Tioga

Community Responds to Tioga Center Power Outage

NYSEG had a power outage Sunday morning in the Tioga Center area. Tioga Central School was opened for people affected. They had heat, bathrooms, and their kitchen ready. The Nichols Fire Department also had their station open as well. Power was restored at about 10AM.

No Injuries in Owego House Fire

Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire Saturday on George Street in Owego. There were no injuries, but three people have been forced to find other shelter. Owego Taxi was also run out of the same home. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the taxi service is still operating. Firefighters from…

Fire Destroys Tioga Center Home

Firefighters from Tioga Center, Halsey Valley, Nichols and Owego responded to a Chimney fire around 11 o’clock Wednesday night. Reports indicate that the fire, at 143 Halsey Valley Road, spread to the back room of the residence. Firefighters believed that the fire was out by 3:30 AM, but it flared up again around 5:30. There…

Grants Announced for Local Emergency Services

State Senator Fred Akshar announced that two dozen area fire departments and emergency squads will be receiving grants totaling $125,000. 6 Tioga County departments received $5,000. They include: Apalachin Fire Department, Inc.– $5,000– New SCBA air tanks Campville Fire Department, Inc.– $5,000– Wireless radio equipment for two water rescue boats Candor Emergency Squad, Inc.– $5,000–…

Douglas Every Conviction Upheld on Appeal

The manslaughter conviction of Douglas Every of the town of Tioga has been affirmed by the New York State Court of Appeals. Every was convicted of stabbing his roommate, Milton Jump, in October 2013. Every had claimed that he had ineffective counsel and that there was misconduct by the prosecution in the case. He is…

Flash Flood News Roundup

A stretch of state highway 17 remains closed today after 2 straight days of flash flooding in our area. Since Sunday night our area has been pummeled with torrential downpours on and off. River gauges are getting their workout going up and down, but not nearing dangerous levels despite the drastic fluctuations. Since yesterday morning…

Authorities discover source of NYE explosion

Authorities have located the source of the large explosion heard and felt across the Twin Tiers on Saturday. According to New York State Police, they have located a large blast site in a field off of Diamond Valley Road in the Town of Tioga. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist authorities…