Monthly Archives: December 2020

Church group forges new friendships and creates new leaders

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first_imgThe dinners not only forging new friendships, but new leaders as well. “If you just come on Sunday morning, sometimes you don’t get to know people,” said organizer Pat Breneman. “When you have eight people in a group you get to know each other a bit better over dinner,” she said. “We make groups of people from different ages, singles and couples,” Breneman said. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — For years, Dinner With Friends has been bringing the Central United Methodist Church community closer together. At Sunday’s kick off dinner, members were divided into subgroups who will spend the next year going out to dinner and building friendships. “If you’re more comfortable around people maybe they’ll introduce you to somebody else and they’ll introduce you to somebody else,” she said. “The opportunities are endless,” At Sunday’s meeting, there was proof that the program really does create lifelong friendships. Gaylord says the opportunities don’t stop there. Breneman says this also makes people more likely to get involved with other aspects of the church. The groups will meet once a month for one year before being switched in order to get to know new people. “I started attending dinner with friends and that’s how the two of us met and ever since we’ve been the best of friends and she’s been my support system,” said Amber Gaylord of Endicott, referring to her friend and fellow Dinner with Friends member Marie King of Binghamton . “She really did get involved she now takes care of ushering and she gets the scripture readers all kinds of things in the Church now,” King “She’s one of our leaders,” “If people get to know each other they are more likely to get involved in the things that we have,” she said. last_img read more

Chenango County reports decline in mandatory and precautionary quarantine numbers

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first_imgThe Chenango County Health Department said that as of Saturday, there are 60 positive cases. On Friday, the health department reported a total of 55 positive cases. That shows an increase of just five cases in 24-hours. The Chenango County Health Department says there have been a total of 315 tests, with 29 additional individuals tested on Saturday. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Health Department gave an update on the latest information regarding the coronavirus on Saturday. While the number of positive cases has increased, the health department has reported a decline with individuals in mandatory and precautionary quarantine. The health department says the number of active hospitalizations has remained the same since Friday at nine. They also reported one additional recovery, bringing that number up to 13.center_img For more information, go to the Chenango County Health Department’s website. On Friday, they said there were 313 individuals in mandatory quarantine and 74 individuals in precautionary quarantine. Saturday’s numbers look much different with 244 individuals in mandatory quarantine and 46 individuals in precautionary quarantine, bringing those numbers down by 69 and 28. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

Police: 2 juveniles steal vehicles, charged with felonies

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first_imgLater, police say they found the two juveniles in a different vehicle on State Route 7 in Unadilla. They say the two did not stop for a second traffic stop but eventually turned into the parking lot of a Speedway where they were taken into custody. Authorities say the first vehicle was stolen from the town of Downsville and the second vehicle was stolen from Unadilla. Both juveniles were arraigned by a judge and released to their legal guardians. The 16-year-old was also charged two counts of fleeing from an officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors. They say the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. According to police, both juveniles exited the vehicle and took off on foot.center_img (WBNG) — Two junveniles were arrested following a pursuit with state troopers on June 6. The New York State Police Department says a 16 and 17-year-old were charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree and grand larceny in the 3rd degree, both felonies. Authorities say police were notified of an erratic driver on interstate 88 near the village of Unadilla. Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop.last_img read more

New York State Trooper and 3 others injured in 2-county chase

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first_imgAdditionally, the two occupants in the vehicle involved, Lucas S. Pierce ad Matthew B. Basos, both from Owego, have also been treated and released from Wilson Hospital. Stay with 12 News on-air and online as we continue to follow this developing story. The trooper and the three people in the car were taken to UHS Wilson. VESTAL (WBNG) — New York State Police say they have charged Christian J. Buck, the driver in Friday night’s crash, after he was released from Wilson Medical Center on Sunday. —————————————————————————————————————– Buck is scheduled to appear in Tioga County Court to answer that charge on August 6. VESTAL (WBNG) – New York State Police are investigating a two-county chase that began in Tioga County Friday night just before 9 p.m. and ended in a crash on the Vestal Parkway. UPDATE 3:05 p.m.: The chase came to an end in front of the Mirabito gas station on the Vestal Parkway near Clayton Avenue. New York State Police are now investigating. Authorities said Buck was issued an appearance ticket for one count of Unlawfully Fleeing an Officer in Motor Vehicle. Buck has been charged with: —————————————————————————————————————– VESTAL (WBNG) — New York State Police say the trooper involved in Friday night’s crash on the Vestal parkway has been treated and released from Lourdes Hospital. New York State Police told 12 News Friday night the crash involved a trooper’s car and the vehicle involved in the pursuit. Reckless Endangerment in the first degree, Class D FelonyAggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree, Class E FelonyDriving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, MisdemeanorUnlawfully Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle (two counts) Class A MisdemeanorReckless Driving, Misdemeanor Authorities say charges are pending. State Police said Christian J. Buck of Port Crane, the driver of the vehicle, was transported to Wilson Hospital where he was admitted overnight for observation. UPDATE 3:33 p.m.: There’s no word on anyone’s identities or the extent of their injuries. Police say they received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle and shortly afterwards, a trooper on Route 17 in Owego spotted the car and tried to pull the driver over after reportedly watching them commit several vehicle and traffic infractions.last_img read more

Cutler Flea Market returns to Broome County

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first_imgThe market was held at the Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market, and instead of fresh fruits and veggies, antiques were on sale. White spoke highly of her experience. Kristin White is the owner of ChickenLibrarian, and Sunday marked the first time she had the chance to sell her lip balms, hand sanitizers, air fresheners, and more. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On Sunday, the Cutler Flea Market returned to Broome County. Like White, Rooney also feels comfortable with the safety measures taken by the market. Both vendors agree they have to do what they can to stay safe because an event like the cutler flea market is vital for their businesses. “Everybody is being really good, and wearing their masks and keeping their distance and using hand sanitizer,” she said. “We’re taking every precaution that we can to prevent something like that from happening here, especially when we have our products out like this.” Rooney said. “It’s been really good, it’s beautiful, everyone has been really nice,” she said. Another vendor, Ellie Rooney, is a flea market veteran, and a co-owner of the boutique bake shop, De Colores Cookies y Mas. One week ago, a customer tested positive for COVID-19 at the Vestal farmer’s market. But White said she wasn’t worried about being in a similar atmosphere.last_img read more

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

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first_imgTsarnaev was convicted on 30 charges, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction Tsarnaev’s lawyers had argued that intense media coverage had made it impossible to have a fair trial in Boston. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston issued the decision more than six months after arguments were heard in the case. The April 15, 2013, attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others. last_img

UPDATED: Water boil advisory listed for areas of Johnson City

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first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Village of Johnson City Water Department is advising residents of certain areas to boil their water before consuming.  —– The water department says customers will be notified when they no longer need to boil their water. 1 P.M. UPDATE: The water department is advising residents to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. They also recommend using bottled water.  Customers who live in the following areas should boil their water before consuming: The boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, food preparation and making ice.  Tokos Grove RoadDellapenna DriveDellrose LaneReynolds Road between Tokos Grove and Pinewood BlvdOakdale Road – north of Overbrook RoadNelson RoadAetna Road between Oakdale and NelsonDeyo Hill Road — Between Reynolds Road and the Johnson City / Town of Dickinson line (added in 1 p.m. update)Columbia DriveDavid DriveEric DriveEric CourtEnid PlaceTamara LanePamela DriveWeymouth LaneMarlayne DriveChristina DriveMarian DriveAnna Maria DrivePenna RoadSan Marco DriveOakview DriveRose LaneLee CircleNadine WayDeborah DriveReynolds Road — Marian to East Maine Road (added in 1 p.m. update) For more information, please contact Robert Bennett, Director of Public Services at (607) 797-3031 or the Johnson City Water Department at (607) 797-2523. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The village water department has removed several streets from the boil water advisory list. Please note the changes posted below. They say due to a water main break on Marian Drive and Christina Drive just off of Reynolds Road, certain areas became void of water. last_img read more