arrested Anthony Zuccaro after searching his vehicle on April... more

Waverly Police Investigate Possible Mobile Meth Lab VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2014 - Police in Waverly are investigating a possible mobile meth lab. Police say the driver of a red Jeep sped off early this morning on Orange Street when an officer tried to make a traffic... more

Taxes are Due but so is Registration for Assault Rifles VIEW VIDEO
April 14, 2014 - Tuesday isn't just the deadline for taxes, it's a deadline for New Yorkers to file what the state classifies as assault weapons under the New York Safe Act. Those gun owners who don't could face... more

NYS Tax Dept. $413 million Recover in Bad Refunds
April 14, 2014 - The tax deadline is here and New York's Department of Taxation and Finance is telling New Yorkers to think again before cheating on your taxes. On Monday, it released results of its fraudulent refund... more

Landowners, Fracking Foes React to Dr. Shah Resignation VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2014 - There is a change atop the state's Health Department, but will there be a change in the state's approach to fracking, a gas drilling practice currently not allowed in New York?...   Dr. Nirav... more

Scammers Pretending to be IRS VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2014 - April 15th--tax day-- is fast approaching. Are you sure you've done your taxes correctly, and paid Uncle Sam what you owe?   Well, what if you get an e-mail, with "IRS" on it,  claiming there... more

Media Report: Gang Members Sold Drugs on B.U. Campus VIEW VIDEO
April 10, 2014 - A New York City television station is reporting that  members of the Bloods street gang known as the "Macballas"  were involved in drug trafficking that  included the sale of narcotics on the campus... more

Lesko Report: Mutual Funds or Individual Stock Buys? VIEW VIDEO
April 10, 2014 - What's better for investors--to buy stocks through a mutual fund, or to go it on your own, and use your own time and judgement to acquire shares in companies which you hope will be... more

Hunting Homicide Arrest VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2014 - Criminally negligent homicide is the charge that's now lodged against a man who police say fatally shot a hunting companion in the chest back in November.   57-year-old Robert Gerbino of Garden... more

Schumer Pushing for Upstate Yogurt VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2014 - Senator Charles Schumer is still pushing hard for a New York Industry that is adding economic strength to the upstate area.   He's urging makers of Greek yogurt to apply for the USDA's expanded ... more

State Senate Tackles Heroin Addiction VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2014 - There will be a dozen forums throughout the state to address the growing problem of heroin and opioid addiction...   The state senate majority coalition is holding the forums  to develop... more

Tributes and Grief During Final Farewell to Officer Smith VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2014 - Fox 40 News extends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer David Smith.  We end our newscast with sights and sounds of both grief, and unity among those who knew him, or who... more

Fracking Battle Headed to Court VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2014 - With the state asking a judge to toss a pair of lawsuit's challenging New York's delay in allowing fracking, an attorney leading one of those suits says the state is off base.     The suits are... more

ACA: Remembering Another Tragedy VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2014 - While the community is dealing with one tragedy, it is remembering another. Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of the shooting at the American Civic Association which left 13 people dead.   ... more

Tax Collection Scam VIEW VIDEO
April 1, 2014 - Some New Yorkers have been targeted recently by individuals attempting to solicit personal information and and even payments.   On Tuesday the state division of Consumer Protection and the state... more

Lupardo Says State will have Budget by Midnight VIEW VIDEO
March 31, 2014 - In Albany, they will have a budget by midnight Monday. We spoke with State Representative Donna Lupardo, and she told us that the governor has issued a message of necessity, which will allow... more

Affordable Health Care Deadline VIEW VIDEO
March 31, 2014 - Monday is the deadline for the Affordable Care Act's first enrollment period. That means if you don't enroll by midnight, you may be without coverage until 2015, and have to pay a federal tax... more

NYS Budget Update VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - This year's New York State budget agreement announced Saturday holds spending below two percent for the fourth year in a row. But what else should we expect?   The budget includes 8 million... more

NYS Budget Update: Good News For Education VIEW VIDEO
March 29, 2014 - Politicians in Albany have officially come to an agreement on this year's state budget. The main thing local politicians were concerned with received additional funding. Education will see an... more

Update: State Budget Delay VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2014 - They were working late in Albany Friday night-- having failed to wrap up the last-minute negotiations that had been expected to have produced a spending plan by the evening, that would be largely... more

Attorney General Trying to Toss Landowners' Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2014 - And there's word that the State Attorney General's Office is working hard to get the courts to toss out two lawsuits related to fracking. --The lawsuits  allege that New York's delay in reviewing... more

Budget Snags Friday; Lawmakers Still Pushing for On-Time Passage VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2014 - With the deadline for the state budget quickly approaching, local government officials say there's a couple things they're looking forward to. Education tops that list for local representatives.... more

Frm. Homeland Security Chief Visits Hanna, National Guard VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2014 - Friday Binghamton played host to former Pennsylvania governor and the very first secretary of the U.S. Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. Ridge was joined by Congressman Richard Hanna and Binghamton... more

Police: 14 Street Gang Members Charged with Drug Trafficking VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2014 - Federal search warrants executed at nine Binghamton locations Thursday morning, and others in New York City, resulted in the arrest of 14 members of  a "Bloods" street gang...   The gang is known... more

Bus Hoping to Carry Minimum Wage to Higher Level VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2014 - People making a nationwide bus tour looking to give America a raise made a stop in Binghamton today...   The group behind the tour is lobbying for an increase in the federal minimum wage to... more

Sheriff's Office Reacts to Mandatory DWI Testing in Serious Accidents VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2014 - Law enforcement is weighing in on a bill passed by the state Senate that would require DWI testing after serious accidents...   On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill that would require drivers... more

Anti-Frackers Continue to Get Message Out to Public VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - Following Monday's wide-spread coverage of activist Vera Scroggins' bid to get a judge to life an injunction banning her from  land that Cabot owns or leases in Pennsylvania, Scroggins and other... more

Senate Bill Would Require DWI Checks in Serious Accidents VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - The New York Senate is trying to give law enforcers  another tool to detect and properly punish drunk drivers:   It has passed a bill that would require chemical tests to be performed on a driver... more

Senator Tom Libous on the New York State Budget VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - State Senator Tom Libous says there will be funding for pre-kindergarten in New York as part of the upcoming state budget. He says there is agreement on many issues and that the negotiations have... more

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo on New York State Budget VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says there is plenty still to negotiate when it comes to aid for education.   She says the assembly is still trying to find ways to distribute foundation aid to... more

New York Land Surplus Auction VIEW VIDEO
March 20, 2014 - New York's department of transportation was selling off pieces of the state Thursday. Just tiny pieces, five parcels of land, which consisted of a few acres apiece, in Broome, Delaware and Otsego... more

Schumer Introduces Legislation to Tighten Security Checks on Airline Passengers VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2014 - As the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner continues, Senator Charles Schumer is introducing legislation that would close loopholes in  global aviation security:   Schumer says he wants such... more

Schumer Pushing Dept. of Agriculture for Programs to Help Dairy Farmers VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2014 - New York's small dairy farms are always in danger of financial ruin--through natural disasters and other challenges to the small herds  that keep them in business. But the federal government's... more

8900 Drivers' Licenses Suspended for Failure to Pay State Backtaxes VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2014 - Governor Cuomo said he meant business when he singed into law last year a measure that would suspend licenses of motorists who own more than 10-thousand dollars on back taxes to the state:   Well,... more

Senator Gillibrand Pushes U.S. Geological Survey to Maintain Owego Stream Gauge Funding VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2014 - After winter comes spring, and with spring comes flooding-- sometimes, serious flooding--that's why Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing the U.S. Geological Survey to restore funding to keep the... more

NYS Department of Health: Average American Drinks 40 Pounds of Sugar Yearly VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2014 - 32 percent of children in New York are overweight or obese, and the number for adults is 59 percent. However experts say it's not just because of what we eat but also what we drink. Further, these... more

NY Yogurt in Other States VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2014 - Senator Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday that the USDA pilot program for Greek yogurt will be expanding. This program added Greek yogurt to school lunches in an attempt to add more high nutrition... more

Buyck on Common Core Corrections: Proceed with Caution VIEW VIDEO
March 11, 2014 - You might call them mid-course corrections but BOCES Superintendent Allen Buyck thinks those making the adjustments should proceed with caution. The Common Core Implementation Panel, formed just... more

Twice Arrested for DWI, Same Day, in Four Hours VIEW VIDEO
March 10, 2014 - It's not unusual for us to report a drunk driving arrest-- But now we have a report of a man arrested twice on the same day for DWI,  with the arrests just four hours apart:   31 year old... more

Support for the Developmentally Diabled VIEW VIDEO
March 8, 2014 - Statewide advocacy groups are calling on Governor Cuomo to amend this year's state budget to greater benefit the developmentally disabled.   Support services like the ACHIEVE program in Dickenson,... more

Libous Convict College VIEW VIDEO
March 7, 2014 - Republican State Senator Tom Libous says he is strongly opposed to Governor Cuomo's plan to provide free, taxpayer-funded college education to prison inmates across the state. Libous says he... more

Sagan's Influence Still Felt as Cosmos Relaunches VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2014 - FOX Network's remake of the series Cosmos is bringing new attention to the man behind the ground breaking original series in 1980, late Cornell professor Carl Sagan. In addition to the Cosmos series,... more

Fracking Suit Delay VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2014 - One of the lawsuits against New York State meant to challenge its delay on deciding whether to allow fracking has been adjourned. Norse Energy's suit against the state was scheduled to be heard... more

Astorino Announces Candidacy for Governor VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2014 - Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who made his way through the Southern Tier last week, officially announced his candidacy for governor Wednesday. Astorino claims the state is... more

New Siena Poll Depicts Consumer Sentiment VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2014 - According to the latest Siena Research Institute poll, the endless winter may be responsible for a slip in consumer spending. The poll said that at 76.3, New York's overall index of consumer... more

Broome County DA Supports Access to Driving History VIEW VIDEO
March 4, 2014 - Prosecutors are speaking out about Governor Cuomo's plan to make driving history records available of original charges that would have carried points against your license...    People often... more

New Fracking Coalition Looks for Strength in Numbers VIEW VIDEO
March 4, 2014 - Pro-fracking groups are hoping there is strength in numbers as they have formed a new coalition to try to get the state to lift its moratorium on the drilling practice. The group is called... more

Radio Shack Might Close more than 1,000 Stores VIEW VIDEO
March 4, 2014 - Radio Shack isn't saying where, but up to 1,100 under-performing  stores throughout the United States are set for potential closings in the coming months.   Financial results for the fourth... more

Siena Poll Shows Hillary Leading Christie, Paul, and Ryan VIEW VIDEO
March 4, 2014 - A recent Sena College poll shows Virginia, New Jersey, and New York, all in favor of Hillary Clinton for president, over  New Jersey Governor, and potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris... more

Prosecutors will have Access to past Driving Offenses VIEW VIDEO
March 3, 2014 - When deciding what kind of plea to offer you for a traffic offense, should prosecutors have access to  past  charges of which you were not convicted?   Governor Cuomo says yes.  So, he is making... more

March 3, 2014 - With tax day approaching, Governor Cuomo announced new regulations Monday that makes New York one of four states to regulate the tax preparer industry.   New preparers must take a 16-hour basic... more

Winning Student Singing Videos to be seen on Lottery Facebook VIEW VIDEO
February 28, 2014 - Students at the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Binghamton are raising their voices to raise money for their music program...   The 4th- and 5th-grade students sang their rendition of the... more

February 28, 2014 - The Hallstead woman who tried to steal items from a local Wal-mart and then fled from police who were pursuing her--pleads guilty:   28 year old Sara Muskas admitted that back in September, she... more

Protesters Greet "Gastorino" VIEW VIDEO
February 28, 2014 - "I would explore natural gas drilling.  We are blessed. This region in part is blessed," said Rob Astorino, potential Gubernatorial candidate. Anticipated GOP Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino... more

Clock Ticking Down To Coverage VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2014 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is reminding Southern Tier residents that the clock is ticking on the countdown to coverage. March 31st is the last day to enroll in health coverage through the New... more

Sexual Misconduct with Cows Story appears in Huffington Post VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2014 - We have an update on a story that attracted a lot of attention on our news and our website when we first aired it on Friday: It's the report of two farm hands in Herkimer who were arrested for... more

Siena Poll: Cuomo Vs Trump VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2014 - We don't know if Governor Cuomo is getting blamed for potholes along with a  lot of other problems, but the  latest Siena Research Poll shows that Governor Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating has... more

Local Activists Join Movement Against Proposed Tax Breaks VIEW VIDEO
February 19, 2014 - Less than a month after Governor Cuomo unveiled his proposed budget for the year, local groups have joined a statewide movement speaking out against Cuomo's proposed tax breaks. Area activists... more

Schumer May Rescuse Himself From Cable Deal VIEW VIDEO
February 19, 2014 - There were reports Thursday that Senator Charles Schumer will recuse himself from any Congressional action involving Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable--because his brother is... more

Police Need Help Finding Missing Pennsylvania Woman VIEW VIDEO
February 19, 2014 - State police are seeking your help in locating a missing Pennsylvania woman. 24-year-old Tiffany Ann Myers was last seen Tuesday, standing in the driveway  of her home in Austinville, Columbia... more

On Presidents Day: New York Ranks High in President Count VIEW VIDEO
February 17, 2014 - Six Presidents have come from, or lived in New York State. Only Ohio, with seven,and Virginia, with five, rank higher.  New York's count ranges from two of the nation's  most remembered chief... more

A Way to Help K-9 Units Stay Safe VIEW VIDEO
February 17, 2014 - A national non-profit that has outfitted local police dogs with ballistic vests is asking for help. Vested Interest in K-9's has provided vests for dogs with the Broome County Sheriff's Office as... more

College Classes for Prison Inmates VIEW VIDEO
February 17, 2014 - Should prison inmates get a college education behind bars? Governor Cuomo has announced a new statewide initiative to give prisoners... The opportunity to earn a college degree through funding... more

Quinnipiac Poll: Cuomo VIEW VIDEO
February 13, 2014 - Good news early in this election year for Governor Andrew Cuomo, courtesy of a new Quinnipiac Poll. According to the survey, Cuomo has a job-approval rating of 63%, as opposed to 28% unfavorable.... more

Voters Still Divided on Fracking VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2014 - According to a new Quinnipiac Poll, New Yorkers are split between environmental concerns and economic benefits when it comes to fracking. Upstate voters were divided: 46% in favor, 45%... more

Board of Regents Approves Changes to Common Core Implementation VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2014 - The State Board of Regents approved 18 changes to the way the state is implementing the controversial Common Core Curriculum Tuesday.   One change delays when students would be held accountable... more

Lupardo Not in Favor of Tax Freeze Plan VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2014 - State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says she doesn't much like the Governor's "tax freeze" plan because it would favor downstate suburbs and shortchange upstate communities. Proponents say the... more

Schumer Calling for Ban on Azodicarbonamide VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2014 - What do yoga mats and  McDonald's sandwiches have in common? The surprising answer could be a toxic chemical, according to Senator Charles Schumer. He is pushing to ban azodicarbonamide from... more

Libous Supports Two Year Ban on Common Core Testing
February 10, 2014 - State Senator Tom Libous is adding his voice to those calling for a delay in Common Core testing of students. Llibous, who wants to curriculum delayed at least two years,  says he's received... more

A Change In Rules For Snow Plow Drivers VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - The recent storms have brought about a rule change that will allow drivers to get more salt delivered more quickly to New York communities. Senator Charles Schumer says the Federal Department of... more

Assembly, Senate Call for Two Year Moratorium on Common Core Testing VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2014 - The New York State Senate and Assembly are calling for a two year delay in Common Core based testing. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says it's something she supports and that a moratorium will stop... more

Libous Pushes Bill to End Abuse of Public Assistance Cards VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2014 - Senator Tom Libous hosted a press conference Tuesday in Albany to push his Public Assistance Integrity Act.   Currently under state law, EBT public assistance cards come with a cash benefit... more

Department of Transportation Prepares for Storm VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2014 - With the possibility of snowfall reaching double digits by Wednesday the New York State Department of Transportation is in preparation mode for the big storm. According to DOT officials there... more

Avoiding Utility Scams VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2014 - NYSEG and RG and E have been alerted of a bill payment scam geared toward utility customers. Customers have been contacted and asked to pay current or past charges by individuals who do not work... more

United Way Helps New Yorker's with Tax Preparations VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2014 - Need some help with your taxes? The United Way is offering assistance. If you're a New York State taxpayer and have a household income of under $58,000 you can dial 2-1-1 to call the United Way and... more

Is CrossFit Safe? VIEW VIDEO
January 31, 2014 - Its a high intensity interval workout. "Running, swimming, jumping on boxes, swinging on bars," said Leslie Heywood.  Co-owner of Southern Tier CrossFit Leslie Heywood says she started doing... more

Prospects of Shale Gas in New York VIEW VIDEO
January 31, 2014 - Fracking experts came together Friday night to educate the public on what they say fracking would mean to New York State. Scientists and geologists came together at the ITC campus in Binghamton to... more

50 Million To Help Heat Homes VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says more than 50 million dollars is on its way to New York.   The money will go towards the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  The LIHEAP funding is part of... more

BBB Warns of Telephone Scam VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of scams from outfits pretending to be agencies of the federal government. One such scam involves a phone call from a person pretending... more

Hanna on Farm Bill Passage VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - Things might get a little easier for New York State farmers after the House of Representative passed the farm bill Wednesday. The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act speeds up... more

Fracking Not on 2014 DEC Agenda VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2014 - Agriculture and the environment was the topic of conversation at Wednesday's budget discussions in Albany. Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says the Department of Conservation  Commissioner Joe... more

Congressman Richard Hanna Reacts to State of the Union VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2014 - "A year of action" is how President Obama described his plans last night in his fifth State of the Union address. Congressman Richard Hanna seems to think that part of the President's year of... more

State Budget Negotiations Underway VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2014 - State budget negotiations are underway in Albany. The State Assembly is about a quarter of the way through the governor's spending plan.   According to Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. She is... more

State Police Warn of IRS Scam VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2014 - State police from Endwell and Owego are warning residents in that area to beware of a phone scam in which someone calls pretending to be an IRS agent. The impostor convinces victims that they owe... more

John Desisti Dies in State Prison VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2014 - The crime he was accused of shocked the community. A double killing in November of 2006 by shotgun, of his cousin Carol Keefe, and her husband David, a prominent attorney, in Athens Townshiip,... more

New York Weather Service On Recent String of Cold Temperatures VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2014 - Well, here's some breaking news. It's cold outside. But how cold has it been? Somewhat surprisingly this month won't go down as one of the five coldest Januaries on record. But, we have already... more

Fiala Supports Three Strike Law VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - According to Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Barbara Fiala, New York State already has some of the toughest drinking and driving punishments in the nation. She says that current research... more

Schumer: Raise Minimum Wage VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - While the Binghamton School District seems to be trying to keep tax levys low, Senator Charles Schumer is looking for pay increases for his constituents.   After announcing Friday that Lockheed... more

Tougher Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter? VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - Two days after a Binghamton woman received three to nine years in prison for a drunk-driving crash that killed three people, family members of one of the victims are calling for tougher... more

Local Lawmakers Focused On Governor's Education Budget VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2014 - Funding for Binghamton University's Pharmacy School might not be the only state money making its way to the Southern Tier. Local lawmakers will be paying close attention to the governor's budget... more

New Yorkers High on Idea of Medical Marijuana VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2014 - New Yorkers are high on the idea of medical marijuana and the governor's job performance. According to a Siena College poll, 77 percent of New Yorkers either agree with Governor Cuomo's pilot plan... more

NYSUT Launches New Campaign VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2014 - A teachers union has launched a  new campaign that would add to the quality of education for SUNY and CUNY schools. The New York State United Teachers created the "Keep New York a State of Mind"... more

Fracking Lawsuit Delayed VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2014 - The attorney suing New York State over its failure to make a decision on hydrofracking says the latest request to delay the hearing is another example of stall tactics. Attorney Tom West... more

Cuomo Releases Report on Education Commission VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2014 - Governor Cuomo has released a final report from the new New York Education Reform Commission. The report contains recommendations for transforming the state's schools by breaking down barriers to... more

Cuomo Introduces College of Emergency Preparedness VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2014 - In Governor Cuomo's State of the State address last week, he announced plans to create the nation's first ever College on Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security. Cuomo has already named... more

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Proposes Paid Leave Insurance Program VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2014 - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced plans to create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program on Friday. But what does that mean for families if the bill is... more

NYSUT President Calls for Vote of No Confidence VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2014 - They've called for a moratorium on state mandated testing, now the New York State United Teachers Union will call for a vote of no confidence on the state's education commissioner. The president... more

Governor Cuomo Proposes Tougher DWI Laws VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2014 - Tougher DWI laws could be on their way to New York state. The governor proposed stricter penalties during his State of the State address on Wednesday. Cuomo proposed revoking drivers licenses for... more

2014 Agenda: Stopping Harassment in Schools VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2014 - The governor has said he'll propose amending a law to require school officials to report harassment and discrimination against students to law enforcement. Cuomo highlighted a case at Pine Bush... more

Increasing Tourism throughout New York State VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2014 - Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday a campaign to help double tourism in New York state. In his State of the State address, the governor announced the state will open 50 new properties for... more

Chris Christie ranked "Hottest Politician in the Nation" VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2014 - The New Jersey Governor is considered the hottest politician in the nation when it comes to how voters rate their feelings toward players on the national political stage. The latest Quinnipiac... more

Cuomo outlines ambitous plan in 2014 State of the State Address VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2014 - ALBANY -- Thousands gathered as Governor Cuomo gave his fourth State of the State Address Wednesday in Albany.  While New York has come a long way in the past three years, the governor has big plans... more

Anti-Frackers send Cuomo message at State of State VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2014 - Governor Cuomo did not mention the word "fracking" in his State of the State Address today but over 2,000 anti-fracking protesters were happy to give their take on the drilling process.     The... more

Traditions unveils latest plans for casino push VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2014 - New developments in Traditions at the Glen's proposal to open a casino in the Southern Tier. Wednesday night at the Broome County Public Library, the Broome County Environmental Management Council... more

Governor Cuomo Unveils Tax Plan VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2014 - Today Governor Cuomo announced details of his more than $2 billion tax relief plan. He's calling for a freeze in property taxes and eliminating the tax rate on upstate manufacturers... He plans to... more

Local Government Officials Respond to Medical Marijuana VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2014 - And local government officials respond to Governor Cuomo's plans to legalize medical marijuana in 20 hospitals across the state.   Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo supports the step, saying medical... more

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and How to Protect Yourself VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2014 - Carbon monoxide, colorless, odorless and responsible for 400 American deaths each year. That's according to Broome County health officials. And that number spikes during the winter due to... more

Tips on Maintaining Your New Year's Resolution VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2014 - Is losing weight one of your New Year's resolutions? You're not alone. But, experts say, there are things you should and should not do in order to reach your goal. First, you need to decide what... more

Tips to Save on Your Heating Bill VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2014 - Some of you may be inclined to crank the thermostats up as those temperatures drop... but there are a couple tips to help save on that utility bill. NYSEG officials suggest not setting your... more

State Launches Pay for Success Project, First in the Nation VIEW VIDEO
December 30, 2013 - Getting former prisoners back into the workforce is the goal of a new state led project. Governor Cuomo announced Monday the launch of the Pay for Success Project, making New York the first in... more

Grants To Help Provide More Internet Access In Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
December 27, 2013 - Internet access is on the way for unserved Upstate New Yorkers. Governor Cuomo announced Friday 14.5 million dollars in Broadband Grants that will support support 9 projects.  Those projects will... more

Shooting in Cooperstown, Suspect Still on the Loose VIEW VIDEO
December 23, 2013 - Police are still looking for a man they say was involved in a shots-fired incident in Cooperstown. It happened at the 7th Inning Stretch store on Main Street about 9:00am Monday... more

Norse Energy Files Suit Against NYS VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - After demanding New York State stop dragging it's feet on fracking, an oil and gas company has taken legal action. Attorney's for Norse Energy filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, the DEC... more

New York State Trooper Dies Following Highway Accident VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - The New York State Police is mourning the loss of one of its own. Trooper David Cunniff, who was assigned to Troop T in Fultonville, died Tuesday from injuries he suffered Monday night while... more

Police: Willet Man Arrested for Joy Ride in Stolen Car VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - A man is spending time behind bars after police say he went on a joy ride with someone else's car. Broome County sheriff's say 33-year-old Anthony Vertuli of Willet is charged with taking a 2001... more

Yonkers Man Facing Charges After Four Binghamton Robberies VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2013 - Police make an arrest in Westchester County in connection with four burglaries on the Westside of the City.  Binghamton Police say 22-year-old Timothy Bryant of Yonkers is facing charges relating... more

Holiday Care Package Sent Overseas to Local Servicemen VIEW VIDEO
December 13, 2013 - They may be thousands of miles from home, but local servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan will get a special treat thanks to folks at SUNY Broome. Students and staff collected items to send... more

Crouch: Federal Money in Jeopardy if Lawmakers Don't Pass Welfare Control Bill VIEW VIDEO
December 12, 2013 - New York State may lose federal grant money if Albany lawmakers don't pass a bill to control welfare. Assemblyman Clifford Crouch is encouraging his peers to pass bill A2386. It controls use of... more

Day of Action: Protest Against Common Core VIEW VIDEO
December 9, 2013 - The controversy over the Common Core education standards flared up again Monday. Educators, students, and union members gathered in Binghamton  as part of what advocates called a Day of Action to... more

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95
December 6, 2013 - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. The announcement was made by South African president Jacob Zuma this afternoon. Mandela became the country's first... more

Decking The Halls While Avoiding Disasters
December 5, 2013 - Nothing says the holidays are here like a festive display of lights - but displaying those bulbs safely is key. NYSEG is offering the following tips to customers: using only lights and extension... more

Update: Reaction on the Moreland Commission Report VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2013 - The Moreland Commission the group established by Governor Cuomo to investigate corruption in Albany released a report that gives a scathing rebuke to the culture in Albany. Commission Co-Chair... more

State Prison, Correction Executives Will Lose Company Cars
November 29, 2013 - The heads of every state prison and over a dozen other corrections executives have been stripped of their company cars. State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott investigated the Department of... more

Holiday Season Brings More Travel VIEW VIDEO
November 29, 2013 - With the holiday season upon us, many are doing some extra traveling. Local law enforcement wants to remind people how important it is to be safe on the roads. Officials say drivers must stay... more

Poll Numbers Give Support to Anti-Frackers VIEW VIDEO
November 27, 2013 - A pair of state polls show a plurality of New Yorkers oppose fracking...   A Marist poll reports 47% of adults in New York oppose the drilling technique as opposed to 37% who support it. A... more

Senator Libous to Cuomo: Stop Closures VIEW VIDEO
November 26, 2013 - Senator Tom Libous made moves Tuesday in his plans to freeze the closure of mental health facilities in the area.   Along with other local legislatures he met with the governor's office Tuesday to... more

Schumer Wants Tougher Penalties for Cellphone Spam VIEW VIDEO
November 25, 2013 - Can you hear me now?  Cut out the spam calls on cellphones, or face big fines and even jail time:   That's what New York Senator Charles Schumer wants  telemarketers who violate federal "do not... more

50 Years Later: Forensic Pathologist Tells Fox 40 JFK Shooting was Conspiracy VIEW VIDEO
November 22, 2013 - For the past half century, theories have abounded about what really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, when the President of the United States was murdered. The Warren Commission says there... more

Website Makes Shopping For Local Produce Easier VIEW VIDEO
November 22, 2013 - How about a Thanksgiving feast made up of locally grown produce? Governor Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to visit the  redesigned Pride of New York website to find where you can purchase the... more

Police Locate New Berlin Man Dead VIEW VIDEO
November 22, 2013 - Police say they have located the body of a New Berlin man who had been missing since November 7th. State Police in Norwich say they found the body of 45-year-old Daniel Reimers submerged on the... more

50 Years Later: Is Collective Memory of JFK Assassination Fading? VIEW VIDEO
November 21, 2013 - For those who are old enough to remember where they were when they heard the horrific news that the President of the United States has been  assassinated, the  memories remain fresh:   Now, so... more

Number of Jobs Reaches Record High VIEW VIDEO
November 21, 2013 - When it comes to jobs, the state has reached a record high. According to New York's Department of Labor, the state added 33,800  jobs in September and October. The .5 percent increase brings the... more

Kicking the Habit VIEW VIDEO
November 21, 2013 - If you're looking to kick the habit, Thursday was the day to give it a start. It was the 38th annual Great American Smokeout.  At UHS locations in the area there was plenty of information and... more

World Prematurity Day VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2013 - For most women, pregnancy is a very exciting time. "At first I was just in absolute shock," said Hayley Crimmons.   But some women like Hayley Crimmons face unexpected complications.   ... more

Siena Poll: Cuomo at Lowest Job Rating VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2013 - The latest Siena Poll shows Andrew Cuomo has his lowest job rating since becoming governor, with 44% giving him a positive job rating while 56% give him a negative rating. However, Cuomo handily... more

Protecting Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2013 - As temperatures cool, it's important to protect yourself from a silent  killer, carbon monoxide. NYSEG employees are urging people to use carbon monoxide detectors and check their heating systems... more

Siena Poll Shows Drop in New York Consumer Confidence VIEW VIDEO
November 8, 2013 - The latest Siena poll shows consumer confidence in New York State falling sharply, to the lowest point since December of 2011.   The index of consumer confidence dropped more than six and a half... more

Licenses Can Now be Renewed Online
November 4, 2013 - Long lines at the DMV could be a thing of the past. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday motorists will now be able to renew or replace their drivers licences online.  The State Department... more

More Accidents During Deer Mating Season VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2013 - The peak of deer mating season is also the peak of car accidents involving deer. As a result, New York State Police are urging drivers to take extra caution on the roads. Police say drivers need... more

Moreland Court Fight VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2013 - State senate Republicans are taking the group the governor created to fight corruption to court. The attorney for the senate Republican campaign committee former Homeland Security Chairman Michael... more

Tractor Trailer Carrying Waste Rolls Over in Lisle VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2013 - A stretch of road in Lisle is reopened Wednesday after an accident which involved an overturned tractor trailer loaded with municipal waste. The accident occurred Tuesday night at the intersection... more

Preventing Lead Poisoning VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2013 - Could your home be making your child sick? County officials say many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contain high levels of lead. Your home might even have plumbing with... more

FDA Cracks Down on Hydrocodone Prescriptions VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2013 - A victory Friday for a US Senator who launched a fight in January to reduce the abuse of hydrocodone. Senator Charles Schumer announced on Friday the Food and Drug Administration has approved... more

Public Weighs in on the Closure of GBHC VIEW VIDEO
October 22, 2013 - In 2001, Binghamton resident Carl Cohen had to travel to Syracuse for his son to receive inpatient psychiatric care. On Tuesday, he spoke out so others won't have to. "Family involvement in that... more

Siena Poll: Voters Want To See End to Government Corruption VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2013 - An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers believe that corruption in state government is a serious problem, and want to see efforts to root out that corruption continue.   This is according to a new... more

Schools In Running For Kelly Clarkson Concert VIEW VIDEO
October 18, 2013 - Ten local school districts are in the running for a $100,000 prize as part of the celebrate my drive contest.   The competition asks people to log on to the website and make... more

Moreland Commission Requesting More Information VIEW VIDEO
October 15, 2013 - The panel put together by the Governor and State Attorney General to investigate public corruption in Albany is putting pressure on legislative leaders to give up more information. The panel says... more

Police Seek Stabbing Suspect VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2013 - Police are looking for your help in finding a fourth suspect wanted in the stabbing of a woman during a home invasion in Cortlandville. Authorities say Devon Williams was among the four who... more

Water Drive for PA Fracking Victims VIEW VIDEO
October 11, 2013 - A dispute over water for families in Franklin Forks Pennsylvania makes it's way to Binghamton. Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan and other anti-fracking activists announced they are donating water to... more

Lupardo Wants Transparency in Fracking Health Study VIEW VIDEO
October 10, 2013 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is calling for more transparency in New York State's Health Impact Anaylsis of shale fracking. She wants a comprehensive public health impact study to be undertaken... more

Consumer Sentiment Down, Private Sector Jobs Up VIEW VIDEO
October 9, 2013 - The government shutdown in Washington could be having an effect on consumer sentiment here at home.   A new Siena College poll finds overall sentiment is down in eight of nine regions in New York... more

Perry Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud VIEW VIDEO
October 9, 2013 - An Elmira native implicated in the disappearance of his girlfriend in Florida is found guilty of insurance fraud in Broome County.   49-year-old David Perry, a former state corrections officer,... more

Government Shut Down Could Result in a $2 Billion Dollar Loss for NY VIEW VIDEO
October 9, 2013 - Governor Cuomo is saying the federal government shutdown could mean a $2 billion loss to the State of New York.   That's according to data from past recessions.  Economists are saying a default... more

Officials Honor Firefighter Appreciation Day VIEW VIDEO
October 8, 2013 - Governor Andrew Cuomo declared October 8, 2013 as Annual Firefighter Appreciation Day. This week marks fire prevention week. On Tuesday, government officials took part in the 16th Annual Fallen... more

Part of 17 Eastbound to Close Tuesday Night VIEW VIDEO
October 7, 2013 - If you plan on traveling on Route 17 Tuesday night, plan to take a detour. Starting Tuesday at 7 p.m., 17 Eastbound between the I-81 Northbound and Exit 4 will be closed for night work.  Crews... more

Hanna Donating Pay During Shutdown VIEW VIDEO
October 3, 2013 - Republican Congressman Richard  Hanna has joined a growing list of federal lawmakers who are forgoing their pay during the government shutdown. Hanna announced Thursday he will donate his pay... more

30 Million Hits on Day Two of Health Care Exchange VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2013 - Day two of New York State's Health Care Exchange and heavy traffic is still causing a hold up. The State's Health Department says the website has gotten 30 million hits, the... more

AARP urges Hanna to vote against Social Security cuts VIEW VIDEO
October 1, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- As Congressmen Richard Hanna (R - 22, NY) continues his work on Capitol Hill as part of the shutdown resolution, local AARP members were outside his office in Binghamton Tuesday.   ... more

Siena Poll: More New Yorkers Opposing Fracking VIEW VIDEO
September 30, 2013 - When it comes to fracking, the largest plurality ever is opposed to the drilling process, according to a Siena Poll.   The survey shows 45% of New Yorkers oppose the state lifting the moratorium... more

Proposed Regulations on Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
September 27, 2013 - The New York State Department of Conservation may not have made a definitive ruling on fracking,  but the agency is proposing regulations to allow for the construction and operation of new liquefied... more

Cuomo Texting Zones along New York Highways VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2013 - Texting and driving is illegal in New York State, but Governor Cuomo has announced a way to safely text on state roadways.   There will now be special texting zones along the New York State... more

Cuomo Last in Presidential Preference Poll VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2013 - If New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has presidential aspirations in 2016 he has a long way to go to get his party's nomination - this according to a new poll from CNN.   According to the survey,... more

Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente Says Syria Chemical Weapons Issue is Pretext for Larger U.S. Interests VIEW VIDEO
September 11, 2013 - Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente  says President Obama's insistence that the reason for a strike on Syria is its alleged use of chemical weapons is just a pretext for a much larger plan by the U.S.... more

Hanna Against Military Strike on Syria VIEW VIDEO
September 11, 2013 - On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the crisis in Syria saying the nation should be prepared to take military action but that he would put no boots on the... more

Victims Identified in Susquehanna Co. Plane Crash VIEW VIDEO
September 11, 2013 - The names of the victims of the fatal plane crash on labor day have been released--but no official information yet on where they were from:   The victims are identified as 73-year-old Thomas Huf... more

Landowners Released From Gas Leases VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2013 - A group of landowners which had already claimed victory in court has settled with Chesapeake Energy in a deal which releases the landowners from gas leases. The group of over 200 landowners which... more

Hanna Releases Statement on Syria VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2013 - Congressman Richard Hanna is weighing in on Syria. As of now he's not saying whether he would vote for using force. In a statement, Hanna says when a use of force resolution is finalized, he will... more

Understanding Obamacare VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2013 - With the implementation of Obamacare less than a month away, a new Harris Interactive poll shows half of American adults preparing to make decisions about health insurance still don't understand... more

Stopping for School Buses VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2013 - Tuesday is the first day of school for many in the area and that means many drivers need to show some extra patience as school buses hit the road. The Broome County Sheriff's Office will have... more

Governor Cuomo Tries To Help with Traffic Over Holiday VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2013 - Governor Cuomo is trying to remove obstacles for motorists this holiday weekend. The governor has announced most construction projects on the New York State Throughway and main routes will be... more

Higher Gas Prices Won't Affect Motorists' Holiday Travel Plans VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2013 - While the big increase in traffic is expected Friday evening,  Thursday night, we went to Love's Truck Stop off I-81, and spoke with some of the drivers stopping to fuel up, or buy food.   We... more

Right-to-Decide on Fracking Heads to Appeals Court VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2013 - The issue of whether municipalities have a right to ban fracking is not yet decided. The New York State of Appeals Court announced it will review the lower court rulings regarding the Dryden and... more

Rally for Food Stamps Funding, Higher Wages for Fast Food Workers VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2013 - They may work in the food business but they say they rely on food stamps to survive. Thursday, area residents who say they rely on the Nutrition Assistance Program joined together with former... more

AAA: Expected Increase in Labor Day Travel VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2013 - More people will be hitting the roads this Labor Day. Officials from AAA say that travel will be up 4% compared to this time last year, even with the higher gas prices. More than 34 million... more

Schumer Funding Could Bring 600 Jobs to Delaware County VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2013 - Senator Charles Schumer is trying to make a connection that would bring up to 600 jobs to Delaware County. The jobs would be created at a call center to be built in Hancock.  Schumer says he's... more

Avoiding the Freshman 15 VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2013 - Most first-year college students seem to have one thing in common, the threat of adding the dreaded freshman 15. Although officials say the average freshman weight gain is more like 7-10 pounds,... more

BU Students Head Back to Class VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2013 - The academic calendar began for Binghamton University's 16,000 students on Monday.  Included in that total are 2,600 freshman, 1,100 transfer students and almost 1,100 new graduate students, the... more

State Cracking Down on Fake State ID's VIEW VIDEO
August 21, 2013 - If you're thinking that you can get away with a fake New York State driver's license, think again.   The state has begun to issue new licenses that have more than 30 new security features, making... more

Local Officials Respond to Presidential Visit VIEW VIDEO
August 20, 2013 - While invitation by lottery to the President's visit might delight lucky students who draw the winning tickets, some local Democrats were hoping for a wider audience for the president. State... more

Anit-Frackers Respond to Cuomo's Comments VIEW VIDEO
August 20, 2013 - With Governor Cuomo making positive comments about the economic benefits of fracking in advance of President Obama's visit to Binghamton Friday, reaction continues to come in.   Obama supports... more

Pro-Frackers Happy With Cuomo's Remarks VIEW VIDEO
August 19, 2013 - Jubilant is how pro-fracking forces are describing their reaction to Governor Cuomo's remarks Monday that areas that have allowed hydrofracking have seen an economic boost. The remarks came... more

Amber Alert Ends With Two Arrests
August 16, 2013 - An amber alert in Pennsylvania ends with the arrest of two people and the reunion of a child with her mother. 39-year-old Peter Tarbox and his mother, 55-year-old Annette Williams were arrested in... more

High Number of Local Contractors' Settlements with AG VIEW VIDEO
August 15, 2013 - New York's Attorney General has settled with home improvement contractors who've done shoddy or incomplete work. And the largest number of the settlements involve contractors from the... more

Activists Planning For Possible Visit By President VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2013 - With word a bus tour by President Obama may possibly bring him to the Binghamton area next week, activists on both sides of the fracking debate are planning for the visit.   Obama has signaled... more

Obama to Visit New York VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2013 - He may be on vacation this week but President Obama will take a two-day tour next week of New York and Pennsylvania.  White house officials say the trip is to talk about his "grand bargain" for... more

Governor Announces "Speed Week" Campaign VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2013 - While speeding on the raceway was acceptable Sunday,  Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on those who push the petal to the metal off the race track. The governor announced Sunday New York... more

Schumer Supports Bill To Fight Tick-Borne Illnesses VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2013 - After two deadly tick-borne illnesses have been found in New York, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is supporting a bill that aims to increase education on tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease the... more

Is the Chesapeake Energy Fight with Landowners Over? VIEW VIDEO
August 7, 2013 - Could a fight between Chesapeake Energy and some Southern Tier landowners soon be over? A group of landowners had sued the company to get out of leases Chesapeake tried to extend using what's... more

Business Owners Skeptical of Start-Up NY VIEW VIDEO
August 7, 2013 - With the state saying the new Start-Up New York program will cost New York $323 million through March of 2017, some owners of existing businesses are sharpening their criticism.   Start-up New... more

State Warns Residents of 'Smishing Scam' VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2013 - The state is warning about a "smishing scam" in which entities send you texts claiming to be financial institutions, utility companies, or cell phone providers They also send you a phone number or... more

Checking Feet for Skin Cancer VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2013 - Skin cancer found on the foot is 50% fatal, a survival rate that is dramatically lower than when melanomas are found on other parts of the body. This, doctors say, is because when melanomas are on... more

Quinnipiac Poll: Snowden seen as Whistle Blower VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2013 - The majority of American voters believe NSA consultant Edward Snowden to be a whistle blower rather than a traitor. This according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.  55 percent of voters... more

Energy Company Selling Leases as Part of Bankruptcy VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2013 - An energy corporation forced to sell its leases in New York due to the state's de facto Moratorium on fracking. Norse Energy Corporation USA announced Tuesday it entered an order in US Bankruptcy... more

State Officials Warn Seniors of New Scam VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2013 - State officials are warning seniors to beware of a new scam offering "free" medical alert devices to the elderly. They say people posing as reps for medical device companies have called seniors... more

ATV Accident in Otsego County Leaves One Dead VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2013 - One person is dead and another injured after an ATV accident Otego in Otsego County. State police in Oneonta investigated the accident just after midnight Saturday. Police say 42-year old... more

Campaign Manager Quits; Weiner won't Withdraw VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2013 - Embattled candidate for New York City Mayor Anthony Weiner says he's staying in the race, despite the exit of his campaign manager.  Here is some reaction from our facebook friends:  (*click on video... more

Chobani Selected for USDA Pilot Program VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2013 - A company based in Chenango County will have their product be a part of nearly 31 million school lunches each month.   Chobani Greek yogurt was chosen for a United States Department of... more

Summer Break Part of Higher Unemployment Rate VIEW VIDEO
July 24, 2013 - Local unemployment rates ticked up in Binghamton last month, but one economist says there's no reason to panic. Binghamton's jobless rate is down more than an entire percentage point compared to... more

Unemployment Numbers Improve Since Last June VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2013 - The latest unemployment numbers show 7.7 percent of people remain unemployed in Binghamton, down from 8.9 percent in June of last year. However, this number is slightly higher than in May where... more

West Nile Virus Warning VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2013 - Heading outside?  Put on that mosquito repellent.   The state health commissioner urges New Yorkers to take precautions against bug bites after 20 mosquito pools throughout the state tested... more

Fatal Accident in Otsego County VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2013 - An Oneonta man is dead after an accident on Route 23 in the Otsego County Town just after 7 o'clock Tuesday morning. 62-year-old Terry Church was pronounced dead on the scene after State Police... more

Fracking Moratorium Five Years Old VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2013 - Five years ago Tuesday, then governor David Patterson signed into effect a moratorium on hydrofracking.  The fact that it's still in effect is a victory for drilling opponents, but travesty for those... more

Missing Lafayette Woman Found VIEW VIDEO
July 21, 2013 - LAFAYETTE -- After 10 days, a missing Lafayette teen is reunited with her family. State Police say 16-year-old Breyona Rice was located Saturday night in Syracuse.  She was found in good health. ... more

Lafayette State Police Report Missing Teen VIEW VIDEO
July 20, 2013 - LAFAYETTE -- A Lafayette teen is reported missing by State Police. Officers are requesting the public's help in locating 16-year-old Breyona Rice.  Breyona was last seen at her residence at 3941... more

DOE: Fracking Didn't Taint Water VIEW VIDEO
July 19, 2013 - There's another round of debate on both sides of the fracking issue. A new federal study on hydraulic fracturing released Friday, gives a boost to those who support the controversial drilling... more

The Heat and Your Mental Health VIEW VIDEO
July 18, 2013 - Despite enjoying some shade at Recreation Park on Thursday, Kari Gronros says she's spent most of her time indoors this week. "It makes me anxious because I'm eager for the weather to just go... more

Latest Unemployment Rates Shows Improvment VIEW VIDEO
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Siena Poll: Real Estate Market Rebounds VIEW VIDEO
July 17, 2013 - The New York State real estate market is rebounding. According to a Siena Research Poll, New Yorkers have a positive attitude toward buying and selling now, and in the future for the first time... more

Governor Issues Heat Advisory VIEW VIDEO
July 16, 2013 - The heat wave we've been having is getting the attention of not only health care workers but of the Governor as well. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a heat advisory Tuesday as high  temperatures... more

Keep Cool For Less VIEW VIDEO
July 16, 2013 - Can you keep cool in this weather without exceeding your energy budget? NYSEG  says you can save on air conditioning costs simply by keeping your drapes drawn and blinds down. Also, try not to... more

Local Attorney Comments on Strategy in George Zimmerman Trial. VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2013 - Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Binghamton attorney Ron Benjamin tells Fox 40 News that a strategy... more

Fatal ATV Crash in Sherburne VIEW VIDEO
July 14, 2013 - SHERBURNE -- An ATV crash in the Town of Sherburne leaves a man dead, and another man in critical condition. 25-year-old Mark Brong was driving southbound on Brown Road Saturday night.  in the... more

Siena Poll Shows Consumer Confidence Up VIEW VIDEO
July 12, 2013 - New Yorkers'  consumer sentiment is up in all areas of the state outside of New York City, including Binghamton...   In fact, in the past year, spenders' attitudes in the area is up three... more

Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of a Fallen Soldier VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2013 - Flags in state government buildings are being flown at half-staff in honor of a soldier from Barton who died in Afghanistan. The governor ordered the lowering of the flags following the death of... more

The American Red Cross Provides Supplies for Flood Victims VIEW VIDEO
July 7, 2013 - ENDICOTT -- The American Red Cross has spent the past few days distributing supplies to victims of recent flooding in nearby counties. Bulk distribution sites were set up in Herkimer, Sherburne,... more

Officers Foil Escape Plot at Elmira Correctional Facility VIEW VIDEO
July 6, 2013 - ELMIRA -- Correction officers say they have foiled a complex escape plot at the Elmira Correctional Facility. The facility was placed on lockdown Friday, and several contraband weapons were found.... more

Expected July 4th Travel VIEW VIDEO
July 3, 2013 - If you're planning on traveling by car this weekend, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind. President of AAA in Southern New York cautions driver's to do a vehicle check before... more

Cuomo on Upstate Flooding VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2013 - While at BU, Cuomo also spoke on the recent flooding he's observed across the state over the past few days. He says it's unfortunate that the state has been hit so hard by flooding in recent... more

Student Loan Rates Double VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2013 - Need a student loan?  Well, bad news.  As of Monday, rates are doubling because Congress couldn't come to an agreement. On Monday, rates doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent for any new... more

Crackdown on Texting While Driving VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2013 - State law makers are cracking down on texting and driving, instituting more severe penalties for drivers who break the law. While signing the bill into law Monday, Cuomo said it's important to... more

Staying Safe in the Heat VIEW VIDEO
June 28, 2013 - As temperatures rise, make sure you avoid the dangerous consequences of excessive heat. The American Red Cross advises you to stay hydrated, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, and avoid... more

Congressman Pushing for Tax Credit for Volunteer Responders VIEW VIDEO
June 26, 2013 - Could a tax break help grow the ranks of volunteer firefighters? Congressman Richard Hanna hopes so. He is pushing for the SERVE Act: Supporting Emergency Responders Volunteers Efforts. For every... more

Crouch seeking support for SAFE Act repeal VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2013 - PORT CRANE -- There are far too many questions on the minds of the people regarding a law that's been passed for six months. "The State Police know I have the firearm, the county knows I have it,... more

New Safety Regulations For Trucking Industry VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2013 - New safety regulations for the trucking industry go into effect Monday and it's not going over so well with drivers.   One of the mandates calls for a 30 minute break after 8 hours of driving.... more

Binghamton Ranks Among Smartest Cities VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2013 - The futures of Ithaca and Binghamton are looking bright, literally.   A new study ranks the two cities as some of the smartest in the country. Ithaca came in at number one while Binghamton... more

Broome County Housing Prices VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2013 - Have Broome County home prices gone up, or down? Depends on what set of numbers you want to believe. According to the New York State Association of Realtors, the median sales price of a home in... more

New legislation to "Start Up" NYS economy VIEW VIDEO
June 24, 2013 - VESTAL -- "Somebody once told me if you don't put the ball in play you're not going to win the game, so I applaud the Governor, we're putting the ball in play and we're going to try like heck to win... more

Governor Cuomo Discusses Start-Up New York VIEW VIDEO
June 24, 2013 - For the second time this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Binghamton University. Cuomo has signed into effect the Start-Up New York Bill.  The bill will allow all SUNY campuses to develop tax... more

Police: Fatal Crash Result of Alcohol Intoxication VIEW VIDEO
June 24, 2013 - Police say the man killed behind the wheel during a head-on collision in Dryden had a blood alcohol level almost three times the legal limit. State police say 22-year-old Isaac Miller of Freeville... more

Senator Schumer Calling for Investigation into Exploding Cell Phone Batteries VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2013 - NEW YORK -- US Senator Schumer is warning the public about a growing problem: poorly-made cell phone batteries that can explode and cause injuries. Senator Schumer says over the past two years,... more

NY Bill Increases Preschool Special Education Oversight VIEW VIDEO
June 22, 2013 - ALBANY -- There has been great concern over rising costs of education in New York.  And now state legislature has voted to increase oversight of programs for preschoolers with disabilities.  Over... more

New Gun Restrictions Won't Apply to Retired Cops VIEW VIDEO
June 21, 2013 - The state's new gun restrictions will no longer apply to retired police officers. The state senate approved a bill early Friday morning that exempts retired law enforcement officers from the... more

Assembly, Senate Debating Women's Equality Act VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2013 - In this last week of the legislative session, Governor Cuomo's 10 point Woman's Equality Act has been divided into 10 separate bills. The tenth point proposes changes to the States abortion law,... more

Libous Undergoing Second Round of Chemotherapy VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2013 - The cancer State Senator Tom Libous has been battling has spread to his lungs and he is now undergoing a second round of chemotherapy. Libous was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and... more

Arrest made in Newfield Trailer Shooting VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2013 - New York City law enforcement have arrested the man charged with shooting two men in a trailer park in Newfield.     On April 30, 2013, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to a... more

Tax Free NY Initiative Passes VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2013 - The Tax-Free New York proposal that would create tax-free zones for new businesses on SUNY campuses has been agreed to by the State Senate and Assembly, and it has a new name, Start-Up New York.   ... more

State Senate Passes Public Assistance Integrity Act VIEW VIDEO
June 18, 2013 - An act that limits where Electronic Transfer Benefit cards can be used and what they can be used to buy passed in the State Senate Tuesday. The Public Assistance Integrity Act was sponsored by... more

Last week of legislative season VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2013 - ALBANY -- The state legislature is heading into its final week of the legislative session and politicians are gearing up for some long days. Four big ticket items Governor Cuomo is pushing for... more

Siena Poll: Majority Approve of Women's Equality Act VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2013 - The majority of New York voters want to see all ten points of Governor Cuomo's Woman's Equality Act pass--this according to the latest  Siena College poll. The act includes two abortion... more

Established Businesses Question Tax Free NY Program VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2013 - CONKLIN -- Carol Yeager, who owns Gearcor in Conklin appreciates Governor Cuomo's recognition that Upstate New York's economy needs a jump start. But she doesn't think Cuomo's Tax Free New York... more

Anti-Frackers Head to Albany Monday VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- The battle continues between pro and anti-frackers. Local groups opposed to fracking will be boarding buses to Albany Monday morning for an anti-fracking and pro-renewable energy... more

UPDATE: House Explosion in Horseheads Not an Accident VIEW VIDEO
June 13, 2013 - It was no accident. Fox 40 News has learned that the natural gas explosion that ripped through a Horseheads residence was not caused by  faulty or malfunctioning equipment inside or outside the... more

Activists Focusing On Businesses Against Fracking Initiative VIEW VIDEO
June 12, 2013 - Ever since the Office of Energy Development was created, various activists and environmental groups have accused the County of really setting up an office to encourage fracking.  They say the don't... more

Cuomo proposes to make SUNY campuses tax-free VIEW VIDEO
June 11, 2013 - Will it spur new businesses or leave out already-established employers out in the cold?     Those were some of the questions a surrogate of Governor Cuomo answered at Broome Community College... more

BU to hire more faculty through grant VIEW VIDEO
June 11, 2013 - VESTAL -- Students at Binghamton University may start seeing new faculty members walking around campus.   Thanks to a $12 million grant, 36 campuses will receive funding to increase the amount of... more

Libous: Casino fee is too high VIEW VIDEO
June 11, 2013 - Just last week, Governor Cuomo released his plan to bring full blown casinos to the state.   But as Fox 40 has reported, Tioga Downs Owner Jeff Gural says the $50  million dollar upfront fee is... more

Staten Island Man Arrested In Vestal Paving Scam VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2013 - Police have arrested a Staten Island man for a driveway paving scam in Vestal. Vestal police say Jeremy John, 42, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for grand larceny after an investigation of... more

Pushing For Fair Elections In New York State VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2013 - Are New York State elections fair? Some say no, and want public financing of campaigns to help level the playing field. With time running out in the legislative session, Citizen Action is trying... more

New York Voters Back Cuomo on Abortion VIEW VIDEO
June 6, 2013 - The majority of voters support Governor Cuomo's proposal to allow late term abortions if a woman's health is at risk. According to the most recent Quinnipiac Poll, 67 percent of voters support the... more

Lupardo: Silver Shouldn't Resign VIEW VIDEO
June 6, 2013 - Donna Lupardo said she doesn't believe Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should resign. On Wednesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll which showed that 51 percent of New Yorkers want to see... more

Siena Poll: New Yorkers More Confident VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2013 - Consumer confidence soared nationwide last month  --New  York's climbed as well, but not by nearly as much:   The latest Siena Research Poll shows that the nation's index of consumer confidence... more

Poll: Assembly Speaker Silver Should Resign VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2013 - The majority of New Yorkers want Sheldon Silver out as Assembly Speaker...   And one local member of the Assembly agrees. A new poll from Quinnipiac University found 51 percent of New Yorkers... more

Cuomo Introduces Women's Equality Act VIEW VIDEO
June 4, 2013 - Alongside members of the Women's Equality Coalition, Governor Cuomo introduced The Women's Equality Act Legislation on Tuesday. It's a ten point agenda that's aimed at restoring gender equality... more

BCC earns SUNY 2020 grant VIEW VIDEO
June 4, 2013 - As part of round two of Governor Cuomo's SUNY 2020 Plan, BCC will continue to see more upgraded facilities.   Four plans were approved for the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program.  As part of the... more

Lupardo's Constituents Weigh In On Fracking VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2013 - The results are in and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says most of her constituents don't want the state to move forward with fracking - at least not right now. Lupardo says 25 percent want to... more

Texting and Driving Proposal Would Stiffen Penalties VIEW VIDEO
May 31, 2013 - Law enforcers say it can be a dangerous as drinking while driving--so, on Friday Governor Cuomo proposed harsher penalties for texting while behind the wheel...   The law would increase the... more

Pro and Anti-Fracking Documentaries to be Shown Same Night VIEW VIDEO
May 31, 2013 - Gasland:  the sequel: That's what Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan and local anti-fracking groups will be viewing on Wednesday. The documentary--critical of the fracking industry--is a follow up to... more

Natural Gas Development Forum VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2013 - The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, a group which wants to see fracking allowed in New York State, held a panel discussion in Albany on Thursday. The group says it wants to debunk what it... more

Natural Gas Forum Thursday In Albany VIEW VIDEO
May 29, 2013 - Dispelling myths about natural gas development--that will be the theme of a forum in Albany on Thursday hosted by pro-fracking groups.  Members of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York say... more

DMV Urges Caution When Buying Flood Cars
May 28, 2013 - Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a consumer alert Tuesday cautioning New Yorkers against buying cars damaged by Superstorm Sandy.   There are approximately 400,000 vehicles that were flooded as a... more

Vestal Superintendent reacts to budget approval VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2013 - VESTAL -- It's been a stressful time for area school boards, but with this year's budget season now behind us, the districts are already planning for the next school year.     Tuesday night at a... more

Governor Warns Against Buying Flood Damaged Cars. VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2013 - Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a consumer alert Tuesday cautioning New Yorkers against buying cars damaged by Superstorm Sandy. There are approximately 400,000 vehicles that were flooded as a result... more

Police Chase Starts with Vehicles, ends on Foot VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2013 - A police chase that started by car and ended on foot, landed an Elmira man in Chemung County jail.   Sheriffs responded to a  911 hang up call from a residence at 4:02 am Saturday. 29-year-old... more

Pet of the Week: Beefy "T" VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2013 - This week's Pet of the Week is Beefy! Beefy is a 2-year old American Staffordshire Terrier who defies any reputation this breed may have. Beefy is a very lovable boy who gets along with... more

Memorial Day Travel Down From Last Year VIEW VIDEO
May 24, 2013 - Are you traveling this Memorial Day weekend?  If you're not, you're not alone.   According to AAA,  Memorial Day travel is down slightly from last year, just one percent,  despite gas prices being... more

Troop C Honors Fallen Officers VIEW VIDEO
May 23, 2013 - The 16 officers from State Police Troop "C" in Sidney lost in the line of duty were honored Thursday at the troop's annual Memorial Day service. One of the themes of the day was that once someone... more

Senate Passes Buy From The Backyard Act VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2013 - A new bill passed in the Senate on Wednesday aims to support locally-grown food and boost the local economy.   The "Buy From The Backyard Act" requires state agencies with food contracts to buy... more

Local and State unemployment numbers improve VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2013 - Improving job numbers in Binghamton and throughout New York State.   Binghamton's unemployment rate last month was 7.8%.  That is a drop from 8.8% in March and from 8.2% in April of 2012.  Eight... more

Siena Poll: Voters think more gov't corruption arrests likely VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2013 - ALBANY -- Governor Cuomo says New York State government is working again, and a new Siena Poll shows that half of voters agree with him. But, when asked how they felt about state government in... more

"Click it, or Ticket" patrols increasing VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2013 - If it's not second nature to you already, think of it this way, buckling up your seat belt is not only safe, it's the law.   With Memorial Day approaching local authorities will be beefing up... more

Locals Feeling Lucky in Powerball Jackpot VIEW VIDEO
May 18, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- Now imagine being able to pay off all those student loans. Well if you win Saturday's Powerball lottery-- you can-- and then some. It is Powerball's biggest jackpot in history:... more

Peace Group Concerned about Drones VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2013 - the spreading use of drones-- the Broome County Peace Action group is worried about that--   And Tuesday night,  a man  who just returned from a ten day stay in jail for protesting drones at... more

Drug Arrests in Bradford County VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2013 - Also in Bradford County a number of law enforcement agencies issued 61 warrants on 42 suspects as part of a massive drug operation. The arrest warrants were for possession with intent to deliver... more

12 Hour Stand Off in South Waverly VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2013 - A South Waveryly man is in custody after an 12 hour standoff with police. Police say the call came in around 11:00 Monday night. They say Timothy Murphy of 44 Williams Street in South Waverly... more

Gillibrand introduces militrary sexual assault legislation VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2013 - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues to try to build momentum for her bill that would change how sexual assaults in the military are prosecuted. Her legislation is calling for sexual... more

Greene Man Faces Rape Charges VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2013 - State police in Norwich have charged a Town of Greene man with rape. Police say they arrested 50 year old Martin Nowalk on Thursday after an investigation of alleged inappropriate contact with a... more

Governor Cuomo Calls to Expand Abortion Rights VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2013 - Governor Cuomo's Reproductive Health Act proposes making abortion a subsection of the Public Health Law, as it is currently the only medical procedure in the state that is treated as part of the... more

Assemblywoman Weighs In On Corruption Cases VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2013 - For years, a debate has raged in New York and across the country about the corrupting influence of campaign contributions. In the past several weeks, there have been multiple arrests of state... more

Cell Phone Thefts On The Rise VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2013 - Smart phones, tablets, all pieces of technology that are supposed to make life more convenient. But do they also make you a target for thieves? According to the Federal Communications Commission,... more

Governor Announces Largest Tourism Campaign In Decades VIEW VIDEO
May 9, 2013 - The governor is also making another effort that will benefit the Southern Tier, economically, as well as  every part of the state. On Thursday, he announced the launch of New York's largest... more

Homicide-Suicide in Bradford County VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2013 - A Homicide-Suicide is the ruling in the shooting deaths of two people in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.   The bodies were discovered Sunday morning in a residence at 360 Main Street in Canton... more

Activists Write Governor Cuomo on Health Impact Study VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2013 - Anti-fracking activists continue to barrage Governor Cuomo with calls for a health impact study of the drilling process. More than a thousand letters requesting the study have been sent within the... more

Economic Trends Forecast Weighs In On Jobless Rate VIEW VIDEO
May 3, 2013 - The news of a stock market surge, and a dropped in the jobless rate was received without much enthusiasm from trends forecaster Gerald Celente, of Kingston, New York. Celente says its a false... more

Severe Weather Awareness Wrap Up VIEW VIDEO
May 3, 2013 - Irene and Lee were milestones many of us in this area would like to forget, but as devastating as catastrophic flooding is, it can also be seen as a learning tool.  Flooding is the number one... more

Preparing for Severe Weather; Tornados VIEW VIDEO
May 2, 2013 - Tornadoes violent column of air tearing off roofs snapping trees like toothpicks and flying debris.  It's no force to reckon with. Which is why you must take a tornado watch seriously. That... more

Booker Charged With Assaulting Corrections Officer VIEW VIDEO
May 1, 2013 - The man convicted of seven charges for his shooting of Ithaca police officer Anthony Augustine,  is now charged with an assault inside the Tompkins County Jail--in which a corrections officer was... more

Lawmakers propose raising smoking age VIEW VIDEO
April 29, 2013 - Following the recent announcement from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State is now also planning on raising the legal smoking age to 21.     Right now across the state, the legal... more

Eva Zaccaria's Pre-Fight Update VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2013 - Eva Zaccaria checked in with Fox 40 shortly before Jon Bones Jones entered the... more

Fire Stations Open Doors For "RecruitNY" VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2013 - Fire stations across New York opened their doors to the public on Saturday, hoping to gain some new volunteers.   The Vestal Fire Department was one of the stations that participated in... more

Fraud and Tax Evasion Conviction VIEW VIDEO
April 25, 2013 - It's 24 weekends of jail, and five years supervised release for a Deposit man who's admitted to stealing more than $500,000 from 100 business clients. 43 year old William Stiles stands convicted... more

Recall Elections for Legislators? VIEW VIDEO
April 24, 2013 - If you don't like what your state representative or senator is doing --or not doing for you in Albany, should you be able to recall him --or her? Just days after polls showed an overwhelming... more

Siena Poll: Nine out of Ten say Corruption in NY is a Serious Problem VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2013 - One third of New Yorkers believe that their legislator could be arrested, and 81% say more arrests of state lawmakers for corruption are likely.   That's the result of a new Siena... more

Verdict is in For Man Accused of Shooting Ithaca Police Officer VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2013 - The man accused of shooting Ithaca police Officer Anthony Augustine  reportedly smiled when the jury's verdict was read to him. That's because Jamel Booker was not convicted of the most serious... more

Fracking Supporters Kicked out of Gasland 2 Premiere VIEW VIDEO
April 21, 2013 - NEW YORK CITY -- About a dozen local supporters of fracking were kicked out of the Sunday night premiere of Gasland 2 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Josh Fox's much anticipated sequel to... more

Watertown Resident Speaks With Fox 40 VIEW VIDEO
April 19, 2013 - Fox 40 News spoke with a Watertown, MA resident who lived a quarter mile away from Thursday night's shootout between the bombing suspects and police.  That shoot out left an MIT police officer dead... more

Federal Double Tax Proposal VIEW VIDEO
April 19, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- Could a proposal in Washington mean thousands less in the pockets of New Yorkers? The proposal would keep taxpayers from deducting their state and local tax liability from their... more

Standardized Tests Begin Tuesday VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2013 - Begining on Tuesday, students in grades three through eight throughout the area will start taking a series of standardized tests focusing on English, language arts and math. Officials actually... more

New Gun Laws In Effect Monday VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2013 - The limitations on handgun magazine capacity as a result of the New York SAFE Act went into effect Monday. The new law limits concealed carriers to a ten round magazine that can have up to seven... more

SAFE Act Provisions Go Into Affect Monday
April 14, 2013 - Some provisions in the New York Secure Ammunition and Fire Arms Enforcement Act go into affect on Monday. Originally the SAFE Act prohibited the sale of 10 round magazines, but the New York... more

New York Destination Imagination State Finals VIEW VIDEO
April 13, 2013 - ENDICOTT -- Hundreds of students from all over the state put their creativity to the test Saturday. Nearly 60 teams of elementary, middle, and high school students competed in the New York State... more

Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente: Dollar Could Lose Reserve Status VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2013 - For many decades now, the dollar has been the world's reserve currency-- and it has keep the U.S. economy strong. But that might he changing. Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente says it's very... more

Drill Baby Drill Documentry Shown in Endicott VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2013 - "Drill, Baby Drill" -- a documentary film, was shown in Endicott Friday evening. --it is a cautionary tale of what the film maker says are the dangers of fracking:   The  film is set  on two... more

Prosecution Continues for Jamel Booker VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2013 - The prosecution continued on Thursday calling witnesses in day two of the trial of the man accused of shooting an Ithaca police officer. Jamel Booker is accused of shooting Anthony Augustine after... more

Cuomo Proposes Tougher Corruption Laws VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2013 - Clamping down on corruption?  In Albany?  A tall order, maybe, but in the wake of  corruption scandals involving former State senate President Malcolm Smith and an assemblyman from the Bronx,... more

Activists: Equal Pay for Women Still Lagging VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2013 - A half century after it was passed by Congress, the National Equal Pay Act still hasn't fulfilled its promise, according to groups of local  activists:   The Women 's Equality Coalition gathered... more

Preston announces Climate Smart Communities Pledge VIEW VIDEO
April 8, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- Broome County officials say they will soon actively encourage smart sustainable growth through it's energy policy.   County Executive Debbie Preston (R) announced Monday a plan to... more

Poll Shows Consumer Confidence Is Down VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2013 - A new Siena Poll shows New York State's index of consumer confidence-- or sentiment--decreased by 2.8 points while the nation's index increased one point.   The numbers were up for cars/truck and... more

Unemployment Rate Down In Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2013 - While consumer confidence might have slipped in New York State as a whole ----could a small dip in the unemployment rate and slight uptick in private-sector job growth mean a turnaround in the local... more

NYSUT Has Hopes for Better State Funding for Education VIEW VIDEO
April 1, 2013 - Could we be turning a corner when it comes to state funding of education? The state's largest teachers union says that's a real possibility. NYSUT, or the New York State Union of Teachers, sees... more

Fatal Fire in Sidney Ruled Accidental VIEW VIDEO
April 1, 2013 - Officials say a fatal fire in Sidney last Wednesday has been ruled accidental. The early-morning blaze at seven Clinton Street claimed the life of 33-year-old David Ruling. Ruling lived in the... more

State Police Encourage Drivers To "Move Over" VIEW VIDEO
March 29, 2013 - State Police are cracking down on drivers who do not slow down when they see emergency or hazard vehicles on the side of the road.  From April first through the seventh--there will be increased... more

State Budget Adds More to Education than Expected VIEW VIDEO
March 29, 2013 - The budget does add almost a billion dollars more in education funding than Governor Cuomo had originally called for. Included in that statewide increase is about six million dollars more for... more

Budget Cuts Money Towards Agencies for Developmental Disabilities VIEW VIDEO
March 29, 2013 - Many members of the assembly spoke out against one part of the budget 90 million in cuts to agencies that service those with developmental disabilities. Cuomo's budget originally called for $120... more

Lupardo Says Assembly Should Pass Budget After Midnight VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2013 - On Thursday night,  the state budget continues heading toward final passage before the April 1st deadline.  From Albany, State Representative Donna Lupardo tells us that she expects Assembly... more

Assembly Will Pass Budget Thursday VIEW VIDEO
March 27, 2013 - The state Assembly will vote Thursday on the state budget--this after the state Senate passed the $135 billion spending plan early Wednesday morning.   The assembly is expected to pass the budget... more

Libous announces aid for U-E VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2013 - State Senator Tom Libous says there's a sweet deal from Albany on school funding for the Union-Endicott School District. Speaking with Fox 40 Tuesday evening, Libous says he's secured money for... more

Diabetes Alert Day VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2013 - March 26th is Diabetes Alert Day and about 7-million Americans go undiagnosed and unaware of the risks. The American Diabetes Association is urging Americans to find out if they are at risk for... more

Changes to New York SAFE Act VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2013 - Some changes to the New York SAFE Act is being hailed by local gun shop owners. Originally the act prohibited the sale of 10 round magazines, but recently the New York Budget Bill suspended this... more

New York State Budget Under Wraps? VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2013 - In Albany, state lawmakers continue to head toward another early passage of a budget. Senator Tom Libous tells us that the senate has already passed three spending bills, and he expects the budget... more

Ryan, Rennia call for return to 50/50 Sales Tax split VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- It was a hot button issue during the county executive race, and now, the issue of the 50/50 sales tax split is resurfacing.   Of the 8% sales tax you pay, New York State takes 4%... more

Senator Libous On The State Budget VIEW VIDEO
March 24, 2013 - After coming to a tentative agreement on Wednesday-- law makers were expected to finalize the $135 billion dollar state budget on Monday.  However written reports suggest they will be negotiating... more

Quinnipiac Poll Shows New York Voters Oppose Fracking VIEW VIDEO
March 20, 2013 - A number of elected officials have express support for hydrofacking, which they hope would add badly-needed revenues to state and local coffers. But now, for the first time ever, it appears that... more

Libous Says Lawmaker Close to Delivering Budget, Minimum Wage Hike VIEW VIDEO
March 19, 2013 - In Albany, lawmakers are close to a deal on the budget, according to State Senator Tom Libous. The 136 billion dollar spending plan includes a hike in the state's minimum wage, currently set at... more

Gun Advocates Appeal New York Safe Act VIEW VIDEO
March 18, 2013 - Gun rights advocates are appealing a court decision that struck down their efforts to repeal the New York Safe Act, the state's latest gun-control law. Over 1,200 plaintiffs have appealed the... more

Burn Ban Now In Effect VIEW VIDEO
March 16, 2013 - A reminder to area residents, starting Saturday, May 16, residential brush burning is prohibited. The ban is in effect until May 14th.  DEC officials say the lack of green vegetation combined... more

Herkimer Stand-off Ends in Gunfire and Death VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2013 - Police and FBI agents ended a standoff in Herkimer Thursday morning by killing the man they say is responsible for shooting four people to death on Wednesday.     Tactical teams moved into an... more

Town of Herkimer Shooting VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2013 - Police believe a gunman who shot four people dead Wednesday morning in Herkimer County remains in a building on North Main Street in Herkimer. Police suspect the gunman is 64 year old Kurt... more

Fiala Supports Increase in Minimum Wage VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2013 - The debate over raising the minimum wage involves many complaints from small businesses that boosting the wage will make it harder to run a small business, and hire more people:   But today,... more

Schumer Announces Federal Action Will Be Taken to Reduce Number of Trucks Striking Bridges VIEW VIDEO
March 11, 2013 - After months of work with regulators and truck organizations, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced on Monday the federal government will take action to reduce the number of trucks striking bridges... more

New York Sees January Job Growth VIEW VIDEO
March 8, 2013 - January marked the 17th straight month of private sector job growth here in New York, a state record. Unfortunately for binghamton, that job growth was mostly in the New York City area, and not... more

MMA in New York State? VIEW VIDEO
March 8, 2013 - Well on Wednesday the New York Senate approved a bill allowing professional MMA competition in the state, but what will the assembly decide? Local representatives in the New York Assembly spoke... more

Senator Libous on Disability Funding Cuts VIEW VIDEO
March 8, 2013 - Senator Libous is speaking out in favor of restoring millions of dollars in state funding for people with developmental disabilities. Agencies throughout the state are facing millions in cuts in... more

Downstate Consumer Sentiment Higher than Upstate VIEW VIDEO
March 6, 2013 - Consumers' attitude towards the economy is up in both the state and the nation. According to the latest Siena Research Poll, consumers are above the break even point at which they are more... more

Minimum Wage Could Be Raised in New York VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2013 - In Albany, the speaker of the state assembly said his chamber will pass a minimum wage hike. Sheldon Silver said the proposal would raise the wage from its current $7.25 cents and hour, to $9... more

More Health Studies for Fracking? VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2013 - Intrigue in Albany could set the clock back on fracking in New York State. Last year the assembly passed a bill calling for a moratorium on the drilling practice. But that effort stalled in... more

Pilot Anti-Child Abuse Program VIEW VIDEO
March 1, 2013 - A local agency has been selected to be one of the first sites in New York to kick off a new anti-child sex abuse campaign. The Crime Victims Assistance Center in Binghamton will use the "Enough... more

UPDATE - Suspect in CVS robbery apprehended VIEW VIDEO
February 28, 2013 - UPDATE According to police, John Malowsky, 62, was arrested by the Tioga County Sheriff's Department in connection with Thursday night's armed robbery of an Owego CVS. Reports state that... more

Locals React to Pope's Resignation VIEW VIDEO
February 28, 2013 - Pope Benedict the Sixteenth officially resigned Thursday as of 2 p.m. eastern time. His resignation made history as this is the first time in six centuries a pope has resigned. Some local... more

Newark Valley Meth Lab Bust VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2013 - Newark Valley - Six people are behind bars after a search warrant lead police to a meth lab in Newark Valley. Police agencies in Tioga County seized an active methamphetamine lab from a home on... more

Landowners seek to sue state VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2013 - A landowner's group is getting ready to sue New York over it's refusal to permit the drilling process. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York announced that it is looking for plaintiffs in a... more

Sundstrom Case Update: Husband's Remains In Barrel VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2013 - The details are becoming more lurid in the investigation into the Walton fire, in which authorities say Debra Sundstrom committed suicide after shooting her dog. The weapon was a 30-30 caliber... more

Fatal Crash in Afton VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2013 - Police say the driver involved in a fatal Sunday morning crash in Afton is charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, and Driving While Intoxicated. Investigators say 22 year old Ryan Lewis lost control... more

Gas Price Gouging Hotline Lauched, as Pump Prices Rise VIEW VIDEO
February 22, 2013 - As gas prices continue to rise, Governor Cuomo has directed  New York's Division of Consumer Protection to  launch a hotline, for New Yorkers to report suspected price  gouging at gas stations:   ... more

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Talks About the Sequester VIEW VIDEO
February 22, 2013 - The big issue in front of congress right now is the Sequester. The round of mandatory spending cuts set to take effect March 1st if congress can't reach a deal to avoid them. Sequestration... more

NYSUT sues over property tax cap VIEW VIDEO
February 20, 2013 - The State's Teachers' Union is suing New York over the property tax cap.   NYSUT is suing over the state's two-percent tax cap which the legislature passed in 2011. NYSUT claims it gives some... more

More Arrests in Mail Theft/Check Cashing Ring VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2013 - Six more defendents charged in a stolen mail/counterfeit check cashing ring pled guilty in federal court. They were part of a criminal operation that spanned Syracuse, Binghamton and Oswego.   ... more

Trends Forecaster Predicted Currency Wars VIEW VIDEO
February 15, 2013 - If you've been following Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente, --you know,  that for years he's been talking about a progression of events in a worsening economy--currency wars--trade wars-- and finally,... more

Asteroid Explodes Over Russia Injuring Hundreds VIEW VIDEO
February 15, 2013 - The asteroid passed by the earth Friday afternoon, without any catastrophic consequences. However, in what scientists are calling an unrelated event, on Friday, nearly one thousand people were... more

Sex Offender Accused of Contact with Minor VIEW VIDEO
February 15, 2013 - A 48-year-old level three sex offender is under arrest, and accused of having sexual contact with an eight-year-old female. Leslie Hill of Willet New York is charged with sexual abuse in the first... more

Town of Sanford Sued Over Banned Public Comment VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2013 - A pair of groups are suing the Town of Sanford over it's ban of public comment on fracking at town board meetings. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy are... more

Local Catholics React to Pope's Resignation VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2013 - Many of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics were shocked at Pope Benedict's resignation this morning, including those in the Southern Tier. The 85-year-old pope says he no longer has the physical... more

Possible Fracking Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2013 - A local landowners group is threatening a lawsuit if the state misses a February 27th deadline to release fracking regulations. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York says further delay would... more

Winter Storm Hits Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- The New York State Department of Transportation tells Fox 40 that the first snow plow hit the roads shortly after 2 pm on Friday.     But crews began preparing at 2:00am Friday,... more

Fracknation screening set for Sunday VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- People on the fence about fracking will have a chance to watch the new documentary Fracknation.   The Joint Landowners Coalition is holding a private screening of Phelim McLeer's... more

NYSEG Tips for the Storm VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2013 - NYSEG is reminding you of ways you can be ready for the storm. Keep flashlights, a battery-powered radio or TV and fresh batteries handy.    Have at least one telephone that is not dependent... more

Both Sides Gear Up Awaiting Decision on Fracking VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2013 - One week out from what could be a critical deadline in the battle over fracking in New York State, both sides are mobilizing their efforts...   The state DEC needs to publish its fracking... more

Health Rally opposing Fracking VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2013 - The day after DEC Commissioner implied the state could miss a regulatory deadline that could extend New York's moratorium on fracking.  Anti-fracking activists are keeping the pressure on.   Joe... more

Gas Prices on Rise VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2013 - The new year has brought a new bump in gas prices.  The cost of a gallon of regular unleaded in New York is $3.86 per gallon, up from $3.72 in the last month.   While, the national average is... more

Siena Poll on Hydrofracking VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2013 - Like those in the rest of the state, upstate and Southern Tier residents remain just about evenly split on the issue of hydrofracking. That, according to a new Siena College Poll. It finds that... more

Fracking Deadline to be Missed? VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2013 - While residents remain divided, a decision on whether the state will proceed with fracking could come later, rather than sooner. New York's DEC Commissioner says the state might miss its deadline... more

Go Red for Women Movement VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2013 - You might have noticed a lot of red on Friday that's because it's National Wear Red Day to help raise awareness on women's heart disease. For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease as... more

Lesko: Why Isn't Corzine in Jail VIEW VIDEO
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Many Pay Respects to Fire Fighter Pocari VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2013 - Firefighters from across the country and Canada were in Owego this weekend to pay respects to Owego Fire Captain Matthew Pocari. Pocari died last week while responding to a fire in Newark Valley.... more

Arrangements Set to Honor Fallen Owego Firefighter VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2013 - Details on arrangements to honor fallen Owego firefighter Matthew Porcari have now been made. Porcari died on Monday night battling a blaze in Newark Valley. Calling hours will be held... more

Schumer Inaug Remarks VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2013 - A prominent New York Senator was prominent  during inaugaral activities Monday at the capitol--   In Statuary Hall, at a luncheon in honor of President Obama and Vice President Biden, New York... more

Rollover Accident on I-88 VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2013 - Two people escape serious injury after a one-car accident Monday morning on Interstate 88, in Harpursville. Just before eleven o'clock, between Exits Six and Seven a car rolled over from the west... more

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2013 - Almost a half century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his memorable "I have a dream" speech his message of equality for all still inspires generations beyond his own. "It's definitely... more

Dealing with the Upcoming Cold Weather VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2013 - It was cold in Washington and colder still here at home. And the Mercury is going to continue to drop. With temperatures expected to be in single digits at times this week, and wind chills... more

Siena Poll Shows Cuomo Still Riding High VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2013 - A new Siena Research poll shows that governor Cuomo is still riding high with voters, as he begins  his third year in office.   His favorability rating is 71 percent,  a point lower than last... more

Unemployment Numbers Show Job Increase in NY
January 17, 2013 - The state's economy is in a bit better shape job-wise, according to the latest figures--   More than 34-thousand private sector jobs were added in December. that sent the unemployment rate down... more

UPDATE: Local reaction to New York Safe Act VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2013 - Within an hour of its passage by both houses, Governor Cuomo signs the nation's toughest gun control legislation. New York is now the first state in the country to tighten gun restrictions since... more

New York Set to Pass Tougher Gun Restrictions VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2013 - New York is now the first state in the country to tighten gun restrictions since the Newtown school shooting in December. Governor Cuomo signed the New York Safe Act late Tuesday afternoon soon... more

Senate Says Yes; NY Heading Toward Passage of Tough Gun Law VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2013 - Late Monday evening, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature appeared to be on their way toward passage of what could be the toughest gun control legislation in the nation.   A tentative deal... more

State's Premature Birth Rate Dropping VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2013 - There's some good news on the health front--   New York's rate of premature birth is dropping--meaning that hundreds of infants are getting a better start on life. The State's Department of... more

Former County Executive Pushes Governor's Economic Plan VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2013 - Former Broome County Executive Barbara Fiala returned to the area Thrusday to push the agenda laid out by Governor Cuomo in Wednesday's State of the State Address. Fiala stressed Cuomo's focus on... more

Addiction Recovery Expert: Proceed with Casinos Cautiously VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2013 - Not everyone is ready to roll the dice on upstate casinos at least not yet. One expert who specializes in gambling addiction says we need to proceed cautiously. Lesa Densmore is a local... more

UPDATE: Cuomo's Ambitious State of the State VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2013 - New York can lead the way-- that's what Governor Cuomo says about the new gun control restrictions he's proposing-- they'd be the toughest in the nation. Fox 40's Ali Warner was in Albany Wednesday,... more

CROUCH: Tazers in Schools VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2013 - The governor's call for tighter gun control has generated a variety of proposed measures to keep schools safe:   Following the governor's State of the State speech Wednesday, Assemblyman Clifford... more

State of the State Address VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2013 - Most ambitious agenda yet in his three State of the State addresses. That's how Governor Cuomo described what he wants done as he heads toward re-election and a possible presidential bid in... more

Gillibrand, Hanna address gun control VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2013 - OWEGO -- In the Southern Tier today, Congressman Richard Hanna and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were asked for their take on renewed calls for gun control:     Hanna, considered a moderate... more

Gillibrand, Hanna call for weatherization funding VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2013 - With winter weather upon us, it's that time of year that heating bills sky rocket. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmen Richard Hanna were in Owego today, urging the president to increase... more

Cuomo to deliver State of the State Address VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2013 - Albany is getting ready to hear Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address tomorrow.   Both Democrats and Republicans expect the governor to highlight progress made with the state's budget, and... more

Shooter's alleged gun buyer pleads not guilty VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2013 - The Rochester woman charged with helping a gunman obtain weapons used to shoot four volunteer firefighters and killing two, plead not guilty in court today.   Dawn Nguyen, 24, is accused of... more

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