An Owego woman was in court yesterday answering to charges of first degree vehicular manslaughter and DWI. 20-year-old Kari Bensley entered a guilty plea yesterday in Tioga County Court. Bensley was the driver of the SUV that crashed on Montrose Turnpike in Owego last... Read More.
A fire in Ithaca has destroyed a downtown business. The call came in around 6:30 last night. Multiple emergency crews responded to the 100 Block of West State Street. Upon their arrival, members of the Ithaca Fire Department saw heavy smoke coming from the... Read More.
The Vestal school district is continuing to investigate an incident at the high school in which some students allegedly targeted Jewish students on “Kick a Jew day.” Seventeen students face disciplinary action in connection with the incidents according to school officials. District officials and... Read More.
A fire early Monday morning destroyed the restaurant portion of the Newark Valley Truck Stop. The fire did not damage the rear of the building, where the truck stop is located. The business is closed until further notice however. Newark Valley Fire Department responded to the 1AM... Read More.
The New York Mets have formally announced that Wally Backman has been promoted to be 2011 manager of the Binghamton Mets. Backman played a key role as an infielder on the Mets 1986 championship team. He managed the Brooklyn Cyclones last season to an 51-24... Read More.
Broome County has been selected to participate in a smoke alarm installation program. Firefighters from the Johnson City, Endwell, Deposit, West Colesville, Conklin, Five Mile Point, Union Center, Port Crane, Windsor, Chenango Forks, Sanitaria Springs, and Triangle Fire Departments will be accepting applications and conduct... Read More.
The epidemic of area fires continued Monday afternoon with a fire that destroyed a mobile home at 155 Owego Street in Candor. It is believed that the fire originated in an electric heating device being using to thaw water pipes. One firefighter suffered minor burn injuries.... Read More.
Two Rochester men have been accused of robbing a restaurant delivery driver at gunpoint Saturday night. The victim, who works for the Yummy Garden Chinese restaurant, was robbed as he was making a food delivery. The men stole money and the food. Rochester Police Officer Nina Nowack... Read More.
New York State Senator James Alesi has announced that he will withdraw his lawsuit against the owners and builders of an under-construction home, where he broke his leg while trespassing. Alesi has come under withering criticism for his action, including a New York Daily News... Read More.
Residents of the Gilmour Healthcare Home in Norwich were evacuated over the weekend due to a burst sprinkler that flooded water onto all three floors of the building. About 50 residents were removed to other locations in Chenango County until water and electric services could... Read More.