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Lyme Disease Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Appearing on the October 10 edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Communicable Disease Program Nurse with the Broome County Health Department, Marianne Yourdon talks about how residents can protect themselves from exposure to Lyme Disease...

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Chicago Endures Third Day Of Heavy Snowfall
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Johnson City Winter Parking Rules Change

Winter alternate side of the street parking in Johnson City is starting later on the calendar but earlier on the clock.

The regulations now would start December 1 instead of November 1 but will be from 5 p...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Gas Smell Alarms Western Broome Residents

Residents in parts of Western Broome County are being reassured that they are safe after a strong smell of natural gas on October 6th prompted a flurry of 911 calls to Broome County Emergency Services.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Sections of Vestal Sewage Treatment Plant Removed

Major portions of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Facilities in Vestal have been demolished as part of a major plant improvement project...

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Homemade Flea Remedy

The topic of fleas and flea remedies recently came up on First News with Roger Neel and Kathy Whyte, followed by some calls from listeners wanting to know the 'recipe' for a homemade flea spray that had been publicized on At Home With the Dickinsons several years ago...

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

While Joaquin Threat Fizzles, NYSEG Says Review Plans

New York State Electric and Gas says even though Hurricane Joaquin is now forecast to remain well off the East Coast, it is good to always be prepared for flash flooding, river and stream flooding and power outages...

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Louie G.

More Steps Taken in New York to Prepare for Joaquin

Certain permits for entering streams and rivers to clear debris are being waived by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for municipalities outside of New York City in preparation for the possibility of a lot of rain from Hurricane Joaquin in the next few days.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

New York and Pennsylvania Leaders Say ‘Prepare for Joaquin’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are encouraging Twin Tier residents to be ready for possible flooding thanks to Hurricane Joaquin.

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Win McNamee-Getty Images

Bald Eagle Found Shot Dead in Chenango Valley State Park

On September 19th, a bald eagle was discovered dead in the Chenango Valley State Park in Chenango Forks. Further examination showed that the bird had been shot and killed within a day or two of being discovered.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Joaquin May Bring More Rain to Twin Tiers Region

Weather forecasters say there's a potential for flooding in the Twin Tiers this weekend because of rain associated with Hurricane Joaquin.

The region continued to cope with heavy rain that started late September 30 and was expected to diminish during the day October 1...

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