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New York Crappie Derby Tournament is Postponed

The 2014 Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby in Broome County will not be held this month after all.

Organizers say due to the up and down temperatures over the past few weeks, the ice on Whitney Point Lake is not expected to be thick enough to support the thousands of people who turn out for the ice fishing tournament, so the event is postponed but not canceled

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Emergency Pothole Repairs Are Underway in Binghamton

Emergency pothole repair is underway in the City of Binghamton.

Mayor Richard David has announced the warmer weather is allowing for temporary fixes on the with City streets, starting with Riverside Drive

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Tractor Trailers Plow Into Cortland County Sheriff Patrol Car

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsCortland County Sheriff’s officials say a spectacular, chain reaction crash January 10 on Interstate 81 between exits 11 and 12 in Cortlandville, surprisingly, resulted in no serious injuries

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Ski Season Opens at Greenwood Park

The Broome County Parks and Recreation Department says, just as the Twin Tiers picked up several inches of new snow, cross-country ski season is officially underway.

Officials say Greenwood Park in the Town of Nanticoke, 12 miles north of the City of Binghamton, is open daily until 4 p

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Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby Date Set

 

Organizers of the Almost Annual New York State Crappie Derby are crossing their fingers with the hopes of weeks of cold weather so the fishing tournament on Whitney Point can take place.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Roberson Museum’s Home for the Holidays is Open

A favorite holiday tradition in the Greater Binghamton is open at the Roberson Museum and Science Center through January 5th.

Speaking on WNBF's weekly local public affairs program November 23rd, Roberson marketing director, Jason Fiume says this year's Home for the Holidays blends some old favorites like displays depicting holiday traditions of the diverse ethnic groups that live in the region, with some modern features including a laser light show set to holiday music in the planetarium, stylized 'up-lighting' to show off the architectural features in the mansion and

whimsical showcase trees sponsored and decorated by local groups and businesses

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Another Bidder for a Southern Tier Casino Steps Up

It appears the stakes are being raised concerning the location of a Las Vegas-style casino in the Southern Tier should voters approve Proposition One next week.

The existing Tioga Downs in Nichols, which currently has harness racing and video gaming terminals, has been looking to expand and include table games if it is selected by New York State

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Binghamton Budget Cuts Could Stall Parks Improvements

Money that had been included in Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan’s proposed budget for next year to improve city parks facilities, including tennis courts on the west side, has met City Council’s chopping block

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Pennsylvania Senator Looks to Raise the Speed Limit

A Pennsylvania state senator wants to let drivers travel faster on Interstate highways and the turnpike.

Friday, Republican Joseph Scarnati proposed raising the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and other major roads to 70 miles an hour

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New York State Parks Ordered to Stop Ban on Smoking

New York State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia says rules put into place in February banning smoking in specific areas of New York State Parks is not supported by state legislative policy.

The judge is ordering the Parks officials to stop enforcing their ban on outdoor smoking

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