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NYSEG Asks For a Rate Hike

New York State Electric and Gas says it needs more money to pay for recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and to invest in system reliability.

NYSEG has filed a petition with the New York State Public Service Commission to allow increasing electric bills by $8, about 10% a month and natural gas bills $10, or 11% a month for customers using about 980 therms over the course of a year

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Delaware Sheriff Reports IRS Scam

Vestal Police are warning residents about a scam where someone claiming to be from the IRS is calling homes and threatening legal action concerning tax filings in an effort to get money.

Investigators say the scammer typically alters their phone number so it appears they are calling from the IRS or a Washington DC exchange and tells the would-be victim they have been audited and owe money

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Press Building Transformation Underway

Construction crews are working in downtown Binghamton to turn a former office building into a student housing complex.

The project at the historic Press Building on Chenango Street was announced a few weeks ago

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Town Officials Discuss Plan to Divide New York

Some town officials are talking about a plan to divide New York into two autonomous regions.

Members of the Upstate New York Towns Association met with the leader of a group that wants to break away from the nine downstate counties.

Association president Carolyn Price said the session was held Saturday in De

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Nursing Home Worker Accused of Stealing Drugs

A nurse has been arrested for allegedly taking narcotics from Southern Tier nursing home patients.

Authorities say 45-year-old Lisa Rumsmoke Clark was accused of diverting nearly 200 pills intended for residents at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

King Leonidas Honors Spartans

The Maine-Endwell Spartans added to their athletic legacy with the dedication of the King Leonidas statue unveiled in front of the high school in ceremonies May 19.

Local businessman Steve Anastos had a dream of recreating the statue that inspired all Spartans

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

B-Mets In Harrisburg

The Binghamton Mets open a three-game series in Harrisburg May 19 when they meet the Senators in the first of a three-game series.  The B-Mets are coming off of their first shutout loss of the season when New Hampshire did so on Sunday by a 5-0 final

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News [file]

Akshar to Become Broome County Undersheriff

Frederick Akshar has been named the next Broome County undersheriff.

Sheriff David Harder announced the appointment of Captain Akshar to the post, which has been held by Alex Minor for just over five years

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Over 500 Bags of Heroin Found in Binghamton West Side Raid

Police confiscated 504 bags heroin and methamphetamine when a search warrant was executed on Binghamton's West Side.

Authorities say 36-year-old David Scanlin of 62 North Street was charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

American Heart Association Honors Volunteers and Sponsors

The American Heart Association honored its many volunteers and sponsors who helped raise over $215,000 in the 2015 Southern Tier Heart Walk held in April to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke

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