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No Joke – Freeze Watch in Effect for Southern Tier

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Freeze Watch in effect from late May 22 through May 23. 

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Transportation Planners Boost Bicycling

Transportation planners in the Binghamton area will be working to help the region's bicyclists.

The needs of those who ride bikes are addressed in an updated Bicycle Plan released by the Binghamton Metropolitan Tran

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Louie G. Townsquare Media photo

Landslides and Road Closures Follow Twin Tier’s Storm

Debris on roads from downpours May 18-19 has continued to be an issue for motorists and public works crews had to remove rocks and debris from roadway.

Early May 19, Glenwood between Clinton Street and Main Street was blocked off as water continued to stand under the railroad bridge

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Businessman Admits Improperly Handling Hazardous Waste

An Owego man is to be sentenced in September after pleading guilty to treating, storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit.

Federal prosecutors say 46 year old Brian Davis is the owner of Large Car LLC, which installs and removes old industrial plating equipment for re-use or recycling

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York State Final Fracking Review Released

A final review by New York State environmental regulators says fracking has the potential to be just too dangerous to be allowed in the state.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the next step following the May 13 release of its Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement is the issuing, in 10 days, its legally binding findings statement that officially would put the ban on fracking in place

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Magic City Ice Co. Demolition Begins

Demolition is underway on a building that has long been considered an eyesore right at the northern gateway to the City of Binghamton.

The Magic City Ice Company, formerly Cutler Ice on Front Street is being razed

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Several Treated After Cortland County Hazmat Incident

Several people were taken to a hospital following a hazardous materials incident at an animal shelter in Cortlandville.

Emergency crews were called to the Cortland Community SPCA facility on McLean Road just after 8:30 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

55 Acres Burn in the Town of Fenton

Officials are continuing to check the scene of a large brush fire in the Hillcrest area that is being blamed on a passing train.

55 acres were scorched as fire was reported around noon May 9 and some homes were evacuated, but not damaged

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Demolition of Old Binghamton Ice House to Begin

Workers are expected to start preparations ahead of a project to tear down a long abandoned Binghamton building that provided ice to the region for decades.

Mayor Richard David had announced the Magic City Ice Company building on Front Street would be demolished last month

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Minor Injuries in Chenango County Brush Fire

Officials say three firefighters are recovering from minor injuries following a Chenango County brush fire.

17 fire departments from Chenango and Cortland Counties reportedly responded to the blaze on Cross Road in the Town of German at around 3 p

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