The restaurant will be hosting its 4th annual edition of the drop to end the year. Although the event will be slightly scaled back compared to 2018, Yonaty says he is hoping the event continues to attract people to Binghamton. Co-Owner Mark Yonaty told 12 News the restaurant will have two sittings of a three-course meal, a DJ and fireworks. He also told 12 News preparations for the event can take up to seven months. (WBNG) — Preparations for the Social on State New Year’s Eve Ball Drop are heating up. The fireworks show will be free to the public. “We don’t want to brag but we’re told we are the best New Year’s Eve event in town,” Yonaty said. “The ball drop is really spectacular, the fireworks show’s phenomenal, it definitely gives you a sense of a bigger.”
In a statement sent to 12 News, Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak says his office will “not stop aggressively prosecuting those selling drugs” in the community regarding Johnson’s conviction. Johnson was arrested by the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force in October 2018 and indicted by a grand jury in April 2019. His sentencing is scheduled for June 1, 2020. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — An Endicott man has been found guilty of possessing crack cocaine with the intent to sell it in Broome County Court Wednesday. On Feb. 24, another Endicott man was convicted of possessing drugs with the intention to sell them. 41-year-old Davon M. Johnson of Endicott has been convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, a class B felony, and the misdemeanor of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree.
That was up until Vandervort Service Center and Vestal Beverage offered their parking lot for a drive-up clam bake Saturday afternoon. VESTAL (WBNG) — Local businesses are continuing to lend a helping hand during the COVID-19 crisis, but Sunday in Vestal, they were lending a helping hand to each other. Dickerson added that he hopes to see more collaboration among local businesses as the reopening process moves forward. Mountain Top Clam Bakes owner Patrick Dickerson says his business has owned the food truck for a few years, but without a place to park it, they wouldn’t have been able to offer takeout. “Marty’s with Vandervort’s has been amazing, we got our masks from Logowise locally, and as long as we all support each other, we’ll come out of this stronger and Broome County will keep persevering,” he said. Normally Mountain Top Clam Bakes caters weddings and events, but without a venue to offer takeout, they say things were becoming difficult.
This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal Police Chief says two people were sent to the hospital following a domestic dispute on Rano Boulevard Saturday evening. 11:10 P.M. UPDATE: The Vestal Police Department could not comment on further information. They are in “serious” condition, he says. VESTAL (WBNG) — Multiple police departments are on Rano Boulevard in Vestal Saturday evening. According to a 12 News crew on the scene, Vestal and Johnson City police are at a residence. Two SWAT vehicles can also be seen. Police have blocked traffic at the intersection of Rano Boulevard and Cornell Avenue. The department says more details will be announced at a later date. Dispatchers are unable to tell 12 News what police are investigating. —–
Rick Oppedisano, a union representative, says it’s due to an ongoing contract negotiation with the hospital and their nurses. The hospital says they entered into negotiations in good faith and delivered a final offer they felt is fair and equitable. NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — Nurses at UHS Chenango Memorial are fighting to keep their retirement pension amid potential changes to the hospital’s plan. “Not really how I wanted to spend my day off,” Angelina said. “It’s an important issue and we haven’t been able to get management’s attention any other way. We felt we had to do it.” Nurses and some family members picketed outside the Norwich hospital Friday. Oppedisano says negotiations began in September of last year and were put on pause due to the pandemic. They have since resumed. The hospital says today’s events did not effect the care they were able to provide for patients. Nina Angelina, a registered nurse, says she had mixed feelings about the picketing.
TOWN OF BARTON (WBNG) — One person was killed when their 2005 Honda Civic crashed into the back of a Western Star dump truck Wednesday afternoon. The crash shut down parts of Route 17C as emergency crews and State Department of Transportation worked to clear the scene. 511NY reported the crash occurred in the town of Waverly. Authorities say the the cause of the crash remains under investigation. The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Crystal VanDusen of the town of Barton was deceased before deputies arrived on scene. The driver of the dump truck was not hurt, the office says.