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Binghamton Cold Snap Coming To An End

After an unusually chilly month, Twin Tiers residents can expect a break from the brutally cold conditions over the next few days.

The National Weather Service at Binghamton is forecasting three consecutive days with high temperatures above freezing

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York DEC Chief Says no Fracking Permits This Year

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There will be no permits issued for hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State this fiscal year and no money for drilling is in the Governor’s budget proposal. 

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President Obama Declares 2014 a ‘Year of Action’ in State of the Union Address

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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West Virginia Contamination Greyhounds Learn to be Pets in New York

The half dozen newly retired racing greyhounds transported out of the area of West Virginia where chemicals had contaminated a major drinking supply are quickly learning how to be family pets instead of doggie athletes

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facebook photo courtesy Ross Park Zoo

Cornell’s Backyard Bird Count Starts Soon

The 17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count conducted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, partnered with Bird Studies, Canada will take place February 14-17 and is expected to go global

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Flood Buyout Homes to be Torn Down

In Vestal, the most heavily damaged homes from 2011’s Tropical Storm are to be torn down over the next few days.

Town Supervisor John Schaffer says the properties that have been deemed unsafe to enter are the first to go under a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout program

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born 1945, Flickr

Extended Deer Hunting This Month in Tompkins County

 

New York State officials are striving to control the deer population in the Finger Lakes area.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says a special deer hunting season is open until January 31 in and around the City of Ithaca in Tompkins County

During the special January season, in the Deer Management Focus Area, registered hunters can take two antlerless deer per day using a shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun or bow if they have bow-hunting eligibility.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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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