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School Officials Deny Verbal Abuse Allegations Against Former Football Coach

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Bath, NY (WENY) – After more than two decades as the Bath Haverling high school varsity football coach, Wayne Carroll submitted his retirement request. School officials say the sudden move is due to health reasons. Thursday the Bath Central School District voted in favor of honoring Carroll's request, allowing him to retire. His resignation comes amid allegations on social media of a recent incident where he verbally abused students at the school. Coach Carroll has been away f...

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At least 240 animals rescued from 'deplorable' home

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At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.  

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Chemung County Democratic Committee hosts fundraiser ahead of elections

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Community members in Elmira had yet another chance to meet with a number of democratic candidates who will be on the ticket next month come election day.  

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Health experts explain why children should get the flu shot Video included

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SAYRE, PA (WENY) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was the worst its been in several years. A total of 183 pediatric deaths were reported, 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.  Health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as we enter flu season this year. WENY spoke to Michael Gum who is the System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in... More>>

Dow drops 400 points after Mnuchin backs out of Saudi summit

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By Matt Egan, CNN Business The jittery stock market is once again heading south. The Dow dropped 400 points, or 1.6%, on Thursday, with selling accelerating after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin backed out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. . Tech stocks fell sharply, sending the Nasdaq tumbling more than 2%. Netflix declined 4%, while Facebook and Alphabet lost about 3% apiece. Stock market volatility is back on Wall Street. Fears about rising bond yields ... More>>

UPDATE: Four People Hospitalized Following Crash Involving Corning-Painted Post School Bus

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- WENY News is monitoring a situation out of Painted Post on East High Street where there was reportedly a crash between a school bus and a car.  According to on-scene witnesses, a woman was taken away on the stretcher, but the extent of her injuries are unknown.  WENY News has a crew on-scene and we will provide any updates as we get them. 

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Man Allegedly Involved in Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

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CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- The man who was allegedly involved in the crash that killed Lindley-Presho Volunteer Fire Chief Terry Hill has been arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges.  According to New York State Police, the crash occurred on Sunday, October 14. Police say Neally was driving his Subaru northbound on State Route 415 when he turned left directly in into the path of Hill, who was driving his motorcycle southbound.  Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. Neal...

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10-Year-Old Hit by Truck in Van Etten

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VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) – On Wednesday, October 17, the Chemung County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a child being hit by a truck. The collision happened at the intersection of State Route 224 and Langford Creek Road. According to police, 50-year-old David Reed was traveling west on State Route 224 and failed to stop at the stop sign upon reaching the intersection, striking a 10-year-old boy who was riding his bike. The boy was transported to the Robert Packet Hospi...

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Man gets 20 years for stabbing stranger with screwdriver

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   OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man who stabbed another man in the head with a screwdriver has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports 34-year-old Steven Haynes, of Oswego, was sentenced this week in Oswego County Court after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree murder.    Prosecutors say Haynes stabbed a stranger in an "unprovoked" attack at the Oswego County Department of Social Services... More>>

Senate Candidate Kirchgessner Returns All Endorsements

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The Democratic Candidate for New York's 58th Senate District says she's running the race without the help of any endorsements.

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Senate GOP still want deal on clergy abuse bill

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Republican leaders of Pennsylvania's Senate say they'll await a counteroffer on legislation to respond to a landmark grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades.

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Polio- Like Disease Affecting Children In U.S Video included

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Big Flats, NY (WENY) – A disease that health experts have been closely watching since 2014 is affecting children across the country. The polio-like disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM is targeting children across the country, leaving health experts stumped and parents concerned. 127 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis are under investigation. The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of the neurological disease in 22 states. 90% of people affected involve children 18-years-old with... More>>

"SPIRIT" Program Success at the Steuben County Jail Video included

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- It was SPIRIT Program graduation for one lucky dog today at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office. After weeks of training by non violent inmates at the Steuben County Jail, Snoops is ready to head to his forever home. The SPIRIT Program makes each dog into a companion with multiple inmates, with the hope of readying the dog for their future home. Once fully trained likes Snoops is now, the dog goes back to the humane society it came from, more than ready...

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Elmira Heights PD Searching for Two Suspected Vandals

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Heights Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying two people who are believed to have vandalized property at First Heritage Federal Credit Union on Prescott Avenue. Anyone who may know who these subjects are should contact the Elmira Heights Police Department at 607-733-6580 or message them on Facebook. More>>

Asbestos Concerns in the Demolition of the Old Tompkins County Library

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ITHACA N.Y. (WENY)--The old Tompkins County public library, located on North Cayuga Street, was first established in 1868. That building has been abandoned for nearly 2 decades now, but plans are in the works to revamp the space. Because the building was built so long ago, its interior infrastructure is not up on recent codes, making the upcoming demolition more hazardous. "There is no question that this structure, this abandoned library is known to contain asbestos, which is a ...

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Clemens Center receives $100,000 donation Video included

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The John G. Ullman and Associates Foundation presented a check of $100,000 to the Clemens Center Wednesday morning. The money will go towards the center's inaugural season of the "Family Connection Series"; which aims to help families experience the arts together. 

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Tioga County (NY) Confirms One Case of West Nile Virus

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OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – West Nile Virus has been found in a resident of Tioga County, according to the county health department. Health officials are urging those who have been bitten by a mosquito and start to feel sick to see a doctor as soon as possible. West Nile Virus symptoms can take anywhere from 3 to 15 days to show. Typically, someone who is infected might feel like they have a minor cold with a small number of people experiencing a fever. An even smaller number of peop... More>>

The Latest: First lady sees newborn victims of opioid crisis

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to a Philadelphia hospital and conference on newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal (all times local):    12:15 p.m.    First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal.    She was late for the visit Wednesday morning after her first flight was forced to return to a Washington area... More>>

New York State Police Warn of Phone Scam

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police have received information that an individual is contacting the public in Western New York – as far east as Erie County and as far west as Steuben County. They are reportedly identifying themselves as the New York State Police and requesting personal information such as social security numbers. The number the individuals are calling from shows on caller ID as that of a State Police station, although the calls are not ... More>>

The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on a Catholic priest pleading guilty to child sexual abuse charges (all times local):    10:40 a.m.    A former priest in the Erie Diocese is admitting that he committed sexual abuse of children, pleading guilty to corruption of minors and child endangerment.    The Rev. David Lee Poulson pleaded guilty to the two felonies in a western Pennsylvania courthouse on Wednesday.    The 65-year-old from Oil City is one... More>>

Syracuse Woman Received $11,000 During Welfare Fraud Scheme

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A Syracuse woman was arrested and is facing charges after an investigation by the Welfare Fraud Investigation Unit.

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Water Board Work May Interrupt Service

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The Elmira Water Board is planning repairs to its system that could interrupt your service.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan stops in Binghamton for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

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U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was in downtown Binghamton for a campaign event for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.

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Mayor Mandell Addresses Sales Tax Allocation Agreement

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – Officials in the city of Elmira briefly met during a public council meeting and discussed a proposal from Chemung County regarding the current sales tax allocation agreement. The deal began in 2013, with the county taking on the cost of the city's D-P-W and grounds workers; Chemung County also began keeping a larger portion of of the sales tax revenue it distributes to the city. Essentially, the city would be able to defer the 1.3 million dollars it owes to ...

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Politics in Two: Implications Surrounding the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the disappearance and suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the possible implications that could be in store for the United States and Saudi Arabia - the nation accused of being responsible for his murder.  More>>

Elmira Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Someone with a Handgun

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira man is behind bars after allegedly threatening a victim with a handgun Monday night.  According to Elmira Police, the incident took place at the 100 block of Washington Court in the city. Responding officers received reports the man who allegedly had the handgun was still in the area.  The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Katlynn Banks, was found nearby and reportedly arrested without incident. Banks is charged with Attempted Assaul... More>>

Towanda HS Awarded $10,000 Gift from Williams Auto Group

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TOWANDA, PA (WENY) -- Earlier today Towanda Area High School was given a $10,000 gift from Williams Auto Group for a major upgrade to their gymnasium. The money will go towards a new state of the art scorer's table, helping to revamp the gym and adding a new element to winter sporting events at the school. A great relationship between the school and Williams Auto Group has lasted for years, with the bond being strengthened by Dalton Williams, a Towanda graduate who wen... More>>

Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen Faces Lawsuit

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen is facing a lawsuit.  The suit claims Krusen caused "financial hardship" for former First Arena and Elmira Jackals Hockey owner, Thomas Freeman, in 2016. According to the lawsuit, Freeman is seeking $500,000 in damages.  The suit also claims Krusen repeatedly lied to the public and Freeman, telling them he had signed a written contract to purchase First Arena from Brian Barrett, a local car dea... More>>

Catholic Charities hosts annual Empty Bowls Luncheon Video included

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Tuesday afternoon, Catholic Charities held its 13th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon at Elmira College. It's the largest fundraiser the organization holds to benefit the samaritan center.  

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Ithaca Tompkins Airport to become International after Renovations Video included

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ITHACA N.Y. (WENY) --The Ithaca Tompkins airport is going to start renovations this month on their new $24.7 million dollar project. The project is going to transform the airport into the new Ithaca Tompkins International airport, allowing more flights to come in and out of Ithaca from numerous areas. “You want survive  and thrive economically, people have to be able to get to you. that's step one. and the new economy is not going to drive here. the new economy is global,...

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Tanner's P.A.W.S. Owner Fighting Criminal Charges Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Rescue organization Tanner's P.A.W.S. Owner Christie Speciale appeared in court again earlier today on the charges of a hate crime, stalking, and disorderly conduct. Her attorney spoke out about everything surrounding the charges during a news conference this afternoon. The charges stem from Christie confronting an Amish Man at Corning's Harvest Fest. She was concerned about puppies the man was attempting to sell, all allegedly from a puppy mill. Spe... More>>

Limebike officially launches hub on Elmira College campus Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Limebike has officially made its way to Elmira. The new twist on a ride-sharing service has become pretty popular across the region. On Tuesday, it made its official launch on the Elmira College campus. "Affordability, availability and accessibility are key components of our business model," says Jeff Goodmark, Operations Manager for Limebike. "These colleges all struggle with transportation and offering bikeshare in these situations really real...

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Remains Found in Search for Missing Toddler

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   LYONS, N.Y. (AP) - Police have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case of the missing 1-year-old son of a woman whose body was found buried at an upstate New York farm last spring.    Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday night that he'll hold the news conference Tuesday afternoon at sheriff office headquarters in Lyons.    Owen Hidalgo-Calderon was last seen with his mother, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, on May 16 at a farm in the town ...

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Corning Woman in Court After Being Charged with Hate Crime

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Earlier today, Christie Speciale, the woman who has been charged with a hate crime following an altercation with an Amish family at the Corning Harvest Festival, was in City Court. According to Speciale and her attorney, Susan Chana Lask, they have filed for a motion to dismiss the case. The incident occurred on September 22, when Speciale approached an Amish family who was allegedly selling puppies on Market Street during the Harvest Festival. She accus...

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NY state's highest court boots Rochester judge from bench

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York judge convicted of drunken driving and accused of attempting to illegally buy a firearm has been removed from the bench by the state's highest court.    The Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the state Commission of Judicial Conduct's recommendation that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio no longer be allowed to serve as a judge.    Astacio had appealed the commission's recommendation, saying she instead should ha... More>>

Cornell Alumna killed in Pennsylvania bus crash

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A California woman has been identified as the victim of a bus crash in Pennsylvania.

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RECALL: Wegmans Hummus May Contain Plastic

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Wegmans is pulling some of its store-brand hummus from the refrigerator section because it might contain pieces of black plastic. 

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Shapiro presses Senate to pass grand jury recommendations

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro says recommendations from a state grand jury report that found Roman Catholic priests sexually abused more than a thousand children over decades will pass if given a vote in Pennsylvania's Senate.  

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NY lawmakers to hold hearing on legalization of marijuana

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Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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Report: Jobs in health care industry continue to rise

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The number of jobs in New York's health care industry continues to rise, with that sector of the state's economy contributing about $71 billion in wages last year.

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Tracy Mitrano Speaks With Constituents in Steuben Co

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Earlier this evening Tracy Mitrano held a town hall meeting in Corning to discuss several topics and issues with local residents.  The candidate running against incumbent Tom Reed to represent the 23rd district of New York spoke about her policies and how she looks to improve upon things such as healthcare, the poverty line, and public transportation in the Southern Tier. She also made it known that she would not be silent if given the opportunity to...

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Corning Boy Scouts Help Clean Up Lackawanna Rail Trail

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Several Boy Scouts and adult volunteers from Fagan Engineering in Elmira cleaned trash from the Lackawanna Rail Trail on Saturday and learned how to fly drones and use them to create aerial maps. The scouts, who are a part of Troop 2 in Corning, cleaned litter from the Eastside Elmira section of the 8-mile recreation trail. The community service project intended to teach the scouts about hands-on environmental stewardship and the importance and rewards of ... More>>

Two Cats Killed in Ithaca Fire

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Ithaca Firefighters responded to 106 Crescent Place in the City of Ithaca just after 3:00 p.m. Monday for a report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes to find smoke and flames coming from the two-story home. The house had been evacuated and the fire was reportedly spreading quickly. Firefighters knocked down a large portion of the blaze on the back side and then entered the home and extinguished the remaining fire. Bangs Ambulan... More>>

City of Elmira looks to fill southside Tops vacancy

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Back in August, Tops Markets announced it's closing 10 "under performing" stores, in an effort to quote "financially restructure" the company. Now the city is working to make sure southside residents have access to a new grocery store once it closes.  

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Chemung County Sheriff's Office receives state accreditation Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is being recognized for its work in the corrections division. On Monday, the department celebrated its re-accreditation by the New York State Sheriff's Association. Chemung was one of only 31 counties across the state to receive the accreditation, according to Sheriff's Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe. "It's a better way to do business. A lot of soffices can't--they don't have the financial resources or the p... More>>

Elmira Corning Regional Airport to Have Non-Stop Flight Services to Washington Dulles in 2019

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Corning Regional Airport Director of Aviation Bill Hopper and Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli have announced United Airlines will begin offering direct flights to Washington Dulles International Airport starting March 2019. United Airlines will reportedly replace its Newark services with direct flights to Washington Dulles International two times a day. “We were very excited when United started its Newark service out of ELM this ...

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Set a Canisteo Home on Fire

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CANISTEO, N.Y. (WENY) – A man was arrested after police say he allegedly intentionally set a building on fire and “engaging in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person”.

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New York State Police Investigating Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash

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CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) – On Sunday, the New York State Police investigated a fatal car vs. motorcycle accident that occurred on State Route 415 in the Town of Campbell. According to police, a 2003 Subaru, reportedly being driven by 42-year-old Robert Neally, was driving northbound. Neally allegedly turned left directly into the path of a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by 65-year-old Terry Hill of Lindley. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County... More>>

Area Wegmans Stores Accepting Donations for the United Way of the Southern Tier

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Wegmans shoppers in Corning, Elmira and Hornell can donate to United Way of the Southern Tier in the checkout lane. Shoppers can make a donation of $2, $3, $5 or more, or ask that their total be rounded up to the next dollar to benefit programs served by the United Way of the Southern Tier. The checkout campaign will run until November 10. All donations made by shoppers will go to united Way's Game Changers Fund which benefits area children, families and... More>>

New York State Officials Remind Drivers to Winterize Their Vehicles

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Whether we like it or not, winter is coming. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is urging New Yorkers to winterize their vehicles and familiarize themselves with safe winter driving tips in anticipation of snow and icy road conditions. Drivers are also reminded that, starting Tuesday October 16, they can install snow tires with metal studs on their vehicles. Under New York State law, th... More>>

Tracy Mitrano to Hold Town Halls Across New York's 23rd Congressional District

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Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano continues her “One District” Campaign.

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Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

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Tough-talking GOP rival to governor: I'll stomp on your face

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Pennsylvania's Republican candidate for governor is telling Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to put on a catcher's mask because "I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes."   

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Wolf signs tougher rules for guns in domestic violence cases

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A new law is on the books in Pennsylvania requiring those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or subject to protective orders to give up their guns within 24 hours.

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Horseheads Animal Shelter celebrates two-year anniversary Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter will be celebrating their two-year anniversary on Sunday. The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter has been saving local animals and giving them the chance at a better life for two years. Since opening their doors, the shelter has made upgrades to the facility, including improvements to the outside kennels for the dogs. They also have adopted out over 200 owner-surrender cats and dogs. The shelter will be hosting a publ... More>>

State Police arrest woman for allegedly selling methamphetamine Video included

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Police arrested an Alpine woman for allegedly purchasing a pseudoephedrine product with the knowledge that it would be used to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine. 27-year-old Noelle McCarthy was arrested on August 13th by State Police. Investigators allege that McCarthy entered the pharmacy inside the Tops Markets grocery store in the village of Bath, purchasing a pseudoephedrine product. McCarthy was released on an appearance ticket a... More>>

Ithaca man arrested for threatening women with ice pick, fought with police Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police arrested an Ithaca man early Saturday morning on a slew of charges.  34-year-old Tarrant Sheppard was allegedly harassing several females as he followed them on the 200 block of South Plain Street around 1:55 am. Officers were advised that the suspect was armed with a knife. When officers arrived on scene, they interviewed the complainants who stated that a suspected, later identified as Tarrant Sheppard, threatened them with what they believed to be... More>>

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease Brings Community Out Video included

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Emira, NY (WENY) – Hundreds of people made it their mission to be a part of the movement to end Alzheimer's Saturday morning in Eldridge Park. The walk kicked off with a few keynote speakers including congressman tom reed who thanked the community for supporting the fight to find a cure. The walk is meant to shed light on the disease that has affected too many families. Alzheimer's is a disease that destroys the memory and affects more than 400-thousand New Yorkers. One local... More>>

9th Annual Octoberfest In Elmira Heights Video included

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Elmira Heights, NY (WENY) – Saturday part of east 14 will be closed off for the 9th annual Octoberfest. This year the event has the right temperature to go along with the fall festival. Families who attend will be able to purchase different handmade crafts and treats from numerous vendors such as wooden pens, sports themed pot holders, whoopie pies, popcorn, cotton candy and other fall decor. Organizers of this years Octoberfest created a few stations where children and their f... More>>

Elmira police investigate early morning shooting Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning in the city of Elmira.  Officers say they responded to the 300 block of East Center Street at around 1:39 am after receiving a report of gunshots. When police arrived to the scene, multiple police and cars were seen fleeing the area. Police say a perimeter was set up around a residence wherein a male subject then exited the residence. It was found this male had... More>>

Cancer Resource Center hosts community event

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Cancer Resource Center 24th annual Walkathon and 5K run is being held on Saturday, October 13th. The annual event will take place at Ithaca's Cass Park starting at 10 am. The community-wide fundraiser is designed to help the Cancer Resource Center provide support and assistance to families and people who have been affected by cancer. The event will feature Zumba, live entertainment, prizes and a pancake breakfast.  For details on registration, click he... More>>

Guthrie hosts 'Ladies Day Out' in Sayre

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SAYRE, PA (WENY) - Guthrie is hosting a "Ladies Day Out" event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday.  The event will be held from 11 am to 2 pm at the Guthrie Clinic Atrium in Sayre. The event will feature activities including an "Ask-The-Expert" area with Guthrie specialists in breast care and women's mental health, as well as, Guthrie representatives available from the breast program and other services. There will also be free flu shots, local... More>>

Joint funeral set for sisters killed in New York limo crash

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AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York community stricken with grief after a limousine crash that killed 20 people is saying goodbye to four sisters and four family members who were on the ill-fated birthday celebration trip.    The combined service is being held a week after the limousine loaded with 18 people ran a stop sign and crashed at the bottom of a hill in nearby Schoharie . Everyone on the limousine died, as well as two pedestrians.    Four sisters wh... More>>

'Rally For Change' held this weekend in Elmira Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The campaign for Jermone Emanuel's County Executive race is hosting a "Rally For Change" on Saturday. The rally will take place from 2 to 4 pm at Wisner Park in downtown Elmira. The event will feature speakers from the local community as well as remarks from Jerome and his Deputy Executive selection, Donald Kraft Sr.  Emanuel said in a statement, "The focus of the rally is to highlight the message we have centered this campaign around; The s... More>>

This Week in Wine Country-- GCP Discount Liquors & Wines Video included

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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 GCP Discount Liquors & Wines in Horseheads.

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Wolf signs tougher rules for guns in domestic violence cases

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new law is on the books in Pennsylvania requiring those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or subject to protective orders to give up their guns within 24 hours.    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf late Friday signed the legislation that takes effect in six months.    The bill ends the practice of letting subjects of protection from abuse orders give their weapons to family members or friends. The law requires they be handed over ... More>>

Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Sharpe to Hold Town Hall at Cornell

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Sharpe will be making a stop in Ithaca this weekend for a town hall. The town call, hosted by the Cornell Libertarians, will take place in Cornell University's Goldwin Smith Hall at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 14. Sharpe and his running mate, Andrew Hollister, are running on the Libertarian Party line of the ballot. Before entering politics, Sharpe was a businessman, an executive coach and management...

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Facebook says hackers accessed 29M people's accounts

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago.    The exact number hadn't been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn't know if they had been misused.    The hackers accessed name, email addresses or phone numbers from those 29 million accounts. For 14 million of those accounts, hackers got even more data, such as hom... More>>

Village of Penn Yan receives $10 million from state Video included

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PENN YAN, N.Y. (WENY) - A village in Yates County is getting a major financial boost from New York State, in the form of a $10 million extreme makeover. The Village of Penn Yan can now relate to the expression, "Third time's the charm"  , after two other attempts to secure a Downtown Revitalization Initiative award, which has now been granted!  "It's just exciting that we're moving forward, instead of being on a stagnant," said Kathy Orr, former Penn Ya... More>>

Work continues on Corning ice rink

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Work continues on the Nasser Civic Center Ice Rink in Corning. The two-phase project began back in May, with crews removing the rinks' original flooring. Now the concrete has been poured for new ice to be installed.  Related: Corning Ice Rink Opens for Season, Looks Ahead to Upgrades "There's been a lot of work involved in getting it to where we're at currently," says Alex Hamilton, Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Corning...

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Multiple Fire Crews Respond to Dix House Fire

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DIX, N.Y. (WENY) – Multiple fire departments responded to a large house fire that happened at 1849 Bennett Road in the Town of Dix Friday afternoon. According to initial scanner reports, the fire was reported around 12:45 p.m. Scanner reports also indicated that at one point, a propane tank on the property had exploded. Dispatchers also said a dog had been rescued from the home; it is currently unclear whether or not there were any people in the home or if there were any injur...

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Lloyd Neurauter Pleads Guilty to Murder of Ex-Wife, Faces 25 Years to Life in Prison Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Lloyd Neurauter has pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder, Custodial Interference in the First Degree and Conspiracy in the Second Degree in connection to the death of his ex-wife, Michelle Neurauter. This report is according to the Steuben County District Attorney's Office. Lloyd, 48, murdered Michelle at her home on Dwight Avenue in the City of Corning on August 27, 2017 and then staged her death to look like a suicide. According to District Attorney ... More>>

Tracy Mitrano to Hold Town Hall in Corning

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano (NY-23) will be holding an open town hall in Corning on Monday, October 15. The town hall will take place at the United Steelworkers Local 1000, located at 100 Civic Center Plaza; the town hall will be from 5:00 to 7:00 in the evening. The Corning town hall is Mitrano's eighth town hall since September. She will host a town hall in each of the 11 counties in the 23rd Congressional District. More>>

Tioga County (NY) Sheriff's Office Searching for Suspect Following Armed Robbery

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TIOGA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tioga County Sheriff's Office has arrested one man and is searching for another following a reported armed robbery that happened at a home on State Route 17C in the Town of Tioga. According to the investigation, the victim was allegedly lured into the home and robbed at gunpoint by two men. When deputies later executed a search warrant at the home, two men, identified as 22-year-old Mason Runyon and 17-year-old Isaiah Ramirez, fled. Runyon was arrested...

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Free Rabies Clinic to be Held at Horseheads Town Hall Saturday

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Chemung County Health Department and the Chemung County SPCA are sponsoring a free rabies clinic at the Horseheads Town Hall on Saturday, October 13. The clinic will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The town hall is located at 150 Wygant Road in Horseheads. All pets must be accompanied by an adult who is able to hold the pet during vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash or securely confined; cats and ferrets must be securely confined. All pet...

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Pres. Trump visits Erie to campaign for Republican candidates Video included

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Before Trump arrived to the Erie Insurance Arena, the crowd was energetic and excited. But when he finally arrived, that level of excitement reached a whole new level.

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74-Year-Old Man Dead After Being Hit While Riding Bike in Lansing

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LANSING, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has reported that one man is dead after being hit on his bicycle on North Triphammer Road in Lansing Wednesday afternoon. According to the sheriff's office, 74-year-old Karl Wolfe was riding his bike on the southbound shoulder of North Triphammer Road, when he was struck by what's being described as a commercial vehicle. Wolfe was transported to the Cayuga Medical Center where he later died from injuries sustained in ... More>>

Toyota recalls trucks, SUVs and cars to fix air bag problem

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DETROIT (AP) - Toyota is recalling more than 168,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars because the air bags may not inflate in a crash.    The recall covers 2018 and 2019 Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs as well as 2019 Avalon sedans.    Toyota says the air bag control computer can erroneously detect a fault when the vehicles are started. With a fault, the air bags may not deploy in a crash.    Toyota will notify owners and dealers will update the air bag contr... More>>

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  • School Officials Deny Verbal Abuse Allegations Against Former Football Coach

    School Officials Deny Verbal Abuse Allegations Against Former Football Coach

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-10-19 04:20:33 GMT

    Bath, NY (WENY) – After more than two decades as the Bath Haverling high school varsity football coach, Wayne Carroll submitted his retirement request. School officials say the sudden move is due to health reasons. Thursday the Bath Central School District voted in favor of honoring Carroll's request, allowing him to retire. His resignation comes amid allegations on social media of a recent incident where he verbally abused students at the school. Coach Carroll has been away f...

    Bath, NY (WENY) – After more than two decades as the Bath Haverling high school varsity football coach, Wayne Carroll submitted his retirement request. School officials say the sudden move is due to health reasons. Thursday the Bath Central School District voted in favor of honoring Carroll's request, allowing him to retire. His resignation comes amid allegations on social media of a recent incident where he verbally abused students at the school. Coach Carroll has been away f...

  • Chemung County Democratic Committee hosts fundraiser ahead of elections

    Chemung County Democratic Committee hosts fundraiser ahead of elections

    Thursday, October 18 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-10-19 01:12:51 GMT

    Community members in Elmira had yet another chance to meet with a number of democratic candidates who will be on the ticket next month come election day.  

    Community members in Elmira had yet another chance to meet with a number of democratic candidates who will be on the ticket next month come election day.  

  • Health experts explain why children should get the flu shot

    Health experts explain why children should get the flu shot

    Thursday, October 18 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-10-18 22:33:18 GMT
    SAYRE, PA (WENY) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was the worst its been in several years. A total of 183 pediatric deaths were reported, 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.  Health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as we enter flu season this year. WENY spoke to Michael Gum who is the System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in...
    SAYRE, PA (WENY) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was the worst its been in several years. A total of 183 pediatric deaths were reported, 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.  Health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as we enter flu season this year. WENY spoke to Michael Gum who is the System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in...
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  • At least 240 animals rescued from 'deplorable' home

    At least 240 animals rescued from 'deplorable' home

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-10-19 04:10:34 GMT

    At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.  

    At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.  

  • Man gets 20 years for stabbing stranger with screwdriver

    Man gets 20 years for stabbing stranger with screwdriver

    Thursday, October 18 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-10-18 14:49:34 GMT
       OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man who stabbed another man in the head with a screwdriver has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports 34-year-old Steven Haynes, of Oswego, was sentenced this week in Oswego County Court after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree murder.    Prosecutors say Haynes stabbed a stranger in an "unprovoked" attack at the Oswego County Department of Social Services...
       OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man who stabbed another man in the head with a screwdriver has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports 34-year-old Steven Haynes, of Oswego, was sentenced this week in Oswego County Court after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree murder.    Prosecutors say Haynes stabbed a stranger in an "unprovoked" attack at the Oswego County Department of Social Services...
  • Global Garbage Crisis Meeting

    Global Garbage Crisis Meeting

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-10-18 06:39:42 GMT

    The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council says a global garbage crisis is increasing environmental contamination.

    The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council says a global garbage crisis is increasing environmental contamination.

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  • New Yorkers are among the least politically engaged in the country, study finds

    New Yorkers are among the least politically engaged in the country, study finds

    Thursday, October 18 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-10-18 21:39:59 GMT
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    The findings: New York ranked 44thmost politically engaged states out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

    The findings: New York ranked 44thmost politically engaged states out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

  • Dow drops 400 points after Mnuchin backs out of Saudi summit

    Dow drops 400 points after Mnuchin backs out of Saudi summit

    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-10-18 18:45:52 GMT
    By Matt Egan, CNN Business The jittery stock market is once again heading south. The Dow dropped 400 points, or 1.6%, on Thursday, with selling accelerating after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin backed out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. . Tech stocks fell sharply, sending the Nasdaq tumbling more than 2%. Netflix declined 4%, while Facebook and Alphabet lost about 3% apiece. Stock market volatility is back on Wall Street. Fears about rising bond yields ...
    By Matt Egan, CNN Business The jittery stock market is once again heading south. The Dow dropped 400 points, or 1.6%, on Thursday, with selling accelerating after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin backed out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. . Tech stocks fell sharply, sending the Nasdaq tumbling more than 2%. Netflix declined 4%, while Facebook and Alphabet lost about 3% apiece. Stock market volatility is back on Wall Street. Fears about rising bond yields ...
  • Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

    Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:57:55 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 6:02 AM EDT2018-10-18 10:02:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington.
    President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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