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Binghamton Mayor David on Southern Tier Close Up

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says halfway through his tenure in office, he knows he has a lot more work to do.

Speaking on the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up January 9, the Republican says he's pleased with things that have been accomplished in the first years of  his administration and sees continued progress in such areas as infrastructure and public safety...

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More New York Funding Promised for the Environment

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will include an increase in the state’s Environmental Protection Fund in his upcoming state-of-the-state and budget address

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Obama Invokes Binghamton Massacre During Speech

President Obama cited the 2009 mass shooting in Binghamton during his emotional call for more action to address gun violence.

Speaking at the White House Tuesday, the president noted he had spoken to the nation following a series of gun-related incidents which resulted in many deaths...

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22nd Congressional Race Field Grows

The list of people who want to replace Congressman Richard Hanna in the 22nd district is growing.

January 4, Republican George Phillips announced his run

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Broome’s Library is Renamed

Broome County's central library is getting a new name.

The facility on Court Street in downtown Binghamton is being named the “Jeffrey P

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Binghamton Rejects Refugee Resolution

Binghamton City Council is rejecting legislation that would officially state the city has open arms for Syrian refugees.

Council voted four to three against the resolution stating Binghamton is open to accepting immigrants from Syria...

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Richard Hanna Won’t Run For Re-Election

Congressman Richard Hanna has decided six years in the House of Representatives will be enough.

The 22nd District Republican from Oneida County told The Post-Standard of Syracuse that he won't seek re-election next year...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Lockheed Helicopter Money More Secure

Federal funding is being locked down for two big helicopter projects that will keep jobs in Tioga County.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the federal spending bill agreement that has been reached in Washington includes $507

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Bharara Calls Corruption A “Deep Problem”

United States Attorney Preet Bharara says there now can be "no doubt" that there is a "deep problem" of corruption in Albany.

In an interview with New York City radio station WNYC on Monday, December 12, Bharara said that in the aftermath of the convictions of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, he doesn't believe every lawmaker is corrupt...

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Dean and Adam Skelos Convicted on All Charges

Former New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, have been found guilty of eight counts following a lengthy trial in federal court in New York City...

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