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New York DEC Chief Says no Fracking Permits This Year

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There will be no permits issued for hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York State this fiscal year and no money for drilling is in the Governor’s budget proposal. 

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier AIDS Program on Southern Tier Close Up

On the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up airing February 1 on WNBF, Southern Tier Aids Program development director, Mary Kaminsky talks about the plans for the first Mud Gauntlet in Broome County

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome County’s 911 System is Restored

Bob Joseph/WNBF NewsThe 911 emergency phone system in Broome County is operating again.

The system experienced periodic outages starting at around 3 p.m. January 29 and was finally back in operation at around 3 a

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President Obama Declares 2014 a ‘Year of Action’ in State of the Union Address

Declaring 2014 a "year of action" as he unveiled a series of relatively meager executive actions, President Barack Obama vowed in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" he can in order to push through his agenda.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Volunteers Help and Count Binghamton Homeless

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsVolunteers from the Coalition for the Homeless of the Southern Tier and the Rescue Mission in Binghamton are handing out care kits for the homeless and taking a count of how many people in the Binghamton area are without permanent shelter

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West Virginia Contamination Greyhounds Learn to be Pets in New York

The half dozen newly retired racing greyhounds transported out of the area of West Virginia where chemicals had contaminated a major drinking supply are quickly learning how to be family pets instead of doggie athletes

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Career Criminal is Believed to Have Intentionally Infected Women With HIV

Kathy Whyte/WNBF NewsSome Southern Tier women have contacted authorities and the Southern Tier AIDS Program after learning a career criminal, who lived for a time in Binghamton intentionally infected women with HIV

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Endicott Meeting To Highlight IBM Health Study

Federal health experts will present results of an IBM worker health study at an Endicott meeting.

Thursday evening's session will be at the First United Methodist Church at 53 McKinley Avenue. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Local Leaders Review the New York State Budget Proposal

 

Southern Tier leaders are going over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $137.2 billion budget proposal presented yesterday. 

State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton says one of the biggest issues he’s concerned about is the amount of state aid that is earmarked for Southern Tier schools.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Wind Chill Warning for Southern Tier & Central NY

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsThe National Weather Service says hypothermia and frostbite are very serious dangers today. 

A Wind Chill Warning has been issued until noon.  Forecasters say wind chill readings could dip as low as minus 35, which could cause frostbite to exposed skin in minutes

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