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Fire-Wrecked Binghamton Building to Be Rebuilt

The owner of a 27-unit apartment building on Binghamton's West Side damaged by a major fire is planning to repair the structure.

The May 9 blaze at 1 Mather Street displaced dozens of people

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All Fireworks are Illegal in the Southern Tier

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, several law enforcement officials and fire agencies are telling area residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

The Delaware County Sheriff is among those sending out formal reminders telling residents in the Southern Tier that, while some counties in New York have approved use of sparklers and fountain fireworks, many other counties, including Delaware, Broome and Tioga have not, and fireworks are still illegal

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Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Binghamton Council Approves Casino Proposal

Binghamton City Council is unanimously supporting plans to develop a casino resort at the old Stow Manufacturing site on the North Side.

It was also confirmed that Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is the project manager hoping to land the Southern Tier casino license

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Binghamton Lays Flood Mitigation Plans

Bob Joseph/ WNBF NewsThe City of Binghamtonis outlining a number of actions focusing on flood hazard mitigation.

Included in the plans are flood wall repairs, including the conduits that penetrate the flood wall system, sewer upgrades, modification to pump stations and help in moving residents in flood prone areas to safer sites

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Casino License Attempt Moving Forward

A second casino bid for the area seems imminent.

Binghamton City Council is holding a special business meeting to consider a resolution to support a casino at the Stow Manufacturing site.

Tioga Downs had already publicly announced plans for a casino resort in Nichols after losing out in the original bidding process for a full-service casino license

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Fracking Ban is Official

High Volume Hydraulic Fracture drilling for natural gas is now officially banned in New York State.

The Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner said the ban was the only reasonable alternative after years of research into the effects of fracking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton U. Economic Development Efforts Recognized

Binghamton University's efforts to improve the region's economic are being acknowledged by an international research and advocacy organization.

Binghamton has been designated as an "Innovation and Economic Prosperity University" by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Tioga County Fair Wants Vendors & Volunteers

Organizers of the Tioga County Fair are looking for vendors for the event July 7 to the 11th.

The fair Flea Market takes place July 11 with booth space available at $25 for a ten foot by ten foot space

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire Prompts Evacuation at Vestal Business

No injuries were reported in a fire at a Vestal business.

The blaze at White Rose Day Spa and Hair Design at 4535 Vestal Road broke out around 11:30 a.m. June 25.

The fire started on a porch at the rear of the building

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Police: Sears Worker Gave Big Discounts to Relatives

Authorities say they are investigating a scheme in which an employee of a Sears store defrauded the company out of nearly $21,000.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the woman who worked at the Sears store in Towanda gave significant discounts to family members

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