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Free App Helps Broome Residents Identify Suicide Risk

Several months after Broome County mental health officials announced they were developing a cellular telephone application for residents to identify risk of suicide, the app. is officially being launched

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Mayor David Plays the Binghamton Issues Card Game on Close Up

The January 10 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close up featuring Binghamton Mayor Richard David playing a card game with host, Kathy Whyte  to identify and address issues facing Binghamton in 2015 was very popular, so an encore presentation will be aired February 21

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Dangerous Wind Chills for the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service is warning of extremely dangerous wind chills for February 16.

Wind chills could register as low as 40 below zero with ambient air temperatures registering below zero combined with winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour

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Michael Regan/Getty Images
Michael Regan/Getty Images

Binghamton Area Shelters Prepare for Bitter Cold

Facilities that help the homeless in the Binghamton area are being pressed to capacity as bitterly cold temperatures grip the area.

Speaking on the February 14 edition of the Southern Tier Close Up, Rescue Mission Binghamton Program Manager Michael Ross says facilities like the YMCA, YWCA, Volunteers of America, the Rescue Mission’s Whitney Place and other Binghamton shelters are doing everything possible to locate people who need shelter and provide them with a warm, safe place to stay

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Wind Chill Advisories Issued for Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service has a Wind Chill Warning in effect until 4 p.m. February 13 with the potential for wind chills of 25 to 35 below zero.

A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect from 1 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

IBM May Settle Claims in Endicott Lawsuit

IBM Corporation and some village of Endicott residents may soon settle a long-running lawsuit alleging chemicals from the company's sprawling North Street manufacturing complex could have resulted in deaths and illnesses

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Snow and Ice For the Twin Tiers (Update 2/9)

The National Weather Service has a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 a.m.  February 10 for the Southern Tier of New York and the Finger Lakes.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania until 1 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [January 7, 2014]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [January 7, 2014]

Wind Chill Advisories are Issued for the Twin Tiers

Bitterly cold temperatures are replacing the snow as the main winter weather attraction for the Twin Tiers.

The National Weather Service had issued a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through 10 a.m

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
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
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Recent Illnesses in the Twin Tiers Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Is it a cold or the flu?  What do you do to feel better? What do you do to keep from getting sick?

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