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Broome County Reports More Welfare Fraud Arrests

Ten additional arrests have been made as Broome County security officials work to prevent people from receiving public assistance funds to which they are not entitled.

County Executive Debra Preston said the latest round of arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on welfare fraud

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Book Explores Broome County’s “Seamy Side”

Broome County historian Gerald Smith and former Press & Sun-Bulletin reporter George Basler have teamed up to examine some of the more infamous folks who've lived in the Binghamton area over the years.

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Broome County Exploring BC Transit Privatization

Union officials are expressing concern about Broome County's move toward privatizing the BC Transit bus system.

The county is planning to seek requests for proposals from companies to oversee bus operations

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Rallies For And Against Fracking

President Obama is scheduled to be in Broome County Friday and those who support and oppose high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas are ready to rally.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has yet to decide on allowing fracking in New York state, is not expected to be with the president during his Binghamton University appearance

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Binghamton Bus Station Diner Adding Hours

The recently-opened diner at the downtown Binghamton bus station is preparing to expand its operating hours.

George Slavik Jr., an owner of Elsie's Diner, says the eatery soon will stay open until seven o'clock on Friday and Sunday evenings

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Broome Security Guards Empty BAE Systems Site 24/7

Nearly two years after the flood wrecked a Westover building, Broome County security division officers continue to keep an eye on the abandoned property.

The sprawling building at 600 Main Street had been home to BAE Systems

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Panel Clears David, SUNY Broome In Ethics Complaint

An ethics board has completed a review of contracts SUNY Broome awarded to a business owned by Binghamton mayoral candidate Richard David.

A Binghamton man filed a complaint with the Broome County Board of Ethics questioning catering contracts between the college and Terra Cotta in Binghamton

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Crumbling Stairs Being Repaired At Broome Arena

Work is underway to fix a potentially hazardous condition at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Crews can be seen chipping away at sections of concrete on the stairs on the north side of the 40-year-old structure

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County Warned About “Fiscal Stress”

The state comptroller's office has issued a warning about Broome County's financial situation.

Thomas DiNapoli released a report indicating the county is "susceptible" to fiscal stress.

Broome County was one of eight New York counties to receive the designation suggesting serious financial problems are developing

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Broome Closes Binghamton Bus Station Diner

Broome County's failed experiment to run a restaurant at the downtown Binghamton bus station has ended.

The Twilight Diner, which opened in May 2012, has been closed. The eatery was described as a "1930s era diner

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