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Broome Doctor Fined Following Drug Investigation

An Endicott ophthalmologist has been fined $75,000 for violating the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Authorities say Dr. Louis Pecora surrendered his Drug Enforcement Administration numbers, which allowed him to prescribe controlled substances

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Bus Service Restored in Tioga County

Tioga Countyresidents will be able to get public transportation to things like doctor appointments in spite of the discontinuation of the Ride Tioga bus service.

County officials say Chemung County is extending its public transportation service to help keep some of the Tioga County bus routes, but with fewer runs between Owego and Waverly

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Gas Pipeline is Approved

A new natural gas pipeline will be traveling through parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York, delivering gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling operations to markets in New England

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Vestal Rail Trail Restroom Available Again

Relief is once again available for those who use a popular Broome County trail.

A restroom at the old Vestal Coal House at the Stage Road end of the town Rail Trail was closed for a time, creating a hardship for walkers, joggers and bicyclists

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Broome Budget Hearing Becomes Clinic Hearing

What was supposed to be a public hearing about Broome County's proposed budget became a forum for people protesting the planned closure of the Broome County Mental Health Clinic.

The budget proposal eliminates 21 clinic jobs, leaving just nine workers to finish operations until the clinic closes

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Shelter is Found for Binghamton’s Homless Veterans

City of Binghamton officials say they are the first in the nation to complete a White House challenge to end veteran homelessness.

Mayor Richard David says housing has been obtained for the 21 identified homeless veterans in the city before winter sets in

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Lourdes Names New President

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton is about to get a new leader.

Lourdes President and CEO, David Patak stepped down November first.

Patak lead the hospital on Riverside Drive for five years

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Binghamton Starts Emergency Notification System

The City of Binghamton is offering another way for residents to stay informed.

A community alert system is being launched to provide emails and text messages about emergencies, traffic issues and weather dangers

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Heating Assistance Enrollment Starts November 17

The New York State Home Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications on November 17th as New Yorkers can apply for HEAP assistance for their heating bills.

The emergency benefits will begin January 2 for renters or homeowners in danger of running out of heating fuel or having utilities shut off

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Broome County Prepares for Ebola

Broome County officials say they are ready to deal with Ebola or other infectious diseases.

While the deadly virus has not been found in Broome County, officials say protocols are in place to identify and deal with any possible cases

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