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Twin Tiers Car/Deer Crashes on the Rise

Broome County Sheriff’s officials are warning people to be aware of  increased incidents of collisions involving vehicles and deer at this time of year following a serious crash on Interstate 88 in the Town of Fenton

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Broome Begins Bus-Use Survey

The Broome County Department of Public Transportation and the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study are taking surveys of BC Transit riders from October 26 through November 8.

County officials say they are looking to make sure the most efficient service is being provided in the most cost-effective manner

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Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

On Thursday night, officials announced the first case of Ebola to hit New York City.

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New York’s Move Over Law May be Strengthened

An incumbent New York State Senator seeking reelection is announcing a bill he says will strengthen the ‘Move-Over’ law.

Republican Thomas Libous of Binghamton has announced the Crash Zone Safety Act that would require drivers to not only slow down and move over for emergency and hazard vehicles but would establish a 500 foot emergency speed zone and stiffer penalties for violators around crash sites

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Former Handicapped Children’s Association Worker Charged With Neglect

A former employee of the Handicapped Children’s Association is awaiting further court action after pleading not guilty to felony endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and endangering the welfare of a child

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Lourdes Self-Discloses Overpayments

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial is being spared a larger fine from federal prosecutors since staff at the Binghamton hospital self-reported improper billing to Medicare for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Firefighters Association of New York Marks Fire Prevention Month

Broome County Fire Coordinator Brett Chellis speaks on the October 18 edition of the local weekly public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up about National Fire Prevention Awareness Month and what residents should keep in mind to stay safe

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Guthrie Prepares for Ebola

A Twin Tiers hospital says it is preparing not only for the normal increase in patients due to the flu season but also has started offering advice and guidance concerning the recent Ebola Crisis.Guthrie Health in Sayre, Pennsylvania serves 11 counties in Pennsylvania and New York

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Mental Health Clinic Hearing Held

Dozens of people turned out for a meeting hosted by some Broome County Legislators to talk about the potential closing of the Broome County Mental Health Clinic.

The current county budget proposal calls for eliminating 20 jobs from the facility

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Groups Claim Cuomo’s Office Edited Federal Fracking Study

Capital New York is publicizing a recent federal study into the effects of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the Southern Tier that has anti-fracking factions up in arms.

A review of the study has Citizen Action claiming the Cuomo administration manipulated and edited the findings to remove some references to health and environmental risks associated with methane gas and the transmission of gas through the region via pipeline.

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