‘Faulty electrical heat tape’ to blame for mobile home fire in Harpursville

first_imgThis is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Fire officials have determined the cause of the mobile home fire at 229 Lovejoy Rd. to be faulty electrical heat tape. They also say everyone made it out of the house safely. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Dispatchers tell 12 News that multiple agencies are responding to a fire at a mobile home at 229 Lovejoy Rd. in Harpursville Thursday afternoon. —– 5:48 P.M. UPDATE: Harpursville Fire DepartmentWest Colesville Fire DepartmentWindsor Fire DepartmentCoventry Volunteer Fire DepartmentSanitaria Springs Fire DepartmentNew York State PoliceBroome Ambulance As of 3:21 p.m., dispatchers are unable to comment if any injuries were sustained in the fire. 12 News has a crew on the way to the scene. The following agencies have responded: The fire was took 20 minutes to be put out. VIDEO CREDIT: Matt Pritchard Viewing this on our news app? Click here to view the video. last_img read more

‘Saving Our Children’ to host first annual toy drive Thursday night

first_imgIndividuals can drop off toys for children in need at New Heights Ministries Church at 17 Front St. from 6 to 7 p.m. Founder, Russell Trevino said S.O.C. is “dedicated to providing young people with a positive role model and a healthy mentorship programs focusing on at-risk youth from all backgrounds and beliefs.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A local non-profit, “Saving our Children” will host its first annual toy drive Thursday night.last_img

Car hits Binghamton home, no injuries reported

first_imgA 12 News crew at the scene says there is visible damage to the home as well as the car. Officials responded to 9 Telegraph Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Binghamton Police say no one was hurt after a car hit a Binghamton house Sunday afternoon.center_img Police say the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.last_img

“It was very surreal to me”: C.R. Weeks kitchen manager earns state recognition

first_imgNow, McCaffery’s hard work is being acknowledged. Tina McCaffery is the kitchen manager at C.R. Weeks Elementary in Windsor. “It was very surreal to me, to get an award. So many people deserve this award. I mean, hands down, there’s a lot of people involved in my job to make it what it is,” she said. Her job even carries more weight now. “We make sure that all the food is prepared in a safe and healthy environment,” said McCaffery. That makes school cafeteria staff some of the unsung heroes of this pandemic. “Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted the great nutritional services the kids are provided with when they’re in school, and certainly this crisis puts a spotlight,” said Andrews. “Because they’re people too! I think people forget the kiddos are people,” she said. Not only is she making and serving food, McCaffery goes above and beyond to make lunch a special time for students. As the New York state winner, McCaffery is now eligible for the national manager of the year award. “I started a joke everyday and then the kids started coming in and telling me jokes so then they started putting their jokes up. So they would come in and hand me paper with their name on it and that would be the joke of the day,” said McCaffery. She does it all to make a connection with the kids. “Just has unbelievably strong relationships with kids, with members of the community, and I just am certain that there’s no one more deserving in New York state than Tina is,” said Windsor Central School District Superintendent Jason Andrews. WINDSOR (WBNG) — Throughout the Southern Tier, schools are closed, but still making sure their students are fed and getting the nutrition they need. Since school closed, the district has provided more than 40,000 meals to kids at home. It’s recognition the district says is well-deserved. “I don’t know how many people love their cafeteria lady. But I want them to love me and I love them back. And they’re great, I just love being with them,” she said. For National Oreo Day, McCaffery bought the cookies to give out to the students. Many are taking advantage of the to-go breakfast and lunch meals districts are providing. The New York School Nutrition Association has named her manager of the year for New York state. She also posts inspirational quotes in the cafeteria, while serving up smiles. So whether the cafeteria is packed, or chairs are empty- workers like McCaffery are making a difference everyday. McCaffery celebrates every day at work, especially the ones that are holidays in the eyes of her kids.last_img read more