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25th Annual Heart Walk Set for Saturday, May 3rd

Organizers from the American Heart Association welcomed a group of 60 volunteers to a kickoff reception last night at the Broome County Public Library in Binghamton.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Southern Tier Heart Walk

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wind Chill Warning Continues in the Twin Tiers

 

The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Chill Warning through this morning.  The warning was due to expire last evening, but temperatures continued to hover in the single digits, combined with wind, to make for dangerous conditions.

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Mark Renders/Getty Images News

IBM Endicott Health Study Shows Mixed Results

 

A study of the health of former IBM Endicott employees is largely inconclusive. 

For a long time there has been talk of an high incidence of cancer in IBM employees in Broome county but a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study found that the total number of deaths from all causes and all cancers were lower than what would be expected in the general population but deaths from specific cancers including Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Mesothelioma, and rectal and testicular cancers were more frequent.

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Michael Regan/Getty Images

Dangerous Wind Chills for the Twin Tiers

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsThe National Weather Service in Binghamton is warning much of the state about dangerous weather conditions including wind chills for the Twin Tiers that could reach as low as 35 below zero

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Officials Issue Carbon Monoxide Warning

The Broome County Health Department is alerting residents to the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning during the extreme cold.

The department urges people to follow precautions to prevent problems associated with the misuse of heating devices

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Binghamton Receives Flood Prevention Grant

 

The Stewart and Willma Hoyt Foundation is providing a $48,500 grant to help establish the Green Stormwater and Landscapinig Matching Fund in the City of Binghamton. 

Businesses and homeowners can apply for money in the spring to cover half the cost, up to $5,000, to replace pavement in driveways and parking areas with permeable pavers that allow water to drain and reduces flooding potential. 

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Photo: Getty Images

Leachate Released in Cortland County

No injuries are being reported following an accidental release of leachate at the Cortland County landfill.

Emergency Services officials say the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Emergency Spill Hotline was notified by the Cortland County Highway Department December 22nd of the discovery of the release of an unknown quantity of leachate

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Southern Tier Psychiatric Services Are Retained

 

Most programs at the Greater Binghamton Health Center will remain open. 

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that psychiatric hospitals in Northern New York and the Southern Tier will continue to offer adult and children programs but the Binghamton, Elmira and St. Law

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Memorial Blood Drive Being Held in Owego

 

Town of Owego Supervisor, Donald Castellucci Junior is sponsoring his 17th annual memorial blood drive in memory of his parents December 18.  The drive takes place at the Owego Elks Club from 1:30 p.m. 

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Broome County government seal

Broome Develops a 10-Year Community Plan

 

Broome County is ready to adopt a development plan to meet the needs of the community in the next ten years for the first time in decades. 

The last time the county adopted a Comprehensive Plan was about fifty years ago.  T

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