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Endicott Meeting To Highlight IBM Health Study

Federal health experts will present results of an IBM worker health study at an Endicott meeting.

Thursday evening's session will be at the First United Methodist Church at 53 McKinley Avenue. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30

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Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Local Leaders Review the New York State Budget Proposal

 

Southern Tier leaders are going over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $137.2 billion budget proposal presented yesterday. 

State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton says one of the biggest issues he’s concerned about is the amount of state aid that is earmarked for Southern Tier schools.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Wind Chill Warning for Southern Tier & Central NY

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsThe National Weather Service says hypothermia and frostbite are very serious dangers today. 

A Wind Chill Warning has been issued until noon.  Forecasters say wind chill readings could dip as low as minus 35, which could cause frostbite to exposed skin in minutes

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Flood Buyout Homes to be Torn Down

In Vestal, the most heavily damaged homes from 2011’s Tropical Storm are to be torn down over the next few days.

Town Supervisor John Schaffer says the properties that have been deemed unsafe to enter are the first to go under a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout program

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

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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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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