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Former Owego Mayor Arrington Has Died

Edward Arrington, who served three terms as the mayor of the village of Owego, died Wednesday afternoon. Arrington was 70.

Arrington had been an Owego village board member and was a member of the Owego Emergency Squad and the fire police

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Owego Bridge Replacement Project Completed

A Route 17 exit in Tioga County has been reopened with the completion of a bridge project.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the Lackawanna Avenue bridge replacement job was finished on schedule

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Bridge Over Route 17 In Owego To Be Replaced

An exit off Route 17 in Tioga County will be closed starting next week as a bridge replacement project gets underway.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, Exit 64 at Owego will be out of service for westbound traffic beginning Monday

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Dr. James Raftis Jr. photo
Dr. James Raftis Jr. photo

WHY Did The Turtle Cross The Road In Owego?

The "Turtles Crossing" warning signs on State Route 17C in the village of Owego have been in place for several weeks.

In May, WNBF News reported the signs had returned to alert drivers to the possibility of crossing turtles. Since then, no

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Ready To Celebrate Strawberries

The annual Strawberry Festival will be held in the village of Owego this weekend.

The festival in the Owego business district is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration starts with what's billed as a "block party" Friday evening

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Photo by Frances Evans/craigslist.org

Man Pays To Live In Old Tioga County Jail

It may be the coolest apartment in what once was dubbed the "Coolest Small Town in America."

The two-bedroom residence is on the third floor of the old Tioga County Jail in the village of Owego

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Prepares For Memorial Day Observances

Several events are planned in conjunction with Memorial Day in Tioga County.

The Owego Memorial Day parade will be held in the village next Monday. It's scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. at the police station on Temple Street

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Drivers Urged To Watch Out For Turtles

People who drive in parts of Tioga County are being advised to look out for turtles.

In recent years, residents concerned for the safety of the snapping turtles that cross roadways in Owego have erected signs to warn motorists

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Owego Man Charged In Reported Sexual Assault

Owego police have arrested a suspect in connection with an alleged rape.

Authorities say 23-year-old Ian Webster of Owego has been charged with first-degree rape, a felony.

Webster also was charged with unlawful imprisonment; criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; assault; and criminal mischief

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Flood-Damaged Houses Demolished In Owego

More structures badly damaged by flooding are being torn down in the village of Owego.

Mayor Kevin Millar said a house on Liberty Street that sustained damage in the 2006 flood and again in the 2011 flood was demolished last week

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