Coughlin & Gerhart joins us on WEBO Morning Show

2016 Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show this weekend

Tioga Chamber holding leadership class next month

Additional details released on 9-11 memorial at Hickories Park

BREAKING: Tioga Downs approved for full gaming license

Tioga Downs has been granted a full casino license. The state’s Gaming Commission officially approved a full casino license for Tioga Downs at their meeting today. The official approval comes 10 months after Tioga Downs was recommended for a license by the commission’s facility location board. With the gambling license, Tioga Downs will now be able to offer Las Vegas-style table and card gaming to patrons. They will break ground on their new hotel project next week and hope to have the full casino open in October.

Cal Harris found guilty on harassment charge

Cal Harris has been found guilty of harassment in the Village of Owego. On March 5th of 2015, Harris was accused of entering into a verbal argument with a student who had just exited a class at the Tioga County Administrative Building. According to police records, the student had said that Harris was “likely to get off” in the then murder trial of his estranged wife, Michelle. Harris was found guilty of harassment in the second degree. Harris is expected back in court on September 7th for sentencing.

Video footage of Binghamton car pileup released

Binghamton City Mayor Rich David has released dash camera footage of the 10 car traffic accident which occurred on Route 17 eastbound in Binghamton last week. The video depicts the moment a tractor trailer strikes several cars, one of which is seen catching on fire. Later in the video, good Samaritans can be seen rescuing an individual from one of the vehicles. The video can be seen on the WEBO facebook page.

 

While the official cause of the crash is still under investigation, authorities have said that the tractor trailer carrying stone had inadequate brakes, which added to the severity of the situation.

Senator Akshar calls for investigation of EpiPen price increase

Senator Fred Akshar is calling on New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the tremendous price increase of the EpiPen.  EpiPens are used by individuals to recover from severe allergic reactions, sometimes even saving their lives. Since 2007, the cost of EpiPens has risen over 770%. Meanwhile, the salary of the CEO of Mylan Company, which produces the EpiPen has risen over 670%.

Senator Akshar says that he is reaching out to Attorney General Schneiderman after receiving numerous calls and letters from constituents.

World Champions return home to Endwell

The Little League World Champions returned home to Endwell as conquering heroes today, with a parade to their baseball field on Struble Road. The Maine-Endwell team left Williamsport this morning and got an escort from New York State Police as soon as they crossed the border near Corning and all the way home. Locally, their parade was joined by police and fire departments as their bus made its way down Hooper Road, with plenty of fans lining the street, and more waiting at Struble Field to welcome home the 11 victorious players and three coaches. Maine-Endwell defeated South Korea 2-1 yesterday to win the Little League World Series. They are the first US team to win since 2011 and the first from New York to win since 1964. Video from today’s parade is available on the WEBO Facebook Page. Besides winning the World Series, the team also received the award for exhibiting the best sportsmanship at the tournament.

ME wins Little League World Championship

The Maine-Endwell Little League team are World Champions! M-E defeated the team from South Korea 2-1 yesterday to win the Little League World Series in Williamsport. They are the first US team to win the World Series since 2011 and the first from NY to win since 1964.

The Town of Union is holding a parade for the team as they return home today. The parade is scheduled to start at 11:15am, and will follow Hooper Road, to Farm to Market Road, and end at Struble Baseball Field on Struble Road. The parade will include fire trucks, ambulances, the player’s parents, and then finally, the players on their bus.

Fans are asked to line the streets to welcome their local world champions home. M-E defeated Goodlettsville, Tennessee to become the United States champions on Saturday. Afterwards, they received a special call from President Obama.

Congratulations to the Maine-Endwell Little League Team!

Avid listener stops by the WEBO Morning Show

John Livermore joined us on the WEBO Morning Show today. Livermore is an avid listener of the WEBO Morning Show. He discussed his 20 years of involvement at Camp Ahwaga in Owego, and even provided his insights on the success of the Maine-Endwell Little League team. We would like to thank John and listeners like him who wake up bright and early to listen to the WEBO Morning Show!

Student stabbed on Cornell University campus

A teen is dead and another individual injured following a stabbing on the Cornell Campus yesterday morning. 19-year-old Anthony Nazaire, a business administration major at Ithaca College, was transported to Cayuga Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The other individual was initially transported to Cayuga Medical Center as well, but was later flown to Upstate Medical Center. The stabbings were said to have occurred during a brawl in front of Olin Hall.

 

Authorities are still investigating the incident, and have not released any additional details at this time.