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Gun Buyback Event Planned For Downtown Binghamton

Gun owners will be able to turn in weapons at a buyback event that's been scheduled for this weekend in downtown Binghamton.

Organizers say $100 will be paid for an assault weapon and $75 for a handgun

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Binghamton Last In Projected U.S. Economic Growth

The Binghamton region is receiving some less-than-flattering national attention in an economic growth forecast released by the United States Conference of Mayors.

The area comes in dead last out of 363 metro area economies ranked by projected growth over the n

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New “Grocery Store” Opens At Discovery Center

The last "Giant Market" in Broome County has vanished. The interactive grocery exhibit at the Discovery Center on Binghamton's South Side has become a Weis Market.

The transition at the children's museum comes five years after the Akel family sold its Giant Markets chain to Pennsylvania-based Weis Markets

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New York State In Telemarketing Restitution Deal

Residents of Binghamton, New York City and Long Island are among those expected to benefit from a government settlement with so-called "hard-tactic" telemarketers.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an agreement has been reached with The Tax Club, Incorporated, which had an office in New York City

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Spray Park Opens In Downtown Binghamton

A recreational spray facility has opened at Columbus Park in downtown Binghamton.

Construction on the long-awaited "spray pad" began in March. The work was done by Pro Con Contracting of Vestal

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Traffic Detoured On Binghamton’s Front Street

Drivers can expect delays on a section of Front Street in Binghamton on Monday and Tuesday.

Construction crews on Friday began utility work in preparation of a project that will lower the road surface under two railroad bridges north of Clinton Street

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Reports: Binghamton Police Chief’s Son Arrested

A son of the Binghamton police chief reportedly faces drug and traffic charges after he was arrested in the city.

The Press & Sun-Bulletin and WBNG-TV report 22-year-old Joseph Zikuski III pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Friday morning in Binghamton City Court.

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Binghamton Police Investigate West Side Shooting

Two men were reported hurt after a disturbance in which shots were fired on Binghamton's West Side.

Police say the incident happened around 9:10 Wednesday night near the intersection of Mather and North streets

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Police Dog Choked By Binghamton Church Burglar

A Binghamton burglary suspect was treated for a leg injury after he reportedly tried to choke a police dog and was bitten by the Binghamton Police K9.

Authorities say 25-year-old Eugene Allen grabbed the dog, Rambo, by the neck and tried to choke the animal

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Lourdes Hospital President To Leave

Lourdes Hospital president David Patak intends to leave the post he's held for more than five years.

Patak, who also serves as Lourdes CEO, today announced he plans to move to the Atlanta area.

In a statement released by Lourdes, Patak said he and his wife have decided to relocate to be near family

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