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Sewage Plant Repairs Begin in Vestal

Binghamton area motorists who prefer to avoid Vestal Parkway by opting to take Vestal Road, are seeing much more activity around the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

Major demolition work is underway on a $90 million repair to the plant, which was heavily damaged in the 2006 flood, had a portion of a wall collapse in May, 2011 prior to being damaged again by the September, 2011 flood

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Hemera

Southern Tier Schools Left Out of Yogurt Pilot Program

Schools in the Southern Tier are apparently not included in recently announced plans to serve New York State produced Greek-style yogurt in public schools.

BOCES officials in Broome County say they were recently informed that the local districts in the system are not included in the pilot program that had been touted by U

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Towanda Police: Gas Leak Evacuation Reports Are WRONG!

Emergency Service dispatchers in the Towanda, Pennsylvania Police Department this morning say reports that there were mandatory evacuations on Plank Road in Towanda Township and Sugar Creek Road in North Towanda Township are incorrect. 

At 4

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Photo by Kathy Whyte WNBF
Photo by Kathy Whyte WNBF

Broome Stop DWI Gears Up for the Chris Thater Memorial

Officials with the Broome County Stop DWI program are preparing for the 30th annual Chris Thater Memorial in Binghamton that features world-class bicycling and running races as well as entertainment, displays and demonstrations

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Lars Baron/Getty Images

Dimock Water is Tested Again For Methane

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is again taking a look at the quality of drinking water in Dimock.

A new complaint about methane contamination in drinking water wells has been filed

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Rabid Bobcat Attacks Man in Nichols

Health officials are advising people to be aware of some dangers in the Great Outdoors.

The confirmation of rabies in a bobcat that attacked a man in Nichols in Tioga County recently raises the awareness that wildlife should be avoided and pets should be vaccinated against rabies

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Broome Developmental Center To Close

New York State officials say Broome Developmental Center in the town of Dickinson will be closed in less than three years.

The Glenwood Road facility employs nearly 700 people and serves 166 people

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

Online Petition to Save Binghamton Mental Health Programs

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is collecting signatures online in an effort to keep all the mental health services at the Greater Binghamton Health Center.

Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Mental Health Services announced a planned consolidation of services that would turn the Binghamton facility into an outpatient hub but shut down the youth and adolescent in-patient mental health facility

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Photo: Erin McCartan/kintera.org

E. Coli Cases Confirmed in Broome County

Staff is testing the water every three days at Nathaniel Cole Park in Colesville after two cases of E. Coli were confirmed in people who had been swimming at the park last month.

Broome County Health Department officials say an initial test came back with an elevated level but the latest water tests have come back negative for E

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Fine Leveled in Sherburne Wire Plant Accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a Chenango County copper wire manufacturer is agreeing to pay a close to $33,000 fine after a worker was sprayed with molten copper in an explosion in February

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