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Tompkins County Sheriff Warns of Uptick in Credit Card Skimmers

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The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about current credit card scams taking place at local gas stations.

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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

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As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

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The federal government is preparing to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

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Ernie Davis Birthday Celebration

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The community is invited to celebrate the birthday of a local football legend.

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Health Commissioner: Influenza Prevalent in New York State

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The state Health Department says influenza is now prevalent in New York state, which means health care workers who haven't had a flu shot must wear procedural masks around patients.   

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Governor: Female Reporter's Question 'Disservice to Women'

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said a female journalist did "a disservice to women" for asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government.   

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Large turnout for second Watkins Glen DRI public workshop Video included

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Community members in Watkins Glen get creative for the second public engagement session for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. 

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Culligan water of Elmira to move operations downtown Video included

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Culligan Water of Elmira announced they'll be relocating their facilities to the vacant Williams Honda building on East Water street. 

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Trial date set for alleged Ithaca Walmart shooter

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Ithaca man accused of killing a seasonal UPS driver in the parking lot of the Ithaca Walmart is set to go on trial. Jury selection is set to begin in Justin Barkley's trial on January 8th. He’s charged with 2nd degree Murder and Menacing a Police Officer.  In December 2016, Barkley allegedly shot and killed William Schumacher, then ran over his body before driving off. He was arrested after an hours-long standof... More>>

Elmira Salvation Army Receives Gold Coin Donation Video included

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Salvation Army received a gold coin donation today for their Red Kettle Campaign. The coin is a one-tenth gold maple leaf coin., worth between $150 and $200. It is for sale through the Salvation Army, and the proceeds will go to the Red Kettle Campaign. It was found in the kettle at the Jubilee in Horseheads. Elmira Salvation Army Commanding Officer Dorie Haggerty says this donation goes a long way. She says, "It makes a world of ...

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Southern Tier Receives Over $67 Million in Latest Regional Economic Development Council Awards Video included

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SOUTHERN TIER, N.Y. (WENY) -- Good news across the state this afternoon, as regions throughout New York learned how much they'd receive in this years Regional Council Competition. In total, more than $755 million dollars was distributed amongst ten regions statewide. Of that, the Southern Tier was awarded $67.3 million to be used for 83 projects across the region. Among those projects -- the redevelopment of waterfront property in Watkins Glen that surrounds Seneca Lake and a new st... More>>

Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes.    The Democrat announced the plan Wednesday as the first of the proposals he'll unveil next month during his State of the State address that opens the 2018 legislative session.    Under Cuomo's proposal, all guns would immediately be removed from anyone convicted of domestic violence crimes, including misdemeanors. He says h... More>>

Legislature exits 2017 with flurry of votes, defeats

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is finished for the year after passing veto-bound abortion restrictions, while anti-union legislation sought by top Republicans failed and legislation to tax Marcellus Shale production is in limbo.    The GOP-controlled House adjourned Wednesday until Jan. 22 after a flurry of votes this week.    Republican-penned legislation to limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is headed for certain ... More>>

Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.    Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations by a former Schumer staff aide.    The media outlet Axios said it had contacted the former Schumer staffer, who said the charges were untrue and her signature had been forged.    Schumer's off... More>>

Police Investigate Shattered Window at Arron's Rental

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We're working to learn more about an incident in downtown Elmira that kept police busy Tuesday night.    

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New York to Announce Economic Development Awards

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New York state officials are poised to announce the winners of hundreds of millions of dollars of state economic development funding.
  

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Man Found Guilty in SUNY Albany Student Rape

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An upstate New York man accused of breaking into a SUNY Albany student's dorm room and raping her while she slept has been found guilty.  

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Deadly Crashes Spur Bill Requiring Truck Side Guards

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A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators would change truck safety standards to prevent crashes like the one that killed four people in northern New York this summer.

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Moore Not Conceding Senate Race to Jones

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is not conceding to Democrat Doug Jones, telling campaign supporters "it's not over." "It's going to take some time," the candidate says during a brief appearance before supporters. Campaign chairman Bill Armistead says that because the vote is close and approaching the state's recount requirement, "we do no... More>>

Community effort aims to "Pay it Forward" in Elmira Video included

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A local group of community members in Elmira are doing their part to ensure those less fortunate have food, clothing and winter necessities this holiday season.

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Solarize Chemung educates residents on solar farms Video included

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Solarize Chemung was at the Horseheads Library to spread the word about community solar and solar farms.  "The laws of New York State have changed, so that solar farms are allowed to be built here and allowed to credit residents bills in a way that they haven't before," said Cornell Cooperative Extension Energy Educator, Annalise Kukor.  

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Appleridge Senior Living Cuts Ribbon on Upgrades Video included

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HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) -- Residents at Appleridge Senior Living Community in Horseheads have a near all-new facility to enjoy today. The ribbon was cut this morning on some extensive renovations. 

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C-PP Takes Charge in Handling Mental Health Concerns Video included

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Corning, N.Y. (WENY) - The Corning Painted Post School District is looking to increase dialogue about mental health issues among students. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 5 American Children ages 3 through 17 have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year. That totals 15 million kids. About 80%, or 12 million, of those kids are not receiving treatment.  Corning Painted Post Superintendent Mike Ginalski ... More>>

Politics in Two - Can the Senate refuse to seat Roy Moore? Video included

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(WENY) - WENY Political Analyst, Dr. Jim Twombly, joins us in the studio to talk about whether the Senate can refuse to seat Roy Moore if he wins the special election in Alabama.

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New Federal Report: Homelessness Declining in Southern Tier Communities Video included

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SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) -- A new federal report says homelessness is on the decline in the Southern Tier.  The report, released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Housing, says outside of high-cost areas such as New York City or Los Angeles, the amount of homeless people nationwide is declining. Southern Tier counties, including Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler, have seen an overall drop of almost 12% over the past decade. Ithaca and Tompkins counties have also improved. &... More>>

Dems cry foul on Trump's tweet about NY senator

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President Donald Trump laced into Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that she would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them.

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Solarize Chemung Informational Session

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Solarize Chemung wants to help homeowners cut their energy costs and save with a new community solar farm. 

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Cuomo, Puerto Rico Governor Talk About Fixing Island's Power

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello are calling for a new, modern electrical system for Puerto Rico following devastation and widespread outages caused by Hurricane Maria.   

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UPDATE: Voters choose to dissolve Village of Van Etten Video included

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The dissolution passed 103 to 76.

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Local family celebrating Rainbow Baby after multiple miscarriages Video included

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One family from Big Flats is celebrating their new baby after multiple miscarriages, and it was all possible thanks to a childhood friend. 

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Elmira City Council seeks next step in making Elmira Water Board a city dept.

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The Elmira City council voted Monday night to take the first step in gaining control of the Elmira Water Board. "Our goal, really and truly, is not to change any of the operation in regards to the Elmira Water Board," said Elmira City Manager, Mike Collins.

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The Arctic League Closes its 2017 Christmas Campaign Video included

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Arctic League closed its Big Book today for its 2017 Christmas Campaign.  December 11th is the earliest the book has ever closed, and $134,584 is the most the campaign has raised in over 100 years of the Arctic League, surpassing its goal of $120,000. This marks the 15th consecutive year the league has been able to close its campaign before Christmas.  President of the Arctic League Sheriff Chris Moss expressed his gratitude t... More>>

Police investigating theft at Sayre Dandy Mini Mart

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SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) - Police in Sayre are continuing to investigate a theft at the Dandy Mini Mart on Spring Street. Police say it happened around 3:30am Sunday. Two men allegedly went into the store, jumped over the counter and put an unknown number of cigarettes and cigars into a garbage bag. Police say the suspects drove away from the scene in an unknown car. Store employees were doing work in a back room and had no contact with the subjects. One of the suspects is describe... More>>

Elmira man arrested on robbery warrant after foot chase

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Elmira police arrested a man wanted for robbery into custody early Sunday morning following a traffic stop. An Elmira police officer was stopped in traffic on Lake Sunday around 12:20am when he saw a vehicle across the intersection. The Elmira Police Department says the officer recognized the backseat passenger as Tareek Simmons, who had an active arrest warrant for 3rd degree Robbery. The officer notified another police officer and followed the vehicle before ... More>>

Official: Device explodes on NYC subway platform

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A law enforcement official says what is believed to be an explosive device has been set off on Manhattan subway platform.

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Athletes, Entertainers Rush to Support Bullied Tennessee Boy

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A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. 

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Two People Charged For Trying To Sell Prescription Painkillers.

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Two people from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania are facing drug charges after police say they were trying to sell a stash of prescription painkillers. 

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Hunting Camp Robbery

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Police in Pennsylvania need your help looking for the person who robbed a hunting cabin in Tioga County. 

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Police Warn Shoppers to Be On Guard for Thieves

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New York state troopers are urging holiday shoppers to beware of thieves.    

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Frat Chapter Property Closing After Reported Violations

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A fraternity's chapter house property at Penn State is closing this month after alumni became aware of "several reported violations."    

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  • Health Commissioner: Influenza Prevalent in New York State

    Health Commissioner: Influenza Prevalent in New York State

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:12 AM EST2017-12-14 12:12:41 GMT

    The state Health Department says influenza is now prevalent in New York state, which means health care workers who haven't had a flu shot must wear procedural masks around patients.   

    The state Health Department says influenza is now prevalent in New York state, which means health care workers who haven't had a flu shot must wear procedural masks around patients.   

  • Governor: Female Reporter's Question 'Disservice to Women'

    Governor: Female Reporter's Question 'Disservice to Women'

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:09 AM EST2017-12-14 12:09:43 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said a female journalist did "a disservice to women" for asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government.   

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said a female journalist did "a disservice to women" for asking what his administration was doing to confront sexual harassment in state government.   

  • Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

    Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-12-13 21:44:34 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes.    The Democrat announced the plan Wednesday as the first of the proposals he'll unveil next month during his State of the State address that opens the 2018 legislative session.    Under Cuomo's proposal, all guns would immediately be removed from anyone convicted of domestic violence crimes, including misdemeanors. He says h...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes.    The Democrat announced the plan Wednesday as the first of the proposals he'll unveil next month during his State of the State address that opens the 2018 legislative session.    Under Cuomo's proposal, all guns would immediately be removed from anyone convicted of domestic violence crimes, including misdemeanors. He says h...
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  • The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump

    The Latest: Franken steps down, takes shot at Trump

    Thursday, December 7 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-07 14:40:49 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 12:31 AM EST2017-12-08 05:31:25 GMT
    A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her.
    A majority of the Senate's Democrats are calling on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken to quit after another woman accused him of forcibly trying to kiss her.
  • Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

    Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:07 AM EST2017-12-14 13:07:57 GMT

    Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

    Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

  • As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

    As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:46 AM EST2017-12-14 12:46:58 GMT

    The federal government is preparing to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

    The federal government is preparing to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.

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  • Express Girls Set Sights On Major Success In 2017

    Express Girls Set Sights On Major Success In 2017

    The Elmira Girls Basketball Team made a mark on Section 4 last season. Along with capturing their first-ever Class AA title, the Express had their best season in program history. This year, they return two of their Division-1 prospects, and add two more. WENY'S Jenna Harner sat down with the team to get a look at what they say are their biggest strengths. 

    The Elmira Girls Basketball Team made a mark on Section 4 last season. Along with capturing their first-ever Class AA title, the Express had their best season in program history. This year, they return two of their Division-1 prospects, and add two more. WENY'S Jenna Harner sat down with the team to get a look at what they say are their biggest strengths. 

  • Waverly Girls Cruise Past Newark Valley

    Waverly Girls Cruise Past Newark Valley

    The Waverly Girls basketball team remained unbeaten on the season as they beat Newark Valley 64-33. Elle Nittinger finished the night with 23 points for the Wolverines, Alex Tomasso chipped in with 10.

    The Waverly Girls basketball team remained unbeaten on the season as they beat Newark Valley 64-33. Elle Nittinger finished the night with 23 points for the Wolverines, Alex Tomasso chipped in with 10.

  • Crusaders Take Down Unbeaten Spartans

    Crusaders Take Down Unbeaten Spartans

    Notre Dame was able to hold off Edison's second half comeback Tuesday Night. The Crusaders beat the Spartans 71-62 behind Gary Raupers' 21 points. Nate Chorney had a career high 41 points for Edison.  

    Notre Dame was able to hold off Edison's second half comeback Tuesday Night. The Crusaders beat the Spartans 71-62 behind Gary Raupers' 21 points. Nate Chorney had a career high 41 points for Edison.  


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