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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Governor Cuomo Supports a Casino License for the Southern Tier

The New York State Gaming Commission is reviewing a letter it received from Governor Andrew Cuomo December 26 urging the reopening of Southern Tier bids for a fourth casino license.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF nEWS
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF nEWS

Binghamton K-Mart Layaway Customers Get Balances Paid Off

Several shoppers at the Binghamton K-Mart are finding they have more money to spend on things like groceries and clothes after a charity paid their layaway balances.

'Pay Away the Layaway' is a non-profit founded in 2011 by Binghamton University graduate, Lee Karchawaer, as a way to thank his college-years adopted community

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Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office
Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office

Sen. Libous Appeals Casino License Recommendation

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is asking the New York State Gaming Commission’s appointed Gaming Facility Location Board and the Governor to reconsider the awarding of only three out of four possible casino licenses and giving the one designated for the Southern Tier to a development in the northern Finger Lakes off the Thruway and between Rochester and Syracuse

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Needs Your Help, Binghamton

The holiday season has a way of bringing out the very best in people. Maybe it’s the gift giving that gets people in the mood to do more for others. Or maybe it’s the notion that another year is coming to an end, so why not squeeze in as much good karma as you can.

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WNBF News/Kathy Whyte Photo
WNBF News/Kathy Whyte Photo

No Fracking in New York

At a cabinet meeting in Albany today Governor Cuomo heard reports on the hotly-debated hydraulic fracking issue.  There will not be hydraulic fracking allowed in New York State at this time.

The Governor heard reports from Acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr

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Joshua Lott, Getty Images
Joshua Lott, Getty Images

A White Christmas Could Be in Store for the Southern Tier [Details]

According to NOAA, it looks like any hopes and dreams of a white Christmas this year, will definitely depend on your location. Based on the historical probability, living in New York gives you about a 41%-90% chance of precip

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Godong/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
Godong/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Hanukkah Celebrations This Week

This year's Community Hanukkah Celebration will be held this Thursday, December 18 from 5:15 - 7 PM at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Road in Vestal.  The cost is $8.00 for adults and $6

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome County’s Toys for Tots Director on Southern Tier Close Up

Binghamton Police Sgt. Steve Ward, Speaking on the December 13 edition of the weekly local public affairs program: Southern Tier Close Up, says the Broome County Toys for Tots program has already started handing out gifts to local families

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

Travel in the Twin Tiers Continues to Be Tough

New York State Police in the region say they’ve noticed an increase in tractor trailer traffic on Route 17, probably due to Governor Cuomo banning large commercial trucks from sections of Interstate 81 and the New York State Thruway, December 10, due to weather conditions

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Seinfeld Brings Excitement To Downtown Binghamton

A pair of scheduled performances by comedian Jerry Seinfeld is attracting some new visitors to Binghamton.

Tickets for Seinfeld's two evening performances at the Forum Theatre sold out quickly when they went on sale on September 26

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