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Lightening the Loss of a Grieving Family VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2014 - The community came together today in Nichols to raise money for a family who lost everything in a fire. William and Leanna Hulse's four year old son Trent died in a fire that destroyed their home... more

Law Makers Show Support for Casino in Broome County VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2014 - There was unanimous support from local law makers Thursday to bring a casino to Broome County. With a state committee expected to award at least one casino license in the Southern Tier, the... more

Libous Reacts to Casino Bids VIEW VIDEO
November 15, 2013 - A local politician says he's happy to see the competition grow for a casino in the Southern Tier. Senator Tom Libous told Fox 40 Friday the more bids the merrier. Last night the owners of... more

Expansion of Casino Gambling in Upstate New York VIEW VIDEO
October 18, 2013 - Expanded casino gambling:  The issue is on the ballot this November and officials at Tioga Downs are stressing the positives of Proposition One, which would bring full gaming to upstate New York.... more

Proposition One Two Sides of a Gambling Debate VIEW VIDEO
October 18, 2013 - A local problem gambling expert and educator says the pitfalls of the possible expansion of casino gambling aren't being talked about. Lesa Densmore of Conklin speaks around the nation on gambling... more

Rabid Bobcat Bites Man in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2013 - Tioga County officials are urging residents to be aware of their surroundings after a man was attacked by a rabid bobcat. County health department officials say the incident happened in the... more

Pig and Dog Racing at Tioga Downs VIEW VIDEO
July 14, 2013 - NICHOLS -- After having such success with the camel and ostrich races only a few weeks ago, Tioga Downs looked to have the same result with different animals. Pigs and Dogs took off today at Tioga... more

Country Music at Tioga Downs VIEW VIDEO
July 7, 2013 - NICHOLS -- A little bit of country came to Nichols today. The Jason Wicks Band performed live at Tioga downs Racino in front of hundreds of enthusiastic fans. The band is locally based in Nichols,... more

Second Annual Ostrich & Camel Race at Tioga Downs VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2013 - Thousands of fans crowded into the stands Sunday to catch a glimpse of something unusual: Ostrich racing. "They're pretty interesting, they don't know what they are doing so they kind of just run... more

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

NYS Senate Bill Proposes Five Upstate Casinos VIEW VIDEO
May 23, 2013 - Senate Republicans want to see a casino in the Southern Tier. A bill released Thursday proposes five Las Vegas style casinos in upstate New York, including one in the Southern Tier and up to three... more

Police: Man Exposed Himself to 14-Year Old Girl VIEW VIDEO
April 26, 2013 - A Pennsylvania man is under arrest, for allegedly  exposing himself to a 14 year old girl who was on her way to her school bus stop on River Road in the town of Nichols, after he attempted to lure... more

Tioga Downs Casino Hosts Job Fair VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2013 - NICHOLS -- As its busiest season approaches, Tioga Downs is looking for help. The casino hosted a job fair Saturday to fill 35 positions in various departments, including food and beverage,... more

Tax Break Provides for Tioga Downs Upgrades VIEW VIDEO
March 7, 2013 - NICHOLS -- Visitors to Tioga Downs Race Track and Casino will soon have a place to stay over night to enjoy the races and gaming longer into the evening.     Thanks to a 19-year payment in lieu... more

Tioga Downs makes Red Cross donation VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2013 - NICHOLS -- Thousands of Superstorm Sandy victims will benefit from a donation to the American Red Cross from Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs casino hotel.   Casino officials presented two checks... more

Instant Millionaires in the Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
January 25, 2013 - NICHOLS --  On Friday the New York Lottery's Gretchen Dizer presented $3,000,000 in prize money to lotto players in the Southern Tier at Tioga Downs. Sally Richards from Spencer was running... more

Casinos Head Upstate VIEW VIDEO
January 11, 2013 - Since its opening seven years ago, Tioga Downs Race Track and Casino has drawn millions of visitors. "We know the success that Tioga Downs has had in the Southern Tier.  It's been fantastic for... more

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Larry Sparano
Born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut, Larry has had a long career in broadcasting. After earning a degree in English... more

Ayla Ferrone
Ayla Ferrone has always loved to write, but she didn't get the "news bug" until she was a first-year-student at Ithaca College...more

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