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WATERTOWN

Push to Protect Waterways from Microplastics Continues

Every year, 19 tons of tiny pieces of plastic called microbeads are flushed down New York state drains. Since the toxic material ends up in waterways, lawmakers have been pushing to protect those waterways. After a failed attempt to do so, reporter Elizabeth Jeneault explains what their next game plan is. Updated 6:07 PM

City of Binghamton Demolishes Eight Vacant Blighted Properties

It's an issue the mayor of Binghamton said impacts all neighborhoods in the city and now the city is taking a proactive approach to remove blighted properties. But as reporter Alexa Green explains, the high number of abandoned homes is making it a challenge.

Updated 6:31 PM

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UTICA

Oneida County to Introduce 911 Texting

New technology could make the difference in an emergency. Oneida County Emergency services is launching a new program next month that will allow people to text 911. Reporter Alana LaFlore explains how it will work. Updated 10:45 PM

HORSEHEADS

Residents Concerned About The Future of Horseheads Animal Shelter

The future of a Chemung County animal shelter has spurred a campaign. As another budget season nears, some are worried the Horseheads Animal Shelter could be on the chopping block. Reporter Crystal Cranmore explains why residents are concerned. Updated 7:24 PM

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