Latest Binghamton News

How much house you can afford depends on where you live

Jul. 3, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

Your ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in Decatur, Illinois, the metropolitan area with the nation's most affordable houses. At the other end of the affordability spectrum is the San Jose, California, metro area, where high incomes are outmatched...

Bell, Polanco homer as Pirates beat Mets 6-4 to stop skid

Jun. 26, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to shake his squad out of its slump, Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle juggled the top of his lineup. Didn't hurt that the Pirates ran into the perfect opponent, too — a team struggling even worse than they were. Josh Bell hit a two-run homer, Gregory Polanco also went deep and...

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

Jun. 21, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar...

National Weather Service confirms 2 Pennsylvania tornadoes

Jun. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes touched down late Wednesday in northeast Pennsylvania, causing severe damage to a major commercial district and destroying homes. The National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, sent teams Thursday to...

Cabrera hurt, Cespedes' rehab cut short after setback

Jun. 10, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As if the New York Mets needed any more bad news, now Asdrubal Cabrera is ailing and they have no idea when they might get Yoenis Cespedes back. Sidelined for nearly a month by a nagging hip injury, Cespedes had his minor league rehabilitation assignment cut short Sunday following a...

Mets put Familia on DL, scratch Syndergaard vs Yankees

Jun. 8, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The swooning New York Mets took two more hits to their already bang-up pitching staff when closer Jeurys Familia was put on the disabled list Friday because of a sore right shoulder and ace Noah Syndergaard was scratched from a weekend start against the Yankees because of a strained...

Escaped boa constrictor found in owner's upstate NY home

May. 30, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 6-foot-long boa constrictor reported loose in Binghamton, New York, has been found — beneath the owner's kitchen sink. A Facebook post by the Broome County Humane Society on behalf of the owner said the pet snake escaped its enclosure earlier this week and was last seen...