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Roof Fire Prompts Evacuation Of Binghamton Hotel

The Holiday Inn on Hawley Street in downtown Binghamton was evacuated this afternoon after a small fire broke out on a roof next to the main hotel building.

The blaze was reported shortly after two o'clock

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Reconstruction Starts On Binghamton’s Riverside Drive

A major reconstruction project is getting underway on the heavily-traveled Riverside Drive on the West Side of Binghamton.

City officials say the initial phase of the long-awaited job will be between Front and Beethoven streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Tackles “Stuck Truck” Problem

Tall trucks soon will be able to safely travel under a pair of railroad bridges in Binghamton.

A portion of Front Street near Clinton Street is being "lowered" to provide more clearance at the two problematic underpasses

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Police: Man Tried To Sell Hash To Drug Cops

Authorities say a shoeless man tried to sell hashish to a couple of detectives in a Binghamton restaurant parking lot.

Investigators say 30-year-old Brian Fitzgerald of Endicott wound up being charged with criminal sale of marijuana

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Man Dies After Independence Day Shooting

Binghamton police say a 19-year-old man who was shot on Independence Day has died.

Investigators had said Scott Wright Jr. had been wounded in the abdomen Friday night.

Wright initially had been listed in critical condition at Wilson Medical Center

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Binghamton Man Charged In Scooter Attack

Binghamton police say they've arrested a city man in connection with an incident in which a person was struck in the face with a scooter.

Authorities say 21-year-old Shaquell Heyliger has been charged with second-degree assault in the attack

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Water Damage Closes Downtown Binghamton Store

The CVS store on Court Street in downtown Binghamton was closed today because of water damage, apparently related to the heavy rains that fell across the region Wednesday.

Signs on the front and back doors of the business indicated the store was not open but did not provide information as to when operations might resume

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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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