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Smoke Detectors Alert Port Crane Family to Fire

Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire in the Town of Fenton that drew firefighters from four companies to the scene just before 8 p.m. April 20.

Officials say they saw flames in a second floor bedroom when they arrived at the house on State Route 369 in Port Crane

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Category: Articles, Health, Local News
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Town of Union Watershed Drained

A reservoir in Western Broome County is dry as work is done on the watershed.

Broome County officials say the Patterson Brixius Grey Watershed Site Two on Taft Avenue in the Town of Union has been temporarily drained so crews can replace the pond drain gate and gate frame

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Former Oral Surgery Employee Sentenced for Grand Larceny

A Binghamton woman will spend six months in jail and be on probation for five years after admitting she stole more than $50,000 from her employer.

49 year old Mary Ellen Schilling pleaded guilty in January to grand larceny and was sentenced in Broome County Court April 20

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Body Found in Burned Athens Garage

An investigation is underway in Bradford County, Pennsylvania after a man’s body was found in a garage that was on fire on dogwood Avenue in Athens April 19.

47 year old Thomas Jack Simonds III spent the night in the garage owned by his brother

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Category: Articles, Local News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Several Owego Houses May Be Elevated This Year

Workers with a Chenango County company have been busy making some important changes to a house in the village of Owego.

The crew from L.D. Dexheimer and Son of Guilford is elevating a family's home on East Front Street above the flood plain

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Thousands of New Yorkers Ticketed for Texting

New York State Police issued nearly 2800 tickets to drivers for cell phone or texting violations over a six-day period.

Officials say troopers targeted drivers who were using handheld devices while behind the wheel during a special enforcement campaign between April 10 and April 15

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Developer Demolishes Twelve Vestal Houses

A dozen houses in a town of Vestal historic district have been torn down, despite efforts by preservationists to keep them standing.

The structures along the Vestal Parkway sat in the Rivercrest Historic District

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Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino
Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino

Crime Victims Rights Highlighted

The victims of crimes in the Greater Binghamton area and their families are being remembered this week during National Crime Victims Rights Week.

The Crime Victims Assistance Center in Binghamton has erected its memorial wall honoring homicide victims

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Category: Articles, Crime, Local News
B.C. Humane Society photo
B.C. Humane Society photo

Dog Starts Town of Union Apartment Fire

Investigators say a dog is responsible for starting a fire April 17 at an apartment building in the Town of Union.

Officials were called to the house on Barteau Street at 10:45 p.m. and say they found a black Labrador retriever in distress in the first floor unit

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Expect Prospect Mountain Construction Delays

Traffic delays are expected in the Prospect Mountain construction zone on Route 17 in the Town of Dickinson and City of Binghamton.

The New York State Department of Transportation says the two right lanes of 17 eastbound between Airport Road and Front Street will be closed from 9 a

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