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Vestal Chosen As Key Location For Strategic Fuel Reserves VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2014 - Vestal has been chosen  as one of six upstate locations that will house strategic fuel reserves.     Governor Cuomo says having the fuel reserves at six key locations will help ensure that... more

Democratic Challenger For State Senate Criticizes Senator Libous VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2014 - The Democrat challenging State Senator Tom Libous is once again making an issue of the number of debates her race has had, now criticizing Libous for turning down an invitation to debate at... more

Senator Charles Schumer Speaks NY State Faulty Guardrails VIEW VIDEO
October 27, 2014 - Could potentially deadly construction be putting drivers in upstate New York at risk? Senator Charles Schumer says at least five deaths have been linked to a faulty guardrail component called "ET... more

Assemblywoman Urges Voters to Pass Proposition Two VIEW VIDEO
October 27, 2014 - Saying the State Legislature is drowning in paperwork, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is urging voters to pass proposition two. The proposition would amend the state constitution to allow legislators... more

Mayor David Attends Conference on City Design VIEW VIDEO
October 27, 2014 - Binghamton Mayor Rich David discussed plans on economic development at a conference at Syracuse University this past week. David was one of eight mayors, and the only New York State mayor present... more

Oneonta Mayor Commits Suicide VIEW VIDEO
October 26, 2014 - Oneonta Mayor Richard Miller is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Otsego county coroner says, the mayor was found sitting in a chair inside his garage on maple street.... more

Congressman Hanna Says More Needs To Be Done To Contain Ebola VIEW VIDEO
October 24, 2014 - After a New York City doctor tested positive for Ebola, Congressman Richard Hanna is calling for an immediate travel ban from affected West African countries. In a statement, the Republican... more

New York State Has First Ebola Patient VIEW VIDEO
October 23, 2014 - New York State has its first Ebola patient. Health officials say a physician in New York City has tested positive for the Ebola virus. Officials say the physician from Doctors Without Borders ... more

Cuomo Announces NY's First "Green Bank" Transactions
October 22, 2014 -

New York's state-operated green financial institution has been up and running for over a year, but on Wednesday Governor Cuomo announced the first round green bank funded energy projects, with... more


Governor Cuomo Signs CPR in Schools Bill VIEW VIDEO
October 22, 2014 - Could New York join 19 other states that require students to be CPR trained? The American Heart Association is hopeful as Governor Cuomo signed the CPR in Schools Bill Tuesday. The law would... more

Possible Change in High School Graduation Requirements VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2014 - New York State may be less strict about the high school graduation requirements for next year.   The state board is looking into making a change for students to have the option of not taking a... more

National School Bus Safety Week Begins Monday VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2014 - 2.3 million children ride school buses in New York State every day. To help keep them safe, officials want drivers to know how important it is to stop for buses that have red lights flashing. It... more

New Legislation to Eliminate 2 Local Agencies VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2014 - Governor Cuomo signed legislation Monday that will eliminate 36 groups that he calls "ghost authorities" across New York State, including two in our area.     The legislation will terminate either... more

SUNY Taking Additional Precautions To Deal With Ebola
October 17, 2014 - After Governor Cuomo outlined the states plan on how it will handle an Ebola outbreak, the Chancellor of SUNY campuses says its taking additional precautionary measures to ensure its students and... more

Anti-Frackers Call For A Renewed Moratorium On Gas Drilling VIEW VIDEO
October 16, 2014 - Saying a new and growing body of science is raising serious concerns about the health effects of fracking, anti-fracking activists renewed their call for a moratorium on the gas drilling practice. ... more

New York State Prepares To Treat Potential Ebola Patients VIEW VIDEO
October 16, 2014 - As the Ebola virus infects another Texas health care worker this week, here in New York State, Officials are working to ensure that the state is prepared to treat potential patients with ebola.   ... more

Governor Cuomo to Begin Initiative to End AIDS Epidemic in New York VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2014 - Could the number of HIV-AIDS infections eventually go down to zero? That's the goal --  Governor Cuomo is trying to implement a plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State.     The... more

First Multi-State Heroin Task Force VIEW VIDEO
October 8, 2014 - New York is joining forces with Pennsylvania and other states to combat the heroin crisis in the Northeast. Officials say it will be the first multi-state heroin task force, and will allow top... more

NY Honors Two Fallen Firefighters VIEW VIDEO
October 7, 2014 - Two local firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty were honored by the state today.    The names of Owego Fire Captain Matthew Porcari, who was killed in a blaze in January of 2013,... more

Did Cuomo Administration Alter Methane Study? VIEW VIDEO
October 7, 2014 - Did the Cuomo Administration alter and delay a report studying methane in water wells? According to a report by Capitalnewyork.com, yes.   The 2011 federal study was commissioned by the Cuomo... more

Airlines See Smaller Seating, Is Binghamton Affected? VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2014 - Airline seats are getting smaller. According to a USA Today article, a rash of air-incidents comes from smaller seating, limited leg room and claiming that middle arm rest -- but are we having... more

Federal Funding On Its Way To Help Agriculture Industry VIEW VIDEO
October 3, 2014 - Federal funding has been announced to help New York's growing agriculture industry.   All of five-plus million dollars in USDA money will be aimed at growing and supporting the specialty crop... more

Sienna Poll Shows Governor Cuomo Ahead VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2014 - Election day is less than five weeks away and in the race for New York State Governor a new Siena poll shows incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo with a 29 point lead over his Republican... more

Traditions Casino Development Plan Gets Approved VIEW VIDEO
October 1, 2014 - Traditions Casino and Resort may still be waiting to learn its future from New York's Gaming Commission. But tonight, developers got the green light from the town of union to move ahead with the... more

NYS Senate Candidates Square-Off in Forum Before Election VIEW VIDEO
September 30, 2014 - The two candidates running for state senate in the 52nd district went head to head in Binghamton Tuesday. Anndrea Starzak and Senator Tom Libous laid out their priorities if elected. Both sides... more

Democratic Headquarters Hold "Meet the Candidates Night" VIEW VIDEO
September 25, 2014 - Tonight at the Democratic Headquarters on Upper Court Street, the Democratic Women of Broome County held a "Meet the Candidates Night." Candidates ranging from Family Court to the State Senate were... more

New Yorkers Urged to Take Precautions Against Enterovirus VIEW VIDEO
September 25, 2014 - The New York State Department of Health has confirmed enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) has officially spread across the state. Dr. Debra Blog of the state department of health said officials want to begin... more

New Campaign Seeks to Combat Heroin VIEW VIDEO
September 22, 2014 - The state's fight against heroin is headed to your television and smartphone with the launching of the combat heroin campaign. The campaign will consist of public service announcements, a website... more

STREDC Makes Pitch In Albany For State Aid VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2014 - The Southern Tier's Regional Economic Development Council made its pitch on Tuesday in Albany for the fourth round of  funding for its economic development projects.     The Southern Tier is one... more

State Senate Candidate Calling For Government Reform VIEW VIDEO
September 12, 2014 - The democrat running for State Senate in the 52nd district says there needs to be anti-corruption reform in Albany.     Anndrea Starzak criticized the Senate's rejection of the 2014 Fair... more

Forensic Investigator: Blood Stains Found in Ramsaran's Home and Vehicle VIEW VIDEO
September 11, 2014 - Testimony continued Thursday in the murder trial of Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran. He's charged in the death of his wife Jennifer. The prosecution introduced more video and blood evidence in its... more

CVS Stores Drop Tobacco Products VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2014 - In an effort to reposition themselves as health care providers rather than one of many large chain retail pharmacies, CVS has taken one harmful product off its shelves. More than 7,600 CVS stores... more

Senator Schumer Announces New Prescription Drug Act VIEW VIDEO
September 8, 2014 - A new act passed Monday will take un-used old prescription drugs off of the streets and help dispose of them properly. Following his push, Senator Charles Schumer announced  that the Drug... more

Three-Year Anniversary of Major Broome County Flood VIEW VIDEO
September 7, 2014 - Today marks the three-year anniversary for major flooding in Broome County. Back in 2011, Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Broome County and other parts of the Southern Tier.  It... more

State Senator Candidate Denver Jones' Historic Pledge VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2014 - While saying he has had enough of politicians' broken promises, the republican challenging State Senator Tom Libous in next week's primary made some promises of his own today. Denver Jones signed... more

"Taste of the Tier" Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2014 - Personal stories were told and food was shared tonight to raise money for a disease that still has no cure. Tonight the central New York chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation put on an event... more

Libous in Court for Pre-Trial Conference VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2014 - State Senator Tom Libous was in a White Plains Courtroom Wednesday. His pre-trial conference was held in the Federal Courthouse of the Southern District of New York. Libous is charged with one... more

Christopher Moss Rails Againsts NY Safe Act VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2014 - The republican candidate for lieutenant governor is on the campaign trail in Chenango County Wednesday.   Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss spent the afternoon at Mayhood's Sporting Goods to... more

Ramsaran Jury Selection Wraps in Chenango County Court VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2014 - Jury selection in Chenango County continued today in the trial of a New Berlin man charged with killing his wife.   Jury selection wrapped up Wednesday afternoon after a few rounds of jury... more

Court Allows Republican Denver Jones To Remain On Ballot VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2014 - A loss in court Wednesday in Libous' battle to keep his Republican primary opponent Denver Jones off of next week's ballot. According to Jones' attorney Douglas Walter Drazen, the state's... more

NYS Police Crackdown During Labor Day Holiday VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2014 - If you were traveling this Labor Day weekend you might have noticed extra law enforcement on the roads.     This was all part of the National Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over... more

Dairy Farmers Encouraged To Sign Up For New Insurance Program VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2014 - New York State is one of the top dairy producers in the country.  With the new Farm Bill in effect dairy farmers across the state can sign up for affordable insurance policies.     Senator Chuck... more

Poll Suggests Full-Time Employees Work More Than 40 Hours a Week VIEW VIDEO
September 1, 2014 - On this Labor Day a new study suggests the idea of the standard 40-hour-work week may be just a wish for many full-time workers. According to a Gallup poll half of all full-time employees work... more

How to Stay Healthy When Heading Back to School VIEW VIDEO
September 1, 2014 - Tieliek Curry is an example of an all too common trend among college students. Coming into college, Curry says he gained not a freshman 15, but a freshman 20. "You know you get bombarded with... more

The Expenses of Starting School VIEW VIDEO
September 1, 2014 - "I'm excited about rotating classes, but I'm also nervous about rotating classes," says Aidan Kiefer. On Wednesday, Aidan Kiefer will start middle school. But before he can head back to school... more

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

NY STATE REGULATIONS FOR TAX PREPARERS VIEW VIDEO
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

VESTAL HIGH SPEED VIEW VIDEO
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

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