BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Preparations are underway ahead of the 30th Annual Bandera Family Christmas Dinner. “What that program is. So, that’s just a program we’re going to work together with, get the word out. Of course, those are donated but we’re going to let people know that they can help socking out cancer.” “We’re going to put socks here out for people who might need some and we’re going to explain to them Sock Out Cancer,” said Bill Bandera. The dinner has since become a fixture across the Southern Tier. Now, it is partnering with Sock Out Cancer. Since 1989, the Bandera Family has hosted a free meal for those who might not otherwise have one on Christmas Day. Free meals will be served on Christmas Day at American Legion Post 80 in Binghamton, Saint Ambrose Parish in Endicott and American Legion Post 189 in Norwich. read more
The police department says that they were able to locate the 39 year-old man and transported him to a hospital. The 40 year-old woman was also transferred to a hospital for treatment of the lacerations from the incident. ELMIRA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Elmira Police Department responded to reports of a stabbing on Saturday. Additionally, officials say the woman’s 15 year-old daughter was in the house while the attack occurred. Anyone who has information regarding this incident should call the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626 or leave an anonymous tip by calling (607) 271-HALT. The police department received the call at around 12:30 a.m. and arrived at the scene, 1300 block of Lackawanna Ave. Once the officers arrived, they spoke to a 40 year-old woman with several deep cuts who told them that she had been attacked by her 39 year-old boyfriend. Officials say the injuries from the attack are non-life threatening. This incident is still under investigation and the charges are pending. read more
A map detailing the locations of confirmed cases can be found by clicking here. The economy and equipment purchasing 50,000 N95 masks250,000 surgical masks15,000 face shields15,000 gowns75,000 gloves12 infrared thermometers”1,000s more” test kits Garnar says with the money, the county will buy: The measure is part of Operation Crush Covid. Garnar also announced that county officials have decided to cancel the Small Communities Grant Program to allot for $150,000 to be used for purchasing personal protective equipment. The county executive told media that the coronavirus pandemic has “greatly damaged the local economy to an extent not seen since the Great Depression.” Garnar said the meeting was a “great first step” in getting on the road to economic recovery in Broome County. Garnar says the decision to cancel the grant is just one of many difficult decisions to come. Garnar says the county has more tests available. As of April 10, individuals who are experiencing more moderate or “concerning” symptoms may be tested. Coronavirus numbers and testing 177 people are in mandatory quarantine and 51 are in mandatory quarantine. Six people have died and 24 have recovered. 58 tests are pending. Operation Crush Covid There are 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Broome County. 80 are active cases. Broome County April 10 coronavirus update County officials would like to remind Broome County Residents that people who were born in odd years may only shop on odd calendar dates and people who were born on a even year can only shop on even calendar dates. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says the county held its first meeting with the Economic Recovery Task Force Friday morning. read more
Organizers say it’s important to give back and help out those in need. “I was once in that situation and I know what it’s like, so it’s good to give back,” says Deborah Copeland, Chairperson of the Cornerstone Community Church, who is also on the culinary committee. Organizers say the feast was found out about by word of mouth. It began at noon and went to 4p.m. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — On Thanksgiving, the Cornerstone Community Church in Endicott was giving out meals for those in need. The church had volunteers ready to help at the Church’s fifth annual give back. Last year, organizers say they had between 100 and 80 people and hope to surpass that number this year.