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Women Cancer Issues Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

May is Women's Health Month. The local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up marks the event as Susan Moranda of the American Cancer Society speaks on the May 11th program about some of the cancer issues that are specific to women

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Category: Health
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

No Timetable for Deciding Fracking Issue in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration is again backing away from saying when a decision will be made on a matter that could profoundly impact the economy of the Southern Tier and Central New York

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome-Tioga County Water Quality Survey Underway

A group dedicated to protecting water resources is looking for help in collecting data about local water quality.

The Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition, along with Broome County, has come up with a survey dealing with water quality management

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Category: Environment, Health
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Old Drugs Can Still be Disposed of Safely

Residents who missed dropping off old, unwanted or unused medication during the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Take Back initiative can still safely dispose of the drugs.

The Broome County Sheriff's office will accept medicines, emptied in to zip top bag in the lobby at the Administration Building behind Broome Community College on Lt

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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

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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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

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