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Kids and canines read together

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Paws for Friendship has held reading workshops throughout October at the Endicott, Johnson City, Binghamton and Vestal Libraries.

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County official expresses frustration over drug treatment center plan communication Video included

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Controversy is surrounding the proposed Broome County Drug Treatment Center just days after it was announced. 

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Broome County residents have money stolen in phone scam Video included

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The Vestal Police Department has recently received several reports of a way phone scammers are trying to steal money from a specific targeted age group.

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Generous donation keeps Community Care Network of Nichols open Video included

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The Community Care Network of Nichols received a hefty donation to make sure its doors stayed open. 

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Local students learn how plants "make music"

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It's not often that you can say students learned about plants by listening to them, but one group of students did just that.

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Judge to say Wednesday if Sandusky gets new sex abuse trial

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The judge handling Jerry Sandusky's appeal of a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction will soon announce if the former Penn State assistant football coach will have charges thrown out or get a new trial.

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New York state aims to increase organ donation

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New York state is taking steps to make it easier to sign up as an organ donor. 

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Completion of new Apalachin Fire House faces delays Video included

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Completion on a $3 million Apalachin Fire Station has been delayed until December 15. 

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Police investigating house fire in Johnson City

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Johnson City Police are investigating a house fire that broke out Saturday afternoon on 22 Main Street Terrace. 

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Retrial begins for New York woman charged with killing boss

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The murder retrial of a New York woman accused of fatally poisoning her boss is underway. 

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Dozens of animals find forever homes during BC Humane Society adoption event

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Broome County Humane Society officials say numerous cats and dogs found new homes as part of a free adoption event this past weekend.

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Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. 

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Weinstein Co., mired in sex scandal, may be up for sale

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The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale. 

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New espionage museum to open in New York City this winter

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Officials say a museum dedicated to espionage is coming to New York in December. 

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Jury near verdict in Manhattan bombing case to resume work

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A jury that says its near consensus is ready to resume deliberating charges that a man wanted to kill Americans by setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York.

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State orders Niagara Falls landfill to reduce its stench

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A Niagara Falls landfill has been fined $75,000 and ordered to take steps to reduce odors after a Department of Environmental Conservation investigation of public complaints.

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Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

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Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature, has died. He was 96.

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France moves to revoke Weinstein's honor title

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French President Emmanuel Macron says that he wants to revoke Harvey Weinstein's Legion of Honor award over the multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment against the Hollywood titan.

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Local woman celebrates 100th birthday and years of being breast cancer free Video included

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Josephine Kovarik celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, but what happened during those 100 years is what makes her a fighter.

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PBS airing film on Mark Twain's trip aboard 1st cruise ship

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When the steamship considered the first cruise ship to originate in America left its New York City pier 150 years ago, the passenger list included a little-known California newspaperman writing under the pen name Mark Twain.

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US calls Somalia attack 'senseless and cowardly'

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The United States is condemning "in the strongest terms" the deadliest single attack in Somalia's history.

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The Latest: Free haircuts, chiropractic care for evacuees

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Volunteers offered free chiropractic treatments and haircuts at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, where evacuees remained anxious and somber thinking of what they have lost and what they need to do next.

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Measure would cut red tape on NY lands deemed 'forever wild'

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A proposal on New York's November ballot could clear the way for some local projects on state lands deemed "forever wild."

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Police: Man pretending to be law enforcement arrested

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Authorities say a man is facing criminal impersonation charges for pretending to be a police officer and pulling a driver over.

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Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

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The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.

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Thousands in Binghamton walk in 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' Video included

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The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk kicked off Sunday morning. More than 5,500 people showed up to the event to support those battling breast cancer.

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Pumpkins take a toll from unseasonably warm weather Video included

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During the month of October, pumpkins are in high demand, but some wet weather and warm temperatures this fall have affected this year's harvest. 

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United Way of Broome County hosts Halloween Costume Giveaway

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The United Way of Broome County got into the fall spirit with its Halloween Costume Giveaway and Autumn Celebration event. 

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Lourdes Hospital connects community to healthcare with 'Medical Mission at Home'

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People around the area stopped at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church to receive free medical services and learn more about healthcare.

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'Golf FORE Good' raises money for Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

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The Oakdale Mall hosted "Golf FORE Good" Saturday to raise money for The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier.

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Moldy bread or grain blamed for Canada geese deaths in New York park

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Moldy bread or grain has been blamed for the death of dozens of Canada geese in a northern New York park.

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Trump won't pull out of 'worst' Iran nuclear deal _ for now Video included

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President Donald Trump plans to deliver a broad and harsh critique of Iranian behavior on Friday in a speech declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America's national security interests. More>>

Selflessness Wall to Wall

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Employees of Home Depot in Johnson City came together to spruce up the Father Sullivan Parish Center in Birmingham

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Phelps Mansion Museum celebrates Friday the 13th Video included

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Friday the 13th can be a spooky night for many and the Phelps Mansion Museum took part in the eerie tradition with its special candle-lit tour. 

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Vigil held to remember victims of domestic abuse Video included

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 A vigil was held in Owego on Friday night to remember those who have been a victim of domestic abuse. A New Hope holds a candle light vigil annually. 

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Mumps cases spike across college campuses: Your questions answered Video included

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People are raising concerns of Mumps cases showing up across college campuses. This year, 18 cases of Mumps have been reported at Syracuse University. 

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The Latest: Coroner: Stanford to study body of Vegas shooter

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Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had no visual abnormalities in his brain. More>>

Mike Diamond rescues fiancee's trashed engagement ring

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A New York City woman has been reunited with a three-carat diamond engagement ring she accidentally threw in the trash thanks in large part to her soon-to-be-husband -- Mike Diamond.

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TONIGHT AT 6: 'Selflessness Wall to Wall'

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Wall to Wall Selflessness at the  Father Sullivan Parish Center in Binghamton.

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Driver identified in fatal dump truck crash in Deposit Video included

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New York State Police say there has been a fatal crash in the town of Deposit.

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Two new hires to enhance safety measures at Upstate Shredding, Weitsman Recycling

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Upstate Shredding-Weitsman Recycling on Friday announced the hiring of two environmental and health safety experts.

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Troopers: Utica man topped 100 mph during chase in stolen vehicle

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State troopers say a Utica man led police on a high-speed chase in Broome and Cortland counties in a stolen car.

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WATCH: Plans for Broome drug treatment center announced

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The former Broome Developmental Center in the town of Dickinson is set to become a long-term drug treatment facility. 

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Donated forklift to help businesses at Southern Tier incubator

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The Raymond Corporation, along with its authorized Sales and Service Center, Pengate Handling Systems, Inc., on Friday donated a pallet truck to the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

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President Trump lays out Iran strategy

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President Donald Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015. He's announcing a new strategy in a speech at the White House.

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Arby's venison sandwich coming this month nationwide

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Arby's says it will bring the venison sandwich to all 3,300 restaurant locations across the nation following a trial run in a handful of states last year.

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UPDATE: Shots fired, 1 injured on Endicott Ave. in Johnson City Video included

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Shots believed to be from a pellet gun were fired near Endicott Avenue in Johnson City, according to Johnson City Police.

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Walmart celebrates 25 years in Vestal, long-time employee shares her story Video included

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The Walmart in Vestal is celebrating 25 years in Broome County. It was the first of its kind to be built in the area.

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2 charged in slayings of 2 men in Syracuse apartment

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Police say they've charged two men in the shooting deaths of two other men whose bodies were found inside a Syracuse apartment last month.

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Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

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Congress has voted to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies.

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Local organizations receive $55K to help victims of domestic violence Video included

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Thousands of dollars in in state grants are going toward helping victims of domestic abuse in the Southern Tier.

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Old Binghamton gas station and car wash to be demolished Video included

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Buildings at a property which used to be home to a gas station and car wash are set to be torn down

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Watkins Glen International, IndyCar cut ties for 2018 season

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There will be no IndyCar race in Watkins Glen in 2018.

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Investigators: Chenango Forks fire sparked by tractor inside barn

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A fire that destroyed a farm in the town of Chenango has been ruled accidental, according to the Broome County Bureau of Fire Investigation.

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Appellate court rules against conviction reversal for 'Remy' Ramsaran

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(WBNG) -- A New York State appeals court has affirmed the decision of the state's highest court to not grant a new trial to convicted murderer Ganesh "Remy" Ramsaran.

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I-81's northbound lanes reopen after being closed by crash

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The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 south of Syracuse have reopened after being shut down for about seven hours by a serious crash. 

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Fill The Bus campaign collects more than 100K pounds of food

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Plenty of stomachs will be filled following the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Fill The Bus campaign. 

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Starved, abandoned horse finds new home in New Jersey Video included

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An abandoned horse has a brighter future, thanks to one local man and a horse sanctuary in New Jersey. 

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Police looking into cracked door at Binghamton gas station

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Officers with the Binghamton Police Department responded early Thursday to reports of property damage at a convenience store on Floral Avenue.

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Great Pumpkins? Cornell professor sees good crop this year

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A Cornell University expert says this should be a good year for pumpkins.

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Local business celebrates half a century of operating Video included

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A Binghamton company celebrated its 50th year in business on Wednesday.  William Lane Incorporated, which is located on Court Street in Downtown Binghamton, has been operating for half a century. 

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Dick's Sporting Goods Distribution Center giving opportunities Video included

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The Dick's Sporting Goods Distribution Center began its recruitment at the Broome-Tioga Workforce Job and Career Fair.

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Aukema family: 'Thank you to all of them, from the bottom of our hearts' Video included

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A farm in Chenango Forks continued to burn Wednesday afternoon.

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Pennsylvania enacts 'right to try' law for terminally ill

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is making Pennsylvania the 38th state to enact a "right to try" law that gives the terminally ill an avenue to try experimental treatments that aren't fully approved by the federal government.

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Vestal woman speaks out following real estate scam Video included

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Members of a Southern Tier family say they were caught in a scam, and now that family has to leave the home they thought they were renting legally. 

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Get pre-approved: Free pet adoption at BC Humane Society Saturday

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This Saturday marks the Bissell Pet Foundation's "Empty the Shelters FREE adoption event" at the Broome County Humane Society, according to the organization.

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Survival story: How an Endicott woman beat breast cancer Video included

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As the community prepares for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, one local woman is sharing her story of survival. 

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Job fair this Saturday for Maines Paper & Food

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The Maines Paper & Food company announced another hiring event will take place this Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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School locked down after students fight, then parents brawl

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Authorities say a New York high school had to be placed on lockdown after a fight broke out among students and another brawl erupted when their parents arrived.

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$2,500 reward offered in Columbus statue vandalism Video included

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There is now a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to the recent vandalism of a Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Binghamton.

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Expansion kicks off at Lee Barta Community Center Video included

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Renovations for the Lee Barta Community Center on Liberty Street are underway.

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'Major' update on Broome Developmental Center expected Friday

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An update is coming this week on the future of the Broome Developmental Center, according to the Broome County Executive's Office.

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Jason Ellis to announce Broome County Sheriff campaign in November

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The focus for many local campaigns is on this November's election, but it appears an investigator with the Broome County District Attorney's Office is thinking ahead.

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In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

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In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.

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Authorities say Castle Creek man left stolen car on railroad tracks

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A man from Castle Creek man has been accused of leaving a stolen vehicle on train tracks October 5.

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Deputies: Man tased after vehicle chase in Binghamton, Fenton

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Authorities say man had to be tased during a pursuit that spanned both the city of Binghamton and the town of Fenton.

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President Trump renews feud with NBC, raises license issue

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President Donald Trump is renewing his feud with NBC News, and this time he's raising the possibility of challenging broadcasting licensing for broadcast outlets.

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Police: Binghamton men facing felonies after loaded handgun found in car

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The Binghamton Police Department on Wednesday announced the arrest of two Binghamton men following a traffic stop in the city.

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City of Binghamton awarded $13M for water improvements

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Millions in grant money is on the way for water infrastructure improvements in the City of Binghamton.

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The Latest: Trump vows support for Calif. wildfire victims Video included

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President Donald Trump is challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests" if Tillerson did indeed ever call Trump a "moron" as reported. More>>

U-E, M-E Volleyball looking to spike out breast cancer Video included

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The Maine-Endwell High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams were wearing pink Tuesday night as part of a breast cancer fundraising event.

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Project launched to help bring food to an area in need Video included

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The Many Hands Food Cooperative project was publicly launched Tuesday night at Binghamton University.

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The Latest: Southern California fire 40 percent contained

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A fire official says at least 13 people have died in Northern California wildfires while 2,000 homes and businesses and other structures have been destroyed. More>>

Binghamton University officials hold town hall on new Health Sciences Campus Video included

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Construction is well underway for Binghamton University's Health Sciences campus. The 105,000 sq. ft. school of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is nearing completion.

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Bear destroys bird feeders, makes a mess in Chenango Bridge Video included

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A black bear has made itself at home on Clark Avenue in Chenango Bridge.

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Endicott Restaurant Week to benefit Mercy House of the Southern Tier

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Nearly twenty restaurants have teamed up to help raise money for the Mercy House of the Southern Tier.

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UPDATE: Both lanes open after crash on Route 26 in Vestal Video included

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A Tuesday afternoon crash blocked one lane of Route 26 in Vestal, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.

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Officials to visit Syracuse airport, explain new security

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A new checkpoint procedure is being launched at airports nationwide because of an increased threat to aviation security.

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