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State Education Audit Hits Vestal Central Schools VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2014 - According to an audit announced today by the New York State comptroller, the Vestal Central School District did not develop reasonable budgets... Within the past 5 fiscal years the district spent... more

Stations of the Cross Remind Faithful of their own Crosses to Bear VIEW VIDEO
April 18, 2014 - For Christians, before the celebraton of Easter, comes the solemn observance of Good Friday-- And in churches around the Tier, the faithful gathered, to recall the suffering of Christ. There... more

Kopernik Observatory hosts "Girl Power Science" VIEW VIDEO
April 15, 2014 - Even though the students are on spring break, that didn't stop them from learning chemistry at the Kopernick Observatory and Science Center. Girls from grades 3-6 participated in Girl Power... more

Rt. 201/Pedestrian Accident VIEW VIDEO
April 14, 2014 - A serious pedestrian accident Monday evening, near the Rt. 201 off ramp and the Campus Plaza in Vestal:   Police aren't giving out much information at this time--but we were told earlier that it... more

Vestal Coal House Celebrates Easter VIEW VIDEO
April 13, 2014 - The warm weather didn't just bring runners, walkers, and  bicyclists to the Vestal Rail Trail Sunday.   Hundreds of families made their way to the Coal House to celebrate Easter a little early.... more

A Case For Smiles VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2014 - Imagine a hospital room. Grey, small, and even depressing. Now imagine being a child with cancer in that situation. "I know there's people my age that are going through hard times, like cancer.... more

Locals Enjoy the Warmer Weather VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2014 - With highs in the mid-50s today it seems as though spring has finally sprung. Area locals were out in full force today enjoying the nice weather. The Vestal Rail Trail saw  runners, bicyclists,... more

Jewish Film Festival VIEW VIDEO
March 30, 2014 - The area's Jewish Community kicked off their 2nd annual film festival Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center in Vestal. The Jewish International Film Fest features 5 films that will run... more

Running Of The Bears 5K
March 29, 2014 - Hundreds of runners turned out this morning for the second annual Running of the Bears 5K to support the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.   Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder that... more

A Smoother Ride For Vestal Parkway Commuters? VIEW VIDEO
March 23, 2014 - Those who travel using the Vestal Parkway could be looking at smoother driving in the near future.   Plans have been announced that paving will start on route 434 beginning this spring. The... more

Elementary Students March madness Tounament VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - We may be in the midst of March Madness, but on Sunday Vestal's elementary schools gathered to participate in their own version of the tournament. "Nothing but a positive reaction from both the... more

March Madness Final Four Miler VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - Dozens of people celebrated spring, and the basketball season at Sundays first ever March Madness Final Four Miler at the Vestal Rail Trail. Runners supported their favorite NCAA basketball teams... more

Bowling for ACHIEVE VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2014 - Local bowling enthusiasts came together at Midway Lanes in Vestal on Sunday to support a good cause. The 19th annual Pin Crushing Bowling Tournament raised money for ACHIEVE, a non-profit that... more

Hanna: Obama-care not Fair to Volunteer Fire Fighters VIEW VIDEO
March 21, 2014 - U.S. Representative Richard Hanna was at the Vestal Fire Department Friday backing a bill to protect emergency responders from Affordable Care Act costs. Passed unanimously in a recent vote by the... more

Army Father Surprises Daughter with Early Return Home VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2014 - Second grader Ashlynn Orcutt stood in front of hundreds of Vestal Hills Elementary students today, ready to tell them why her dad was so special. "My dad works in the army. He is a sergeant and... more

Tigertronics Prepping for Two Upcoming Robotic Competitions VIEW VIDEO
March 11, 2014 - Picking up a ball and throwing it through a hoop might not sound like the most challenging thing, but how about building and programming a robot to do it for you?   High Schoolers from both... more

Local Author Signs Most Recent Book VIEW VIDEO
March 8, 2014 - Anyone headed to Barnes and Noble in Vestal today, was treated to a visit from local author Therese Walsh. Her new book is called "The Moon Sisters." It tells the story of two sisters on a quest.... more

Maple Syrup Predictions on Upcoming Production VIEW VIDEO
March 6, 2014 - Will the cold winter put a chill in maple syrup production? The land has been tapped for maple syrup for more than one hundred years and through six generations at the Sugar Creek Maple... more

Police Training: Tasers and Takedowns
March 5, 2014 - Tasers, takedowns, and training. That was on the agenda Wednesday for local police officers as part of the Broome County Sheriff's in-service training session. The training includes a number of... more

Vestal Man on Dangerous Past and Perilous Future of Afghanistan VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2014 - As a State Department contractor, William Kelley has spent much of the last decade training Afghan Police and Border Patrol to get them ready to take over operations when the U-S leaves. It was a job... more

Demolition Begins in Vestal for Flood Damaged Homes VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2014 - Demolition has begun of flood damaged properties in Vestal. 58 homes have been bought out by the federal government. Vestal Supervisor John Schaffer says roughly a third are coming down as part of... more

Vestal Local Returns from Afghanistan VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2014 - With the United States telling the Afghani government it may pull all troops from that country without a security agreement by the end of the year, the question now becomes how well the Afghanis will... more

BU Students Enter the Twilight Zone VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2014 - I bet you didn't know that before Rod Serling created the Twilight Zone, he made "The Time Element," and a famous actor had tried his hand at reading Serling's famous monologues. On Tuesday night... more

Vestal Fire Consumes House VIEW VIDEO
February 16, 2014 - And a third fire occurred in Vestal this morning. Dispatchers received a call at about 6:30 and responded to 236 Grippen Hill Road.   No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no... more

Vow Renewals for Happy Couples VIEW VIDEO
February 14, 2014 - Couples celebrated their long lasting marriage this Friday. Friday at Emeritus at Woodland Place residents and their loved ones got the chance to renew their wedding vows. Four married couples... more

Meth Lab Busted in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2014 - Six people are under arrest after Vestal Police say they busted a meth lab in the town at a residence where a small child was present. On Friday authorities executed a search warrant at 2231... more

Dollars for Scholars: Continuing Higher Education VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2014 - The end of the school year  may be approaching but schools across the area are still raising money for continued education. Vestal High-School held a phone-a-thon event today to support their dollars... more

Go Red for Women's Heart Health VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2014 - Have you been seeing red today? If so, it could be for a good cause. It's Go Red Day to help raise awareness of women's heart health... Symptoms of heart trouble can be different in women than in... more

Reddit Co-Founder Visits BU VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2014 - The changing nature of news, information, and social interaction-- that's what packed the room and Binghamton University Thursday, as close to 500 students  listened to the co-founder of one of the... more

Police: Leap from 201 Bridge was Apparent Suicide VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2014 - Police tell us that a woman who apparently jumped off the Route 201 Bridge onto the ice of the Susquehanna River Tuesday afternoon has died. Johnson City Police are investigating the incident as a... more

Jennie Finch Helps BU Celebrate Women's Achievements in Sports VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2014 - Lessons on sports and life at Binghamton University Monday from Olympic champion softball pitcher Jennie Finch. The Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association held it's annual luncheon to celebrate... more

Football Fans Splurge on Big Screen TV's Before Super Bowl VIEW VIDEO
February 1, 2014 - With the Super Bowl less than 24 hours away, many are putting their finishing touches on their party plans. But possibly the most important part of any Super Bowl party-- the television. We went... more

New Exhibit Unveiled at BU Art Museum VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2014 - For years they've been stored away, but on Thursday they were finally  released to the public, to be seen for the first time in years. Binghamton University's Art Museum unveiled a new exhibition... more

Science is an Adventure VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2014 - Here's one way to get kids interested in science. Students at Glenwood Elementary School learned science is an adventure Wednesday. Children grades kindergarten through sixth got the chance to... more

Drug Bust Leads to Arrest in the Town of Vestal VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - A man is behind bars following a police search of two residences in the Town of Vestal. 20-year-old Amir Ebadullah Aslamkhan of 3116 Braircliff Avenue is charged with one count of Criminal... more

Final Day Approaching for Vestal 21st Century Auto Workers VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2014 - April fourth will be the final day at work for 55 people at the 21st Century Auto call center in the University Plaza in Vestal. The lease for 21st Century runs until May 31st but the company will... more

Revolutionary War Comes to Life at Local Middle School VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2014 - 7th grade social studies teacher, Jeff Spierling, traded his classroom for an imaginary battlefield Friday at Vestal Middle School.  Spierling took students back to the colonial times of the... more

Where is the Best Place To Work?
January 16, 2014 - A Johnson City supermarket maintains a place on the Fortunes best companies to work for list 17 years in a row. The East Coast grocery chain Wegmans comes in at number 12 in this year's... more

Vestal facing sewer rate increase VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2014 - VESTAL -- Vestal residents are now facing another sewer rate increase.     Wednesday night, the Vestal Town Board held a public hearing where many residents expressed their concerns and... more

New Year Brings More to the Gym VIEW VIDEO
January 1, 2014 - According to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, the number one New Years resolution for 2014 is to lose weight Workers at Planet Fitness say they do see a large increase of... more

Drunk Driver Crashes into Utility Pole, Hundreds Without Power in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
January 1, 2014 - According to Vestal Police, a drunk driver struck a utility pole in Vestal which left hundreds in the Twin Orchards neighborhood powerless Wednesday. Police say 21-year old Joshua Conklin of... more

A Day of Returns and Exchanges VIEW VIDEO
December 26, 2013 - With Christmas now behind us, many in the community are using today to make returns and exchanges on gifts they received, as well as doing some post-holiday shopping. Fox-40 was at Target today,... more

Gearing up for New Years Resolutions VIEW VIDEO
December 26, 2013 - Well there's only a few days left in 2013, and many are starting to make New Years Resolutions. The most common--- to be healthier and work out more. American Family Fitness in Vestal says they... more

Vestal Elks Lodge Presents Toys Catholic Charities VIEW VIDEO
December 23, 2013 - The holidays are a time of giving. And for those families who may be facing difficult times, two local organizations are making this time of year a little easier. Members of the Vestal Elks Lodge... more

Vestal Elks Lodge Give Presents to Children VIEW VIDEO
December 22, 2013 - For many children, Christmas means presents under the Tree. For others, times may be hard. But the Vestal Elks lodge is making sure every child has a happy Christmas.   Members of the lodge... more

Shopping Spree with Joey Sindelar VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2013 - It was a once in a life-time experience for local children from the community Thursday evening. 20 kids, selected from their host boys and girls clubs, were invited to participate in "Shop with... more

Christmas Carols Put Seniors into the Holiday Spirit VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2013 - Vestal Middle School students are helping local seniors get into the holiday spirit with a few Christmas carols. A holiday themed concert Thursday included performances from each musical group in... more

Millions Hoping to Become Millionaires VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - You have a greater chance of being struck by lightning, or a attacked by a shark. The odds of winning Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot are one in 259 million. But, those odds aren't stopping anyone... more

More Student Housing Coming to University Plaza VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2013 - The University Plaza on the Vestal Parkway in Vestal is expanding.  That means there will be more housing options for Binghamton University students. The Newman Development Group is in the... more

Police Need Your Help Identifying a Woman VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2013 - Vestal Police are asking for your help to locate the woman in the photo caption of this story, or in the video version. Police would like to speak with her as part of a larceny, forgery and... more

Relief for Joint Sewage Treatment Plant VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2013 - The Binghamton-Johnson City joint sewage treatment plant received a big boost for flood repair on Monday. The Governor's office announced Monday a $30.32 million loan package from the state for... more

Part of Roof Collapses at Temple Israel VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2013 - A local house of worship is facing a rebuilding process. A portion of the roof at Temple Israel in Vestal collapsed late on Sunday night. Vestal police say the collapse happened just around... more

Vestal Police Ask for Help Identifying Woman VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2013 - The Vestal Police are asking for you help identifying a woman wanted for in connection to several charges.   Seen here in these photos she is wearing a dark colored Brackney Inn sweatshirt and... more

Trekking through the Snow for a Cause VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2013 - While it may not have been the weather they were expecting, runners still made their way to the Vestal Rail Trail Saturday. It was the annual "Claus for a Cause" 5K Run/Walk.   The runners braved... more

Encouraging Others to "Share the Love"
December 12, 2013 - In this holiday season, now more than ever, many families are being faced with tough economical times. Matthews Subaru in Vestal was hoping to change that Thursday, as they held their annual,... more

Women's Home Back in Business After Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
December 12, 2013 - A home helping women in the area is back in business after a federal lawsuit against the Town of Vestal. The Town of Vestal has agreed to pay the Candlehouse Teen Challenge's lawyers $270,000... more

Meet the Farmer at Kampai VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2013 - Cabbage, scallions, farm fresh egg-- just some of the local produce used to prepare the Okonomiyaki Wednesday night at Kampai in Vestal. The restaurant owner admits he doesn't always shop local,... more

New Yorkers Believe in Santa Claus VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2013 - Do you believe in Santa? According to a new Siena poll, 30% of adult New Yorkers do and those believing the most are older New Yorkers,  Catholics, and Republicans. We sent our own pollster out... more

Holiday Craft Fair Helps Raise Money for Scholarship Fund VIEW VIDEO
December 8, 2013 - While cold weather is making its way through Binghamton, it hasn't stopped people from making their way to local craft fairs and the Vestal Teacher's Association hosted one Sunday that benefited... more

SciGirls Celebrate STEM VIEW VIDEO
December 8, 2013 - While Science, technology, engineering and math may be  seen as jobs for just men, the SciGirls of Binghamton are aiming to change that.   Fifth grade Students from Woodrow Wilson Elementary... more

Vestal Mathalon Tests Mind Muscles VIEW VIDEO
December 7, 2013 - Marathons involve physical prowess --Mathalons involve the mind-- and math skills.   And local middle school students showed they were in great shape Saturday to tackle some tough mathematical... more

Crews Work to Fix Gas Leak in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
December 5, 2013 - The Vestal Fire Department was hard at work Thursday morning after a gas leak was reported.  They say it happened at Westminster Garden on Old Vestal Road when a contracted company Tri-County... more

Vestal Museum Showcases Toy Collection VIEW VIDEO
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Slippery Streets are in the Forecast VIEW VIDEO
November 27, 2013 - Roads late Wednesddy night were slick in parts, but fears of a really messy situation had subsided. But there is still a need for caution if you're going to be out overnight. By clicking the... more

Celebrating the First Night of Hanukkah as well as Thanksgiving VIEW VIDEO
November 27, 2013 - While tomorrow may be Thanksgiving, it also marks the first day of Hanukkah, something that coincides, we're told, very rarely. Tonight, we joined Rabbi Levi Slonim and his family, as he explained... more

FEMA Home Buyouts Underway in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
November 27, 2013 - Homes destroyed by the floods of 2011 in Vestal left vacant for more than two years are now being bought out by the Town of Vestal.   58 properties in Vestal have been accepted into the FEMA flood... more

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

Fiala Supports Turkey Drive VIEW VIDEO
November 22, 2013 - Friday is the last day to donate to the Catholic Charities Turkey Drive at the RV parked outside of Walmart in Vestal. As a final push DMV Commissioner and former Broome County Executive, Barbara... more

BU Toys for Tots Donation VIEW VIDEO
November 22, 2013 - The Toy's for Tots in Broome County got a head start on this year's campaign Friday thanks to Binghamton University.   The University's physical facilities department presented the organization... more

Vestal Voters Say Yes to New Firetruck
November 19, 2013 - Voters approved a referendum for a new fire rescue truck in Vestal. Vestal's existing rescue truck was purchased in 1986 for $300,000, and has since accumulated at least $100,000 in maintenance... more

Binghamton and Vestal High Schoolers Go Head to Head for CHOW VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2013 - When you think of schools competing with each other, you might picture a football game. But, in the spirit of the holiday season, Vestal High School and Binghamton High School students challenged... more

Student at Binghamton University Help Provide Thanksgiving Meals VIEW VIDEO
November 17, 2013 - Students at Binghamton University are taking steps to ensure all families in the area have a special turkey dinner this Thanksgiving.   The Juvenile Urban Multi Cultural Program at BU is... more

Binghamton University's Black Student Union Celebrates 45 Years VIEW VIDEO
November 17, 2013 - One of Binghamton University's oldest and largest student groups is celebrating a milestone. The Black Student Union marked their 45th anniversary by inviting students and alumni to a celebration... more

Catholic Charities Kicks Off Turkey Drive VIEW VIDEO
November 15, 2013 - Catholic Charities kicked of its annual turkey drive at the Walmart in Vestal Friday. Dj's Lori from 103.3 and Matt Gapske from 105.7 are taking turns camping out in an RV to accept turkeys and... more

Painting with the Players VIEW VIDEO
November 13, 2013 - What do you get when you mix kids with some paint and a few hockey players? It was the eighth annual paint with the players Magic Paintbrush event. Special needs children had the chance to play on... more

Chimney Fire Damages Vestal Home VIEW VIDEO
November 12, 2013 - With cold temperatures comes efforts of area residents to stay warm,  and too often, that means chimney fires from wood burning stoves. According to Vestal Fire Chief Pat McPherson, that's what... more

Children Donate Crafts to Veterans at Discovery Center VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2013 - Even little kids can play a part in honoring those who have served our country. Monday at the Discovery Center children worked on projects at tables so they could donate their crafts to the Broome... more

Vestal Elks Club Honor Veterans and Raise Funds VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2013 - Local veterans and their  family members gathered today to celebrate their service and to help support those who are currently serving in the military. The Vetsal Elks Club hosted it's annual... more

Mitsubishi Returns to the Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2013 - After eights years of being gone from the Southern Tier Mitsubishi vehicles have returned. Matthews Planet PreOwned in Vestal kicked of a weekend celebration today for it's grand re-opening of... more

More Federal Funds for BU Incubator VIEW VIDEO
November 8, 2013 - --More federal dollars for Binghamton University's high tech incubator project for downtown Binghamton. Senator Charles Schumer's office announced the final two million dollar federal grant for... more

County Legislature Adopts 2014 Budget VIEW VIDEO
November 7, 2013 - The Broome County Legislature adopted a budget Thursday evening That will provide more funding for contract agencies than was expected. In September, County Executive Debbie Preston proposed an... more

Vestal FD Urging Residents to Vote for Funding of a New Fire Truck VIEW VIDEO
November 6, 2013 - In less than two weeks, the public will vote again on whether or not the Vestal Fire Department will receive funding for a new fire truck.   Assistant Fire Chief Doug Rose said one of their... more

Kids Learn Benefits of Eating Healthy VIEW VIDEO
November 6, 2013 - Students at African Road Elementary in Vestal now know how to eat a little healthier thanks to the American Heart Association and Broome Tioga Boces.   The two organizations teamed up for National... more

Local Schools Readying for Start-Up NY VIEW VIDEO
October 28, 2013 - After getting regulations from the state last week regarding Start Up New York, public colleges and universities are working on their plans to lure businesses to campus under the program which turns... more

High School Students Make a Difference, Help Others Celebrate Season VIEW VIDEO
October 26, 2013 - In Vestal, high school students teamed up with elementary students Saturday to celebrate Make a Difference Day. The younger students were able to learn peace songs and make a difference in the... more

Wearing Red Ribbons For Good Decisions VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2013 - Vestal Elementary School students got a visit Friday from their older classmates and learned a lesson in making good decisions. Vestal High School YES! Leads student team and members of Students... more

BU Athletes Bring Baseball to FEN VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2013 - There may be no New York teams in this year's World Series but that hasn't stopped excitement here in the Southern Tier.   The Binghamton University baseball team made a stop Friday at Family... more

STAC Cheering Competition at Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2013 - As many as 34 teams from all over the southern tier competed in today's annual STAC high school cheering competition. The Fall cheering competition was held at Binghamton University's Events... more

Diaper Drive to Help Mothers and Babies VIEW VIDEO
October 18, 2013 - Throughout the month of October, Miller Honda on the Vestal Parkway  is holding a diaper drive. Any brand and size of diaper and wipes can be dropped off at the car dealership's showroom.  They... more

Local Students Have a Blast Learning About Rockets VIEW VIDEO
October 15, 2013 - They didn't go into orbit, but they were soaring high into the skies over Vestal Tuesday evening. It was part of Mathways to the Stars program through Richard T. Stank Middle School. Tuesday... 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

Youth Group Sells Pumpkins Grown by Navajo Indians VIEW VIDEO
October 13, 2013 - The youth group at Our Lady of Sorrow knows that October is the month for pumpkin carving. They're giving you the chance to purchase some of those pumpkins. With more than two thousand pumpkins... more

Alumni Return to BU for Homecoming Weekend VIEW VIDEO
October 13, 2013 - Binghamton University was buzzing this weekend as alumni came back to celebrate homecoming.  The weekend was packed with sporting events and reunions. Saturday the university hosted a tailgate... more

High School Bands Perform under Saturday Night Lights VIEW VIDEO
October 12, 2013 - While Friday nights might be all about high school football this Saturday night was all about the high school bands. Nine schools from across New York state competed in the Golden Circle of Bands... more

Binghamton University President Speaks to Alumni About the State of the University VIEW VIDEO
October 12, 2013 - Binghamton University was busy this weekend with its homecoming and alumni events.   Saturday, President Harvey Stenger took the opportunity to talk about the state of the university with alumni.... more

B.U. Getting Pumped by Paws VIEW VIDEO
October 10, 2013 - Binghamton University is getting pumped for Homecoming weekend.   The mens soccer team plays their conference game this Saturday night against University of Massachusetts Lowell at... more

Kids Stargaze on a Stormy Day VIEW VIDEO
October 7, 2013 - Even though it was a cloudy, stormy Monday, elementary school students in Vestal were looking at the stars... in a portable planetarium that is. Students at Glenwood Elementary took part in... more

Locals Celebrate Indian Culture VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2013 - Sunday was the second day of  the Indian Cultural Center's 6th Annual "Durja Puja" Indian Festival in Vestal. The event kicked off with the performance of  traditional Indian music, followed by the... more

Walk Hosted to Remember Lost Infants and Pregnancies VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2013 - Otsiningo Park was host to UHS's Annual "Walk to Remember," Sunday. The walk is a quarter mile long, and is held in honor of the thousands of infants who die each year. After the walk,  parents... more

Four Arrested in Joint Prostitution Sting VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2013 - Vestal Police announced four arrests Saturday, made during a joint  prostitution sting with New York State Police Special Investigations Unit. Thirty eight year old Heather Delaney of Port Crane,... more

Vestal Fire Department Kicks of Fire Safety Week with Expo VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2013 - Sunday is the first day of Fire Prevention Week and Saturday people in the area had the opportunity to learn more about fire safety from the Vestal Fire Department. The department held it's annual... more

Fire Safety Expo Saturday VIEW VIDEO
October 4, 2013 - October is fire prevention month and the Vestal Fire Department is working to prevent  future disasters by informing the areas youngest residents how they can stay safe. First responders  will be... more

What's it like to be a Journalist? VIEW VIDEO
October 4, 2013 - What's it like to be a journalist? 50 Binghamton and Ithaca high school students spent Friday learning what it's like to report the news at WSKG Public Media.  Tthis is the second year of the... more

Fire in Closet Empties Student Housing Complex VIEW VIDEO
October 4, 2013 - An eventful start to the weekend for some B.U. students, but not in the way they were hoping...   A fire in an electrical closet on the second floor of 20 Hawley Street forced the evacuation of... more

Child Prodigy Takes the Stage at BU VIEW VIDEO
October 3, 2013 - He is just twelve years old, but his talents are those of an artist far older. Ethan Bortnick appeared live, in concert at Binghamton University Thursday night. He began playing at three years of... more

Pharmacy School in the works at BU VIEW VIDEO
October 1, 2013 - VESTAL -- Could there be a pharmacy school opening at Binghamton University?   According to the university's provost, it's in the works.  A proposal for a pharmacy school has been submitted to... more

Vestal Board Presents Tentative Budget VIEW VIDEO
September 30, 2013 - Town Supervisor John Schaffer says Vestal is in good fiscal shape and moving forward. Schaffer presented the boards tentative $10,631,072 budget Monday evening.  The 2014 budget shows a 2.1... more

Former White House, UN Advisor, and BU Alum Weighs in on Looming Government Shutdown VIEW VIDEO
September 30, 2013 - Eric Schwartz, who earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at Binghamton University in 1979, returned to his alma mater to speak on public policy and international relations. The former... more

Eco International Closing its Doors VIEW VIDEO
September 30, 2013 - A local electronics recycling company is closing its doors. Eco International in Vestal is laying off all 82 workers between November 8th and December 31st, when the plant will close for... more

Man Taken to Hospital After Motorcycle and Pickup Truck Accident VIEW VIDEO
September 29, 2013 - A man driving a motorcycle was taken to the hospital, Sunday after an accident with a pick up truck. Vestal Police say the two vehicles collided on Rt. 26 in Vestal as  one vehicle was coming from... more

Local Businesses Raise Money for Sheltered Animals VIEW VIDEO
September 28, 2013 - Two organizations came together in Vestal, Saturday for a "Help the Animals" event.   The Broome County Humane Society and The Animal Care Council held a fundraiser and animal food drive at the... more

Local Builder Facing 15 Years Behind Bars VIEW VIDEO
September 26, 2013 - A local builder is facing 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from defrauding New York of more than $100,000 in sales tax. 47-year-old Christopher Deprospo, the... more

Police: Woman Shoplifts, Leads Chase Through Binghamton, Vestal VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2013 - A Hallstead, Pennsylvania woman is under arrest after police say she led them in a car chase through Vestal and Binghamton after shoplifting from the Walmart in the Town Square Mall...     Police... more

Suspect Leads Police on High Speed Chase through Vestal and Binghamton VIEW VIDEO
September 22, 2013 - A suspect led Vestal and Binghamton Police on a high-speed chase Sunday evening just after 7pm. The Broome County Sheriff's Office said the chase began at the Walmart in Vestal during some type of... more

Child Safety Week VIEW VIDEO
September 21, 2013 - Today is National Seat Check Saturday and the last day of Child Safety Week.   Car seat checks were held across the greater Binghamton area to educate people just how important it is to make sure... more

Need a Job? Time Warner is Hiring VIEW VIDEO
September 19, 2013 - Time Warner Cable is expanding, and says it will add up to 40 new jobs in the Vestal area. Thursday's hiring event at the Holiday Inn on the Vestal Parkway drew dozens of hopefuls. A variety of... more

Local and National Companies Come to Binghamton University for Internship and Job Fair VIEW VIDEO
September 19, 2013 - Binghamton University held its annual Fall Job and Internship Fair Thursday at  its Events Center on campus... And nearly two thousand students came out to sell themselves to future employers.   ... more

Discussions Continue Over Vestal Budget VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2013 - In Vestal, the town board is looking at its budget for the new year. Supervisor John Schaffer is trying to retain services, and update equipment, while working within a limited spending plan. ... more

BU Heart Attack Risk Study Underway VIEW VIDEO
September 13, 2013 - Are you at risk of a heart attack? We hope not, but research at Binghamton University could lead to a test to better answer that question. A  two-year, $418,000 grant that a BU professor will... more

Day of Caring Ends with Campaign Kick-Off VIEW VIDEO
September 13, 2013 - After the Day of Caring United Way, volunteers were invited to the Town Square Mall in Vestal to enjoy some dinner and kick-off this year's fundraising efforts.  Friday marked the kick-off for... more

59 Vestal Homeowners Offered FEMA Flood Buyouts VIEW VIDEO
September 12, 2013 - 59 vestal homeowners are weighing whether to have their flood-damaged houses bought out by FEMA. This after letters went out Wednesday informing them of that option. The letter explains how 100... more

Cuomo Pledges Millions for Flood Recovery VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2013 - Local municipalities hit hard by flooding in 2011 have eight months to put together plans for long-term recovery and rebuilding. Those plans could means millions, including three million apiece for... 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

Heirloom Seeds Add to Crop Diversity VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2013 - Looking to add diversity to his garden, Ed Nizalowski planted these Romanian Pole Beans and German Ribbon Beans a few years ago - and have done nothing but grow since. "So next year I had 12-foot... more

Keeping Bears Away VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2013 - Some advice for area residents about encounters with black bear following a weekend black bear sighting in Vestal and Main Street in Endicott. Village police are urging residents to remove any... more

Quieter Day on Campus is still a party VIEW VIDEO
August 24, 2013 - VESTAL -- There's still a lot of activity going on at Binghamton University even after the President's visit.  The new school year is quickly approaching which means it's time for the university's... more

Students learn life saving skills VIEW VIDEO
August 24, 2013 - VESTAL -- BU students also had the opportunity Saturday to participate in CPR training at the school's HeartSafe CPR Event.   The American Heart Association helped sponsor the event.  Students... more

Local Officials thrilled to have President in town VIEW VIDEO
August 23, 2013 - VESTAL -- President Obama's historic visit to Binghamton University was the most informal of his two day trip through New York and Pennsylvania.  While many students and staff members were delighted... more

Severed Pig's Head Left Near Muslim Mosque
August 19, 2013 - Reaction,  as a severed pig's head was left near a mosque being constructed on Sheedy Road in Vestal. The building will serve as a community center and mosque for the Muslim community. The head... more

Kids at Kopernik Observatory Learn about Weather VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2013 - Children at Kopernik Observatory's Solar System Summer Camp learned about weather from a special guest Monday. Fox 40 Meteorologist Kate Thornton was at Kopernik to help mold the next generation... more

What Chesapeake Deal Could Mean to Landowners, Drilling in NY VIEW VIDEO
August 8, 2013 - A deal between Chesapeake Energy and a group of about 200 Southern Tier landowners to release them from leases with the company means one thing for those leaseholders. "The landowners we have been... more

Eyes on the Sky for Perseid Meteor Shower VIEW VIDEO
August 8, 2013 - Looking for something to do this weekend that's out of this world? The Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible, as it is every year at this time. And you can catch the action at the Kopernik... more

National Night Out VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2013 - The first Tuesday in August has become known as a National Night Out against crime in many towns and cities.  Many towns in the Southern Tier are also honoring the day with events that introduce... more

Local security issues addressed in wake of PA shooting VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2013 - The fatal shooting in Monroe County, Pennsylvania raises some questions regarding how security is being handled locally to prevent an incident like that happening here. "You know, you can't plan... more

Hanna Holds Hearing for BU and Business Partnerships VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2013 - VESTAL -- As the chairman of the Congressional Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce, Congressman Richard Hanna was at BU to learn about the relationship between the University and the... more

Endicott Quality of Life Arrests VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2013 - Endicott, Vestal, and state police are teaming up to focus on stopping what they're calling quality-of-life crimes on North Street and North Mckinley Avenue in Endicott. The sweep Friday resulted... more

18 Holes For 18 Years VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2013 - Golfers enjoyed 18 holes for the 18th year Wednesday at the annual Jewish Community Center's golf tournament. With 19 teams of four at $500.00 per team entry and donations the group hopes to raise... more

Police: Arrest After Arson in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2013 - An arrest following a fire at an auto shop in Vestal. Police arrested 32-year-old Christopher Stoudt of Towanda, PA Tuesday. Stoudt had been in custody at the Bradford County Jail since the... more

Local Teen Brings Christmas in July to Philippines VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2013 - 16-year-old Granville Moore spent last week in the Philippines helping his team of 20 youth hand out six thousand shoe boxes of gifts to some of the country's poorest children. "Some of the stuff... more

Focusing on Research VIEW VIDEO
July 30, 2013 - With an expansion of the student population and opening of the downtown business incubator slated over the next few years, the local economy could be in line for a big boost from Binghamton... more

Two area Friendly's to close Wednesday VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2013 - This area will be slightly less friendly and could have scores fewer jobs by Wednesday. That's when two Friendly's ice cream stores will close, one of them is at the Oakdale Mall and the other... more

Vestal Loses Latest Round in Tax Dispute with UHSH VIEW VIDEO
July 27, 2013 - In other news, Vestal has lost the latest round in its fight with United Health Services Hospitals-over a multi-million dollar tax exemption: The property in question is the UHSU walk-in clinic on... more

Vestal Police Prepare for Worst-Case Scenarios VIEW VIDEO
July 24, 2013 - SWAT teams and Vestal Police stormed into Vestal High School Wednesday, but only as a drill to prepare for worst-case scenarios. The Vestal Police Department simulated active shooter situations. ... more

Runners Brave the Heat for First Coal House Relay Race VIEW VIDEO
July 19, 2013 - "Very excited," said Debbi Grassi, runner. "Except for the heat" said Donna Russell, runner. "But we wouldn't let the heat stop us," said Grassi. "Of course not," said Russell. The... more

Air Conditioners Flying Off the Shelves VIEW VIDEO
July 19, 2013 - This week, Olum's in Vestal has seen a sharp increase in air conditioner sales due to the high temperatures. Appliances and Electronics General Manager Kevin Lillie said sales have been off the... more

Willow Point Deals with Limited Air Conditioning VIEW VIDEO
July 19, 2013 - In this sweltering heat the last thing you want to have to go without is air conditioners. Unfortunately, some residents at Willow Point Nursing Home had no choice. On Tuesday,a pipe burst in... more

Larceny of MDA Funds Arrest VIEW VIDEO
July 18, 2013 - Officials say a Vestal woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole donations from a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. Officials say 18-year old Katlynn Carangelo worked at Express... more

Learning to be Model Citizens VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2013 - While many are soaking up the sun this summer, a few Vestal students are learning how to be model citizens. The second annual Youth Police Academy has doubled in size since last year and will be... more

Former Parts Manager for Matthews Auto Charged with Grand Larceny VIEW VIDEO
July 11, 2013 - The former parts manager of Matthews Auto in Vestal and Norwich managed to  "part"  the company from some of its money, according to police:   36-year old dale Paulhamus, of Newark Valley is... more

One car crash results in minor injuries VIEW VIDEO
July 9, 2013 - VESTAL -- Minor injuries to the driver of a Jeep Cherokee which overturned late Tuesday afternoon in Vestal at North Jensen Road near Best Buy. The car had rolled over during the one-car accident... more

Expect delays on Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
July 8, 2013 - VESTAL -- Those traveling on Route 434 coming from Binghamton towards Vestal may notice some delays.     The Vestal Parkway is down to one lane from the Vestal-Binghamton border to the start of... more

The Inside Scoop on Inside Scoop VIEW VIDEO
July 5, 2013 - It's the only one in Upstate New York, the Effe 6. Its task, churning out fresh gelato and sorbet daily. "We also went to South Carolina to work with a chef down there to learn how to perfect it... more

Report of Shots Fired Brings Police to Vestal Home VIEW VIDEO
July 4, 2013 - A report of shots fired brings Vestal police to a home on Brook Hill avenue early Thursday morning. Police say the call came in just before 3 a.m. They say James Sutera, 46, thought he had been... more

Fire and Break-In at All-Star Auto VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2013 - Vestal Police are continuing to investigate the fire and break-in at All-Star Auto on the Vestal Parkway. When fire crews responded at 5:46 a.m. this past Sunday morning, it was determined that... more

Fire Breaks Out at Local Business VIEW VIDEO
June 30, 2013 - VESTAL -- Crews battled an early morning blaze Saturday on the Vestal Parkway. County Dispatchers say the fire began at Allstar Auto just before 6:00 am.  The Vestal Fire Department knocked down... more

Tee-Off for Mom's House VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2013 - VESTAL -- Local students take a swing at helping others pursue an education. The Suny Broome Public Relations Practicum class hosted a mini golf fundraiser Saturday to benefit Mom's House. ... more

Internet Prostitution Sting VIEW VIDEO
June 28, 2013 - An online prostitution sting operation leads to the arrest of three.   Police said Ruben Manso of Vestal, Melissa DePugh of Binghamton, and Marcus Peet of Wellsville are facing charges related to... more

Mal-Employment High Among College Grads VIEW VIDEO
June 27, 2013 - Anika Michel is spending her first summer as a college graduate interning, not working. Come September,  the Binghamton University grad will be gainfully employed in Spain, teaching English to high... more

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

Black Bear Sighting At Arnold Park VIEW VIDEO
June 21, 2013 - Visitors to Arnold Park in Vestal got an unexpected surprise. Vestal police say they received numerous calls around 4:40 Friday afternoon saying a black bear was roaming around the park. They say... more

Town of Vestal's Comptroller Report VIEW VIDEO
June 21, 2013 - A state audit of the Town of Vestal finances since 2001 claims officials did not always properly plan and finance the acquisition of capital assets and projects. This, the audit claims, caused the... more

Willow Point Talks Continue VIEW VIDEO
June 20, 2013 - Could Willow Point Nursing Home be one step closer towards privatization? On Thursday, the Broome County Legislature approved a resolution to go into a $100,500 contract with Toski and Co., a... more

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

White Knight Productions launch new "Webisodes" VIEW VIDEO
June 10, 2013 - VESTAL -- Southern Tier business will now have a new way to reach the community through educational entertainment, or edu-tainment. Local production company, White Knight Productions, is launching... more

Paving and Contractor Scam Warning VIEW VIDEO
June 9, 2013 - VESTAL -- Vestal Police say it's that time of year when paving and contractor scams increase. Following Wednesday's arrest of a man who was allegedly running a driveway paving scam in Vestal,... more

Local Volunteers Help Rebuild Local Homes VIEW VIDEO
June 8, 2013 - VESTAL -- Local volunteers help revamp the home of an elderly Vestal woman. The Rebuilding Together network teamed up with members of First Niagra Bank to paint the walls of a severely weathered... more

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

Bokwa Fitness Combines Simple Moves For Intense Workout VIEW VIDEO
June 6, 2013 - It may look like Zumba, but it's actually Bokwa. "That was a hybrid name from boxing and Quedo dancing, which is South African-style dance.  There's some moves you'll see, some light boxing moves... more

Slathering On Sunscreen Slows Skin Aging VIEW VIDEO
June 6, 2013 - New research shows there is now another reason for you to slather on sunscreen this summer. A new study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that a daily dose of sunscreen... more

Fracking Debate Brings Movie Directors and Opposing Viewpoints To Broome County VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2013 - Two documentaries, one topic , two different perspectives. On Wednesday, the fracking debate was back in the spotlight as two directors screened their documentaries:  Phelim McAleer's FrackNation... more

Vestal Students get a lesson in Do-It-Yourself VIEW VIDEO
June 4, 2013 - VESTAL -- You may not trust them with power tools quite yet, but students at Clayton Ave Elementary were handed hammers and nails today.   As part of the school's "Bookshelves for Literacy"... more

Man Found Asleep At Wheel, Charged with DWI VIEW VIDEO
June 3, 2013 - Sheriffs say a Vestal man is under arrest after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car. Police found Matthew Carden,19, in his car on Watson Boulevard in Endicott, with his foot on... more

Vestal's Greek Festival Continues VIEW VIDEO
May 31, 2013 - VESTAL --  Hundreds came out to get in touch with their inner Greek roots Friday.  It was the 40th annual Greek Festival. There were plenty of drinks and freshly-made treats, gyros, and baklava. But... more

Grecian Festival in Vestal
May 31, 2013 - You want to be Greek for a day?  Try the 40th Annual Grecian Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Vestal this weekend. The festival started Thursday and runs though Sunday,... more

Vestal Honors High School Alum and Hero VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2013 - "She was the strength in our family," said Sue Connors, sister of Mary Sherlach. She was a sister, a wife and a hero. "Driving up there, knowing that if anything was happening in the school,... more

Students Promote Safe Driving After Prom VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2013 - In the midst of prom season, students are to raise the awareness on drunk and distracted driving. Liberty Mutual has provided Vestal High School students with a crashed vehicle to be on display... more

Cuomo Touts Tax Free NY at BU VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2013 - "And it's not just the reputation and it's not just the perception. It's the reality. We are a high-tax state," said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Governor Cuomo's solution to lowering those... more

40th Annual Grecian Festival VIEW VIDEO
May 29, 2013 - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is gearing up for their 40th annual Grecian Festival. They expect thousands to stop by this weekend for some traditional Greek food as well as music and... more

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

Car Show in Vestal Helps Support Troops VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2013 - "We're doing a fundraiser car wash for ten dollars and all the proceeds go to the USO for our troops. What better way to celebrate Memorial Day," said Event Organizer, Christopher Moore. It's... more

Families Remember Loved Ones on Memorial Day VIEW VIDEO
May 25, 2013 - VESTAL --  Every Memorial Day Weekend, Ken Fortier goes to the cemetary with his son Ryan. "It's a great tradition we have in our family," said Ken. With the help of local Boy Scouts, they... more

Surveillance Photos Help Police Nab Theif VIEW VIDEO
May 23, 2013 - Binghamton police say surveillance photos helped detectives nab a woman accused of grand larceny. On Monday, detectives released the photos of a woman suspected of stealing store customer's... more

TigerTronics Meet Baxter VIEW VIDEO
May 23, 2013 - They took second place in the First Robotics Competition and on Thursday, the Union-Endicott,Vestal High Schools robotic team got a first hand look at how they could help design robots in the future.... more

BU Stabbing Indictment VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2013 - A Binghamton University student accused of stabbing his own father on the college campus has been indicted by a grand jury. 20 year old Min Kwan Park is charged with first degree... more

School Budget Reaction VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2013 - For the second year in a row every school budget plan in Broome County passed. The only Southern Tier spending plan that didn't pass was Elmira Heights, which didn't get the required 60% of the... more

BU's Poetry and Children Day VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2013 - Hundreds of young kids showcased their knack for language.   Students from all over the Southern Tier read aloud their own poems Wednesday at Binghamton University. The 36th Annual Poetry and... more

Tax Free Zones at SUNY VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2013 - New businesses may spring up on the campuses of SUNY schools, at least that's the hope of Governor Cuomo who announced the schools will be tax-free zones for businesses bringing in new jobs. The... more

Students showcase entrepreneurial skills VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2013 - VESTAL -- From home room to the board room.  Could the next great business idea come from a high school student?   Teams from ten local schools participated in the Greater Binghamton Scholastic... more

School Budgets: When Two Percent Isn't Two Percent. VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2013 - When is two percent not two percent? When it comes to the state's two-percent tax cap. "So the number may actually be five percent or eight percent," said Catherine Klein of the New York State... more

Local Athlete Honored for Lifetime Achievements VIEW VIDEO
May 19, 2013 - VESTAL -- Hundreds come out to honor the lifetime achievements of a local athlete. Mark Rappaport was inducted into the Jewish Community Center's Athletic Hall of Fame Sunday. Guests recognized... more

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

Hundreds Received Free Dental Care VIEW VIDEO
May 18, 2013 - A trip to the dentist may not normally excite you, but Saturday, the line was out the door at one local practice.   Lalor Creekside Dental offered a day of free services to anyone in need. Over... 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

Glenwood Elementary Students Gets a Visit by Vestal Supervisor VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2013 - Third graders from Mrs. Donahue's class had a special guest Tuesday morning. Vestal Town Supervisor John Shaffer came to the class to meet with the students and talk to them about their vision for... more

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

Best Taxi Shut Down By County
May 2, 2013 - Broome County has yanked the operating license of the Best Taxi Company, of Vestal, after a complaint that a cab was severely overloaded with up to 18 passengers. According to the County, one... more

The Cost of Prom VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2013 - It's all about the perfect dress, but what will the perfect prom cost you? According to a survey conducted by Visa, families in the Northeast are expected to pay the most in the country--an... more

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

Weis Markets Donation Keeps Hearts Healthy VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2013 - A local supermarket is promoting healthy hearts. Weis Markets in Vestal donated a $10,000 dollar check to the American Heart Association on Saturday. The two organizations teamed up to provide... more

Space Station Soars over Vestal VIEW VIDEO
April 26, 2013 - Sci-Fi movies show a lot of space stations circling planets-- and while you could have seen that sort of thing sitting around your TV Friday evening ---other folks were watching the real thing from... more

Red Hot Art at Iron Pour VIEW VIDEO
April 26, 2013 - They were playing --carefully-- with red hot iron at B.U on Friday.  It was the eight annual Iron-Pour, as students melted down iron and poured the molten metal into molds to create pieces of... more

Military Looks to BU for Sexual Assault Prevention VIEW VIDEO
April 24, 2013 - VESTAL -- Binghamton University could become a model for preventing sexual assault in the military. Representatives from the US Department of Defense are visiting the school this week to learn... more

Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Thousands from Soccer Youth Soccer Leauge VIEW VIDEO
April 23, 2013 - An Endicott woman accused of stealing over $17,000 from the Vestal Recreational Youth Soccer League has pled guilty to Grand Larceny in the third degree. 47-year-old Sandra Scharnikow admitted on... more

NCI Might Add 300 New Jobs VIEW VIDEO
April 23, 2013 - Nationwide Credit, Incorporated (NCI) is welcoming potential hires to its University Plaza call center in Vestal.  The company is looking to bring 300 jobs to the area.  A job fair was held... more

Vestal School Districts Awaiting Budget Approval from the Public VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2013 - The Vestal School District has done its part, now its waiting to see if the public will say yes to the budget has been approved by the board. Vestal Superintendent Mark LarRoach says that under... more

Jewish Film Festival in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
April 21, 2013 - VESTAL -- The local Jewish community celebrates its culture in film. The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton kicked off its first Jewish Film Fest Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in... more

Cyber Safety In A Digital Age VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2013 - Keeping students safe in the Cyber Age-- that was the message Tuesday night at Vestal High School.   The district invited social worker Celia Clement in to speak with parents on how to keep kids... more

Vestal Firefighter, Leaving for Afghanistan, Gets Surprise Send-off. VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2013 - When Scott's wife accompanied him to dinner Friday night, and then steered him toward the firehouse, he had no idea of the greeting that awaited him-- Scott, a veteran of the Vestal Fire... more

Alleged Hazing Investigated, Fraternity Suspended at B.U. VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2013 - An indefinite suspension for a B.U. fraternity:   Delta Chi has had its charter yanked by the national organization, and Binghamton University is in full agreement with that decision. The... more

Songwriter Using Music to Prevent Bullying VIEW VIDEO
April 12, 2013 - A Vestal High graduate is using music to prevent bullying.   Songwriter Jared Campbell came to African Road Elementary School Friday to sing to middle school students about respecting each other... more

Officials Discuss Plans For Hooper Road Bridge VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2013 - County officials have submitted a plan to the State Department of Public Works of how they would like to see the Hooper Road Bridge rehabilitated.   Thursday, at a public information meeting, the... more

Vestal Board Of Education Adopts Budget VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2013 - Vestal taxpayers now know how much money they'll be asked to approve, or reject, when they vote on the school budget this May. The Vestal Board of Education has approved a school budget of $73.4... more

Vestal High School IB Program Holds Art Show VIEW VIDEO
April 11, 2013 - Paintings,  ceramics, sketches--all were on display at the second half of the Vestal High School International Baccalaureate art show on Thursday.   12 students displayed their work for family... more

Voters Deny Vestal New Fire Truck VIEW VIDEO
April 10, 2013 - In Vestal, the latest issue is the voter's rejection of the purchase of a new fire rescue truck.   The volunteer fire department hoped to borrow $800,000 to replace the 27 year old truck.  It was... more

Vestal Voters Say No to New Fire/Rescue Truck VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2013 - Vestal voters Tuesday night narrowly decided  not to spend $800,000 dollars for a new fire/rescue truck:   The vote, which was declared after a recount because of how close it was, showed that... more

Vestal Death Lawsuit VIEW VIDEO
April 5, 2013 - The family of a Vestal teenager who was killed last June is now suing the family of the man who has admitted to killing her. 16-year-old Shelby Jenkins was strangled to death by Steven Lipka, now... more

Vestal Teen Arrests VIEW VIDEO
April 5, 2013 - A pair of Vestal teenagers face a number of charges, stemming from what police are calling incidents of graffiti, and burglary of a church. Police say they approached a car on Old Vestal Road at... more

Vestal's 21st Century to Close Next March VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2013 - Another shutdown of a local business. The 21st Century Auto Insurance call center at University Plaza in Vestal will close its doors next March. 225 people are employed there. Around 170 of the... more

Deer Accident on the Parkway VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2013 - An accident involving multiple cars and a deer, slowed traffic on the vestal parkway down to one lane this afternoon. Around 2:45,  according to an eyewitness a dog chased a deer across the... more

John Schaffer on the Rail Trail VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2013 - The 2.1 mile Vestal Rail Trail draws thousands of people a year, and now it is about to get even bigger. The Vestal Town Board has approved borrowing $225,000 in order to receive federal grant... more

Public Hearing on Vestal Senior Center Cancelled VIEW VIDEO
April 2, 2013 - Neighbors in Vestal concerned about the re-location of the flood damaged Vestal Nursing Home to a 19 acre site between Sheedy and Juneberry roads will have to wait a bit longer to air their latest... more

Murder suspect pleads not guilty in arraignment VIEW VIDEO
March 26, 2013 - TOWN OF BINGHAMTON --  The manhunt is over.  Five days after Christina Rumpel-Powell, 35 and Mario Masciarelli, 24 were found dead at a home at 4185 Lisi Lane in the Town of Binghamton, Christina's... more

Permanent Cosmetics Having a Lasting Impact VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2013 - The latest trend in beauty, permanent cosmetics, could have a lasting impact on women going through illness or in need of a confidence boost. Women are having permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, lash... more

Investigation Continues at National Pipe and Plastics VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2013 - Federal safety officials are continuing to investigate a fatal accident at National Pipe and Plastics in Vestal on Friday. A tractor-trailer driver, who is not an employee of the company, was... more

BU study shows double standard for same-sex parents VIEW VIDEO
March 25, 2013 - VESTAL --  Picture this: a heterosexual couple is dining in a restaurant when their child begins to act up.  The parents discipline the child for acting out.  Now how would the parents be judged? ... more

Fatal Accident At National Pipe And Plastic VIEW VIDEO
March 23, 2013 - Vestal Police say an accident involving a fork lift at National Pipe and Plastic was fatal. Police say it happened around 5 o'clock in the evening on Friday.  The person killed was a truck driver... more

First Annual Running Of The Bears 5k VIEW VIDEO
March 23, 2013 - It wasn't what you would call a perfect day to run a 5k race, but that didn't stop runners and walkers at Vestal High School. In fact, over 300 people took part in the First Annual Running of the... more

Fundraiser for Fallen Firefighter Matthew Porcari at Roadhouse VIEW VIDEO
March 20, 2013 - There were burgers, fries, and a whole lot of community support at the Texas Roadhouse in Vestal Wednesday afternoon.  Hundreds came through the doors to support the family of fallen Owego... more

River Gauges Will Stay Operational VIEW VIDEO
March 18, 2013 - A series of river gauges used to predict flood levels in the Susquehanna River will stay operational, according to the offices of Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.   The pair... more

Vestal Police Looking For Stolen Dog, Thieves VIEW VIDEO
March 14, 2013 - Vestal Police are on the lookout for two suspects who stole a white Maltese puppy valued at $800 from Pet Depot in Vestal last Thursday. The suspects are described as two white males in their... more

Schaffer Defends Trip To NYC VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2013 - No, I'm not going to give back 14-hundred dollars in taxpayers money spent for a trip to an association of towns meeting in New York City. That's what Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer told... more

Maple Syrup Makers Hopeful in 2013 VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2013 - Although many hope the ground hog will predict an early spring, Michael Blachek hopes for six more weeks of winter. "40 (degrees) in the day time for about seven-eight hours.  Then drop down to... more

Emergency officials give thumbs up to radio frequency merger VIEW VIDEO
March 12, 2013 - Every day, Broome County 9-1-1 dispatchers coordinate emergency calls from across the county. A new plan would make managing calls from Town of Vestal and the Village of Endicott. Instead of each... more

Vestal School District Trying to Cope with Budget Shortfall
March 12, 2013 - VESTAL -- It's becoming more and more difficult for the Vestal School District to cut their way out of a budget crisis, that according to Superintendent Mark LaRoach.   Tonight the school board... more

Benefit for Vestal Man in Need VIEW VIDEO
March 10, 2013 - VESTAL -- Family and friends came out on Sunday to help a Vestal man in need. 2007 Vestal High School graduate Jaysson Lewis was recently diagnosed with kidney failure. The Vestal Elks Lodge... more

Binghamton Student On Her Way To Become Professional MMA Fighter VIEW VIDEO
March 9, 2013 - VESTAL -- 26-year-old Rebecca Heintzmann is fighting her way into a predominantly male sport: mixed martial arts. "People I've grown up with know me for being very competitive, intense, and... more

Hundreds Pack Vestal High School For Talent Show VIEW VIDEO
March 9, 2013 - VESTAL--From singing to comedy skits, Vestal High School students  showed off their talents Saturday evening and over 700 people came out to watch! Students had to audition to be a part of the... more

BU Students Raise Money For Citizen U VIEW VIDEO
March 7, 2013 - VESTAL -- Binghamton University students are giving back to high school students who have been giving back to the community all year.   At risk high school students that participate in the... more

BU Celebrates International Women's Day VIEW VIDEO
March 7, 2013 - VESTAL -- In preparation for International Women's Day, students and members of the community were given the chance to learn about the role that women play in the workplace and society on a global... more

Local Blackout VIEW VIDEO
March 1, 2013 - Thursday night, a NYSEG power outage caused quite a stir. Parts of Binghamton, Johnson City, Vestal, and the Parkway were affected. The outage began shortly before 8:30 p.m., and was mostly over... more

UPDATE: Vestal Home Invasion Suspect in Custody VIEW VIDEO
March 1, 2013 - UPDATE Vestal police say they have now apprehended a suspect in the Jensen Road home invasion and burglary on Wednesday.   The suspect is not being identified at this time because he is... more

Vestal Woman Held at Knifepoint in Home Invasion VIEW VIDEO
February 28, 2013 - Police are still looking for the suspect in a home invasion Wednesday in Vestal. Police say a male forced his way into a home at 128 South Jensen Road and held a woman at knife-point just before 3... more

Update: Power Restored to Most Customers
February 28, 2013 - NYSEG spokesman Clay Ellis tells Fox 40 News that as of 9:50PM Thursday night,  power had been restored to most customers.  He says the outage was caused by an undertermined problem at a substation.... more

Police Investigating Vestal Home Invasion VIEW VIDEO
February 27, 2013 - Police are investigating a home invasion that happened in Vestal on Wednesday afternoon. It happened at 128 Jensen Road.  They say the call came in around 2:50 with departments from Vestal,... more

Budget Talks Continue for Vestal Central School District VIEW VIDEO
February 26, 2013 - VESTAL -- The Vestal Central School District continues to wrestle with its budget. Tuesday night, the School Board was looking for ways to close a budget gap of almost two million dollars to... more

Could Manned Mars Mission Happen? VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2013 - The year will be 2018. Our next president will be a year into his or her first term, today's high school juniors will be graduating college, and man could be on his way to Mars. At least if... more

Binghamton University Hosts Third Annual TEDx Conference VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2013 - VESTAL -- "Sex, Tech & Rock 'n' Roll" was the theme of Sunday's TEDx Conference at Binghamton University. Over a thousand people came out to the third annual event, which is designed to promote... more

The JCC Hosts Community Purim Carnival VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2013 - VESTAL -- Kids from the entire community came out to celebrate the most festive holiday of the Jewish calendar Sunday. The JCC hosted its annual Purim carnival, a celebration of an ancient... more

Kopernik Holds Star Party VIEW VIDEO
February 23, 2013 - It might not have been the clearest night for star gazing--but that didn't stop a crowd from gathering at the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center for a winter star party.  Kids completed... more

Students Clean on-line Image Before Job Search VIEW VIDEO
February 19, 2013 - "If you're getting drunk at a party and there's a picture of you taking shots, take that down. Just take it down," said BU senior Jessie Rubin. Sage advice as college seniors are looking to make... more

Group says Gun Legislation Can Lead to Loss of U.S. Sovereignty VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2013 - Where is current gun control legislation leading?   According to the New York Chapter of Americans for Restoring the Constitution, it's leading to a number of consequences that not only threaten... more

Tom Jam Benefits Local Musician VIEW VIDEO
February 17, 2013 - FRIENDSVILLE -- Local musicians came together Sunday to help one of their own. Keyboard player and Vestal native Tom Sorber recently had a cancerous brain tumor removed.  Sunday's Tom Jam Benefit... more

Meteor Hits, Asteroid Comes Close VIEW VIDEO
February 15, 2013 - Nearly 1000 people were hurt Friday when a 10 ton meteor exploded when it entered the Earth's atmosphere. "It built up a pressure and exploded about 30 miles in the atmosphere and sent out a... more

Hear the Funx VIEW VIDEO
February 14, 2013 - Voices were raised Wednesday night at Vestal High School as the  A cappella singing group, the Funx, performed. The group is made up of five members that use no instruments, just their voices, to... more

University Plaza Expansion VIEW VIDEO
February 14, 2013 - Come next summer, construction will begin on the latest expansion of of student housing at University Plaza in Vestal, close to the university's main campus. The 500 bed apartment style student... more

Student Exchange Program VIEW VIDEO
February 13, 2013 - When you think of student exchange programs, you usually think of students from different countries visiting each others nations.  But how about an exchange between Binghamton high school students... more

Soccer Treasurer Larceny VIEW VIDEO
February 12, 2013 - It was a case of grand larceny, according to police. The person charged is the former treasurer of a local youth soccer organization. 47 year old Sandra Scharnikow of Schuyler Street in... more

Ret. Army Col. From Vestal to be At State of Union; Fears Defense Cuts VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2013 - President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night.    And as the Commander in Chief steps to the podium, one of the people who will be at the event in Washington will be a... more

Hanna Comments on the NY SAFE Act VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2013 - VESTAL -- While at Binghamton University Monday, Congressman Richard Hanna had some strong opinions on the NY Safe Act - Governor Cuomo's recently-passed gun control legislation. The new law... more

Hanna worries Sequestration Could hurt Lookheed, BU VIEW VIDEO
February 11, 2013 - Deep, automatic defense cuts as part of a process known as sequestration could hit the local economy hard, according to Congressman Richard Hanna...   Hanna was at Binghamton University Monday to... more

Chemistry Magic at Vestal High School VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2013 - "It's not just all these numbers and equations, but it does amount to something and it is interesting, whether they see the color change or explosions, they're excited by it," said Vestal Senior, ... more

Celebrating National Pancake Day VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2013 - VESTAL -- Tuesday was National Pancake Day at IHOP.   Free short stacks of pancakes were given to customers, who are encouraged to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.  The network... more

3D Televisions Popular for Super Bowl VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2013 - VESTAL -- Many of us weren't lucky enough to have a ticket to Sunday's big game- but that kept the staff at one local store pretty busy. The sales team at Best Buy on Main Street say dozens of... more

Vestal High School Alum Sends Controversial Emails VIEW VIDEO
February 2, 2013 - A Vestal High School graduate's email response has gone viral, but not in a good way.  Published reports say Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield told at least three people who wrote into... more

Potential Flooding VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2013 - More rain expected, perhaps enough to cause local flooding.  In Vestal Wednesday evening,  Supervisor John Schaffer has been checking the Susquehanna River, to see how high and how fast the water... more

Vestal Rail Trail Plans VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2013 - They are trying to get back on the trail in Vestal.  A past funding shortfall, delaying a $2.7 million expansion of the popular rail-trail might have now been filled. $900,000in federal grant... more

Woman Arrested, Accused of Abandoning 50 Cats VIEW VIDEO
January 29, 2013 - A woman is arrested after moving and allegedly abandoning approximately 50 cats at her old house   59 year old  mary Herko-Daniels, now of Apalachin, was charged with abandonment and failure to... more

18th Annual Bowling Tournament Benefits ACHIEVE VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2013 - Hundreds dusted off their bowling shoes in Vestal on Saturday with hopes to not only roll a strike, but also to help out some area residents. Midway Lanes hosted the 18th Annual Pin Crushing... more

New Location For Vestal Nursing Home VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2013 - People turned out in Vestal on Wednesday in part because the Town Board may soon decide whether to approve a new site for the Vestal Nursing Center.  The Vestal Road location was destoyed on the... more

"Kick a Jew" Case Appeal VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2013 - At Vestal High School, there's still a unresolved problem regarding punishment of a student who was part of "Kick-a-Jew" Day. In December of 2010, several students reportedly kicked Jewish... more

Two injured in Vestal accident VIEW VIDEO
January 22, 2013 - VESTAL -- A two car accident this evening left two people with injuries. The accident occurred on Old Vestal Road at Jensen Road, near a Manley's Mighty Mart, before 9:00 pm.  Both cars had to be... more

What is Science? VIEW VIDEO
January 19, 2013 - It was a night of star gazing and science at the Barnes and Noble in Vestal on Saturday.   Area residents of all ages came out to have a discussion about science with Cornell Astronomer Greg... more

National Glaucoma Awareness Month VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2013 - It's a nerve disease with no signs or symptoms--but it can leave you blind. January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Dr. Andrew Sacco says it's usualy associated with elevated pressure... more

Lunar Explorations Class VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2013 - Some future astronauts took a journey to the moon Friday night.      The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center held a lunar explorations class. Third and fourth graders learned all about the... more

BU's Plan to Stop Spread of Flu VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2013 - With the second semester about to begin at Binghamton University, how is the school preparing to prevent the flu from spreading among staff and students?   Student health  services  says everyone... more

Science Fair in Vestal: Big Hit with the Kids VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2013 - How's this for science class? Kids in Vestal got to control their own versions of the mars rover Wednesday at the Glenwood Elementary School. It was one of three science stations the kids... more

BU Study Looks to Curb Childhood Anxiety VIEW VIDEO
January 14, 2013 - "It doesn't take a whole lot working with a kid to intervene and change their whole trajectory. It's certainly a lot easier than working with somebody who has already had a lifetime of either anxiety... more

Robbery at Domino's on Vestal Ave. VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2013 - A Binghamton man is under arrest after police say he robbed a Domino's Pizza with a pellet gun. Authorities say 47 year old Jeffrey Baker of Binghamton made off with an undetermined amount of... more

Final Steps for National Pipes and Plastics VIEW VIDEO
January 4, 2013 - A Monday meeting could be the final steps of achieving a building permit for the new location of National Pipe and Plastic in the Town of Union. The PVC pipe maker is moving their pipe making... more

Vestal Woman's Body Recovered After River Search VIEW VIDEO
January 2, 2013 - A Vestal woman has died after she was discovered under the icy Susquehanna River. 54 year old Christine Mapes was reported missing to the Vestal Police department at 8:43am Wednesday morning.... more

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