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New York Fracking Ban is Official

High Volume Hydraulic Fracture drilling for natural gas is now officially banned in New York State.

The Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner said the ban was the only reasonable alternative after years of research into the effects of fracking

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Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Fourteen Water Brands Recalled Due to E. Coli Risk

Fourteen brands of bottled spring water processed at two Pennsylvania facilities have been recalled because of concerns it could be contaminated by E. coli bacteria.

Niagara Bottling has announced it is recalling all products produced at Hamburg and Allentown between J

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Emergency Responders Concerned About ATV Safety

Some local emergency responders are expressing concern about All Terrain Vehicle safety with the summer season getting underway.

A juvenile girl was sent to the hospital June 17 after crashing an ATV at about 7 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Demolition Clearing Way For Vestal Medical Complex

Crews have started to tear down a long-vacant building in Vestal in preparation for the construction of a medical office facility.

United Health Services intends to build a 69,000-square-foot structure at the site of the former Van Atta automobile dealership

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Flash Watch for Southern Tier & Central New York

The National Weather Service says there is a possibility of more flash flooding in the region today.

Another round of storms has been predicted for the area and locations that already suffered damage from the weekend storms are being looked at for the potential of being further compromised

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Opioid Overdose Prevention Training in Conklin

A free Opioid Overdose Prevention program will be held June 15 at the Floyd L. Maines Community Center on Conklin Road in Conklin.

The session, hosted by Legislator, Kelly Wildoner, County Executive Debra Preston, Lourdes Youth Services and the Southern Tier AIDS Program, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Farmers’ Market Opens

The Downtown Binghamton Farmers’ Market opens June 12 at 9 a.m. on Collier Street.

The market will be open Fridays through October while Tuesday hours will resume July 7 and continue through September

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Wendy’s Walk Featured on Southern Tier Close Up

Wendy's Walk for Kids at the Dicks Open in August is expected to be the biggest yet.

Speaking on the June 13 edition of the weekly local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up, walk organizer Keli Cooper talks about the origins of the walk, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for not for profit agencies with programs for children

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

UHS Plans Second Vestal Parkway Medical Building

United Health Services is planning to construct another medical office building on the Vestal Parkway, across from the Binghamton University campus.

The Broome County-based health care provider intends to build an almost 69,000 square foot, two-story facility just east of its walk-in facility that was built on what had been the site of the Press & Sun-Bulletin newspaper offices.

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Severe Thunderstorms Predicted For Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service is cautioning Twin Tiers residents of the potential for severe thunderstorms and the even the possibility of a tornado.

NOAA says thunderstorms with strong winds and hail could set up in localized areas starting in the afternoon and continuing into the evening

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