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Broome County 2013 Rabies Clinic Schedule Announced

The Broome County Health Department has scheduled 20 rabies vaccination clinics through December to try to curb the number of cases of the sometimes deadly disease in family pets.Rabies is caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system and can be transmitted to humans and and other animals by an infected mammal

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Category: Health, Local News
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Alex Long/Getty Images

Governor Admits Drinking Fracking Fluid!

New Yorkers might remember the time when Governor Hugh Carey offered to drink a glass of PCB's after the Binghamton State Office Building was contaminated by a transformer fire.

But we haven't had a governor who volunteered to swill some "fracking fluid" used by gas and oil companies

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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Big Suicide Problem in Broome Being Addressed With New Program

The KYDS Coalition has been awarded a $10,000 grant to set up a new program called Broome Cunty Suicide Awareness for Families and Educators, or B.C. SAFE to educate, provide awareness and resouces to the community toward the goal of preventing suicide in the Southern Tier

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

NYSEG Offers Storm Safety Information

New York State Electric and Gas is taking advantage of the latest winter storm to remind customers of storm safety guidelines.To report downed power lines call 1-800-572-1131.

Before storms hit, residents should keep flashlights, a battery-powered radio and fresh batteries on hand, have at leasst one telephone that is not dependent on electricity, keep a supply of non-perishable food and bottled water in the home and make sure cell phone batteries are charged

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Category: Health
Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware County Needs Defibrillators

Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills says new automatic external defibrillators are needed for emergency responders through the county.The last fund drive to buy AEDs was held in January, 2000. In 2011, the Public Health division donated four new defibrillators to replace the most outdated models at a cost of about $2,000 each

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Category: Health
Bob Joseph, WNBF
Bob Joseph, WNBF

Dozens of Southern Tier River and Rain Gauges Could Shut Down

The Southern Tier is at risk of losing some of the gauges that measure stream levels and rainfall amounts due to a lack of funding.The Susquehanna River Basin Commission says 18 stream and 16 rain guages could go off-line unless federal funds are approved for their maintenance and operation

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

Gillibrand Praises Move to Ban School Junk Food Sales

New federal rules could make it tougher for kids to get their hands on "junk food" when they're in school.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hailed a move by the United States Department of Agriculture to implement new standards on snacks sold in the nation's schools

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

NYSEG To Mail Scratch-N-Sniff Bills

Getting a bill in the mail kind of stinks. But New York State Electric and Gas is taking that to a new level.People who still get paper bills in the mail will be finding an insert regarding how to recognize and react to natural gas leaks

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

NYSEG Crews Looking for Stray Voltage Conditions

New York State Electric and Gas has announced the utility is starting another round of stray voltage testing.

NYSEG - and sister utility Rochester Gas and Electric - plan to conduct the tests throughout the year

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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Wegman’s Recalls Dog Treats

Wegman's supermarket is voluntarily recalling some dog treats as multiple companies are calling back products due to tests finding trace amounts of antibiotics in the products.

The recalled products are: Waggin' Train Treats for Dogs Big Blast 1

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