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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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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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Binghamton Travel Advisory

Another work week ahead and more construction projects to let you know about.  The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that construction work for the Prospect Mountain construction project will be performed and will require lane closures in the City of Binghamton and the Town of Dickinson.

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Category: Local News, News, Safety, Travel
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Traci Taylor

FDA Warns Against Wearing Halloween Themed Contact Lenses

We’ve all seen them- those incredibly creepy yet very cool looking contact lenses that make a person’s eyes look extra spooky.  Thinking of putting in a pair this Halloween?  You might want to reconsider.

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Traci Taylor

Four Halloween Costume Accessories to Avoid

Halloween is only a couple weeks away away and that means anyone planning to dress up is probably scrambling to come up with a fantastic costume for the big night. 

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Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

If you think about it, trick-or-treating is a life lesson.  Think back to when you were a kid- I bet you and your friends did exactly what my friends and I did. We set out a game plan, drew up maps, carried walkie talkies and hit the streets running. Trick-or-Treating is a lesson in goal-setting, planning, and tactical execution.

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App Allows You to Follow Your Kids While They Trick-or-Treat

If this is the year that your kids are old enough to go our trick-or-treating on their own and you're nervous (and what parent isn't?) but know that you need to allow them to wander from the nest, there's an app you'll want to download before they go out on Halloween night.

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Kathy Whyte

Be Aware of Binghamton Break-ins

Binghamton Police say there is another spike in vehicle break-ins in the city.

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Drug Take Back Day in Owego

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 26th and the Tioga County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (TCCASA), Tioga County Sheriff's Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have teamed up for a drug take back in Owego.

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Binghamton to Host Returning Warrior 10 Miler

Binghamton's Returning Warrior 10-Miler, sponsored by the Broome Country STOP-DWI Program, hopes to raise awareness about service members’ transitions from the dangers of war-zone driving to the new risks they face on public highways once they come back home.

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Broome County Sheriff Offers Back-to-School Safety Tips

As our little ones head back to school, Broome County Sheriff, David Harder is reminding parents, commuters, kids and teens to do everything possible to make safety a priority...

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