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Corning Murder Suspect Extradited from NJ Video included

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The Corning man accused of killing his ex-wife inside her Corning home in August of 2017 has been extradited back to Steuben County from New Jersey.

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Elmira Heights Superintendent Speaks Out, Says 'See Something, Say Something" Video included

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) -- In response to last week's school shooting in Florida, the Elmira Heights School District is encouraging students to speak up if they suspect any danger. Superintendent Mary Beth Fiore took to social media Wednesday night, reminding students and parents to speak up if something feels wrong.  "The first thing I think of in the morning is 'how can i keep everyone safe?'" says Fiore. "The last thing I think about at night is 'I'm thank... More>>

Sayre High School Student Arrested After Alleged Social Media Threat

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A Sayre Area High School student has been arrested after allegedly making threats on social media.

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Elmira woman accused of selling cocaine

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An Elmira woman is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine. 

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Federal judges to hear Pennsylvania district map challenge

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Three Republican-appointed federal judges will consider a request by eight GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year's elections.

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Ithaca man arrested after SWAT search at home

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A Tompkins County man is behind bars after the Ithaca SWAT team search a home Friday morning. 

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Barton man facing drug charges in Steuben County

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A Tioga County, New York man is facing drug charges in Steuben County. 

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Home Invasion Suspect Pleas Guilty to 2nd Degree Burglary

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One of the suspects involved in an armed home invasion in Horseheads has pleaded guilty for her part in the crime.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Houghton Plot Residents

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A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of owners and residents within the Houghton Plot neighborhood of Corning in federal court. 

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Annual Market Street Antique Sale Returns For 11th Year Video included

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Shoppers from around the region will flock to downtown Corning this weekend for the 11tn Annual Market Street Antiques Sale.

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Mardi Gras Gala: Fundraiser for the Erwin Child & Family Center Video included

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The Erwin Child & Family Center is gearing up for its 14th annual fundraiser happening on March 2. 

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Hearing Set On If US Will Seize Assets Of 'Pharma Bro'

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"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is due back in court for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme.  

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FluMist Set To Return For Next Flu Season

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Flu vaccinations may become painless again. 

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Northeast Governors Join Forces on Gun Safety

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Four governors have joined forces on gun safety, pledging to share intel.  

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NY extends order for kids' flu shots given by pharmacists

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending an emergency executive order that allows pharmacists across New York state to administer flu vaccines to children ages two to 18.

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Victim's Ex-Husband, Daughter Indicted in Corning Murder Case

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Two people have been indicted in the murder of Michele Neurauter. 

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Elmira Heights teacher cleared in alleged sexual misconduct investigation

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An elementary school teacher in Elmira Heights has been cleared in an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against a child. 

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Cornell Expert Weighs in on Dog Flu Outbreak Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Most of the U-S is facing the worst flu season in years, but humans aren't the only ones getting sick. K-9 influenza--or dog flu--is also on the rise.  "What we're suffering right now is direct introduction from Korea and Asia," says Professor Edward Dubovi, with Cornell Univetsity's College of Veterinary Medicine. "[It's] being brought over from dogs being rescued from the meat markets, but they're bringing them into the United States with...

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One Of Four Suspects in Horseheads Home Invasion Pleads Guilty

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 One of the suspects in a January home invasion in Horseheads has pleaded guilty. 

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New York income tax refund information available online

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New York officials are reminding taxpayers they can check their state refund status online.

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State has $26M for rail, port infrastructure improvements

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Rail and port projects across New York can apply for some of the more than $26 million in state funding for infrastructure improvements.

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Updates Expected In Corning Murder Investigation

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We expect to learn more about a murder investigation in Corning. 

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Pennsylvania Congressional Map Battle Lands In Supreme Court

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A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.    

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Farm Sanctuary to add 96 acres to its Finger Lakes property

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]Rescued farm animals will be heading from California to upstate New York with the 96-acre expansion of Farm Sanctuary in the Finger Lakes.

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Upstate NY Congresswoman Claims Many Mass Murderers are Democrats

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A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats.

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Chemung County Sheriff's office hosts active shooter training Video included

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The sessions aimed at helping residents learn how to spot signs of trouble and what to do if they find themselves in an active shooter situation.

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Tops Markets Files for Bankruptcy

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WILLIAMSVILLE, NY (WENY) -- Regional grocery store chain Tops Markets officially filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Wednesday. The company announced its pursuing a financial restructuring, to eliminate a portion of its debt and position itself for long-term success.

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Jobs Up For Grabs Via Css Workforce NY Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Css Workforce NY has some job positions to fill. A job fair was held today at Corning Community College's Elmira branch looking for potential prospects. Jobs ranged from manufacturing to clerical positions. With employers looking for individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, there was something for most visitors to inquire about or apply for. Css Workforce NY is always looking for college aged or more experienced candidates as well. Kellie Christopher,... More>>

Local End of Life Care Provider Receives $86,000 Grant Video included

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Painted Post, N.Y. (WENY) - End of life care provider CareFirst has received a grant worth more than $86,000 over a three year period from insurance company Excellus BlueCross and Blueshield.

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Cornell Using Lilac Bulbs to Predict Start of Spring Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- We know if the groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil" sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. But experts at Cornell have created a way to predict when spring will start--using science. The University is using a tool called "springcasting," which uses lilac bulbs to predict the start of spring. "When the lilac bushes start to put on their leaves, that's a pretty good indication that spring has begun," says Toby Ault, Assistant ...

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Elmira man facing drug selling charges

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An Elmira man is facing charges after an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the city.

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NYSP Looking for Missing Teen

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WAYLAND, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Troopers in Wayland are asking for the public's help finding a missing teen. Kathleen Miller, also known as Valerie Angel Amato, is 17-years-old. She's described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue Buffalo Bills sweatshirt, leggings, and black sneakers. Police say she was carrying a white duffel bag. She was last seen in the Village of Dansville. Police are asking anyone who may know where she is...

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All Saints Parish warns of phone scam

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - All Saints Parish in Corning is warning parishioners of a phone scam. According to the Parish, some of their parishioners have reported receiving bogus phone calls in the name of "St. Mary Church" asking for credit card information or asking them to buy products. Officials say the parish would never ask for financial information or sell products over the phone. Those phone calls are reportedly coming from the '315' area code, which is the Syracuse a... More>>

Hammondsport Man Charged with Endangering Welfare of Child

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HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (WENY) - A Hammondsport man is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say 19-year-old Joseph Rago had "unwanted contact" with a person young than 17 years old. They say it happened at Hammondsport Central School. He's charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 2nd degree Harassment. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. He will be back in court later this month. More>>

Pirro Pleads Guilty to Speeding in Tioga County

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Fox News personality and former New York prosecutor Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to driving 95 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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Chemung Co. Sheriff's Office To Hold Active Shooter Training

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The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is hosting a training Wednesday they hope people will never have to use.

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Study Shows Consuming Alcohol Can Lead to Longer Life

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New research says reaching for a wine glass, rather than a dumbbell, may help you live longer.

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Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

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Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepared to flood the Capitol Wednesday pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can’t persuade lawmakers to change laws before their legislative session ends. 

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NY creates state certification for maple syrup

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Watch out Vermont: New York is looking to boost its maple syrup industry by promoting syrup grown and processed within the state.

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Civil Air Patrol Cadet Earns Promotion, Amelia Earhart Award Video included

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One local Civil Air Patrol cadet was given the Amelia Earhart Award after being promoted to Captain. 

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Elmira City Council Receives First Feedback on Proposed 2018 Budget Video included

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - Citizens of the city of Elmira voiced their concerns regarding the proposed 2018 city budget on Tuesday night at a public hearing held by the Elmira City Council. It was the first opportunity for citizens to give the city feedback on the proposed budget. In the proposed 2018 budget, property owners would see their taxes raised by 17%.

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Elmira man arrested for allegedly selling crack

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Carlton Clinton was charged with two counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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Sen. Schumer Visits Elmira to Address Doctor Shortage Video included

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) visited the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on Tuesday to call on Congress to address a doctor shortage in Chemung County and across the Southern Tier.  

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Warmth & Wine At Seneca Lake Video included

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Burdett, N.Y. (WENY) -- 

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Hotel Work Continues on Corning's Northside Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Construction on the long-delayed Hilton Garden Inn is coming together.  After a near two year delay, work continues at the former Days Inn location, which was demolished back in 2014 in hopes of better suiting the area.  "They wanted something that was more the direction of the community," says Barbara Purvis, President and Director of Essex Hotel Management, who is overseeing the project. "Particularly with the museum just down the s...

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The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking Video included

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Many people consider their cellphone as an extension of their body. It's not uncommon to see people glued to their phones out in public. But did you know that your cellphone is constantly tracking you? 

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way.

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NY's adult smoking rate inches to its lowest recorded level

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New York state's adult smoking rate inched to its lowest recorded level in the latest numbers from state health officials.

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Community Calling On Cuomo To Reject 'Waste-To-Energy' Project Proposal

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Community members in Romulus want the governor to put an end to a proposal that would put a $365,000,000 trash incinerator at the sight of the former Seneca Army Depot.

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Ithaca College To Test Outdoor Warning System

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People living in Ithaca may hear some commotion Tuesday, as Ithaca College tests its Outdoor Warning System.

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State Fair Offers Special Ticket Packages For One-Day Sale

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Fair is running a one-day sale on packages of fair admission, rides, food and games.    The "Midway Madness" sale will be offered online Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. via the fair's official online seller, Etix.com .    The sale date is exactly six months from the opening of the 2018 Fair on Wednesday, August 22.    The Fair and Wade Shows will offer two packages. For $25 , you can get one weekday ride-all...

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Dog Food Brands Recalled Over Possible Euthanasia Drug

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A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall. 

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Smart Street Lighting program aims to reduce emissions, save taxpayer money

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new initiative to help reduce energy consumption, and save taxpayer money. 

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Families Head To CMOG For Winter Break Events Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Families and International visitors alike flocked to The Corning Museum of Glass Monday for their winter break events. It was not your typical winter Monday, as the museum was a buzz, with many families observing the glass making process. From flame working demonstrations to glass breaking tests, there was something for everyone to see. Eric Meek, the Manager of Hot Glass Programs at CMOG added, "It's great to see the museum energized with...

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Police Investigating Three Sexual Harassment Incidents in Ithaca Video included

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Ithaca, N.Y. (WENY) - The Ithaca Police Department is investigating two incidents in close proximity on Thursday, in which two separate women were sexually harassed. This follows an incident early Wednesday morning, when a female student at Cornell University was also sexually harassed.

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Ithaca Police Investigating Racist Graffiti at Skate Park Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca Police Department is investigating hate-filled racist graffiti at a skate park. Officers say it happened over the weekend, when they were called to the Ithaca Skate Park around 10:30 Saturday morning. When Officers arrived, they found this spray-paint graffiti, containing hate speech and racial epithets on sidewalks and skate ramps. The Ithaca Police Department says they're currently reviewing security footage and working to bring justice to whoeve...

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PA Rep. Resigns Post to Accept Presidential Appointment

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PA State Representative Matt Baker announced he is resigning from his post after receiving a presidential appointment. 

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Pennsylvania court issues new congressional map

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, meeting its deadline to do so and likely setting up a challenge from Republicans.

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Suspicious Person Report Leads to Arrest of Elmira Robbery Suspect

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A report of a suspicious person has led to the arrest of a robbery suspect in Elmira.

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NY to convene panels to discuss plan to fight algae blooms

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New York is bringing together ecologists, biologists and local and state officials to fight the growing problem of algae blooms in upstate ponds and lakes.

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Five Charged In Narcotics Investigation

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Multiple people in Bradford County are facing narcotics charges and police say more arrests are still to come. 

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Tops Markets Could File For Bankruptcy, Union President Is "Monitoring This Situation"

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(WENY) - Tops Friendly Markets, which operates several grocery stores in the Twin Tiers, could file for bankruptcy later this month, according to a report by Bloomberg published Saturday. 

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Pennsylvania Awaits First Look At Court's Congressional Map

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats.   

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State Parks Attendance Rose Again In '17, Topping 71 Million

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Attendance at state parks rose last year once again, with 71.5 million visitors to parks and historic sites across New York state.    

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Lawmakers Break, With NY State Budget To Come

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In New York state government news, legislators in Albany are taking a weeklong winter break ahead of their toughest work of the year.  

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  • Candor Girls Handily Defeat Gilboa In 1st Round Of Sectionals

    Candor Girls Handily Defeat Gilboa In 1st Round Of Sectionals

    The Candor girls basketball team opened up Sectional play with a 63-37 win over Gilboa. The Indians will face the winner of Southern Cayuga/Hunter-Tannersville on Saturday, February 24th

    The Candor girls basketball team opened up Sectional play with a 63-37 win over Gilboa. The Indians will face the winner of Southern Cayuga/Hunter-Tannersville on Saturday, February 24th

  • Spencer Van-Etten Heads To Class C Quarterfinals

    Spencer Van-Etten Heads To Class C Quarterfinals

    The Spencer Van-Etten girls beat Unadilla Valley Wednesday night 52-39. The Panthers will head to the Class C quarterfinals, where they'll face top seed Bainbridge-Guilford. 

    The Spencer Van-Etten girls beat Unadilla Valley Wednesday night 52-39. The Panthers will head to the Class C quarterfinals, where they'll face top seed Bainbridge-Guilford. 

  • Newfield Girls Cruise Past Morris

    Newfield Girls Cruise Past Morris

    Newfield Girls Basketball took down Morris 53-22 in the 1st round of the Class D Section IV tournament on Wednesday night. Katie Moravec led the Trojans with 17 points on the evening. 

    Newfield Girls Basketball took down Morris 53-22 in the 1st round of the Class D Section IV tournament on Wednesday night. Katie Moravec led the Trojans with 17 points on the evening. 


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