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Downtown Binghamton Parking Study Planned

A comprehensive study on downtown Binghamton parking issues is about to get underway.

Mayor Richard David said the city hopes to hear from residents, business operators and people who visit downtown to help develop parking policies

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David Sweat and Richard Matt (New York State Police via Getty Images)
David Sweat and Richard Matt (New York State Police via Getty Images)

State Police Search Farms For Escaped Killers

Law enforcement officers were looking for signs of two Clinton Correctional Facility escapees in farms and fields about 40 miles south of the prison.

State police were being assisted by other agencies Tuesday afternoon in Willsboro in Essex County after two suspicious people reportedly were seen in the area

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Johnson City Man Jailed After Domestic Dispute

Police say a Johnson City man was arrested after he allegedly would not allow his girlfriend to leave their residence.

Authorities say 25-year-old David West was accused of violating an order of protection which had been issued by a village judge

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

UHS Plans Second Vestal Parkway Medical Building

United Health Services is planning to construct another medical office building on the Vestal Parkway, across from the Binghamton University campus.

The Broome County-based health care provider intends to build an almost 69,000 square foot, two-story facility just east of its walk-in facility that was built on what had been the site of the Press & Sun-Bulletin newspaper offices.

UHS plan

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New York State Police
New York State Police

Broome Police on High Alert for Prison Escapees

Law enforcement agencies in the Binghamton area are keeping an eye out for David Sweat and Richard Matt, the convicted killers who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility.

Broome County Sheriff David Harder said police have been interviewing "all possible people" who may have any information about how the men managed to break out of the maximum-security prison in Dannemora

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Broome Emergency Services Director Leaving Post

The man who has been the director of emergency services for Broome County for the past eight years is about to take a job with New York state government.

Brett Chellis has advised county officials he intends to leave the post he's held since 2007

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County Synthetic Marijuana Cases Soaring

The number of Broome County residents requiring hospital treatment after using synthetic marijuana has risen dramatically in recent days.

In one 70-minute period, five people in the county were sent to hospitals after smoking the drug known on the street as "spike

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