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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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New York Fire Companies Need Volunteers

Speaking on the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up on April 19, Broome County Fire Coordinator, Brett Chellis says volunteer fire departments all around New York State will hold open houses April 26 to showcase their facilities and sign on new volunteers

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Texas Woman Arraigned in Dickinson Motel Drug Bust

A Texas woman, arrested in November at a Town of Dickinson motel, is now under indictment for felony criminal possession of a controlled substance.

26 year old Brynna Teague was arraigned last week under accusations that she had at least one gram of methamphetamine while staying at the Fairfield Inn on Upper Front Street

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Otsego County Crash Leads to DWI Charge

An Oneonta man is accused of driving with a blood alcohol level at almost three times the legal limit.

New York State Police say they arrested 37 year old Joseph Burgher April 15 following a crash on State Route 23 in the Town of Laurens

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Owego Woman Admits Stealing From Her Employer

A Tioga County woman will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to felony grand larceny in connection with the theft of money from her former employer, Impressions by Brianna.

47 year old Maria McGuane of Owego admitted stealing over $50,000 from the wedding accessories boutique between September 2006 and May 2012 as she used the business’s credit cards for personal items and kept cash transactions instead of depositing them

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors

The Downtown Binghamton Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors for the season.

A meeting for possible vendors is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 28 at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Upper Front Street in the Town of Dickinson

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

A Second Round of Influenza is Reported in New York State

New York State Health officials say a second outbreak of influenza is landing more people in the hospital in the first week of April than in January.

Officials say most cases of the flu at the start of the season were recorded as the Influenza A virus, H1N1 while most of the cases in the second wave are Influenza B

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

A Susquehanna County, Pa. is Charged in Fatal Crash

A Kingsley, Pennsylvania man is being charged in connection with a September crash in Lenox Township that left a six month old baby dead.

State Police say 21 year old Zachary Larue is charged with homicide by vehicle, three counts of aggravated assault by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, careless and reckless driving and other traffic counts

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

Traffic Cameras Are Installed on Route 17

New York State Department of Transportation will be able to keep a closer watch on traffic on Route 17 in the Binghamton area

Work crews are starting the construction of a foundation for a closed circuit television camera pole on 17 westbound between Glenwood Road and Oakdale Road (Exit 71)

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Windsor Middle School Student Fights Childhood Hunger

A Windsor Middle School student is being recognized for helping fellow students who otherwise may go hungry during weekends and breaks when school lunch programs are not available.

7th grade student Alexis Green has been commended by the Broome Leadership Institute Alumni Association for starting the Windsor Knight Pack Program to provide food for children to take home

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Steuben County Child Killer’s Parole is Denied

A Steuben County man, who was convicted as a 13 year old in the brutal murder of a four year old Savona boy, will not be getting out of prison.

Parole has been denied for a 6th time for Eric Smith who lured Derick Robie into a wooded area in 1993, beat, strangled and sodomized the younger boy in what has been called one of the most gruesome murder cases in the Southern Tier

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Category: Articles, Country, News

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