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Assembly Speaker Heastie Visits Broome County

Carl Heastie, the Bronx Democrat who became New York Assembly Speaker less than six months ago, will meet residents of the Binghamton area as his upstate tour continues.

Heastie plans to make stops in Binghamton, Vestal and Endicott on Thursday

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Binghamton School Fire Linked to Smoking

Fire investigators believe a spectacular two-alarm blaze at a city school happened after roofing workers took a smoke break.

Thursday afternoon's fire at East Middle School on East Frederick Street generated a giant plume of dark black smoke that was visible for miles

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

“New York Ron” Rides the Rails Across USA

A visitor to Binghamton had quite a story to tell when he visited WNBF Radio. He's known as "New York Ron" and he discussed his travels across the nation by freight train.

Ron is now 66 and he says he has been riding the rails for nearly a half-century.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockdown Call Follows Downtown Binghamton Killing

A Binghamton property manager wants city officials to take action to deal with problems associated with a downtown social club where a man was fatally shot.

Steven Reid - who oversees family-owned properties near the Antler Lodge on Chenango Street - said he believes July 24th's deadly incident should represent "the tipping point

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton School Fire Damage Assessment Completed

Officials have finished assessing the damage caused by a two-alarm fire at Binghamton's East Middle School.

Karry Mullins, the city school district assistant superintendent for administration, said the school on East Frederick Street sustained no structural damage as a result of the July 23rd blaze

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Man Dies After Downtown Shooting

Binghamton police are investigating a fatal downtown shooting incident.

Authorities say a report of shots fired was received at 12:22 a.m. July 24 at the Elks Antler Lodge at 201 Chenango Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered 33-year-old James High of Binghamton on the sidewalk in front of the building

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Smoky Fire Damages Binghamton East Middle School

A spectacular fire damaged a section of Binghamton's East Middle School.

The two-alarm blaze at the school at 167 East Frederick Street was reported around 2:45 p.m. July 23.

Initial reports indicated about 10 workers who were involved in a roofing project may have been trapped on top of the three-story building

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Cuomo Wants Fiala to Succeed Libous in Senate

Governor Andrew Cuomo has started campaigning for Barbara Fiala for the state Senate seat vacated with the federal court conviction of Thomas Libous.

Less than 24 hours after Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, Cuomo said Fiala - a former Broome County executive - would "be fantastic" as a candidate

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Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014.  BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Libous Convicted of Lying to FBI Agents

State Senator Thomas Libous has been found guilty of lying to FBI agents when they interviewed him in 2010.

The verdict in the federal trial in White Plains was announced Wednesday afternoon.

United States Attorney Preet Bhrara announced the indictment of Libous on July 1, 2014

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Intersection Job Almost Completed

Paving at a Binghamton intersection improvement project that began over a year ago has been finished.

Lane striping and crosswalk markings remain to be completed at Front and Clinton streets

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