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Binghamton Ends Appeal Of Drilling Ban Ruling

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the city has withdrawn its appeal of a state court decision that invalidated a local moratorium on gas drilling and exploration.

David issued a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing he had directed city Corporation Counsel Kenneth Frank to advise the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court that the city was ending its appeal

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Wind Chill Warning Continues in the Twin Tiers

 

The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Chill Warning through this morning.  The warning was due to expire last evening, but temperatures continued to hover in the single digits, combined with wind, to make for dangerous conditions.

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Southern Tier Warm-up Could Result In Ice Jams

Milder temperatures are predicted for the Twin Tiers at the end of the week and that will increase the risk of ice jam flooding.

National Weather Service forecasters at the Greater Binghamton Airport say Friday's high is expected to be in the mid to upper 30s and daytime highs will reach the mid 40s over the weekend

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IBM Endicott Health Study Shows Mixed Results

 

A study of the health of former IBM Endicott employees is largely inconclusive. 

For a long time there has been talk of an high incidence of cancer in IBM employees in Broome county but a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study found that the total number of deaths from all causes and all cancers were lower than what would be expected in the general population but deaths from specific cancers including Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Mesothelioma, and rectal and testicular cancers were more frequent.

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Southern Tier Fracking Foes Heading To Albany

People opposed to high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas development in New York are planning to protest during Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

Buses from Binghamton and from across the state are expected to bring people to Albany on Wednesday for a rally to coincide with the speech

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Cold Snap Causes Twin Tiers Water Problems

The frigid temperatures have resulted in frozen water pipes in the Binghamton area.

One school was closed on Monday because of a burst water pipe. Union-Endicott School District officials say the incident happened at the Thomas J

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Winter Storm Freezes Twin Tiers

 

Weather conditions are gradually improving across the region as far as snowfall is concerned but the second punch of the first winter storm of 2014 is moving in. 

As the front moves eastward and snow diminishes, winds are coming into play, gusting up to 25 miles an hour and pushing wind chills to as low as -35. The

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Binghamton Mayor: City’s Ready For Snow

Binghamton Mayor Rich David says city public works crews are prepared to deal with the challenges posed by the winter storm.

David walked in the snow to City Hall shortly before nine o'clock this morning for his first business day as mayor after being sworn in on Wednesday

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Winter Storm Socks the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region through 10 a.m. January 3 with up to a foot of snow possible from the slow-moving system.

By 4 a.m. Thursday, there had been several reports of snow-covered and slippery roads and several accidents were reported, including one shortly before 6:30 that closed a lane of Interstate 81 South near exit 3 that resulted in what were believed to be minor injuries to the occupants of the vehicle

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Hawk Hurt After Flight Through Binghamton Office Building

A red-tailed hawk was injured when it flew into a window at a downtown Binghamton restaurant.

Witnesses said the bird had been spotted flying around the MetroCenter on Court Street on Monday afternoon

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