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Gibson Files Paperwork for Possible Gubernatorial Run
February 8, 2016 - Republican Congressman Chris Gibson announced he filed a statewide candidate committee Monday morning at the New York State Board of Elections to explore running for Governor in 2018. Gibson, who... more

NYers Prefer Clinton, Trump
February 8, 2016 - New Yorkers are giving big leads in the polls to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to a new Siena College poll Clinton leads Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders 55-34 percent among New York... more

Candidates for a U.S. House Seat to Meet in Vestal
February 8, 2016 - A forum for candidates running for the US House of Representatives seat vacated by Congressman Richard Hanna is slated for March 21 at 7 pm. The event is scheduled to take place at the Vestal Public... more

New NY PSA Addresses Drug Addiction Stigma VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2016 - A new public service announcement focused on educating New Yorkers about the disease of drug addiction was launched on Sunday. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, the "Faces of Addiction/... more

New York State Bans Medical Coverage for Gay Conversion Therapy VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2016 - Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced executive actions banning medical coverage for Conversion Therapy on Saturday. The therapy is a practice used on lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender people... more

Schumer Vows To Fight For More Federal Funding In The Southern Tier
February 4, 2016 - There could be hope for those applying for government funding in The Southern Tier. Senator Charles Schumer says that of the masses of applications that are sent to the federal Economic... more

A Deposit Drug Awareness Night To Combat Heroin VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2016 - In Deposit, the community gathered to address the drug epidemic on Thursday. Community Drug Awareness Night attendees toured different classrooms at the Deposit Central Middle School/High School... more

State Gives Real-Time List of Treatment Beds
February 3, 2016 - New York State today launched a website that updates in real time the number and location of treatment beds available to recovering addicts. The State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse... more

Hanna Wants White House Opioid Forums VIEW VIDEO
February 2, 2016 - Richard Hanna is one of eight New York Congressman calling for the White House to hold opioid forums in Upstate New York. Hanna's district has two main urban centers, Binghamton and Utica. Hanna... more

Value of Volunteer, Paid Firefighters VIEW VIDEO
February 2, 2016 - The state's nearly 100,000 volunteer firefighters save New York taxpayers more than $3.8 billion each year. this according to a study by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York. The... more

The Votes Have Been Tallied For The First "Pick-a-Tie" Tuesday VIEW VIDEO
February 2, 2016 - In the first ever Fox 40 "Pick-a-Tie Tuesday" vote sponsored by Thai Time restaurant, the viewers selected a maroon tie with gold logos over a red and white striped tie as well as a navy and gray... more

A Big Announcement From Fox 40's Managing Editor VIEW VIDEO
February 2, 2016 - Since you the viewers often approach him like he's family, Fox 40 Managing Editor Frank McCaffrey and his wife consider Fox 40 viewers to be family.Therefore, they have decided to give the viewers... more

State Senate Passes Bill to Legalize MMA
February 1, 2016 - New York is one step closing to possibly allowing professional Mixed Martial Arts fights.     Monday afternoon the State Senate passed a bill to legalize MMA for a seventh consecutive year.... more

Siena Poll: 90 Percent Say Albany Corruption Serious Problem VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2016 - Almost 90 percent of New Yorkers say corruption in Albany is a serious problem. This is according to a Siena Research poll. Two-thirds of those responding say corruption is a serious problem with... more

NYSP Still Looking for Missing Binghamton Teens VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2016 - New York State Police are still looking for two teenage sisters who have been missing since April 27, 2015. Both live with their foster family in the Town of Binghamton. They were last scene at their... more

NYSP Investigate Fatal Accident in Windsor VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2016 - The passenger in a car involved in a rollover accident late Thursday night in the Town of Windsor has died. New York State Police say 19-year-old Darien Frias of the Bronx, NY was not wearing a... more

5 Reported Cases Of Zika Virus In NYS VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2016 - The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and it's relation with birth defects a public health emergency of international concern. The mosquito transmitted virus has spread rapidly in... more

Scam Warning From Wegman's VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2016 - A new scam alert to report involves a popular grocery chain; Wegman's.   The company is alerting consumers to beware of a false Facebook post with the "Wegman's" name attached to it. The scam page... more

$20 Million Clean Energy Business Competition Is Accepting Applications VIEW VIDEO
January 31, 2016 - A $20 million business competition and support program is now accepting applications for clean energy businesses. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that the 76West competition will... more

Will New York Say Yes To Legalizing Professional Mixed Martial Arts VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2016 - New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says the votes are there to legalize professional mixed martial arts in New York. UFC officials met with state representatives in Albany Tuesday to... more

Cortland Sheriff's Office Warns of Phishing Email
January 28, 2016 - The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a well-crafted phishing email. The email notifies employees that their electronic W2s are available and encourages them to click to... more

One Woman Feels Shut Out of Medical Marijuana Program VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2016 - Patricia Murphy has Relapsing-Remitting multiple sclerosis. There is no cure for the disease. But there are a myriad of drugs to treat the symptoms. "Provigil, LDN (low-dose Naltrexone), Vitamin... more

Local Food Bank Starts "Check Out Hunger" Drive VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2016 - The Food Bank of the Southern Tier started its annual "Check Out Hunger" event Thursday. For the past 22 years, the Food Bank has partnered with local grocery stores to bring in financial... more

Pipeline Company Contributes to Project SHARE Heating Fund VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2016 - We are well into the winter season which means for many, heating bills are starting to rise. Dominion Transmission, an interstate pipeline company, provided a $10,000 check to NYSEG and RG&E today... more

NY Attorney General Warns of IRS Scam VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2016 - New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning about an IRS phone scam that is targeting the elderly, students, and first-generation Americans. The scammer will call about a past due tax... more

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Makes Stop in Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2016 - Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul (D) was the special guest at Tuesday's Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC) meeting at Binghamton University.  Hochul stopped by the Southern... more

Emergency Call for Blood Donations VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2016 - Severe winter weather since the New Year has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states.     That means more than 9,500 donations have gone uncollected, stressing an... more

Assembly Republicans Announce Plan to Attack Heroin Crisis VIEW VIDEO
January 25, 2016 - Assembly Republicans in Albany say they have ways to combat the heroin epidemic ravaging New York. Assemblyman Cliff Crouch is on the Assembly Minority Task Force -- which is pushing for heroin to... more

17 Killed In Massive East Coast Snow Storm VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2016 - Via Fox News National The giant snowstorm pummeling the East Coast caused 17 deaths Saturday and forced New York's governor to issue a road travel ban and to halt suburban trains and some city... more

Will The Constitution Pipeline Help or Harm The Community? VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2016 - At least 100 people in support of the Constitution pipeline held a rally Saturday in efforts to advance the project. The Joint Landowners of New York held the rally at the River Club in Afton... more

Former NYC Mayor Says He Might Join The Presidential Race VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2016 - Via Fox News National Media reports say former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering running for president as an independent. His advisers have reportedly said Bloomberg is... more

Local Job Market Decreases While Majority Of New York State Job Market Increases VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2016 - From December of 2014 to December of 2015 Binghamton has lost nearly 2,000 private sector positions according to a report released by the Department of Labor Thursday. A New York department of... more

NYS Education Commissioner Visits, Talks Common Core, Tax Cap VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2016 - New York's Education Commissioner came to the Binghamton area to meet with students and school officials, but she also talked about Common Core and the school tax cap.   MaryEllen Elia visited... more

Group: NY Tax Burden Tops Country VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2016 - New York has the highest tax burden in the country. This according to the think tank the Tax Foundation. That group says New Yorkers' state and local tax burden as a percentage of state income is... more

Feds Will Investigate Fatal Danby Standoff VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2016 - The Department of Justice will review the December, 2014 standoff in Danby that included the death of 37-year-old David Cady.   The 61-hour standoff began on December 30th of 2014. According to... more

Gov. Cuomo Announces New Regulations Protecting Transgender People VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2016 - Governor Cuomo has announced new regulations protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination, taking effect Wednesday. Governor Cuomo announced that the New York State Division of Human... more

Cuomo Re-Introduces Plan to Offer College Education For Prisoners VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2016 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has brought back a plan offer college education for inmates in New York's prisons. The governor tried to get prison-education passed in 2014 but it was shot down by... more

$2 Million in State Money for Drug Treatment Beds VIEW VIDEO
January 19, 2016 - Governor Cuomo announced $2 million in funding for 50 new drug treatment beds in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, or Western New York.     The beds will be at either one 50-bed site or two 25-bed... more

NY AG Extends Naloxone Rebate With Manufacturer VIEW VIDEO
January 19, 2016 - A reduced pricing agreement for naloxone between the State of New York and Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has been extended. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced an agreement with Amphastar... more

Fox 40 Staffer Reports Personal IRS Scam Email VIEW VIDEO
January 19, 2016 - In recent months, Fox 40 has reported on a growing epidemic of IRS scams by phone, email or regular mail.   Tuesday, it hit home with Fox 40 Managing Editor Frank McCaffrey. McCaffrey received an... more

State Assembly Speaker Heastie Issues Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King
January 18, 2016 - An important New York State leader, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has issued a statement in honor of the great leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Heastie says,  "I remind New Yorkers that Dr.... more

Cuomo and Schumer Speak on Selling Major Campbell Facility VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2016 - State leaders report that several companies are interested in buying the Kraft-Heinz facility in Campbell, New York. The state is said to be open to offering financial incentives to closing this... more

Date Set in Almond Upton Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2016 - A Trial date is set in the case against the man charged with running down and killing New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner. The trial for Almond Upton is set to begin on July 5th. The entire... more

NY Universities to Grow Industrial Hemp VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2016 - The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has published final regulations for colleges to grow legal hemp.  Seeds will be planted in the state this spring. Through the hemp pilot... more

CVS to Offer Narcan in NY Without Prescription VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2016 - The New York State Department of Health has partnered with CVS/Pharmacy to make an overdose-reversing drug available without a prescription. On Thursday, the New York State Department of Health... more

Fred Akshar Sparks Political Interest for Local Seventh Graders VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2016 - It's State Senator Fred Akshar's diverse resume that made him an interesting guest for students at Johnson City Middle School Thursday morning. Akshar (R) spoke to seventh graders about his... more

Akshar Criticizes Cuomo For Leaving Heroin Out of State of The State VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2016 - Local politicians are reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address and budget proposal -- and one Republican isn't impressed. It was the first 'State of the State' for newly... more

Cuomo's Plan to Combat Homelessness Could Assist Local Shelters VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2016 - In Wednesday's State of the State address, Governor Cuomo proposed a $20 billion investment for expansion of New York's Housing and Homelessness Plan over the next five years.   This initiative... more

Cuomo Gives State of the State/Budget Address VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2016 - A rowdy start to Governor Cuomo's joint State of the State and Budget Address. Brooklyn Assemblyman Charles Barron began shouting at Cuomo and had to be removed by security. "OK, Assemblyman, let... more

Some Powerball Tips From Lottery Legend Yolanda Vega VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2016 - With the massive billion dollar-plus Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, Fox 40 spoke to perhaps the truest authority on the issue in our state -- lottery draw team legend Yolanda Vega. She says she... more

NYSP Search for Burglary Suspects Caught on Video
January 13, 2016 - The New York State Police at Norwich are currently investigating a burglary to a seasonal home on the Freeman Road in the Town of Lincklaen in Chenango County.  Trail camera footage from this... more

Avoiding Lottery Scams VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2016 - Wednesday's record Powerball jackpot is luring players and scammers alike. The Better Business Bureau says it expects to see scammers reach out via email, telephone, and even snail mail to let... more

Deposit Man Charged with Rape VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2016 - New York State Police have arrested a Deposit man for rape. 22-year-old Nathan Sellers is charged with having sexual contact with a victim less than 17 years old.  Sellers was arraigned in the... more

Cuomo's State of the State Draws Mixed Reactions From Local Leaders VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2016 - Infrastructure, poverty and minimum wage were all hot topics at the 2016 State of the State address. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) drew tremendous applause for some aspects of his proposal -- but others... more

Record Breaking Powerball Jackpot Leads To Record Breaking Commissions! VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - The record-breaking Powerball jackpot has lead to record-breaking statistics for businesses that sell lottery tickets. The staggering $1.4 billion Powerball jackpot number on Wednesday has... more

Conklin Man Indicted for Shooting Sister's Dog VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - A Conklin man has been indicted for shooting his sister's dog. A Broome County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Kobe Hanns on charges of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Criminal Mischief in the... more

Education Group Speaks on New York's Education Policies
January 12, 2016 - The executive director of an organization that analyzes schools in New York State, the Alliance for Quality Education, says he does not think Governor Andrew Cuomo will spend much time on the common... more

Debate Over Minimum Wage Increase VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - One topic of the upcoming State of the State Address that has sparked debate is Governor Andrew Cuomo's vow to push for a $15 per hour minimum wage across New York State. The increase would be... more

Windsor Superintendent Discusses Common Core VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - One local superintendent says he wants to see the legislature act on the changes by Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest task force on the Common Core educational standards. That task force says Common... more

Meth Charges For Two Local Young People Arrested in Cortlandville VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - Two young people have been arrested by the New York State Police for charges related to meth. 24-year-old Natalie Castor of Homer and 18-year-old Richard Stevens of Cortland were arrested and hit... more

Mollen Reacts to Lack of Charges over Moreland Closure VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - Former Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen was also a member of the anti-corruption Moreland Commission. He's saying that group should have been allowed to carry out its full term. This,... more

Local Parents, School Officials Welcome Change to Common Core VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2016 - Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) will deliver his 2016 State of the State address Wednesday. Local parents and educators are looking forward to hearing Cuomo weigh in on what changes are coming to the... more

$50,000 Powerball Winner in Endicott VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2016 - The New York State Gaming Commission tells us that a Broome County lottery player has won $50,000. This from a ticket sold in Endicott. The ticket was sold at Friendly Food Mart at 1308 East Main... more

Not Enough Evidence for Charges in Moreland Commission Closure VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2016 - Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara, who has prosecuted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and former State Senator Tom Libous, says he does not have... more

Is Bharara Investigating Sean Penn over El Chapo Interview? VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2016 - Preet Bharara, the Federal Prosecutor in Manhattan behind the trials that took down long-time Albany power brokers Sheldon Silver, Dean Skelos, and Tom Libous reportedly has his sights on a new... more

Some First Ward Binghamton Homes Close to Completion VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2016 - If you come into Binghamton down Front Street you may have noticed the renovation of a number of homes. Now a number of those homes are close to being occupied. Four homes are close to completion:... more

Gov. Cuomo Announces Upstate Airport Revitalization Competition VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2016 - Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $200 million competition to revitalize upstate airports with 74 airports eligible to compete for funding. According to the Governor’s office, the proposal,... more

Cuomo Announces Initiative to Keep Youth Out of Jails VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2016 - An initiative to improve New York's criminal justice system along with helping the state's at-risk youth was announced Sunday. The Right Priorities initiative is Governor Andrew Cuomo's 13th... more

Powerball Sets a Record Breaking $900 Million VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2016 - It seems like the Powerball keeps growing and growing. Saturday night's Powerball drawing will come in at a record breaking $900 million. It also seems like word is getting around. According to... more

High-Speed Internet Expansion For New York State VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2016 - If you can't get access to high-speed internet, that is most likely going to change soon. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the 10th proposal of his 2016 agenda Friday and it is to expand and... more

17 Salt Miners Freed from Stuck Elevator in Tompkins County
January 7, 2016 - Seventeen Cargill salt mine employees were rescued Thursday morning after being trapped 900 feet under the Cayuga Lake. At approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night, 17 Cargill Salt mine employees... more

Lupardo Calls for Structural Inspections of Garages VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - On the heels of this Summer's collapse of the UHS parking garage in Johnson City, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is calling for periodic structural inspections of all parking garages in New York... more

Dunkin' Donuts Gives A Gift To "Dunkin' Donors" VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - Dunkin' Donuts is helping with more than just donuts and coffee.   The business has joined up with the American Red Cross for a blood drive in Johnson City known as "Dunkin' Donors Making a... more

New York State Officially Allows For Medical Marijuana VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - Thursday was the day when New York State allowed the use of medical marijuana   Fox 40 has covered the efforts of a Johnson City dispensary to get up and running. Thursday, we learned that New... more

Dunkin' Donuts Gives A Gift To "Dunkin' Donors" VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - Dunkin' Donuts is helping with more than just donuts and coffee.   The business has joined up with the American Red Cross for a blood drive in Johnson City known as "Dunkin' Donors Making a... more

Akshar Named Senate Elections Committee Chair VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2016 - Newly-elected Republican State Senator Fred Akshar has been picked to chair the New York State Senate Elections Committee. New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan handed up committee... more

Cuomo Unveils $22 Billion Infrastructure Plan VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2016 - You could have a smoother and less costly ride on Upstate roads. In advance of next week's State of the State and Budget Address Governor Cuomo Wednesday unveiled a multi-year, $22 billion... more

Update on Johnson City Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2016 - While New York state is set to officially launch it's medical marijuana program Thursday, the owner of the dispensary in Johnson City says it is still working to get the site open. A... more

New York AG Announces Deal With Uber
January 6, 2016 - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced an agreement with ride sharing company Uber. Uber has agreed to encrypt rider geo-location information and enhance its data security... more

A Toll Cut Proposal For Those Who Use The Thruway Regularly VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2016 - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing cutting tolls in half for the New York residents and businesses who use the Thruway most often.  According to reports, those who use E-Z Pass and pay $50 or... more

Fox 40 To Be Exclusive New York Lottery Station VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2016 - Fox 40 is now the Southern Tier's exclusive TV station for the New York Lottery. A familiar voice of the lottery, draw team member Yolanda Vega promises that she will be in tune with those who are... more

Mayor David: If You See Something, Say Something VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2016 - On Tuesday, Binghamton Mayor Rich David joined state and federal public safety officials in reminding residents to contact law enforcement regarding any suspicious activity that could indicate... more

Questions as Medical Marijuana Dispensing About to Start in NY VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2016 - New York officially launches it's medical marijuana program Thursday. And the owners of one dispensary in Johnson City say they are looking to open as soon as possible. But some questions remain... more

Cuomo Proposes Water Infrastructure, Downtown Funds VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2016 - And in advance of the combined State of the State and Budget Address Governor Cuomo announced a number of proposed initiatives. These include lowering the tax rate for small businesses, a $250... more

Those Who Lost Loved Ones to Overdose Can Find Support VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2016 - The local epidemic of drugs has lead to an epidemic of families grieving over the loss of loved ones due to overdose. Lourdes Hospital tells us that is offering a six week support group for those... more

Schumer to Visit Broome County and Talk Transit VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2016 - Senator Charles Schumer's office tells us that the veteran legislator will be  at the Broome County Transit Public Transportation Facility in Vestal Wednesday at 11:00 am. Schumer will announce a... more

Phillips Files Paperwork for Congressional Run VIEW VIDEO
January 4, 2016 - Endwell Republican George Phillips has filed a statement of candidacy for the 22nd Congressional District with the Federal Election Commission. Phillips, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in... more

Cuomo: SUNY Workers to Get $15 Minimum Wage VIEW VIDEO
January 4, 2016 - In an effort to make New York the first state in the country to enact a $15 minimum wage for all workers, Governor Cuomo announced today the SUNY system will raise the minimum wage for more than... more

Cuomo Says The Homeless Will Not Freeze This Year VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2016 - Governor Cuomo signed an executive order to protect the homeless from the winter weather Sunday.   The order will ensure that homeless individuals are directed to a shelter when temperatures fall... more

Arrest for Planned New Year's Terror Attack in Rochester VIEW VIDEO
December 31, 2015 - A New York man has been charged with planning to attack a restaurant in Rochester on New Year's Eve. 25-year-old is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Authorities say... more

New Year's Eve in New York City Thick With Security
December 31, 2015 - CNN reports that about 6,000 police officers will fan out around Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration there, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. "We are not aware of any... more

Elmira Jackals Hockey Player Arrested for Assault VIEW VIDEO
December 30, 2015 - A 6'3", 240 pound defenseman for the Elmira Jackals hockey team has been arrested for assault on Monday night.   Elmira Police say that Nicholas Petrecki, 26, was involved in a fight in front of... more

Cuomo Announces $10 Million for Emergency Services VIEW VIDEO
December 30, 2015 - Over $700,000 has been allocated for Broome and surrounding counties emergency service’s as a part of a $10 Million grant announced by Governor Cuomo Wednesday. Governor Cuomo announced $10... more

Blood Drive Saves Lives and Honors Trooper Skinner VIEW VIDEO
December 30, 2015 - Community members and State Troopers took time to donate blood Wednesday afternoon in honor of a fallen Officer. It has been over 1 year since the passing of Trooper Christopher Skinner who was... more

IRS Scams Top Better Business Bureau List for 2015
December 29, 2015 - Authorities in Pennsylvania have told us that they have had several reports of "IRS Scams" this year. Now we have statistics from the Better Business Bureau on this issue. The group reports that... more

Top Stories of 2015 Part 1 VIEW VIDEO
December 28, 2015 - 2015 was a big year for news in the Southern Tier! From the fall of politicians to the end of a streak, parking garages in peril and a community in crisis, we have been through in a lot this year.... more

Governor Cuomo Reminds Drivers To Play It Safe On Icy Roads VIEW VIDEO
December 28, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging caution on the roads as snow, ice and even freezing rain move into the state. With the expected conditions in New York State, Cuomo's office says the roads will... more

What's Up With This Warm Weather? VIEW VIDEO
December 26, 2015 - If you've stepped outside you've probably noticed the unusually warm temperatures. Well you're not the only one, all of the east coast is feeling it too. This is thanks to a little something... more

That's Not Santa's Sleigh, It's An Asteroid VIEW VIDEO
December 24, 2015 - It's a bird, it's a plane, no wait... It's an asteroid...and it's passing by earth on Christmas Eve. Before you go and look out your window, you should know that it is 28 lunar distances away,... more

Poll: Most New Yorkers Say Woman President in Cards in 2016 VIEW VIDEO
December 23, 2015 - Good news for Hillary Clinton and bad news for Donald Trump, at least among New York voters. A new Siena poll says 65 percent of New Yorkers think it is somewhat or very likely that the first... more

Fox 40's Twitter Poll On Eating During the Holidays VIEW VIDEO
December 23, 2015 - Fox 40 tweeted out a poll on Wednesday asking if you were planning to over-eat during your Christmas get-togethers this year?   Here are the results as of 8:30 pm Wednesday night. Twenty-seven... more

Second Annual Blood Drive Planned for Fallen Trooper VIEW VIDEO
December 22, 2015 - The New York State Police and American Red Cross are hosting the second annual blood drive in memory of Trooper Christopher Skinner on Wednesday, December 30. “Trooper Christopher Skinner served... more

The Holidays and Their Relation to Opioid Related Overdoses VIEW VIDEO
December 21, 2015 - Research into the topic of heroin or opioid overdoses brings about a sad finding. The number of them around the nation is significantly higher during the holidays, especially December.   There are... more

Governor Cuomo Introduces New Pardon Idea For Certain Criminals VIEW VIDEO
December 21, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that he is offering pardons to New Yorkers convicted of crimes when they were 16 and 17 years old.   They must have been convicted of a misdemeanor or... more

Will Hanna Seek Re-election VIEW VIDEO
December 20, 2015 - 22nd District Congressman Richard Hanna will make a big announcement on Monday. According to a report put out by the Syracuse Post-Standard Hanna will not seek re-election and plans to announce... more

Man Found Dead In Utica Yard VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2015 - A fatal shooting took the life of a man in Utica Saturday morning. According to police they responded to a report of an injured man on the 1100 block of Leeds St. around 8 a.m. on Saturday.... more

Several State GOP Power Players Endorse A Presidential Candidate
December 18, 2015 - The head of the Broome County Republican Party has provided Fox 40 with details on who he and other state GOP power players are endorsing in the 2016 Presidential race. Thirty Republican elected... more

Activists Mark One-Year Anniversary of Fracking Decision VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2015 - One year ago Thursday New York state banned fracking. Activists on both sides of the debate marked the anniversary.     Isaac Silberman-Gorn of Citizen Action of New York said in a statement, ... more

Battle over Pipelines as State Certification Looms VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2015 - One of the main opponents of fracking is now setting his sights on proposed pipeline projects in New York.     Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting has documented 114 spills in the state. That's data... more

DWI Crackdowns Set to Begin VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2015 - Starting Friday you can expect more DWI patrols and checkpoints through the new year.   From December 18th through January 3rd a number of police agencies throughout Broome County will take part... more

Audit: State Not Doing Enough to Oversee Sex Offenders VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2015 - New York is not doing enough to oversee it's most dangerous sex offenders. This according to an audit by State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli. The audit found the State Department of Corrections and... more

The Faces of Heroin Special
December 17, 2015 - Tonight, we a look and the growing problem of heroin use in our area and possible avenues to explore to get help for those who need it. It will be airing tonight at 6:30 p.m. on FOX 40. We have... more

Albany Corruption Scandals Fuel Calls to Ban Outside Work VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2015 - In the wake of the corruption conviction of former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the issue of outside income for legislators has become a hot topic.     Thursday Common Cause of New York... more

NYS Parole Officer Arrest for Fraud
December 17, 2015 - A New York State Parole Officer has been arrested for fraud. On Wednesday, New York State Police arrested Arnold C. Grab, 55, of Vestal, NY for felony insurance fraud, offering a false instrument... more

New Start-Up NY Business Coming to BU VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2015 - The state has announced 16 new businesses as part of the Start-Up New York program, including one coming to Binghamton University. The program offers new businesses areas on or near SUNY campuses... more

Villages Face Near-Zero Percent Tax Cap VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2015 - Village mayors in the area are giving mixed reaction to a near-zero percent increase in the state Tax Cap for 2016.     That increase will be point-12 percent for New York villages. In Endicott... more

Fed Regs Could Hike Cost of Child Care VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2015 - New federal regulations meant to increase the health and safety of child care providers could cost New York providers $90 million.     Many who serve lower-income families receive federal block... more

The Sights and Sounds of "Chocolates by Leopold" VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2015 - Fox 40 was able to get behind the scenes at the Montrose factory for "Chocolates by Leopold." We captured the footage for the attached video montage. It is our little holiday gift for you. Just... more

New York Settles with Online Toy Gun Retailers
December 15, 2015 - The State of New York has settled with 30 online retailers who used to sell realistic looking toy guns. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced settlement agreements with 30... more

Syracuse Man Taken Into Custody in Cortland for Sale of Crack-Cocaine
December 15, 2015 - A two-month investigation into the sale of crack-cocaine in City of Cortland has resulted in a Syracuse man facing two charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance.     34-year-old Edward M.... more

New York State Funding Programs to Help Infrastructure and Agriculture VIEW VIDEO
December 15, 2015 - The office of Governor Andrew Cuomo is releasing details on a couple of funding programs. One to benefit infrastructure in the state and the other to benefit agriculture in The Southern... more

State Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2015 - New York State Police are currently investigating a burglary to the Quickway convenience store located at 3542 State Route 205, Hartwick, NY that occurred on December 7, 2015 at about 1:45 a.m. ... more

Poll: Most NYers Worried about Terror VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2015 - 90 percent of New Yorkers are concerned that another terrorist attack will happen in the state in the near future - and 60 percent are very concerned.     This according to a new Siena Research... more

Are You Getting The Internet Speed You're Paying For? VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2015 - Are you getting the internet speeds companies promise you? New York's Attorney General wants to find out.     Eric Schneiderman has launched an on-line form where New Yorkers can test their... more

Regents Board Meets About Common Core Changes VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2015 - The State Board of Regents met Monday to review the recommendations a task force has made to overhaul the Common Core curriculum.     The recommendations include calling for providing educators... more

American Red Cross Host Orientation Sessions VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2015 - The American Red cross is hosting several volunteer orientation events this month. The events are open to anyone interested in learning about how the Red Cross works to help out those in need.... more

Senator Schumer and Governor Cuomo Push For Tighter Gun Laws In NYS
December 13, 2015 - Sunday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a push in regards to gun laws. They want to prevent known or suspected terrorists from purchasing guns in New York... more

Skelos, Son Found Guilty of Corruption VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2015 - By TOM HAYS   NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were convicted Friday of charges the once-powerful Republican used his clout to extort about $300,000 income... more

Will We Really Get $500 Million? VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2015 - So just what made the Southern Tier's proposal good enough to grab the $500 million dollar prize in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative? And will we actually see half a billion dollars?.     ... more

Judge Shuts Down Fantasy Sports Sites in New York VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2015 - New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez has ruled that fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings cannot operate in the state during their court battle with Attorney General Eric... more

Big Win for Southern Tier Brings $500 Million to Create Jobs VIEW VIDEO
December 10, 2015 - The Southern Tier received $500 million as a part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative Awards. Leaders say the historic investment will have a $3 billion impact on the regional economy and create... more

Panel Calls for Common Core Overhaul VIEW VIDEO
December 10, 2015 - Education leaders, parents and groups against New York's Common Core standards weighed in Thursday on a task force's recommendations to overhaul the program. In its final report, more

Will Islam in America Be Like Islam in China? Plus, A Reaction to Trump's Ideas VIEW VIDEO
December 10, 2015 - In recent days, we have had reports that ISIS is working to recruit millions of Muslims in China with a song. Remember, Muslims in China are often persecuted and, in the wake of the recent California... more

Will Muslims in America Deal With Abuses Similar to Those in China? VIEW VIDEO
December 9, 2015 - the recent attacks in San Bernardino, California and the memories of 9/11 are making some wonder if Muslims in America will deal with increased human rights abuses. This whether the idea is right or... more

Hanna Blasts Trump over Muslim Comments VIEW VIDEO
December 8, 2015 - Congressman Richard Hanna has strong words in reaction to Donald Trump's suggestion that the U.S. ban all Muslims from entering the country. Hanna says, “Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from... more

Police: Student Threatened to "Shoot Up" SUNY Oneonta VIEW VIDEO
December 7, 2015 - A 20-year-old now former SUNY Oneonta student is under arrest after police say he made threats on social media to shoot up the school. Brandon Negron is charged with making a terroristic threat, a... more

Increase of Telephone Scams Triggers Alert from Attorney General
December 7, 2015 - The New York State Attorney General is reminding citizens to be careful of telephone scams during the holiday season. A consumer alert has been issued by the Attorney General for five common scams... more

Binghamton Prepares for Upstate Revitalization Initiative VIEW VIDEO
December 7, 2015 - Thursday could be a transformative day for The Southern Tier. Our region is one of seven upstate competing for the $500 million prize in the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.   Three of the seven... more

Town of Union to Receive Additional Funds For Repairs After 2011 Storm VIEW VIDEO
December 7, 2015 - The Town of Union will receive an additional $100 thousand in Federal funding to repair roads damaged during Tropical Storm Lee. Of course, during that 2011 storm, Town of Union saw flooding,... more

Upstate Sheriff Tells Citizens to Carry Their Gun VIEW VIDEO
December 4, 2015 - One day after the mass shooting in San Bernadino California, an Upstate New York Sheriff is calling for the citizens in his county to carry their gun.     Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum... more

Senator Gillibrand Works to Fund Bridge Work in the Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
December 4, 2015 - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is touting a new measure to give state the authority to use more federal funds on local bridge improvement.   This is good news for Broome County. 29 of its bridges are... more

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2015 - During the holiday season, as temperatures drop, sometimes holiday cheer is not the only thing being spread.  Germs and illness can also be shared. Thursday afternoon FOX 40 spoke with Lourdes... more

Thanksgiving Driving Crackdown Nets 14,000 Tickets VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2015 - Thousands of New York drivers were caught up in the state's Thanksgiving crackdown on impaired, distracted, and speeding driving.     New York issued 14,000 tickets between last Wednesday and... more

Hochul Tours Norwich in Advance of $500 Million State Competition VIEW VIDEO
December 2, 2015 - New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul held a pair of economic round tables in Norwich Wednesday afternoon. This comes eight days before the state announces the winners of the $500 million... more

Senator Schumer Pushes to Increase Funds for Firefighters VIEW VIDEO
December 2, 2015 - Senator Charles Schumer is asking for a $130 million increase in local grant program funding. The Senator says funds for career and volunteer Firefighters in Upstate New York are dangerously low... more

Lockheed Martin Lands Big Deal With US Navy
December 2, 2015 - The US Navy has issued a Lockheed Martin led industry team the balance of funding of $279 million for the construction of the future USS Cooperstown, a sister ship of the USS freedom which is... more

How 1980s Policy Has Helped New York Traffic Fatality Statistics Today VIEW VIDEO
December 1, 2015 - The state of New York can boast a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities over the last 30 years. To understand, we go back to the 1980s. In the mid-1980s, coming off a powerful Democratic... more

Former State Assembly Speaker Found Guilty, Lupardo Reacts VIEW VIDEO
November 30, 2015 - A jury has found one of New York's most powerful politicians guilty on corruption charges.   The jury convicted former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on bribery charges.  They... more

NYSP Working with Planned Parenthood Clinics on Security VIEW VIDEO
November 30, 2015 - In the wake of last Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado New York State Police announced today it's agency is having discussions with staff at Planned Parenthood Clinics... more

NYS Increases Security At Planned Parenthood Clinics Following Colorado Shooting VIEW VIDEO
November 28, 2015 - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced increased security measures at Planned Parenthood clinics across New York State. This follows, yesterday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado... more

A Look At What Area Residents Are Thankful For On This Holiday VIEW VIDEO
November 26, 2015 - As the name of the holiday implies, many are giving thanks around the table today. Fox 40 traveled around the Southern Tier asking those we came in contact with what they're thankful for. The... more

Police Crack Down On Drunk Holiday Driving VIEW VIDEO
November 26, 2015 - It's holiday time which means more drivers are starting up their engines and hitting the roads. Some of those drivers will have a drink before they do it. 70 year old Charles Woodruff is an... more

State Police Planning To Be Tough on Holiday Driving VIEW VIDEO
November 24, 2015 - Be warned, Thanksgiving is not a time when authorities will be grateful about  irresponsible driving.  New York police forces are alerting us to the fact that they plan to crack down on impaired,... more

Leaders Vow Fight for BDC After Cuomo Veto VIEW VIDEO
November 23, 2015 - Governor Cuomo has vetoed a bill sponsors said would have ensured people with developmental disabilities would have had services as they move into community residential settings.     This as the... more

Can President Obama's Ideas on Heroin Epidemic Help The Southern Tier? VIEW VIDEO
November 23, 2015 - Last month, President Barack Obama visited West Virginia to push his new policy ideas in an effort to combat the growing national heroin epidemic. We spoke with a local soldier in the fight... more

State Suspends Construction Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Weekend
November 23, 2015 - If you're traveling the state's highways this Thanksgiving weekend your trip just got a bit easier.     Governor Cuomo announced Monday temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge... more

NYS AG Consumer Tips for Black Friday & Cyber Monday VIEW VIDEO
November 23, 2015 - Attorney General Schneiderman issued the following tips for consumers shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Beware of misleading bargains and added fees: The “sale” price may have... more

Woman Arrested For Attempting To Smuggle Drugs Into NYS Prison VIEW VIDEO
November 22, 2015 - A Brooklyn woman was arrested after she tried to smuggle drugs into a prison. Tajmanera Mcdonald of was stopped by NYS Investigators after attempting to smuggle pain medication and synthetic... more

The Beauty of Helping From Afar: Local Couple's School In Dominican Republic Reaches Amazing Heights VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2015 - Hurricane Sandy barreled over the first day of class at Bill and Birdie Levine's new school. Bill himself had to drive some of the children to safety, some of them had never been in a car. But... more

The Beauty of Helping From Afar: Local Couple Develops School For Impoverished Children VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2015 - Bill Levine, area businessman says, "Not only are we married but we work together." At work – they are surrounded by gems and pricey jewelry.  Career jewelers who know that so often, true beauty... more

STEM Teachers Learn New Tricks VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2015 - Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers takes creative teaching today.   More than 300 teachers from 200 districts throughout the state were in downtown Binghamton to attend the... more

The Beauty of Helping From Afar: Local Couple Falls in Love With Other Culture VIEW VIDEO
November 17, 2015 - When many hear the Dominican Republic, they think about the beautiful beaches, sun and even the Merengue. And of course, in the "D.R." baseball rules. Area businessman Bill Levine, a huge fan,... more

Faces of Heroin: Keeping Kids off Heroin VIEW VIDEO
November 16, 2015 - To prevent heroin addiction it's important to know what it is. "It's related to brain chemistry. And if someone were to take opiates for about two weeks that person could potentially become... more

Statement Released by New York State Police Superintendent
November 13, 2015 - Here is the text of Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico's statement this evening: "The New York State Police has been in contact with federal officials as well as our local law enforcement partners,... more

David Sweat Pleads Guilty VIEW VIDEO
November 13, 2015 - David Sweat, one of two convicted murderers who broke out of an upstate New York prison last year, pleaded guilty Friday to three counts related to the escape. Sweat and Richard Matt broke out of... more

NYS Police Warn of IRS Scam VIEW VIDEO
November 12, 2015 - A warning from the New York State Police about IRS scams. The New York State Police at Binghamton say they have recently received several reports of telephone callers claiming to be from the IRS... more

Local Girl Races During A Visit To Ellen VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2015 - A local girl is racing her way into the fast lane of celebrity!   Meckenzie Marsh of Candor appeared today on "The Ellen Degeneres Show." She raced against her role model Danica Patrick, as well... more

Faces of Heroin: A Profile of a Woman Who Struggles to Stay Clean VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2015 - Now the story of someone who fights to stay away from this horrible drug, Bonnie Dix. If you told Bonnie two years ago, she would spending her Sunday in church, she might have thought you were on... more

New York's AG Strikes Fantasy Sports Sites
November 10, 2015 - New York's Attorney General appears to be reacting to recent controversy surrounding insider betting on fantasy sport sites.   AG Eric Schneidermann today ordered that DraftKings and FanDuel stop... more

Prosecutor Involved in Libous Case Pleas For Mercy on Libous VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2015 - We have learned that a prosecutor in the case of former State Senator Tom Libous has asked the court involved in Libous's sentencing to, "consider the defendant's medical condition." The document... more

The State of our State VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2015 - A new Sienna Research Institute poll reveals how New Yorkers perceive the future of the younger generation. A large majority believes that young people will graduate from high school, however, only... more

Joyce Mitchell Ordered To Pay $80,000 For Aid In NY Prison Escape VIEW VIDEO
November 7, 2015 - Joyce Mitchell the former prison employee who admitted to aiding in the escape of two convicted murderers in June will pay about $80,000 in restitution. At a hearing Friday morning, Mitchell... more

Lockheed Martin Makes Multi-Billion Dollar Purchase of Sikorsky
November 6, 2015 - We can confirm that Lockheed Martin has completed its $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft today. Lockheed replaces United Technologies as the helicopter maker’s parent company.  We have... more

Where Are Area Residents Going For Health Insurance Questions? VIEW VIDEO
November 6, 2015 - This month, low and moderate income New Yorkers have able to obtain needed health care at an affordable price. We spoke with a local group focused on health care to find out who stops by for... more

Fatal Accident in Delaware County VIEW VIDEO
November 5, 2015 - State Police are investigating a two-car crash in Delaware County which has left an elderly woman dead.     Police say it happened last night at 6:17 on State Route 28 in Middletown when... more

Whitney Point Voters to Decide on Capital Improvements VIEW VIDEO
November 3, 2015 - It's not just candidates on the ballot Election Day. Voters in Whitney Point will decide whether to approve a $13 million Capital Improvement Project.     The vote will take place until 8 Tuesday... more

Endicott Man Barricades Himself from Police VIEW VIDEO
November 2, 2015 - An Endicott man accused of violating parole is facing more charges after a confrontation with police at a home in the village Monday morning.... Broome County Sheriff's deputies assisted New York... more

New York State To Have Huge Investment in Green Energy? VIEW VIDEO
November 2, 2015 - Are we to expect new financial incentives from New York State to convert to solar energy? That's what the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition and Southern Tier Solar Works spoke on in... more

A Day Before Elections, 52nd Senate Candidates Work to Win Over Voters VIEW VIDEO
November 2, 2015 - The one local race that has won a great deal of attention is between Fred Akshar (R) and Barbara Fiala (D) for the vacant 52nd District Senate seat. Both candidates used their final day of their... more

Fiala and Akshar Debate in Vestal as Election Day Appraoches VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2015 - Two local State Senate candidates meet in a debate with polls showing one holding a huge lead. Public station WSKG's headquarters in Vestal played host. As we reported last night, a new poll... more

Update From Senator Schumer on Recommendations After '14 Ithaca Crash VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2015 - Senator Charles Schumer is announcing final road safety recommendations as a result of a deadly 2014 accident. The incident occured in Ithaca in June of '14, a tractor trailer crashed into... more

District Attorneys, Diocese Reach Agreement on Sex Abuse Rules
October 28, 2015 - After allegations of sexual misconduct within the Syracuse Diocese, a memorandum of understanding has been created between seven county District Attorneys, including Broome County's, and the... more

New Poll Shows Akshar Lead Has Grown
October 28, 2015 - Election day is next Tuesday November 3rd. We're in the home stretch. A new poll by Time Warner Cable News and Siena College shows that State Senate candidate Fred Akshar's lead over Democrat... more

Heroin Awareness Night in Johnson City VIEW VIDEO
October 27, 2015 - Police, a recovering addict, and those who have had their families torn apart by heroin will take part in an awareness night about the drug Tuesday night in Johnson City.     The event will begin... more

Discussion on Issues Important to Disabled Veterans VIEW VIDEO
October 27, 2015 - The League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties offers a program for veterans with disabilities.   One major concern discussed in the fight for veterans with disabilities is that they are... more

AMBER Alert for Town of Walton - Cancelled
October 23, 2015 - Update: This Amber Alert has been cancelled. The alert was cancelled Saturday morning around 1:09 a.m. Walton Village PD confirms that the 2 day old infant was found last night and taken... more

Rabies Cases Confirmed in Delaware County
October 23, 2015 - Rabies, a horrible and infectious disease is reported as being present in Delaware County. State Rabies Laboratory testing has found that a raccoon in the Town of Sidney and a skunk in the Town of... more

New Multi-State Anti-Heroin Taskforce VIEW VIDEO
October 23, 2015 - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he and the Attorney General for Pennsylvania are co-chairing a new multi-state task force to fight heroin.     The group is inviting District... more

A New York Senator Fights Deceptive Wireless Coverage VIEW VIDEO
October 22, 2015 - Senator Charles Schumer is launching a statewide campaign to collect information on deceptive wireless coverage maps. According to his office, major wireless carriers are displaying areas in... more

Bills Signed For Women's Equality Programs VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2015 - Pregnancy, discrimination, equal pay in the work place and domestic violence...these are real issues that New York women face everyday.  "And my doctor basically told me that I had to refrain... more

Cuomo Admin. Takes on Synthetic Drugs and Prescription Drug Abuses VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2015 - Drug related issues are growing in New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo is working to tackle some of them. His administration is launching the newest phase of a statewide campaign to combat... more

Court Upholds Core of NY Safe Act VIEW VIDEO
October 19, 2015 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld core provisions of the NY Safe Act.     Responding to the ruling, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the ruling shows that it is possible to... more

Could We Enjoy Warmer-Than-Normal Winter? VIEW VIDEO
October 16, 2015 - After two brutally cold winters, could we actually enjoy some warmer weather in the coming months?     The National Weather Service released it's winter forecast for the country, and those of us... more

Can The Tioga Downs Upgrade Help Youth Unemployment? VIEW VIDEO
October 15, 2015 - The staff and patrons of Tioga Downs have a certain glow about them today. The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board has given the group an OK on its plans to upgrade to a full-scale... more

Fiala Realizes She Must Hustle In The Final Stretch VIEW VIDEO
October 15, 2015 - The Democratic Women of Broome County held its annual "Meet the Candidates" event and it brought out a local candidate who is entering the final stretch of her campaign. State Senate candidate... more

Tioga Downs Gets Approved to Apply for License VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2015 - A second hand for Tioga Downs has come up aces.     The New York State Gaming Facilities Location Board has recommended Tioga Downs' application to the State Gaming Commission for a fourth casino... more

Update: Shooting Near Syracuse University Leaves One Teen Dead
October 14, 2015 - Updated from the Syracuse Police: The Syracuse Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred at 148 Hope Ave on October 14th 2015 at about 7:20 pm.  A Syracuse Police detective in an... more

Some Young Women Were Arrested on Drug Charges And More In Your Crime Wrap VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2015 - Pennsylvania State Police have released surveillance photos of a suspect they say robbed a bank with a fake bomb. Police say the suspect robbed an NBT Bank in Great Bend Tuesday afternoon just... more

Rep. Richard Hanna Joins Fred Akshar for Event in Johnson City VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2015 - In around 20 days, local voters will go to the polls for election day. Congressman Richard Hanna is trying to give a fellow Republican a boost, appearing in Johnson City with State Senate candidate... more

Accident In Chemung County Takes A Child's Life
October 9, 2015 - An accident this afternoon in Chemung County takes the life of a child. After 3pm today, Sheriffs responded to reports of a one car accident on state route 14 in Town of Ashland. A 2002 Dodge... more

In Our "Five Questions" Segment We Speak With A Top Local Dem VIEW VIDEO
October 8, 2015 - Jim Testani, the head of the Broome County Democratic Party, answered Fox 40's Five Questions. He said he is not discouraged by recent polls showing that Democrat Barbara Fiala is behind by 28 points... more

Garbage Truck Overturns Spilling Trash In Broome County VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2015 - An accident Monday evening in Broome County was a sight to behold. A VR Transport Trucking Company vehicle carrying garbage overturned on 17 westbound between Deposit and Hancock. It spilled... more

Heroin Rally In DC Brings Out Binghamton Crew
October 5, 2015 - The Southern Tier was represented well as part of a group of thousands who has visited Washington.   In fact, they have traveled by bus to the Capitol to discuss the heroin epidemic. Groups from... more

A Legal Expert Comments on Libous Motion For A New Trial VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2015 - A federal judge has rejected former Senator Tom Libous'  appeal to have a new trial. U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti ruled that the evidence presented in July was enough to prove that Libous... more

Judge Refuses to Overturn Libous Conviction VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2015 - A federal judge has rejected former State Senator Tom Libous' appeal to have his felony conviction overturned. U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti ruled that the evidence presented in July was... more

Police Need Help In Search For Woman Who Allegedly Used Cloned Credit Card VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2015 - Police need your help in the search for a woman who allegedly used a cloned credit card locally.     This identity theft case  occurred in the Binghamton, Johnson City and Elmira area during... more

Various Candidates To Be Seen and Heard At Endwell Rotary VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2015 - The Endwell Rotary Club has informed us that various local candidates will be presenting their views at noon time public forums at Brothers 2 Restaurant.   The schedule is as follows, Broome... more

Cuomo Details Upstate Prep for Joaquin VIEW VIDEO
October 1, 2015 - The Governors of New Jersey and Virginia have declared States of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Joaquin.     While we are not yet sure if Joaquin will effect New York Governor Cuomo has... more

Hanna Announces New Funding For Broome County Study VIEW VIDEO
September 30, 2015 - A New York Congressman is reporting that Broome County will have a pipeline risk study with close to $50,000 in funding. Congressman Richard Hanna has announced the Federal Grant. His office... more

Could David Sweat Get Plea Deal? VIEW VIDEO
September 29, 2015 - Could a plea deal be in the works for David Sweat? According to the Watertown Daily Times the escaped killer's lawyer says he is negotiating with Clinton County's District Attorney on a deal.     ... more

State Senate Candidate Fred Akshar Is On A Roll In The Polls VIEW VIDEO
September 29, 2015 - A new poll has given Republican State Senate Candidate Fred Akshar a big lead over Democrat Barbara Fiala. A new Siena/Time Warner Cable poll has Republican Fred Akshar leading Democrat Barbara... more

Akshar Shows A Commanding Lead Over Fiala In Polls VIEW VIDEO
September 28, 2015 - A newly released poll by Siena Research Center shows that Republican Fred Akshar has a commanding lead in his race against Democrat Barbara Fiala for our vacant 52nd district State Senate seat.... more

Police Investigating Hunting Accident VIEW VIDEO
September 28, 2015 - Police are still investigating a hunting accident they say happened off of Marsh Pond Road in the Town of Sanford Saturday afternoon...     They say 50-year-old Andy Patrick was struck by three... more

Funeral Service Held for Governor Cuomo's Aide Carey Gabay VIEW VIDEO
September 26, 2015 - A funeral was held Saturday morning for Governor Andrew Cuomo's aide, Carey Gabay, who was shot in a gun crossfire on Labor Day. Governor Cuomo delivered the eulogy at Emmanuel Baptist Church in... more

Rep. Richard Hanna Speaks On The Resignation Of Speaker John Boehner VIEW VIDEO
September 25, 2015 - Fox 40 spoke with the Congressman representing much of our area, Richard Hanna, about this announcement. Hanna tells us that he believes Boehner was tired and perhaps at the end of his rope. We asked... more

Local Priest Heads to Philadelphia to See Pope Francis VIEW VIDEO
September 24, 2015 - The Pope will visit a major US city a little further south from New York City.  One local priest has a chance to see the Pope in the City of Brotherly Love. Father Tim Taugher, St. Francis of... more

Is Fracking Really Banned In New York? VIEW VIDEO
September 24, 2015 - Is fracking really banned in New York state? One anti-fracking activist says no.     Last December the Cuomo Administration prohibited high volume hydraulic fracturing. However Walter Hang of... more

New York Welcomes the Arrival of Pope Francis VIEW VIDEO
September 24, 2015 - Pope Francis' visit to the United States continues to dominate national headlines. New York State is welcoming the popular Pontiff. Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a statement regarding Pope... more

Broome County GOP Head Bijoy Datta Has Been Re-elected VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2015 - An important member of the local Republican Party will stay in office. Bijoy Datta has been unanimously re-elected by the local Republican Committee to keep his position as Broome County... more

Amanda's Law Signed In By Governor Andrew Cuomo VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed "Amanda Lynn’s Law" into policy. This is said to strengthen penalties against those who seek to unlawfully conceal or dispose of a body. The measure is named... more

A Look At Some Local Arrests And Stories Attached To Them In Crime Wrap VIEW VIDEO
September 21, 2015 - A 32-year-old man from Pitcher, New York has been arrested by Chenango County Sheriffs. They say that they have arrested the man, Joshua Whaley,  for burglary and that he was in possession of... more

Fox 40 Kicks Off Football Season, Giants Lose VIEW VIDEO
September 20, 2015 - This afternoon, while fans gathered at the Krowbar and Grill in Endicott to watch the New York Giants take on the Atlanta Falcons, they were joined by some fellow football fans and news... more

A Stair Climb Memorializes Lives Lost During 9/11 VIEW VIDEO
September 20, 2015 - Sunday, firefighters and civilians came together to take on flights of stairs in the 5th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb; all to remember the lives lost on that day. Almost 200 people came out... more

Animal Adventure Has a New, and Long-Necked, Addition VIEW VIDEO
September 19, 2015 - Visitors to Animal Adventure in Harpersville, were in for a treat today. The park introduced its newest member to its animal family, a 16-foot-tall giraffe named April.   The 13-year-old female... more

New Yorkers Voice Their Opinion on Minimum Wage VIEW VIDEO
September 18, 2015 - New York State voters back raising minimum wage in the state.   According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 41 percent of those polled support raising minimum wage from $8.75 to something less... more

Binghamton Jobs Report Glows Less Than State Report VIEW VIDEO
September 17, 2015 - A key component to the read on the local economy is jobs statistics. A new report shows that, statewide, unemployment is down to 5.2 percent. This is its lowest rate since May 2008, the early stages... more

Republican Announces Candidacy for Congress VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2015 - We are more than a year away from congressional elections but one republican is already declaring his candidacy. Former State Assemblyman and 2006 Gubernatorial candidate John Faso will run for... more

Two Start-Up NY Companies Coming to BU VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2015 - Two companies are coming to Binghamton University as part of the state's Start-Up New York program. Angelsoft, LLC is a software company whose products connect entrepreneurs with early-stage... more

Governor Cuomo Warns New Yorkers of Online Car Scam VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo is alerting car buyers on the dangers of online scams. Governor Cuomo says authorities received an increase in complaints about online used car scams. They say as much as 1.5... more

A New Congressional Candidate Announces His Candidacy VIEW VIDEO
September 15, 2015 - A new candidate for the 19th district seat in the U.S. House. Republican John Faso, a 2006 candidate for Governor, will run for the seat. Of course, the 19th district covers portions of our... more

The Importance of Governor Cuomo's Fake ID Crackdown VIEW VIDEO
September 14, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent out the results of a statewide effort to crackdown on underage drinking and fake IDs. This crackdown took place at, where else?  Summer concerts in New York. The... more

Tioga Downs Hosts Chicken Wing Eating Contest VIEW VIDEO
September 13, 2015 - During halftime of this afternoon's football games, some local fans had a competition of their own. Tioga Downs held its first annual Touchdown Wing Challenge. Eight participants -- seven males... more

Senate Candidates Spar Over Heroin Issues VIEW VIDEO
September 11, 2015 - New remarks from State Senate 52nd District hopeful, Republican Fred Akshar, regarding his opponent's jab at his law enforcement career and his ability to address the ongoing heroin epidemic. ... more

Common Core Changes on the Way? VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2015 - More changes could be on the way to how New York is implementing the controversial Common Core curriculum. Governor Cuomo says he will announce changes recommended by a new Commission at the State of... more

Cuomo Calls for $15/Hour Minimum Wage Statewide VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2015 - Governor Cuomo is calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage for all workers in New York State. this as the State's Labor Commissioner signed an order Thursday designating that $15 per hour minimum wage... more

Tioga Downs Makes Its Pitch to the State VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2015 - The owner of Tioga Downs made his pitch in New York City in front of the State Gaming Board for a casino license.     Jeff Gural answered questions regarding his second bid for a license. Tioga... more

Local Winners in Senator's Lottery To See Pope Francis VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2015 - News on a lottery set up by Senator Charles Schumer. Its winners were selected to see Pope Francis's historic speech to Congress in Washington on September 24th. Senator Charles Schumer says,... more

U.S. Navy Has High Honor For Vestal High Grad VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2015 - An Apalachin native and Vestal High School graduate has earned a big honor from the U.S. Navy. Yeoman 2nd class Alexander Perry earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Support at a... more

Results For Police Labor Day Crackdown VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2015 - The results are in for the state police's Labor Day Crackdown on drunk driving. From August 21, 2015 through September 7, 2015, The New York State Police issued over 47,000 tickets. Of the tickets... more

New Rules Could Mean More OT for Millions VIEW VIDEO
September 7, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing changes to The Fair Labor Standards Act. Currently what are called exempt workers aren't eligible for overtime if they work over 40 hours per week, unless... more

Looking Back at the Broome County Floods of 2011 on Their Anniversary VIEW VIDEO
September 7, 2015 - Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of the 2011 flood. It was the area's second catastrophic flood in five years and put us all on alert for future disasters. Broome County officials... more

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Town of Chenango Rocks Neighborhood VIEW VIDEO
September 6, 2015 - At around 1:46 this morning, Broome County Sheriffs responded to several 911 call about a motorcycle accident on castle creek road in Town of Chenango. When deputies arrived, they were unable to... more

Accident Reported on State Route 11 VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2015 - At around 3 this afternoon, Fox 40 heard scanner reports of a one-car rollover on State Route 11. It occurred about two miles from the state line. We also received reports of one of the vehicle's... more

Town of Triangle Celebrates Something Round with Tomato Festival VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2015 - Tomatoes are bringing the Town of Triangle together as a whole.   Today the Third Annual Triangle Tomato Festival was held at the Triangle Fire Station. While these wonderful vegetables were a... more

Bikers Ride in Tribute to Fallen Officer VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2015 - Half a dozen motorcyclists gathered outside of the Southern Tier Harley Davidson to embark on a journey to Elkland, Pennsylvania.  All in memory of a fallen officer. A weekend ride is nothing out... more

Getting Local School Buses to Pass Inspection? VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2015 - "New York State has very strict Standards on Student Transportation," said State Bus Safety Supervisor Jeff Corey. Jeff Corey this knows better than most. he's personally inspected over a million... more

Tips for Labor Day Travel VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2015 - More than 35 million Americans will be travelling this Labor Day weekend to send off the Summer, that according to AAA. With 85 percent of people making that trip by car officials say there are... more

Governor Cuomo Pushes For Review of The Common Core Standards VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is calling for a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Common Core Standards. This includes curriculum, guidance and tests. Cuomo said the implementation... more

So. Tier Council Picks Priority Projects To Bring Millions to Area VIEW VIDEO
September 1, 2015 - The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council announced it's more than two dozen priority projects that are in line for $30 million in funding from the state.     The projects include... more

Snoop Dogg Cancels Show at State Fair Due to Illness VIEW VIDEO
September 1, 2015 - We have received late breaking info that rap legend Snoop Dogg has cancelled his New York State Fair appearance. In a statement, fair officials say it is because of illness. He was slated to perform... more

"Local Winners" in Senator Schumer's Lottery to See the Pope VIEW VIDEO
August 31, 2015 - A little while back, news broke a lottery conducted by the office of Senator Charles Schumer to see Pope Francis live. Francis becomes the first Pope to address a Joint Meeting of Congress on... more

A Look At Local Crime in the Monday Crime Wrap VIEW VIDEO
August 31, 2015 - Music legend Kenny Rogers once sang, "you can't outrun the long arm of the law." Here's proof in tonight's crime wrap. 19-year-old Brian Palmer of Queens is in Broome County Jail for possessing a... more

Frank McCaffrey Tells His Katrina Story VIEW VIDEO
August 28, 2015 - On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Fox 40 Managing Editor Frank McCaffrey shares an amazing... more

Libous Asks For Conviction to be Thrown Out VIEW VIDEO
August 28, 2015 - The Fox 40 news team has received legal documents confirming  that convicted former State Senator Tom Libous is asking for his conviction to be tossed! In a court filing, Libous outlined several... more

Binghamton University Moves Students In For The New Year VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2015 - We are getting close to the end of summer and kids all over New York are getting ready to go back to school. Today, you might have noticed the heavy traffic on the Vestal Parkway and that's... more

Schumer and Gillibrand Announce FEMA Funds VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2015 - Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced over twenty- million dollars in funds for Southern Tier Municipalities. This to upgrade bridges over flood-prone waters. Whitney Point... more

64-year-old Man Sentenced for Another Sex Offense VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2015 - A 64-year-old man has been sentenced as a Second Violent Felony Offender to a term of 15 years, with ten years post-release supervision. John Molowsky has this handed to him in connection to a may... more

Group Renews Call for Upstate Secession to Pennsylvania VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2015 - Upstate New York is broken and the only fix is to secede to Pennsylvania.     That was the message protesters shared in downtown Binghamton. They point to the state's decision to ban fracking and... more

An Update on the Cannonsville Dam in Deposit VIEW VIDEO
August 25, 2015 - The issue of the Cannonsville Dam was a topic of talk in Deposit. The New York Department of Environmental Protection tonight told a crowd in the village that it has completed repairs on the dam,... more

Norwich Works To Top America's Best Communities VIEW VIDEO
August 25, 2015 - As part of a national competition, local leaders are guiding  Norwich's revitalization plan. Norwich has advanced in the America's Best Communities competition and has been awarded $50,000 to... more

A Review of What the Long Arm of the Law Handled Locally in Our Crime Wrap VIEW VIDEO
August 25, 2015 - Charges will stand against Justin Holloway, the man accused in a standoff in Sayre, Pennsylvania on July 31st. Holloway is charged with terroristic threats, prohibited offensive weapon and... more

State Push to Spot Fake IDs VIEW VIDEO
August 21, 2015 - This week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an initiative to help bar owners spot fake IDs. The new push comes as the state is issuing revamped ID cards. Cyntrece Brown, Manager at Tully's says, "I... more

A Look At Some Fun Happenings In The Region VIEW VIDEO
August 20, 2015 - It is August and a lot of fun is being had in our region. Here's a look at at least some of it! West Corners Fire Company celebrated over 95 years of service with an august ice cream social. For... more

Hanna Says Grant Will Help Craft Breweries VIEW VIDEO
August 20, 2015 - Congressman Richard Hanna announced that a federal grant will allow the U.S. Economic Development Agency, or EDA, conduct a "Southern Tier craft beverage incubator feasibility study."  The $8,000... more

Schumer Talks Jobs in Chenango VIEW VIDEO
August 19, 2015 - New York Senator Charles Schumer headed to Chenango County today. He took part in an Economic Roundtable to ensure local employers get the most out of programs coming out of Washington,... more

Potential State Senate Candidate Has Unfavorable Ruling VIEW VIDEO
August 19, 2015 - A ruling unfavorable to the quest of local State Senate Candidate Denver Jones was handed down today. This means the candidate will not get extra time to obtain necessary signatures to be on the... more

Man Said To Be Dangerous Arrested and Allegedly Found with "One Pot" Meth Machine VIEW VIDEO
August 19, 2015 - A big arrest has been made. Justin Knapp, a man who  police say has had violent tendencies and a history of making and using meth, was arrested this evening in Town of Fenton. Police had been... more

Man Charged Locally for Meth Manufacturing VIEW VIDEO
August 18, 2015 - Authorities have arrested a man along the banks of the Chenango River, for allegedly running a meth lab.   35-year-old Robert Collins was said to be cooking methamphetamine using the "one pot"... more

Local Missing Man Still Reportedly Not Found VIEW VIDEO
August 17, 2015 - A follow up to a story on the disappearance of Alfred Turshman, an 81-year-old man with dementia, last seen on August 14th at his home in Town of German. Well, as of now he is still reported as... more

Senator Schumer's Lottery...To See The Pope! VIEW VIDEO
August 17, 2015 - Senator Charles Schumer has announced that his office will conduct a lottery state-wide for one ticket to the Joint Meeting of Congress on September 24th to see Pope Francis. Schumer received one... more

State Funds Cancer Screening and A Disaster Program, A Local Airport Has Some Funding Of Its Own VIEW VIDEO
August 17, 2015 - You might be worried about things like blizzards or even a disaster and how the state will recover. New York State has announced a plan called "NY Responds." This includes adding $50 million worth... more

Will Strong El Nino Affect Our Winter? VIEW VIDEO
August 17, 2015 - Experts are saying that this year's El Nino weather system will be stronger than normal.   El Nino is the warming of waters near the Equator, which affects the jet stream patterns especially for... more

Funds Raised for a Local Police Officer Stricken with Cancer VIEW VIDEO
August 15, 2015 - Over $20,000 has been raised  to help a Broome County Sheriff's Deputy who has a serious illness. Deputy Steve Blackman became ill in January,the diagnosis was stage 3 Hogdkin's... more

$22 Million in OT to Capture Sweat & Matt VIEW VIDEO
August 14, 2015 - 22-million dollars in overtime. That is how much it cost to catch David Sweat and Richard Matt, according to the Associated Press.     The pair of killers escaped June 6th from the Clinton... more

Powdered Alcohol Banned in New York VIEW VIDEO
August 14, 2015 - The sale of powdered alcohol, also known as palcohol, is now banned in New York State.     Governor Cuomo Friday signed legislation prohibiting the sale of the product. Cuomo calls palcohol a... more

Hanna Adresses The 21st Century Care Act VIEW VIDEO
August 14, 2015 - It's called the 21st Century Care Act and it would steer $2 billion in medical research dollars to fight diseases like cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Congressman Richard Hanna was in... more

Executive Order to Investigate Police-Involved Civilian Deaths VIEW VIDEO
August 14, 2015 - Who should have the power to investigate police-involved civilian deaths?   In July governor Cuomo issued an executive order empowering the state attorney general to do so. Broome County district... more

Schneiderman Touts State Mortgage Programs in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2015 - State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in Binghamton Thursday to talk about efforts he says have helped 50,000 New Yorkers fight to keep their homes and ward off foreclosure since 2012. The AG... more

Deposit Man Arrested in Major Drug Bust VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2015 - A month long investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Deposit man. He now has multiple felony charges on his hands in fact. Thursday afternoon, 29-year-old Clint Stevens was cuffed by local... more

State and Local Leaders Discuss the Economy of The Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2015 - Thursday New York Lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul spoke at a business round-table event at the Tioga Chamber of Commerce in Owego. She addressed key issues to the local business community and we... more

Possible Extension of State Senate Petition Deadline VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2015 - A State Supreme Court judge in Albany has issued an Order to Show Cause to the State Board of Election over the issue of extending the deadline for submitting petition signatures in the race for the... more

NY Times: Prisoners Brutally Interrogated After Matt/Sweat Escape VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2015 - The New York Times is reporting that an investigation by the paper found in the days after the june prison break of Richard Matt and David sweat corrections officers carried out what seemed like a... more

All-Time Jobs High in NY, but Decline in Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
August 10, 2015 - New York reached its highest employment level ever of more than 9 million jobs in 2014, after adding 538,000 jobs since 2009 - this according to a report released today by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.... more

Schumer Speaks Out on DC's Proposed Cuts VIEW VIDEO
August 10, 2015 - Proposed cuts in Washington could mean a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in our region. In 2015 the City of Binghamton received $1.7 million in block grant money and $317,000 in HOME... more

NYS Firefighters Head West to Fight Wildfires VIEW VIDEO
August 8, 2015 - Some of our state's firefighters are heading west to help fight wildfires. Governer Andrew Cuomo  announced that a crew of 20 employees and volunteers from the New York State Department of... more

Local Distillery Benefits From State Policy VIEW VIDEO
August 7, 2015 - Regulatory reforms implemented in Albany have helped those looking to build business in places such as Village of Lisle in Broome County. Craft distilleries in our state are getting a nice... more

Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2015 - It's growing in popularity in our country and state: synthetic marijuana. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the passage of emergency health department regulations combatting its sale. The new... more

Richard Matt Toxicology Report VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2015 - New York State Police have released the toxicology report on Richard Matt, who along with David Sweat escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on June 6th. Matt had a... more

Libertarian Looking to be on Senate Ballot VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2015 - A fourth name has been added to the list of those looking to be on the ballot to fill the vacant seat in the Senate and its not from either of the two mainstream parties. Rich Purtell has earned... more

Denver Jones Plans Third-Party State Senate Run VIEW VIDEO
August 4, 2015 - A third-party candidate is emerging in the race for the open State Senate seat vacated after the conviction of former Senator Tom Libous.     Candor businessman Denver Jones, who lost to Libous... more

600 Jobs Coming to Kirkwood Plant VIEW VIDEO
August 4, 2015 - Hundreds of jobs are on the way to the mostly vacant Link Simulation building in Kirkwood. "600 jobs! This is a really, really big deal," said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Modern... more

Police: Chase Suspects Not Cooperating In Search for Others VIEW VIDEO
August 3, 2015 - State Police are still searching for two men on the loose after fleeing from a car chase in Whitney Point on Friday night. This is connection to a stolen ID and credit card  investigation.     ... more

The Race For The Vacant State Senate Seat Has Great Importance For Albany
August 3, 2015 - This race for the vacant 52 district seat has great importance to the overall picture in Albany. To understand, the Governor is Democrat, the State Assembly has a Democratic majority and should... more

Senator Schumer Pushes for Safe Limo Standards VIEW VIDEO
August 2, 2015 - Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing to upgrade safety standards on stretch limos and other motor coaches..   The call comes in the wake of a limo crash on Long Island that killed four women and... more

Senator Gillibrand Talks Southern Tier Revitalization VIEW VIDEO
August 2, 2015 - Senator Gillibrand is pushing for revitalization and job creation in the Southern Tier. Monday the senator will meet with local business and economic leaders, the Deputy Assistant Secretary and... more

50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Celebrated In Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2015 - President Lyndon Johnson joked that former President Harry Truman would have to fill out the application for Medicare benefits on the day the legislation was signed into law. Medicare and Medicaid... more

Fiala Announces Candidacy For State Senate VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2015 - An important announcement is a game changer in the race for a now vacant local Senate seat. A candidate endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to run for the District 52 State Senate... more

Prominent State Leader To Visit Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2015 - State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie will be visiting Binghamton Thursday. He plans an appearance on a local radio show, a stop at Little Venice Italian restaurant and an afternoon meeting with local... more

GOP Vetting Senate Candidates. Preston Says No. Bucci Out. VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2015 - While Democrats have seemingly settled on one candidate - former Broome County Executive and DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala - as their choice to replace Tom Libous in the New York State Senate,... more

Staying Safe in the Heat VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2015 - A hot and humid day Tuesday, and the heat could be more intense Wednesday with temperatures in the 90's. For some of us that means finding ways to stay cool for comfort, but for others it means... more

Broome County Fair Underway VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2015 - The Broome County fair kicked off in Whitney Point this afternoon, with fair-goers young and old alike enjoying the festivities. "Oh we have a lot of fun, we come for the pull," says attendee... more

Crouch Won't Run for Vacant Senate Seat VIEW VIDEO
July 27, 2015 - One day after Binghamton Mayor Rich David said he will not run for the vacant senate seat formerly held by Tom Libous, another prominent Republican said he is not running as well. Assemblyman... more

David Touts Bucci as Senate Candidate VIEW VIDEO
July 27, 2015 - Rich David going into more detail Monday about his decision to not pursue the vacant 52nd District Senate seat.     David said he received a lot of encouragement to run but decided to pursue the... more

Republican Candidate Denver Jones Talks Bid in Special Election for Senate VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2015 - Republican candidate Denver Jones announces he will make a bid in a special election in November for the vacant 52nd district New York Senate seat. The announcement comes after former Senator Tom... more

NYS Police Officer Car Struck By Driver VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2015 - A New York State Police Officer suffers from minor injuries after his car was struck on the roadway Sunday afternoon. State police say Trooper Michael Rosenthal was stopped at a light inside his ... more

Governor Cuomo Honors Disabled VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo is honoring people with disabilities.  Saturday the governor signed two pieces of legislation to strengthen the state's support of people with disabilities. One... more

Senator Schumer Announces Push for New Impaired Driving Detection Technology VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2015 - Senator Schumer wants to decrease the number of alcohol impaired crashes. Sunday, the senator announced a push to accelerate the development of a new technology that prevents drunk drivers from... more

Cuomo Endorses Fiala as Replacement for Libous in Senate VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2015 - With Tom Libous removed from office after his felony conviction yesterday for lying to the FBI, Governor Cuomo is weighing in on who he believes should succeed him. On the Capitol Pressroom radio... more

Republican Reaction to Vacant Senate Seat VIEW VIDEO
July 23, 2015 - Local Republicans are also weighing in on the vacant seat in the 52nd Senate District. In a statement Broome County Republican Chairman, Bijoy Datta said he has met with neighboring county chairs,... more

State Senator Libous Found Guilty of Lying to the FBI VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2015 - A jury in White Plains finds State Senator Tom Libous guilty of lying to the FBI. Deliberations began at 9:35 this morning  and at 11:44 am. The jury sent a note requesting full testimony from FBI... more

Details on Broome County's Tax Auction VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2015 - Broome County officials announced details on its yearly tax foreclosure auction  which will feature over 125 properties throughout the county. The auction will feature a range of options from single... more

New Jersey Man Accused of Burglary String VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2015 - A New Jersey man accused of a string of burglaries in a number of states, including New York, has been charged. Francis Simmons of Warren, New Jersey is accused of robbing an antique's store in... more

A Columbus Man is Arrested After Sexual Contact With Girl Under 17 VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2015 - A Columbus man is in custody accused of felony rape, three counts of sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Donald J. Mercer was arrested in Sidney after an investigation... more

Medical Marijuana Company Collaborates with Cannabis Expert, Hopes for Southern Tier Jobs VIEW VIDEO
July 21, 2015 - A Syracuse-based medical marijuana company looking to manufacture their product  in the Southern Tier is teaming up with a well known Cannabis Genome Mapping expert. Salus Scientific Announced Dr.... more

National Children's Leukemia Foundation Faces Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
July 21, 2015 - The National Children's Leukemia foundation is facing a lawsuit for allegedly using its funding for non-charitable purposes.   The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing  group,... more

Three Witnesses Take Stand in Libous Trial VIEW VIDEO
July 20, 2015 - Three witnesses took the stand in the Tom Libous trial in federal court in White Plains. The senator is accused of providing false statements to FBI which was investigating his role in getting his... more

State's Tax Cap to Tighten Due to Rate of Inflation VIEW VIDEO
July 20, 2015 - Local governments and school districts may have to tighten their belts. The state comptroller says the tax cap will tighten because of a drop in inflation. The state's tax cap law limits tax cap... more

Libous Case Rests. Closing Arguments Tuesday. VIEW VIDEO
July 20, 2015 - The prosecution and defense rested their cases Monday at the trial of State Senator Tom Libous.  Libous is charged with providing a false statement to the FBI, a felony. The charge is in... more

New Poll Shows New Yorkers Support Supreme Court's Decision VIEW VIDEO
July 16, 2015 - Upstaters and downstaters don't always disagree.     Both support the Supreme Court same sex marriage decision. A new Siena research poll shows two thirds of New Yorkers polled supported the... more

Binghamton Lost Jobs For Month of June VIEW VIDEO
July 16, 2015 - If you have had a tough time finding work this year you're not alone. State job numbers for June show Binghamton lost about one thousand private sector jobs since June 2014.  Local labor... more

FBI Testimony in Libous Trial VIEW VIDEO
July 16, 2015 - A late start Thursday in the trial of State Senator Tom Libous. Thursday's testimony began at 11:15am instead of 9:30am because attorneys argued before the judge to obtain advanced rulings on what... more

David Sweat Moved to Permanent Cell at Five Points Correctional Facility VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2015 - Escaped convict David Sweat has been discharged from a prison infirmary and  moved to his cell in a special housing unit at the Five Points correctional facility in Romulus, New York.  The... more

Cuomo's Rating Continues to Fall VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2015 - Governor Cuomo's favorability rating continues to slip, falling below 50% for the first time in his tenure in Albany. This according to a Siena College Poll released Wednesday.49% of voters view... more

Prosecution Testimony in Libous Trial VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2015 - The trial of state Senator Tom Libous continued Wednesday.   Libous is charged with one count of providing a false statement to the FBI. The agency was investigating Libous regarding his... more

State Senator Tom Libous Trial Begins VIEW VIDEO
July 14, 2015 - jury selection is over ... the trial of state senator tom libous started in earnest Tuesday. Libous is charged with one count of providing a false statement to an FBI agent, a felony. The FBI... more

Protestors Seek Stiffer Charges In Alleged Anti-Muslim Plot VIEW VIDEO
July 14, 2015 - Protesters from the Muslims of America are calling for stiffer charges against a Tennessee man charged with plotting a massacre on the muslim village of Islamberg in Hancock. Robert Doggart is... more

Jury Seated in Senator Tom Libous Trial VIEW VIDEO
July 13, 2015 - A jury has been seated and opening arguments will take place Tuesday in the trial of State Senator Tom Libous. This according to the New York Times. The trial is taking place in White... more

Senator Tom Libous Trial to Begin VIEW VIDEO
July 12, 2015 - The trial for Senator Tom Libous is scheduled to start Monday. Libous is facing charges of giving a false statement to an FBI agent. His son Matthew was previously sentenced to six months in... more

Senator Gillibrand Pushes to Make Gun Trafficking a Federal Crime VIEW VIDEO
July 12, 2015 - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for a bill to make gun trafficking a federal crime. The Senator is collaborating  with NYPD and community advocates to crack down on illegal guns and gang... more

Adjustments Could Come to Ammunition Check Program VIEW VIDEO
July 11, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo agrees to suspend a proposal requiring background checks to the state's ammunition check program implemented in the Safe Act. Adjustments could be made to the current... more

A Legal Setback For Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre VIEW VIDEO
July 10, 2015 - A legal setback for the proposed Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County. A New York State Appeals Court has voided the proposed plan to build the  casino and resort in Tyre. The court said the... more

New York State Police Release Statistics for July 4th Weekend VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2015 - New York State Police issued over 10 thousand tickets to drivers state wide over the July 4th holiday weekend which began on Friday and ended on Monday. State Police were cracking down on drunk... more

Upstate NY Economy Still Trailing Behind VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2015 - Upstate residents feel better about the economy today than they did this same time last year. But the latest Siena research shows we are still trailing behind  the rest of the over 14... more

Pilot Recovers After Plane Crash Near Oneonta VIEW VIDEO
July 7, 2015 - A pilot is recovering from his injuries after his plane crashed into a corn field near Oneonta.     State Police say the accident happened last night just after 8:00. Authorities say the pilot,... more

DWI Felony Arrest over Holiday Weekend VIEW VIDEO
July 6, 2015 - A Cortland County woman is facing DWI charges after police say she was involved in a traffic accident July 4th. State Police say 29-year-old Christina Lynch crashed her car with two children... more

Prison Escapee David Sweat Out of Hospital, Back Behind Bars VIEW VIDEO
July 5, 2015 - David Sweat is out of the hospital.   The New York State Department of Corrections and Community supervision  announces Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center just after 3:00 Sunday... more

Officials React After Bid Dropped for Binghamton Casino VIEW VIDEO
July 5, 2015 - Tioga Downs is now the sole applicant for a casino license in the Southern Tier. According to county officials Jeffrey Hyman has dropped his bid for a casino in Binghamton. Hyman considered... more

Funeral Details Released for Killed Prisoner Richard Matt VIEW VIDEO
July 4, 2015 - Fox News confirms no services have been planned for Richart Matt -- the prison escapee shot to death after three weeks on the run in upstate New York.   A funeral director claims Winthrop Allen... more

NY State: Stay Vigilant on the 4th VIEW VIDEO
July 3, 2015 - In light of recent terror warnings by the federal government, New York State's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Emergency Management to enhance monitoring of... more

Tourism in New York State Reaches a New Milestone VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2015 - If your Fourth of July plans include visiting some of the Empire State's historic sites, you're not alone.     Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that in 2014 for the first time the tourism... more

Tioga Downs Sends Casino Application to the State VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2015 - The race is on for the fourth and final gaming license in New York State, and two prospective casinos in the Southern Tier will have their applications in the hands of state officials by Monday... more

Busy Travel Weekend for July 4th VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2015 - 42 million Americans are travelling for this holiday weekend, with 85 percent of them doing so by car.     This according to AAA. Some good news for hitting the roads this year - gas prices. They... more

Fireworks Safety for the Fourth VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2015 - Dale Countermine shops at Mess's Fireworks every year for the 4th of July. He's never had any mishaps while igniting his colorful displays but that doesn't mean he's not cautious. "Everything... more

Police: Intoxicated Man Driving with Pot, Shotgun VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2015 - Police have arrested a Castle Creek man after they say he was driving while intoxicated while in possession of marijuana and a shotgun.     Police say they were responding to a 911 report of of... more

Fracking Debate Continues after DEC Ban VIEW VIDEO
June 30, 2015 - The state has made official what has been known for months - that fracking is banned in New York State. the Department of Environmental Conservation took the final step Monday when it issued a... more

City Council OKs Binghamton Casino Bid VIEW VIDEO
June 30, 2015 - Could a casino come to Binghamton? Tuesday night the Binghamton City Council unanimously voted to support a bid led by Jeffrey Hyman to place a casino at the old Stow Manufacturing site....   ... more

Pamela Sweat Speaks Out After Son David's Capture VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2015 - The 22 day manhunt for convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat is over. Matt shot and killed Friday by police. Sweat shot by authorities Sunday and is in police custody. We've reached... more

David Sweat Captured Brings Relief to Family, Community VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2015 - The capture of David Sweat provided a sense of relief to many in upstate New York, including his own mother. Pamela Sweat feared for her son's life and was anxious to see him captured and returned... more

Pennsylvania State Police Search for Missing Inmate VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2015 - Pennsylvania State Police are on the search for a missing inmate.     Jesse W. Colegrove was to return to the Tioga County Prison after a work release program. According to troopers, he had... more

Prison Escapee David Sweat Shot and in Custody, Currently in Critical Condition
June 28, 2015 - FOX News has confirmed that prison escapee David Sweat has been shot by police in Constable, New York near the Canadian Border. Sweat has been taken to Albany Medical center and reports claim he... more

Convicted Killer David Sweat's Mother Speaks Out After Son's Capture VIEW VIDEO
June 28, 2015 - The search finally over ... David Sweat shot and in police custody -- this after a 3 week long manhunt for he and accomplice Richard Matt who was shot and killed by authorities Friday. Sweat is... more

Manhunt Continues for Convicted Killer David Sweat VIEW VIDEO
June 27, 2015 - Saturday's search for escaped prisoner David Sweat continues to create roadblocks in Malone, New York. State Police have set up a five mile perimeter in the area where they think Sweat might be.... more

Free Fishing Weekend Kicks Off Throughout New York State VIEW VIDEO
June 27, 2015 - No fishing license?  Well, this weekend, that's not a problem. Saturday, fishers of all ages took out their fishing poles to enjoy New York State's Free Fishing Weekend.  According to the... more

Richard Matt Killed, Police Pursuing David Sweat. Sister Says, "Turn Yourself In."
June 26, 2015 - Fox News has confirmed that Richard Matt one of two New York prison escapees, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers this afternoon.     He reportedly was killed in a remote area of... more

Legislative Session Ends, Assembly Members Speak Out VIEW VIDEO
June 26, 2015 - The New York State Legislative session has ended. Before closing the session, leaders extended the property tax cap for an additional four years.     That legislation also provided a new property... more

Free Fishing in Hopes to Attract Tourism in New York VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2015 - You can catch a big fish this weekend  - and here's another catch, you can do it for free. On Saturday and Sunday you can fish for free without a license at any New York State lake, pond, river or... more

Binghamton Fugitive Caught Following Five Hour Manhunt VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2015 - A man wanted for an armed hold-up in Binghamton led police on an almost-five hour manhunt in the Albany area Wednesday. According to police Justin Creeley fled into a wooded area in Colonie after... more

New York's Maple Syrup Production Breaks Records VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2015 - Governor Cuomo announced maple syrup production in New York has reached its highest level in 70 years. The state was able to retain its standing as the nation's number two producer, behind... more

Volunteers of America to Close its Thrift Stores VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2015 - Volunteers of America Upstate New York is closing its thrift stores and recycling operations. Volunteers of America currently operates 11 thrift stores in seven counties throughout upstate New... more

Albany Leaders Announce Framework of Legislative Session Agreement VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2015 - Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced framework for an agreement Tuesday on a number of issues.   The framework extends rent laws in New York City and other metropolitan areas for four... more

What is Behind Disappearance of Otsego County Man? VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2015 - Could there be sinister motives behind the disappearance of an Otsego County man? New York State Police say 31-year-old Yashiro A. Hamata, also known as Tyrell Avery Rogers, has been missing since... more

Free HIV Testing Week VIEW VIDEO
June 22, 2015 - Today marks the beginning of free HIV Testing Week at family planning of south central New York. Back in May Governor Cuomo called for the total number of new infections annually to be just 750 by... more

Kayaking Summer Safety Tips VIEW VIDEO
June 22, 2015 - Over the weekend a stranded kayaker had to be rescued on the Susquehanna River. First responders found the kayaker clutching a log right below the Ouquaga Bridge in Windsor. So what are some... more

Police Need Help Finding Missing Morris Man VIEW VIDEO
June 22, 2015 - New York State Police are looking for a missing man from Morris. Police say 31-year-old Yashiro A. Hamata, also known as Tyrell Avery Rogers, has been missing since June 16, 2015. On June 18th... more

Interfaith Service To Honor Charleston Victims VIEW VIDEO
June 22, 2015 - Meanwhile local religious leaders are standing with those in South Carolina. The Broome County Council of Churches is sponsoring an interfaith/ecumenical prayer Wednesday in response to the... more

Bill to Extend Services to Developmentally Disabled Heads to Governor VIEW VIDEO
June 22, 2015 - Both houses of the New York State Legislature have passed a bill which sponsors - including Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom Libous - say would ensure that state services are still... more

State Police Still Search for Escaped Prisoners VIEW VIDEO
June 21, 2015 - New York State Police are reminding the public to remain vigilant as searches continue for prison escapees...   Authorities are still searching primarily in the Dannemora area for prisoners... more

Police Conduct Extensive Search in Friendship, NY For Escaped Prisoners VIEW VIDEO
June 20, 2015 - Police are still on the hunt for escaped inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat --  now two of the most wanted criminals in America.     New York State police released they have narrowed their... more

U.S. Attorney Wants to Keep Cancer Mention Out of Libous Trial VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2015 - Federal prosecutors want to keep State Senator Tom Libous from mentioning his cancer at his upcoming trial.     Libous is facing trial in July for one count of providing a false statement to an... more

Libous Returns to Senate Floor, Thanks Well Wishers VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2015 - The end of the legislative session has coincided with the return of State Senator Tom Libous to Albany.     Libous returned to the Senate Floor Tuesday after a lengthy recuperation from cancer... more

BPD Officer Accusing Chief of Sexual Harassment Withdraws Complaint VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2015 - The Binghamton police officer who took her complaints of sexual harassment against Chief Joseph Zikuski to the State Division of Human Rights has withdrawn her complaint.     Kristi Sager has... more

"Enough is Enough" Bill to Combat Campus Sex Abuse Passes VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2015 - With the legislative session winding down this week, leaders in Albany are passing an number of items, and Tuesday leaders passed the "Enough is Enough" Bill to combat sexual assault on campus. ... more

Fire Departments to Receive Narcan Training VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2015 - You can add fire departments state wide to the list of groups being trained on the heroin antidote naloxone, also known as narcan...     The State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency... more

What Would Legal MMA in New York Mean to Local Fighters VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2015 - The legislative session is scheduled to end Wednesday which means time is running out on an 11th-hour deal to legalize mixed martial arts in New York State.     As one of the sponsors on the bill... more

Cuomo Begins State Investigation on Prison Escape VIEW VIDEO
June 15, 2015 - Governor Cuomo has directed the state's Inspector General to investigate the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility.      Catherine Leahy Scott will... more

Massive Manhunt Continues Into Day 9 for Convicted Murderers VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2015 - New York's governor says they've had "hundreds" of leads in the search for two escaped prisoners.  The massive manhunt for David Sweat and Richard Matt is now in its ninth day.      On... more

Father Arrested After Friday Amber Alert VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2015 - An 18-month-old child is back in the hands of his mother after an active Amber alert was issued Friday evening.   New York State Police released details Sunday, on the arrest of the child's father... more

Governor Cuomo Unveils Millions in Funding for Upstate Schools VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils a $100 million fund to help upstate New York's neediest school districts.   The Governor's new initiative called the Upstate Distressed School fund is designed to... more

NYS Wage Board to Discuss Minimum Wage In Fast Food Business VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2015 - The New York State Wage Board will discuss an increase in the minimum wage within the fast food industry. A hearing will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at New York University's Kimmel Center in New... more

Manhunt For Escaped Prisoners Continues Through New York State VIEW VIDEO
June 13, 2015 - The manhunt continues in New York for the two convicts who escaped from prison last weekend.   Authorities started searching in Cadyville, New York early Saturday morning. The two men are... more

Assemblywoman Lupardo Says Education Group Misleading Voters VIEW VIDEO
June 12, 2015 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo says her position on public education has been distorted by a series of mailings and robo-calls criticizing her opposition to what's called the education investment tax... more

Murderer Manhunt Continues. Sweat's Mother Reacts VIEW VIDEO
June 10, 2015 - The manhunt continues for David Sweat and Richard Matt, who escaped over the weekend from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.   Sweat is serving a life sentence... more

Safe Act Changes Likely Dead in Assembly VIEW VIDEO
June 9, 2015 - Could there be changes to the controversial NY Safe Act, the state's gun-control law?     The State Senate has passed a bill that would repeal the requirement that every purchaser of ammunition... more

Tarsia Killer Manhunt Continues, Hits Close to Home VIEW VIDEO
June 8, 2015 - The manhunt continues for David Sweat who, along with Kevin Nabinger, was sent to prison for life for the death of Broome County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Tarsia in July of 2002. Sweat and another... more

$100,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Escaped Prison Inmates VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces a $100,000 reward for for information leading to the arrest of escaped inmates. New York State Police are on the hunt for the two prisoners -- one responsible for... more

Candor Boil Water Advisory Lifted VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2015 - Residents in the Village of Candor are no longer under a boil water advisory. According to Trustee Jennifer Bennett the advisory has been lifted Sunday. The boil water advisory was due to a water... more

State Police Search for Prison Escapees VIEW VIDEO
June 6, 2015 - New York State Police are on the hunt for two escaped prisoners -- one responsible for the death of a Broome County Sherriff's deputy. New York State Police say they received a call Saturday... more

Medical Marijuana on Way to Southern Tier? VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2015 - Friday is the final day for interested businesses to apply to New York for one of five medical marijuana licenses.   Each licensee will set up four dispensaries for a total of 20 dispensaries... more

State Senate Passes Bill to Name Bridge After Trooper Skinner VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2015 - The State Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would rename the bridge over Route 81 in the Town of Chenango in honor of State Police Trooper Christopher Skinner.     Skinner was killed in... more

Did EPA Fracking Study Hit the Mark? VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2015 - A new EPA study on fracking has those on both sides of the debate digesting the findings.     According to a draft assessment by the agency while fracking procedures have been carried out in a... more

State Attorney Sues College Network After College Scam VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2015 - State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing a company named the College Network, saying it duped prospective nursing students across the state into buying expensive, ineffective study guides... more

Schumer Urging DEA to Keep Drug Disposal Program VIEW VIDEO
June 4, 2015 - Senator Charles Schumer is urging The New York State Drug Enforcement Agency to continue one of it's programs which he says reduces crime and saves lives. Schumer is asking the New York State DEA... more

Poll: Ethics Issue Weighs Down Cuomo Approval Rating VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2015 - The issue of ethics is proving to be an anchor on Governor Cuomo's approval ratings.     According to a new Quinnipiac poll Cuomo's approval stands at 44 percent to 42 percent of voters who... more

Legal Fire Work Sales in (Some of) New York VIEW VIDEO
June 1, 2015 - Monday marked the first day fireworks could be legally sold in New York State - just not everywhere in New York State.     A state law signed last November allowed for the sale of novelty items... more

Trial Date Set for Man Charged With Killing State Trooper VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2015 - A day before the one-year anniversary of the death of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner, a trial date has been set for the man charged with killing him.     60-year-old Almond Upton of... more

Cuomo Receives Low Ratings in Recent Poll VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2015 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's job favorability and performance ratings have hit an all time low in his five years in office. This according to a new Siena Poll. Cuomo's favorability rating is... more

Universal Health Care in NYS? VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2015 - Could Universal Health Care make it's way to New York State? Most likely not, but it does seem likely the State Assembly will pass the measure on Wednesday. Once that happens, the  "New York... more

Parade Celebrations to Kick Off Across Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
May 24, 2015 - Several locations across the Southern Tier will host Memorial Day celebrations. Monday in the City of Binghamton, the Memorial Day parade will being at 2 p.m. Route: American Legion Post 80 on... more

Pick-Up Truck Collides with Charter Bus in Owego VIEW VIDEO
May 23, 2015 - A pick up truck crashes into a fully loaded charter bus charter bus in Owego. State police responded to the bus crash off of route 17C past exit 64. Police say route 17C remained closed for a... more

Unemployment Numbers Remain the Same in New York VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2015 - According to the department of labor, The State of New York added more than 126,000 private sector jobs over the past year. However from March of 2015 to April of 2015, the unemployment rate for... more

Could Heroin Antidote be Sold Over the Counter VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2015 - It's been credited with saving lives with more and more people being trained on using the heroin antidote narcan. But could that antidote soon be available over the counter?     New York State... more

Former Congressional Pleads Guilty to Plotting Muslim Massacre VIEW VIDEO
May 18, 2015 - Members of the Muslims of America Inc are speaking out after former Tennessee Congressional Candidate Robert Doggart  pleads guilty to plotting a massacre on the Muslim Village of Islamberg  in... more

Seat Belt Campaign Making Sure You Buckle Up VIEW VIDEO
May 15, 2015 - Click it or ticket. That's been the New York State law since 1984. Governor Cuomo announced today that New York will be participating in the annual Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement... more

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes for More Engineering Training in NYS Colleges VIEW VIDEO
May 11, 2015 - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wants to connect more New York universities with the manufacturing and engineering work force.   Monday, the Senator took to Binghamton University to discuss new... more

Breakfast Memorial Honors Fallen Heros VIEW VIDEO
May 5, 2015 - As Police Memorial Week continues, the memories of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith and New York State Police  Trooper Christopher Skinner were honored at a breakfast this morning. Johnson... more

Prospect Mountain Construction Continues VIEW VIDEO
May 5, 2015 - If you've spent the past year dodging detours at the Prospect Mountain construction site, you may soon have a lot less to worry about. " Currently we sit at 83% complete with the project and the... more

Governor Cuomo Calls for Decrease in Future AIDS Infections VIEW VIDEO
May 4, 2015 - Could AIDS be a thing of the past in New York state by 2020? That's the goal of Governor Cuomo, but how realistic is it? The governor is calling for the total number of new infections annually to... more

Senate Leader Skelos, Son Charged with Corruption
May 4, 2015 - The leader of the New York State Senate and his son surrendered this morning as they were charged on six counts of extortion, accepting bribes and honest services fraud. The complaint alleges that... more

Should Governor's Car Be Emergency Response Vehicle? VIEW VIDEO
May 1, 2015 - The State Department of Motor Vehicles has adopted a new rule which would allow the following state officials to designate their vehicles, complete with red and white lights, as emergency vehicles:... more

Details on $500 Million Competition for Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2015 - Governor Cuomo released more details Thursday on a state competition that could bring half a billion dollars to the Southern Tier.     Seven regions, including the Southern Tier, will compete in... more

Cal Harris' Defense Team Delivers Closing Arguments VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2015 - After ten weeks of testimony, the jury finally hears closing arguments in the trial of Cal Harris. He's the Owego businessman charged with second degree murder for the death of his wife Michele back... more

Local Childcare Provider is Being Investigated by the State VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2015 - The New York State Office of Children and Family Services says it is investigating a local childcare provider.   ABC Childcare and Learning Center has two locations: on Upper Front Street in... more

Town of Maine Native Brings His Company Back to Area VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2015 - A Town of Maine native is bringing his company back home. Jared Bowling is the head of Lightspin Technologies, which develops semiconductor photo sensors for physics experiments or medical... more

Start Up NY Continues to Create Jobs Despite Criticism VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2015 - After a report showing the state's Start Up New York program created just 76 jobs in 2014 spurred criticism of the program, Governor Cuomo announced today 17 additional companies will create 343 new... more

Applications Now Available for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2015 - New York businesses hoping to become registered manufacturers and dispensaries of medical marijuana can now apply through the state's department of health. The Compassionate Care Act allows the... more

Local Fire Departments Recruit Volunteers VIEW VIDEO
April 25, 2015 - Do you think you have what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter?  Well, local fire stations are asking for your help.     More than 30 local volunteer fire departments, including the East Maine,... more

Sentencing for Matthew Libous Postponed VIEW VIDEO
April 23, 2015 - The sentencing for Matthew Libous, son of State Senator Tom Libous, for tax fraud has been postponed until May18th. Matthew Libous was originally supposed to receive his sentence on April... more

Police: Johnson City Man Arrested for Theft from BAE Systems VIEW VIDEO
April 23, 2015 - Endicott police have arrested a Johnson City man for the theft of more than $50,000 dollars worth of equipment from BAE Systems. 25-year-old Michael J. Callahan is accused of stealing electrical... more

Lesko: Protecting Retirement Savings VIEW VIDEO
April 23, 2015 - The government has new rules to protect those saving for retirement.   The ways people save for retirement today are very different than they were 41 years ago, when the labor department put rules... more

State Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2015 - The New York State Police are investigating an armed robbery in the Village of Hancock, and are looking for your help to find the suspect.     Police say that around 9:59 Tuesday night a white... more

A Call for Volunteer Firefighters VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2015 - Broome County officials and local fire companies are looking for volunteer firefighters.     Officials gathered at the Endwell Fire Department Wednesday morning to promote Volunteer Firefighter... more

National Crime Victims Rights Week Begins VIEW VIDEO
April 20, 2015 - Three years ago, the Mills family in Deposit tragically lost their 20 year old son. "My son was brutally murdered. He was struck in the head, he died and was murdered," said Jane Mills from... more

State Attorney General Proposes Microbead-Free Waters Act VIEW VIDEO
April 20, 2015 - Could some beauty products have ugly consequences for the environment? State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says yes.   Schneiderman is sending a bill to the legislature called the... more

New York State Police Launch "Speed Week" VIEW VIDEO
April 17, 2015 - If you seem to have a lead foot when you get behind the wheel, you could find yourself paying some hefty fines and penalties.     Starting Friday New York State Police began targeting aggressive... more

Operation Safe Stop in Effect VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2015 - Law enforcement officers in the Southern Tier and across the state are cracking down on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.     Thursday they were taking part in the 22nd annual... more

New York's Unemployment Rate Ticks Down VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2015 - The state's unemployment rate dropped slightly as it's private-sector job count ticked up.     The state's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in March as it added 8,600 private-sector jobs. The... more

Home Elevations Begin in Owego VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2015 - The first of what could be dozens of homes in the Village of Owego is being elevated to better protect it from future floods.     This home at 567 East Front Street is across from the Susquehanna... more

Is Common Core Opt-Out the Right Move? VIEW VIDEO
April 14, 2015 - Tests and protests. State Common Core tests began today throughout New York. 60,000 students opted out of those tests last year with more expected to this year....     Test results are used as... more

Lupardo: Castle Funding Will Come Back to BU VIEW VIDEO
April 14, 2015 - The almost 12 and a half million dollars earmarked for Binghamton University to rehab Binghamton's old Inebriate Asylum Castle vetoed by Governor Cuomo could soon once again make it's way to the... more

Local Political Committees React Following Clinton's Announcement VIEW VIDEO
April 13, 2015 - Local political committees are sharing their reactions to Hillary Clinton's big announcement.     Sunday, the former Secretary of State announced she is officially running for president. Clinton... more

Heroin Antidote to be in Schools VIEW VIDEO
April 13, 2015 - The heroin antidote naloxone - also known as narcan - will soon make it's way into schools throughout the state. Governor Cuomo has announced this year's budget has $272,000 in funding to be used... more

Organizations Promote Safe Prom Season VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2015 - Prom season is around the corner and a local organization is trying to encourage high school teens to make healthy choices. The Tioga County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is... more

NYS A.G.: Tips to Avoid Tax Scams VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2015 - We are just over a week away from tax day which means it's prime time for tax scams. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is issuing some tips.     Among them, the IRS will never demand... more

Governor Cuomo to Tackle Obesity in Statewide Initiative VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to tackle obesity in New York State. The governor announced, acting Public Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker will lead a statewide tour addressing obesity and the... more

NYS Health Improvement Program to Receive 2 Million VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2015 - The Southern Tier region of the state's Health Improvement Program will receive $2 million to help improve the flow of medical information and fight disease.     Some of the funds will also be... more

Officials Still Investigating Triple-Fatal Otsego County Fire VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2015 - State police have released the identities of the three people killed in a fire in the Otsego County Town of Cherry Valley.   The blaze happened at about 3:45 Thursday morning at 165 Hone Road.... more

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand Proposes Bill to Support Paid Family Leave VIEW VIDEO
April 1, 2015 - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is touring New York state to build support for her proposed bill that would provide all workers in the country with paid family leave.   Earlier this month the senator... more

Johnson City High School Principal Named NYS Principal of the Year VIEW VIDEO
March 31, 2015 - Johnson City High school's principal has a new title.     The school's principal Kimberly Beukema is now the New York State Principal of the Year, according to the Administrators Association of... more

Police Investigate Body Found in Susquehanna River VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2015 - Police are asking your help to identify the man recovered from the Susquehanna River in the Town of Union Sunday night.    Emergency crews responded on the scene Sunday night at around 6 p.m. ... more

Sister-In-Law: Michele Harris Said Cal Threatened Her with Gun VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2015 - Jurors learn of threats Cal Harris allegedly made to Michele prior to her disappearance. Harris is the Town of Spencer man charged with 2nd degree murder for the death of his wife Michele who... more

Childhood Poverty Rampant in New York State, Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2015 - Childhood poverty can have a number of effects. "Problems with anger, acting out impulsively. There seems to be higher rates of attention deficit disorder, and emotionally things like depression... more

State Leaders Reach Budget Agreement VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2015 - It looks like New York State will have it's fifth straight on-time budget after the Governor and leaders of the Assembly and Senate announced they have reached an agreement.     The Governor has... more

Cal Harris Trial; Former NYS Trooper Leslie Hyman Takes the Stand VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2015 - Former NYS Trooper Leslie Hyman analyzed Michele's cell phone as well as all the phone records in this case. Wednesday, Hyman testified that there was one missed call on Michele's cell phone from... more

Greene High School Holds Southern Tier Robotics Competition VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2015 - A competition based on proper planning, ingenuity, and the construction and design of robots was underway on Wednesday at Greene High School. See video... more

Thousands Attend 9th Annual BU Health Fair VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2015 - Binghamton University is encouraging students to live a healthier life. The campus held its ninth annual health fair. More than 70 vendors set-up providing free food and drink samples, exercise... more

Binghamton University Career Fair Connects Students with Local Community
March 24, 2015 - Upstate college students got connected with local employers today. More than 30 regional stem companies set up inside Binghamton University's Fleishman Center for the 2015 Sci-Tech Career... more

Estate of Dead Inmate Sues Broome County, Sheriff VIEW VIDEO
March 23, 2015 - The estate of the Broome County inmate who was found dead in jail in January is now suing Broome County, Sheriff David Harder, and others in connection to his death. On January 15th, Salladin... more

Defense Names Other Suspects in Michele Harris' Murder VIEW VIDEO
March 19, 2015 - Cal Harris' defense team outlines evidence they say proves Cal's innocence and points to the real persons responsible for the death of Michele Harris. This is Harris' third time on trial for the... more

Michele Harris' Best Friend Testifies in Cal Harris Trial VIEW VIDEO
March 18, 2015 - An emotionally charged day in Schoharie County Court as Michele Harris' best friend testifies in the third trial of Cal Harris. The Owego business man is charged the death of his estranged wife... more

Neighbors Testify in the Third Cal Harris Murder Trial VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2015 - Neighbors of Cal Harris took the stand Tuesday as testimony continues in Harris' third murder trial. The Town of Spencer man is charged with the death of his wife Michele who disappeared in September... more

Binghamton Residents Celebrate St. Patrick's Day VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2015 - Sporting all green several Binghamton residents hit the bars celebrating the St. Patrick's holiday.   Plenty headed down to Irish Kevin's bar in Binghamton for some saint Patrick's drinks, food... more

Daughter of Alleged Murderer Cal Harris Responds to Harassment Claim VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2015 - The daughter of Cal Harris is responding on social media to a recent harassment claim against her father stemming from an incident in her class.   A man alleges that Harris confronted him after... more

Cal Harris Faces New Harrassment Charges, Despite Ongoing Trial VIEW VIDEO
March 16, 2015 - Cal Harris also faces harassment claims after a recent incident with a student at SUNY Broome's Owego campus.     The victim alleges that Harris confronted him after an American History class,... more

Budget Proposal Set to Improve Availability of Electronic Medical Records VIEW VIDEO
March 16, 2015 - Have you ever been sick while you're out of town? Well Healthlink New York is trying to make things easier for you by trying to improve it's health information technology. With the approval of... more

Assemblywoman Pushes to End Human Trafficking in NY VIEW VIDEO
March 16, 2015 - New York State is trying to put a stop to human trafficking. A new bill is geared toward helping victims, increasing survivor access to services and increasing penalties for those convicted of... more

An Assessment of the December Standoff in Danby VIEW VIDEO
March 16, 2015 - In the aftermath of December's 61-hour-standoff on Hornbrook Road in Danby between David Cady and police, officials are taking the opportunity to look back and assess how they handled the... more

Otsego County Man Facing Felony Charges VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2015 - An Otsego County man is facing felony charges after state police say he beat up his ex-girlfriend.     Police say 34 year old Lamar Jones of Laurent punched his ex numerous times causing visible... more

Should Powdered Alcohol be Illegal? VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2015 - Should powdered alcohol or palcohol as it's known be illegal? Senator Charles Schumer says yes. He's introducing a bill that would keep it from hitting shelves as early as this summer. His... more

Locals Gather to Demand the Return to Fair Funding for Public Schools VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2015 - Hundreds of community members gathered at the West Middle School in Binghamton tonight to show their support for public schools and education. However, teachers, parents and public officials say... more

DNA Analyst Takes The Stand in Cal Harris Trial VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2015 - A DNA Analyst takes the stand in the Cal Harris Murder Trial. Testimony continued on Thursday in the third trial of the Owego businessman charged with second degree murder for the death of his... more

Governor Proposes Initiative to Boost Southern Tier Agriculture Industry VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2015 - Plans were recently unveiled for the Governor's proposed Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative. "Our Southern Tier farms have been struggling for many, many years," says New... more

Will Maple Season be Short and Sweet? VIEW VIDEO
March 11, 2015 - Under the sun - and under the gun. Mike Blachek of Sugar Creek Maple Farm in Vestal is off to a late start this maple season. The coldest February on record has kept sap from flowing through his... more

Oneonta Deaths Ruled Murder - Suicide VIEW VIDEO
March 9, 2015 - Autopsies reveal what caused the deaths of two Oneonta residents whose bodies were found outside a home in the Town of Oneonta this past weekend. Forensic Pathologist, Dr. James Terzian has ruled... more

Governor Cuomo Launches "Raise the Age" Campaign VIEW VIDEO
March 9, 2015 - A new campaign launched by Governor Cuomo calls for an increase in the age of criminal responsibility in New York. Cuomo's "Raise the Age" campaign would prevent sixteen and seventeen year olds... more

Forensic Blood Analyst Takes Stand in Cal Harris Trial VIEW VIDEO
March 4, 2015 - Jurors learn more about blood spatter Wednesday, in the case of Cal Harris. This is the third trial for Harris who is charged with the murder of his estranged wife Michele who disappeared in... more

Town of Windsor Supervisor Calls for Alternative Forms of Fracking VIEW VIDEO
March 4, 2015 - Despite New York's ban on high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, one town is insisting it wants to move forward with drilling.   The supervisor for the Town of Windsor Carolyn Price says her... more

Legislation to Limit Terms for Legislative Leaders Heads to Assembly VIEW VIDEO
March 3, 2015 - In the wake of Sheldon Silver ending a 20-year reign as State Assembly Speaker after being indicted on federal corruption charges Republicans in the State Senate want to limit the terms of... more

Experts Talk National Nutrition Month VIEW VIDEO
March 3, 2015 - March marks National Nutrition Month and  health experts are marking it with a mix of new and old advice. The traditional advice that still stands: fresh fruits and vegetable on a regular basis... more

Gas Prices Are Rising, But They Are Still Lower Than Last Year VIEW VIDEO
March 2, 2015 - According to the Fuel Gage Report at AAA, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased for 35 consecutive days. That totals out to be 39 cents more per gallon which is the... more

Gas Prices on the Rise VIEW VIDEO
March 1, 2015 - Peaks at the pump! Have you noticed a rise in gas prices lately? According to Fuel gage report at AAA, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased for 28 consecutive... more

Congressman Hanna Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Americans Start Saving Sooner VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2015 - A new bill could help young Americans start saving at an earlier age and help them be more financially sound for the future.   Congressmen Richard Hanna and Ron Kind introduced a bill and... more

Southern Tier Continues to Inch Toward Casino License VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2015 - The fight to gain a casino license for the Southern Tier continues. In December the Gaming Facility Location Board recommended that Lago Resort and Casino receive the license for the Southern Tier... more

Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough is Enough" Campaign VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2015 - Governor Cuomo has launched his "Enough is Enough" campaign to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses. Last year SUNY campuses across the state adopted a uniform policy to... more

Solar Power Advocates Are Disappointed With Policy Changes VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2015 - Solar power advocates say some recent decisions by the state  have hurt the economics of solar in New York and are taking their case to the governor. The solar advocates say in December, the... more

Attorney General Investigating Casino Bidding Process VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2015 - The owner of Tioga Downs in Nichols says he doesn't believe anything illegal happened but feels a conflict of interest led to biased information the gaming facility location board used to make it's... more

Assemblywoman Lupardo On Budget Negotiations VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2015 - Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo is speaking out just before budget negotiations are set to begin in Albany next week.   Lupardo outlines the final steps prior to negotiations. She says she hopes... more

Cal Harris Trial Continues into Third Week VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2015 - The trial of Cal Harris enters its third week of testimony on Tuesday. Harris is the Town of Spencer man charged with second degree murder for the disappearance of his wife Michele in... more

Health Benefits of Staying Active Despite Frigid Temperatures VIEW VIDEO
February 20, 2015 - With this week's frigid temperatures,many might be hesitant to brave the outdoors However local physicians say that staying active in freezing temperatures is critical to your health. "The less... more

Broome County Moves Bidding Process Online VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2015 - In a move that should save thousands of dollars and countless pieces of paper each year, Broome County is moving it's bidding process on line.   The county is now participating in the Empire... more

Senator Schumer Shares Thoughts on Drone Regulations VIEW VIDEO
February 16, 2015 - Senator Charles Schumer  weighs in on new regulations on small commercial drones. The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing allowing drones weighing up to 55 pounds to fly within sight of... more

Sharing Governor Cuomo's 2015 Opportunity Agenda Around the State VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2015 - Members of Governor Cuomo's cabinet continue bringing the 2015 opportunity agenda to communities across the state.     On Thursday in Chenango County, Commissioner Roann Destito from the Office... more

NYPIRG on Ethics Reform VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2015 - Last week Governor Cuomo announced that he would not sign a state budget that did not include a legislative ethics reform plan.     Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research... more

Harris' Defense Team Spends Hours Cross Examining First Witness VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2015 - Cross examination of the prosecution's first witness continued Wednesday in the trial of Cal Harris. He's the Owego businessman accused of second degree murder for the disappearance of his wife... more

Research Suggests Hugs Can Affect Health VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2015 - Who knew there's power in a hug? The non-verbal gesture promotes positive emotion but research also shows it could keep you from getting sick.   Carnegie Mellon University researchers claim... more

Working to Align Individualized Education Program With Common Core Learning Standards VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2015 - Schools in the southern tier are working to align the Individualized Education Program meant for those with developmental disabilities with the new common core learning standards.   A program at... more

Susquehanna Schools Vote on New Bus Purchases VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2015 - Voters in the Susquehanna Valley School District are voting on a proposition to purchase four buses.   The proposition would authorize the district to buy a 72 passenger bus, two 66 passenger... more

Governor Cuomo Proposes Exemptions for Craft Beer Tasting Industry VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2015 - Could a new state tax break help the craft beer industry? Governor Cuomo hopes so..     Cuomo is proposing an exemption on the use tax, currently enjoyed by the wine industry for tastings, be... more

Governor Cuomo Announces NYS Housing Funding VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to fix up housing around the state. The governor announces $7.3 million in funding for the construction and rehab of 19 affordable home ownership developments that... more

NYS Assembly Members Speak State Bugdet and Ethics Reform VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2015 - Andrew Cuomo is drawing a line in the sand over ethics reform - one that could mean a late state budget.   Last week the Governor said he would not sign a state budget that doesn't include a plan... more

Senator Schumer Fights for Free Measles Vaccines and Booster Shots VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2015 - Cracking down on measles, Senator Schumer is calling on the CDC to make measles vaccines and booster shots free. The senator wants the CDC to make the vaccine readily available and not just the... more

Owego School Must Raise $500,000 to Remain Open VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2015 - The clock is ticking on efforts to save St. Patrick's school in Owego. According to parents of students at the school the Diocese of Rochester has given them until March 15th to raise $500,000. ... more

State Grant Money Heads to 7 Counties to Protect Agriculture & Farmlands VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2015 - Broome County is one of seven counties throughout the state that is receiving grant money to be used towards developing agriculture and farmland protection plans. A total of 376 thousand dollars... more

Panel Discusses Energy Initiatives VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2015 - Several energy initiatives and projects are underway throughout the Southern Tier to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance sustainability. Thursday at Binghamton University's Downtown... more

Governor Cuomo Urges Caution As Snow Approaches VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2015 - Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging residents to use extreme caution while traveling Sunday night and into the morning hours. The Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has more than 1,400 snow plows... more

Businesses Prep For Super Bowl VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2015 - Although millions are tuning into the biggest football event of the year, the Super Bowl comes with a lot of prep-work.  Between finding the right television and chowing down on some favorite gameday... more

Black History Month Kicks Off VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2015 - Sunday marks day one of Black History month. The month of February was chosen by historian and educator Doctor Carter G. Woodson back in 1926. Woodson originally pushed for a "Negro History... more

Day Five of Jury Selection for the Cal Harris Murder Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2015 - More time is needed to select alternate jurors for the Cal Harris murder trial. Thursday marked day five of jury selection and more alternate jurors are still needed before opening statements can... more

Is There an Answer to Corruption in Albany? VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2015 - With Sheldon Silver charged with using his Speaker position to make off with millions in payoffs, Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen says it's easy to see why the opportunity for... more

Jury Selection Continues in Cal Harris Murder Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2015 - Day four of jury selection continued in Schoharie County today. Harris is on trial for the third time for the alleged murder of his wife Michele Harris in September of 2001. In the past four days... more

Southern Tier Regional Economic Council Eyes $500 Million Prize VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2015 - Governor Cuomo's plan to award $500 million in economic development money to three of seven upstate regions has the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council sharpening it's plan to win a... more

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to be Replaced VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2015 - State lawmakers announced Sheldon Silver will be replaced as New York State Assembly Speaker. After meeting behind closed doors for two days Assembly lawmakers said there will be a vacancy for... more

Reed Introduces New Bill That Would Compensate Landowners VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2015 - Congressman Tom Reed has introduced a bill that would compensate landowners for the taking of property rights. This comes in the wake of New York State banning fracking in December. The bill... more

Jury Selection Continues for Cal Harris Murder Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2015 - Day three of jury selection continued Monday for the third murder trial of Cal Harris, with four more jurors selected to serve on the 12 person jury. Harris is charged with second degree murder... more

Apple Picking: Seasonal Fun, Year Round Work VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2015 - it can be a favorite past time in the Fall and a multimillion dollar in New York State. But apple picking is more than just a seasonal activity, it takes year round planning. Long after the... more

Survey Shows CEO Optimism Hits High VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2015 - According to a Siena College survey,CEO confidence hits it's highest point in eight years. In the 8th annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey, 32% of Upstate CEO's say that they plan to... more

Attorney General Schneiderman Warns About Price Inflation In Face of Winter Storm VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2015 - While New York could experience a historic winter storm, a New York attorney general is posting warnings on more than just the road conditions. Price inflation during major weather events is... more

Jury Selection Continues In Cal Harris Murder Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 25, 2015 - Jury selection for Cal Harris is scheduled to continue Monday, but anticipated severe weather may postpone proceedings.   Harris is charged with second degree murder in connection with the... more

Jury Selection Continues in Cal Harris Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2015 - Friday's pool was slightly larger than yesterday's--about 100 potential jurors reported in the morning, but again potential juror questioning didn't even begin until late afternoon.     Out of... more

Educators Respond to Cuomo's School Aid Plan VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2015 - Governor Cuomo is proposing a $1.1 billion increase in aid to schools - but it's coming with some conditions. "38 percent of high school students are college ready. 38 percent. 98.7 percent of... more

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested for Corruption Charges VIEW VIDEO
January 22, 2015 - One of our state's most powerful politicians is under arrest. New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is facing  public corruption charges. He's accused of using his position to obtain... more

Governor Cuomo Delivers State of the State and Budget Address VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2015 - Governor Cuomo lays out an ambitious agenda in his combined State of the State and Budget address in Albany.   The Governor proposes spending $5.4 billion dollars in settlement money which... more

Preview of Cal Harris Trial in Schoharie, New York VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2015 - Jury selection begins on Thursday in the trial of Cal Harris, the Owego man facing his third trial for the murder of his wife Michele in 2001. Our Samantha Bleiweis was in Schoharie for a hearing... more

Local Anti-Fracking Activists Thank Governor Cuomo in Albany VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2015 - One major issue not a part of Wednesday's State of the State speech - fracking. The governor settled that issue for the time being when his administration banned the drilling practice in... more

Senator Libous Son Waives Right to Jury Trial VIEW VIDEO
January 20, 2015 - The son of State Senator Tom Libous has waived his right to a trial by jury, instead opting for a trial by judge. According to a court document filed by a United States district court in the... more

Oneonta Man Arrested for Alleged Sex with Minor VIEW VIDEO
January 19, 2015 - An Oneonta man is under arrest for rape and endangering the welfare of a child after the Otsego County Sheriffs Office says he had sex with a 14 year-old girl.   Thirty-five year-old Robert J.... more

Gaming Facility Location Board Re-Opens Application for Southern Tier Casino License VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2015 - The Southern Tier is one step closer to gaining a casino. On Tuesday night members of the State's Gaming Facility Location Board voted unanimously to re-open the application process for a casino... more

Facebook Collaborates with NYS to Deliver Amber Alerts VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2015 - New York State and Facebook are teaming up to better deliver amber alerts to help find missing children.     Facebook's new distribution system will send amber alerts to people's news feed if... more

Southern Tier Residents Voice Their Opinions on Constitution Pipeline Project VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2015 - Southern Tier residents got the opportunity to voice their opinions on the constitution pipeline project Monday night at a public hearing hosted by the DEC. Tempers were flaring at Monday's public... more

NYSDOT's "Tow-Plow" Headed to Our Region VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2015 - It can plow two lanes at once, it can't be passed and there's only one of them in the state and it's in our region. Region nine of the department of transportation has the state's only tow plow... more

Senator Schumer Talks Future of Jets Training Camps VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2015 - Senator Chuck Schumer in Syracuse today, calling on the New York Jets to keep their training camp at SUNY Cortland. There are currently talks of moving the summer training camp to the team's... more

Citizen Action Group To Thank Governor Cuomo After Ban on Fracking VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2015 - After Governor Cuomo announces a ban on all fracking in New York State, members of Citizen Action are celebrating the victory. The group has been present at just about all fracking hearings within... more

New Laws In Place Geared Toward Helping Veterans for 2015 VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2015 - The office of Senator Libous announces some laws geared toward helping veterans and the businesses that hire them. Some business managers are saying a reward for hiring a vet can serve as an... more

NYS Thruway Re-opens VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2015 - As of 10 a.m. Saturday, The New York State Thruway is back open. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a closure on the Thruway after Thursday night's heavy Lake Effect snow hit parts of Western New... more

New York State Umpire Association Clinic Kicks Off VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2015 - Well it's not baseball season yet, but some umpires are practicing their best "You're out!", "Strike!", and "Foul!" voices.   It's all part of the annual New York State Umpires Association... more

Gaming Commission to Re-Consider Southern Tier for Casino License VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2015 - The State Gaming Facility Location Board says it plans to discuss reopening the application process for a second casino license in the southern tier. Last month, the board had the ability to... more

Postponement in Senator Libous' Request to Dismiss Charge Against Him VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2015 - Friday was the day a judge was expected to rule on whether or not to dismiss the charge against Senator Tom Libous. But his attorney is currently involved in another case and the meeting has been... more

State GOP Chairman on Congressman's Retirement Announcement VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2015 - The announcement by Congressman Chris Gibson that this will be his final term in congress and that he could be a candidate for statewide office in 2018 has captured the attention of state republican... more

What Local Leaders Want to Accomplish as NYS Legislative Session Gets Underway VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2015 - The New York State Legislative session began on Wednesday and local representatives struck a common refrain when talking about their priorities this year - boosting the local economy.   ... more

Southern Tier Landowners Rally Against Fracking Ban VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2015 - The Cuomo administration banned natural gas drilling based on findings in the SGEIS.  The study sheds light on health concerns associated with fracking. Less than three weeks after Governor... more

New Law Could Boost Veteran Employment VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2015 - Some new laws are on the books in New York State this year -- and a few of them are geared toward helping veterans.     Businesses can now receive a tax credit for hiring a veteran. The credit is... more

Study Ranks NYS One of Most Moved-From States VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2015 - A recent study has New York State rated number two on a list of most moved-from states in 2014.   United Van Lines performed the study the Friday before the New Year and found that 64 percent of... more

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