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Tioga District Attorney Candidate Wants Gun Law Repealed

One of the Republican candidates for Tioga County district attorney says he wants New York state's new gun control law scrapped.

Kirk Martin criticized the law as "restrictive of Constitutionally-guaranteed rights

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Phil Walter/Getty Images

Six Charged In Newark Valley Meth Lab Probe

A half-dozen people have been arrested in connection with an active Tioga County methamphetamine lab.

Police say a search warrant was executed at 704 Shirley Road in the town of Newark Valley around five o'clock Tuesday afternoon

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Camping to Return to Owego’s Hickories Park

The repair work is continuing at the flood-damaged Hickories Park in the town of Owego. Camp sites at the park should be ready for use this spring.

The park's been open for limited use after initial repairs were completed following the 2011 flood

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Winds Knock Out Power in Broome, Tioga Counties

Full electric service had been restored to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Broome and Tioga counties who lost power because of the stormy weather over the past day.

Many customers along Vestal Parkway and Vestal Road lost electricity for hours early today

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Broome, Tioga Residents Receive Anti-Fracking Mailer

People who live in Broome, Tioga and three other counties being considered for high-volume hydraulic fracturing have received a brochure from a group fighting fracking in New York.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jill Wiener of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy said more than 190,000 brochures were sent to residents of the region.

The mailing

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Thousands Turn Out in Owego to Honor Captain Porcari

The tiny village of Owego was crowded over the weekend as firefighters from around the region and from other states paid respects to fire department Captain Matthew Porcari.

The 34-year-old Porcari died last week of injuries sustained while fighting a town of Newark Valley house fire

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fire Rips Through Tioga County Home

An early-morning blaze brought firefighters from several Tioga and Broome county fire departments to a house in the town of Newark Valley.

The fire on Settle Road was reported around 5:45 this morning

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Owego Fire Department Facebook page
Owego Fire Department Facebook page

Candlelight Vigil In Support of Owego Firefighters

Several hundred people attended a candlelight vigil in downtown Owego to demonstrate support for firefighters following the death of fire department Captain Matthew Porcari.

The 34-year-old Porcari died of injuries sustained when a floor collapsed in a burning house in the town of Newark Valley

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Firefighter Dies After Battling Newark Valley Blaze

An Owego Fire Department captain died after fighting a house fire on Chamberlain Road in the Town of Newark Valley.

Authorities say 34-yesr-old that Matthew Porcari was injured when a floor collapsed in the burning building

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

More than $325,000 Stolen From Owego Bank

Federal prosecutors say three former employees of a Tioga County bank office have admitted stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars over a seven-year period.

Authorities say two Owego women and an Athens, Pennsylvania, woman have pleaded guilty to felony bank embezzlement

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