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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Missing Chenango Man Dies After Being Found Saturday

 

A Chenango County man, who was found alive after being missing for eight days, has passed away.

81 year old Alfred Turshman was reported missing August 15 and was located by searchers in a wooded area about a mile from his home in the Town of German August 22. 

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New York State Fair Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

Appearing on the August 22 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, New York State Fair spokesman, Dave Bullard details the many changes coming to the 2015 State Fair, August 27-September 7 at the fairgrounds near Syracuse

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iStock Photo

Craft Beverage Incubator Money Coming to Southern Tier

U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna says an $8,000 federal grant is to fund a study into the viability of a craft beverage incubator in the Southern Tier.

Hanna says there is an enormous potential for growth of the industry in the region

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Chris Thater Races Return to Downtown Binghamton

The Chris Thater Memorial Races speed through downtown Binghamton starting August 22.

On-street parking restrictions are in effect.

For motorists wishing to access the downtown district through August 23, be aware many of the main and side streets will be closed as they are part of the bicycle race course

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New York State Police
New York State Police

David Sweat Arraigned on Prison Escape Charges

David Sweat has been arraigned on three felony counts in connection with his escape from a maximum-security state prison.

The 35-year-old Sweat made a brief appearance August 20 in Clinton County Court

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Provided by Chris Thater Memorial
Provided by Chris Thater Memorial

Thater Memorial Weekend

The 32nd Annual Chris Thater Memorial presented by SEFCU is scheduled for this weekend, August 22 - 23 in Downtown Binghamton.  Organized by the Broome County Stop DWI Program the races and activities were developed and are held in honor of Christopher Thater, a 23-year-old cycling enthusiast and Binghamton University graduate who was killed by a drunk driver on October 16, 1983

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF NEWS
Bob Joseph/ WNBF NEWS

Ross Park’s Carousel May be Moved

The iconic carousel at Ross Park Zoo, which has sat for decades, nestled in the glen off Morgan Road at the entrance to the zoo, may soon be moving up the hill.

The City of  Binghamton is asking for a half million dollar grant from the New York State Department of Parks and Historic Preservation to rehabilitate the carousel and relocate the merry-go-round from the lower part of the zoo in front of the ticket booth to the area that now houses pavilions and a playground

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New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner
New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner

Bridges Named After Trooper Christopher Skinner

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to name sections of state roads in memory of deceased law enforcement officers, including one in Broome County.

The bridges carrying Interstate 81 over U

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Kopernik Observatory photo
Kopernik Observatory photo

Kopernik Observatory to Host Meteor Shower Viewing

Once the weather clears, the region is to be in for a spectacular celestial show.

The Kopernik Observatory and Science Center in Vestal will be opening starting at 9 p.m. on clear nights through the 14th for the viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

CHOW Walk Moves to September

The Annual CHOW Hunger Walk is moving from October to September this year.  The 33rd edition of the Walk will be held on Sunday, September 20th on campus at Binghamton University. The Director of CHOW, Michael Leahey, made the announcement on WBNF's First News with Roger Neel. 

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