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Southern Tier Close Up

Kathy Whyte brings a wealth of news writing and broadcasting experience to the air every weekday morning with First News and the WNBF Morning Team.  Kathy joins Morning Show Host Roger Neel beginning at 5:30 AM with the latest local news, weather and travel information.

A graduate of Elmira College, Kathy worked in broadcasting in the Elmira market before heading East to our community. A long-time News Director with WAAL she also is part of that station’s Morning Team.

Kathy and her husband Randy are the proud owners of two Greyhounds that keep them quite busy.  They both enjoy camping when a busy broadcast schedule permits. WNBF First News and Kathy Whyte information you can depend on!

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Sa 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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Broome Board of Elections photo

Adopt a Broome County Polling Place Program is Launched

The Broome County Board of Elections is looking for organizations that want to adopt a polling place.

Actually, officials need more inspectors at polling places.

Organizations like clubs and churches can provide volunteers to man the polls in exchange for the $10 an hour normally paid to inspectors

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Most Broome Mental Health Clinic Clients Are in New Programs

The Broome County Commissioner of Mental Health says 80 percent of the clients of the County Mental Health Clinic have moved into different programs in the area as the Clinic prepares to close.

Arthur Johnson says the remaining clients will change programs by next spring

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Category: Articles, Health, Politics
Bob Joseph/ WNBF News
Bob Joseph/ WNBF News

Emergency Fuel Storage Established in Vestal

New York State officials say Vestal is among six sites in the state established for storing strategic reserves of 2.5 million gallons of gas and diesel fuel to be used following storms and other emergencies

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton’s Washington Street Mall Gets Upgrades

Binghamton Mayor Richard David says the Washington Street Mall has been a concrete desert in the heart of downtown for years but is currently under a rebirth.

The City has begun redevelopment of the Mall that will include 11 new parking spaces, sidewalk improvements, enhanced lighting and other aesthetic upgrades

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Deliberations Begin in Johnson City Murder Trial

A Broome County jury is deliberating the fate of a Johnson City man accused of murdering his landlady last year.

Closing arguments were made in 44 year old Christopher Davis’ murder trial October 29

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Suspected Toolbox Thief is Accused of Hitting K-Mart Worker

Cortland County Sheriff's officials say a man is accused of trying to steal four Craftman toolbox sets from the K-Mart store on Route 13 in the Town of Cortlandville when he was approached by a store employee

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Category: Articles, Crime, Local News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome Gets Rebate for Energy-Efficient Garage Lights

Broome County is getting money back from New York State Electric and Gas.

Director of the Office of Energy Development, Margaret Sarinzi says the $130,000 rebate check comes from the newly completed installation of LED light fixtures in the basement of the Broome County Office Building

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Domestic Violence Discussed on Southern Tier Close Up

Crime Victims Assistance Center Director Rani Baudendistel wraps up Domestic Violence Awareness Month with an appearance on the November 1 edition of the weekly local public affairs program on WNBF, Southern Tier Close Up

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Category: Articles, Crime, Local News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New Jersey Woman Calls AAA & is Charged With DWI in Kirkwood

 

A New Jersey woman is being accused of driving with a blood alcohol level at close to four times the legal limit.

 

Broome County Sheriff’s officials say they 60 year old Deborah Fredericks of Great Meadows, New Jersey put in a call to the AAA auto club and said she was suffering from a medical condition and couldn’t drive.

 

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Category: Articles, Crime, Local News
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Twin Tiers Car/Deer Crashes on the Rise

Broome County Sheriff’s officials are warning people to be aware of  increased incidents of collisions involving vehicles and deer at this time of year following a serious crash on Interstate 88 in the Town of Fenton

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