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IBM Endicott Health Study Shows Mixed Results

 

A study of the health of former IBM Endicott employees is largely inconclusive. 

For a long time there has been talk of an high incidence of cancer in IBM employees in Broome county but a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study found that the total number of deaths from all causes and all cancers were lower than what would be expected in the general population but deaths from specific cancers including Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Mesothelioma, and rectal and testicular cancers were more frequent.

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Southern Tier Fracking Foes Heading To Albany

People opposed to high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development in New York are planning to protest during Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

Buses from Binghamton and from across the state are expected to bring people to Albany on Wednesday for a rally to coincide with the speech

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Cold Snap Causes Twin Tiers Water Problems

The frigid temperatures have resulted in frozen water pipes in the Binghamton area.

One school was closed on Monday because of a burst water pipe. Union-Endicott School District officials say the incident happened at the Thomas J

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Winter Storm Freezes Twin Tiers

 

Weather conditions are gradually improving across the region as far as snowfall is concerned but the second punch of the first winter storm of 2014 is moving in. 

As the front moves eastward and snow diminishes, winds are coming into play, gusting up to 25 miles an hour and pushing wind chills to as low as -35. The

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Binghamton Mayor: City’s Ready For Snow

Binghamton Mayor Rich David says city public works crews are prepared to deal with the challenges posed by the winter storm.

David walked in the snow to City Hall shortly before nine o'clock this morning for his first business day as mayor after being sworn in on Wednesday

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Winter Storm Socks the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region through 10 a.m. January 3 with up to a foot of snow possible from the slow-moving system.

By 4 a.m. Thursday, there had been several reports of snow-covered and slippery roads and several accidents were reported, including one shortly before 6:30 that closed a lane of Interstate 81 South near exit 3 that resulted in what were believed to be minor injuries to the occupants of the vehicle

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Hawk Hurt After Flight Through Binghamton Office Building

A red-tailed hawk was injured when it flew into a window at a downtown Binghamton restaurant.

Witnesses said the bird had been spotted flying around the MetroCenter on Court Street on Monday afternoon

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Binghamton Receives Flood Prevention Grant

 

The Stewart and Willma Hoyt Foundation is providing a $48,500 grant to help establish the Green Stormwater and Landscapinig Matching Fund in the City of Binghamton. 

Businesses and homeowners can apply for money in the spring to cover half the cost, up to $5,000, to replace pavement in driveways and parking areas with permeable pavers that allow water to drain and reduces flooding potential. 

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Photo: Getty Images

Leachate Released in Cortland County

No injuries are being reported following an accidental release of leachate at the Cortland County landfill.

Emergency Services officials say the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Emergency Spill Hotline was notified by the Cortland County Highway Department December 22nd of the discovery of the release of an unknown quantity of leachate

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Part of the I-81 Gas Pipeline in Central New York is Postponed

The Millennium Pipeline Company is trimming back its plans for the development of a natural gas transmission line through the Southern Tier and Central New York.

Company officials say based on market demand, the planned pipeline along the Interstate 81 corridor will not include the section that had been proposed to run from Cortland County to the Town of Onondaga

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