Fast-Moving Fire Races Through Binghamton House
Dense black smoke from a raging fire could be seen in downtown Binghamton and on the city's West Side. The blaze in a house at 33½ Charlotte Street was reported around 12:20 p.m. Friday. The fire erupted in a two-and-a-half story wood-frame structure located a behind another house. The...
Wanted man caught with help from community
BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – On Wednesday, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office announced that they were looking for Dalton Lannon on an outstanding warrant for violating his probation for criminal mischief. Today, they announced that Lannon was located and arrested in Kirkwood. They said that multiple tips from the community helped in his arrest. We posted […]
100 Years Ago: March 24, 2023
100 Years Ago is brought to you by the Kilmer Mansion. 100 years ago today, a memorial statue of Daniel S. Dickinson, Broome County’s greatest statesman, has been designed by one of New York City’s most prominent sculptors. A scale model was made and now the full-size eight-foot model is being produced. It is hoped to have the completed statue by September for a dedication ceremony on Dickinson’s birthday.
National Weather Service issues hazardous weather outlook for Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania
A wintry mix of rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected to affect several counties in central New York and northeast Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service Binghamton NY has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, covering NYZ009-022-036-037-044>046-056-057-062-PAZ039-040-044-048-072- areas.
Serial animal abuser busted for neglecting 38 dogs
BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Today, the Binghamton Police Department executed a search warrant at 34 Clinton Street in relation to an animal abuse investigation. 34 Clinton Street is reportedly the home of 44-year-old John Elmer, who was previously put on the Broome County Animal Abuser Registry that was created in 2018. BPD arrested Elmer and […]
Recent BCC student murdered in possible hate crime
TOWN OF DICKINSON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Members of the SUNY Broome community are mourning the unsolved death of a former student. 19 year-old DeAndre Matthews went missing in his home city of Brooklyn on February 6th. His body was found the next day on train tracks, badly burned with a gunshot wound to the head. […]
Over 40 Animals Removed from Binghamton Home, Binghamton Man Charged
A month-long investigation into a case of possible animal abuse led to the arrest of a Binghamton man on Thursday morning. The City of Binghamton Police Department says John D. Elmer of Clinton Street was arrested and charged with 42 counts of violating the terms of the Broome County Animal Abuser Registry.
Kilmer Mansion names first Executive Director
BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Alisha Swietzer has been named the first Executive Director of the Kilmer Mansion, located on Riverside Drive in Binghamton. Swietzer will work for Friends of Kilmer Mansion, a nonprofit organization, that is dedicated to sharing the Mansion with the community through public and private events, and raising the funds needed to […]
BPD officer alleges racism & retaliation
BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – A Binghamton Police Lieutenant, currently on paid suspension, is speaking out against what he alleges is racism and retaliation within the department. Last September, the City of Binghamton took action to fire Lieutenant Alan Quinones, a 15-year veteran of the force. The city accuses Quinones of covering up the misconduct of […]
Endicott Woman Facing Motor Vehicle Charges in Otsego County
An Endicott woman is facing several charges after she was stopped in the Town of Unadilla, Otsego County. The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says Rebecca Shackelton was operating a vehicle while both her driver's license permit and the vehicle's registration were suspended. She was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in...
No More Foot Longs: Another Broome Subway Shop Turns Out Lights
The list of closed Subway restaurants in the Binghamton area continues to grow longer. Some Endicott sandwich lovers are lamenting the loss of the Subway shop at 61 Washington Avenue. Efforts to contact the business owner were unsuccessful. Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson said she was aware of the restaurant's closure...
Endicott Discovers New Source to Supply Village Water System
A long search for a location to develop a new well to supply the Endicott village water system has paid off. Workers from a western New York drilling company checked several potential well sites last year. A spot just east of the old IBM Country Club in the town of...
Chenango Forks Middle Schools Participate In Kids Can Build Program
Middle school students at Chenango Forks tested their building skills during the first Kids Can Build program. The program challenges students to design a structure and then build it out of donated cans. One group of nine decided on a hunger-themed model with a minion. 18 groups in various schools...
Biggest snowfall recorded in Broome County, NY history
Stacker looked at the biggest 1-day snowfall in Broome County, New York using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Deadly fungus not yet in Broome County
BROOME, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – According to New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, a potentially life-threatening fungus called Candida auris is spreading at an increasing pace nationwide. Infections from the fungus, which are most prominent in healthcare facilities, can cause severe illness in hospitalized patients because they don’t respond to commonly used anti-fungal drugs, making them […]
Suspects in armed robbery caught after chase from Johnson City to Endwell, deputies say
Two Broome County residents were taken into custody and face multiple felony charges after a reported armed robbery and police pursuit Wednesday. The Broome County Sheriff's Office identified the suspects as Alex Shoga, 39, of Binghamton, and Kristin Silvanic, 27, of Endicott. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery and assault involving...
Man charged following crash that killed Endicott man
SPENCER, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Following a lengthy investigation, a Town of Spencer man has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated following a crash that killed 43-year-old Daniel Kaczynski, of Endicott, on February 13th. 32-year-old Kanishka Singh was allegedly drunk while operating a 2014 Audi A4 westbound on State Route 96. The Tioga […]
Rally for more SUNY funding
BINGHAMTON, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Local state lawmakers joined faculty and students at Binghamton University today to call on Governor Hochul to spend more money on the SUNY system. State Senator Lea Webb and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo hosted a rally on campus demanding more funding for SUNY. Both women are former students and former faculty at […]
Yee-Haw! Popular Southern Tier Restaurant To Open Up a 2nd Location
I had a chance to meet Garrett Wagner at the Hope Awards for the Rescue Mission banquet. I was the MC and he was the featured speaker and if you ever have a chance to hear his story, it'll bring a tear to your eye. It was all about hope, redemption and how anything is possible. He doesn't talk the talk, he WALKS the WALK.
The 15 Best Outdoor Dining Spots in New York’s Southern Tier
A few weeks ago, I took a flight out of Binghamton to Orlando just to get away from winter for a few days, to enjoy some sunshine and mid-80s temperatures. And that's just how it turned out. During my short stay, I enjoyed a couple of dinners in an outside...
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