WNBF Local News Recap For The Week of May 15th
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 15th, 2023. Thanks to local organizations, and of course, 1290 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.
$85K To Help Seniors With Home Repairs (via Binghamton Mayor Jared M. Kraham)
Binghamton Mayor Jared M. Kraham along with the First Ward Action Council Executive Director Jerry Willard announced $85,000 in new funding for Binghamton seniors to complete home repairs. The funds will pay for skilled technicians for repair jobs for residents 55 and older who are income-eligible, including rebuilding and repairing various home issues.
Woman's Body Found In Susquehanna River (Monday 5/15 - Bob Joseph)
Binghamton police were investigating the death of a person whose body was discovered in the Susquehanna River. A man reportedly called authorities shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday (5/18) after discovering the body on the south side of the river, just off Pennsylvania Avenue. Binghamton police detective Lieutenant Matthew Hodnik said the body was that of an adult woman.
Wage Increase for City Lifeguards (via Binghamton Mayor Jared M. Kraham)
Lifeguards at the City of Binghamton pools will raise the hourly wages of its lifeguards. the rate will be $16 an hour which is an increase of $2.30 per hour from 2022. The reason is to help with a shortage of lifeguards among other reasons. The five Binghamton City pools are located at Cheri A. Lindsey Memorial Park, recreation Park, Webster Street Park, Fairview Park, and MacArthur Park.
Oil Contamination Cleanup - (Tuesday 5/16 - Bob Joseph)
Workers have started the task of cleaning up petroleum contamination at an old NYSEG generating facility near Johnson City. Cleanup activity at what had been known as Goudey Station off Riverside Drive in Westover began two weeks ago. The petroleum cleanup work is expected to take three to four months to complete.
David College Campus For Sale ( Tuesday 5/16 - Bob Joseph)
Broome County businessman Adam Weitsman is seeking a buyer for the 13-acre Davis College campus in the village of Johnson City. John Farrell of EXIT Realty Homeward Bound on Tuesday said the Davis College property had been listed three days ago. The listing price is $6 million.
Suspect Sought In Shooting ( Wednesday 5/17 - Bob Joseph)
Binghamton police are working to locate people who may have been involved in a dispute that resulted in a daytime shooting of a teenager. The incident was reported around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police were advised that a person who had been wounded by a gunshot was located at 22 Gerard Avenue.
SUNY Broome Graduation (Thursday 5/18 - via Office of Marketing & Communications)
SUNY Broome on Thursday 5/18 graduated 748 students at the Visions Veterans Memorial Area in Downtown Binghamton. Ages ranged from 17 to 60 and the most popular graduating major was Nursing.
Two Binghamton Shootings Within 6 Hours ( Friday 5/19 - Bob Joseph)
Detectives believe there is a connection between a pair of shooting incidents that occurred in the city of Binghamton. Authorities said police were sent to 25 Robinson Street on the East Side around 7:15 p.m. Thursday to investigate a report of shots fired.
The second incident happened about six hours later - around 1:15 a.m. Friday. A police officer on patrol heard several gunshots. Moments later, multiple callers reported shots had been fired on Pine Street. The shootings on Robinson Street and Pine Street are believed to be related.