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Minor Flooding In Binghamton Region

Scattered flood-related problems occurred in parts of the Twin Tiers as a result of today's heavy rain.

The site where the old MacArthur Elementary School stood on Vestal Avenue in Binghamton looked like a lake just days after construction on a new school had started

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New York Gubernatorial Candidate Praises Gas Drilling

Some environmental activists from the region are objecting to a visit to Vestal May 6 by New York gubernatorial hopeful Robert Astorino during which the Republican touted the benefits of natural gas drilling in the region

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Disaster Training to be Held in Owego

A disaster preparedness training program is being held May 10 at the Owego Middle School.

On-line preregistration is required at www.prepare.ny.gov/training events.

The Southern Tier Citizen Preparedness Corp

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Twin Tiers Residents Ready For A Warm-Up

It's been more than six weeks since the official arrival of spring.

This week's forecast from the National Weather Service suggests winter may finally be over.

Sunny skies are expected across the Binghamton area Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures in the low to mid 60s

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Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Hazardous Materials Incident Reported at a Conklin Company

No injuries are reported after a battery explosion caused a hazardous materials incident at the Conklin Corporate Park.

Emergency crews were called to Cooperative Feed at 9:24 a.m. April 28 with a report of Sulfuric Acid spilled in the business

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Binghamton Flood Demolition Work Underway

An abandoned flood-damaged house on Binghamton's South Side has been torn down, the first of eighteen structures to be demolished over the next several weeks.

The building on Baltimore Avenue was taken down Monday by crews working for Johnson City-based All-Around Excavating

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Binghamton Using Compact Sweeper Downtown

A compact sweeper known as the "Green Machine" is being utilized to help maintain sidewalks in the downtown Binghamton business district.

The miniaturized unit can be seen many mornings sweeping sidewalks along Court Street and other downtown streets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Red Flag Fire Danger

A Red Flag Warning for fire danger has been issued for parts of the Twin Tiers.

The National Weather service says with wind gusts of up to 35 miles an hour and dry conditions, there is a critical danger for fires

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Tioga County Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres

Officials are investigating the cause of a large brush fire in Tioga County April 13  that drew firefighters from over a dozen departments.

The blaze in an area stretching from Route 17C to Tilbury Road and Day Hollow Road in Campville was reported at around 12:30 p

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Money Found To Operate Southern Tier Stream Gages

The federal government won't pull the plug on five Southern Tier stream gages that had been targeted to be shut down later this year.

Congressman Richard Hanna says the U.S. Geological Survey has identified long-term funding for the gages, which could have been taken out of service after October 1

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