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Online Challenge Raises Concerns in Waverly

Officials in Waverly are warning people not to choose their reservoir to participate in the Cold Water Challenge that’s been promoted on face book.

The posting encourages people to jump into bodies of cold water and to put video of the stunt on line

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Scleroderma is Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Executive Director of the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter, Jay Peak and Director of Patient Education and Support, Mary Beth Bobik-Kadylak appear on the May 10 local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up to talk about the auto-immune disease that many people don't know much about

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Gubernatorial Candidate Praises Gas Drilling

Some environmental activists from the region are objecting to a visit to Vestal May 6 by New York gubernatorial hopeful Robert Astorino during which the Republican touted the benefits of natural gas drilling in the region

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Disaster Training to be Held in Owego

A disaster preparedness training program is being held May 10 at the Owego Middle School.

On-line preregistration is required at www.prepare.ny.gov/training events.

The Southern Tier Citizen Preparedness Corp

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Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Hazardous Materials Incident Reported at a Conklin Company

No injuries are reported after a battery explosion caused a hazardous materials incident at the Conklin Corporate Park.

Emergency crews were called to Cooperative Feed at 9:24 a.m. April 28 with a report of Sulfuric Acid spilled in the business

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors

The Downtown Binghamton Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors for the season.

A meeting for possible vendors is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 28 at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Upper Front Street in the Town of Dickinson

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

A Second Round of Influenza is Reported in New York State

New York State Health officials say a second outbreak of influenza is landing more people in the hospital in the first week of April than in January.

Officials say most cases of the flu at the start of the season were recorded as the Influenza A virus, H1N1 while most of the cases in the second wave are Influenza B

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Environmental Groups Object to Constitution Pipeline Environmental Report

A coalition of environmental groups is formally objecting to a draft environmental impact statement concerning a natural gas delivery pipeline that is proposed to run 124 miles through parts of the Southern Tier and Central New Yorkto transport gas from fields in Pennsylvania to parts of the northeast

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American Red Cross Logo

Red Cross Month Highlighted on Southern Tier Close Up

March is quickly passing, but not before the community has a chance to thank the staff and volunteers of the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross that serves four counties in the region during Red Cross Month

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Protest at Binghamton Disaster Preparedness Training

The topic may be disaster preparedness, but Binghamton area residents who oppose high volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas make their presence known.

Protestors had planned to rally at the program at the Binghamton University Events Center that is being conducted by state-wide emergency services officials to train local families on techniques to better prepare for disasters like the 2011 flood and know what to do in the immediate aftermath

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