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NYC mayor announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds

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Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City's mayor win office in 2013.  

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More than $1 million for NY farmers to boost state program

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New York is giving more than $1 million to a group of farms in an effort to boost the state's Grown & Certified program.  

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Capitol Watch: Nuclear subsidies, solitary confinement

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In New York state government news, lawmakers in Albany take another look at the state's subsidies for nuclear plants and critics of solitary confinement push for restrictions on the practice. 

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Oscar Wilde play attracts dozens at Binghamton University Video included

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VESTAL (WBNG) -- Dozens of people filled the Watters Theatre at Binghamton University Saturday night to watch a play.

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Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

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Coca-Cola says Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city.

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Sheriff's office: 'National Prescription Drug Take Back Day' a success Video included

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The community emptied their medicine cabinets Saturday for 'National Prescription Drug Take Back Day'.

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Volunteer Fire Companies asking for new members during 'RecruitNY' weekend Video included

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Saturday marked the start of ‘RecruitNY’ throughout the state to help volunteer fire departments gain new members.

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Maine-Endwell Little League begins championship defense

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Saturday's Opening Day ceremonies took on extra meaning for the Maine-Endwell Little League, which split the day between honoring last season and preparing for the upcoming one.

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Kirkwood Fire Co. Chicken BBQ helps family of drowned boy Video included

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Hundreds came out to support a local family who lost their son in March.

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BPD: Binghamton man dead after being shot multiple times

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Binghamton Police said a Binghamton man is dead after being shot multiple times. 

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Organ donations increase through NY health marketplace

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More than 6,000 people have signed up in a single week to be organ donors through New York's health plan marketplace.   

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Police arrest man in connection with Orton Avenue murder

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Binghamton Police said they have charged a man for last Saturday's shooting on Orton Avenue. 

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Woman sentenced to 18 years for toddler's death

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A 35-year-old Syracuse woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the death of a 2-year-old boy she was babysitting.

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The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

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A U.S. official says North Korea has tested what was likely a medium-range ballistic missile. More>>

Kalurah Shriner's Circus greeted by fans and protesters Video included

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An expected 1,500 people went to Kalurah Shriner's Circus in downtown Binghamton Friday night, but not everyone was happy that the circus stopped at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

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Heavy police presence in Binghamton, people seen crying

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Police are on the scene of a situation on Fayette Street in downtown Binghamton, where a section of the street is blocked off and crime scene tape can be seen.

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Community comes together for Binghamton crash victim's vigil Video included

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There was a strong sense of community Friday night, as people came together to remember the man who tragically died in Binghamton on Monday.

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Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting business

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Coca-Cola says Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city. 

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How you can help children's wishes come true with a sweet donation Video included

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is partnering with Southern Tier Dunkin' Donuts locations to help grant wishes of children with life-changing illness.

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Truck hauling excavator hits railroad bridge in Owego, causes damage Video included

One lane of North Avenue in Owego was shut down Friday afternoon after a truck crashed into railroad bridge.

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Three charged after Norwich stabbing

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Just before 3:30 a.m. Friday, Norwich police officers were called to a stabbing on Birdsall Street near the intersection of Griffin Street. 

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New sign on Route 17 honors M-E Little League win Video included

One Day before Maine-Endwell Little League begins its title defense as World Champions of Little League, a sign commemorating their victory was unveiled on Route 17.

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NY legislators push for a 'distracted driving breathalyzer'

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Legislators in New York are pushing for the "breathalyzer for distracted drivers,'' saying that the in-development technology would allow officers to determine if a person was using their smartphone at the time of an accident.  

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'National Prescription Drug Take Back Day' is Saturday Video included

The Broome County Sheriff's Office is taking part in "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" to collect unwanted, outdated or unused over-the-counter and prescription medication.

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Update on demolition planned for former Skylark Motel Video included

The Skylark Motel was destroyed in a March 14 fire that claimed the life of the owner, 79-year-old Dhansukh "Dick" Patel. 

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Poster contest raises underage drinking awareness Video included

Lourdes Youth Services teamed up with Mirabito Energy Products and Broome County Stop DWI for their second annual county wide poster contest.

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Binghamton recognized as 'Tree City USA community' on Arbor Day Video included

On Friday, the City of Binghamton was recognized for its commitment to planting trees.

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Congress Oks short-term bill to avert shutdown

Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill preventing a partial government shutdown on Saturday, his 100th day in office.

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Binghamton 4th grader wins Rumble Ponies jersey contest Video included

A student from Calvin Coolidge has won the Rumble Ponies "Design a Jersey Contest."

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On NKorea, Russia says world wonders about war

Russia's deputy foreign minister says "combative rhetoric coupled with reckless muscle-flexing" on North Korea has led to a situation where the world is seriously wondering whether there's going to be a war.

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Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing

Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a cappella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals.

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NY senator: Outlaw streaming violence on social media

Legislation introduced in New York state would make it a crime to upload or livestream video of a crime to social media with the intent of glorifying violence or seeking fame.

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NYPD: Woman shot at point-blank range saved by her purse

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Police say a New York City woman shot at point-blank range during a robbery was saved from a bullet wound thanks to her purse.

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Tioga County man arrested a week after fleeing police

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 A week after fleeing Waverly Police on foot, Brian Belles, 34, of Barton, was arrested at 458 Pennsylvania Avenue in Waverly just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.  

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Internet trolling, is it cyberbullying? Video included

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On the WBNG 12 News Facebook page, hundreds of people every day. One person stands out, for a variety of reasons.

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Memorial planned for man killed in horrific Binghamton crash Video included

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The community will come together Friday night to remember the man killed in a horrific crash in Binghamton.

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Assemblywoman Lupardo named Woman of Distinction Video included

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The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways honored New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo as the 2017 Woman of Distinction on Thursday night. 

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Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

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The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. It tolled again Wednesday when Eric Frein was sentenced to death. More>>

Local students teach others about dangers of prescription drug abuse Video included

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Chenango Valley High School students are giving presentations to middle schoolers about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

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Salvation Army breaks ground for new facility on the north side Video included

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday afternoon for the Salvation Army's new building on Binghamton's North Side.

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YWCA recognizes women of color leading change in the community Video included

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The YWCA came together in Binghamton Thursday morning as part of its campaign to honor women of color who are leading change in the community and around the world.

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Ceremony dedicates memorial to fallen Binghamton firefighters Video included

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The memorial at Southside Park honors three firefighters who lost their lives in 1975 after drowning in the Susquehanna.

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Schneiderman: 52 arrested in 'Bricktown Gang' raids Video included

The indictments of 52 people in New York are the result of the Attorney General's and Syracuse Police Department's joint investigation "Operation Bricktown."

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Wegmans brand hash browns recalled in New York

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A food company has recalled Wegmans branded frozen hash browns in six states because they may contain pieces of golf balls that were apparently harvested along with the potatoes.

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North Korea test-fires missile

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South Korean military: North Korea test-fires unidentified missile; no other details released.

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