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Cal Harris Trial Delayed Again VIEW VIDEO
August 30, 2014 - Yet again, the trial of Cal Harris is delayed. This comes after Judge George R. Bartlett III grants the defense's requests for more time. The Tioga County businessman, Harris, is charged in... more

New Owego Law Aimed to Crackdown on Sex Offenders VIEW VIDEO
August 25, 2014 - Do more restrictive sex offender laws provide more protection for all? That's the question after a new law passed in Owego last week. Last week the Village of Owego Board passed a law... more

Owego Police: Lock Car Doors VIEW VIDEO
August 21, 2014 - The Owego Police Department is cautioning Owego residents to keep their car doors locked and valuables out of sight after a recent string of larcenies.   Police say in the overnight hours of... more

Over 700 Dogs Compete For The "Best in Show" VIEW VIDEO
August 15, 2014 - More than 700 dogs from more than 100 breeds competed for the all-important "best in show" trophy in Apalachin Friday afternoon.     The Tioga County and Susquenango Kennel Clubs sponsored the... more

Owner of Tioga Downs Says His Quote Was Taken Out of Context VIEW VIDEO
August 14, 2014 - The owner of Tioga Downs is explaining his remarks after the Albany Times Union blog quoted him as saying of his customers, "they're overweight, have an oxygen tank next to them."     Jeff Gural... more

Report: Libous' Home Raided by FBI VIEW VIDEO
August 13, 2014 - A dozen FBI agents raided the Binghamton home of State Senator Tom Libous and his wife, Frances, on Friday and took records and a computer belonging to Frances Libous.   This according to a... more

Owego Company Rises from the Ashes VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2014 - A lumber mill in Owego is beginning to rise from the ashes after tragedy struck 6 months ago.     A sawmill fire destroyed much of the business in February of this year. Wagner Lumber Mill... more

The Village of Owego Board Comes to a Decision on Two Vacant Police Positions VIEW VIDEO
August 4, 2014 - Numerous residents spoke out in favor of adding two new officers to the Owego Police Department but the final decision rests in the hands of the Owego Board of Trustees . It was a close call but in... more

Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Arrested VIEW VIDEO
July 27, 2014 - A man suspected of causing a fatal hit and run Saturday has been arrested.   33-year-old Jason Townsend of Nichols is in custody after he hit a couple on their morning run yesterday with his... more

Jogger Killed on Morning Run VIEW VIDEO
July 26, 2014 - A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle on his morning run.   41-year-old Daniel Manwarring and wife 43-year-old Karen Manwarring were jogging on West Whitcomb Hill Road just after 6:30 this... more

Woman Faces Charges After Allegedly Stealing From Gas Station VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2014 - An Endicott woman is facing charges after she broke into a gas station and stole more than $3,000 of merchandise. Jamie Kubrak, 22, was arrested after an investigation into a burglary at the... more

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

Fire in Waverly Leaves Woman with Severe Burns VIEW VIDEO
July 14, 2014 - A fire at a Waverly restaurant has left one woman with severe physical injuries. When police responded to a reported fire call early Sunday morning at Sister's Family Restaurant in Waverly, they... more

Tioga Man Second Degree Murder Trial Hearing Postponed VIEW VIDEO
July 11, 2014 - Officials are determining the murder trial of a town of Tioga man is adjourned until August. Douglas Every, 62, is charged with stabbing his roommate 39-year-old Milton jump on Thorn Hollow Road... more

Tioga Transportation to Pay Thousands in Settlement Money VIEW VIDEO
July 11, 2014 - A sexual harrassment complaint is leaving Five Tioga transport  workers with thousands of dollars in settlement money. The company's owner, Charles Chapman is accused of making lewd  comments and... more

9 Year Old Steals Father's Pick-up Truck & Crashes Into House VIEW VIDEO
July 9, 2014 - Waverly Police are saying a nine year old stole his father's pick up truck and crashed into a house on Cayuta Avenue.     According to police, after stealing the truck while his parents were... more

Tornado Warning Issued For Broome County
July 8, 2014 - The National Weather Service in Binghamton Has Issued A Tornado Warning For Southwestern Broome County, Southeastern Tioga County, Northeastern Bradford County and Northwestern Susquehanna County... more

Lockheed's Latest Project Expected to Create Over 100 Jobs VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2014 - Officials at Lockheed Martin in Owego say the plant is in a period of growth. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joined workers to celebrate the $1.28 billion contract defense contract awarded to... more

Traditions at the Glen Submits Casino License VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2014 - Tradtions at the Glen's quest for casino construction has reached a major milestone in the process. Executives from Traditions handed in their 107,000 page proposal to the New York State Gaming... more

Follow Up on Newark Valley Explosion VIEW VIDEO
June 23, 2014 - Police say a meth lab is what caused an explosion in Newark Valley on Friday afternoon.   The blast took place at 6506 Route 38 and blew off the front door, along with bricks off the side of the... more

Explosion in Newark Valley Home VIEW VIDEO
June 20, 2014 - An explosion at a Newark Valley home sent one person to the hospital Friday afternoon. The blast took place at 6506 Route 38 and blew off the front door, along with bricks off the side of the... more

An Owego Woman Is Accused Of Stealing Thousands from Youth Football Program VIEW VIDEO
June 20, 2014 - An Owego woman is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Apalachin Youth Football League. 49-year-old Eileen Bundy is charged with Grand Larceny after Tioga County Sheriff's say... more

Owego Mayor Expects Most Changes in Firefighter Safety Rules to Be Approved VIEW VIDEO
May 31, 2014 - --An update on the battle between Owego's volunteer firefighters and the Village. Owego Mayor Kevin Millar tells Fox 40 News that he anticipates "about 90 percent"  of the proposed changes to... more

Run-off Affects Quality of Water VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2014 - Where does your rain water end up, and how does it  affect the quality of your drinking water?   The Broome Tioga Storm Water Coalition --which covers 15 municipalities  says there is good reason... more

Elderly Woman, Driving Wrong Way, was Victim in Rt 17 East Crash VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2014 - We now have more information on that accident on 17 East near the Nichols exit that we reported to you on Tuesday. It was fatal and the victim was a 79-year-old woman who was driving the wrong way... more

Bike Night in Owego VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2014 - If you like to be with people who like to be on bikes, with the wind in their hair, and enjoying the feeling of freedom of the road--the place to be Wednesday night was in Owego, for Bike... more

Do You Recognize Suspect? Owego CVS Burglary VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2014 - Owego Police are asking for you help in identifying a suspect, believed to have burglarized a CVS pharmacy in  Owego late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.  The suspect, seen in surveillance... more

Scanner Reports: Serious Injuries in 17 East Accident VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2014 - Emergency units are still on the scene of a two vehicle accident with serious injuries being mentioned in scanner reports on Route 17 East, near the Nichols exit. The accident which occurred... more

Date Set for Third Cal Harris Murder Trial VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2014 - The prosecution and defense are readying for a third murder trial for Tioga County Businessman Cal Harris:   This one will  start on September 15th, in Schoharie County Court. Harris, arrested... more

School District Budget Vote Results VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2014 - School district voters around the Southern Tier went to the polls Tuesday, casting ballots to approve or reject school budgets.  Not all results were in by newstime at 10PM, but voters were largely... more

Officials Celebrate Presidential Helicopter Contract VIEW VIDEO
May 16, 2014 - "We collectively have an opportunity to see the President of the United States fly onto the South Lawn with a helicopter provided by Sikorski and Lockheed Martin," said Dan Spoor, General Manager of... more

Organizers Still Ask: Why was Sustainability Fair Denied Permit? VIEW VIDEO
May 12, 2014 - It's a music fair to promote environmental sustainability, but it's leaving a trail of controversy as it moves from Binghamton to Owego...   The Big Splash Sustainability Fair has taken place at... more

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

Man Arrested After High-Speed Motorcycle Chase VIEW VIDEO
May 9, 2014 - State police in Owego are still not saying much about what lead up to the dramatic motorcycle chase along Rt 434 West that spanned two counties Thursday night-- It ended near Exit 65 in Owego,... more

BAE's 7th Tourney to Benefit Wounded Warriors VIEW VIDEO
May 9, 2014 - They are part of the volunteer army which protects and fights for the nation--   And that's why volunteers who run the wounded warrior program put together the golf tournament at Tioga Downs on... more

Wild Motorcycle Chase Ends in Owego VIEW VIDEO
May 8, 2014 - A wild police chase of a motorcyclist late Thursday afternoon along Route 434 West-- ending in Owego near  Exit 65. Police haven't released full information yet, but we do know that the individual... more

Mysterious Search in Owego Continues VIEW VIDEO
May 7, 2014 - It could take months. That's what the State Department of Environmental Conservation tells us about that search of an old lumber yard in Tioga County. The search operations began Tuesday at 3481... more

Lockheed Lands Contract for Presidential Helicopter VIEW VIDEO
May 7, 2014 - Lockheed Martin in Owego, along with Sikorski Aircraft, will receive a $1.26 billion contract to build a new fleet of Marine One presidential helicopters...   This announcement made late... more

Protective Suits, Federal Agents, In Search at Owego VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - A number of local and federal agencies spent the day in Tioga County executing a federal search warrant on the site of an old lumber yard. The search happened at 3481 Waverly Road in... more

Enhancing Literacy Skills for Local Adults VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - Imagine having to fill out a job application but not being able to read the questions. 28,000 adults in Broome and 6,500 adults Tioga County are illiterate. Those are numbers literacy... more

Tioga County River Clean-up VIEW VIDEO
May 4, 2014 - Today marks the beginning of Tioga County's stream clean-up project.   This is the 14th year the Tioga County Water Coordinating Committee has enlisted the public to improve the community. If you... more

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

UPDATE: Owego Again Tables Vote on Revised Firefighters Manual VIEW VIDEO
April 29, 2014 - It was a full house Tuesday in Owego, as volunteer firefighters came to see if the village board would vote for a revised operations manual which the firefighters say they need, to ensure their... more

Almost Off and Running at Tioga Downs VIEW VIDEO
April 29, 2014 - They're just about off and running at Tioga Downs---   Final preparations are underway for the ninth season of harness racing--which begins Saturday. Operators  are calling it the kickoff to... more

UPDATE: Owego Firefighter Protest
April 28, 2014 - Owego firefighters are preparing to fill the hall at Owego's village board meeting Tuesday night-- and are prepared to walk off their jobs--if the board doesn't take action to better insure the ... more

Owego Firefighters Threaten to Quit Over Safety Guidelines VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2014 - Could a slew of firefighters in Owego soon walk off the job? That's the threat if the village board does not approve a new operations manual for the fire department. The new manual was... more

Memorial Park in Owego to Honor Owego Mayor Ed Arrington VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2014 - There's another story in Owego--that's drawing people together:   And Owego resident,  Laura Rodd is organizing volunteers to build a memorial park in remembrance of Owego Mayor Edward Arrington,... more

Casino Bidders Hopeful with Thinning Competition VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2014 - With a thinning field of competitors,  there are two venues left vying for a license from the state to operate a Casino in the Southern Tier:   Both Tioga Downs in Nichols and Traditions at the... more

Six More Arrested in Owego Drug Investigation VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2014 - Six more arrests Tuesday,  as the investigation continues into  the distribution and use of narcotic and illegal drugs in Tioga County:   All six are charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled... more

Crime Victims' Rights Walk VIEW VIDEO
April 21, 2014 - Dozens will look to raise awareness of all the consequences of domestic violence in Owego on Sunday...   The New Hope Center will have it's third annual Crime Victims' Rights Walk from... more

Owego Mayor Kevin Millar in Court for Pre-Trial Conference VIEW VIDEO
April 17, 2014 - The DWI case against Owego Mayor Kevin Millar has been adjourned until next month. That is the result of a pre-trial conference in Waverly Thursday afternoon. A toxicology report is still not... more

Casino at Tioga Downs would mean Golf Course VIEW VIDEO
April 17, 2014 - If Tioga Downs wins a license from the state to operate as a casino you may want to take your clubs. Wednesday Tioga Downs announced it will enter into a partnership with the Tioga Country Club in... more

Asteelflash in Owego Set to Close VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2014 - A local electronics manufacturing plant will be closing its doors this summer resulting in the loss of jobs. The Asteelflash U.S. East Corporation in Owego released a WARN notice in late March... more

Owego Woman Faces Felony Grand Larceny Charges
April 16, 2014 - An Owego woman pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing thousands from the shop she worked at. 47-year-old Maria McGuane admitted to stealing more than $50,000 dollars from Impressions by Brianna, on... more

Funding will Keep Stream Gauges Operating VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2014 - Long-term federal funding for nine high-priority stream gauges, including six in the Southern Tier, has been secured: That will stave off their planned closure on October 1st.   This,... more

Binghamton Unemployment Down from February of 2013 VIEW VIDEO
April 1, 2014 - The unemployment rate in Binghamton dropped in February of this year compared to February of 2013. The latest numbers show Binghamton's unemployment rate to be 8.3 percent. This compares to a 9.2... more

Free TDAP Vaccination in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2014 - Can you remember the last time you had a tetanus shot? Well, if you can't,  or if it's been more than ten years, health officials suggest you get your TDAP vaccine. TDAP stands for tetanus,... more

Free Tetanus Shots in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2014 - If you can't remember when you had your last tetanus shot, or if it has been ten years or more, or if you have any contact with babies or are pregnant--Tioga county has a free vaccine for you: ... more

Schumer: Presidential Helicopter Project on Track for Lockheed VIEW VIDEO
March 24, 2014 - Senator Charles Schumer says that the Presidential Helicopter project,  bid on by Lockheed Martin in Owego, is on track...   Schumer says the  2014 budget includes $80 million for the... more

Museum Celebrates 100 Years in the Community VIEW VIDEO
March 23, 2014 - A local museum is celebrating a milestone this year. The Tioga County Historical Society is turning 100.   The museum has opened its doors this week for the spring season, debuting new exhibits... more

People Trapped Within Structure Fire in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - A structure fire trapping two people in Tioga County was called in tonight just before 7. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene at 355 route 34 in Waverly, where a trailer was... more

"Kick Butts" Contest VIEW VIDEO
March 19, 2014 - Some local officials are telling kids to go out and kick butts. However, they aren't talking about fighting. They're talking about getting their loved ones to quit smoking. The Tioga County... more

Kevin Millar Wins Re-Election as Owego Mayor VIEW VIDEO
March 19, 2014 - Village of Owego Mayor Kevin Millar has won re-election. He bested challenger Lisa Curatolo by a vote of 394 to 310. Millar stressed his experience and efforts at flood mitigation during the... more

DOT Has Land Surplus Auction VIEW VIDEO
March 19, 2014 - Looking for a piece of Broome, Delaware or Otsego counties? You can buy a bit of it at a land auction, on Thursday. The state is selling off parcels of land originally purchased for highway... more

Owego Mayor's Race VIEW VIDEO
March 18, 2014 - In the Owego mayor's race Tuesday night--   It is still too early [at 10PM] to declare a winner,but the vote count has been finalized, just a short time ago-and it shows that a total of 717 votes... more

Flood Mitigation Big Issue in Owego Mayor's Race VIEW VIDEO
March 17, 2014 - Voters in the Village of Owego head to the polls Tuesday to vote for mayor...   Incumbent Kevin Millar is running against downtown businesswoman Lisa Curatolo, who owns the Goat Boy in the... more

Newark Valley Automotive Shop Fire VIEW VIDEO
March 10, 2014 - An automotive shop caught fire Monday morning in Newark Valley. The call came in at 10:21am while one of the mechanics was working on the fuel lines to a truck that they had on a lift.... more

Cal Harris and Children Launch Tip Line VIEW VIDEO
March 5, 2014 - Thirteen years after the disappearance of wife and mother Michele Harris, Cal Harris and his four children pleaded for answers from the public. After twice being convicted of killing his wife,... more

Van Etten Teen Arrested in Connection with Fatal Crash VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2014 - A Van Etten teen is now facing charges in connection to a fatal car crash on New Years Eve.   State police say 19-year-old James Crosby is charged with two counts of second degree manslaughter,... more

Help Honor Those Who've Served in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2014 - Honoring the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and those who earned this Country's highest military honor. That's what a group in Owego is trying to do by raising money to upgrade... more

Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2014 - A routine traffic stop leads to a heroin bust in Tioga County. Police say they pulled over  37-year-old Kenon Hopewell on Southside Drive.  Further investigation revealed he was in possession of... more

Route 17 West Temporarily Shut Down Due to Pile Up VIEW VIDEO
February 19, 2014 - A massive accident shut down Route 17 West for two hours Wednesday. It happened around 9:00am Wednesday morning. The pile up involved seven cars and two tractor trailers, and halted traffic on the... more

Ice at Transmitter Causing Temporary Problems for Fox 40, My8
February 19, 2014 - Icing at the transmitter has temporarily knocked Fox 40 WICZ and WBPN My8 off the air.  Technicians are currently attempting to remove the ice.  Normal transmission should resume... more

Owego Police Searching For Missing Teen VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2014 - Owego Police are asking for the public's help locating a teenager. They say 16-year-old David Bissell ran away from home on January 30th of this year. Anyone with information on Bissell is... more

New Owego Political Party: No Comment on Mayor's DWI VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2014 - No comment Monday night from members of Owego's newest political party on the current Mayor's DWI charge. The Tioga County Sheriff's say Kevin Millar is charged with driving while intoxicated,... more

Drill Rig Fire at New Owego-Apalachin School Site VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2014 - A drilling rig at the site of Owego-Apalachin's new elementary school hit a natural gas pocket this afternoon, causing a fire just before two o'clock. According to a spokesperson for the... more

Millions Coming to Broome & Tioga for Flood Mitigation VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - "The floods are going to occur. What we need to do is minimize their impact," said Vince Pasquale, Co-Chair of the NY Rising Program for Broome County. In an attempt to minimize that impact... more

Missing Lisle Man Found VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - A Lisle man reported missing has been found. Sheriff's deputies say 23-year-old Sean Rake was reported missing when he never made it to work on Monday. They say Rake notified family members... more

Police Need Help Finding Missing Lisle Man VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2014 - Police are trying to locate a 23-year-old Lisle man who's been missing since Monday. Sean Rake was last seen driving a red, 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo. The New York State license plate is DXH... more

Cold Weather Hasn't Stopped Owego-Apalachin Construction VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - The fill has been laid well above the flood plain and the superintendent of the Owego-Apalachin School District says construction of the new elementary school is on schedule. The school was... more

NYSERDA Extends Home Efficiency Grant Program VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2014 - Local homeowners looking to make their houses more energy efficient may continue to get help from the state. This after New York's energy authority - NYSERDA - agreed to reinstate the Home... more

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

Fundraiser for Family Who Lost Their Son in House Fire VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2014 - A donation drive is underway to help a Richford family who lost their son in a fire on January 7th. Four-year-old Trent Hulse died in the blaze on West Creek Road in Richford. After the fire... more

Schumer: New Contract Could Be Coming to Lockheed VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - Senator Schumer announced to nearly 100 people at Lockheed Martin in Owego the possibility of big government money coming and the  opportunity to create nearly 400 jobs. "There is 333 million... more

"Parked" Tractor Trailer Roles into Pedestrian, Sends Man to Hospital
January 22, 2014 - The Tioga County Sheriff's office is investigating a Tuesday morning accident which they say caused multiple injuries to a pedestrian. Police say it happened on Corporate Drive as trucks were... more

Police Arrest Two After Robbery at Rite Aid VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2014 - A man and woman from Owego are under arrest for a robbery at the Rite Aid drug store on Main Street in the Village in December. 33-year-old Dale Menendez and 35-year-old Lisa Kleine, both of... more

Propane Tank Explosion Destroys Home VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2014 - A home in Owego is destroyed after a propane tank explosion. The incident happened just after four thirty Saturday afternoon. The South Side fire department responded to 4517 Montrose Turnpike for... more

Cal Harris Granted Venue Change VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2014 - Owego businessman Calvin Harris has been granted a change of venue for his third trial.  The trial will take place in Schoharie County. Harris's lawyers filed to have the case moved out of... more

83 Schools Listed as Fiscally Stressed by Comptroller VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2014 - 87 schools districts have been labeled as fiscally stressed by the state's comptroller and several of those schools are right here in the Southern Tier. According to the comptrollers office, year... 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

Police Need Help Finding Robbery Suspect VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2014 - The Tioga County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding the man who robbed a woman in a Rite Aid parking lot. They say it happened back on December 9th at the 153 Main Street... more

STREDC Holds Public Meeting VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2014 - The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council discussed Thursday where 81.9 million dollars should be spent to help revitalize the economy. Before the new year Governor Cuomo announced... more

World War II Veteran, American Legion Leader Remembered VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2014 - Calling hours were held Wednesday evening for a World War II veteran and long time American Legion leader. Families and friends of Richard Pedro paid there last respects at the Estey, Munroe,... more

25th Annual Heart Walk Takes Place This May VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2014 - For the 25th year, residents will gather at Binghamton Universtiy in May to raise awareness about the importance of heart health. The Southern Tier American Heart Association is busy preparing... more

New Jobs on the Way for Owego's Lockheed Martin? VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2014 - Part of Congress' trillion dollar spending plan includes hundreds of millions of dollars for a program that will effect hundreds of jobs in the Southern Tier. According to Senator Charles Schumer,... more

Owego-Apalachin Board of Education Gives Construction Update VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2014 - Owego-Apalachin school board members say they are on track to open the doors of a new elementary school in the fall of 2015. At Thursday's meeting, board members said construction is ahead of... more

4-Year-Old Boy Dies in Tioga County Blaze VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2014 - A four-year-old has died following a blaze in Tioga County Tuesday.  Crews responded the home at 9266 West Creek Road in the Town of Richford where officials say they found the residence fully... more

Coroner On Scene of Tioga County Fire VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2014 - A coroner was on the scene of a blaze in Tioga County Tuesday afternoon at 9264 West Creek Road in Berkshire. Personnel on scene couldn't confirm that there was a fatality.  The fire started... more

Man Robs RiteAid, Steals Oxycodone VIEW VIDEO
January 5, 2014 - There are reports of a robbery earlier Saturday evening at the RiteAid on Main Street in Owego.  Fox 40 spoke to an employee at the store and this is what he told us. Just before 5:20 a man came... more

Owego's Riverow Filled with Last Minute Shoppers VIEW VIDEO
December 24, 2013 - Major retailers may offer the convenience of last minute holiday shopping, but for that added personal touch, there's just nothing quite like the local mom-and-pop shops. In the village of Owego,... more

Candor High School to Receive Some High Tech. Tools VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2013 - Students in the Technology Education Program at Candor High School will now be better prepared to enter the workforce. Stork H&E Turbo Blading has moved from Ithaca to Owego and is donating a... more

Citizen Action Calls on Congress to Preserve Food Stamps VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - With the looming threat of cuts in food stamp funding, local activists are calling on Congressman Hanna to vote against any Farm Bill that would negatively impact those who depend on the Supplemental... more

Scrapping Metal for a Mission VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - Weitsman and Son, the largest private scrap metal company on the east coast,  is teaming up with the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier. Anyone can bring any type of scrap metal to one of... more

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

Model Train Show Benefits Humane Society VIEW VIDEO
December 15, 2013 - The Owego Elks Emporium held a model train show Sunday. It was to raise money for the humane society.  There were dozens of model trains on display. Vistors could even buy trains and train... more

Former Employee of Owego-Apalachin School Charged with Grand Larceny VIEW VIDEO
December 12, 2013 - An employee in the Owego-Apalachin School District is accused of embezzling over $50,000 while she was treasurer of her union. 45-year-old Amy Wales was the treasurer of the Owego Apalachin... more

Lockheed Delivers Two New Helicopters to Royal Australian Navy VIEW VIDEO
December 10, 2013 - The Royal Australian Navy took delivery Tuesday of the first two of 24 helicopters being manufactured in part here at the Lockheed Martin plant in Owego. "We're very excited at the U.S. Navy... more

Owego's Lights on the River Festival Not Dimmed by Wintry Weather VIEW VIDEO
December 6, 2013 - Friday's wintry weather didn't stop the Lights on the River Festival in Owego.  Hundreds came out for a chilly--but good time. The annual festival included fireworks, candles lighting historic... more

No Merger: Split Results Between Chenango Forks and Chenango Valley VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2013 - There will be no merger for the Chenango Forks and Chenango Valley school districts. Tuesday voters from both districts hit the polls to cast their vote in a straw poll either for or against a... more

Tioga County Sheriff's Office Asking Residents on Wilson Creek Rd. to Stay Indoors
December 1, 2013 - As of 10:45 pm. on Sunday, there are reports of activity on Wilson Creek Rd. The Tioga County Sheriff's Office is asking all residents who live there to stay indoors. They would not release any... more

Groundbreaking: Higher Ground for the new Owego Elementary School VIEW VIDEO
November 26, 2013 - A local school that was wiped out by the flood in 2011 is finally starting to rise again. More than two years after the flood, work started Tuesday on the new building that will house Owego... more

Local Soldier Returns Home for the Holidays VIEW VIDEO
November 25, 2013 - One soldier is home just in time for the holidays. Kyle Terry, a staff sergeant for the Airforce, returned home Monday after his nine month deployment in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Terry says... more

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

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

Tioga Downs Breaks Ground for New Garage VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2013 - Tioga Downs broke ground Monday on their new parking garage, but owner Jeff Gural has his sights set on an even bigger project. "Our permits, our plans, everything's ready to go," said Jeff Gural,... more

Arthur Basso Pleads Not Guilty VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2013 - The man arrested in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in the Town of Dryden appeared in court Monday. 36-year-old Arthur Basso of Moravia is charged with leaving the scene of an ... more

Tioga County Historical Society Holds Annual Tannenbaum Fundraiser VIEW VIDEO
November 16, 2013 - The Tioga County Historical Society is holding their 11th Annual O Tannenbaum Fundraiser just in time to buy holiday decorations for a good cause. The auction kicked off last weekend. More than... more

Lockheed Consolidations Could Mean More Jobs in Owego VIEW VIDEO
November 14, 2013 - There's word Thrusday night that Lockheed Martin in Owego could benefit from layoffs at other Lockheed operations. The company announced it is shedding 4,000 jobs and closing plants in four... more

Helping Victims of the Typhoon Haiyan VIEW VIDEO
November 13, 2013 - The local chapter of the American Red Cross is making it easy for you to help victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Southern Tier Chapter of the agency is collecting financial... more

'Blue Project' to Combat Bullying VIEW VIDEO
November 8, 2013 - Students at Tioga Hills Elementary School  got a different kind of lesson on bullying Friday. Local musician Jared Campbell founded the uplifting "Blue Project" which teaches students to... more

Firefighters, Superstars Compete for Charity VIEW VIDEO
November 7, 2013 - The courts at Owego Free Academy were smokin' Thursday night--but not from any fire. However, there were firefighters there, along with some professionals of a different sort. It was the Harlem... more

More Layoffs at Lockheed Martin VIEW VIDEO
November 6, 2013 - 65 people at Lockheed Martin's plant in Owego were laid off Wednesday, as part of a nationwide job reduction of 587 employees. Lockheed, which announced it would be trimming its force back in... more

2013 Tioga County Election Results
November 5, 2013 - Results as of 11/5/13 10:51pm State Supreme Court Justice  35.42% reported (R) Eugene D. Faughnan: 3,645 (R) Judith F. O'Shea: 3,786 District Attorney  35.42% reported (D)... more

Proposition One in Favor to Win in Southern Tier and State Wide
November 5, 2013 - The majority of votes in several counties in the Southern Tier voted in favor of the state referendum Proposition One, which would authorize casino gaming in New York State. State wide, with 55... more

Missing Owego Man Found Deceased along Riverbank VIEW VIDEO
November 1, 2013 - A search for a missing man in the Village of Owego has ended badly. 64-year-old Anthony Smith of Owego was located, deceased, along the shore of the Susquehanna River. No cause of death has... more

Police Search for Missing Man in Village of Owego VIEW VIDEO
October 31, 2013 - Reports indicate police in the Village of Owego are looking for a 63- year-old man. According to scanner reports, police are searching for Anthony Smith.  They say he was last seen leaving 18... more

Effects of Proposition #1 VIEW VIDEO
October 31, 2013 - Those for and against the proposition that would bring casino gaming to upstate made their cases Thursday. Community members and public officials met at Tioga Downs Thursday to discuss the... more

Saving Tioga Theatre: A Piece of History VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2013 - The Tioga Theatre in Owego is 105 years old. Located on Main St. it has screened films featuring Hollywood Icons like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Natalie Wood.   "They built the building in... more

Teaching Students About Composting VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2013 - At the end of a meal,  most students just empty what remains on their tray into the trash.  Some may even take the time to properly recycle. Now, some Southern Tier students will be composting. ... more

Trick-or-Treat: Being Spooky While Being Safe VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2013 - With Halloween fast approaching, we won't tell you not to overindulge on candy, but the American Red Cross has a few other tips to make trick-or-treating safer.     Shelley Bierwiler, Southern... more

Casino Gambling: Possible Job Impacts of Proposition One VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2013 - While the majority of the focus on election day will be the races for public office there will also be six propositions on the back of the ballot, one of which could greatly impact our... more

FEMA Agrees to Fund Reconstruction of Owego Elementary School VIEW VIDEO
October 28, 2013 - After two years and Senator Chuck Schumer's influence, a formal announcement was made from Schumer on Monday that FEMA has finally agreed to fund the reconstruction of the Owego Elementary School. ... more

Zombies Apocalypse in Owego VIEW VIDEO
October 26, 2013 - It was a scary sight in Tioga County Saturday when zombies invaded the streets of Owego. The living dead came out to the Parkview Hotel and restaurant for Owego's first Zombie Fest complete with a... more

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2013 - If you're cleaning out your medicine cabinet, the Broome County Sheriff's Department wants to help. Officials say disposing of outdated, unwanted or unused prescription medication  properly can... more

Man Murdered in the Town of Tioga; Suspect Held VIEW VIDEO
October 24, 2013 - A man is charged with 2nd degree murder after a stabbing Wednesday evening. The Tioga County Sheriffs Office was called to the scene of a stabbing at 281 Thorn Hollow Rd around 8 PM. Upon... more

Human Remains Identified VIEW VIDEO
October 24, 2013 - Binghamton University's Anthropology Department has helped identify the human remains of a man missing from the Syracuse area since 2011: They've been tentatively identified as those of Brian... more

Owego Voters Decide on Whether to Rebuild School VIEW VIDEO
October 22, 2013 - Tuesday, in a referendum, voters in the Owego Appalachin School District are deciding whether to spend an additional 11 million dollars to rebuild the Christa Mcauliffe Boulevard School. FEMA will... more

Family Credits Good Samaritan For Saving Lives in Newark Valley Fire VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2013 - A Newark valley family credits a good Samaritan for saving their lives after their home caught fire early Monday morning. Ray Glover says he was alerted that the attic was on fire by a passerby... more

Forum Tuesday on GBHC Closure VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2013 - More discussion over the state's controversial plan to close inpatient psychiatric services at the Greater Binghamton Health Center. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch... 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

Not Known if Layoffs Will Affect Lockheed Martin in Owego VIEW VIDEO
October 16, 2013 - Approximately 600 Lockheed Martin workers in the U.S. will be getting pink slips, but the company won't say where the job losses will occur. Lockheed says employees will be notified November... more

Wavery Police: Hit and Run Didn't Occur VIEW VIDEO
October 15, 2013 - It seemed like a hit and run that really deserved police attention. Waverly Police were told that the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck had hit a bicyclist on Frederick Street in front of the Waverly... more

Vestal, ME Ranked Among Best School Districts VIEW VIDEO
October 15, 2013 - Vestal schools are number one--that's what Business first magazine says for the third consecutive year about the Vestal Central School District. The ranking puts it at the top of districts in the... more

Owego Community Members Mourn Loss of Ed Franz VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2013 - The Owego community is mourning the loss of a man who served it for over 50 years--former Fire Chief Ed Franz. Franz passed away from brain cancer on Friday. Along with being a volunteer... more

Potential for Best Fall Foliage in Years VIEW VIDEO
September 27, 2013 - According to the state's fall foliage report, the greater Binghamton area is considered to be "just changing."  Leaf peepers,  as they are called, are predicting a 25 percent change by the... more

Are Higher Standards for Future Teachers the Answer? VIEW VIDEO
September 27, 2013 - Before they get to teach the class, the next generation of teachers will have to be at the head of the class as students - at least those who want to be trained at SUNY schools. Last week the... more

Gains, Losses in Job Figures VIEW VIDEO
September 20, 2013 - The latest employment figures show that the Binghamton/Tioga County area added 900 private sector jobs between this August and August of last year. But, that was offset by a big loss in government... more

Former Newark Valley Teacher Awarded 3.5 Million After Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
September 18, 2013 - A three and a half million dollar award to the former Newark Valley High School teacher and coach who was terminated when her then boyfriend, Todd Broxmeyer, a field hockey coach, was convicted of... more

Fatal Fire at House in Candor VIEW VIDEO
September 17, 2013 - Authorities have identified the victim of Tuesdays fatal house fire in Candor as 80 year old James Roberts, who lived in the house that the fire heavily damaged.  It broke out around 2:30AM at... more

Another a-MAIZE-ing design VIEW VIDEO
September 17, 2013 - NEWARK VALLEY -- There are over 3,500 uses for corn.  For the ninth straight year, Stoughton Farm is taking advantage of one of the most creative.  The relative newcomer to "Agritainment," Stoughton... more

Rich David Wins GOP Primary for Binghamton Mayor VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2013 - Republican Rich David was the clear winner in Tuesdays GOP primary for Binghamton Mayor.  Douglas Walter Drazen was second, and Ed Hickey came in third-- click on the *video* for more details of the... more

Three Republicans Vying for District Attorney in Tioga County VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2013 - In Tioga County, there is a Republican primary that could have some impact on the third trial of Cal Harris who was twice convicted of murdering his wife only to have those convictions overturned.... more

FEMA Approves Funding for Owego Elementary School VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2013 - The Owego Elementary School, closed since the flood of 2011, is one step closer to opening it's doors. FEMA has approved 85-90 percent of the building costs for the new building. FEMA will not pay... more

Effects of the 2011 Floods Two Years Later VIEW VIDEO
September 8, 2013 - Saturday was the 2 year anniversary of the 2011 floods that devastated our area and people are still trying to recover. Fox 40 talked with some of them and took a look back at what happened on that... more

Third Trial For Cal Harris Postponed VIEW VIDEO
September 6, 2013 - The third trial of Cal Harris, the Tioga County man accused of killing his wife in 2001, has been postponed, with no date set on when it will begin. The trial had been scheduled to start in Tioga... more

River Gauges to Stay in Place VIEW VIDEO
September 6, 2013 - The two year anniversary of the 2011 flood is Sunday and in an effort to better prepare for future flooding, 21 lake and stream gauges slated to close in October will stay open thanks to a new round... more

Former NY Giant Visits Owego VIEW VIDEO
September 6, 2013 - High School students at Owego Free Academy gathered early this morning in the school's auditorium to hear former Colts and New York Giants football player Keith Elias speak. Student's say they... more

Two Arrested in Owego for Robbery VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2013 - In Owego, police have two suspects in custody, accused of robbing a 70-year-old woman. 22-year-old Dustin Steigler and 20-year-old Dillon Steigler, both of Owego, reportedly approached the woman... more

Happy Ending for Water Rescue in Apalachin VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2013 - A happy ending to what had been a tense situation for awhile Thursday night. A man was reported missing after leaving from the  Apalachin Boat Launch in Apalachin around 8PM. The man aboard... more

Zumbathon Held in Memory of Local Fallen Soldier VIEW VIDEO
August 31, 2013 - Tioga Middle School was the host Saturday of a zumbathon charity event. Dozens of people participated in the event in memory of Sergeant Justin Rogers of Tioga. Rogers lost his life in June at... more

Town of Owego Road Closure VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2013 - Drivers in the Town of Owego might be facing some delays. Monday was the first day Whittemore Hill Road in the Town of Owego was closed to through traffic. It will be closed until further notice,... more

Crash Claims Woman's Life in Richmond Township VIEW VIDEO
August 26, 2013 - A one-car crash claims the life of a Mansfield, Pennsylvania woman. Pennsylvania State Police say 27-year-old Natasha Nicole Stanfield drove off the roadway of Brooklyn Road in Richmond Township... more

Hundreds Remember Young Girl VIEW VIDEO
August 25, 2013 - Hundreds of people gathered in Owego Sunday to remember a young girl who lost her life last May. Three year old Allie Oney was tragically killed last year but her memory lives on. The First... more

Historic Church in Owego Holds Fundraiser to Rebuild from 2011 Floods VIEW VIDEO
August 24, 2013 - A church in Owego still recovering from the 2011 flood held a fundraiser Saturday to help with the cost of reconstruction.   The First Baptist Church of Owego held a Chinese Auction with food,... more

Historic Owego Church Looks to Future VIEW VIDEO
August 20, 2013 - At almost 182 years old, the First Baptist Church in Owego has seen it's share of history. It's also made it's share. The church was the first in the nation to publicly state an anti-slavery... more

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

Hickories Circuit Dog Show Underway VIEW VIDEO
August 16, 2013 - This weekend is sure to be a hoot and howl up at the Apalachin Firemen's Field Grounds.   Dogs and their owners from all over the country will be there for the Hickories Circuit Dog Show. Along... more

Improvements to Hickories Could Include Dog Park VIEW VIDEO
August 14, 2013 - Hickories Park will be getting some improvements this fall thanks to a $100,000 anonymous donation. Owego Town Supervisor Donald Castellucci Jr. says it will go towards a sewer project that will... more

Schumer: Two Helicopter Contracts Could Bring Hundreds of Jobs to Owego VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2013 - As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan draw ever closer to their ends, Senator Charles Schumer says he is working to move two contracts forward that would bring hundreds of defense jobs to the Southern... more

Treasures in your Attic? VIEW VIDEO
August 10, 2013 - Ever wonder if what you have in your attic or basement is just junk-- or an unrecognized treasure?   Lots of people who've asked themselves that very question were at Tioga downs  Saturday--for... more

Broome County Sales Tax on the Decline VIEW VIDEO
August 9, 2013 - Sales tax collection in Broome County and the rest of the Southern Tier declined, despite rises in the rest of the state. This according to a report by the state comptroller's... more

Tioga County Bus Catches on Fire VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2013 - A bus from Tioga County is destroyed after a fire early Tuesday afternoon. The bus was coming back from being repaired when the driver heard something wrong with the engine which caused him to... more

25 Owego Employees Lose Jobs at Lockheed Martin VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2013 - 25 Lockheed Martin employees in Owego learned they have lost their jobs Thursday. The company's public affairs officer said Thursday in an email that the layoffs were necessary to address current... more

Funeral for Former Owego Mayor VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2013 - Owego said goodbye to the man who served them as a volunteer, first responder, and mayor as Edward Arrington was laid to rest Monday. Friends and family gathered for the funeral service at First... more

Funeral Monday for Former Owego Mayor Ed Arrington VIEW VIDEO
July 28, 2013 - There will be funeral services Monday for former Owego Mayor Ed Arrington, who died suddenly on Wednesday. Arrington, who served three terms as mayor of Owego, is remembered for his long record of... 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

Former Mayor of Owego Passes Away VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2013 - Former Owego Mayor Edward Arrington died suddenly Wednesday. He was Owego's first African American mayor serving the village for six years. Arrington, a Democrat, was the mayor during both... more

Bandwidth: O-A Students Summer Project VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2013 - For some high schoolers, getting a summer job is all about earning a little extra cash.   But for students working for the Owego-Apalachin I-T Department-- how about extra bandwidth? The kids... more

Historical Society hold Re-enactment in Newark Valley VIEW VIDEO
July 21, 2013 - NEWARK VALLEY -- No Internet, No Cars, and No Cell Phones. Three things that a teenager's worst nightmare and the Northeast Encampment of Living History have in common. Today, visitors from... more

Coyote Spotted in Owego Park VIEW VIDEO
July 17, 2013 - There have been coyote sightings at an Endicott Park.   Officials in Owego say the animals have been seen at the Campville Commons Park off Route 17C in Endicott.  They say there haven't... 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

Tribute to Fallen Soldier from Barton VIEW VIDEO
July 11, 2013 - A tribute Thjursday night to a soldier from Barton, who died recently while serving in Afghanistan. "On behalf of the President of the United States..." A presentation of the flag,  and somber... 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

Candor Celebrates Independence Day VIEW VIDEO
July 4, 2013 - Residents of Candor also celebrated Independence Day.  The week-long celebration is at the ballpark on Route 96. People are enjoying carnival rides, games, food, chicken barbecue, and live... more

Celebrations At Hickories Park VIEW VIDEO
July 3, 2013 - The night is was bright with fireworks at Hickories Park in Owego Wednesday.  The holiday fun almost didn't happen since the park was closed down at 8 p.m. Tuesday because of flooding concerns.... more

Flooding Closes Hickories Park VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2013 - Officials in Owego are taking precautionary measures following the heavy rains.   As of 8PM Tuesday night, they closed Hickories Park until further notice due to the potential rise of the... 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

OFA Adds Two To Wall of Fame VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2013 - It's a night to remember those who dedicate their lives to service and giving back to the community. On Wednesday, the Owego-Apalachin school board inducted two former Owego Free Academy... more

Red Cross Honors its Volunteers VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2013 - Each year, hundreds of volunteers from the Southern Tier give thousands of hours of their time to help those in need, from responding to natural disasters to organizing blood drives.   Those are... more

Police: Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrian VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2013 - OWEGO -- An Owego man is facing multiple charges after striking a pedestrian with his car Saturday night. Thomas Getzke, 25, was arrested after hitting a pedestrian on Main Street in Owego. ... more

A "Sweet" Weekend in Owego VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2013 - Pat Hansen was an organizer of the very first Owego Strawberry Festival. "It started out like a sidewalk sale.  We sell strawberries, add a little music," said Pat Hansen, co-organizer of the... more

Owego Elks Lodge Honors Flag Day VIEW VIDEO
June 13, 2013 - It's a tradition that was started by an Elks Club back in 1908, honoring Flag Day. On Thursday, the Owego Lodge  continued that tradition. The community was invited to join in on patriotic songs... more

Saluting Students Who Enlist VIEW VIDEO
June 12, 2013 - "It's important to say thank you to those who are making a very difficult decision on our behalf," said Bill Krasowsky, president of the Kiwanis Club of Conklin. 42 high school seniors from... 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

Susquehanna Sojourn comes through town VIEW VIDEO
June 10, 2013 - Dozens of canoeists are paddling through time, down the Susquehanna River.   Forty-five paddlers kicked off the Susquehanna Sojurn on Saturday in Great Bend, PA, and made a stop in Binghamton ... more

Man Robbed and Hospitalized in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
June 10, 2013 - A 46 year old man remains in critical condition following a vicious assault during a robbery on Chenango Street in Binghamton. Police say the victim was picked up and slammed to the ground after... more

Newark Valley Standoff Ends Peacefully VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2013 - Police had a house in Newark Valley surrounded Friday morning shortly after a call came in that there had been a shot fired. Deputies were able to safely bring out an elderly woman from a... more

Hundreds to Tee Off At Owego Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2013 - Hundreds will hit the links in Apalachin Saturday to help honor the memory of firefighters lost in the line of duty. The first annual Owego Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament tees off... more

The Future of Tioga Downs VIEW VIDEO
June 6, 2013 - The owner of Tioga Downs says he'll take his chips off the table if Governor Cuomo's plan to bring casinos to upstate New York becomes a reality. Cuomo has proposed three casinos in upstate,... more

Waverly Police Discover Mobile Meth Lab VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2013 - Four people, including three from Owego, are under arrest after Waverly Police pulled over their car and discovered it was a mobile meth lab. Under arrest are David Brown, 35, of Athens, PA, as... more

Owego Woman Charged With Stealing From Former Company VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2013 - State police have charged an Owego woman with stealing over $50,000 from her former company. Maria McGuane, 47, is accused of stealing the money from "Impressions by Briana" where she worked from... more

OFA Places High in Odyssey of the Mind VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2013 - OWEGO -- It was a triumphal return for a group of local high school students-- internationally recognized for their creative problem-solving. A team from Owego Free Academy took sixth place in the... more

Recipe Ideas For Memorial Day BBQ VIEW VIDEO
May 24, 2013 - With the long weekend ahead, many of you may be itching to try out some new dishes for that Memorial Day barbecue. Sue Michaels ,owner of The Kitchen Store in Apalachin, helped us out with some... more

Bonacic: Casino Locations Should Be Identified VIEW VIDEO
May 24, 2013 - This fall, voters could decide whether to legalize gambling. At least one state senator thinks voters should know where those casinos would be located. Friday we talked with Senator John Bonacic,... 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

Kopernik Helps Launch Students Interest In Science VIEW VIDEO
May 15, 2013 - A day at Kopernik Observatory helps launch students interest in science.  Tioga County Middle School students got to watch a rocket blast off and gaze into telescopes on Wednesday as a part of... more

Alleged Sex Offender Turns Down Plea Deal VIEW VIDEO
May 15, 2013 - The 62 year old sex offender accused of a home invasion in Vestal and armed robberies in several counties isn't accepting a plea deal --he wants to go to trial instead. Police say in February,... more

A Look inside 'Cockpit' of an F-35 VIEW VIDEO
May 13, 2013 - "It's amazing," said Congressman Richard Hanna (R, 22nd District) as he stepped out of a F-35 Lightning II cockpit demonstrator at Lockheed Martin in Owego. Both congressmen representing Tioga... more

Police Searching For Counterfeit Thieves VIEW VIDEO
May 9, 2013 - Don't accept any wooden nickles, or silver dollars, without finding out if the dollars are genuine.     Police are seeking two men who are suspected of selling numerous  counterfeit silver dollar... more

2013 Broome/Tioga Special Olympics VIEW VIDEO
May 4, 2013 - BINGHAMTON -- Disabled athletes got a chance to put their rigorous training to the test Saturday. Hundreds got to compete in a variety of track and field events at the Broome/Tioga Special... more

Students Honored For Saying "YES" to Safe Choices
May 2, 2013 - Saying yes to safe choices.  Hundreds of middle and high schools students are doing just that and encouraging elementary school students to follow in their footsteps. On Thursday, students from... more

Police Hit The Links For Fallen Officers VIEW VIDEO
May 1, 2013 - Policemen from all over the Southern Tier traded their work gear for golf clubs Wednesday. Nearly one hundred officers and friends took a swing at the links golf course in Apalachin. The 14th... more

Tioga Downs Prepares For Kentucky Derby Day VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2013 - The staff at Tioga Downs is gearing up for their sixth annual Kentucky Derby Day. They say thousands are expected to fill the stands this Saturday  to watch the first live harness races of the... more

Irene Graven Announces Candidacy for Tioga County D.A. VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2013 - Tioga County's Acting D.A. is hoping to win a full four-year term in November. At the Tioga County Courthouse Tuesday, Irene Graven officially announced her candidacy. As a former prosecutor... more

Millions of Dollars Could be on the way to Help Flood Ravaged Towns VIEW VIDEO
April 26, 2013 - Millions in grants could be on the way to the Binghamton area as Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of Community Reconstruction Zone Programs. It will help areas affected by Superstorm... 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

Dog Owners Discuss Dog Park For Owego VIEW VIDEO
April 25, 2013 - Dogs could have a new hang out in Owego as plans for a dog park are underway. The Owego Dog Owners Group talked with town officials Thursday about what's involved in construction of a dog area... more

Quinnipiac Poll: Upstate New Yorkers Split On Fracking VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2013 - When it comes to fracking-- upstate New York voters remain divided.  This according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.  The survey showed 45 percent of upstate residents polled support... more

Navy Extends Contract with Lockheed Martin VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2013 - A new naval contract for Lockheed Martin in Owego was announced. This one, totaling over $15 million dollars, will extend the company's current agreement. The contract will upgrade data and... more

Tioga County Job Fair VIEW VIDEO
April 1, 2013 - Job seekers feeling lucky made their way to Tioga Downs Monday afternoon for the casino's job fair. Tioga Downs is planning on hiring 60 full and part-time employees in anticipation of the 2013... more

Former Boys And Girls Club Director Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny VIEW VIDEO
March 29, 2013 - A guilty plea on Friday from the former director of the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club.     As we've reported, 43-year-old Valerie Demkovich has been charged with grand larceny, accused of... more

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

Area Nurses Help Out Sandy Victims VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2013 - Nurses from our area are helping hard-hit, elderly victims of Hurricane Sandy. Following the devastating impact of Sandy, 28 nurses from Tioga County went downstate, to administer to patients at... more

Owego Elementary School's Day Of Caring VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2013 - After caring for the neediest members of their community over the past two months, elementary school students in Owego had a chance Thursday to care for some members of the animal kingdom. It was... more

Increased Funding For Roads, Bridges VIEW VIDEO
March 27, 2013 - Local road and bridge repair will get a significant boost this year-which could in turn boost the local economy.   New York State's proposed budget would provide almost $6.9 million in funding... more

Career Expo 2013 VIEW VIDEO
March 27, 2013 - Local tenth graders got a head start on pursuing the job of their dreams on Wednesday.   Over a thousand students from Broome and Tioga County came out to Career Expo 2013 at Binghamton... more

Creativity Gets O-A Odyssey of the Mind Team to the Finals VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2013 - The Owego Free Academy Odyssey of the Mind team is advancing to the world finals competition, based on a special award for creativity. The group placed fifth overall in the State Competition at... more

Country Singer Honors Fallen Firefighter VIEW VIDEO
March 24, 2013 - It was an afternoon filled with country music and a little BBQ in Owego on Sunday. Paul Cummings is a firefighter and country music singer.  As part of his Fire House Tour he came out to the... more

Cole Auction Grand Opening VIEW VIDEO
March 24, 2013 - From coats to furniture-- you can bid on it all at Cole Auction Hall-which held its grand opening Sunday afternoon in Tioga Center.  The building, which is next to the Post Office on State Route... more

NY Budget Agreement VIEW VIDEO
March 20, 2013 - Some big news out Albany on Wednesday, they have reached a tentitive budget, and expect to have the spending plan passed by Monday. It was announced around eight-thirty Wednesday night. State... more

Students Get A Glimpse Of New Owego School VIEW VIDEO
March 20, 2013 - Parents and current Owego Elementary School students got a look at what their new school will look like Wednesday night.   The design team, Highland Associates, revealed the plans for the new... more

Owego Man Accused of Rape VIEW VIDEO
March 19, 2013 - A 23-year-old Owego man is facing some serious charges involving an alleged rape.   Ian Webster is accused of Rape in the 1st degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, 1st degree, Criminal Mischief,... more

Vigil Held For Candor Seventh Grader VIEW VIDEO
March 15, 2013 - The Candor Community came together Friday night to remember 13-year-old Dominic Sorrentino . The 7th grader died while playing with his brothers at his home in his yard.  He was in a tree and... more

Irish Dancers Visit Tioga Hills VIEW VIDEO
March 15, 2013 - It's that time of year again--when everyone dons their green and celebrates St. Patrick's Day.  On Friday, the students at Tioga Hills were given a special treat.    The Clann Na Cara Irish... more

African Children's Choir in Owego VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2013 - The internationally acclaimed African Children's Choir came to Owego today and got students up on their feet. The choir performed traditional African songs and dances, and even showed Owego... more

Zumbathon To Benefit Porcari Family VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2013 - A few Zumba instructors hope to raise the spirits of a community affected by tragedy. In honor of fallen Owego Fire Captain Matthew Porcari, a group called The Owego Girlz will hold a three hour... more

Schumacher To Run For Tioga District Attorney VIEW VIDEO
March 11, 2013 - A third republican candidate is throwing his hat in the ring for Tioga County District Attorney. Adam R. Schumacher announced his candidacy on Monday.  Schumacher is a life-long resident of Tioga... more

Owego Residents Relieved As Flooded House Is Demolished VIEW VIDEO
March 7, 2013 - OWEGO -- It's been a long time coming according to residents on Liberty Street as one house hit by the 2011 floods was finally demolished.     According to neighbor Sonya Mammen the house at 115... 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

Owego home catches fire VIEW VIDEO
March 1, 2013 - A problem with a clothes dryer has been established as the cause of an early morning blaze that left an Owego family homeless. At about 1 a.m. firefighters responded to a call at 20 Academy... more

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

Tioga County Businesses Develop Disaster Plans VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2013 - "If you don't have a plan for an emergency, you're out of business until you develop a plan. So you're better off having a plan in advance then to have to make one after the fact," said Dave Radigan,... more

Sayre Man Dead in Tractor Trailer Accident VIEW VIDEO
February 19, 2013 - A fatal motor vehicle accident early Tuesday morning leaves a Sayre man dead in the Town of Barton.   Officers arrived on the scene of the accident involving a tractor trailer and a pedestrian. ... more

Owego Native D-I-Y Superstar VIEW VIDEO
February 17, 2013 - Meet Abbey Hendrickson, mother, author, and avid do it yourself-er.  "I think it started with my parents. My parents were always renovating houses or building houses so it started then," said... more

Second Entry in Tioga County's D.A. Race VIEW VIDEO
February 15, 2013 - Looks like there will be at least two Republicans vying for the district attorney's seat in Tioga County. Although she hasn't formally announced yet, acting Tioga County D.A. Irene Graven does... more

Antique Store Opening VIEW VIDEO
February 14, 2013 - You are probably buying something new for Valentines Day, but what about purchasing a piece of the past? Hundreds of shoppers came out to newly opened "Early Owego Antique Center" Thursday in... more

Attorney Announces Candidacy for Tioga County District Attorney VIEW VIDEO
February 13, 2013 - A local attorney hopes to be elected Tioga County's District Attorney in this fall's election. With the Tioga County Sheriff by his side, Kirk Martin announced his candidacy on Wednesday. The... more

Young boy's dream far from extinguished as fallen firefighter is remembered VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2013 - OWEGO -- Last month Owego firefighter Matt Porcari tragically lost his life when he fell through the floor while trying to put out a fire in a Newark Valley home. The 34 year old's story touched the... more

Tioga County Legislature Discusses Term Limits VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2013 - The Tioga County Board discussed a big issue locally--term limits.   Former County Legislator Andrew Quinlan is calling for the board to begin limiting legislators to two terms.  Currently --... more

Firefighters Compete In Annual Games, Remember Porcari VIEW VIDEO
February 10, 2013 - CORTLAND --  Firefighters are used to heading out in the cold weather, but usually, they don't have this much fun.  "There definitely is some rivalry, some competitiveness," said David Quinn,... 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

Consumer Sentiment Down VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2013 - Consumer sentiment in New York State is down for the second month in a row. Sentiment dropped the most among democrats, those under 55, and lower-income New Yorkers.  The only group which enjoyed... more

Local Legislators Super Bowl Picks
February 1, 2013 - Local legislators told us who they want to win the big game on Sunday.  "First off, I'm a Giants fan so it's going to be a rough one to watch," says State Senator Tom Libous.  "That's a tough... more

New Yorkers Evenly Split on Fracking VIEW VIDEO
January 31, 2013 - New Yorkers are almost evenly split on the issue of fracking, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.     The survey finds 43 percent of people support drilling because of the economic... more

Lockheed Martin Milestone VIEW VIDEO
January 31, 2013 - Lockheed Martin announced it's delivering the 150th MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter, which will make it's way to a naval squadron in San Diego. "It's very exciting, and humbling because it's the 150th.... more

Many Pay Respects to Fire Fighter Pocari VIEW VIDEO
January 28, 2013 - Firefighters from across the country and Canada were in Owego this weekend to pay respects to Owego Fire Captain Matthew Pocari. Pocari died last week while responding to a fire in Newark Valley.... more

Stamp Prices Rise VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2013 - If you're getting ready to send out a Valentines Day card,  it will cost you a little more this year. Starting on January 27th, the price of stamps increased by 1 cent, from $.45 to $.46.  A new... more

Funeral Service Held For Owego Captain Matthew Porcari VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2013 - OWEGO -- Hundreds attended the funeral service for fallen Owego Fire Captain Matthew Porcari on Sunday at Owego Middle School. Porcari died on Monday while fighting a blaze at a Newark Valley home... more

Funeral Draws Firefighters From Across the Nation VIEW VIDEO
January 27, 2013 - OWEGO -- Many firefighters at Captain Matthew Porcari's funeral service on Sunday did not know the fallen captain personally--but they described him as a brother. "We're one big family in the fire... more

Investigation of Fatal Newark Fire Closed VIEW VIDEO
January 25, 2013 - The investigation into the cause of the fire that took the life of Owego Fire Captain Matthew Porcari is now concluded. Investigators say Monday night's fire at 871 Chamberlin Road in Newark... 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

Cause of Newark Fire Released VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2013 - The cause of that Newark Valley fire that killed one firefighter and injured another late Monday night has been determined.   Investigators say it was caused by electrical wiring in a wooden... more

UPDATE: Candlelight Vigil for Fallen Firefighter VIEW VIDEO
January 22, 2013 - TIOGA COUNTY-- A fire claimed the life of 34-year old Matthew Porcari and injured Lieutenant Daniel Gavin from the Owego Fire Department Monday night while battling a fire. Around 10:45 Monday... more

Website Explains SAFE ACT VIEW VIDEO
January 19, 2013 - The Governor's Office has set up a website to help residents better understand the gun control bill. At, gun owners can find a list of frequently asked questions with answers from... more

National Amber Alert Awareness Day VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2013 - Sunday marks National Amber Alert Awareness Day. The Amber Alert was named after 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and killed in 1996.  The alerts are issued when a child is missing and... more

Most School Districts Beat Deadline VIEW VIDEO
January 13, 2013 - Written reports say the majority of New York school districts have beaten this Thursday's deadline for adopting a state approved teacher evaluation plan. Those that don't may lose their share of... more

Cuomo Issues Public Health Emergency VIEW VIDEO
January 12, 2013 - Governor Cuomo declared a public health emergency for the state on Saturday because of the severity of the flu season.   His executive order allows pharmacists to administer flu shots to... 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

Consumer Confidence Up in New York -Highest in Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2013 - Consumer confidence is up in New York State - and Binghamton is leading the way.   According to the Siena Research Institute, confidence in Binghamton jumped seven points in the fourth quarter of... more

Former Club Director Accused of Grand Larceny VIEW VIDEO
January 9, 2013 - The former executive director of the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club has been accused of stealing more than 10-thousand dollars from the organization:   43-year old Valerie Demkovich is being... more

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

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

Owego residents urged to "Go Green" VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2013 - OWEGO -- At the Tioga County Office Building on Tuesday, residents came to learn more about energy efficiency in their homes.   The "Green jobs, Green New York" program helps homes and... more

Siena Poll: Consumers Less Confident VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2013 - Despite media reports that the economy is picking up-- many New Yorkers apparantly remain unconvinced.  The latest Siena Consumer Confidence Poll shows that optimism about the econony dropped a... more

Blaze Destroys Richford Home VIEW VIDEO
January 2, 2013 - Three people were displaced Wednesday evening after a fire destroyed their Richford home in Tioga county: Fire officials say it happened around 1:15 in the afternoon at 997 route 79.  They say... more

New Year Brings New Laws VIEW VIDEO
January 2, 2013 - With a new year comes new hope for some local businesses and organizations. New laws are now in effect in New York state aimed at protecting kids, abuse victims and helping to save energy and even... more

Law Affects Electronic Cigarettes Sales VIEW VIDEO
January 2, 2013 - Another new state law that took effect January 1st, electronic cigarettes can no longer be sold to minors. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated products designed... more

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