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Carbon Monoxide Concerns in the Cold

New York State Electric and Gas says safety is of upmost importance during the cold snap and residents should be vigilant for carbon monoxide.

Vents and chimneys for natural gas heating units and appliances like dryers should be kept free of snow and ice to avoid CO buildup

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Candor State Of Emergency Called Following Highway Dpt. Fire

The fire that wiped out much of the Town of Candor's highway equipment, including snow plows in a fire at the Highway Department Garage, is prompting officials to put residents on alert.

The Town has issued a state of emergency due to the impact of the loss on public safety, involving the clearing, salting and sanding of roads

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Fires Prompt Safety Reminders About Heating Homes and Thawing Pipes

Fire officials say attempts to thaw pipes with a propane heating device called a Salamander at Post Trailer Park in Apalachin started a fire that destroyed a family’s mobile home.

The blaze was reported at around 1 p

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

Twin Tiers Cold, Feb. 19 National Weather Service Update

The National Weather Service has issued  Wind Chill Advisory  to 7 p.m. February 19 and a Wind Chill Watch for 7 p.m. February 19 to 10 a.m. February 20.

Wind chill readings could be dropping to between -10 and -20 and remaining at those levels through February 19

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Free App Helps Broome Residents Identify Suicide Risk

Several months after Broome County mental health officials announced they were developing a cellular telephone application for residents to identify risk of suicide, the app. is officially being launched

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Mayor David Plays the Binghamton Issues Card Game on Close Up

The January 10 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close up featuring Binghamton Mayor Richard David playing a card game with host, Kathy Whyte  to identify and address issues facing Binghamton in 2015 was very popular, so an encore presentation will be aired February 21

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Dangerous Wind Chills for the Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service is warning of extremely dangerous wind chills for February 16.

Wind chills could register as low as 40 below zero with ambient air temperatures registering below zero combined with winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour

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Michael Regan/Getty Images

Binghamton Area Shelters Prepare for Bitter Cold

Facilities that help the homeless in the Binghamton area are being pressed to capacity as bitterly cold temperatures grip the area.

Speaking on the February 14 edition of the Southern Tier Close Up, Rescue Mission Binghamton Program Manager Michael Ross says facilities like the YMCA, YWCA, Volunteers of America, the Rescue Mission’s Whitney Place and other Binghamton shelters are doing everything possible to locate people who need shelter and provide them with a warm, safe place to stay

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More Wind Chill Advisories Issued for Twin Tiers

The National Weather Service has a Wind Chill Warning in effect until 4 p.m. February 13 with the potential for wind chills of 25 to 35 below zero.

A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect from 1 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

IBM May Settle Claims in Endicott Lawsuit

IBM Corporation and some village of Endicott residents may soon settle a long-running lawsuit alleging chemicals from the company's sprawling North Street manufacturing complex could have resulted in deaths and illnesses

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