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Minor River Flooding Expected in Broome County

The National Weather Service is advising Binghamton-area residents that some minor flooding may occur in the next few days.

Forecasters say that rainfall, combined with the elevated river levels, will cause rivers and streams to continue rising...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton & Johnson City Want Refund of Unspent Sewer Funds

For now, it doesn’t look like residents will be getting any refunds on their sewage fees in spite of word that the City of Binghamton and Village of Johnson City have asked for a direct payback of $4 million unspent capital fund money at the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Manure Truck Spills Load in Lisle

The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Spill team are investigating the crash of a tanker truck on Caldwell Hill Road in Lisle that dumped 4,000 gallons of liquid manure...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Trail Improvements Planned at Otsiningo Park

Work on a $500,000 trail upgrade at Broome County's Otsiningo Park in the town of Dickinson is scheduled to start in about four months.

A walking path that starts at the park's Bevier Street entrance and runs along the Chenango River is to be widened from eight feet to twelve feet...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

No Major Flooding is Expected in the Twin Tiers

Officials are keeping an eye on  waterways in the Twin Tiers after recent rain, snow and melting ice caused river levels to rise.

The main stem rivers are generally just below flood stage with the water levels expected to continue to drop with no significant additional precipitation in the forecast for several days...

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Close Up is Under the Weather

National Weather Service, Binghamton Warning Coordination Meteorologist, David Nicosia talks about the changes to forecasting in the Twin Tiers over the years on the April 4 edition of the weekly, local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up...

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Pipeline Re-hearing Urged

Several property owners are pushing for a re-hearing on a recent ruling allowing the developers of the Constitution natural gas transmission pipeline to access their properties...

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Pennsylvania Drought Conditions

In spite of lingering snow and a couple days with some rain over recent days, Pennsylvania is still painfully dry.

The State Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought watch for 27 counties, including Susquehanna and Bradford in the Northern Tier...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Bans Brush Burning Through Mid-May

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say it’s expected to be another dry spring and outdoor burning of brush is again banned state-wide for a couple months...

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Snow Greets the Start of Spring in the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service says there will likely be snow on the ground for the arrival of the Vernal Equinox in the Twin Tiers.

The Binghamton area was expecting a couple inches through the day March 20 but the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania was under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p...

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