Local news feed from WSKG in Binghamton, New York. Covering local and breaking news for the triple-cities and the entire Southern Tier region from the local PBS affiliate.
Wolf Sets Up Government Panel To Study PFAS Chemicals
September 24, 2018, 1:38 pm | Source
Advocates: Move is a positive step but won't protect public unless health limits are set
Independent Candidate For Governor Doubts Democrats’ Stories About Mailer
September 21, 2018, 5:00 pm | Source
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - Independent candidate for governor Stephanie Miner is keeping the heat on Governor Cuomo and the state democratic party for a mailer sent out during the party primary that accused the governor’s opponent , Cynthia Nixon, of anti Semitism.
Cornell Removes Professor From Teaching Post After Research Retracted
September 21, 2018, 4:08 pm | Source
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - Brian Wansink, the Cornell professor who authored six articles retracted by the Journal of the American Medical Association Wednesday, has been removed from all teaching and research at the university, and will retire at the end of this academic year.
Primary Challenger Declared Winner Over Breakaway Democrat Dave Valesky
September 21, 2018, 3:36 pm | Source
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) - Rachel May has defeated longtime incumbent state Sen. Dave Valesky in a primary and will be the Democratic nominee in the race for the 53rd state Senate District in November.
Former Cuomo Aide Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison
September 21, 2018, 2:37 pm | Source
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) - Gov. Cuomo’s former closest aid received a prison sentence Thursday day of six years after being convicted of illegally gaining over $300,000 in bribery schemes.
PA Moving Forward With Emission Rules For Existing Oil And Gas Sources
September 21, 2018, 2:24 pm | Source
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - The state Department of Environmental Protection is moving forward with plans to regulate harmful air pollution from Pennsylvania's thousands of oil and gas sites.
Drug Overdose Deaths Have Been Rising For 40 Years, And Opioids Aren’t The Only Problem
September 21, 2018, 1:13 pm | Source
TRANSFORMING HEALTH - A study from University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health shows drug overdose deaths have steadily increased over the past four decades, years before prescription opioids first flooded the streets.
Shale Industry: Taxpayers Should Foot Part Of The Bill For Oil And Gas Oversight
September 21, 2018, 1:01 pm | Source
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Since the Marcellus Shale industry took off a decade ago, there seemed to be a consensus that Pennsylvania's oil and gas companies would pay for the oversight -- the time, personnel, and equipment state environmental regulators need to do their jobs.
Expert: PA Pension Funds Under Reported Billions In Payments
September 21, 2018, 12:55 pm | Source
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) - An Oxford University professor tasked with tracking spending in Pennsylvania's pension system has concluded that the commonwealth's two largest public funds have underreported billions of dollars they paid to private investors.
Stuck In Traffic? You’re Not Alone. New Data Show New York, PA Commute Times Longer
September 20, 2018, 10:08 pm | Source
Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Americans have spent an extra two and a half hours commuting last year compared to the year before.