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Wegmans Recalls Some Organic Juice Products

Wegmans announced a recall of two organic juice products because they may contain a mold byproduct that could make people sick.

The Rochester-based supermarket chain has advised customers that it was notified by a supplier that apple concentrate used in the products was discovered to have an "unacceptable level" of patulin

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Almost Annual Great NYS Crappie Derbie
Almost Annual Great NYS Crappie Derbie

Many Southern Tier Dams Considered Hazards

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York says there are more than a thousand dams in the state, outside of New York City, that are considered high or significant hazards.

The Democrat says 157 of those dams are in the Southern Tier

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Opinions Split on Binghamton’s MacArthur School Rebuild

Not everyone is on board with plans to build a new Binghamton elementary school on the same property as the flood-destroyed MacArthur Elementary on Vestal Avenue on Binghamton's South Side.

Dozens of people packed a public hearing on the proposal calling for construction of the new building closer to Vestal Ave

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Comstock

Broome County Child Fatalities Reviewed

The Broome County Child Fatality Review Team says most of the deaths of children aged 0-17 in the county over the past three years could have been prevented.

The team of professionals from law enforcement, medicine, child welfare, and others looked into 44 cases and found 25% of the deaths were due to natural causes, such as illness

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Category: Health, Local News
Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware County Undersheriff Completes Homeland Security Training

Undersheriff Craig DuMond, from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, recently completed Center for Domestic Preparedness training. CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Category: Crime, Health, Local News
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome County Moves Up in Health Ranking

Broome County's health rankings are improving.
A new report finds rates of premature deaths at the lowest level in the county in 20 years.Last year, Broome placed 56th out of the 62 counties in New York

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Category: Health, Local News
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

N.Y. Meat Fraud Shut Down

A Vermont man will serve two years on probation and 50 hours of community service for selling meat products around New York State that were fraudulently labled as being USDA inspected.Federal prosecutors with the Department of Justice Northern District of New York say 44 year old Craig Acton of Bennington bought meat products commercially, repackaged the meat using the USDA inspection stamp of another company, then resold the meat commercially in New York State without authorization between January and June of 2011

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Category: Crime, Health, News
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Burn Ban Starts

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say it's expected to be another dry spring and outdoor burning of brush will again be banned state-wide for a couple months.The high-risk wildfire season begins March 16th and continues at least until May 14th

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Category: Environment, Health, News
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

All Thin Mints Are NOT Created Equal

Thin Mints are the best-selling Girl Scout cookies. They account for a quarter of all cookie sales, according to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

You might expect all Thin Mint cookies are the same

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New York State Seal
New York State Seal

Sequester Threatens N.Y. Cancer Programs

The American Cancer Society and the Cancer Action Network are warning the budget battle in Washington that has resulted in sweeping spending cuts could deny hundreds of women in New York life-saving cancer screenings

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