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Crouch Decides Against Senate Bid

Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he will not run for the Senate seat vacated after Thomas Libous was found guilty of lying to FBI agents.

Crouch - a Chenango County Republican - released a statement Monday afternoon announcing he plans to focus on his current work in the state Assembly

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“New York Ron” Rides the Rails Across USA

A visitor to Binghamton had quite a story to tell when he visited WNBF Radio. He's known as "New York Ron" and he discussed his travels across the nation by freight train.

Ron is now 66 and he says he has been riding the rails for nearly a half-century.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Repair Work Underway at Cannonsville Dam

New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials say they are closely monitoring conditions at the Cannonsville Dam in Delaware County.

The dam is on the west end of the Cannonsville Reservoir, which provides water to New York City

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Mayor Won’t Seek Senate Seat

Binghamton Mayor Richard David has advised Republican party officials that he doesn't want to be considered for the state Senate seat vacated by Thomas Libous.

In a statement released on Sunday, David said he had "received a great deal of encouragement" to run for the seat after Libous was convicted of a felony of lying to the FBI

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Lockdown Call Follows Downtown Binghamton Killing

A Binghamton property manager wants city officials to take action to deal with problems associated with a downtown social club where a man was fatally shot.

Steven Reid - who oversees family-owned properties near the Antler Lodge on Chenango Street - said he believes July 24th's deadly incident should represent "the tipping point

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Binghamton School Fire Damage Assessment Completed

Officials have finished assessing the damage caused by a two-alarm fire at Binghamton's East Middle School.

Karry Mullins, the city school district assistant superintendent for administration, said the school on East Frederick Street sustained no structural damage as a result of the July 23rd blaze

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Man Dies After Downtown Shooting

Binghamton police are investigating a fatal downtown shooting incident.

Authorities say a report of shots fired was received at 12:22 a.m. July 24 at the Elks Antler Lodge at 201 Chenango Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered 33-year-old James High of Binghamton on the sidewalk in front of the building

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Smoky Fire Damages Binghamton East Middle School

A spectacular fire damaged a section of Binghamton's East Middle School.

The two-alarm blaze at the school at 167 East Frederick Street was reported around 2:45 p.m. July 23.

Initial reports indicated about 10 workers who were involved in a roofing project may have been trapped on top of the three-story building

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Cuomo Wants Fiala to Succeed Libous in Senate

Governor Andrew Cuomo has started campaigning for Barbara Fiala for the state Senate seat vacated with the federal court conviction of Thomas Libous.

Less than 24 hours after Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, Cuomo said Fiala - a former Broome County executive - would "be fantastic" as a candidate

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