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Binghamton Tower Was Closed for Nearly 5,000 Days

History was made at Binghamton's tallest building 34 years ago February 5.

A transformer fire in a mechanical room of the State Office Building caused coolant containing PCB's to burn. The blaze created dangerous chemicals, including dioxin

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Mis-Parked Cars Hamper Southern Tier Snow Removal

Snow continues to cause travel issues in the region.

Emergency Services Dispatchers and Police agencies have reported some mainly minor crashes from February 4-5, blamed on weather conditions.

One crash at around 6:45 p

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Dangerous Wind Chills in the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service is telling everyone to make sure they cover up as wind chills could reach into the minus double digits.

A very clear night has made ambient air temperatures in some areas to dip to minus ten

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Groundhog Prediction: 6 More Weeks of Winter

 

The famed Punxsutawney Phil groundhog reportedly saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter.

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UE School District Photo

Snow Hits All of New York And Northern Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning until 4 p.m. on February 2nd (Happy Groundhog Day) for the entire region with up to 12 inches of snow expected and blowing and drifting snow in the afternoon

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Twin Tiers Travel Imacted by Nor’Easter

Delaware and Otsego County in  New York and Wayne County in Pennsylvania are among areas to the east of Binghamton that are still expecting snow, wind and blowing snow from winter storm Juneau.

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect for those counties for January 27

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Franking Demonstrations Coincide with State Budget Message

Opponents to high-volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State are applauding the decision by state officials to keep a ban on fracking in place indefinitely.

While the anti-frackers have been gathering at the annual state of the state address and other appearances by the governor for years to push for the ban, January 21 they traveled to Albany to hold a rally to thank the governor for the decision to prohibit the controversial drilling process

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Reynolds Road Rehabilitation Discussed in Johnson City

Area residents get to review and comment on plans for the proposed rehabilitation of Reynolds Road in Johnson City between Harry L. Drive and Overbrook Road.

The Village, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Division, is working on designs for pavement and other improvements along a half mile stretch of road

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New Yorkers Urged to Use Caution While Ice Fishing

People planning to do some fishing in New York during the winter are being reminded to be careful when heading out on the ice.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation warns anglers that ice thickness can vary on every body of water

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Planned Pipeline Draws Public Comment in Binghamton

Dozens of people spoke at a Binghamton public hearing on a proposed gas pipeline that would run through Broome County.

A portion of the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline would be built in the town of Sanford

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