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Franking Demonstrations Coincide with State Budget Message

Opponents to high-volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State are applauding the decision by state officials to keep a ban on fracking in place indefinitely.

While the anti-frackers have been gathering at the annual state of the state address and other appearances by the governor for years to push for the ban, January 21 they traveled to Albany to hold a rally to thank the governor for the decision to prohibit the controversial drilling process

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Southern Tier Projects are Included in the New York Budget

New York State Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he’s pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo included $50 million in his budget proposal to support New York's agriculture industry.

The Bainbridge Republican says economic development funding will also greatly benefit the region

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in FBI Custody.

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has turned himself in to the FBI following a lengthy investigation of his income from a law firm that has done business with the state.

Officials have not indicated the exact charges Silver may face

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Photo courtesy of JustSports Photography and the Binghamton Senators
Photo courtesy of JustSports Photography and the Binghamton Senators

Prince Added to AHL All-Star Team

Binghamton Senators' forward Shane Prince is heading to the American Hockey League All-Star Game in Utica this Sunday and Monday.  Prince has been added to the Eastern Conference AHL All-Star roster

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Hemera

Drug Charges Follow Town of Chenango Traffic Stop

Two people face drug and weapon possession charges after a vehicle was pulled over for speeding in the town of Chenango.

Authorities say 19-year-old Avery Otis and 17-year-old David Chochishvili were arrested on Monday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Attorney Wants Binghamton Mayor Removed From Office

A Binghamton attorney says he plans to file a petition in state Supreme Court seeking the removal of Mayor Richard David from office.

Ronald Benjamin is representing Daisy Dawson, a woman who contends David tried to who use his influence in connection with a dispute between her and the mayor's girlfriend

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Ruling on Time Warner-Comcast Deal Delayed

New York state regulators could make a final decision on a big cable television merger plan in March.

The Public Service Commission has been reviewing Comcast's $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable in an effort to determine what effect it would have on New Yorkers

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Jonathan Cohen Photo
Jonathan Cohen Photo

Binghamton Seniors Sweep America East Weekly Swimming and Diving Honors

Two Binghamton University senior standouts from the Bearcats' swimming and diving team have earned America East weekly honors.  Caitlin Kelly was named the conference's swimmer of the week and Imani Williams earned top diver honors

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Former Broome DMV Building Vacant One Year Later

Broome County has been unable to find a buyer for the building that had housed the Binghamton DMV office in the city's First Ward.

The office at 181 Clinton Street was closed more than a year ago in what was billed as a money-saving move by county officials

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Man Killed In Rollover Crash Near Cooperstown

The driver of a car that rolled over in Otsego County died of injuries sustained in the crash.

Authorities say 18-year-old Jacob Matteson of Richfield Springs lost control of the vehicle on County Route 22 in Otsego early Sunday morning

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