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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 corner...no 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

Sheriffs: Man Allegedly Attempts to Destroy Evidence By Eating It VIEW VIDEO
December 29, 2014 - A 27-year-old Vestal man has been taken into custody after police say he was stealing from unlocked vehicles, and then once apprehended, attempted to destroy evidence by eating it. Duncan Kent... more

Local Women Express Feelings About Public Breastfeeding VIEW VIDEO
December 28, 2014 - Some local women are expressing their feelings about public breast feeding. About 10 women took to Walmart Super-center Sunday afternoon protesting what they call "A store against public... more

Gym Goers and Personal Trainers Talk Getting In Shape for New Year VIEW VIDEO
December 28, 2014 - One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is losing weight.  Although there are different types of ways to stay healthy most people find themselves getting a new gym membership.  Trainers at JP... more

Police: Woman Flips Car, Arrested for DWI VIEW VIDEO
December 26, 2014 - There was a Christmas Eve arrest, after police say a Vestal woman flipped her car over while driving drunk. It happened in Whitney Point at the intersection of Dunham Hill Road and Perry Hill... more

Shoppers Hit Local Stores for Post Holiday Shopping VIEW VIDEO
December 26, 2014 - The trees are quickly coming down, but local retail officials say the sales seem to be hanging around. "The customers in today are buying. A lot of gift cards were given for the holiday time frame... more

Vestal Elks Lodge Helps Donate to Less Fortunate Families This Christmas VIEW VIDEO
December 21, 2014 - Let the gift wrapping begin!  Vestal Elks Lodge is making Christmas special for some kids in the area. Elks Lodge members partnered with Catholic Charities. They spent today buying and wrapping... more

Vestal Coal House Holds Christmas Cookie Run VIEW VIDEO
December 21, 2014 - It's the last 5K race of the year for the Vestal Coal House, and they're going out with a bang!  Community members dressed in their best holiday costumes for the first ever Christmas Cookie Run.... more

Vestal Police Still Search for Missing 59-Year-Old VIEW VIDEO
December 20, 2014 - The Vestal Police Department is currently investigating a missing person complaint regarding Victor W. Tabuntschikow. He was last seen on the morning of Wednesday, December 17th.... more

Vestal Museum Holds Holiday Open House VIEW VIDEO
December 20, 2014 - The Vestal Museum invites the community to endulge in some sweets! Saturday, the museum held their Holiday Open House where they showcased gingerbread houses and antique toys gifted as Christmas... more

Vestal Man Missing VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2014 - The Vestal Police Department is currently investigating a missing person complaint regarding Victor W. Tabuntschikow. He was last seen on the morning of Wednesday, December 17th.... more

Students Give Seniors the Gift of Song VIEW VIDEO
December 19, 2014 - Students at one school are giving the the gift of song to senior citizens this holiday season.     The Vestal Middle School performed it's second annual holiday concert for seniors Friday... more

Investigators Determine Cause of Tuesday's Fire in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
December 17, 2014 - Broome County fire investigators have determined what caused Tuesday's early morning fire at 128 Hazel Drive in Vestal. According to investigator Jeff Winchell, the fire started because of... more

Two Pets Are Killed in a Early Morning House Fire VIEW VIDEO
December 16, 2014 - An early morning house fire took the lives of a family's two pet dogs. The Vestal Fire Department was called to 128 Hazel Drive around 7 a.m. Responders said when they  arrived at  the scene,... more

Family Escapes Vestal House Fire VIEW VIDEO
December 15, 2014 - One family is left without a home tonight after their kitchen catches fire.     Officials say the call came in around 1 this afternoon at 805 Front Street in Vestal. Crew say grease caused... more

Police Investigate Car Crash Into Wegman's Grocery Store VIEW VIDEO
December 14, 2014 - First responding officials say at least one person is hospitalized after a car crash into Wegman's grocery store just after 11:00 Sunday morning.   Officials say one car hit several other... more

White Rose Salon Hosts Annual Open House VIEW VIDEO
December 13, 2014 - Not your typical day at the salon inside White Rose Day Spa Saturday afternoon.... The spa held their 3rd Annual Open House for the Holidays. Visitors had the chance to purchase raffle tickets... more

NYSEG Offers Tips, Staying Safe During Winter Storm VIEW VIDEO
December 8, 2014 - In preparation for the storm, NYSEG is offering some tips to make sure residents are prepared for the possibility of power interruptions.   To make sure you are prepared for any storm situation,... more

Vestal Teachers' Association Helps Raise Money for Student Scholarship VIEW VIDEO
December 7, 2014 - Some lucky Vestal high school seniors could be getting a college scholarship thanks to the Vestal Teachers' Association. Sunday, members of the association held a craft fair at the high school. ... more

Vestal Middle School Hosts Mathalon VIEW VIDEO
December 6, 2014 - There's no school on the weekend but that's not stopping some school kids from putting their math skills to the test.      Vestal Middle School hosted it's 19th annual Mathalon sponsored by BAE.... more

Binghamton Man Files Lawsuit Against Vestal PD VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2014 - A Binghamton man who's serving time behind bars for assaulting a police officer with his vehicle in October of 2011 has now filed a lawsuit against the Vestal Police Department. 51-year-old Wayne... more

Larceny At Vestal Target Turns Out to be Quick Change Scam VIEW VIDEO
December 3, 2014 - What was originally reported as a larceny at the Vestal Target Tuesday night has been determined to be what police call "a quick change scam" after further investigation.     The incident was... more

Alternate Street Parking to Begin Monday VIEW VIDEO
November 30, 2014 - Alternate side parking goes into effect Monday December 1 and multiple city officials are sending out a little friendly reminder.   In the city of Binghamton, Mayor David outlines alternate... more

Vestal Town Board Votes To Approve Budget VIEW VIDEO
November 19, 2014 - Property taxes in the the Town of Vestal will be going up. The Vestal Town Board approved the final version of their budget at Wednesday night's meeting.  Town supervisor John Schaffer says that... more

Red Cross Members Speak at a Citizen Preparedness Training Program VIEW VIDEO
November 16, 2014 - While the floods of 2011 may be behind us, many residents are still feeling the effects of from the unexpected disaster. Christ the King in Vestal invited members of the Red Cross to speak to the... more

Residents File Lawsuit Against National Pipe and Plastic VIEW VIDEO
November 15, 2014 - The relocation of National Pipe and Plastics to Endicott has some residents infuriated. The West Endicott Residents Against National Pipe and Plastics group has filed a lawsuit Thursday.... more

A.C. More Sponsors Toys for Tots Program VIEW VIDEO
November 15, 2014 - A.C. Moore is an official sponsor of the Marine Toys for Tots program and they want to give back to the community this holiday season. Saturday, the Vestal store invited families and kids to... more

Texas Roadhouse Offers Free Meals to Veterans VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2014 - It's hard to call it a free lunch since they earned it with their service but hundreds of veterans got to enjoy a meal on the house today in Vestal.   Texas Roadhouse offered lunch to veterans.... more

Emeritus at Woodland Place Honors Veteran Residents VIEW VIDEO
November 11, 2014 - Staff members at Emeritus at Woodland Place in Vestal are honoring their veteran residents. In a special flag and pinning ceremony 12 men and women received a pin, a certificate and had their... more

Board Looks to Reduce Spending in Vestal Budget VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2014 - The final vote for the 2015 Vestal budget is right around the corner and the town board is trying to find spots wherever they can to reduce spending. Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer says... more

Elementary School Students Honor Armed Forces Service Members VIEW VIDEO
November 10, 2014 - Elementary schools around the area are taking some time to thank Armed Forces service members. Students from Clayton Avenue, African Road and MacArthur Elementary schools honored the military... more

Lourdes Hospital Hosts Medicare Seminar VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2014 - Monday at 2 pm, Lourdes Hospital will host a free seminar outlining the Medicare Part D Plan. The hour-long session will be in the Community Room at Lourdes in Vestal. The seminar will... more

Local Students to Host School-Wide Veterans Day Assembly VIEW VIDEO
November 9, 2014 - Monday at 10 am, students at African Road Elementary School will host a school-wide Veterans Day assembly. The assembly will be at the African Road auditorium located at 600 South Benita Blvd. in... more

Car Crashes into Vestal Salon VIEW VIDEO
November 8, 2014 - One woman is hospitalized after crashing into a salon on Old Vestal Road.     White Rose Salon has some damage to the exterior of their building after a woman crashed into it around 6:30 Saturday... more

Vestal Teachers Reach a Contract Agreement VIEW VIDEO
November 6, 2014 - Vestal Teachers have reached a new contract agreement with the Board of Education.      The board unanimously approved the contract at a meeting on Tuesday. Details of the agreement have not... more

Two Vestal Men Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Valuables From Vehicles VIEW VIDEO
November 5, 2014 - Two Vestal men are behind bars after police say they were rummaging through unlocked vehicles and stealing valuables.   Authorities say it happened around 2:30 this morning in the area of Hoffman... more

Starzak Votes in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
November 4, 2014 - Democratic State Senate challenger anndrea starzak voted in Vestal today. Starzak was Town of Vestal Supervisor from 2000 to 2005. This race marked her first attempt at statewide office. She... more

Binghamton Man Faces Charges After Fleeing from DWI Checkpoint VIEW VIDEO
November 3, 2014 - A Binghamton man is facing several charges after Johnson City Police say he fled the scene after being instructed to pull over at a DWI checkpoint over the weekend.  Authorities say 24-year-old... more

Role of Interreligious Dialogue Discussed at Vestal United Methodist Church VIEW VIDEO
November 2, 2014 - The Vestal United Methodist Church welcomed residents from different religions to celebrate multiple similarities. This afternoon, the "Role of Interreligious Dialogue" discussion was moderated... more

Local Auto Group Holds "Trunk Or Treat" VIEW VIDEO
October 31, 2014 - One local auto group welcomed trick or treaters to their dealerships for a unique halloween experience. Tonight the Matthews Auto Group hosted the second annual "Trunk or Treat" event throughout... more

Renovated Park Opens At JCC In Vestal VIEW VIDEO
October 30, 2014 - After nearly two years of renovations a newly renovated park was unveiled at the Jewish Community Center in Vestal.     The children were excited as they got their first chance to try out the new... more

Vestal Chosen As Key Location For Strategic Fuel Reserves VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2014 - Vestal has been chosen  as one of six upstate locations that will house strategic fuel reserves.     Governor Cuomo says having the fuel reserves at six key locations will help ensure that... more

Democratic Challenger For State Senate Criticizes Senator Libous VIEW VIDEO
October 29, 2014 - The Democrat challenging State Senator Tom Libous is once again making an issue of the number of debates her race has had, now criticizing Libous for turning down an invitation to debate at... more

Vestal Coal House Hosts Halloween Parade VIEW VIDEO
October 26, 2014 - The Vestal Coal House is giving locals the chance to break-in that Halloween costume and do some trick-or- treating early. Sunday, they hosted a Halloween themed parade along with other family... more

High School Students Host Make a Difference Day VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2014 - Elementary school kids are spreading some love throughout the community.  About 15 students kept busy Saturday decorating pumpkins and place mats for local nursing homes and thanking community... more

Superheroes Show Up for Vestal 5-K VIEW VIDEO
October 25, 2014 - Where can you see Captain America, Superman and The Joker all in one place? On Saturday it was the Vestal Coal House! Nearly 100 runners dressed as their favorite superheros and villains all to... more

Woman Extricated From Her Car After Accident VIEW VIDEO
October 23, 2014 - A woman needed to be rescued from her car after police say she turned into oncoming traffic on the Vestal Parkway.   At about 11:45 Thursday morning Vestal Police got a report of an accident... more

DMV Commissioner Gets Speeding Ticket VIEW VIDEO
October 21, 2014 - The DMV Commissioner whose son recently pleaded guilty to drunken driving and hitting a bicyclist, received a speeding ticket near her home.   According to the Vestal Town Court, Barbara Fiala,... more

Broome County Sheriff Candidate Speaks to Local Group VIEW VIDEO
October 20, 2014 - A local constitutional group got to know Sheriff candidate Chris Bracco. On Monday evening, Bracco addressed the local Constitutional group "Americans for Restoring the Constitution". He talked... more

Vestal Teachers Protest for Fair Contracts VIEW VIDEO
October 14, 2014 - "We're out here because we haven't had a raise in 4 years," says Ruth Fitzgerald, president of the association of Vestal school paraprofessionals. Teachers and paraprofessionals in the Vestal... more

First Actor To Play Jason Voorhees In Friday the 13th Movie Meets Fans VIEW VIDEO
October 10, 2014 - He played the very first Jason Voorhees in the horror film Friday the 13th that came out almost 35 years.     On Friday night actor Ari Lehman was signing autographs and meeting fans at Sound Go... more

Vestal Officals Look to Lower 7-Percent Tax Hike VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2014 - Residents in the Town of Vestal are looking at a seven percent property tax hike, but maybe not for long.   Vestal Supervisor John Schaffer says the preliminary budget plan which calls for that... more

BU Officials Talk about New SUNY Sexual Assault Policy VIEW VIDEO
October 6, 2014 - Governor Cuomo's new sexual assault policy won't change the way that Binghamton University handles sexual assault on campus.     Under the new policy all SUNY schools will follow new system-wide... more

Local Church Youth Group Sells Pumpkins For Future Trips VIEW VIDEO
October 5, 2014 - It's that time of year when the pumpkin sales seem to be through the roof. A local church is selling the orange plants hoping to raise money for their youth trips and events.   Our Lady of... more

Firefighters Give Vestal Youngsters Fire Safety Tips VIEW VIDEO
October 2, 2014 - October is fire safety month and in an effort to teach kids how to react in case of a fire, the Vestal and Apalachin fire departments are going to local schools and sharing fire safety tips.     ... more

Vestal Celebrates Diversity with 5K VIEW VIDEO
September 28, 2014 - Vestal is celebrating cultural diversity with a run and walk. M-2 Management and the Vestal Coal House hosted the around the world 5K run/walk which kicked off at noon Sunday. Runners started... more

Golfer Tee Off To Raise Money for Children's Museum
September 26, 2014 - It was the perfect Fall day to be out on the golf course.   16 teams were competing in this year's Discovery Center Captain and Crew Golf tournament at the Vestal Hills Country Club. The money... more

Temple Israel Members Celebrate Rosh Hashanah in a New Location VIEW VIDEO
September 24, 2014 - At sundown members of the Jewish community will gather in their synagogues to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rabbi Slonim says,"The Jewish tradition is that this is the birthday of... more

A Diverse Group of Experts Hold Discussion On Flooding VIEW VIDEO
September 23, 2014 - The major floods in 2006 and 2011 have impacted many residents here in the southern tier.     On Tuesday night  a group of experts from various backgrounds in the field held a discussion about... more

Vestal JCC Holds Decorative Wreath Art Workshop VIEW VIDEO
September 21, 2014 - What better to do on a Sunday than to attend an art workshop? The JCC and Club Bing came together to decorate wreaths! "Make a Succulent Decorative Wreath or Vertical Garden" was the name of... more

YWCA Raises Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness with Dog Walk VIEW VIDEO
September 20, 2014 - Grab your leashes! Binghamton's YWCA is trying to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, and they're encouraging dogs to join in! All pooches were invited to the "All Paws for a Cause" dog... more

Man Flips SUV On Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
September 19, 2014 - One man is lucky to be alive after the SUV he was driving flipped over on Vestal Parkway. The one car crash happened about 6:30 this evening and snarled traffic for quite some time .  The driver... more

Garbage Truck Driver's Heroic Action VIEW VIDEO
September 17, 2014 - Police are calling a truck driver's actions heroic after he rolled his truck over before reaching the Vestal Parkway Wednesday afternoon...      The garbage truck was traveling northbound on... more

Our Lady Of Sorrows Church Hosts Flea Market VIEW VIDEO
September 12, 2014 - If you like going to garage sales you may want to stop by Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal.     They've converted their newly refurbished gymnasium and cafe into a huge flea market. They're... more

Senate Candidates Look Toward November VIEW VIDEO
September 10, 2014 - The race for state senate in the 52nd District is now set after Tuesday night's primaries. Incumbent Republican Tom Libous held off a challenge from Candor businessman Denver Jones. He will... more

Millions to Vestal, Conklin for Flood Buyouts VIEW VIDEO
September 5, 2014 - Over 3 million dollars from FEMA will go to the towns of Conklin and Vestal to buy out  dozens of properties ravaged in the 2011 floods.     Vestal was awarded over one-point-nine million dollars... more

Can Binghamton Become World-Class College Town? VIEW VIDEO
September 4, 2014 - Recent years have seen four student housing developments in downtown Binghamton,  the expansion of Binghamton University's footprint downtown and student body. "I think this year the freshman... more

Local Furniture Store Gives Backpacks to Kids VIEW VIDEO
August 23, 2014 - Local mascots, four-legged friends from the zoo mobile and beloved  Star Wars characters helped take over a local furniture store in Vestal today. It was all part of Olum's Kid's Day. The... more

BU Students Get Hands-On Fire Lesson VIEW VIDEO
August 22, 2014 - "What we are simulating here is a fire in a building, in one of the dorms," said First Assistant Chief of the Vestal Fire Department John Paffie. As part of emergency training for Resident... more

Starzak Kicks off Campaign Against Libous VIEW VIDEO
August 12, 2014 - Former Vestal Town Supervisor Anndrea Starzak  - who is challenging State Senator Tom Libous in November - kicked off her district-wide tour in Owego Tuesday...     Her message? Adding jobs and... more

Vestal Police Investigating Burglaries, Asking for Help VIEW VIDEO
August 8, 2014 - Police say two burglaries that happened in Vestal last week may be linked to a bigger string of crimes. Officers canvassed the neighborhood surrounding Pierce Hill Road and discovered that the... more

Firefighters Support Governor's Legislation VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2014 - Firefighters in Vestal couldn't be happier with Governor Cuomo's new legislation.  The law that was passed on Monday prohibits sex offenders from becoming volunteer firemen. It also requires... more

Vestal Woman Admits To Stealing From Funeral Home VIEW VIDEO
August 6, 2014 - A Vestal woman could be facing up to 7-years in state prison after admitting to stealing more than 50 thousand dollars from Ernest Parson's Funeral Home.     The Broome County District Attorney... more

Vestal's National Night Out VIEW VIDEO
August 5, 2014 - Tonight more than 16,000 communities across the country celebrate National Night Out.The goal of Night Out is to promote crime and drug prevention awareness. "Cruise-In and Cook-Out" That's how... more

Construction To Begin On The Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
August 3, 2014 - Road work will begin on the Vestal Parkway tomorrow and run through the beginning of September. The construction will be between Main Street in Vestal to the Tioga County line until September 5th.... more

Two More Pros Join the Dick's Open Line-up VIEW VIDEO
August 3, 2014 - The Dick's Sporting Goods Open is an event locals look forward to every year--and the recent announcement of two new hall of fame golfers will be sure to excite fans of the sport. Tom Kite and... more

Verizon Gives Away 100,000 Backpacks VIEW VIDEO
August 2, 2014 - The start of august means back to school shopping is just around the corner, but thousands of students nationwide got quite the bargain on this year's school supplies. The cellular connection, the... more

Broome County Readies Clean Diesel Bus Grant Application VIEW VIDEO
August 1, 2014 - Broome County will submit it's application Monday for four million dollars in federal grants which could change the landscape of public transportation in the area.     The four million dollars... more

Vestal Police Investigate Residential Burglaries VIEW VIDEO
July 31, 2014 - Vestal police are investigating two residential burglaries that occurred this morning on Pierce Hill Road and Main Street within two hours of each other, at 7:40 and 9:30.   A resident in the... more

NYS Department of Transportation Holds Open House in Vestal VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2014 - A road construction project in Vestal could lead to less car accidents in the near future.   The New York State Department of Transportation held an open house tonight at Vestal Town Hall to... more

Vestal Police Youth Academy Gets K-9 Demonstration VIEW VIDEO
July 22, 2014 - Officer Jared Fiacco brought his k-9 partner "Kai" to Vestal High School today to show the kids enrolled in the Vestal Police Youth Academy how the Vestal Police Department uses its one K-9 unit.... more

Car Wreck Shuts Down Lane on Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2014 - Police say distracted driving is the cause of a three-way car wreck. Five people were involved in a three-car incident on the Vestal parkway around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. No one was taken to the... more

Four Locals Face Criminal and Drug Charges VIEW VIDEO
July 15, 2014 - Four people are facing criminal and drug charges after police conducted a search warrant in a Vestal home. Vestal police say an investigation began several weeks ago when authorities received an... more

Vestal Men Arrested on Illegal Manufacturing of Explosive Devices VIEW VIDEO
July 3, 2014 - Two men have been arrested after a 6 month investigation of illegal manufacturing of explosive devices.   20 year old William Barker and 30 year old Christopher Barker of Vestal were both... more

Law Enforcement Beef Up Patrols for Holiday Weekend VIEW VIDEO
July 2, 2014 - Expect to see more law enforcement this holiday weekend. The Broome County Stop DWI program said extra staff will be on the roads to keep the streets safe. 30 additional police officers from... more

Rail Trail Extension Opening Postponed VIEW VIDEO
July 1, 2014 - After a few minor adjustments, Vestal's Rail Trail extension will soon let walkers, roller-bladers and bike riders go the extra mile. An additional 1.7 miles have been added on to the 2.1 mile... more

Amateur Radio Operators Gather In Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2014 - Amateur radio operators, also known as "hams," gathered today at Kopernick Observatory to work on their skills. Many times, in emergencies that hinder modern communication like the internet and... more

"Frozen" In Time VIEW VIDEO
June 29, 2014 - A local car dealership is thanking their customers by filling an empty field with an inflatable movie screen, refreshments, and family friendly movies. Matthews Auto Group screened Disney's Frozen... more

Vestal Man Announces His Run For Legislator In District 4 VIEW VIDEO
June 20, 2014 - A Vestal man who has extensive experience training military police forces throughout the world has his sights set on a more tame body the Broome County Legislature.   William Kelley who owns... more

Future of Broome County Nursing Home VIEW VIDEO
June 16, 2014 - What is the future of the Willow Point Nursing Home?  Well, the answer to that question will take longer than expected.   The company Broome County contracted with to study the short and... more

Young Scientists Blast Off VIEW VIDEO
June 14, 2014 - Dozens of young scientists and engineers blasted off the start of summer with a rocket fanfare at the 6th Annual Rocketfest.   Kids had the chance to build and launch their own rockets at the... more

Fugitive From Justice Captured In Vestal VIEW VIDEO
June 12, 2014 - A Texas man that police call a fugitive from justice was nabbed in Vestal by New York State Police.     On Wednesday troopers arrested 32 year-old Keith Curran from Arlington, Texas after a... more

Super Sprint Triathlon VIEW VIDEO
June 8, 2014 - Triathlons may seem like a  daunting task for some, but over 70 participants in Vestal were up to the challenge.   The Binghamton Jewish Community Center held it's 3rd annual Super Sprint... more

It's All Greek To Me VIEW VIDEO
June 5, 2014 - When in Vestal, do as the Greeks do--that's the saying, right? People of all heritages are invited to be Greek for a day at the 41st annual Grecian Festival. The four day festival kicked off... more

Tenney and Hanna: Winner Takes All VIEW VIDEO
June 4, 2014 - The congressional race is heating up, with challenger Claudia Tenney saying in Vestal today that incumbent Richard Hanna is running a smear campaign and running away from a challenge to debate her.... more

Vestal Students Headed to National NetSci Conference VIEW VIDEO
May 28, 2014 - They're headed to Berkeley: a group of students from Vestal High School will attend a national conference on a new and emerging field-- called "Network Science." NetSci,  as it's called for short,... more

Local Students Travel to World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind VIEW VIDEO
May 27, 2014 - Odyssey of the Mind is taking students from Vestal and Windsor halfway across the country. A team from Vestal Middle School and one from Windsor High School are on their way to Iowa for the world... more

What To Do If You Encounter a Bear VIEW VIDEO
May 25, 2014 - According the the Department of Environment Conservation, the bear population is increasing in New York--and those in Vestal are seeing that first hand.   Another sighting of a bear in--this time... more

Running Wild For The Ross Park Zoo VIEW VIDEO
May 24, 2014 - Nearly 100 runners and walkers went wild at the Vestal Rail Trail today--all in support of the Ross Park Zoo.   Participants were encouraged to dress up like their favorite animals in support of... more

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

Space Day at Kopernik Includes Rocket Launch VIEW VIDEO
May 19, 2014 - It was blast-off time at the  Kopernik Science Center and Observatory Monday.    100 Union-Endicott sixth graders took part in a rocket launch as well as  activities involving  math, science,... more

Grand Larceny Charges for House Cleaner Who Stole Jewelry VIEW VIDEO
May 17, 2014 - A local house cleaner is facing charges after being accused of stealing jewelry from her clients in Binghamton and Vestal.   45-year-old Kathleen Decker of Afton has already been charged twice by... more

Cancer Doesn't Sleep, And Neither Will These Walkers VIEW VIDEO
May 17, 2014 - Hundreds of area locals came out in support of cancer survivors and those fighting cancer at Western Broome County's 5th annual Relay For Life. Participants have been walking since 2 this... more

Paddle Party Raises Funds for American Heart Association VIEW VIDEO
May 14, 2014 - Another success in terms of community support for the American Heart Association:   Tonight, there was a Paddle Party--with the paddles being used to bid on auction items--which raised 400... more

Woman Hospitalized After Crash On Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
May 11, 2014 - Still no further information on a crash that sent one woman to the hospital early this morning.   Fox 40 was on the scene and police told us the woman was traveling westbound on the Vestal... more

A Hole-in-One For Mental Health VIEW VIDEO
May 10, 2014 - The great weather gave area locals a chance to putt for a great cause at Chuckster's in vVstal.   The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier hosted it's first annual Squawking Parrot... more

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

Astorino Pushes Fracking in Vestal as Job Creator VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - In an area still struggling to rebuild its economy, New York  Republican gubernatorial  candidate Rob Astorino made a trip to the Southern Tier today, making it a point to support... more

Carousel Horses Might Gallop Again VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - Horses on a carousel usually go round-and-round... but the horses from the Skyline Amusement Park haven't even ventured outside of a barn in Nichols since the 90's. Well these stallions are... more

Tractor Trailer Rollover on Vestal Parkway VIEW VIDEO
May 6, 2014 - Police say speed was the factor in a tractor-trailer rollover which trapped the driver on the Vestal Parkway Tuesday morning. It happened just after 9:00am Tuesday morning. Police say the truck... more

Run For Your Heart 5K VIEW VIDEO
April 27, 2014 - With a little bit of sun peaking through today, hundreds of runners took to the Vestal Rail Trail today to run for a good cause. Runners laced up their sneakers and took their mark for the... more

Local Fire Departments Recruit New Members VIEW VIDEO
April 26, 2014 - Fire departments across the state held open recruitments today for those interested in joining the force.   Visitors were able to enter the trucks, and learn about the inner workings of fighting... more

Vestal Middle School Donates to Police Force VIEW VIDEO
April 24, 2014 - Vestal police vehicles will be stocked with new blankets thanks to a donation from a Vestal Middle School class... Students from the SPARKS program made the donated blankets themselves for the... more

Vestal Looking to Fund Chugnut Trail Extension VIEW VIDEO
April 22, 2014 - There will be more of a trail to exercise along--if Vestal grant writers can get the funding to add 3.2 miles to the Chugnut Trail:   The plan is to extend the path from Vestal avenue, all the... more

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

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

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