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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Zoo’s Baby Animals on Southern Tier Close Up

The weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up gets all warm and fuzzy (and a little prickley) as Rachel Davenport of Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo talks about some new additions to the collection, including a baby porcupine that was born just a few weeks ago

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The Binghamton Zoo Welcomes a Baby Porcupine

A bouncing baby prehensile-tail porcupine has been born at the Ross Park Zoo on Morgan Road on Binghamton's Southside.

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Bob Joseph/ WNBF News
Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Binghamton Lays Flood Mitigation Plans

Bob Joseph/ WNBF NewsThe City of Binghamtonis outlining a number of actions focusing on flood hazard mitigation.

Included in the plans are flood wall repairs, including the conduits that penetrate the flood wall system, sewer upgrades, modification to pump stations and help in moving residents in flood prone areas to safer sites

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Fracking Ban is Official

High Volume Hydraulic Fracture drilling for natural gas is now officially banned in New York State.

The Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner said the ban was the only reasonable alternative after years of research into the effects of fracking

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Flash Watch for Southern Tier & Central New York

The National Weather Service says there is a possibility of more flash flooding in the region today.

Another round of storms has been predicted for the area and locations that already suffered damage from the weekend storms are being looked at for the potential of being further compromised

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Louie G. Townsquare Media photo
Louie G. Townsquare Media photo

Storms Damage Twin Tiers Roads

Emergency Services officials in the Twin Tiers report debris over roads and some streets closed due to damage from strong thunderstorms.

Broome County officials say Porter Hollow Road in Colesville and Daugherty Road in the Town of Maine had to be closed due to flash flooding resulting from a heavy rainfall overnight June 14

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Severe Thunderstorms Predicted For Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service is cautioning Twin Tiers residents of the potential for severe thunderstorms and the even the possibility of a tornado.

NOAA says thunderstorms with strong winds and hail could set up in localized areas starting in the afternoon and continuing into the evening

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

EPA Report: Facking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water

Groups in favor of natural gas development in New York State using the controversial hydraulic fracturing method are citing a newly released Environmental Protection Agency report to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift an indefinite ban on fracking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New Push to Preserve Binghamton Public Space

People opposed to a plan to put parking spaces at the site of a downtown Binghamton courtyard are calling on the city to consider other options.

Some of those fighting the project say they intend to hold a free-form event on the Washington Street pedestrian mall Friday evening

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Legislator Calls for a Meth Lab Database

A Broome County legislator says the Sheriff’s Office and Health Department should develop a database that shows all known meth lab activity in the county.

Democrat Jason Garnar says he’s noticed an increase in reports of methamphetamine manufacturing operations uncovered in the area recently

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