Binghamton (WIVT) - Residents in our area are reacting to the proposed plans for a casino in the City of Binghamton. Some say the state-issued license should go to Tioga Downs because there is a casino foundation already in place. Others told NewsChannel 34 that a casino would help the City of Binghamton prosper. Binghamton City Council met last night
Montrose, PA (WIVT) - Montrose, Pennsylvania is gearing up for its 39th annual 4th of July Celebration. This year's theme is "Pursuit of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness 4th." The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs in Montrose. The day will include races, live music as well as a classic car show. It will
Binghamton (WIVT) - Members of the community who oppose fracking are rejoicing one day after New York State officially banned the practice of high-volume hydraulic fracturing. A news conference was held outside Binghamton City Hall Tuesday afternoon. Representatives from New York State Residents Against Drilling, or NYRAD, gathered to celebrate the prohibition of fracking in the State. On Monday, the
Binghamton (WIVT) - Broome County Sheriff Dave Harder has appointed his new Undersheriff. Fred Akshar was sworn in yesterday along side his mother. Akshar was hired as a Broome County Sheriff's deputy in 2002. He was then promoted to sergeant and then a detective in 2005. In 2011, he graduated from the FBI Academy and was named Captain of Law
Binghamton (WIVT) - It's official: The City of Binghamton and Tioga Downs are competing for the 4th State-issued casino license. Binghamton City Council just held a meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. to once again vote for a resolution for a Casino bid at a maintenance facility in Binghamton. The first resolution, that passed unanimously with one absence on Tuesday, did
Binghamton (WIVT) - A growing high-tech computing firm is helping the rejuvenation of downtown Binghamton by moving into a former senior center. The Red Barn Technology Group held an open house and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its new location on Pine Street across from Tranquil Bar and Bistro. It moved into the former Loyal Greenman Senior Center in February. The
Binghamton (WIVT) - Binghamton University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to economic engagement. B.U. has been named as 1 of 18 universities to be recognized as an innovation and economic prosperity university, by the Association of Public-Land Grant Universities. B.U. is being recognized for working with local public and private sector partners to support economic development. Each university
The Binghamton men's basketball team will travel to East Lansing to take on 2015 Final Four participant Michigan State on December 5th. It will be B.U.'s third ever match up versus the Big 10.
Albany (WIVT) - The State of New York has finally made it official: it has banned the practice of High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing. The State DEC made the announcement this afternoon. Its findings conclude that there are no feasible alternatives to avoid or minimize environmental impacts of fracking. The DEC released a final supplemental generic environmental impact statement, also known as
Binghamton (WIVT) - After years of gathering information and public comments, the DEC is set to release a study that will lay the foundation for future legislation of hydraulic fracturing. It has 10 days to release the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, or SGEIS, that will address major uncertainties about health and environmental risks. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said it
NEW YORK — A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have serious conversations with public figures and not skimp on humor. Jay Leno's rat-a-tat pace of one-liners is history. Jon Stewart exits
NEW YORK — "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" both fizzled over the July 4th weekend, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday box office. Despite the release of the anticipated sequels, the rule of "Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million in its fourth week of release. Pixar's "Inside Out," though, virtually
NEW YORK — Silvercup Studios is expanding with a new complex in the Port Morris section of the Bronx. The film and TV production company said Monday it will turn an existing warehouse into a $35 million complex. Silvercup North, slated to open next year, will include shops, offices and other support space in addition to studios. Silvercup Studios opened
"Sit at home and watch telly? Gardening, golf... no thanks. Occasionally, I do think, 'You should have got fed up by now, you should be jaded'. But then I still enjoy writing, I still enjoy singing. What am I gonna do? You see so many people who retire and then immediately expire." Sir Paul McCartney, who released his most recent
Binghamton (WIVT) - Republicans are celebrating a string of victories Tuesday night thanks to a strong turnout of the party's base. State Senator Tom Libous was given a 14th term by voters. He handily defeated Democratic challenger Anndrea Starzak by a tally of about 43,000 to 26,000. Libous thanks his supporters and said he's ready to continue working for residents.
Binghamton (WIVT) - Broome County Sheriff David Harder has been elected to his 5th term in office. The Republican defeated Binghamton Police Captain Chris Bracco by a vote count of 28,789 to 19,617. Harder said he and his team will continue to work to upgrade technology in the sheriff's office and move ahead with the jail expansion project. He believes