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Expect "Severe Delays" on Old Vestal Road Starting Monday
February 12, 2016 - Local officials are warning of severe delays on Old Vestal Road, starting Monday. Broome County Executive Debbie Preston joined Commissioner of Public Works Dan Schofield want to notify those who... more

SUNY Broome and WSKG Hold Drug and Alcohol Discussion VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2016 - In the Southern Tier, SUNY Broome hosted an event tonight focused on the challenges of drugs and alcohol...and how our young people can be kept away from these problems. Participants and attendees... more

Vestal Library Asks for Special Tax District to Create School District Library VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2016 - The Vestal Library wants to open a special library for the school district. The Vestal School Board discussed those plans in their meeting tonight. According to Vestal Town Council Member... more

Warmer February has Maple Syrup Flowing VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2016 - It's a ritual repeated every spring, when the temperature hovers just above freezing for the first time after a long winter, the sap of Maple trees in Northeastern North America begins to flow, and... more

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

Science Olympiad Competition Brings Out Student Passion VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2016 - The tension was high as hundreds of high school students competed at this years Southern Tier Science Olympiad. All trying to prove that they have the skills to go to the state wide competition. ... more

Broome County Urban League Holds Annual Dinner
February 6, 2016 - The Broome County Urban League served up a spread of great food for their Annual dinner on Saturday. Many community members came out to the dinner that was hosted at the Vestal Legion. Urban... more

UHS Goes Red For Women VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2016 - One in three women will die from Heart Disease or a stroke. That's why  it was a sea of red at UHS Vestal today, as people took time to raise awareness for women's Heart Disease. "Get that word... more

Vestal and Union-Endicott High Schools Celebrate the Chinese New Year VIEW VIDEO
February 4, 2016 - The Chinese New Year officially begins on February 8th, but celebrations were underway at Vestal High School tonight. 2016 is the "Year of the Monkey" and Vestal and Union-Endicott High Schools... more

Bone Marrow Donor Drive Held For 3-Year-Old Fighting Leukemia VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2016 - A bone marrow drive was held at Vestal United Methodist Church Wednesday to help one of their own. "Gabby's a very special, fun, energetic, princess-loving girl who really just lights up the room... more

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

Bowling For The Animals VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2016 - Animal lovers showed off their bowling skills Saturday for the Humane Society's Bowl-A Rama. The bowling tournament took place Saturday at Midway Lanes in Vestal and brought out a friendly crowd... more

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

Vestal Students get "STEAM'd" for Science VIEW VIDEO
January 26, 2016 - Students at Vestal's Glenwood Elementary School used science, technology, engineering, math, and some art, to get "STEAM'd" for science. On Tuesday, a day of "STEAM" Fair assemblies, included... more

Vestal Native Dies in Snowmobile Accident VIEW VIDEO
January 25, 2016 - A Vestal native has died after a snowmobile accident in Lewis County. State Police say 35-year-old Scott Schneider was driving a snowmobile on Poor Road in the Town of Martinsburg about 11 O'Clock... more

Officials to Survey Homelessness in Broome County VIEW VIDEO
January 25, 2016 - Officials are set to canvas Broome County to count the homeless population and get them the help they need. Starting early Tuesday morning, human service providers from local agencies will perform... more

Jewish Community Center Hosts Character Themed Breakfast Ball VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2016 - What's better than a Sunday morning breakfast? How about a Sunday morning breakfast dressed as your favorite Disney character. The Jewish Community Center in Vestal hosted their first Breakfast... more

Broome Co. DA's Office Hands Over $50,000 to Local Police VIEW VIDEO
January 22, 2016 - A potential windfall for local law enforcement. The Broome County District Attorney's office announced today it is returning $50,000 to those agencies. That money has been "sitting in a box" in... more

Ellis Pleads Not Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2016 - Raymond K. Ellis, Sr. pleaded not guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide after the death of  Maryanne Whitman who overdosed on drugs that police say were sold to her by Ellis. Ellis, 65 of Newark... more

No One Injured in Afternoon Vestal Fire VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2016 - A scare for a Vestal resident Monday afternoon as his thermostat started a fire at his home.   Fire crews responded to 321 Anderson Road just before 12:30 Monday afternoon. fire officials say a... more

Five Planets to be Visible from Earth at the Same Time VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2016 - Early risers may get a sight that's out of this world on Wednesday. Starting on the 20th, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will appear in a diagonal row before dawn.  This will be the... more

A Part of University Plaza Demolished VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2016 - A significant portion of University Plaza in Vestal has been demolished. Of course, this shopping center is host to a Chipotle and Planet Fitness that are popular in the region. it is also close to... more

Support Group for Those Grieving An Overdose Death VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2016 - Lourdes Hospital will hold a support group for those affected by drug overdose deaths starting Monday 1/18. The six week support group is led by certified social workers and will help to address... more

Surviving Ovarian Cancer VIEW VIDEO
January 16, 2016 - Lisa Welch got a lot of support during her ovarian cancer benefit in Vestal on Saturday. "She's a strong woman, so she doesn't want help, but we all need help once in a while," said Trish Vega,... more

Man Charged With Selling Drugs That Killed A Woman VIEW VIDEO
January 8, 2016 - A Newark Valley Man was charged Friday with selling drugs to a woman who was found unresponsive at the Skylark Motel last month. An autopsy conducted on the 44 year old woman who died at the... more

Member of Vestal School District Booster Club Arrested For Grand Larceny VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - A 51-year-old woman who was Treasurer of Vestal Band Aids, a booster club for the Vestal School District, has been arrested for Grand Larceny. Robin Barber of Vestal is alleged to have stolen an... more

Support for Families Suffering Loss Due to Overdose VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - Saying it's meeting a tragically growing need, Lourdes Hospital is offering a support group for those who are grieving a substance related death. Officials say the heroin epidemic has spurred the... more

BU Named one of America's Healthiest Campuses VIEW VIDEO
January 7, 2016 - No wonder Baxter the Bearcat has so much energy. Binghamton University has been named one of the 25 healthiest colleges in the country. The website bestowed the honor on the school.... more

Local Koreans Are Skeptical of North Korean Threat VIEW VIDEO
January 6, 2016 - North Korea says the test of their first hydrogen bomb was a success. North Korea's State run media released photos that show Kim Jong Un signing what they say was the order for the test. Seismic... more

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

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

Vestal Supervisor Schaffer Begins 2nd Term VIEW VIDEO
January 1, 2016 - In Vestal, Supervisor John Schaffer began his second term with a swearing-in ceremony.     Also taking oaths of office: Town Board members Fran Majewski and Patti Fitzgerald, Town Clerk Emil... more

Binghamton Police become SWAT Team Certified VIEW VIDEO
December 29, 2015 - The Binghamton Police have received New York State SWAT Team Certification. Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David announced Tuesday that the city’s Police Department’s Metro SWAT Team has been... more

Local Organization Takes Children on Shopping Spree VIEW VIDEO
December 28, 2015 - Christmas Day may have come and gone, but the season of giving continues for one local organization. On Monday, Vestal's Rotary Club held its annual Coats for Kids event promoting holiday giving... more

Trotting Down The Rail Trail
December 20, 2015 - Some horses trotted along the Vestal Rail Trail today for Christmas Tails at The Rails. Participants were able to go horseback riding or ride in a horse drawn carriage at the event sponsored by... more

Running For Cookies VIEW VIDEO
December 20, 2015 - Some community members laced up and hit the pavement to celebrate the holiday by running on Sunday. The Christmas Cookie Run took place at the Vestal Coal House and participants got in the spirit... more

Vestal Middle School Students Perform Holiday Musical VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2015 - Vestal Middle school students ushered in the holiday spirit with a musical Saturday. The 8th graders of Vestal Middle school, preformed "Yes, Virginia The Musical" for the community at the African... more

Vestal Middle School Students Brighten Seniors' Season
December 18, 2015 - Students at Vestal Middle School sang holiday classics for a group of senior citizens. Vestal Middle School musicians that included bands, choruses and orchestras brought the feeling of the... more

Multi-Million Dollar Art Collection Comes To Vestal
December 18, 2015 - Friday night the Vestal community got a chance to take home a multi-million dollar art collection. Collector Adam Weitsman, came out to the Vestal Barnes and Noble to sign copies of his book "Art... more

Local Positive Student Role Models Host "Parents Night Out"
December 17, 2015 - Bullying and peer pressure are tough issues for young people to wrestle with.     Tonight at Clayton Elementary School's "Parents Night Out" event, student leaders of the Vestal High School YES!... more

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

Postal Shipping this Holiday Season
December 16, 2015 - For many, after the holiday shopping -- comes the holiday shipping. The holidays are a busy time for local post offices and mail carriers.  From Thanksgiving to New Year's, the United States... more

Christmas Comes Early With A $200 Shopping Spree For Some Kids VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2015 - It's not everyday that someone decides to give you $200 for new clothes. Well Wednesday night 20 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome and Binghamton were given $200 to shop til they... more

State Funding Moves Kopernik Science Park Closer to 2016 Groundbreaking VIEW VIDEO
December 15, 2015 - The Kopernik Science Park is on track to break ground this spring, thanks to a boost in state funding. The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center, of Vestal, was awarded $200,000 by the state to... more

Four Local Non-Profits Inherit Nearly $500,000 Each VIEW VIDEO
December 15, 2015 - Trusts in a will written more than 50 years ago will help benefit the future of four local non-profits. On Tuesday, Broome County's YMCA, YWCA, AVRE and ACHIEVE announced they each received... more

Car Strikes Edible Arrangements in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2015 - Area authorities have confirmed with Fox 40 that a car crashed into the Edible Arrangements store in Vestal this afternoon. There were no serious injuries to report. However, there was some... more

Vestal PD Donates Vecta Machines to Golisano Children's Hospital VIEW VIDEO
December 13, 2015 - The hospital can be a scary place especially if you're a kid. To some children, a hospital is almost like a second home, because of their need of extended care. Some children at the Upstate... more

Robots Take Over Barnes And Noble VIEW VIDEO
December 12, 2015 - Barnes and Noble got a special visit from some robots on Saturday. The Tigertronics robotics team hosted their Science Experiment Day at the Barnes and Noble in Vestal earlier. The group showcased... more

Vestal Community Chorus Celebrates Christmas Through Song VIEW VIDEO
December 12, 2015 - The Vestal United Methodist Church celebrated it's 30th anniversary by holding a  holiday harmony concert on Saturday. The group used their voices to uplift and celebrate the Christmas season.... more

Vestal Post Office Gives Local Businesses Tips for Growth VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2015 - As 2016 approaches, the Vestal Post Office is helping local businesses with a New Year's resolution; the resolution of growth. On Friday, the organization held a "Customer Appreciation and Grow... more

The "Magic of Christmas" on Display with Olum's Charity Drive VIEW VIDEO
December 11, 2015 - The Vestal Olum's along with a radio station as well as Shafer's Tour and Charter worked to help those in need have a Merry Christmas. The event was fittingly known as the "Magic of Christmas." Of... more

Binghamton Gets $100,000 SWAT Team Grant VIEW VIDEO
December 9, 2015 - The Binghamton Police Department is getting a grant of over $99,000 for SWAT team equipment and training.   The Metro SWAT team consists of ten officers from the Binghamton department, four from... more

Jewish Organization Opens it's Hanukkah Celebration To The Community VIEW VIDEO
December 9, 2015 - Wednesday night marks the 4th night of Hanukkah. In recognition, the Jewish Community Center hosted it's community Hanukkah Celebration. The area's Jewish community, along with others who were... more

Residential Burglaries Reported in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2015 - Tonight we can report that Vestal Police responded to at least two reports of residential burglaries or attempted burglaries that occurred today. The alleged incidents took place in the Vestal Center... more

Seminar Aims to Help Students Understand The Steep Cost of Student Loans VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2015 - As many students graduate college, they enter the workforce with an overwhelming amount of debt. The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce held a seminar Thursday morning on how to help students... more

Math Superstar Visits Students in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
December 2, 2015 - A superstar visited a local school to rock 'n roll but not with music, with numbers. Vestal Elementary School students welcomed Math Missionary and Author Greg Tang Wednesday morning. Tang... more

Two Arrested for Robbery of an Elderly Couple
November 30, 2015 - Two people suspected of the robbery of an elderly couple at a Wal Mart last week have been arrested. Shane R. Sherwood, 24 from Elmira and Maisen D. Panko, 19 of Chenango Forks were taken into... more

Ornament Sale Benefits Lourdes Hospice Patients VIEW VIDEO
November 27, 2015 - It's a holiday fundraising tradition more than ten years in the making. Lourdes Hospice is selling ornaments to raise money for the care of its patients. Volunteers manned a booth at the busy... more

Local Woman Receives Wheelchair Ramp for Thanksgiving VIEW VIDEO
November 25, 2015 - Local college students are ramping it up for a good cause. The students home for thanksgiving break are also part of The Central United Methodist Church of Endicott. They helped build a wheelchair... more

Merchants Weigh In On Controversial 'Gray Thursday' Shopping
November 25, 2015 - Black Friday has long been an annual tradition for shoppers seeking out the best sales -- but Thanksgiving night, now known as 'Gray Thursday', has taken off across the retail industry over the last... more

BU Grad Student Employees Protest Administration VIEW VIDEO
November 23, 2015 - Graduate student workers at Binghamton University are protesting against the school's administration, demanding what it's calling equal pay for equal work. Protesters say starting in the Fall of... more

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

Local Groups Seeking Help in Collecting Turkeys for Families in Need VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2015 - With Thanksgiving just a week away, local organizations are working to fill the tables of 4,000 Southern Tier families in need. Mix 103.3 and Now 105.7 have teamed up with the Catholic Charities... more

Verizon Workers Protest For New Contracts VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2015 - Tonight, over a dozen protesters came out to rally outside of the Verizon Wireless on Vestal Parkway. They rallied for job security, better health benefits, and they also want Verizon to bring... more

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

Students Trot to Raise Money for Their Classroom VIEW VIDEO
November 18, 2015 - Students are trotting like a turkey and buzzing like a bee with thankfulness Wednesday in Vestal. The African Road Elementary School hosted their first "Bee" Thankful Turkey Trot. The event helped... more

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

NYSEG Byspassed Castle Garden Substation VIEW VIDEO
November 17, 2015 - Castle Garden residents in vestal can now rest easy knowing that they wont lose long-term power in the event of another major flood. The NYSEG substation in castle gardens, vestal provides power to... more

Vestal High School Students Visiting France Safe, Returning Early VIEW VIDEO
November 16, 2015 - In light of Friday’s attacks in Paris, Vestal High School students abroad in France will return home early.   A group of 18 students and two staff chaperones are currently safe in Sedan, France,... more

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Greater Binghamton's November Sky VIEW VIDEO
November 16, 2015 - Warmer temperatures Monday morning brought an unusual sight to the skies for this time of year. Fox 40 spotted a hot air balloon above the Vestal Parkway before 10 a.m. and we decided to track it... more

Catholic Charities Turkey Drive VIEW VIDEO
November 13, 2015 - The Catholic Charities of Broome County is holding its Thanksgiving Turkey Drive again this year. Their goal is to collect 4,000 donated turkeys along with dollar donations for underprivileged... more

Mayor Launches Effort to Clean up Blighted Property VIEW VIDEO
November 12, 2015 - Today's demolition on Gaines Street in Binghamton was the first of eight properties to be demolished throughout the city, in an effort by the mayor to clean up blighted properties throughout the... more

Senior Veterans Honored for Their Services VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2015 - Wednesday afternoon, the Marine Corps League held ceremonies honoring veterans at Brookdale Senior Living centers in Vestal. This included a flag folding ceremony. And for one of these... more

Free Oil Change for Veterans
November 11, 2015 - Two local Meineke Car Care Centers want to thank Veterans, active and retired, on Wednesday by offering free oil and filter changes. The two Meineke locations include 2295 Vestal Parkway in Vestal... more

Vestal Middle School Honors Veterans VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2015 - On Tuesday afternoon, Vestal Middle School held an assembly thanking veterans for their services.   The auditorium was full as students gave speeches on loved ones that served.  The school's... more

Local World War II POW Honored at Veteran's Day Ceremony VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2015 - One day ahead of Veteran's Day, local schools took the time to honor community members who have served. That includes students at Johnson City Middle School -- who were joined by Representative... more

Local Man Breaks Guinness World Record Doing Pull-Ups
November 7, 2015 - A local fitness lover pushed his limits and broke a Guinness World Record today. The challenge? Twenty-six pull-ups while carrying 40 pounds on your back in under a minute. Synergy Athletics... more

Vestal Elk's Annual Dictionary Giveaway VIEW VIDEO
November 5, 2015 - The Vestal Elks continued their annual distribution of dictionaries by donating dictionaries to Vestal Central School District's third graders Thursday.  Representatives from Elks Lodge 2508 handed... more

LOURDES at Home and Hospice Hosts Job Recruitment Fair VIEW VIDEO
November 4, 2015 - Those looking for home health care careers in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware County may be in luck. Wednesday afternoon LOURDES at Home and Hospice held a Job Recruitment Fair.  It's goal... more

Vestal Native Leads Efforts To Find Missing Ship VIEW VIDEO
November 4, 2015 - We have an update on a cargo ship that went missing during Hurricane Joaquin, and a local man's efforts to help find it.   According to US authorities, El Faro broke apart when it sank off the... more

Election Results
November 3, 2015 - State Senate 52nd District (D) Barbara Fiala 9,746 24% (R) Fred Akshar 31,100 76% Broome County District Attorney (D) Gerald Mollen 19,025 49% (R) Steve Cornwell... more

John Schaffer votes in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
November 3, 2015 - The Democratic Incumbent for Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer was at his polling place at the Vestal Fire Department. Schaffer expressed his confidence going into the polls today, saying that he... more

Broome County DA Candidates Vote VIEW VIDEO
November 3, 2015 - The candidates for Broome County District Attorney voted Tuesday morning. Both have engaged in an escalating war of words over the political airwaves leading up to Election Day. Broome County... more

Vestal Woman Charged with Stealing Grandparents' Identity VIEW VIDEO
November 3, 2015 - A Vestal woman is charged with stealing the identity of her grandparents.     State Police have charged 26-year-old Justine Crowley with identity theft and grand larceny. This after they say she... more

Vestal Supervisor Candidates Focus on Fire Station VIEW VIDEO
November 2, 2015 - The fate of a fire station in Vestal is central to the plans of the two people running for town supervisor.     Both incumbent Democrat John Schaffer and his Republican challenger William Kelley... more

Safelite AutoGlass Collecting Food Donations for Catholic Charities of Broome County VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2015 - A glass repair business is giving back to the community this holiday season. On Friday, Safelite AutoGlass in Vestal held an Open House collecting non-perishable food items. These items will help... more

Haunted Rail Trail Brings Spooks to Vestal VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2015 - It's the last night before Halloween, and the final night of the Haunted Rail Trail. Every year at the Vestal Coal House, volunteers come out to give residents a tour of the haunted trail, and... more

Business Works to Fill Charity Thanksgiving Baskets VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2015 - Of course, another holiday is coming up. Safelite auto glass is collecting food to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for Catholic Charities of Broome County.   To encourage donations, a open house... more

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

Controversy over Privatization of Willow Point Nursing Home Food Service VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2015 - The future of the Willow Point Nursing home in Vestal has been in question for some time, and with the County Executive's plan to privatize the food service of the home, County Legislature Democrats... more

American Stroke Association Shares Song to Help Save Lives VIEW VIDEO
October 27, 2015 - F.A.S.T., or "Face, Arms, Speech and Time."  This acronym could save a life during a stroke. But, according to the American Stroke Association, fewer than one in ten people know what it stands... more

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

Vestal Native Leads Navy's Search for El Faro VIEW VIDEO
October 26, 2015 - A Vestal native is leading the Navy's efforts to find a lost merchant vessel that went missing on October 1st during Hurricane Joaquin.     Captain Gregg Baumann is a 1981 graduate of Vestal High... more

Another Drug Related Arrest In The Southern Tier Further Highlights Heroin Epidemic VIEW VIDEO
October 22, 2015 - More news to highlight the growing epidemic of drugs in the Southern Tier. Of course, we hear regular reports of arrests and overdoses. Perhaps the most notorious of the drugs that are prevalent in... more

Small Fire in Vestal Brings About Safety Tips From the Authorities VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2015 - Late this afternoon, Fox 40 received scanner reports of a house fire on Lauderdale Avenue in Vestal.   But when firefighters arrived, they found that the blaze was in an oven. It was put out... more

Red Ribbon Day: Encouraging Elementary Students to make good choices VIEW VIDEO
October 8, 2015 - Having a role model early in life can help kids make the right choices later on. That's exactly what Vestal High School students had in mind when visiting elementary classrooms today. Members of... more

Delayed Sentencing for Libous VIEW VIDEO
October 7, 2015 - The sentencing for former State Senator Tom Libous has been delayed to accommodate Libous' chemotherapy treatment. Libous will now be sentenced on November 24th. Sentencing was originally scheduled... more

Vestal Fire Safety at Elementary Schools VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2015 - "We don't want fire safety to take a back seat, this year's message is if you hear the beep, move your feet, you know, have a smoke detector in every bedroom." - Ken Fortier, Vestal Fire Prevention... more

Friendly Competition to Collect Food for the Hungry VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2015 - Students at Union-Endicott and Vestal High Schools are engaging in some friendly competition to collect donations for CHOW. The competition runs through next Friday, October 9th. The competition... more

Town of Vestal Workers Faced With Possible Layoffs VIEW VIDEO
October 1, 2015 - Vestal workers are at risk of layoffs.  This year's tax cap is point 73 percent. The initial budget submitted last night calls for a 1.5 percent hike.  As he tries to work that number... more

Children's Miracle Network Hospital 5K Raises Money for Hospital Aid VIEW VIDEO
September 27, 2015 - More than a dozen runners took to the Vestal Rail Trail in an effort to aid hospitalized children and their families. This was all part of Love's Travel Stop's second annual Children's Miracle... more

Army Brings STEM to Vestal HS VIEW VIDEO
September 25, 2015 - Army recruiters visited vestal high school this morning. But they weren't talking about shells and tanks, they were talking about science and technology. The mobile recruitment exhibit had... more

Memorial Service Honors Couple Killed In Vestal Motorcycle Crash VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2015 - A motorcycle crash in Vestal last Thursday took David and Rita Jennings from their friends and family. Hundreds of people gathered at South New Milford Baptist Church this evening for a memorial... more

A Chorus In Vestal Hosts Open House VIEW VIDEO
September 21, 2015 - The Vestal Community Chorus held an open house this evening The harmonious group of approximately 30 members consists of singers from the Southern Tier. Its musical selections provide what the... more

More Details About a Fatal Vestal Accident VIEW VIDEO
September 18, 2015 - An accident in vestal yesterday takes two lives.     We broke the story last night, but details were limited. Today we know more. Vestal Police tell Fox 40 that the two people on a motorcycle on... more

An Accident in Vestal Costs Two Lives
September 17, 2015 - Two people are dead in a motorcycle accident that happened near Four Corners on Route 434 this afternoon. Fox 40 arrived on the scene just before 5pm tonight. We found that one motorcycle and two... more

Start-Up NY Business Opens Up About Move to BU VIEW VIDEO
September 17, 2015 - A business which is moving onto Binghamton University's campus under the Start-Up NY program says it may deliver more jobs than it has promised the state.   Callsign, inc is an international... more

Power Outage Affects Vestal, Johnson City, Town of Union and Town of Sidney VIEW VIDEO
September 16, 2015 - A power outage hit the southern tier just before 6 pm tonight. The outage affected thousands of NYSEG customers in Vestal, Johnson City and Town of Union. There were also a small amount of... more

Vestal School Superintendent To Retire VIEW VIDEO
September 9, 2015 - Vestal School Superintendent Mark LaRoach is retiring. LaRoach made the announcement at last night's Vestal Board of Education meeting. His retirement is effective January 1, 2016. In his... more

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

Challenger for Vestal Supervisor Speaks Out VIEW VIDEO
September 8, 2015 - The Republican challenger for Vestal Town Supervisor made his candidacy official Tuesday.     William Kelley, owner of Kelley Marine in Endicott, spoke publicly about his candidacy today. he is a... more

Vestal Homeowner Unscathed After Car Crashes into House VIEW VIDEO
September 7, 2015 - A Vestal homeowner is lucky to be unscathed Monday afternoon after a car crashed into her garage.     The accident happened on Jensen Road just after four o'clock. The driver drove through the... more

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

BU Has Big Plans for Johnson City VIEW VIDEO
September 3, 2015 - Citing more enrollment, more staff, and more research, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger says his school is feeling the pinch. "We've run out of space on this campus and we feel it as... more

Car Rollover on Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2015 - Traffic on the vestal parkway was slowed down earlier this afternoon following a three-car collision outside of the U-haul of Vestal. A red Pontiac Firebird flipped over in the collision, the... more

National Emergency Preparedness Month VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2015 - September is National Emergency Preparedness month, and Broome county officials are urging people not to wait for disaster, but to plan for it. The major themes that Broome county residents are... more

Mudcat Grant Golf Tournament Preview VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2015 - Over 35 sponsors and 40 guest celebrities, including the namesake himself are gearing up for the 14th annual Jim Mudcat Grant all-star golf tournament. It is set to start Thursday. Security... more

Schaffer to Run for 2nd Term as Vestal Supervisor VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2015 - Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer has announced he will run for a second term.   Schaffer served six years on the Vestal Town Board before becoming Supervisor. Schaffer says mandates from the... more

A Second Car Rollover in Vestal for the Day VIEW VIDEO
September 2, 2015 - At about 4:45 this afternoon, Fox 40 heard scanner reports that a car had overturned on 84 Vestal Avenue. According to authorities, two people were in the vehicle in this one car wreck. One has... more

A Look at Happenings in the Southern Tier as Summer Winds Down
September 1, 2015 - Summer might be winding down, but there is a lot of fun to be had with a holiday weekend approaching. Here are some stories of such fun in our southern tier wrap....starting in Endwell. A Catholic... more

The Stinky Corpse Flower Blooms at BU VIEW VIDEO
August 31, 2015 - A stinky day on BU's campus. the massive and malodorous corpse flower has bloomed in a campus greenhouse. It was named the corpse flower because it smells like rotten flesh when it blooms. Its... more

BU begins fall semester with Rec Fest VIEW VIDEO
August 30, 2015 - Binghamton University students are getting their fitness on before classes begin. Hundreds gathered at BU's Rec Fest Sunday. Kickball and bubble soccer were played on the university's brand new... more

University Fest welcomes BU students back VIEW VIDEO
August 29, 2015 - The Peace Quad at Binghamton University was not very peaceful Saturday afternoon because it was filled with thousands of students and community members for the 22nd Annual University Fest.  Vendor... more

Update On the Vestal Home Invasion VIEW VIDEO
August 28, 2015 - Vestal Police are asking for your help in finding the suspects of a home break in on Drexel Drive that occurred around one p.m. Thursday.     According to police, at this time three men broke... more

Home Invasion in Vestal Disturbs Neighbors VIEW VIDEO
August 27, 2015 - Police say a young woman was in the house when the men broke in at gunpoint this afternoon. Police say one of homeowners, a man, walked into the house during this apparent home invasion. No one... more

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

Vestal Church Rebuilds After Fire VIEW VIDEO
August 24, 2015 - On May 18th, Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal was devastated by a fire. An electrical shortage in a conduit feeding a switch box in the basement was the cause of the fire. As church leaders plan... more

Clambake Fundraiser Helps Support NYS Trooper's Family VIEW VIDEO
August 23, 2015 - Family, friends and law enforcement officials enjoyed the sun at a clambake in honor of a trooper who they say made a bright impact on their lives. Hundreds gathered Sunday at Mountain Top Grove... more

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

Part of Sewage Treatment Plant to be Demolished VIEW VIDEO
August 18, 2015 - Wednesday begins an anticipated 30-day project to demolish a part of the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.   According to Deputy Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham demolition of a... more

First Annual Senior's Running and Walking Festival VIEW VIDEO
August 15, 2015 - This was the scene at the Vestal Trail Coal House today as the First Annual Seniors Running and walking Festival allowed seniors a chance to have a productive and enjoyable Saturday. It was the... more

Perseid Meteor Shower Could Light Up Sky VIEW VIDEO
August 11, 2015 - This week is your chance to see a brilliant light display in the sky thanks to the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.     The peak of the shower will be Wednesday night into Thursday after midnight... more

Jewish Community Center Golf Tourney Raises Money For Good VIEW VIDEO
July 29, 2015 - It's a great time to hit the golf course and some got to do it for a good cause. The Jewish Community Center held its 20th annual golf tournament at the Vestal Hills Country Club. The... more

Maintaining Broome County Public Pools Isn't an Easy Job VIEW VIDEO
July 27, 2015 - According to the CDC, the average swimmer contributes at least 0.14 grams of fecal matter to pool water — usually within the first 15 minutes of entering. That's just one of the reasons why public... more

Mayor Rich David Honors Indian Culture VIEW VIDEO
July 25, 2015 - Binghamton Mayor Rich David is acknowledging a unique language during a visit to the India Cultural Center in Vestal.   Saturday, the mayor gave a proclamation letter marking today as Sanskrit... more

BU Research on 3-D Printing of Organs VIEW VIDEO
July 24, 2015 - The current way to create organs and tissue in a lab is  a long process using stem cells that subjects the patient to the risk of rejecting the organ. But research at Binghamton University is working... more

Self-Diagnosis. A Good Idea? VIEW VIDEO
July 16, 2015 - Fatigue, rashes, lumps - these are the kinds of symptoms that make many of us run straight to the internet for a diagnosis. "Patients are, of course always a little more nervous. They see a... more

Never Before Seen Pictures of Pluto Displayed at Kopernik VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2015 - Historic, never before seen pictures of a dwarf planet provided a packed house Wednesday night at Kopernick Observatory. Kopernik hosted "Pluto Palooza" to present recent images as well as... more

Rosebud's Child Care Hosts Reunion Party VIEW VIDEO
July 11, 2015 - A Vestal child care center is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a reunion... and some green eggs and ham. Saturday, Rosebud's Child Care Center held a 20-year reunion party, with a Dr. Suess... more

A Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary Slated for Vestal VIEW VIDEO
July 10, 2015 - A Wolcott-based Biopharmaceutical company announced its plans to lease a dispensary facility in Broome County.     On Friday Butler Evergreen officially announced that the Town of Vestal is one... more

Seceeding Upstate New York From Downstate VIEW VIDEO
July 7, 2015 - How would you feel about upstate New York seceeding from down state and becoming a part of Pennsylvania?     On Tuesday night at the Vestal Library Aaron Price from the group Gas Odyssey spoke... more

Chuckster's Celebrates 5th Anniversary VIEW VIDEO
July 5, 2015 - A miniature golf course is celebrating five years since teeing off. Fourth of July weekend Chuckster's Family Fun Park in Vestal celebrated their five year anniversary inviting the community to... more

Vestal Celebrates 4th with "Mini" Parade VIEW VIDEO
July 4, 2015 - .Approximately 20 residents of Edward Street in Vestal participated in the street's 5th annual Fourth of July parade. The parade takes place on only the length of the street, making it less than... more

Man Hospitalized After Car Flips VIEW VIDEO
July 3, 2015 - One man is hospitalized this evening after flipping his car into a ravine on Route 26.   Vestal police are investigating the cause of a crash that happened around 4:45 Friday evening. Police... more

Venus and Jupiter to be Seen in Conjunction, Kopernik Talks Phenomena VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2015 - If you look towards the western night sky between now and July 2nd, you might be able to catch a glimpse of something special. The Kopernik Observatory & Science Center is opening its doors to the... more

Fire Evacuates Business in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2015 - A fire caused the evacuation of a Vestal business Thursday morning, and part of Old Vestal Road was shut down. Crews responded to reports of a porch fire at White Rose Spa. The call came in at... more

A New Name for a Senior Living Community in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2015 - A senior living community is changing it's name and offering more senior services. Emeritus at Woodland Manor located in Vestal celebrated their merge with what they say is America's largest... more

Last of Bought Out FEMA Homes Torn Down in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 25, 2015 - The last of 57 homes bought out by FEMA in Vestal was torn down Thursday afternoon. These properties were damaged from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee in September of 2011. The lots will... more

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

Kopernik One Step Closer to Science Park VIEW VIDEO
June 19, 2015 - Kopernik Observatory in Vestal is one step closer to becoming a reality.  The science center is one of 40 projects that won a $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance. The winners were chosen via a... more

Vestal Elementary School Recognizes Those Dedicated To Fitness VIEW VIDEO
June 18, 2015 - As the school year draws to a close, students and teachers at Vestal Hills Elementary School gathered to celebrate those in the "100 mile club."   Medals were given out to both students and... more

Vestal Students Have Show and Tell Across the World VIEW VIDEO
June 17, 2015 - Kids in Vestal enjoyed some show-and- tell with students half a world away on Wednesday. Third graders at Vestal Hills Elementary skyped with fourth graders from India asking questions ranging... more

Local Elementary School Holds Flag Day Parade VIEW VIDEO
June 12, 2015 - More than 250 students at African Road Elementary School in Vestal held a Flag Day parade outside of the school. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts sported their uniforms and the Pledge of Allegiance was... more

Cause Ruled Undetermined in Fatal Vestal Fire VIEW VIDEO
June 9, 2015 - Officials have ruled the cause of a Vestal fire which claimed the lives of a mother and three of her children as undetermined. The blaze broke out in the early morning hours of May 21st on State... more

Community Members Attend Last Day of Greecian Fest VIEW VIDEO
June 7, 2015 - A little piece of Greece makes its way to Vestal.   Sunday was the final day for the 42nd annual Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. More than 10,000 people... more

Endicott Teen Faces Eight Felony Charges VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2015 - An Endicott teenager is facing eight felony counts after police say he stole a wallet and credit card from a car, then used that card to make multiple purchases throughout Broome County.     ... more

Broome County Urban League Awards Scholarships VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2015 - Some lucky high school seniors will receive some free funds for college! Broome County Urban League Young  Professionals have awarded four Broome County seniors with scholarships. It was all... more

Grace Lutheran Church Begins Service in New Location After Fire VIEW VIDEO
May 31, 2015 - After a devastating electrical fire rips through a local church just weeks ago, the members are remaining faithful.   Sunday, the Grace Lutheran Church held their service for the first time at... more

Dogs Take on Vestal Rail Trail VIEW VIDEO
May 30, 2015 - Who let the dogs out! The Vestal Rail Trail is open  to the dogs! May is Pet Cancer Awareness month and Saturday Every Dog's Dream Rescue held the K9's for a Cure 5K and dog walk. The event... more

Vestal Elementary School Students Help Kids Battling Various Diseases VIEW VIDEO
May 29, 2015 - Students at Vestal Hills elementary school gave what they could to help other children battling serious medical conditions.     Fifth-grade students in Amanda Donahue's class led the effort that... more

Four Charged After Endicott Meth Bust VIEW VIDEO
May 29, 2015 - Four Broome County residents are facing felony drug charges after police say they conducted a vehicle stop on Mckinley Avenue in Endicott and discovered an active one pot meth-amphetamine lab inside... more

Community Rallies Around Grieving Family VIEW VIDEO
May 26, 2015 - Community members are rallying around a local family who lost four members in a Vestal house fire last week. Tuesday night the community gathered at Susquehanna Valley High School to pay their... more

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

37 Million People to Travel Over the Holiday Weekend VIEW VIDEO
May 22, 2015 - If you're planning to hit the road this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to officials from AAA, Memorial Day weekend kicks off auto travel season across the nation. They say that... more

Vestal Fire Claims Four Lives VIEW VIDEO
May 21, 2015 - There were four fatalities, a mother and three children, in a house fire on 439 State Line Rd. in Vestal Thursday morning. Crews arrived around 2am to the remote home which was fully engulfed in... more

Vestal Police Warn of IRS "Phishing" Scam VIEW VIDEO
May 20, 2015 - Vestal Police are warning residents about a scam by people claiming to be from the IRS. The scammer will alter their phone number to make it seem as though it is from the IRS or Washington, D.C.   ... more

Grace Lutheran Church Fire in Vestal Found to be Accidental in Nature VIEW VIDEO
May 19, 2015 - A devastating fire tore through the Grace Lutheran Church in Vestal last night. The church was built in 1956 and stood for almost 60 years. "Well, I woke up this morning and someone said the... more

Help Kopernik Observatory get a Science Park VIEW VIDEO
May 19, 2015 - Kopernik Observatory in Vestal is hoping to win some seed money to help grow the next generation of scientists and engineers. The venue is one of the finalists for a $25,000 grant from State Farm.... more

BU Graduation Ceremony Wraps, Actress Delivers Speech VIEW VIDEO
May 17, 2015 - A special guest we all may know is sharing some words of encouragement to Binghamton University grads.     You may know her from the progressive car insurance  commercials as "Flo" Stephanie... more

More than 3,000 Graduate from Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
May 16, 2015 - Hundreds of college students are strutting across the stage. It's that time of the year again, Spring graduation! Saturday, Binghamton University continued its Commencement ceremonies with the... more

Mini Golf Tournament Held for Mental Health Awareness Month VIEW VIDEO
May 16, 2015 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than with a game of mini golf! The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, (MHAST) hosted its 2nd annual Squawking... more

Home Central Stores Gets an Upgrade VIEW VIDEO
May 16, 2015 - A Vestal home improvement store gets an upgrade! Saturday, Home Central in Vestal invited locals to take a look at their new and improved store with a Renovation Celebration. The home... more

Brush Fire Breaks Out in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
May 11, 2015 - Two days after a brush fire in Hillcrest brought out multiple crews and burned more than 50 acres, there was another brush fire Monday afternoon - this time in Vestal. The call came in around 4:00... more

Mothers Enjoy Free Mini Golf VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2015 - Local mini golf course  is showing mothers some appreciation also. Sunday hundreds of family members came to celebrate Mother's Day at Chuckster's Miniature Golf Course in Vestal.   Mothers... more

Local Flower Shops Stays Busy on Mother's Day VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2015 - Flowers are a popular Mother's Day gift, of course, and one local shop is highlighting how they prepare for the big day. Sunday, Dillenbeck's Florist in Johnson City prepped to distribute their... more

BU Nursing Students Conduct Disaster Drilling VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2015 - Disaster struck the area Wednesday - sending victims from overloaded hospitals to the events center at BU. But, it's OK - it was all a drill. It was more about a learning experience for nursing... more

Children's Author Reads to Local Elementary School Students VIEW VIDEO
May 4, 2015 - A children's author is making her way across elementary schools in the area.   Today Julia Cook took some time to read to the kids at Vestal Hills and African Road Elementary Schools. Cook is... more

Temple Israel Begins New Construction VIEW VIDEO
May 3, 2015 - A local temple is getting a new start.  Sunday, Temple Israel held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new synagogue.   The New Temple will be located at its same... more

Vestal High School Hosts Musical "Vestival" VIEW VIDEO
May 2, 2015 - Some high school students are making some "musical" noise in the community. Saturday, the Vestal High School Music program hosted the first annual music "Vestival" at Dave Sammon Field.  More... more

Former Broome County Sheriff Dies VIEW VIDEO
April 30, 2015 - A former Broome County Sheriff has died. John Andrews, who served two terms as Sheriff in the 1970s has passed away at the age of 84.     According to his obituary Andrews hired the first women... more

Vestal Man Indicted for Grandmother's Death VIEW VIDEO
April 28, 2015 - A Vestal man is facing murder charges in connection to the death of his grandmother in January.     29-year-old Kenneth Weber has been charged with second degree murder. The Broome County... more

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

Car Collides Into Chico's Clothing Store VIEW VIDEO
April 25, 2015 - Crews clear the scene after a crashes into a woman's clothing store  on Vestal Parkway Saturday morning.   According to the Broome County Sheriff's office around 10 a.m. a car crashed into... more

American Heart Association Holds "Run for Your Heart 5K" VIEW VIDEO
April 19, 2015 - After last week's Heart Walk, the American Heart Association is getting hearts racing again.   The American Heart Association held their third annual "Run for Your Heart 5K" at the Vestal Coal... more

The Democratic Women of Broome County Hold A Chili Tasting Contest VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2015 - On Thursday night the Democratic Women of Broome County were showcasing their cooking talents.     They along with some local celebrities were taking part in a chili tasting contest at the... more

Tioga County DA Office Still Investigating Tioga Hills Elementary Accusation VIEW VIDEO
April 16, 2015 - A member of the Tioga County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that office is still investigating the charge a teacher at Tioga Hills Elementary abused a 10-year-old student in March.     ... more

Parents of Child Allegedly Abused by Teacher Speak Out VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2015 - The parents of the ten year old boy who they say was forcibly removed from his math class by his  teacher and suffered a separated shoulder as a result, have filed a complaint with the New York State... more

Timing, Location of Vestal School Board Meeting Questioned VIEW VIDEO
April 9, 2015 - The meeting time and place of a subcommittee of the Vestal School Board is raising questions among some vestal parents.   Thursday the procedural subcommittee of the board held a public meeting at... more

State Police: DA Still Investigating Elementary School Abuse Allegation VIEW VIDEO
April 8, 2015 - The Vestal School District says a teacher involved in an alleged incident of abuse at the Tioga Hills Elementary school in March has been exonerated.     This, though, as the New York State... more

Vestal Police: Stolen Car Crashes into House VIEW VIDEO
April 8, 2015 - Vestal Police are asking for the public's help in identifying those involved in an accident in which a car crashed into a house. Police were called to Country Club Road near the intersection of... more

State Police Investigate Alleged Child Abuse at Elementary School VIEW VIDEO
April 7, 2015 - New York State Police are investigating an alleged incident at Tioga Hills elementary school in Apalachin.     A parent of a 10-year-old child says on March 17th her son was forcibly removed from... more

Is Minor Flooding on Tap for This Week? VIEW VIDEO
April 6, 2015 - With warm temperatures continuing to melt snow, and with showers forecast for much of the rest of the week, The National Weather Service is keeping it's eye out for potential minor flooding this week... more

Greene Emergency Squad Donates Defibrillator to Vestal Elks Club VIEW VIDEO
April 4, 2015 - The Vestal Elks Club members are learning how to use a defibrillator The club just received a new AED - or automated external defibrillator  Saturday. The device diagnoses heart problems by... more

Firing Up Safety for Grilling Season VIEW VIDEO
April 3, 2015 - A couple of mild days this week may be having you thinking spring and firing up your grill. But with many area grills sitting idle outside for much of the Winter there are many things you need to... more

Vestal High School Principal Placed on Administrative Leave VIEW VIDEO
March 31, 2015 - The principal of Vestal High School has been placed on administrative leave after the district says she is requesting retirement benefits beyond which she is entitled to. In a letter to school... more

Easter Bunny Makes Early Appearance VIEW VIDEO
March 29, 2015 - The Easter bunny is making an early appearance! Although it's not quite Easter Sunday yet, this Sunday the Vestal Coal House welcomed people to meet your favorite Bunny.  The Easter at the Vestal... more

Kidney Palooza Helps Local Man's Medical Bills VIEW VIDEO
March 28, 2015 - According to one local man,the heart isn't the only organ that needs love!   More than 200 people attended Derrick's Kidney Palooza -- a fundraiser for local resident Derrick Leuci, a man who... more

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

Teacher's Association Hosts "I Love Public Education" 5K VIEW VIDEO
March 22, 2015 - Some runners are braving the cold in the name of education. On Sunday morning more than 1-hundred runners laced up for the first ever  "I Love Public Education 5-K Run/Walk" in Otsiningo... more

Assemblymen Co-Chair Bowling Tournament to Benefit ACHIEVE Foundation VIEW VIDEO
March 21, 2015 - Assemblymen are hitting the bowling lanes to help raise funds toward a program that assists people with disabilities. Assemblymen Clifford Crouch and Chris Friend took to Midway Lanes in Vestal... more

Missing Vestal Man Found Dead VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2015 - Vestal Police say they have found the body of the man who was reported missing back in December. Police say the body of 59-year-old Victor Tabuntschikow was discovered by a Vestal resident on... more

Stop DWI Crackdown Set for Saint Patrick's Day Weekend VIEW VIDEO
March 13, 2015 - St. Patrick's Day may be Tuesday but there is a DWI crackdown starting Friday. Police will run the crackdown through Wednesday, March 18th. Captain Fred Akshar with the Broome County Sheriff's... more

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

Vestal Woman Wins Jackpot From Scratch-off Ticket VIEW VIDEO
March 6, 2015 - Friday the 13th proved to be a lucky day for Vestal's latest scratch-off winning millionaire.     Maureen Yacynych says she bought the scratch off ticket at the Quickway on Vestal Road, hoping to... more

Jewish Community Members Celebrate Purim VIEW VIDEO
March 1, 2015 - The Jewish Community Center in Vestal is hosting its 32nd annual Purim celebration.  Although there's plenty of action, the carnival-like celebration is more than just costumes, food and games.... more

Vestal High School Students Put Together Chemistry Magic Show VIEW VIDEO
February 25, 2015 - Some high school kids are putting a spin on learning chemistry. Vestal High School puts on a chemistry magic show four times during the school year for students in African Road, Clayton, Vestal... more

Town of Vestal Water Warning VIEW VIDEO
February 24, 2015 - A day after the Village of Endicott Water Department issued an advisory about the potential of frozen pipes due to the cold, the Town of Vestal Water Department is doing the same. It is asking... more

Oakdale Mall Welcomes Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
February 21, 2015 - Binghamton University takes on the Oakdale Mall. The goal: to get more people interested in the school... At the mall's center court more than 30 displays highlighted the university's academic... more

3 Accidents Snarl Traffic During Rush Hour in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
February 18, 2015 - Wednesday evening's commute in Vestal required some patience after 9 vehicles were involved in 3 separate accidents in the same area.  Vestal Police say it happened around 5:40 Wednesday evening... more

Funeral Held For Woman Missing Since January VIEW VIDEO
February 15, 2015 - Family and friends mourn the loss of a Vestal woman who went missing in January. Funeral services for Saundra Stabler were held at New Life Ministries in Endicott. Stabler, 82, was last seen at... more

Radio Shack to Close Stores Across Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2015 - Local Radio Shack shoppers will soon have to get their electronics from a different retailer. The company announced that it will be closing at least 1,784 stories by March 31st, after filing for... more

Bates Troy, Vestal Location Reopens after January Fire VIEW VIDEO
February 9, 2015 - A local dry cleaner is back open over a month after a fire swept through it's location at the Southside Plaza in Binghamton. Bates Troy returned to it's Vestal Ave location. A fire in the... more

Hugh Grant Visits Binghamton University VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2015 - Hollywood comes to Binghamton! Hugh grant, leading star in film The Rewrite came to greet fans after filming right on BU's campus. According to IMDB the film is categorized as a romantic comedy... more

Spike Lee to Talk Black History at BU Campus VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2015 - Actor, director, writer and film maker Spike Lee will be making his way to Binghamton University next Thursday in honor of Black History Month. Lee will speak inside the campus' events center at 6... more

Vestal Coal House Hosts Valentine's Run VIEW VIDEO
February 8, 2015 - Okay lovebirds, Valentine's Day is around the plans? How about a run!   The Vestal Coal House is hosting their third annual Run With Your Hun Valentine's Day 5K. The race will be along... more

Missing Woman Found Dead VIEW VIDEO
February 7, 2015 - Vestal Police confirm a woman previously reported missing has been found dead. Saundra Stabler, 82 was last seen at her residence on Ideal Terrace in Vestal on January 25th. Vestal Police are in... more

Heart Attack Survivor Celebrates National Wear Red Day VIEW VIDEO
February 6, 2015 - Friday people across the nation wore red to raise awareness about the number one killer of women in the United States, heart disease. Heart attack survivor Megan Farmer tells us why raising heart... more

Vestal Police Need Help Finding Missing Woman VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2015 - Vestal Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman.     82-year-old Saundra Stabler was last seen at her residence on Ideal Terrace in Vestal on Sunday evening January... more

Local Students Learn About Space From Real Astronauts VIEW VIDEO
February 5, 2015 - Some local students got a chance Thursday to learn about space from those who have been there. At Glenwood Elementary School students grades kindergarten through fifth grade gathered in the... more

Broome County Fire Investigators Determine Cause of House Fire VIEW VIDEO
February 3, 2015 - Broome County fire investigators have determined the cause of Monday's house fire on Avelon Drive in Vestal that left one family without a place to live. Officials say the fire started in an... more

Vestal House Fire Destroys Home VIEW VIDEO
February 2, 2015 - A Vestal home is unlivable after it caught fire at around 2:30pm Monday afternoon. The Vestal Fire Department showed up to 201 Avelon Drive after a person at the home called 9-1-1. When... more

Trivia Night In Vestal Benefits the School Foundation VIEW VIDEO
January 30, 2015 - Friday night was a chance for Vestal residents to test their trivia knowledge, and it was all  for a good cause.   The Vestal School Foundation held its 15th annual team trivia night at the Middle... more

Non-Profit Holds Yard Sale to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients VIEW VIDEO
January 24, 2015 - A local non-profit holds a yard sale to raise money for breast cancer patients.   Traci's Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping relieve everyday stress for patients dealing with... more

Express Employment Professionals Opens Vestal Office VIEW VIDEO
January 23, 2015 - A new business in Vestal could help with unemployment rates in the area.     Express Employment Professionals has more than 700 offices across the country and is opening a new location in... more

Students Share Chemistry Magic Skills VIEW VIDEO
January 21, 2015 - Vestal high school science club members are showing off their chemistry-magic skills to elementary kids.     On Wednesday students from Clayton Avenue, African Road, Vestal and Tioga Hills... more

Kopernik Observatory Provides Locals Opportunity to Observe Comet Lovejoy VIEW VIDEO
January 18, 2015 - A local observatory is inviting the public to observe an event that happens just once every three years. Kopernik Observatory is hosting one more observing session of comet Lovejoy Monday night.... more

Vestal and UE Clubs Host Badminton Tournament for Charity VIEW VIDEO
January 17, 2015 - The Vestal and UE Chinese clubs are raising some money for children overseas. The schools are hosting a badminton tournament with funds going to the Half the Sky Foundation. The foundation... more

Broome County Grand Jury Indicts Former Manager on Grand Larceny Charges VIEW VIDEO
January 15, 2015 - A former Manager at the Comfort Gifts and Engraving store in Vestal is facing grand larceny charges after being indicted by a Broome County grand jury.   Authorities say 48 year old Lynn Orlando... more

Vestal Coal House Hosts Winter White-Out 5K VIEW VIDEO
January 10, 2015 - Runners braved the sub-zero temps today for the Vestal Coal House's Annual Winter White Out 5K. The "Late Resolution Run" had an inspirational theme this year. Participants wore motivational... more

Family Dollar Suffers Significant Damage in Fire VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2015 - Several fire agencies respond to a fire a the Family Dollar on Vestal Avenue.   Binghamton fire officials confirm crews were called to the plaza on Vestal Avenue just after midnight.... more

Local Karate Studio Grants Thousands to STAT Program VIEW VIDEO
January 3, 2015 - An organization that helps children with disabilities is getting some support from a local karate studio. Ochiai's Karate Studio presented a check to the the Southern Tier Alternative Therapies... more

Staying Motivated and Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions VIEW VIDEO
January 2, 2015 - A New Year means a fresh start and new resolutions. For some, those resolutions include weight loss. According to American Family Fitness trainers, there is an increase in membership this time... more

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Faith Jessie is the 10 o'clock Weekend Anchor at Fox 40. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA...more

Kerry Longobucco
Kerry Longobucco is a reporter and fill-in anchor at Fox 40. She was born and raised in Connecticut, but has fallen in love with the Southern Tier since...more

Molly Darrow
Molly Darrow is a reporter at Fox 40. She was born and raised in the Southern Tier. Growing up in Endicott, she learned about the issues that face our region today...more

Brianna Case
Brianna is originally from the Liverpool, N.Y. area and a recent graduate from the State University of Oswego, where she pursued a lifelong dream of becoming a broadcast journalist...more

Emily Girsch
Emily joined WICZ in September 2015 and is new to the area. She grew up in Columbia, Maryland which is halfway in between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. She is a 2013 graduate of Towson...more

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