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Man accused of fatal stabbing convicted of Second Degree Murder

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The man accused of fatally stabbing another man at Gush's Thirsty Bear in June 2017 has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder. Demetrius Mack was charged for fatally stabbing 29-year-old Albert Sturgis at Gush's Thirsty Bear on East Washington Avenue. Mack is the second of two suspects in the case. The second suspect, Willie Jenkins, was convicted of Second Degree Murder last month. According to court documents, Mack stabbed Sturgis after a figh...

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Chemung County announces public hearing dates for Shared Services Initiative

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Chemung County officials will be hosting public hearing sessions in order to take questions and concerns about the county's Shared Services Initiative Plan. The initiative would combine public works and highway services into one county-wide department. Right now, there are separate departments of each town and village in the county. According to county officials, shared services could save taxpayers thousands of dollars annually. By law, the county is re... More>>

Chemung Co. accepting applications for boat/vehicle storage at fairgrounds

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Storage space is available for rent from October 15 to April 15, 2019. The price is determined by the length of the vehicle or boat, including the trailer.

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Motions Denied, Alleged Stolen Tracking Device in Reed Campaign Sign Case Moves Forward

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After a plea deal was denied by the defense this morning, the case of the alleged stolen GPS tracking device inside a Congressman Tom Reed campaign sign is moving forward.

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IPD hosting annual community barbecue at Conway Park

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – On Saturday August 25, the Ithaca Police Department will be holding their annual community barbecue. The event will take place from noon to 3:00 at Conway Park on Cascadilla Street. The barbecue is informal and those who attend can expect to get to know various officers from the Ithaca Police Department. There will be a live radio broadcast, as well as a bounce house, face painting and yard games. Hot dogs, hamburgers, vegan options and a wide array of ... More>>

Food Bank of the Southern Tier Distributes Free Meals to Families in Need

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – A line full of cars packed the Goof Bank of the Southern Tier parking lot Saturday in Elmira as the food bank prepared to serve 400 families. Families were able to drive through an organized assembly line and pick up some fresh produce, meat, juice and dairy products. “Everyday the food bank is providing food into the Southern Tier through our network of partner agencies... On two very special days of the year we have a community food distribution here...

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Horseheads Police Searching for Suspect Video included

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After a string of reported break-ins in the Village of Horseheads, police need your help. 

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Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

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Catholics across the U.S., shaken by the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children, are considering withholding or reducing their donations to their local churches as they look for ways to express their anger.  

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Trump fooled the country, but not New York

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat says the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers.   

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Addiction experts gather for NY conference

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Addiction experts and recovery professionals from around New York state are gathering for their annual conference in Albany.   

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American Red Cross Aids in Relief of Flood Victims

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Today at the Big Flats Fire Department, the American Red Cross provided relief kits and free hot meals for the recent flooding victims in our area. The event ran from 10 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon, with plenty of relief items available to whoever needed them. The Red Cross workers there were very thankful to all who donated items, so that they could provide these services in the first place as well. The event continues tomorrow ... More>>

Red Cross volunteers helping recent flood victims

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) - Volunteers from the American Red Cross will be giving out free clean-up kits and other flood relief supplies to families that were affected by the recent flooding.  Starting at 10 am today, families are welcome to stop by and pick up the supplies at the Big Flats Fire Department until 3 pm. Disaster health and mental health services, food and recovery information will be available. Red Cross Volunteers will also be at the Fire Department tomorrow from 10... More>>

Elmira man arrested for Public Lewdness

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police have arrested an Elmira man forr Public Lewdness. According to the Elmira Police Department, 31-year-old Dominic Smallwood was arrested fo Public Lewdness, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Possession of a controlled substance (heroin) in the 7th degree. The arrest was made after following a disturbance in the 100 block of East Hudson Street. 

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Elmira man arrested after causing 5 car crash

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - An Elmira man has been arrested after he caused a 5 car accident in the city of Elmira. According the Elmira Police Department, 32-year-old Joshua EJ Batjer was arrested for Felony DWI and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle in the third degree. Police say Batjer rear ended another vehicle, causing a 5 car accident near the intersection of North Main Street and West Church Street.

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Strong Kids Safe Kids Festival Celebrates 34 years

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Horseheads, NY (WENY) – It was a day full of fun with some safety tips. Chemung County is working together to keep kids strong and safe. The Strong Kids Safe Kids festival was held Saturday afternoon at the Chemung County Fairgrounds and gave the community a chance to bring their families to enjoy a day full of fun, food and improve their knowledge on health and safety. Information booths were set up on the lawns with safety tips. Local law enforcement was present so the kids c... More>>

Pets Looking for Loving Homes on Clear the Shelters Day

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Across the the country today several SPCA's and pet shelters took part in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide effort to help the pets staying there find a caring home. Several shelters in our region took part in the effort, including Tanner's Paws in Corning and the Chemung County SPCA in Elmira. However, I decided to pay a visit to Stray Haven in Waverly, which serves as the SPCA for Tioga County of New York. With plenty of dogs and cats waiting t... More>>

Help stop hunger in the Southern Tier through CFD event

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is hosting a Community Food Distribution today.  The CFD is a "drive-thru" food distribution, where families can drop off a variety of produce, dairy items and non perishable goods directly in their cars. Drivers can drop off food from 10 to noon. Walkers can come from 9:45 to 10 am.  The food is distributed on a first-come, first serve basis. CFD is completely free and open to the public. For more informat... More>>

This Week In Wine Country-- Starkey's Lookout

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For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson takes us to Starkey's Lookout in Dundee.

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PTSD and cancer awareness event being held in South Waverly

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SOUTH WAVERLY, P.A. (WENY) - The 5th annual Audie J. Mincer PTSD and Cancer Awareness event is happening today.  The event cost $10 and is open to the public. There will be a Chicken BBQ, live and silent auctions, games and a corn hole tournament. There will also be a motorcycle run at 8 am, sign ups start at 6. The cost for a rider is $20 and $10 for a passagener. The event is being held at the South Waverly Borough Grounds, located at 2523 Penn. Avenue.

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Lodi residents struggle to deal with flash flood damage Video included

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LODI, N.Y. (WENY) -- All day people at Lodi Point State Park, people have been working constantly to try and save their homes after Monday's flash flooding completely destroyed them. A majority of the homes in Lodi Point are actually condemned because they are not safe to live in.   According to Lodi town Councilman and deputy Supervisor, Luke Lattini, they've had to rely solely on people in the community and local businesses to provide personal equipment and time to help t...

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Flooding cleanup continues for Lodi residents Video included

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For the people living in Lodi State Park, they're still trying to do what they can to fix up their houses after they were damaged by Monday’s flash flooding. WENY News spoke with Lodi town Councilman and Deputy Supervisor, Luke Lattini, on Friday. He says they’re starting to make good progress in getting this place cleaned up. 

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Ithaca Firefighters Association hosting Kids Day tomorrow at Stewart Park

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Ithaca Professional Firefighters Association will host its 25th annual Kids Day at Stewart Park on Saturday August 18 from 10 to 2. This year there will be free t-shirts to the first 100 kids that come by and free hot dogs until they are gone. As always, there will be fire truck rides, fire extinguisher demonstrations, spraying water from a fire hose and a fire safety obstacle course. Firefighters will be on hand to answer questions about fire safety... More>>

Water Boil Advisory Impacts Local Business Operations Video included

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Watkins Glen, NY (WENY) – Downtown Watkins Glen still had a few stragglers hanging around Friday afternoon after those festival visitors got the boot from Watkins Glen International. The boil water advisory that's in effect in Schuyler County forced the Curveball festival to be canceled, leaving businesses with less foot traffic. “It makes it a pain for every restaurant owner in the area, plus hotels. You have to go get bottled water from Walmart and Tops. With soda it ha... More>>

Community Fire and Rescue raising money for local family hit by tragedy

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VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) – Community Fire and Rescue from the Town of Van Etten is raising money for a family who has experienced a tragedy. 3-year-old Abby Webster was hit by a lawn mower yesterday. According to the GoFundMe Page, she lost both of her legs from the knees down. The GoFundMe is hoping to raise $20,000 for the Webster family to help with hospital bills, physical therapy and the time the parents will have to take off work. Additionally, the fire department will be... More>>

Chemung Co. Sheriff's Office investigating Horseheads fire as "suspicious"

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late-night fire that happened on Lake Road in the Town of Horseheads. According to police, the fire started in the first floor of the home. Two adults and one child in the home and managed to exit uninjured after waking up to smoke. The Elmira Heights Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Police say the fire is being treated as suspicious in nature at this time. ...

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American Red Cross, Salvation Army provides assistance to Pennsylvania residents

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CENTRAL PA (WENY) – American Red Cross volunteers and partners say they are continuing to support families impacted by this week's flooding that affected areas of Bradford, Northumberland, Sullivan and Columbia Counties. Teams of Red Cross case workers and disaster assessment volunteers continue to circulate in the impacted neighborhoods, providing care to those that need it. To date, Red Cross volunteers and caseworkers have: • served 172 meals and 244 snacks; • d...

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Gov. Wolf signs disaster proclamation for Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, PA (WENY) – Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation of disaster emergency for the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in response to the damaged caused by recent flash floods. Governor Wolf toured areas of Pennsylvania, including Bradford County, on Wednesday. New Albany and Troy in particular have suffered massive damage from the recent rains. By signing the proclamation, Wolf has allowed the state to seek federal funding for damages and “frees up the re... More>>

"Around Town" Show Continues With New Host Video included

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The late local philanthropist Henry Dormann loved showing viewers around town in his weekly TV program. Now, someone close to him will carry on that legacy.

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US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

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U.S. health officials have approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication.

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Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

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The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and saying Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror."

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Cuomo signs law setting minimum indoor tanning age at 18

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New York state now prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths.

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CURVEBALL: Watkins Glen Phish Festival canceled Video included

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- The New York State Department of Health and Schuyler County have issued a joint statement announcing the cancellation of this weekend's Curveball Festival.  According to officials, with a 14 county state of emergency in effect, and the possibility of more bath weather, and the mandatory boil water order for the Village of Watkins Glen, it has been determined that the Department of Health is unable to issue to permits needed to have the festival. ...

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Chemung County offers opportunities to dispose of flood waste for free

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Chemung County officials have announced a flood disposal program for county residents. As a result of a number of residents contacting the county regarding flash flooding this past week, Chemung is offering residents an opportunity to dispose of up to 1,000 pounds of flood related garbage/materials at one of the Solid Waste District's drop off of transfer stations free of charge. “Chemung County along with a number of upstate communities have expe... More>>

First-ever West Nile Virus case confirmed in Steuben County

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Public Health Department has announced the first ever confirmed case of West Nile Virus. According to the health department, a horse tested positive for West Nile Virus. The confirmation is the first case in a domestic animal or human ever reported in Steuben. Because of this, the department recommends residents take protective measures to avoid mosquito bites. “It is important for people to take proper precautions against mosquito... More>>

Tioga County (NY) Public Health urges residents to avoid all flooded areas

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OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tioga County Public Health Department urges all residents to avoid flooded areas. Recent heavy rains have caused increased water levels in local creeks and the Susquehanna River. Due to sewer discharge, debris and strong currents, it is advised to avoid recreational usage such as swimming, boating and other water sports until water levels return to normal levels. Contact Tioga County Public Health for information on cleaning flooded areas and how to a... More>>

Village of Watkins Glen, Dix, Reading Water Districts placed under boil advisory

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According to Schuyler County officials, a boil water advisory for the Village of Watkins Glen, Dix and Reading Water Districts has been put into effect. Officials say to bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute and cool before using. Or use bottles water certified by sale by the New York State Department of Health. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice. Officials say tho... More>>

Tips on how to avoid being scammed by faulty contractors

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In light of recent flooding in our area, many people are looking at extensive repairs to their homes and properties. Today, New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood released a list of tips for consumers to avoid being scammed by faulty contractors. “New Yorkers across the Finger Lakes are grappling with the aftermath of these floods. It’s vital that New Yorkers proceed with caution when hiring contractors to repair the damages,” said Attorney General ... More>>

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

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DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.    Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement s... More>>

Lodi Point State Park closed until further notice

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LODI, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is reminding all visitors that due to prolonged flooding impacts and emergency response operations, Lodi Point State Park is closed until further notice. Damage assessment and clean-up at the park is expected to take weeks. To assist in the greater emergency response, officials say Lodi Point State Park is actively serving as a staging area. Park patrons should monitor www.parks.ny.gov...

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Local, state officials remind boaters about post-flood safety precautions

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation wants to remind all boaters to be extra vigilant before hitting the waters in flood impacted regions. Heavy rains and flash flooding have introduced new dangers beneath the surface that are not visible due to elevated murky and muddy water levels. Submerged objects such as trees and any kind of debris can threaten boaters and cause damage o... More>>

Four Arrested Following Alleged Overnight Assault and Robbery

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Four people were arrested following an alleged overnight assault and robbery in Ithaca.

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Community Food Distribution Day at Food Bank Saturday Video included

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Community members are invited to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Saturday morning to participate in Community Food Distribution Day. 

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State recovery teams head to flood-stricken upstate areas

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Hundreds of state personnel and fleets of vehicles and other equipment are being dispatched to areas of upstate New York recovering from severe flash flooding earlier this week.   

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Cuomo: America 'was never that great'

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said America "was never that great" during remarks criticizing President Donald Trump and his slogan, "Make America Great Again."   

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Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

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A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children over the years.    

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Bradford County Devastated by Recent Flood Video included

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Bradford County, PA (WENY) – Families in Bradford County are now looking to recover after experiencing two straight days of flooding -- with many homes being destroyed in the process. “Very devastated, upset, just worried about here I'm going to go right now. I'm staying at my sisters right now but I don't know how long I'll be there., says Monroeton resident Crystal McLaughlin. Yesterday afternoon Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf dropped by New Albany to meet with those f... More>>

Family to rebuild home devastated by flash flooding Video included

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For the Fitch's, going down to their summer home on Seneca Lake has been a tradition their entire lives. But a flash flood on Monday over flowed a nearby creek, sending water through their lake house and completely destroying the area around it. Now the family has begin the rebuilding process. 

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Picking up the Pieces in Pine City Video included

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PINE CITY, N.Y. (WENY) – The Bridge up Dry Run Road will be closed for awhile, but the cleanup efforts are off to a nice start in Pine City. Piles of debris still remain along the street as a reminder of the flooding we are now just one day removed from. The area here was hit with damage from the flood waters of Dry Run and Seeley Creek, but things are starting to look up with the weather clearing up today. Pine City resident and business owner Cheryl Gordon told me, “We... More>>

Humane Society of Schuyler County Recovering from Flash Flooding Video included

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MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) -- When staff arrived at the Humane Society of Schuyler County Tuesday morning, much of the building was underwater.  "Nothing would prepare us for what we saw," says Georgie Taylor, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Schuyler County. Staff say furniture was floating, the stairs were detached from the wall and all of the cats were terrified. Water was about three feet up the wall and rising. Luckily, Dundee Fire and Rescue arrived ...

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First Responders train for potential emergency scenario

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police captured an inmate earlier this morning after they escaped from the Arnot Ogden Hospital. But, here's the catch, it wasn't real. The entire situation was actually just a drill.  The Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management held a full scale training event at the hospital on Wednesday. The training involved the Elmira Police Department, the Chemung County Sheriff, New York State Police and New York State Corrections. 

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NYSP investigating home invasion in Savona

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SAVONA, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Bath barracks are requesting the public's assistance with an active investigation. During the early morning hours of August 15, police say a group of suspects forced entry into a home in what appeared to be a botched burglary or home invasion in the Village of Savona. According to police, the suspects assaulted the homeowner, but fled on foot after being confronted by another occupant of ... More>>

Updated list of open flood shelters

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The American Red Cross and other emergency management departments have released an updated list of which shelters are closing and which are remaining open due to the flood emergencies across the Twin Tiers. Closed shelters: Broome County: The shelter at Harpursville Baptist Church is now closed. Schuyler County: The shelter at Watkins Glen High School is closing at noon. Seneca County: The shelter at Ovid Federated Church is closing at noon. Shelters still open: Broom...

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Severe Storms Produce Heavy Damage in Lodi Video included

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After severe storms rocked areas across the Twin Tiers, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency for several New York counties today. 

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Updated road closures in the Southern Tier

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The New York State Department of Transportation has updated the list of road closures in the Southern Tier due to heavy rains and flooding over the last few days. Currently, only one closure remains on the state system on State Route 352 between Main Street and River Street in Big Flats; however, several closures remain on local roads. Travelers are reminded that despite the fact that flood waters have receded in most areas, road damage from swift flowing water may remain and extra ... More>>

Several Bradford Co. Roads Closed Due to Flooding

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Several roads are closed in Bradford County this morning due to flooding. Motorists should be alert and watch for standing water on roadways throughout the area.

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Chemung County Emergency Management Drill Happening Wednesday Morning

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The Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management will be conducting a full scale training event Thursday morning. Residents should know this will just be a drill, and should not be alarmed.

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Boil Water Advisories Issued

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There are boil water advisories in effect for parts of the Northen and Southern Tier.

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Doctor admits fondling girls, collecting child pornography

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A former pediatrician admits that he fondled young girls at his house, persuaded mothers to let him photograph their daughters' genitals, collected child pornography and owned child sex dolls.

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NY sues opioid maker, says Purdue Pharma misled consumers

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New York has joined the growing list of states taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

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Local Travel Softball Team Brings Donations to Emergency Personnel Helping Flood Victims Video included

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With the disaster, comes the response...but who is looking out for those crews? Ladies from the travel softball team, Southern Tier Thunder, wanted to pitch in to help.

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Flash flooding devastates Hector, N.Y. Video included

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HECTOR, N.Y. (WENY) -- People in Hector are feeling the wrath of Monday's flash flooding after it rolled through their area. WENY News went to Lake St. in Hector to survey all the damage people received. There a creek leading our to Seneca Lake over flowed and washed away roads, mobile homes, shacks and even a storage shed. One family on the street owns a Victorian house next to the creek which had water run right through it. They say when they showed up to assess the damage this...

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The latest on flood warnings, travel conditions and evacuations in our area

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Below are the latest flood warnings, conditions and evacuations happening throughout our area today (August 14) 8:30 a.m.: Due to flash flooding, evacuations are underway in New Albany, Bradford County. Many were evacuated out of the southern portion of Seneca County, which was under a flood emergency until 8:15 this morning. Multiple water rescues had to be staged. Schuyler County has declared a State of Emergency due to flooding. Unnecessary travel is discouraged. State Route...

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Politics in Two: Congressional Scandals Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly was here to discuss the scandals surrounding Congressmen Keith Ellison and Chris Collins.  More>>

Family on Finger Lakes Vacation Forced from Cottage, Gov. Cuomo Visits Lodi Tuesday Video included

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LODI, NY -- After severe storms across the Twin Tiers, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a state of emergency for several New York counties today, including Seneca County, visiting a scene in Lodi where flood waters devastated a community and trapped residents. 

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Shelter at Towanda Area Elementary Open for Flood Victims Video included

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BRADFORD COUNTY, PA (WENY) -- Yesterday the Twin Tiers was hit with a destructive first round of flooding leaving several homes and business damaged, along with trapping people to the point of requiring boat rescue in Troy Pennsylvania. Today was not any easier in Bradford County, where several emergency responders were on high alert in Monroeton and New Albany due to flood waters from the Towanda Creek, among other bodies of water.  With a second day of flooding in pa... More>>

Pennsylvania Grand Jury report identifies over 300 'predator priests'

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   HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local):    2:10 p.m.    Pennsylvania officials have released a landmark grand jury report that identifies more than 300 "predator priests" who molested children in six dioceses.    It also accuses church leaders of taking steps to cover up the abuse. The report emerged from one of the nation's most exhausti...

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Local business, community members extend helping hand for flood cleanup efforts

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Local community members and organizations would like to help with cleanup if anyone affected by the floods needs assistance in the coming days. Justin and Alyssa Pack run a local travel softball organization call the Southern Tier Thunder. They say they, along with families from each team in the organization would like to offer their services to help anyone who needs it. They can be contacted by their team Facebook page here. Or, the Packs can be contacted directly at either 607-7...

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Flash flooding causes damage in Gillett Video included

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GILLETT, PA (WENY) -- Residents in Gillett are picking up the pieces after flash flooding washed out roads, and covered the area in thick mud and debris. On Monday night, residents who live at Ridgebury Manor had to be evacuated by first responders. One house ended up getting knocked off its foundation The nearby creek overflowed after reportedly getting jammed with debris. About a mile away, Monkey Run Road was partially washed out and blocked by tree limbs. The co-... More>>

Debate date set for Cuomo, Nixon in NY governor race

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon are set to debate late this month after a back-and-forth over the faceoff.

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New York plans meetings to address recycling problems

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New York environmental officials are looking for solutions to recycling problems in municipalities around the state.

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Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

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President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers." 

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President Trump makes first Upstate New York visit since the election Video included

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The President visited Fort Drum and Utica on Monday afternoon. In Fort Drum, he signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. In Utica, he attended a fundraiser for Rep. Claudia Tenney.

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Man arrested in connection to Halloween party shooting death acquitted

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The man accused of being connected to a fatal shooting at a Gray Street Halloween Party last year has been acquitted of all charges. Marquis McKinney had been charged with Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in connection to the murder. On October 29, police responded to a residence on the 400 block of West Gray Street. There, they found one person had suffered a gunshot wound. The person, later identified as 30-y... More>>

Suspect in Southside murder case arrested again for allegedly promoting prison contraband

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A man who is currently being accused of being involved in the murder of an Elmira man on the south side of the city has been charged with allegedly promoting prison contraband. Kharii Monroe, 21, was initially arrested during the investigation into the death of Israel Luna, along with two other suspects, Fabian Bonaparte and Jullian Rivera. Luna was found dead in a dumpster near the intersection of Mt. Zoar Street and South Main Street in February. Monro...

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State to provide low-cost power to 22 businesses and groups

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New York state will provide low-cost electricity to 22 businesses, non-profits and other organizations around the state in exchange for promises to create or retain jobs.

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Dig Safely New York Promotes 811 Day, Safety Awareness Video included

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Dig Safely New York is an organization raising awareness about the importance of checking underground before digging for a project. Dig Safely urges anyone to call 811 before they begin digging, so utility crews can check out the area to make sure it's safe to dig. The organization is using August 11th, or 8/11, as a day to promote awareness of calling 811.

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  • Man accused of fatal stabbing convicted of Second Degree Murder

    Man accused of fatal stabbing convicted of Second Degree Murder

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:11:02 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The man accused of fatally stabbing another man at Gush's Thirsty Bear in June 2017 has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder. Demetrius Mack was charged for fatally stabbing 29-year-old Albert Sturgis at Gush's Thirsty Bear on East Washington Avenue. Mack is the second of two suspects in the case. The second suspect, Willie Jenkins, was convicted of Second Degree Murder last month. According to court documents, Mack stabbed Sturgis after a figh...

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The man accused of fatally stabbing another man at Gush's Thirsty Bear in June 2017 has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder. Demetrius Mack was charged for fatally stabbing 29-year-old Albert Sturgis at Gush's Thirsty Bear on East Washington Avenue. Mack is the second of two suspects in the case. The second suspect, Willie Jenkins, was convicted of Second Degree Murder last month. According to court documents, Mack stabbed Sturgis after a figh...

  • Chemung County announces public hearing dates for Shared Services Initiative

    Chemung County announces public hearing dates for Shared Services Initiative

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:49:01 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Chemung County officials will be hosting public hearing sessions in order to take questions and concerns about the county's Shared Services Initiative Plan. The initiative would combine public works and highway services into one county-wide department. Right now, there are separate departments of each town and village in the county. According to county officials, shared services could save taxpayers thousands of dollars annually. By law, the county is re...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Chemung County officials will be hosting public hearing sessions in order to take questions and concerns about the county's Shared Services Initiative Plan. The initiative would combine public works and highway services into one county-wide department. Right now, there are separate departments of each town and village in the county. According to county officials, shared services could save taxpayers thousands of dollars annually. By law, the county is re...
  • Chemung Co. accepting applications for boat/vehicle storage at fairgrounds

    Chemung Co. accepting applications for boat/vehicle storage at fairgrounds

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:50:39 GMT

    Storage space is available for rent from October 15 to April 15, 2019. The price is determined by the length of the vehicle or boat, including the trailer.

    Storage space is available for rent from October 15 to April 15, 2019. The price is determined by the length of the vehicle or boat, including the trailer.

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  • Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

    Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-08-20 06:29:46 GMT

    Catholics across the U.S., shaken by the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children, are considering withholding or reducing their donations to their local churches as they look for ways to express their anger.  

    Catholics across the U.S., shaken by the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children, are considering withholding or reducing their donations to their local churches as they look for ways to express their anger.  

  • President Trump says WH lawyer McGahn isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT

    President Trump says WH lawyer McGahn isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:19:45 GMT

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'"    Trump in a series of Sunday morning tweets is responding to a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has given hours of testimony to the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling.    Dean was White House counsel for President Richard Nixon during Watergate. He ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and helped...

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'"    Trump in a series of Sunday morning tweets is responding to a New York Times story reporting that McGahn has given hours of testimony to the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling.    Dean was White House counsel for President Richard Nixon during Watergate. He ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and helped...

  • Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:11:54 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. That's setting a record and paving the way for battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office.    A wave of new female lawmakers could change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control.    Most of these women hopefuls are Democrats, some of whom a...
    ATLANTA (AP) - More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. That's setting a record and paving the way for battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office.    A wave of new female lawmakers could change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control.    Most of these women hopefuls are Democrats, some of whom a...
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  • Horseheads Native Joey Sindelar Shoots 1 Under Par in Round 1 of Dick's Sporting Goods Open

    The rain held out long enough at the En-Joie golf course in Endicott this afternoon, allowing the Champions Tour golfers to finish round 1 of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Horseheads native Joey Sindelar shot 1 under par in the first round, 

    The rain held out long enough at the En-Joie golf course in Endicott this afternoon, allowing the Champions Tour golfers to finish round 1 of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Horseheads native Joey Sindelar shot 1 under par in the first round, 

  • Alfred University to Honor Fallen Hero Nick Clark

    Alfred University to Honor Fallen Hero Nick Clark

    Alfred University announced on Thursday they plan to honor fallen State Trooper Nick Clark.  They will honor the two-time All-American and Alfred alum prior to the university's football home opener against Theil University on Saturday, September 1st, 

    Alfred University announced on Thursday they plan to honor fallen State Trooper Nick Clark.  They will honor the two-time All-American and Alfred alum prior to the university's football home opener against Theil University on Saturday, September 1st, 

  • High School Football Season Preview: Canton Warriors

    High School Football Season Preview: Canton Warriors

    The Canton Warriors will soon return to action in the Northern Tier League.  They look to improve on last year's 3-7 mark, and according to Offensive Coordinator Brock Kitchen, they have some key weapons to help them do just that.

    The Canton Warriors will soon return to action in the Northern Tier League.  They look to improve on last year's 3-7 mark, and according to Offensive Coordinator Brock Kitchen, they have some key weapons to help them do just that.

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