‘The Christmas Experience’ draws in hundreds of families

first_img“What an event. It’s truly unique to our area,” said hotel assistant general manager Eddie Bello. The annual holiday extravaganza turned the hotel into a winter wonderland for more than 3,000 families across four nights. Bello told 12 News the hotel prepared more than 200 rooms to accommodate families, but that it’s all worth it to help spread a smile this holiday season. The experience includes rides in a horse-drawn carriage, scavenger hunts, nutcrackers, Christmas decorations, hot cocoa and cookies, breakfast with Santa Claus, and so much more for participants to choose from. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Families and children put on their Christmas pajamas, sweatshirts, Santa hats and more, making their way to the DoubleTree Hotel to celebrate ‘The Christmas Experience.’ Bello emphasized the event not only is beneficial to helping bringing families closer during Christmas, but helps generate close a quarter of a million dollars in revenue for the Binghamton area. “The countless number of hours that go into this event, whether it’s planning or setting up the decorations, once you see the children’s faces makes it all worthwhile,” Bello said. “We’re really delivering a magical moment for families and they’re creating a tradition here that’s worth it all.”last_img read more

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Johnson City Police locate larceny suspect

first_imgLaw enforcement says tips can be made anonymously to the Johnson City Police Department at 607-798-9318. They also say tips can be directly messaged to them on Facebook. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — According to Johnson City Police, the suspect has been located. JAN. 8 UPDATE: JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Police Department is asking the public for help with its investigation into a larceny. —————- A location where the larceny occurred was not provided as of Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO SOURCE: Johnson City Police Departmentlast_img

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Sex crimes earns man 15 years behind bars

first_imgHansel was found on guilty on Oct. 29, 2019. The Broome County District Attorney’s Office says 38-year-old Raymond A. Hansel will serve 15 years to life in prison for predatory sexual assault against a child, a class A2 Felony, and three 1st degree rape charges. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for sex-related crimes in Broome County Court Thursday.center_img The district attorney’s office says the crimes were committed against a girl under 13-years-old in the towns of Union and Conklin over a greater than three-month duration.last_img

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Emotional journey: Twin Tiers Honor Flight announces its’ next trip

first_imgThe 10th mission of the honor flight will be departing the Binghamton Airport on April 18. The organization brings veterans to Washington D.C. and the memorials in the honor. TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — On Tuesday, the plans were revealed for 2020’s Twin Tiers Honor Flight at the Greater Binghamton Airport. “It’s as emotional for guardians and staff as it is for the volunteers,” says Board Member and Treasurer of Twin Tiers Honor Flight Steve Gardner. “When they see the wall and their eyes are fixed on a name you don’t know what they are thinking.” Upon returning to Binghamton around 7 p.m., the veterans are met by a reception of over 500 people. 60 veterans, guardians and staff will be on the flight to the nation’s capital. The Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that was created to honor American veterans. When they arrive, they get onto a bus and are escorted by capital police. This mission will mark a milestone for the Honor Flight as they will have transported over 500 veterans to Washington.last_img read more

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Endicott Police asking public for assistance with investigation into Badger Avenue dispute

first_imgAnyone with information or video related to the incident is asked to contact the Endicott Police Department. They say they believe the incident began with a dispute on Main Street. However, the department says there is no evidence of a stabbing and the victim did not have gunshots wounds. Police noted the victim refused medical treatment. The suspects were last seen on foot in the area of Badger Avenue and Prospect Street in Endicott, police say. New York State Police and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Police in Endicott are investigating a dispute between individuals that ended with one person injured. The Endicott Police Department says officers responded to a initial report of a shooting and stabbing around 6:21 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of Badger Avenue. The investigation is underway. The victims injuries are non-life threatening, police tell 12 News.last_img read more

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Police respond to fatal motorcycle, tractor crash in Pennsylvania

first_imgPolice say 47-year-old James Place was killed when his motorcycle struck a tractor making a left-hand turn onto a field on Rolling Hills Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They say Place was unable to stop his motorcycle. SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WBNG) — Pennsylvania State Police say one person is dead in a motorcycle and tractor crash in Bradford County Sunday. A passenger riding along on the motorcycle was thrown off of it and was injured. The driver of the tractor was not hurt, police say. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.last_img

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UHS Binghamton General Hospital suspends visitation at TCU

first_imgAccording to their website, this is due to the spike of coronavirus cases in the area. They say this affects the Behavioral Health Units K-3, K-5, M-5 and M-4. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — UHS Binghamton General Hospital is suspending visitation at the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) until further notice. The suspension of visitation if effective immediately. The hospital says they are taking this step to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and staff.last_img

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