WENY News - Home

Bradford County man pleads guilty in 2016 crash that killed three

Updated:

TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - A Bradford County man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection to a fatal 2016 crash in Burlington Township. 40-year-old Towanda resident Phillip Frisbie acknowledged he used ecstasy before the crash and that he could not recall the crash. According to the Bradford County District Attorney, Frisbie's vehicle crossed the center-line and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. Frisbie was driving 48 MPH when he collid... More>>

NYSP ask for public's help identifying suspect

Updated:

AVOCA, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Police in Bath are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect. Police say they believe the man in the picture may have used a counterfeit bill at the Dollar General Store in Avoca. Police say the suspect is a black man, with a thin build. They say he is between 5'6" and 5'9" tall and weighs about 140 pounds. Police say he has facial hair and possible missing skin pigmentation from his neck and facial areas. The suspect was last ...

More>>

Canisteo man accused of having heroin, cocaine

Updated:

CANISTEO (WENY) - A Canisteo man is accused of having heroin and cocaine. 24-year-old Matthew Houston is charged with 2 counts of 3rd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was allegedly found with suspected heroin and cocaine during a traffic stop. Police say he was intending to sell it. Houston was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 bail. More>>

Caton Supervisor charged with selling marijuana

Updated:

CATON, N.Y. (WENY) - The Town of Caton Supervisor is facing charges for allegedly selling marijuana. 66-year-old Lynn Tucker is charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana and Criminal Possession of Marijuana. He's being held in the Steuben County Jail without bail. More>>

Bradford County man sentenced for May 2016 fatal accident

Updated:

TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - The Bradford County man who admitted guilt in a double fatal accident in 2016 has been sentenced. 20-year-old Tyler Freeman will spend up to two years behind bars. In November, he pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle in connection to the May 2016 accident. Related: PA man pleads guilty to homicide by vehicle in May accident According to Pennsylvania State Police, Freeman was driving southbound on Route 187 in Orwell Township when he tried to pa... More>>

Health inspectors detail food violations at NY State Fair

Updated:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Health inspectors found more than 100 critical violations by 61 food vendors at the 2017 New York State Fair.    The state provided a list of violations in response to a Freedom of Information request by Syracuse.com .    Critical violations relate directly to factors that could lead to food-borne illnesses.    However, there were no substantiated reports of illness.    Violations may include the food's condition or source;... More>>

Kids Found Chained In California Home, Parents Arrested

Updated:

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

More>>

Gov. Cuomo wants NY scrubbed from plan to expand offshore oil drilling

Updated:

New York's governor is urging the federal government to exempt the state from the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. 

More>>

Police Pursuit Suspect Charged Video included

Updated:

A man from Glen Aubrey is facing multiple charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. 

More>>

Elmira Police looking for unidentified man in connection to burglary

Updated:

Police say on surveillance video - the man could be seen coming and going out of a home that was burglarized.

More>>

South Waverly Borough awarded $10,000 for new playground

Updated:

Children and families in South Waverly may soon have a new space to play and exercise thanks to a grant.

More>>

State Trooper involved in 4-car crash on I-86

Updated:

State Police have confirmed with WENY News a trooper was involved in a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 86 Monday afternoon. 

More>>

Food Bank's "Serve and Learn" Honors MLK Jr. Video included

Updated:

Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Food Bank of the Southern Tier welcomed volunteers for their "Serve and Learn" event in honor of Martin Luther King Junior's National Day of Service.

More>>

MLK Jr. Day Celebrated With "Together We Dine" Community Dinner Video included

Updated:

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Well over one-hundred members of the community came together Monday afternoon for the 20th annual "Together We Dine" Community Dinner. The event, put on by Elmira's Economic Opportunity Program, aims each year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work during the civil rights movement. It also works to bring everyone together. Organizers say it not only celebrates his work, but also the diversity found throughout the community. "It's a go...

More>>

Early voting supporters in NY watching Cuomo's next move

Updated:

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is one of the last remaining states in the nation that doesn't allow early voting.    Groups that want to change that are now calling on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include money in his state budget proposal to allow for the change, which they say could cost local election agencies about $7 million. Groups urging the governor to set aside the money include Citizen Action, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters.    Cuomo has pro... More>>

PA Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Updated:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.    The prospect that the state Supreme Court could decide a high-profile gerrymandering case by ordering new boundaries for Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is sowing uncertainty barely a month before candidates begin circulating petitions.    Primary fields could be jam-packed, driven by Democrats' anti-Trump fer... More>>

Horse buggy-car crashes a concern on NY roads

Updated:

Rising populations of Amish and Mennonite communities in more rural parts of New York state over the last decade have meant an increase of horse-drawn buggies on the roads.

More>>

NY lawmakers to review Cuomo's local government plan

Updated:

New York lawmakers want to know if a new state initiative aimed at reducing property taxes is working as intended.

More>>

Springwater Man Arrested Following Burglary in Steuben County

Updated:

A Springwater man is behind bars after he was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home while working for a flooring company.

More>>

Professor At Center Of Misconduct Complaint Apologizes

Updated:

The University of Rochester professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint has apologized to his students and colleagues for the distress and disruption it has caused. 

More>>

'Together We Dine' Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Updated:

Community members in Elmira will come together Monday to celebrate diversity and the famous leader in our nation's Civil Rights Movement.

More>>

'Serve and Learn' With The Food Bank Of The Southern Tier

Updated:

Monday is known as the National Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. 

More>>

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Bradford County man pleads guilty in 2016 crash that killed three

    Bradford County man pleads guilty in 2016 crash that killed three

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-01-16 21:40:12 GMT
    TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - A Bradford County man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection to a fatal 2016 crash in Burlington Township. 40-year-old Towanda resident Phillip Frisbie acknowledged he used ecstasy before the crash and that he could not recall the crash. According to the Bradford County District Attorney, Frisbie's vehicle crossed the center-line and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. Frisbie was driving 48 MPH when he collid...
    TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - A Bradford County man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection to a fatal 2016 crash in Burlington Township. 40-year-old Towanda resident Phillip Frisbie acknowledged he used ecstasy before the crash and that he could not recall the crash. According to the Bradford County District Attorney, Frisbie's vehicle crossed the center-line and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on. Frisbie was driving 48 MPH when he collid...
  • NYSP ask for public's help identifying suspect

    NYSP ask for public's help identifying suspect

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:32 PM EST2018-01-16 19:32:56 GMT

    AVOCA, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Police in Bath are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect. Police say they believe the man in the picture may have used a counterfeit bill at the Dollar General Store in Avoca. Police say the suspect is a black man, with a thin build. They say he is between 5'6" and 5'9" tall and weighs about 140 pounds. Police say he has facial hair and possible missing skin pigmentation from his neck and facial areas. The suspect was last ...

    AVOCA, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Police in Bath are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect. Police say they believe the man in the picture may have used a counterfeit bill at the Dollar General Store in Avoca. Police say the suspect is a black man, with a thin build. They say he is between 5'6" and 5'9" tall and weighs about 140 pounds. Police say he has facial hair and possible missing skin pigmentation from his neck and facial areas. The suspect was last ...

  • Canisteo man accused of having heroin, cocaine

    Canisteo man accused of having heroin, cocaine

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:43 AM EST2018-01-16 16:43:45 GMT
    CANISTEO (WENY) - A Canisteo man is accused of having heroin and cocaine. 24-year-old Matthew Houston is charged with 2 counts of 3rd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was allegedly found with suspected heroin and cocaine during a traffic stop. Police say he was intending to sell it. Houston was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 bail.
    CANISTEO (WENY) - A Canisteo man is accused of having heroin and cocaine. 24-year-old Matthew Houston is charged with 2 counts of 3rd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was allegedly found with suspected heroin and cocaine during a traffic stop. Police say he was intending to sell it. Houston was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 bail.
  • RegionalMore>>

  • Health inspectors detail food violations at NY State Fair

    Health inspectors detail food violations at NY State Fair

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-01-16 15:18:17 GMT
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Health inspectors found more than 100 critical violations by 61 food vendors at the 2017 New York State Fair.    The state provided a list of violations in response to a Freedom of Information request by Syracuse.com .    Critical violations relate directly to factors that could lead to food-borne illnesses.    However, there were no substantiated reports of illness.    Violations may include the food's condition or source;...
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Health inspectors found more than 100 critical violations by 61 food vendors at the 2017 New York State Fair.    The state provided a list of violations in response to a Freedom of Information request by Syracuse.com .    Critical violations relate directly to factors that could lead to food-borne illnesses.    However, there were no substantiated reports of illness.    Violations may include the food's condition or source;...
  • Gov. Cuomo wants NY scrubbed from plan to expand offshore oil drilling

    Gov. Cuomo wants NY scrubbed from plan to expand offshore oil drilling

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-01-16 12:47:42 GMT

    New York's governor is urging the federal government to exempt the state from the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. 

    New York's governor is urging the federal government to exempt the state from the Trump administration's plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. 

  • Police Pursuit Suspect Charged

    Police Pursuit Suspect Charged

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:36 AM EST2018-01-16 12:36:36 GMT

    A man from Glen Aubrey is facing multiple charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. 

    A man from Glen Aubrey is facing multiple charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. 

  • National NewsMore>>

  • Kids Found Chained In California Home, Parents Arrested

    Kids Found Chained In California Home, Parents Arrested

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:53 AM EST2018-01-16 12:53:48 GMT

    A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

    A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

  • CVS vows to stop altering the images it uses to sell beauty products

    CVS vows to stop altering the images it uses to sell beauty products

    Monday, January 15 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-01-15 20:24:34 GMT
    CVS wants women to be able browse for lipstick and moisturizer without worrying whether their lips are full enough or their forehead is smooth enough.
    CVS wants women to be able browse for lipstick and moisturizer without worrying whether their lips are full enough or their forehead is smooth enough.
  • Trump dismisses Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

    Trump dismisses Haiti, African countries with vulgarity

    Friday, January 12 2018 4:30 AM EST2018-01-12 09:30:14 GMT

    In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “sh*thole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

    In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “sh*thole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

  • Sports VideoMore>>

  • Plays Of The Week: January 15th Edition

    Plays Of The Week: January 15th Edition

    WENY Top Plays Of The Week: January 15, 2018

    #5- Hawks Swipe and Score- Corning Boys Basketball

    #4- Clark Calls Dagger- Odessa Montour Girls Basketball

    #3- Cole Clark Goes Up And Under- Elmira Notre Dame Boys Basketball

    #2- Granato's Dirty Dangle And Finish- Elmira College Women's Hockey

    #1- Fisher Banks In Buzzer Beater- Elmira Girls Basketball

    WENY Top Plays Of The Week: January 15, 2018

    #5- Hawks Swipe and Score- Corning Boys Basketball

    #4- Clark Calls Dagger- Odessa Montour Girls Basketball

    #3- Cole Clark Goes Up And Under- Elmira Notre Dame Boys Basketball

    #2- Granato's Dirty Dangle And Finish- Elmira College Women's Hockey

    #1- Fisher Banks In Buzzer Beater- Elmira Girls Basketball

  • Tioga Boys Outlast Edison in 3-Point Party

    Tioga Boys Outlast Edison in 3-Point Party

    It was a three point party in Elmira Heights tonight as Tioga outlasted Edison 76-63. Pierce Hendershot finished the night with 22 points for the Tigers. Nate Chorney led all scorers on the night with 36 points. 

    It was a three point party in Elmira Heights tonight as Tioga outlasted Edison 76-63. Pierce Hendershot finished the night with 22 points for the Tigers. Nate Chorney led all scorers on the night with 36 points. 

  • EC Women Wallop Utica College

    EC Women Wallop Utica College

    Elmira College Women's Hockey topped Utica College 5-0 at Murray Athletic Center on Friday night. Sarah Hughson netted a hat-trick for the Soaring Eagles in the win.

    Elmira College Women's Hockey topped Utica College 5-0 at Murray Athletic Center on Friday night. Sarah Hughson netted a hat-trick for the Soaring Eagles in the win.


Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Frankly and WENY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.