Each week, I recap in a short form, some of the important local news we reported on 1290 AM/92.1 FM WNBF and our Townsquare Media Binghamton sister radio stations.

It's our way of informing you of some of the more important local news stories you may have missed over the week. Below are some of the news items we reported on for the week of May 29th, 2023.

Thanks to local organizations, and of course, WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph among other sources for their contributions to getting the important local stories to you each day. Most of the headlines are clickable for complete details on the article.

Broome County Phone Scams
The Broome County Sheriff's Office has warned that they have received calls from Broome County residents who have received phone calls from scammers pretending to be Broome County Sheriff deputies or detectives.

These scammers told those who received these calls, that they had missed their court appearances. The scammer continues with threats of a warrant for arrest or fines of several thousand dollars. For more information and tips to avoid getting scammed, click here.

Teen Dies After Being Hit By A Train
(Bob Joseph) A Broome County teen was killed when he was struck by a freight train in the town of Fenton. Authorities said the teen was hit by the Norfolk Southern Railway train shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday as he walked along the railroad tracks near Crocker Hill Road.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy lived in Port Crane and was a student at Chenango Valley High School.

Endicott House Fire
(Bob Joseph) Several fire departments battled a fast-moving blaze that erupted in a two-family house near the iconic Cider Mill in Endicott early on Thursday evening June 1st. Initial reports from the scene indicated everyone was out of the house when the first firefighters arrived.

Endicott Man Accused Of Shooting Incident
(Bob Joseph) According to a news release from the Endicott Village Police, a 19-year-Endicott resident was arrested and accused of firing multiple rounds from a handgun toward someone on Arthur Avenue, south of East Main Street. Police on April 10.

Binghamton Arts District Upgrades
According to a new prelease by Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham, the Broome County Arts Council and Downtown Binghamton Business Owners on State Street unveiled upgrades to the street as part of the new Downtown Arts District on May 30th.

The City of Binghamton received grant from New York State in the amount of 41.7 million to create a unified arts and culture district on parts of Water, Washington, State, Henry and Lewis Streets.

'Smart' Parking Meters Now In Johnson City
(Bob Joseph) Johnson City has joined the City of Binghamton and Binghamton University adding 'smart' parking meters to some areas of the downtown area. The kiosks use the same system as Binghamton and BU - the Flowbird network.

Vestal Pool To Remain Closed
(Bob Joseph) A Vestal public swimming pool will remain closed for 4th summer in a row. Rather than reopen, a new smaller pool to replace it, is in the works, due to the fact that the current pool would need a lot of work.

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