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Multi-family home fire in Binghamton Video included

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Officials said people were trapped on the third floor

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New indoor sports complex set to open in December

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Construction of a new indoor sports complex is well underway in Vestal, just east of Chuckster's Family Fun Park.

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License plate reading technology helps catch criminal, mixed opinions Video included

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License plate reading technology (LPR) helped the Broome County Sheriff's office catch a suspect in the area who fled from Syracuse.

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French exchange students get taste of the Southern Tier

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French students in an exchange program with Chenango Valley High School spent their Monday touring the city of Binghamton. 

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After the fire: What's next for the Brackney Inn? Video included

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Brackney Inn owner Greg MacBlane says he's hoping to rebuild after fire caused a lot of damage to the Brackney, Pennsylvania restaurant and bar on Friday and forced tenants from their homes.

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The Latest: Trump promises tax bill won't affect 401Ks

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President Donald Trump says there will be "NO change" to tax incentives for 401(k) contributions, appearing to respond to news report that GOP lawmakers were considering capping contributions. More>>

Ambulance stolen with crew on board, suspect in custody

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The Mahoning Township Police Department has released additional details Monday afternoon related to an incident earlier in the day involving a stolen ambulance.

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Waaah: Crying babies push same 'buttons' in mothers' brains

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A new study suggests that crying babies push the same "buttons" in their mothers' brains no matter what their culture.

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Tampa neighborhood fears serial killer after 3 killings

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A Florida neighborhood is on edge after three people were shot and killed in the past two weeks.

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Pennsylvania prosecutors see positive in death penalty study

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The association of Pennsylvania prosecutors sees some positives in a new report that found death sentences are more common when the victim is white and less common when the victim is black.

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US asks NY appeals court to shield it in DACA cases

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The Justice Department is arguing in court that it shouldn't have to turn over records related to President Donald Trump's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.

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Good Samaritan who offered ride beaten, stuffed in trunk

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Police say a good Samaritan was severely beaten and stuffed into the trunk of his own car after offering a ride to the man who attacked him.

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Local Dems throw support behind Abdelazim

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Local Democrats are throwing their support behind Tarik Abdelazim in Binghamton's race for mayor.

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BU gets $1M to help prospective students pay for college Video included

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The Give Something Back program recruits lower-income, academically driven ninth-grade students. It also provides mentoring and skill development throughout high school to prepare them for college.

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Endicott man sentenced to 15 years for rape

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A man will spend more than a decade behind bars after admitting to raping a person in the village of Johnson City.

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Proposed NY law aims to protect models from harassment

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A New York lawmaker wants to amend the state's anti-discrimination laws to protect models from sexual harassment.

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Cuomo, Schumer blast GOP tax plan

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer are teaming up to denounce a tax overhaul proposal from Republicans in Washington that they say would hurt middle-class homeowners.

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New initiative aims to continue fight against opioid epidemic Video included

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A $100,000 grant will support a regional initiative to combat the opioid epidemic. 

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Early morning fire in Castle Creek Video included

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The Red Cross is assisting more than a half-dozen people after an early morning fire in Castle Creek.

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As far right rises, LGBTQ gun group hits firing line in NY

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A gay, lesbian and transgender group concerned that extremists have become more emboldened and dangerous has decided to take up arms.

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Justin Timberlake to headline Superbowl halftime show 2018

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Multiple Grammy-winning artist Justin Timberlake is headlining the Superbowl Pepsi Halftime Show.

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New York advances drone industry with testing corridor

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A coalition in upstate New York is creating a 50-mile (80-kilometer) corridor where unmanned aircraft can safely fly beyond the line of sight and drone traffic control systems can be tested.

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Local pastor welcomed back after battling cancer Video included

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Tracy Creek Memorial Church members were happy to see Pastor John Lucas return Sunday after he spent months fighting a rare form of cancer.

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Successful weekend for 'Gripped' performance Video included

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center was packed for the final showing of it's performance 'Gripped'.

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Dogs in purple help raise awareness about domestic violence Video included

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On Sunday A New Hope Center held its third annual 'Purple Pooches on Parade'.

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Beer Tree Brewing Company opens Video included

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Dozens of people flocked to the Beer Tree Brewing company this weekend to get a taste of the new brewery in town.

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NYC to test restricting deliveries to cut down on congestion

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New York City will test a pilot program limiting curbside delivery in certain high-traffic commercial zones during peak commuting hours to ease congestion.

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New legislation will give health care benefits to firefighters battling cancer

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to deliver health care benefits to volunteer firefighters across New York State who have been diagnosed with certain cancers.

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US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East.

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Police say intoxicated driver caused rollover accident

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Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office are releasing information about a one vehicle rollover accident with injuries that happened Saturday.

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Russia accuses US of 'barbaric' bombing of Raqqa

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Russia's Defense Ministry says the Syrian city of Raqqa, formerly the self-declared capital of the Islamic State group, has been devastated as much as Dresden in World War II, and accuses the United States and its coalition partners of "barbaric" bombardment.

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Hartwick College program will groom Peace Corps volunteers

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Hartwick College is working with the Peace Corps to create a preparatory program for the overseas agency.

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Whitney Point Dam celebrates 75th anniversary Video included

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Construction on the Whitney Point dam was completed in 1942. on Saturday dozens of people were able to tour the gatehouse as part of an anniversary celebration. 

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Police: Boy, 3, shot by 6-year-old brother in Philadelphia

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Police in Philadelphia say a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother.

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Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

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An appeal to help hurricane victims backed by the five living former presidents has raised $31 million since it began on Sept. 7.

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Locals sample craft beer in first ever 'NY Beer and Bites Walk' Video included

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People had the chance to try locally crafted beer in downtown Binghamton during the first 'NY Beer and Bites Walk.' 

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'Bowl-a-rama' helps raise money for a Southern Tier organization Video included

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Nearly twenty teams participated in the Broome County Humane Society's 'Bowl-a-rama' event Saturday. 

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STEAMfest encourages kids to learn outside of the box Video included

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Local kids got to experience the world of science and art during STEAMfest at the Oakdale Mall Saturday. 

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Syracuse homicide suspect detained in Broome County Video included

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Syracuse Police have identified the murder suspect taken into custody in Broome County Friday. 

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Binghamton University's annual book sale draws a crowd Video included

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Book lovers were able to chose from more than 10,000 books at this year's book sale at Binghamton University.

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Brackney Inn catches fire in Susquehanna County Video included

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A popular restaurant and bar, the Brackney Inn, in Susquehanna County is completely destroyed after a fire took place Friday evening. 

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Fallen soldier's funeral begins in Florida

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The funeral service for the U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa sparked a political spat between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman also honored the three other soldiers who died with him.

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Disease-carrying ticks can stay active in fall, NY warns

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New York health officials are warning state residents that disease-carrying ticks might still be active this fall.

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New York puts up $5 million for animal shelter upgrades

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The state is putting up $5 million to help animal shelters update their facilities.

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Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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'Diamond' mine owner overwhelmed by support following fire

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The owner of upstate New York "diamond" mines says she is receiving overwhelming support after part of her business was destroyed by fire earlier this month.

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Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system

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Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. More>>

Local teens and organizations create a mosaic at Columbus Park Video included

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There is a new piece of art lining the wall of Columbus Park to bring smiles in the community. 

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Local boutique hosts 'Beauty Beyond Breast Cancer' Video included

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A local store is helping women dealing with breast cancer feel beautiful on the outside as well as the inside.

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Binghamton Zoo hosting spooky event leading up to Halloween

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'Boo at the Zoo' is an annual event hosted by the Binghamton Zoo, taking place both this and next weekend.

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Chauffeur service offering rides in a 'classic' vehicle Video included

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A new chauffeur service is offering rides for any occasion in a restored 1951 Hudson Commodore Eight Sedan.

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Poll: Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns

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A new poll finds that the slaying of five dozen people at a Las Vegas music festival did little to change American opinion about gun laws.

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Fire demonstration shows students importance of closing doors Video included

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Students from Owego Elementary School got a chance to see a fire safety demonstration Friday.

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Mother accused in son's death returns to court for pretrial hearing Video included

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A mother accused of killing her adopted son was back in court Friday. 

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Binghamton elementary school students get free books Video included

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Students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary each went home with a new book Friday.

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Town board approves plans for Legoland New York

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A Hudson Valley town planning board has approved the site plan for a proposed Legoland amusement park, completing a 17-month review of the project.

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Southern Tier gets $385K for opioid education, prevention & counseling Video included

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New York State Senator Fred Akshar met with local organizations across the Southern Tier on Friday to announce state funding for heroin and opioid education, prevention and counseling.

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Women complain of being branded in NY group's initiation ritual

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State officials will review why authorities didn't act when women reported being branded and traumatized by doctors who were members of a secretive group.

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UPDATE: Fire at University Plaza Apartments confined to one bedroom

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Members of the Vestal police and fire departments responded to a fire at University Plaza Apartments Friday afternoon.

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Police investigating burglary at Binghamton Dunkin' Donuts

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The Binghamton Police Department is investigating a burglary at the Dunkin' Donuts located at 211 Main Street in the city. 

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Man pleads guilty to hate crime in Christmas Eve assault Video included

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A man will spend several weekends in jail after pleading guilty to a hate crime.

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Vestal schools send important message with 'Red Ribbon Day' Video included

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The annual Red Ribbon Day campaign aims to raise awareness about drug and violence prevention by using red ribbons as the symbol. 

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