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Bob hosts WNBF's "Binghamton Now" program and reports the latest regional news. For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Downtown Binghamton Home to More Than 1,000 Students

Thousands of Binghamton University students are moving into dorms on the Vestal campus and into several off-campus housing complexes as they prepare for the start of classes on Monday.

As the school's enrollment continues to grow, more students are living in downtown Binghamton

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Photo: Ingram Publishing
Photo: Ingram Publishing

Crouch Decides Against Senate Bid

Assemblyman Clifford Crouch says he will not run for the Senate seat vacated after Thomas Libous was found guilty of lying to FBI agents.

Crouch - a Chenango County Republican - released a statement Monday afternoon announcing he plans to focus on his current work in the state Assembly

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Binghamton Man Dies After Downtown Shooting

Binghamton police are investigating a fatal downtown shooting incident.

Authorities say a report of shots fired was received at 12:22 a.m. July 24 at the Elks Antler Lodge at 201 Chenango Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered 33-year-old James High of Binghamton on the sidewalk in front of the building

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Smoky Fire Damages Binghamton East Middle School

A spectacular fire damaged a section of Binghamton's East Middle School.

The two-alarm blaze at the school at 167 East Frederick Street was reported around 2:45 p.m. July 23.

Initial reports indicated about 10 workers who were involved in a roofing project may have been trapped on top of the three-story building

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Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014.  BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Senator Thomas Libous in the studio during a "Binghamton Now" interview on September 5, 2014. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Libous Convicted of Lying to FBI Agents

State Senator Thomas Libous has been found guilty of lying to FBI agents when they interviewed him in 2010.

The verdict in the federal trial in White Plains was announced Wednesday afternoon.

United States Attorney Preet Bhrara announced the indictment of Libous on July 1, 2014

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

NYS Minimum Wage Could Jump to $15 For Some

A panel created by Governor Cuomo is recommending a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants in New York state.

The Cuomo wage board made the recommendation Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Labor would have to authorize the action before it is implemented

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Photo provided by Jeff Kraham
Photo provided by Jeff Kraham

Cleanup Continues at Johnson City Collapse Site

Debris removal at the site of the garage collapse near UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City may be completed later this week.

Several vehicles, including a Toyota Highlander owned by former Broome County executive Jeff Kraham, were destroyed when the top level of the parking deck fell Thursday afternoon

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