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IBM Workers Facing Furloughs, Pay Cuts

The tough times are continuing for IBM employees in the United States.

The Westchester-based company known as "Big Blue" says most workers in the hardware division will have to take a week off with reduced pay

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Turkeys Shot on Bradford County, Pennsylvania Farm

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a suspect in the killing of over a half dozen domesticated turkeys at a farm in Bradford County.

Troopers say between midnight and 7 a.m. August 3, someone entered a property on Hullet Road in Litchfield Township and shot nine turkeys in the head with what appeared to be a pellet gun

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lockheed Martin Layoffs Include Owego Site

August 15th is to be the last day on the job for 25 Lockheed Martin workers in Owego. Over 100 more jobs are to be cut in Salina.

The company has sent out layoff notices to 367 employees in the United States across its Mission Systems and Training division

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Upstate New York Casino Plans Move Ahead

New York State is a little closer to getting more casinos located outside of Native American lands.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that moves forward a proposal that would build private casinos in the state, pending voter approval November 5

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Panel Clears David, SUNY Broome In Ethics Complaint

An ethics board has completed a review of contracts SUNY Broome awarded to a business owned by Binghamton mayoral candidate Richard David.

A Binghamton man filed a complaint with the Broome County Board of Ethics questioning catering contracts between the college and Terra Cotta in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango Bridge Span Damaged By Trash Truck

Part of Patch Road in Chenango Bridge is closed after a railroad bridge was damaged when it was struck by a too-tall garbage truck.

Authorities say a Waste Management truck driven by 32-year-old Frank Contino slammed into the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway span Tuesday afternoon

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Two Broome Friendly’s Restaurants Closing

Friendly's restaurants on the Vestal Parkway and in the Oakdale Mall are being closed as a major franchise operator sells its holdings.

Kessler Family LLC is selling 35 restaurants to Friendly's Ice Cream LLC in a deal likely to close Wednesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Online Petition to Save Binghamton Mental Health Programs

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is collecting signatures online in an effort to keep all the mental health services at the Greater Binghamton Health Center.

Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Mental Health Services announced a planned consolidation of services that would turn the Binghamton facility into an outpatient hub but shut down the youth and adolescent in-patient mental health facility

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

New York Grant Goes to National Pipe & Plastics

One of the nation's largest manufacturers of plastic pipe is getting help from New York State to move from Vestal to West Endicott.

The controversial move by National Pipe and Plastics from Vestal Road to a larger facility under construction on Mills Avenue is going to get a $400,000 grant from Empire State Development

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Kathy Whyte WNBF News photo

National Study Says Fracking Doesn’t Contaminate Water

 

The U.S. Department of Energy has completed a study into the impact of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in Western Pennsylvania on nearby drinking water aquifers.

The study shows no evidence that chemicals from fracking migrated into the water source.  R

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