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NYS, Tompkins County See Job Growth; Chemung Continues Private Sector Decline

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – While New York State's overall private sector job growth has increased, the same cannot be said for Chemung County. For the fourth year in a row, the county's private sector job count has declined. According to the New York Department of Labor, Chemung County is the only one of the state's 15 metropolitan areas to record a year-over-year loss. The county's private sector job count is at 30,600, as of this June. That is down from 30,900 during Jun... More>>

Alleged Pellet Gun Vandal Returns to Chemung County Court

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – One of the men accused of allegedly shooting out the windows of multiple of cars and businesses in Chemung and Tioga Counties with a high-powered pellet gun was in court today. According to police, 22-year-old Cody Keller of Waverly is charged with multiple counts of Criminal Mischief in both counties. He was scheduled to be sentenced in Chemung County Court today, but due to a separate indictment for the same incident in Tioga County, the case has b...

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Reality Check members take stand against tobacco sales Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Students across New York state, are fighting for tobacco-free generations through a program known as Reality Check. Reality check is a youth program funded by the youth bureau of tobacco control. Kids ages 13 to 18 years old are welcomed to join and help make a difference in their community. The program encourages youth to become leaders and activists in the movement against the use of tobacco as well as the tobacco industry.

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Sheriff: Search underway for man who pulled gun on officer

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Authorities say they're searching for a convicted drug dealer a day after a police officer fired a shot at him during a traffic stop in western New York.    

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Searching for Suspects in Grocery Store Larceny

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State Police are asking for the public's help identifying three suspects they say stole nearly $1,000 worth of groceries from an Aldi store.

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Corning's "Taste of Summer" Event Draws Large Crowd Video included

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The Corning Gaffer District held its 3rd annual "Taste of Summer" event, featuring food, music and fun for the whole family. 

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Town of Lindley honors veterans past and present Video included

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The town of Lindley is honoring their hometown heroes in a unique way. In their town hall, you'll find pictures and names of veterans, both past and present, who are from Lindley.

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New York students to take on mental health in the classroom Video included

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- When students return to the classroom this fall, they'll be learning something new: how to address and manage mental health.      A New York state law, adopted back in 2016, went into effect on July 21st. It requires school districts to provide mental health education. "Problems are beginning to manifest in children at a younger age more and more," says Corning-Painted Post School District Superintendent, Mike Ginalski. "Main... More>>

Elmira Correctional Facility Officers Respond to Drug Smuggling Incidents, Assault of Officer

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – An inmate at the Elmira Correctional facility attack an officer in the bathroom on Friday, July 13, striking him several times in the face and body. The incident happened at the maximum security prison at about 3:30 p.m. According to the report, the officer had given the inmate several orders to clean the bathroom in the mess hall, which he refused to do. Outside of the bathroom, the inmate struck the officer in the face and body with closed fists. He the... More>>

Corning Inc. and University of Rochester to offer special needs care in Southern Tier Video included

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An agreement between Corning Inc., and the University of Rochester Medicine, has created a program which will help kids with Autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities, access a whole new level of care. 

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Horseheads Police Vehicle Involved in Crash Video included

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First responders were called to the scene of an overnight accident Thursday, involving a Horseheads Police vehicle. 

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NYSP Confirm 15-Year-Old Killed by Car on County Route 60 in Town of Chemung

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CHEMUNG, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Police in Horseheads have confirmed a 15-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a car on County Route 60 in the Town of Chemung Tuesday night. The incident occurred around 9:30 at night. Police say Xanadu Rumsey was walking when she was hit from behind by a passing car. Rumsey was sent to Robert Packer Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police say the investigation is ongoing and have not released any information on the driver ... More>>

Ithaca Man Sentenced to 7 Years for 2 Bank Robberies

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An Ithaca man has been sentenced to 7 years behind bars for his connection to 2 robberies in Tompkins County. 

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Ithaca Police Department Investigating Late Night Crash Involving a Pedestrian

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an incident in which a pedestrian was hit by a car. The incident happened Wednesday night at about 11:30 at the intersection of New York State Route 13 and Willow Avenue. According to police, the victim had sustained a serious head injury and was transported via helicopter to a regional trauma center. Parts of Route 13 were reduced to one lane as the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Crash Reconstructi...

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Taste of Summer event kicking off Thursday

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - Corning's Gaffer District is getting ready to celebrate the warm weather and sunshine, in summer style. On Thursday, July 19th the Gaffer District will host their Taste of Summer event. The Taste of Summer event is being held from 5 to 9 pm on Bridge street. Participants will have the chance to sample a "taste" of many Gaffer District restaurants and businesses.

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Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls.  

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Ford recalls 550K vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly

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Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.

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State to invest $20M on new Binghamton water treatment plant

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New York state will invest $20 million in a major overhaul of the sewage treatment plant in Binghamton.   

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Corning Adds New Gorilla Glass Composites

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Corning Incorporated announced two new additions to its portfolio of cover glass innovations, known as Gorilla Glass. 

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EPD Investigating Early Morning Shooting in City of Elmira Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Police Department is investigating a reported shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning. Police say they responded to a home on the 800 block of Johnson Street in the City of Elmira. Officers arrived on scene and found a person who had been shot. The person was transported to a local hospital. The wounds are said to be non-life threatening. The victim said two people entered his home, one of them armed with a handgun. He was struck in t... More>>

Indigenous Peoples' Day an Official Holiday in Tompkins County Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tompkins County Legislature officially created a new holiday, designed to honor the history of the region It's called. Indigenous Peoples' Day. The holiday will fall on Columbus Day in October as an alternative to celebrating Christopher Columbus. The first ever celebration of the newly established holiday will be on October 8th across Tompkins County in recognition of its native roots. This includes Native American groups of the Cayuga Nation and the ... More>>

Bradford County Man Pleads Guilty to Indecent Assault of a Minor

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CANTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WENY) – A man from Canton Township has pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of a victim less than 13 years. George Hall will be sentenced at a later date, following preparation of a report by the Bradford County Probation Department, and an evaluation and report by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment board. As a result of the conviction, Hall will be required to register as a sex offender for 25 years. Police say his arrested stemmed from t... More>>

Challenges remain with new First Arena lease deal Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- We're learning more about what could come of First Arena in the coming months, with a new hockey team and potentially new ownership. But there are still several questions left unanswered.  Come fall, a new team is expected to take the ice at First Arena. Elmira Pioneers owner Robbie Nichols announced the soon-to-be-named team, which will be part of the Federal Hockey League.  Related: Hockey to Return to First Arena This Season Currently, the a... More>>

First Tee of Corning Receives Grant from Corning, Inc. Foundation

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – The First Tee of Corning has received an Employee Vibrant Community Grant of $1,000 from the Corning Incorporated Foundation. The Employee Vibrant Community Grants are port of the foundation's 65th Anniversary celebration. Since its inception, the foundation has granted more than $167.6 million to non-profit organizations. Jon Wilbur, The First Tee of Corning Program Director, said, “Our Chapter is grateful to the Corning Incorporated Foundation fo...

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Chemung County Officials Announce Millions of Dollars in Savings Thanks to Welfare Fraud Investigations

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Chemung County officials have announced “very positive” results of the work of the Welfare Fraud Unit at the county Department of Social Services. In April 2016, two part-time fraud investigators joined the department's Special Investigations Unit. Since then, officials say there have been increased fraud referrals and field visits, which has enhanced cost avoidance. Cost avoidance indicates the amount of benefits that were either discontinued... More>>

Pedestrian Struck in the Town of Chemung Video included

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A portion of CR 60 was closed late Tuesday night after a person was hit by a vehicle.

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Suspects Accused of Stealing from Two Car Washes Video included

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State Police in New York need your help. They're searching for three suspects they say stole money from the pay machines at two Southern Tier car washes.

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  • NYS, Tompkins County See Job Growth; Chemung Continues Private Sector Decline

    NYS, Tompkins County See Job Growth; Chemung Continues Private Sector Decline

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:18:48 GMT
    CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – While New York State's overall private sector job growth has increased, the same cannot be said for Chemung County. For the fourth year in a row, the county's private sector job count has declined. According to the New York Department of Labor, Chemung County is the only one of the state's 15 metropolitan areas to record a year-over-year loss. The county's private sector job count is at 30,600, as of this June. That is down from 30,900 during Jun...
    CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – While New York State's overall private sector job growth has increased, the same cannot be said for Chemung County. For the fourth year in a row, the county's private sector job count has declined. According to the New York Department of Labor, Chemung County is the only one of the state's 15 metropolitan areas to record a year-over-year loss. The county's private sector job count is at 30,600, as of this June. That is down from 30,900 during Jun...
  • Alleged Pellet Gun Vandal Returns to Chemung County Court

    Alleged Pellet Gun Vandal Returns to Chemung County Court

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:14:06 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – One of the men accused of allegedly shooting out the windows of multiple of cars and businesses in Chemung and Tioga Counties with a high-powered pellet gun was in court today. According to police, 22-year-old Cody Keller of Waverly is charged with multiple counts of Criminal Mischief in both counties. He was scheduled to be sentenced in Chemung County Court today, but due to a separate indictment for the same incident in Tioga County, the case has b...

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – One of the men accused of allegedly shooting out the windows of multiple of cars and businesses in Chemung and Tioga Counties with a high-powered pellet gun was in court today. According to police, 22-year-old Cody Keller of Waverly is charged with multiple counts of Criminal Mischief in both counties. He was scheduled to be sentenced in Chemung County Court today, but due to a separate indictment for the same incident in Tioga County, the case has b...

  • Reality Check members take stand against tobacco sales

    Reality Check members take stand against tobacco sales

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:01:06 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Students across New York state, are fighting for tobacco-free generations through a program known as Reality Check. Reality check is a youth program funded by the youth bureau of tobacco control. Kids ages 13 to 18 years old are welcomed to join and help make a difference in their community. The program encourages youth to become leaders and activists in the movement against the use of tobacco as well as the tobacco industry.

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Students across New York state, are fighting for tobacco-free generations through a program known as Reality Check. Reality check is a youth program funded by the youth bureau of tobacco control. Kids ages 13 to 18 years old are welcomed to join and help make a difference in their community. The program encourages youth to become leaders and activists in the movement against the use of tobacco as well as the tobacco industry.

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  • Sheriff: Search underway for man who pulled gun on officer

    Sheriff: Search underway for man who pulled gun on officer

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:13:54 GMT

    Authorities say they're searching for a convicted drug dealer a day after a police officer fired a shot at him during a traffic stop in western New York.    

    Authorities say they're searching for a convicted drug dealer a day after a police officer fired a shot at him during a traffic stop in western New York.    

  • Searching for Suspects in Grocery Store Larceny

    Searching for Suspects in Grocery Store Larceny

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:35:56 GMT

    State Police are asking for the public's help identifying three suspects they say stole nearly $1,000 worth of groceries from an Aldi store.

    State Police are asking for the public's help identifying three suspects they say stole nearly $1,000 worth of groceries from an Aldi store.

  • Auditor sees state tax windfall if marijuana is legalized

    Auditor sees state tax windfall if marijuana is legalized

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:42:58 GMT

    Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says legalizing and taxing the sale and use of marijuana at 35 percent could add more than a half-billion dollars to state coffers.

    Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says legalizing and taxing the sale and use of marijuana at 35 percent could add more than a half-billion dollars to state coffers.

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