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Study: Southern Tier Counties Face health Challenges

Out of 62 counties in New York State a new health ranking from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and  University of Wisconsin place Broome County near the bottom of the heap at 51 for health outcomes

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Bans Brush Burning Through Mid-May

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say it’s expected to be another dry spring and outdoor burning of brush is again banned state-wide for a couple months.

Burning for the season is prohibited in towns with less than 20,000 residents but is banned year-round in larger municipalities

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wegmans Recalls Frozen Spinach

Wegmans grocery chain and Amy’s Kitchen frozen foods are recalling spinach products under concern of possible Listeria contamination.

Wegmans is recalling its frozen Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach with the best used by dates of January 27, 2017, code 50265 and February 2, 2017, code 50335

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Constitution Pipeline Can Go Through Susquehanna Co.

A Federal judge says the Constitution Pipeline can be developed through northern Pennsylvania even though some Susquehanna County landowners did not agree to access to their properties.

U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion has ruled that the Constitution Pipeline had all the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the project serves the public interest

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Food Bank of the Southern Tier Clients Affected by Kraft Recall

The recall of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese dinners due to concerns about metal in the product is impacting the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

The group that supplies food to several hunger pantries and soup kitchens in the region says clients that received boxes of the product with a “best when used by” dates from September 18 to October 11 with a code C2 below the date should through them out immediately

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

American Heart Association Honors Stroke Survivor

It was just an ordinary day in the life of 32 year-old Mike Grygus.  An avid bicyclist he was taking a ride when he noticed some light-headedness.  An attempt to apply his brakes heading into an intersection didn't work

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Cold Medicines Are Tracked in New York

A recent trip to purchase some multi-symptom cold relief left a coworker bewildered when he was asked for identification.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Thin Ice Caution for the Twin Tiers

Caution is being urged around area waterways as some melting has been going on over the past few days and that includes a warning to pet owners who live or walk their dogs near bodies of water to keep tight control of their pets

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Public Meeting Planned on IBM Endicott Cleanup

State environmental regulators held a meeting to discuss the future of a pollution cleanup project at a former IBM facility in Endicott.

The site off North Street in the village had been used for decades by IBM for manufacturing operations

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Residents Spread Grease Fires Trying to Extingush With Water

While the Twin Tiers have been seeing an uptick in the number of fires recently, apparently resulting from improperly trying to thaw frozen pipes, authorities say cooking fires still top the list of incidents

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