Last year, Tioga Downs experimented with a pilot program to lower its wagering takeout rates to New York State minimums. Tioga Downs has announced that it will continue with the program in 2011. For the 2011 race season the takeout will be: 15% Win Place Show;... Read More.
Binghamton University will host the Southern Tier Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, February 12th on the University campus. Hundreds of area high school students representing more than 12 schools will compete in a day-long series of contests designed to test their knowledge in diverse fields... Read More.
The Maine-Endwell Girls Varsity Club are sponsoring a three on three basketball tournament to raise money for Traci’s Hope on March 4th at Maine-Endwell Middle School in Endwell. Traci's Hope is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to help people diagnosed with breast cancer in Broome and... Read More.
A Brooklyn man, Jenmark Ballenger, 29,has been convicted in Broome County Court for his role in a fiery crash in which Constance Curtin, 60, of Owego and her daughter, Michelle were killed. Ballenger will be sentenced in April 14, 2011 for criminally negligent homicide and... Read More.
The Broome County SIU and the Endicott Police Department searched an apartment at 111 Jefferson Avenue Endicott. The search uncovered approximately 15 grams of crack cocaine, a quantity of marijuana, packaging material, scale and approximately $3,000.00 cash. Martise L. Felder and Janelle L. Cheeseboro were arrested... Read More.
Binghamton firefighters responded to a house fire at 8 Phelps Street early Sunday morning. The second floor of the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The second floor of the home took heavy damage, but the house is not a total loss. The family was... Read More.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prohibit all-or-nothing modeling to determine new Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The current FEMA approach could cost Southern Tier taxpayers millions. With the new modeling, 6,500 additional buildings would be considered... Read More.
Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman & Son today has agreed to acquire Brenner Recycling, Inc., a retail scrap metal and recycling company located in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The all cash transaction is scheduled for closing on April 1. Key Brenner executives and all employees will continue in... Read More.
The development of the Owego girl's baketball team continued Saturday with a major win against Lansing. OFA defeated 16th ranked Lansing 54 - 30. Lansing entered the game with 13 wins and 1 loss. Owego dominated Lansing throughout. The Indians began the game with an 11 -2 run... Read More.
Johnson City defeated Owego 74 - 57 in Friday's Southern Tier Athletic Conference basketball game on Senior Night in Johnson City. The game was marred by a serious injury to Johnson City junior Ryan Clark. Late in the third quarter Clark suffered a severely dislocated right... Read More.