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Crews battle brush fire near Riverside Drive

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Firefighters were on the scene of a brush fire behind a home on Riverside Drive in Johnson City Friday afternoon.

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Crashes snarl traffic on 17E, Route 434 in Tioga County

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Injuries were reported following two crashes in Tioga County Friday afternoon. 

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How to budget your holiday spending

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Holiday shoppers are taking full advantage of great deals. However, spending too much money during the holiday season could spark a real financial crisis for many families.

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Endicott firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for MDA

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Members of the Endicott Fire Department were out collecting donations Friday.

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Stores: Black Friday crowds bigger on Thanksgiving Day

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On Black Friday in the Southern Tier, stores saw smaller crowds of shoppers in the morning, as more showed up for Thanksgiving Day sales the night before. 

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Black Friday shopping hours

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Check to see when stores will be opening for Black Friday.

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Shoppers hitting the stores for early Black Friday sales Video included

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Black Friday sales started early with shoppers crowding local businesses Thursday afternoon.

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Hundreds race before Thanksgiving dinner at the 8th annual Turkey Trot 5k

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Hundreds run a 5 mile race Thanksgiving for a great cause

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Binghamton Fire Department celebrates Thanksgiving with a 'family meal' Video included

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While the city streets are quiet with families inside enjoying their Thanksgiving meal, the Firefighters at the Downtown Binghamton Fire Station are hard at work. 12 News got an inside look to see how BFD celebrates the holiday. 

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BHS students serve the community at annual Thanksgiving dinner Video included

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Binghamton High School students serve a Thanksgiving meal to the community

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Chemung County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal stabbing

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According to authorities, early Thursday morning a person was fatally stabbed at a residence in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in the town of Southport. 

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Police in NY step up road patrols over Thanksgiving weekend

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Police in New York state say they're stepping up traffic enforcement through the holiday weekend. 

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3 get lengthy terms in strangling death of overdose victim

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Three people who pleaded guilty in the death of a man who was strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent overdose are now headed to prison.

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WBNG Tech Expert warns about scammers during Cyber Monday Video included

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During the holidays a lot of us head online to snag the best deals of the season. More internet traffic, however, could mean more scams.

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Lourdes comforts patients spending Thanksgiving at the hospital Video included

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While many spend Thanksgiving at home surrounded by family, not everyone has that option. 

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Travelers positive despite heavy holiday traffic

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AAA expected more than 50 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving and the holiday traffic has already begun. Local rest stops were packed with travelers from all over the country driving to visit their families for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Dryden man charged with starting Ithaca fire

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Ithaca Police arrested Joshua Reeves, 31, and charged him with Arson in the second degree around noon on Wednesday.

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Firefighters battle flames on Pitkin Hill Rd. in the town of Maine

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Several fire departments responded Wednesday evening to a fire at a home located at 39 Pitkin Hill Road.

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Have you done your last-minute Thanksgiving shopping yet?

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Dozens of shoppers went to Wegmans this morning to do some last minute shopping for Thanksgiving. 

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Several Broome County Sheriff vehicles out for repair after carbon monoxide scare Video included

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Three vehicles used by Broome County Sheriff's Office will be repaired after one was detected for carbon monoxide.

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Former U.S. Congressman Maurice Hinchey dies

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Maurice Hinchey, former U.S. Congressman for the 22nd District in New York, has died.

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Police identify son, mother involved in Vestal dispute that turned deadly Video included

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A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a dispute with his mother, according to the Vestal Police Department.

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Police believe someone intentionally harming pets in Vestal Video included

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The Vestal Police Department says it is taking the investigation into sick pets in the town very seriously.

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Stores get ready for 'Small Business Saturday' Video included

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Local business owners are gearing up for the holiday season especially this weekend. 

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Binghamton students prepare to serve community Thanksgiving dinner Video included

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Student and staff volunteers at Binghamton High School were busy Wednesday getting ready for the school's annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Binghamton Devils team up with Southern Tier New York Fraternal Order of Police Video included

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The Binghamton Devils have teamed up with the Southern Tier New York Fraternal Order of Police (STNYFOP) to help give back to the community. 

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'40 Something & Single': How to be more social as a single parent Video included

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Being a single parent can be difficult. With kids, work, life at home and so many other responsibilities, how does someone find time for a social life?    

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Winterfest returns to Tioga Downs Casino

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A holiday favorite returns for another year. at Tioga Downs Casino. For the fourth year in a row, guests will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season during Tioga Downs annual Winterfest. 

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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

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David Cassidy, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family," has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.

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Father of missing man dies without knowing what happened to son

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The father of a missing Broome County man has passed away. 

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Binghamton restaurant looking to expand as popularity grows Video included

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Binghamton Hots is known for it's variety of New York food and its owner now wants to take that menu to other parts of the state.

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Vehicle fire backs up traffic on Route 17 West

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Crews responded to a vehicle fire in Johnson City that slowed traffic on Tuesday morning.

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Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton holds annual Thanksgiving dinner

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The Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for its members Tuesday.

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Binghamton High School lights tree in honor of former student who passed away Video included

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The Binghamton High School held its 25th annual 'Katie Titus Tree of Life' ceremony in honor of the former student who died in 1996. 

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Fitness business finds fun way to raise funds for Catholic Charities Video included

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KW Fitness in Vestal has donated thousands of to help make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.

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Ithaca boy battling cancer promoted to police sergeant

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The Ithaca Police Department has promoted 10-year-old Officer Colin Toland to the ranks of Sergeant.

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Vestal police receiving complaints of pets becoming ill

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The Vestal Police Department says officers have received several complaints regarding pets that have become ill in south Vestal.

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Tioga Central School warns of 'Playground Fund' scam

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The Tioga Central School District is warning people in the area about a new scam.

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Owego trustees abolish Historic Preservation Commission

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On Monday, the Village of Owego Board of Trustees voted to abolish the Owego Historic Preservation Commission, and establish the Historic Preservation Committee in its place.

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Former Niko's Restaurant and all its contents up for auction Video included

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A former Binghamton restaurant and all the items inside will soon be up for auction by Broome County.

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Police: Man struck by bus in Binghamton is in critical condition Video included

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A man is in critical condition after suffering a head injury when he was hit by a bus in Binghamton Tuesday morning, according to the Binghamton Police Department.

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Two Afton residents facing meth charges

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Two people from Afton are being charged following a months-long investigation into the sale of meth. 

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TONIGHT AT 11PM: 40 Something & Single Video included

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It's a brave new dating world, but for some finding a love connection might not be as easy as swiping right.

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Local fire company receives money for thermal imaging equipment Video included

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Local State Farm agent Jim Rollo presented $3000 to the Chenango Bridge Fire Company Monday night.

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How to still help a Nanticoke family of 16 that lost their home to a fire

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Only a week after a fire and two locations fill up with donations

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Four teens involved in Broome County vehicle rollover, no injuries

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State Police report no injuries after the driver swerved to avoid a deer

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Broome awarded $2.7M in fight against opioid epidemic

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Broome County Executive Jason Garnar on Monday announced a major state funding award from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

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Rising number of Thanksgiving travelers expected to hit the road Video included

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A survey by AAA revealed this year will have the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2005. An estimated 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving weekend. 

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Catholic Charities distributes food to local people in need Video included

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Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga served area residents Monday.

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Local active duty members and veterans get free turkeys Video included

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Tully Rinckey law firm and Price Chopper held their second annual 'Turkeys for Veterans' event. 

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16th annual 'Harvest for Hunger' kicks off this week

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Catholic Charities of Broome County puts on a campaign each year to help feed people in need during the holiday season. 

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Binghamton fire labeled 'suspicious'

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A fire at a home in Binghamton has been labeled suspicious, according to the Binghamton Fire Marshal's Office.

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Spooky photo makes people think the Brackney Inn is haunted Video included

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For years, many have known the Brackney Inn to be spooky with ghosts and spirits believed to be in the attic. Now, a picture taken of the second floor window has brought back those superstitions.

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'Angel Tree' helping to provide gifts for Southern Tier seniors

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You could be a holiday angel for a senior in our community. 

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FOX News host pulled over for driving 119 mph in Nichols

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A current FOX News host was ticketed for driving 119 mph through Tioga County on Sunday, according to New York State Police. 

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'Coats for Kids' lasts throughout the month Video included

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The Coats for Kids drive is in full swing, with several drop off locations. 

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'Cyber Monday' sale for medical marijuana in NY

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Vireo Health of New York announced the state's first “Cyber Monday” sale of medical marijuana products purchased online at vireohealthny.com.

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