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Heroin Awareness Night in Maine-Endwell

There are no words to describe the impact heroin addiction has on both individuals and families. Simply put- heroin addiction destroys and ruins lives...

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Here’s Where You Can Dispose of RX Safely and Anonymously

Look around your house.  I bet you will find bottles of unwanted or expired prescription drugs in plain site or tucked away in a cabinet...

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Traci Taylor

Free Cribs for Low-Income Families

To help keep our babies safe, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services is giving free pack-and-play cribs to hundreds of low-income families.

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The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015

Star Wars might be a great movie, but 'starwars' is an awful password. These are the 25 most hacked passwords of 2015.

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Shoveling Snow Can Be Deadly — Here’s the Right Way to Do It

Whether it's driving or walking, getting through snow can be a nightmare, but the biggest hazard of all may be shoveling it.

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Category: Health, Safety, Weather
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West Corner Fire Dept

Two West Corner Firefighters Named ‘Firefighter of the Year’

Last night put two West Corner firefighters in the spotlight with Dan Peck and Aaron Coney being recognized as the 2015 William Grace "Firefighter of the Year."

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Johnson City Grocery Store Recalls 1,125 Pounds of Chicken

If Wegmans on Harry L. Drive in Johnson City is where you do your grocery shopping and you've recently bought Wegmans brand chicken there, you might want to make sure it's not part of a big recall.

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Photo by: Monika Baughman

Plastics in Toothpaste and Beauty Products

A local grocery store will stop carrying a number of popular personal care products next month due to a number of companies insistence of including polyethylene microbeads as one of their main ingredients.

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GMO Labeling Meeting Wednesday in Binghamton

More and more food products you see on the shelves of Southern Tier grocery stores are being labeled as NON GMO.  So what is GMO anyway?  The Non GMO Project defines genetically modified organisms or GMOs  as "living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE."

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Category: Food, Local News, Safety
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Homeless New Yorkers Ordered Off Cold Streets

If one New York politician has his way, all homeless people in New York State will be off the streets today and placed in shelters.  Governor Cuomo signed an executive order Sunday, requiring local governments to take homeless people to local shelters due to temperatures and wind chills that are expected to plummet well below zero tonight, including right here in the Greater Binghamton area.

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Two of the Most Dangerous Days of the Year Are on the Way

Two of the most dangerous days of the year are right around the corner and because I like you and don't want you to get hurt, or die, I'm giving you this heads up- so pay attention, okay?

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East Coast Digs Out After Record-Setting Blizzard
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Winter Parking Rules in Effect in Binghamton and Johnson City

Don't let snow lead to a ticket or a tow. If you live, work, or play in Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott or Vestal, there are a few things you need to know about the 2015-2016 winter parking rules. 

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Privacy Concerns for Apps

Pew Research has some interesting information for the 68% of Americans that own a smartphone. And with that, "an increasing number of digital interactions occur within the content of mobile apps."  You know how when you download an app and it asks for access to a variety of information?  You might want to rethink automatically clicking "yes" the next time you are in the Google Play Store.

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Antibiotics in Food

As of this writing, over 10,000 HAWK Facebook followers have looked at the Massive Beef Recall article I posted yesterday.  Since then, many people have commented on how they can safely consume beef and safety concerns on the foods they may be ordering out at area restaurants.

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Category: Food, Health, News, Safety

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