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Susquehanna County Methane is Naturally Caused

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says methane gas found in well water in Susquehanna County is not the result of natural gas drilling operations in the area.

The DEP issued a news release stating it conducted at 16-month long investigatioin that began in december of 2011

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Not as Much Methane Released From Gas Drilling as First Thought

The Associated Press reports new information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says there appears to be quite a bit less methane released into the atmosphere by the national gas industry during drilling operations than had been earlier thought

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Old Drugs Can Still be Disposed of Safely

Residents who missed dropping off old, unwanted or unused medication during the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Take Back initiative can still safely dispose of the drugs.

The Broome County Sheriff's office will accept medicines, emptied in to zip top bag in the lobby at the Administration Building behind Broome Community College on Lt

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Image courtesy Ross Park Zoo
Image courtesy Ross Park Zoo

Binghamton’s Penguins Go B-Sens Calder Cup Fans

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is getting in on the AHL playoff action, supporting the Binghamton Senator's bid for the Calder Cup.

The Binghamton Zoo is set to rename their penguins for the duration of the series.

The (now) 'Senguins' are a unique se

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Spring Blooms Across Binghamton

Twin Tiers residents can look forward to some pleasant weather over the next several days.

Generally pleasant and mostly dry conditions are featured in the latest forecast from the National Weather Service at Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Rail Trail Western Line Takes Shape

Work is continuing on a multi-million dollar expansion of the town of Vestal rail trail.

The project to extend the walking trail west of Main Street could be completed by the end of the year. It's expected to cost nearly $3 million

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Bob Joseph WNBF photo

Tornado Confirmed in Bainbridge

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down in Southern Chenango County on April 19th.

The twister was spawned when a strong cold front swept through the Southern Tier and Central New York shortly before 9 p

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

New Pennsylvania Plant Cleans Frack Water

A new plant is operating in north-central Pennsylvania that prepares waste water from the natural gas industry for recycling.

Aquatech International of Canonsburg has opened the treatment plant in Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Earth Fest Activities Kick Off Ross Park Zoo’s 138th Season

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is among several locations around the Greater Binghamton Area holding activities to celebrate Earth Fest April 20th.

The date also marks the opening of the 138th regular season for the zoo on Morgan Road on Binghamton's South Side

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Voters OK MacArthur School Plan

Plans to rebuild the MacArthur Elementary School in the Binghamton City School District, which was destroyed in the 2011 flood, will move forward.

The close to $80 million construction proposal was easily approved by residents by about a 70% margin

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