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Binghamton Students Explore Downtown

Fourth grade students in the Binghamton City School District are learning more about local history by hitting the streets.

The students participate in a historical walking adventure billed as "I Spy Downtown

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Decision Awaited On Possible Owego School Vote

Owego-Apalachin school district residents may wind up voting on a plan to build a new Owego Elementary School to replace the building damaged by the 2011 flood.

School superintendent William Russell says it's uncertain whether a referendum will be held on the proposal to construct the new school

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton To Hire Police Officers For Summer

The city of Binghamton hopes to recruit a few recently-retired police officers to provide some extra help over the summer months.

City councilmembers have been discussing options to increase police coverage

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Runners Raise Funds For Binghamton Bark Park

Dozens of people are expected to participate in a fundraising event for the Bark Park on Binghamton's North Side.

The recreational facility for dogs at Cheri Lindsey Park opened last year.

The second annual Bark Park Trail Run is being held Sunday at Chenango Valley State Park in the town of Fenton

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Steve Snowden/Getty Images

Binghamton Could Host A Future UFC Bout

The head of Ultimate Fighting Championship doesn't rule out the possibility that Binghamton could be the site of an event -- if New York state legalizes professonal mixed martial arts fights.

Lorenzo Fertitta says several UFC events would be scheduled in New York if legislation to permit MMA bouts is approved

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Broome Man: New York Is “Closed For Business”

A Binghamton-area man is taking issue with Governor Cuomo's contention that New York is more business friendly than in the past.

Victor Furman of the town of Barker is responding to Empire State Development's multi-million dollar ad campaign asserting New York is "Open for Business

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [May 17, 2012]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [May 17, 2012]

Downtown Binghamton Prepares For Pub Crawl

Binghamton University students will celebrate the end of classes Thursday with the traditional Pub Crawl, starting on Main Street on the West Side and concluding on State Street downtown.

Thousands of students are expected to visit city bars throughout the afternoon and evening

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Drivers Urged To Watch Out For Turtles

People who drive in parts of Tioga County are being advised to look out for turtles.

In recent years, residents concerned for the safety of the snapping turtles that cross roadways in Owego have erected signs to warn motorists

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Ryan: Driver Error Caused Roundabout Damage

Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan says the design of the downtown roundabout wasn't to blame for damage caused by a truck at the Court Street intersection.

The mayor blames the truck driver for Tuesday afternoon's incident, which knocked down several decorative fence posts and a caution sign

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Libous Discusses Fracking Report [AUDIO]

New York State Senator Thomas Libous was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday. He discussed his support for high-volume hydraulic fracturing and responded to questions related to a Bloomberg News report.

Libous insisted his support for fracking in the Marcellus Shale is not relat

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