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ZHIN-LI IN JULY 2013    @BinghamtonZoo/Twitter
ZHIN-LI IN JULY 2013 @BinghamtonZoo/Twitter

Binghamton Zoo Welcomes Baby Red Panda

Zhin-Li, a red panda, was born at the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park on June 18.

Zoo officials announced the birth on Thursday, saying the young cub weighs about two pounds and is thriving.

Zoo executive director Steven Contento says a female panda also born with Zhin-Li did not survive

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton ACA Memorial Nearing Completion

A dedication ceremony for Binghamton's ACA Memorial Park may be held in September.

The park at Front and Clinton streets is very close to completion.

The memorial is to honor those who died in the American Civic Association shooting incident on April 3, 2009

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

DiNapoli: “Brightening Outlook” For Binghamton Finances

The city of Binghamton may be making progress in improving its financial situation but state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the city continues to face "real challenges."

DiNapoli visited Binghamton Thursday to release a fiscal profile of the city prepared by his office

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Binghamton Roundabout Truck Ban May Be Considered

Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan says it might be time to contemplate taking action to prohibit trucks from using the downtown roundabout.

The reconstructed Court Street intersection at Exchange and Chenango streets opened to traffic last August

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Rated A “Best Buy”

Binghamton University again is being recommended as a good educational value by a national guide.

The 2014 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Binghamton as a "best buy" school.

Fiske selected 21 public and 20 private colleges and universities as "best buys

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Alligator Seen In Binghamton Radio Studio

Surprise!

Unexpected guests do occasionally drop in on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

During Thursday morning's segment with Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park director Steven Contento, we were joined by volunteer coordinator Melissa Grippin and an American alligator named Brutus.  Watch the vid

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Old Binghamton Press Building Could Go Residential

A 12-story downtown Binghamton building that once was home to a newspaper could be turned into a residential tower.

Mark Yonaty of Greater Binghamton Development is expressing optimism about the future of the former Press Building at 19 Chenango Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton To Hold Meeting On Tree Cutting

The city of Binghamton has scheduled a meeting to discuss the need for tree maintenance around utility lines.

Mayor Matthew Ryan says the session will be held at the Binghamton High School cafeteria starting at 6 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wireless Emergency Alerts Warned Of Flooding

Many Twin Tiers residents may have been surprised when their cell phones displayed a flood warning that had been issued by the National Weather Service.

The message was transmitted through the Wireless Emergency Alert system that was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission in conjunction with service providers

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG Tree Trimming Angers Binghamton Residents

Some people who live on Binghamton's West Side are upset with tree pruning being done by a contractor hired by New York State Electric and Gas.

Crews working for Nelson Tree Service have been trimming trees along Riverside Drive and nearby streets

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