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Vestal Girl Accused of Stealing From Charity

A Vestal teen is accused of stealing donations that had been made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

18 year old Katlynn Carangelo had been employed at an Express Mart when the store manager was participating in an MDA lock-up fundraiser

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Kathy Whyte WNBF News photo

Foster Grandparents Needed in Broome County

The Foster Grandparent Program, operated through the Broome County Office for Aging, is looking for more participants.

Program Field Supervisor, Virginia Jones and Foster Grandparent Nancy Fedorwicz, Speaking on the July 20 edition of the local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up talk about the ins and outs of being a classroom grandma or grandpa

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Huge Progress in Goodwill Theatre Restoration on Southern Tier Close Up

The CEO of the Goodwill Theatre Project, Inc. Naima Kradjian, speaking on the local, weekly public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up July 13, says there are exciting developments in the work to restore the Goodwill Theatre building on Willow Street, Johnson City to bring it back to lifer

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

American Pride Ride For Children of Fallen Soldiers

Motorcycle rides to benefit the Children of Fallen Soldiers are being held around the country this summer, including several in New York State, with one leaving from Endicott July 13.

The third American Pride Ride in Broome County will start with registration from 9 a

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Photo courtesy LG&T Challenger Tennis Tournament
Photo courtesy LG&T Challenger Tennis Tournament

Tennis, Pasta and Child’s Play on Southern Tier Close Up

An unlikely pairing appears on the July 6 edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up as Laurie Bowen, Tournament Director for the Levene, Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger and Director of Marketing for the Discovery Center, Martha Steed talk about the relationship between the tennis tournament and the children's museum, including the Pastabilities with a Taste of Tennis fundraiser for the Discovery Center at the close of play July 18.
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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Family Enrichment Network Highlights Summer Programs on Southern Tier Close Up

The Family Enrichment Network doesn't go on vacation for the summer.

Speaking on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up May 18th, Food Service Coordinator, Angela Gates and Childcare Referral Specialist, Norma Bergmann highlighted nutrition and children's summer programs in the region

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Image courtesy Ross Park Zoo
Image courtesy Ross Park Zoo

Binghamton’s Penguins Go B-Sens Calder Cup Fans

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is getting in on the AHL playoff action, supporting the Binghamton Senator's bid for the Calder Cup.

The Binghamton Zoo is set to rename their penguins for the duration of the series.

The (now) 'Senguins' are a unique se

Don Morgan/ WNBF News
Don Morgan/ WNBF News

Binghamton University Honor Students Build Jungle Gym for Tots

Binghamton University Pricewaterhouse Coopers scholars have taken on installing a jungle gym for toddlers at the Walnut Street, Binghamton Park.

$20,000 was raised by the honor students to purchase the equipment and additional items like paint and flowers to spruce up the West Side park

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Photo Courtesy Johnson City Police Department
Photo Courtesy Johnson City Police Department

Johnson City Police Dog Gets Bullet Resistant Vest

A Johnson City police dog will be better protected at work thanks to a nationwide campaign through GROUPON and the charity, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Johnson City Police K9, C.J. is getting a donated bullet resistant vest

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

BC Humane Society Dog and Human Appear on Southern Tier Close Up

The April 27 edition of WNBF's local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up literally goes to the dogs!

BC Humane Society spokesperson, Laura Melville and spokesdog, Gabby (shown here greeting Bob Joseph) took control of the show, making for a very lively and interesting program while somehow getting the word out about the work of the shelter

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