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Fire Damaged Vestal Ave. Business Reopens

A Southside Binghamton business that was damaged during a fire at a neighboring business on a Vestal Avenue plaza in January is welcoming customers again.

Bates Troy Quality Dry Cleaning was forced to temporarily close due to smoke and water damage sustained when the nearby Family Dollar store burned in the early morning hours of January 3

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Street Lights go LED

Global technology solutions firm, Johnson Controls will be switching Binghamton's street lights to LED bulbs.

The $4 million project should be complete by early 2016.

There are 7,000 street lights being converted to LED

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Area Gas Prices Are Rising Again

Southern Tier motorists are starting to pay more when they fill up their vehicles.

The prolonged decline in gasoline prices stopped in recent days in the Binghamton area. Prices across the United States have started to creep up

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County RadioShack Stores May Close

Five RadioShack stores in the Binghamton area could shut down soon, along with thousands of other locations of the well-known electronics retailer.

The Texas-based company reportedly is making plans to close all of its stores

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Casino Work Groups to Form

New York State is setting perimeters for the development of new, full-service casinos.

The Gaming Commission is setting up three regulatory workgroups to work on a first-draft of proposed rules

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Grow Broome to Help Small Businesses

The Grow Broome Fund is being launched to help small businesses with longer term financing and other financial incentives.

The Broome County Industrial Development Agency is operating the Fund through the national ‘Grow America Fund’ and is able to offer the longer term loans, larger loans, lower down payments and lower interest rates as well as structure the terms of financing to the individual business

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New York State Police
New York State Police

Police: Man Stole Electronics From Oneonta Store

Investigators have released video images of a man they say stole more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise from a Walmart store in Otsego County.

According to state police, the suspect filled a shopping cart with electronics items at the store on Route 23 in Oneonta on the evening of January 25

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Job Cuts Reported at IBM Sites

Another round of layoffs at IBM locations around the United States is underway.

Officials at IBM headquarters in Westchester County won't discuss how many workers are losing their jobs but reports suggest that the number will be at least several thousand

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Competes for Development Funds

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council is putting together its latest development plans in the hopes of landing a portion of $1.5 billion in New York State economic aid.

The local group met with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Binghamton University to review last week’s State of the State address and the Upstate Revitalization competition

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WNBF News/roger Neel Photo

Broome County Pay Raises are Vetoed

Pay for non-union Broome County employees, including elected officials, will not be tied to the rates negotiated between the county and its largest employees’ union.

County Executive Debra Preston has vetoed a resolution that would have given annual raises based on the rate in the Civil Service Employees Association contract

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