Vestal

No News Can Be Good News

Sometimes the news, is that there IS NO news. Police say Facebook rumors got out of hand and suggested that a shooting may have taken place at the Vestal Wal-Mart. No such incident actually occurred. Vestal Police say they responded to the Town Square Mall for a suspicious persons complaint. They located, questioned and subsequently…

Broome County State of Emergency Lifted

The state of emergency declared in Broome County after the recent flooding has been lifted. The state of emergency has been in effect since July 24th due to heavy rain and flooding along the Choconut Creek, primarily affecting the Town of Vestal.

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…

Vestal Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

A Vestal man has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.Nathan Boguhn, who had worked for a local Boy Scouts chapter, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Binghamton by Judge Thomas McAvoy. Boguhn will also have 10 years of post-release supervision. Boguhn was arrested in October after…

Vestal Police Investigating Larcenies from Vehicles

Vestal Police are looking into a series of larcenies from vehicles. Police say the string of thefts occurred sometime Monday night into Tuesday morning, and in all cases, valuable property was left out in plain sight in unlocked vehicles. Vestal Police are urging the use of common sense. Hide all valuables out of public sight,…

Scorpion Security Products Has Moved to Larger Facility

A Vestal design and manufacturing business has moved into a bigger space. Scorpion Security Products manufactures and distributes anti-theft security devices often seen on high-dollar items for sale in retail stores. The company designs and makes brackets which are sold across North and South America as well as Asia. Most of the manufacturing happens outside…

Teens charged with arson at Vestal High School

Two teens have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed a storage shed behind the Vestal High School Wednesday night. Besides the shed, the fire also caused damage to a nearby field. Vestal Police have arrested 18-year-old Travis Kipp and 17-year-old Mark EagleElk-Sola, both of Vestal, and charged them with arson in the third-degree.…

UPDATE: 1 dead in fire at Skylark Motel

One person is dead after a fire destroyed the Skylark Motel in Vestal Tuesday. Crews were called to reports of fire at the motel along the Vestal Parkway after 4am. The victim, who has not been identified, was found inside the building after the fire was extinguished. No other injuries were reported. The nearby Skylark…