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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Casino Bid Folds

Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is telling New York State there will be no proposal filed by the deadline for a casino license for a site in the City of Binghamton.

Tioga Downs owner, Jeffrey Gural submitted an 800 page application days ahead of the July 6 deadline to expand the existing Town of Nichols Racino to include table games, a hotel and several family attractions

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

Chris Thater Registration Opens

Online registration is now open for cycling races and the 5K run for the 32nd Annual Chris Thater Memorial Races presented by SEFCU.  The races will be held in Downtown Binghamton on August 22nd and 23rd

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All Fireworks are Illegal in the Southern Tier

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, several law enforcement officials and fire agencies are telling area residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

The Delaware County Sheriff is among those sending out formal reminders telling residents in the Southern Tier that, while some counties in New York have approved use of sparklers and fountain fireworks, many other counties, including Delaware, Broome and Tioga have not, and fireworks are still illegal

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Twelve Dannemora Prison Workers Placed on Leave

A dozen Clinton Correctional Facility employees have been placed on administrative leave in the aftermath of the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced the action Tuesday morning

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Escapee David Sweat May Have Taken Survival Course

David Sweat, one of the two killers who escaped from a maximum-security state prison, may have had an important advantage in living in the North Country while on the run.

Sweat actually may have benefited from tips he learned from a prison wilderness survival course

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images

David Sweat Reportedly Talking to Investigators

Former Broome County resident David Sweat is said to be speaking with police after his capture following his escape from a maximum-security state prison.

Sweat was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border Sunday afternoon, more than three weeks after he and Richard Matt broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora

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New York State Police Photo
New York State Police Photo

Sweat Wounded and Captured

Killer David Sweat has been wounded and captured.  Sweat was spotted shortly after 3:00 p.m. June 28 by  New York State Police Sergeant Jay Cook who saw him walking along a road in Constable, NY located within two miles of the Canadian border

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David Sweat Shot, Captured

Multiple media reports confirm escaped convicted murderer David Sweat, who shot and killed a Broome County Sheriff's Deputy in 2002, has been shot and captured in northern New York.

The reported capture came days following the fatal shooting of Richard Matt in Malone in Franklin County on June 26

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Fourth of July Celebrations in and Around Binghamton

July 4th is closer than it seems! Where will you and your family and friends be this Independence Day? We’ve gathered events from all over the Southern Tier and Central New York to give you the best and broadest options for fireworks and fun!

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

St. Patrick School in Owego Closes After 156 Years

Tioga County's only Catholic school is closing today.

St. Patrick School on Front Street in Owego - which was established in 1859 - is holding a half-day session.

Principal Paula Smith said a school talent show will be held as St

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