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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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Binghamton Man Faces Larceny Charge in Store Theft

A Binghamton man is accused of stealing merchandise from a Johnson City store.

Village Police say 37 year old Jason Pearce was arrested July 1 on a felony count of tampering with physical evidence and misdemeanor charges of possession of burglar’s tools and petit larceny

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Cal Harris Pleads Not Guilty to Harassment

Former Tioga County businessman, Calvin Harris, who has stood trial three times, accused of murdering his estranged wife in 2001, is due in court next month after pleading not guilty to harassment in the Village of Owego

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Kirkwood Man Accused of Motorcycle Theft

A Kirkwood man is charged with felony counts of burglary and grand larceny in connection with the reported theft of a motorcycle.

Broome County Sheriff’s officials say 20 year old Mark Mackey is accused of taking the motorcycle from a garage in Hillcrest June 22nd

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Conklin Man Dies in Mattress-Riding Stunt

Pennsylvania State Police say their investigation is continuing after a 21 year old Maine Endwell graduate was killed and two teenaged girls injured while riding on a mattress being towed behind a vehicle in a field off State Route 267 in Choconut Township

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Binghamton Casino Bid Folds

Albany-area developer Jeffrey Hyman is telling New York State there will be no proposal filed by the deadline for a casino license for a site in the City of Binghamton.

Tioga Downs owner, Jeffrey Gural submitted an 800 page application days ahead of the July 6 deadline to expand the existing Town of Nichols Racino to include table games, a hotel and several family attractions

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Strawberry Barbeque Sauce Recipe [Sponsored]

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF NewsStrawberry B-B-Q Sauce (prep. time about 15 minutes. Yields up to 6 servings)

(It sounds a little different. But trust me on this one.  The strawberries replace traditional molasses as a more subtle sweetener while imparting a slight fruity note.)

1 C. strawberri

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Lisle Stolen Moped Found

Broome County Sheriff's officials say a Richford man is accused of possessing a moped that had been taken from a shed on Mount Hunger Road in Lisle sometime between June 3 and June 20.

27 year old William Courtney is charged with criminal possession of stolen property when Deputies say they found he had a stolen 1988 Yamaha Y-80 Moped in his possession and recovered the vehicle

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Cameron Spencer, Getty Images

Delaware County Man Accused of Endangerment

New York State Police say 35 year old Justin Rifenbark of Davenport is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief during an incident reported at 3:38 p.m. June 30 on Miller Hill Road

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Broome SIU photo

Authorities Find Crack Cocaine in Johnson City

A search of a Broad Street, Johnson City home has turned up crack cocaine, drug packaging material, a digital scale and one suspect.

Members of the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force searched the residence of 28 year old Kalif Champaign July 1 and say they found 21 individually wrapped crack cocaine ‘rocks’ and the other items

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All Fireworks are Illegal in the Southern Tier

As the Fourth of July rapidly approaches, several law enforcement officials and fire agencies are telling area residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

The Delaware County Sheriff is among those sending out formal reminders telling residents in the Southern Tier that, while some counties in New York have approved use of sparklers and fountain fireworks, many other counties, including Delaware, Broome and Tioga have not, and fireworks are still illegal

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