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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Residents Spread Grease Fires Trying to Extingush With Water

While the Twin Tiers have been seeing an uptick in the number of fires recently, apparently resulting from improperly trying to thaw frozen pipes, authorities say cooking fires still top the list of incidents

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Rescue Mission Photo
Rescue Mission Photo

Freeze Out 5K to End Homelessness Set for Saturday

The Rescue Mission's Freeze Out to End Homelessness run and walk is set for this Saturday on the campus of SUNY Broome beginning at 10:00 AM.  The event raises money to help the Rescue Mission battle back against those who have no home.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Close Up Honors American Red Cross Month

The Executive Director of the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross, Shelly Bierwiler, is the guest on the February 28 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern tier Close Up to mark March as American Red Cross Month

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Whooping Cough Confirmed at Union Endicott School

The Union Endicott School District is informing residents through its weekly newsletter and direct correspondence that there has been a case of Pertussis, or whooping cough confirmed at the Jennie F

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Kathy Whyte-WNBF News
Kathy Whyte-WNBF News

Wind Chill Advisory for Twin Tiers But Ambient Air Also Below Zero

Area residents February 24 woke up to temperatures well below zero, not taking into account any wind causing the "feels like" temperature to plummet even more.

Winds died down, so the National Weather Service has swapped out a Wind Chill Warning that had been issued until 10 a

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

More Arctic Air for Twin Tiers

A short break from dangerous wind chill readings in the area is over.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning again for most of Central New York until 10 a.m. February 24.

The Northern Tier of Pennsylvania is under a Wind Chill Advisory also until 10 a

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Supervisor Says Secession Suggestion Wasn’t Serious

The Conklin Town Supervisor says he wasn’t really serious when he said the Southern Tier of New York should secede and become part of Pennsylvania after an indefinite ban on high-volume hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in New York was declared in December

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Residents & University Students Urged to Save Energy

Many homeowners are struggling between the urge to turn up the thermostat during the bitterly cold weather and trying to save on their energy bills and local residents, apparently, are not alone.

An email has been sent to Binghamton University students asking them to do their best to conserve energy

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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
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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