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Bob hosts WNBF's "Binghamton Now" program and reports the latest regional news. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.
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Prep Work Underway For New Ellis Brothers Store

Workers have started gutting the interior of a former department store building in downtown Binghamton that will become the new home to Ellis Brothers Contemporary Furniture.

The store was displaced when fire tore through a Water Street building just over a year ago

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Vestal Parkway Repaving Project Resumes

The final phase in a major Vestal repaving project is underway.

Construction crews are doing nighttime work on a section of Route 434 between the Binghamton city line and Bunn Hill Road.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, pavement repair operations will be done between 7 p

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Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images [file]

NY Senate Leader Skelos Faces Corruption Charges

New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, have been arrested on federal corruption charges.

The 67-year-old senator and his 32-year-old son turned themselves in at an FBI office in New York City May 4

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Owego Man Dies After Raceway Collision

A Tioga County man sustained fatal injuries in a crash during a race at a town of Lisle dirt track.

Authorities say 38-year-old Michael L. Smith of Owego died at Wilson Medical Center following a two-car collision at Broome-Tioga Sports Center on Route 79

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Andy Dean/ThinkStock

Johnson City Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Buildings

Police say a driver was drunk when the vehicle he was operating struck two buildings in Johnson City.

Authorities say 29-year-old Robert Snyder of Johnson City was trying to pull into a driveway on Broad Street when his vehicle hit the buildings

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Users Question Safety of Binghamton Parking Garage

Some people who work in downtown Binghamton are expressing concern about the structural safety of the city-owned garage where they park their vehicles.

Nearly 40 percent of the spaces in the Collier Street garage are unavailable as emergency repair work is done in the upper levels of the structure

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Papastrat Seeks Another Binghamton Council Term

Fifth District Binghamton city councilman Chris Papastrat says he intends to seek reelection.

Papastrat, a Republican, has not formally launched his campaign for another four-year term. But during an appearance on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program this morning, he said: "Yes, I am going to run and I look forward to it."

The Fifth District covers the

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