“During the holiday season, it is important that we show them we appreciate their sacrifice. Holiday cards are just one small way for us to say thank you and spread holiday cheer throughout our community,” said Brindisi. “Cards for Heroes” is a program that encourages people to send holiday cards to veterans. Brindisi will be collecting the cards at two locations. (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi is asking families to show appreciation for veterans this holiday season. The first is his office at 49 Court St, suite 210 in Binghamton. The second is his office at 430 Court St, suite 102 in Utica, N.Y. Holiday cards must be submitted by Dec. 20. Brindisi says the country should honor its veterans.
The police department says eight dogs were dead in the home and another four were severely injured do to starvation and dehydration. Authorities say Howard was arrested at his own residence. CANTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania State Police Department says an arrest has been made into an investigation of animal cruelty in Bradford County. Police say 49-year-old Randy Howard was arrested for failing to feed his friend’s pets while they were away.
“It gives the folks coming here not really understanding what travel might be like nowadays the confidence to say, ‘okay, I now know that this room was actually cleaned and sanitized,'” said Fatta. “Then, you’ll have confidence that you and your loved ones are safe while staying with us.” Hotels reopened during phase three in the Southern Tier. Fatta says she’s just happy to have her employees back to work. Managers say there will no longer be their breakfast buffets available. Instead, they will provide food like breakfast sandwiches and muffins that can be heated up as well as oatmeal and other items. The biggest thing, however, that the hotel is promising is employees will be wiping down touch points all throughout the building. (WBNG) — When hotels were finally able to reopen to the public in phase three, they were not able to go back to their old ways of business. At Tru by Hilton hotel in Vestal, you will notice some things have changed. Once you walk into the main lobby, there will be a plexiglass between you and the front desk assistant. Hilton Hotel is teaming up with Lysol to so all areas of the hotels are clean. To ensure customers they are doing a thorough job, the employees will be wrapping touch points with plastic wrap like remotes and when the entire room is cleaned, they will put a sticker right where the door meets the frame to let everyone know it has been freshly cleaned. “Instead of cleaning just once per shift, we’re now cleaning several times per shift,” said Tru by Hilton General Manager Kristen Fatta.
Authorities say the cause of the fire is currently unknown, and the investigation is ongoing. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Fire officials say they responded to a house fire early Sunday morning in Binghamton. Officials say they were able to rescue the woman from the basement. Neither her or anyone else was injured in the incident, according to Binghamton Fire. Authorities say a fire broke out at 78 Liberty Street shortly after 6 a.m. When crews responded, they found a woman trapped in the basement of an apartment. Stay with 12 News as we continue to update this developing story.