BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — After being rescued from terrible living conditions, 20 dogs were taken to the Delaware Valley Humane Society for treatment. “They get a routine course of flea treatment, de-wormers, and we just kind of get them stabilized. Then, beyond that, we monitor them for any other health conditions and we get them scheduled for their spays and neuters. Basically, if they’re deemed healthy by the veterinarian, then we put them up for adoption,” Matson told 12 News. “They’re a very small shelter, they don’t have a ton of space,” explains Broome County Humane Society Executive Director Karen Matson. The Broome County Humane Society traveled to the Delaware Valley Humane Society to accept the dogs. Seven of the dogs came to Binghamton, in varying conditions. “When they go into homes, many adopters come back and say this is the best animal I’ve ever adopted. So that’s the rewarding piece for us, that we know these animals, they know, they have an intuition that this is going to be better,” says Matson. “So far they’re good, they’re a little shy, you know, in a little bit of shell shock,” says Matson. However, the facility they were taken to could not accept all the dogs. So, the Broome County Humane Society stepped in to help. “They got here, a lot of them are underweight. Some of them have some visible wounds, some health conditions,” Matson says. “What we all do best is network with one another, and they basically said ‘hey do you have space’? ‘So we said absolutely,” she says. With all that energy and cuteness, these furry friends will go from rescues to new homes in no time. Humane Society workers have started medical treatments on the pups to put them on the road toward adoption. Once medically cleared, putting each dog in a much better situation is the reward for all the work.
“I think the greatest impact I see is what we provide over breaks for students in terms of food, that’s really important because when we’re not in session sometimes that breakfast and lunch are two of the hot meals for the day.” Norwich High School Principal Kisten Giglio explained Tuesday, “This grew from a closet in the nurse’s office, one little tiny closet, to this whole room.” Those items include food, clothing, hygiene products and school supplies. The idea started when Giglio noticed a need for simple items in her students. Members like Jonathan Ryan spearheaded the project, saying, “I really want to just help other people out.” Looking for a group to tackle the issue, the school’s Spanish Club stepped up to the plate. Another group built the shelves inside, others wash the clothes brought in and the items inside are donated from all over the community. While the closet has only been up and running for a few months, she said she’s already seen the difference. “So if we meet these needs then hopefully they can be more successful academically as well,” added Giglio. NORWICH (WBNG) — Norwich High School and its surrounding community are making sure students have everything they need to succeed through a project called the Purple Pride Closet. Giglio hopes to not only see the closet continue to grow, but also the number of students it helps. “We just want them to know that no matter what the need we’re here for them.” Students can talk to any staff member about the closet in order to gain access to the items they need.
In the post, the county executive said: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar condemned the defacement of Broome County property in a Facebook post on Sunday. Garnar posted several pictures to his Facebook page, which revealed parts of the Christopher Columbus Statue and Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton had been defaced with yellow spray-paint. “Today county property including the Courthouse and the Columbus statue was defaced. Let me be perfectly clear — lawlessness will not be tolerated in Broome County and we will work to find the person who did this and bring them to justice.”
Troopers say they interviewed the driver and detected the odor of alcohol. The driver, Madisyn Colsten, age 19 of Binghamton, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated. Officials say the occupant of the house was not injured and the driver and passenger of the vehicle were not injured. Colsten was processed and issued court appearance tickets to the Town of Windsor. Troopers say a Pontiac G6 had driven partially into a residence at 211 Dunbar Rd. WINDSOR (WBNG) — New York State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a house early Saturday morning. She was then turned over to a sober third party.
“It’s so beautiful,” he said. “I’m a grown man and I’ve been crying so much with all of this love that’s been shown to my daughter. She’s touched so many hearts in so little years of her life, it’s incredible.” Four year old Trinity O’Connor has a love for motorcycles, so the Knights of the Storm in Sidney got together dozens of bikers to drive by the little girl’s home for a parade. Trinity has been battling stage four neuroblastoma and Scott Doenges, President of the Knights of the Storm, said the group was touched by the little girl’s story. Daniell O’Connor, Trinity’s dad, said he was overwhelmed by the gesture. SIDNEY (WBNG) — The community came together to put a big smile on the face of a little girl battling cancer Saturday. The Nights of the Storm will also be holding a drive through barbecue benefit for Trinity at the Sidney Elks Club Sunday starting at 11 and continuing until they are sold out. “This four year old is battling something that no other human being should have to battle and not only that, but she’s doing it with a smile on her face and it’s just amazing,” he said.