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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.

UHS plan

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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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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

EPA Report: Facking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water

Groups in favor of natural gas development in New York State using the controversial hydraulic fracturing method are citing a newly released Environmental Protection Agency report to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift an indefinite ban on fracking

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Free Summer Meals for Children Offered in Tioga County

Children in the area of the Owego/Apalachin School district will be able to eat breakfast and lunch weekdays during the summer for free.

The district is offering the program at the Common Ground Community Center June 29-August 21

Owego-Apalachin Middle School June 29-August 21

East Waverly Park June 29-July 31

Apalachin Elementary School June 29-August 21

Spencer Fire Department July 6-August 14

Newark Valley Middle School July 14-Aigist 5, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Richford Town Hall, lunch only, July 6-August 12

Breakfast will be available 8:30-9:30 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Seton High Hosts a Blood Drive Dedicated to Cancer Patients

Seton Catholic High School Students are participating in a blood drive May 5.

The blood drive is open to the public and will take place in the school gymnasium at 70 Seminary Avenue, Binghamton from 8:30 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Legislator Calls for a Meth Lab Database

A Broome County legislator says the Sheriff’s Office and Health Department should develop a database that shows all known meth lab activity in the county.

Democrat Jason Garnar says he’s noticed an increase in reports of methamphetamine manufacturing operations uncovered in the area recently

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WNBF News/File Photo

Airport to Host Disaster Drill

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and Aviation Commissioner Dave Hickling  say there will be a mock disaster drill held June 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Greater Binghamton Airport.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Broome Collects Hundreds of Pounds of Expired Drugs

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office reports over 800 pounds of expired and unwanted medications have been collected and safely disposed of between last October and March.

The department also partnered with the Broome County Office for Aging in April and May to visit senior centers and collected an additional 800 pounds of drugs for disposal

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Broome County Raises Childhood Hunger Awareness

Child Hunger Awareness Week is being observed in Broome County.

The Broome County Child Hunger Taskforce reports 25% of Broome County  children under the age of 18 live in poverty.  Over 24% of children in the county live in households that struggle to put food on the table and of the over 13,000 Broome County children eligible for free or reduced price meals, only 22% received meals last summer

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