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Former Binghamton Employee Sentenced To Jail

A former long-time director of the Binghamton parks and recreation department has been ordered to serve jail time for stealing thousands of dollars in city funds.

73-year-old John Whalen was sentenced Wednesday to serve weekends in Broome County Jail for nine months

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Binghamton Mets Defeat Richmond – Again

The Binghamton Mets now lead their best-of-five Eastern League championship series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 2-0.

The B-Mets defeated the Squirrels Wednesday night in Richmond, 5-1

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Binghamton School Project Moving At “Quick Pace”

Flooding wrecked the MacArthur Elementary School on Binghamton's South Side three years ago this week.

Construction on a new school complex is continuing at the Vestal Avenue site of the original school

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Libous: Residence Search “Politically Motivated”

New York State Senator Thomas Libous says he believes a search of his Binghamton residence was "politically motivated."

State and federal investigators were reported to have seized items belonging to Frances Libous, the senator's wife

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Demolition Of Fire-Damaged Binghamton Building Delayed

Crews prepared to tear down the remains of a fire-ravaged Binghamton structure were sent home after waiting at the site for hours.

Mayor Richard David this morning announced that demolition of the former All Around Building Supplies complex on Brown Street would begin today

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Festival Closes Downtown Binghamton Streets

A three-day outdoor festival sponsored by the Broome County Urban League is closing down two streets in downtown Binghamton.

Organizers of the Empire Festival say portions of Hawley Street and Washington Street will be shut down for vehicular traffic through Sunday evening

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Wall Falls At Fire-Wrecked Binghamton Building

Part of a wall on a building that was heavily-damaged in a June arson blaze has collapsed next to a Binghamton street.

People who live near the wrecked structure at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Brown Street had expressed concern about dangers posed by the site

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Powell Sentenced To Life In Prison In Double Killing

40-year-old Aaron Powell has been sentenced to life in prison for his convictions in the deaths of his estranged wife and her friend.

Powell was sentenced this morning by Broome County Court Judge Joseph Cawley

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Binghamton Firefighters Extinguish Post Office Blaze

A small fire prompted an evacuation of employees at a mail processing facility in downtown Binghamton.

City firefighters were called to the main post office around 12:45 this afternoon.

Fire department duty chief Sam Santoni said the blaze ignited in a paper shredder on the north side of the United States Postal Service facility off Lewis Street

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Police Find Arsenal In Binghamton Home

A Binghamton man has been charged with several weapon and drug counts after police confiscated guns, explosive devices, ammunition and marijuana found in his West Side residence.

Authorities say 50-year-old John Hamilton of Orton Avenue was charged with four felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and three misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon

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