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Chemung County IDA Approves Wayfair, Arnot Mall Hotel Projects

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Two major projects in Chemung County are moving forward.

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NY DMV Reminds Motorcyclists to Register Bikes By April 30

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The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding motorcycle owners to renew their registrations before they expire on Monday, April 30.

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Food Bank, Walmart Team Up For Fight Hunger Spark Change Campaign Video included

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Through April 30th, you can help the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and area Walmart stores fight hunger through the latest campaign, Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

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Emergency Preparedness Drill In Elmira

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Health officials in Chemung need your help preparing for emergencies.

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State's Arts, Cultural Industries Have $114B Impact

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A federal government study says New York state's arts and cultural industries pump more than $114 billion into the state economy.    

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68th legislative district candidates square off in public forum Video included

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Candidates for state representative  in Pennsylvania's 68th legislative district squared off this evening for a chance to win over voters. Carrie Heath, Clint Owlett, and Dennis Weaver all did their best to answer questions and get their opinions across to voters as they jockey for position in the upcoming election.   

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Allegations Claim NYS Withheld Information About Ithaca Falls Health Risks Video included

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Ithaca, N.Y. (WENY) - President of "Toxics Targeting", an environmental database firm, Walter Hang claims Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State knew about high levels of contamination at the Ithaca Falls trail, and did not tell the public. Hang says the lead levels were monitored by state authorities.

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Politics In Two: Trump's Cabinet Nominations Video included

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Today, WENY's Political Correspondent Jim Twombly sat down and discussed recent Trump cabinet nominations.  More>>

Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Could Affect Shoppers, Business Owners Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is embracing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. On Monday, Cuomo introduced a bill that would outlaw them by 2019.      According to the state, an estimated 23 billion plastic bags are handed out at stores every year.      If passed, local store owners would be forced to find other options. "It does pose a challenge in regard to figuring out how to replace that and still hopefully not incurring ...

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Bath Police Department Arrests Man in for Manslaughter, Other Charges

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The Village of Bath Police Department has arrested Matthew Taft on a warrant for the charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.  

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Elmira Heights man arrested for allegedly defrauding Chemung County residents

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Troopers say 40-year-old Robert Comfort was charged with scheme to defraud in the 1st degree, a felony.

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Elmira Man Facing Federal Charges After Having 27 Pounds of Meth Sent to Him in Mail

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An Elmira man is facing federal charges after having individuals in California send him 27 pounds of meth in the mail.  35-year-old Chris Kimbell is charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute a quantity of methamphetamine. 

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Owego Man Sentenced for Three Meth Convictions

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On Monday, April 23, the Tioga County District Attorney's Office sentenced 44-year-old Sean Terry of Owego to 7 years in state prison and 5 years post-release supervision for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a class A felony. 

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Iconic "Wizard of Oz" Crystal Ball Coming to Cornell University

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The crystal ball from the movie "The Wizard of Oz" - one of Hollywood's most iconic objects - is coming to the Cornell University Library this spring.  

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Chemung County Sheriff's Office taking part in Nationwide Drug "Take Back" Program

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The Chemung County Sheriff's Office will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) nationwide prescription Drug "Take Back" Initiative on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

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Chemung County Department of Public Health to hold Point of Dispensing Drill

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The Chemung County Department of Public Health will be holding a Point of Dispensing (POD) drill this Thursday, April 26.  The drill will test how effectively the county can vaccinate residents in the event of a communicable disease outbreak. In the scenario, residents are believed to have been exposed to Hepatitis A from produce they consumed at a local grocery store.  

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Rochester Judge Astacio to be Removed from Bench

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Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been officially removed from the bench.  

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Elmira Man Announces Campaign for Chemung County Legislature

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A long-time resident of the City of Elmira is throwing his hat in the ring for Chemung County's 11th District seat.  

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Corning Inc. Projects Strong Year After Solid 1st Quarter Numbers Video included

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Corning Incorporated says 2018 is off to a strong start as the company released it's 1st Quarter earnings Tuesday morning.

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Appeals court sides with 5 states on fuel economy standards

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 An appeals court has said the federal government can't delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards.   

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Road Work to Begin This Week in Urbana, N.Y.

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The New York State Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting, a shoulder reconstruction project would begin on State Route 54 this Thursday, April 26.  .  

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Nighttime Road Work to Begin Monday on I-86 in Steuben County

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Road crews will begin work on a portion of  I-86 Monday, but the construction most likely won't affect your daily commute.

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Spring Is In Bloom In The Southern Finger Lakes Video included

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Warmer weather is finally making a comeback and it’s a good thing because Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has a packed schedule this upcoming month.

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Gov. Cuomo Introduces Bill to Ban All Single-Use Plastic Bags in NYS

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Governor Cuomo introduced a bill Monday, April 23 that would ban all single-use plastic bags in New York State. This follows a state report in January that outlined the environmental impact of plastic bags and proposed actions that New York could take to reduce pollution. 

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New York Residential Burning Ban In Effect Through Mid-May

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Small wildfires have broken out across New York in the past week, and state officials are warning residents to beware of dry conditions as temperatures rise. 

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National Weather Service holds class to become a "Skywarn Spotter"

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People from around Steuben County got a chance to learn more about how to distinguish different kinds of weather patterns and report them back to the National Weather Service.   

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70 Cats Abandoned in Elmira Home Video included

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Horseheads, N.Y. (WENY) - 70 cats were found in an Elmira home after being left behind by evicted tenants on Friday. Both the Elmira Animal Shelter and the Horseheads Community Animal Shelter were called to 524 West Clinton Street in Elmira, but had no idea how many cats would be there when they arrived.

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Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

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The legislation would require two doctors to approve the use of life-ending medication. It has been proposed for years but has yet to receive a vote.

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18 Syracuse students out of classes after offensive videos

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Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person.    

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Gov. Wolf pushes to end gun-show exception to background checks

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Gov. Tom Wolf wants the Legislature to pass a measure expanding background checks on firearms in Pennsylvania and end an exception for shotguns, sporting rifles and semi-automatic rifles that are sold at gun shows.    

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Waffle House suspect on the loose; residents on alert

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Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people. 

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Another crude video surfaces after fraternity's expulsion

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Syracuse University has expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that members say was intended as satire, but the controversy is continuing with the emergence of more video simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person.

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Parole Absconder Arrested in Corning After Foot Pursuit

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A wanted parole absconder was caught by Corning Police last week, but not before leading them on a foot pursuit.

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  • EC Baseball Wins Slugfest with Wells

    EC Baseball Wins Slugfest with Wells

    Elmira College topped Wells College 18-10 on Tuesday afternoon at Dunn Field. The 18 runs for a season-best total for the Soaring Eagles. 

    Elmira College topped Wells College 18-10 on Tuesday afternoon at Dunn Field. The 18 runs for a season-best total for the Soaring Eagles. 

  • Corning Baseball Bested by Baldwinsville

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    Corning Boys Baseball fell to Section III Baldwinsville 11-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Corning-Painted Post High School. The Hawks had a 6-0 lead after 4 innings, but the Bees close the game with 11 unanswered runs. 

    Corning Boys Baseball fell to Section III Baldwinsville 11-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Corning-Painted Post High School. The Hawks had a 6-0 lead after 4 innings, but the Bees close the game with 11 unanswered runs. 

  • Pioneers Sign Trio from Kentucky

    Pioneers Sign Trio from Kentucky

    The Elmira Pioneers announced the signing of a trio of players from the University of Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. LHP Mason Hazelwood, RHP Jimmy Ramsey, and C/OF Tanner Johnson will be joining the team this summer.  

    The Elmira Pioneers announced the signing of a trio of players from the University of Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. LHP Mason Hazelwood, RHP Jimmy Ramsey, and C/OF Tanner Johnson will be joining the team this summer.  

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