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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Apartment Project Unveiled

Two recent Binghamton University graduates have announced plans to renovate a five-story downtown building. The project will create twelve modern apartments at 73 Court Street.

The $2.5 million project is being undertaken by Fortress Development Group, a New York City-based real estate management firm owned by Syed Ali and Adam Ibrahim

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Bill Parker Enters Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Long-time Binghamton broadcaster Bill Parker is being honored today by industry colleagues in New York City.

Parker, who continues to reside in Broome County, will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

JC Walmart Worker Attacked with Pepper Spray

A New York City man was arrested after he allegedly attacked an employee at the Johnson City Walmart store with pepper spray.

Authorities say 34-year-old Jahmod White was charged with third-degree robbery, a felony

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Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Fourteen Water Brands Recalled Due to E. Coli Risk

Fourteen brands of bottled spring water processed at two Pennsylvania facilities have been recalled because of concerns it could be contaminated by E. coli bacteria.

Niagara Bottling has announced it is recalling all products produced at Hamburg and Allentown between J

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Farmers Market Open For Season

The downtown Binghamton farmers market has started operations for another season.

A few vendors set up shop at the Collier Street market site on Fridays as the season gets underway. The number of vendors is expected to increase in coming weeks

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