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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

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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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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Chenango River Ice Jams Are Reported

Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories for the region have been lifted early but The National Weather Service in Binghamton and Broome County Emergency Services officials are keeping an eye on area rivers for the potential for ice jams and flooding

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton University Hosting Preparedness Program

A disaster preparedness training program will be held in Vestal this weekend.

The event, which is part of a state initiative, will be held at the Binghamton University Events Center on Saturday

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Photo: iStockphoto

Dead Fox Show-And-Tell Raises Concerns in Greene

Officials in the Greene Central School District are looking into an incident in which a teacher reportedly paraded a road-kill fox carcass around three classes February 27.

The district only learned of the incident through a parent March 5th

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

The Move of the Chris Thater Races Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Speaking on the March 8 edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Broome County Stop DWI coordinator Chris Marion and Binghamton Mayor Rich David provide more details about the move of the popular Chris Thater Memorial bicycle and foot races from the area of Recreation Park on Binghamton's west side to downtown this year

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Possible New York Governor Candidate Touts Gas Drilling

High volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas may be on the fast track in New York if Republican Westchester County Executive, Rob Astornino becomes governor.

Astorino was the keynote speaker at the Broome County GOP Lincoln Day dinner February 28 in Binghamton

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Johnson City’s Arch St. Bridge to be Renovated

A major road construction project is planned for next year in Johnson City.

A public information meeting was held yesterday to outline the planned Arch Street Bridge reconstruction project.

The nine-month long construction project beginning in April of next year will mean a detour for northbound traffic

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