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Local shoppers hit the stores Thanksgiving Thursday, getting a leg up on Black Friday deals Video included

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WENY's Isabel Garcia speaks to local shoppers who ventured out to the stores on Thanksgiving Thursday to get ahead of Black Friday sales and deals.

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Bath Police investigating Thanksgiving morning robbery

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - Bath Village Police are investigating a Robbery at the Old National Hotel early Thursday morning. The robbery happened at about 6am on Thanksgiving at the hotel on East Steuben Street. According to police, two white men and one white woman exited the rear of the hotel with the cash register and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects ran on foot towards Gansevoort Street.      Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact B... More>>

Shabach Tabernacle Feeds Nearly Two-Hundred People on Thanksgiving Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- For the eleventh year in a row, Shabach Tabernacle Church ensured everyone was able to enjoy a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Thursday afternoon, the church held its annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Throughout the afternoon, nearly one-hundred people stopped by the enjoy good food and company. The church also delivered close to 75 meals throughout the community. This, organizers say, is meant to help the elderly or anyone unable to leave their home, still enjoy t... More>>

Woman dead after Chautauqua County hunting accident

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The preliminary investigation determined Billquist was walking her dogs in the field when she was shot.

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Chemung Sheriff's investigating fatal stabbing in Southport

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SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal stabbing in Southport earely Thursday morning. The stabbing happened at a home in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Ave in the Town of Southport. Investigators ar currently conducting follow-up interviews and processing evidence. The name of the victim has not been released yet as authorities are still notifying family. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Elmira Police Departme... More>>

Court invalidates Corbett's 2014 line-item spending vetoes

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Supreme Court says it's not enough for governors to put out news releases when they are vetoing bills during a legislative adjournment, they also have to issue formal public notices.    The justices on Wednesday sided with three top state Senate leaders of both parties in ruling that partial vetoes of appropriations and fiscal code amendment bills by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014 weren't valid.    The court says they fail... More>>

Professors Condemn School's Handling of Sexual Harassment

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More than 400 professors from dozens of universities across the U.S. have signed a letter condemning the University of Rochester's response to sexual misconduct allegations against a professor.  

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Free Thanksgiving Dinners For Those In Need

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Across the county, millions of people will be spending Thanksgiving with family and friends. Some are not so lucky.

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Shabach Tabernacle Church gears up for 11th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner Video included

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Shabach Tabernacle Church in Elmira is ensuring everyone in the community has a place to go, and warm food to eat, for Thursday's Thanksgiving celebration. 

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Former Congressman Maurice Hinchey passes away

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The announcement was posted to Hinchey's Facebook page. The Democrat represented New York's 22nd district for Congress for 20 years.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Dangers of the Dark Web Video included

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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo and Equifax. These are just some of many websites that have had data breaches, leaking personal information for millions of people. Hackers can then either keep your information, or sell it on the dark web. 

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Man Faces Arson Charges in Connection to Ithaca Home Fire

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Ithaca man is behind bars for allegedly setting a home on fire early Wednesday morning. Police say they responded to a fire in the 100 block of Hudston Street around 1:20 am. Shortly after, an investigation found the fire was intentionally started. Around 12:07 pm, Ithaca Police arrested 31-year-old Joshua Reeves. He is now facing arson-related charges. The building was home to at least seven people. The Red Cross has since began assisting those affected. ...

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Elmira Chapter of the Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Elmira chapter of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign officially began this past Friday. The chapter fell short of it's goal of $125,000 last year by about $8,000. They have set the same goal this year. This year Major Craig Haggerty says they are off to an even slower start, "We're a little slow this year. We're down a significant amount, I'm not quite sure where we're at but we are down from the same time last year," he said. After miss... More>>

Fire Officials Warn of Thanksgiving Cooking Fires Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) --  According to the National Fire Prevention Association, nearly half of all home fires start in the kitchen. And -- as a holiday based around food, Thanksgiving is a peak day for fire officials. That's why local departments are urging residents to be extra cautious this Thanksgiving holiday. "I would say the main cause is generally distractions," says City of Elmira Fire Chief Joseph Martino. "Walking away from the stove to tend to other thi... More>>

Corning man accused of multiple burglaries in Corning, Riverside

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CORNING, NY (WENY) - A Corning man is facing burglary charges related to several incidents in Corning and Riverside. 22-year-old Stanley Sellard is charged with 2nd degree Burglary, 2nd degree Attempted Burglary and 3rd degree Attempted Burglary for allegedly robbing three homes on Corning's northside and attempting to break into a fourth. Sellard was also charged with 3rd degree Burglary for an alleged burglary in the Village of Riverside. Sellard was sent to the Steuben County Ja... More>>

Bradford County man allegedly uploaded child porn to Dropbox

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NEW ALBANY, P.A. (WENY) - A Bradford County man is behind bars for allegedly having child pornography. 20-year-old Elijah Canfield is charged with 17 counts of Disseminating Child Pornography, 24 counts of Child Pornography and 5 counts of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Canfield allegedly uploaded multiple images to Google+ Photos and Dropbox accounts. He is being held at the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $150,000 bail. More>>

Chemung Sheriff's investigating fundraiser held in Elmira Heights

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into a fundraiser held in Elmira Heights over the weekend. According to the Sheriff's Office, they received multiple phone calls about the "Paw Patrol Meet and Greet Pizza Party." It was held at the Elmira Heights Legion on November 19th. Callers said the event organizers stated all proceeds would be donated to charity. Some of the callers also expressed concern in reference to ... More>>

Pennsylvania House Leaves Marcellus Shale Tax Up In The Air

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Legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to impose a long-sought tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is up in the air until December.   

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NY Launches Campaign to Warn of Dangers of Fentanyl

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New York state is launching a new effort to inform the public about the dangers of fentanyl.

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Navy Says 8 People Recovered in Good Condition After Plane Crash

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The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan.

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Elmira kicks off holiday season with Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Video included

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Elmira's holiday season officially kicked off Tuesday night with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Wisner Park. 

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Politics in Two - "Harassment and Abuse in Business, Media, & Politics" Video included

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(WENY) - WENY's Political Analyst, Dr. Jim Twombly, talks about harassment and abuse allegations in business, media and politics in this week's Politics in Two More>>

Jubilee Foods in the Midst of Thanksgiving Rush Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- We're just a few days away from Thanksgiving. If you're still scrambling to get that turkey, you're not alone. The few days leading up to the holiday are some of the busiest of the year for grocery stores. That's certainly the case at Jubilee Foods in Horseheads. Shelves have been fully stocked and inventory ordered well in advanced. And while these few days are certainly hectic, management says they're more than prepared for all those extra shoppers.

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Annual Holly Days Festival takes place Saturday

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HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) - Hanover Square will be in the holiday spirit Saturday at the annual Holly Days festival. The festival runs from 1pm to 6pm. The will be dancing, musical performances, crafts, foods, and vendors. You can enter to win a Lottery Ticket Wreath or cash raffle and take a horse and carriage ride. Santa will stop by to take pictures. The schedule of performances and appearances is below. SCHEDULE: 1:00pm Opening 1:10-1:40 Dancin to the Rhythm  1:45-2:00 Ga...

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Elmira man allegedly had 14 grams of cocaine

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - An Elmira man is facing drug charges for allegedly having about 14 grams of cocaine. 30-year-old Dennis Washington is charged with 3rd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. The arrest comes as the result of an investigation by the Elmira Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team. Investigators executed a search warrant at a home in the City of Elmira. They recovered about 14 grams ... More>>

IIHS Best Booster Seats of 2017

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with its list of the best booster seats for keeping children safe inside vehicles. 

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Natural gas tax comes up for debate in Pennsylvania House

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Legislation to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is getting closer to a vote in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, although the long-sought tax still faces hurdles in the nation's No. 2 gas state.

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Pennsylvania Wildlife officials say 666 bears killed on first day of season

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission says at least 666 bears were killed across the state over the weekend.

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CBS Suspends Rose, PBS Halts His Show Following Allegations

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PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women.

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Suspect arrested in Pennsylvania police officer shooting

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The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in western Pennsylvania is in custody.

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NY to Suspend Some Highway Work for Holiday Travel

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Highway construction crews will hold off on any non-essential lane closures this holiday weekend to ease traffic during one of the busiest travel periods of the year.   

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Residents get heated in Tom Reed town hall meeting Video included

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Republican Congressman Tom Reed got "face-to-face" with his constituents in Horseheads early Monday night. The "town hall style meeting" was held in front of a packed house at the Horseheads American Legion. Some of the main topics were tax reform and health care. 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Medical Marijuana access in S. Tier Video included

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New York's Medical Marijuana Program first became law in 2014 with the Compassionate Care Act, however it's taken years for it to become fully implemented.  WENY's Isabel Garcia investigates how local patients in the Southern Tier face many challenges when it comes to accessing the new form of medication. 

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Beaver Dams man sentenced on federal charges for tri-county drug ring

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) - A Beaver Dams man convicted of federal drug charges in relation to a Southern Tier drug ring has been sentenced. 40-year-old Scott Kennedy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci sentenced Kennedy to 235 months in prison. Related: Three plead guilty in connection to Southern Tier drug ring ... More>>

Elmira Corning Regional Airport announces arrival of new airline and flights

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The Elmira Corning Regional Airport announced this afternoon they'll be adding a new airline to the airport. "It just additional flights, you have more options," said Elmira Corning Regional Airport Director of Aviation, Bill Hopper. 

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Officer Colin promoted to Sergeant by Ithaca Police Department Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Officer Colin Toland is officially Sergeant Toland.  On Monday, the Ithaca Police Department promoted him, making Officer Colin not only the youngest member of the force, but also the quickest to have ever been promoted. "He is facing some further challenges and has another surgery later this week. so we wanted to make sure we got him sworn in and he knows how important he is to our city and our police department," says Acting Police Chief Pete ... More>>

Man has mom as getaway driver during robbery

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Authorities in western New York say a man had his mother serve as his getaway driver while he robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint.

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Manhunt continues in deadly shooting of police officer

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The manhunt for a suspect and a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer in Pennsylvania is into its fourth day.

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Notre Dame Choir Prepares For Carnegie Hall Performance With Fundraising Concert Video included

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One local high school choir is gearing up to sing at a historic venue in New York City. The Notre Dame Choir will perform in a concert at Carnegie Hall in March. While that's a few months away, they're holding a fundraising concert Monday night with some special guests.

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Ontario County Man Charged with Attempted Rape in Dansville

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A man from Ontario County is behind bars after police say he drove to Dansville to have sex with a 12-year-old girl. 

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Chemung County celebrates National Adoption Day Video included

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Families in Chemung County grew a little bigger Friday afternoon as county agencies celebrated National Adoption Day! WENY's Isabel Garcia spoke to one foster family who made their adoption official. 

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  • Local shoppers hit the stores Thanksgiving Thursday, getting a leg up on Black Friday deals

    Local shoppers hit the stores Thanksgiving Thursday, getting a leg up on Black Friday deals

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:11 AM EST2017-11-24 05:11:47 GMT

    WENY's Isabel Garcia speaks to local shoppers who ventured out to the stores on Thanksgiving Thursday to get ahead of Black Friday sales and deals.

    WENY's Isabel Garcia speaks to local shoppers who ventured out to the stores on Thanksgiving Thursday to get ahead of Black Friday sales and deals.

  • Bath Police investigating Thanksgiving morning robbery

    Bath Police investigating Thanksgiving morning robbery

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:39 PM EST2017-11-23 21:39:56 GMT
    BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - Bath Village Police are investigating a Robbery at the Old National Hotel early Thursday morning. The robbery happened at about 6am on Thanksgiving at the hotel on East Steuben Street. According to police, two white men and one white woman exited the rear of the hotel with the cash register and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects ran on foot towards Gansevoort Street.      Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact B...
    BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - Bath Village Police are investigating a Robbery at the Old National Hotel early Thursday morning. The robbery happened at about 6am on Thanksgiving at the hotel on East Steuben Street. According to police, two white men and one white woman exited the rear of the hotel with the cash register and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects ran on foot towards Gansevoort Street.      Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact B...
  • Shabach Tabernacle Feeds Nearly Two-Hundred People on Thanksgiving

    Shabach Tabernacle Feeds Nearly Two-Hundred People on Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:50 PM EST2017-11-23 20:50:42 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- For the eleventh year in a row, Shabach Tabernacle Church ensured everyone was able to enjoy a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Thursday afternoon, the church held its annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Throughout the afternoon, nearly one-hundred people stopped by the enjoy good food and company. The church also delivered close to 75 meals throughout the community. This, organizers say, is meant to help the elderly or anyone unable to leave their home, still enjoy t...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- For the eleventh year in a row, Shabach Tabernacle Church ensured everyone was able to enjoy a hot meal this Thanksgiving. Thursday afternoon, the church held its annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Throughout the afternoon, nearly one-hundred people stopped by the enjoy good food and company. The church also delivered close to 75 meals throughout the community. This, organizers say, is meant to help the elderly or anyone unable to leave their home, still enjoy t...
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  • Woman dead after Chautauqua County hunting accident

    Woman dead after Chautauqua County hunting accident

    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:34 PM EST2017-11-23 20:34:30 GMT

    The preliminary investigation determined Billquist was walking her dogs in the field when she was shot.

    The preliminary investigation determined Billquist was walking her dogs in the field when she was shot.

  • Court invalidates Corbett's 2014 line-item spending vetoes

    Court invalidates Corbett's 2014 line-item spending vetoes

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:28 AM EST2017-11-23 15:28:23 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Supreme Court says it's not enough for governors to put out news releases when they are vetoing bills during a legislative adjournment, they also have to issue formal public notices.    The justices on Wednesday sided with three top state Senate leaders of both parties in ruling that partial vetoes of appropriations and fiscal code amendment bills by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014 weren't valid.    The court says they fail...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Supreme Court says it's not enough for governors to put out news releases when they are vetoing bills during a legislative adjournment, they also have to issue formal public notices.    The justices on Wednesday sided with three top state Senate leaders of both parties in ruling that partial vetoes of appropriations and fiscal code amendment bills by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014 weren't valid.    The court says they fail...
  • Free Thanksgiving Dinners For Those In Need

    Free Thanksgiving Dinners For Those In Need

    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:37 AM EST2017-11-23 12:37:51 GMT

    Across the county, millions of people will be spending Thanksgiving with family and friends. Some are not so lucky.

    Across the county, millions of people will be spending Thanksgiving with family and friends. Some are not so lucky.

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  • EC Women Ready for Big Weekend

    EC Women Ready for Big Weekend

    The Elmira College Women's Hockey team has started the season 5-0, while outscoring its opponents 38-2. This weekend the Soaring Eagles will face their toughest test of the year thus far, as they travel to take on two top 10 teams in the UNO Classic Tournament hosted by Plattsburgh State. 

    The Elmira College Women's Hockey team has started the season 5-0, while outscoring its opponents 38-2. This weekend the Soaring Eagles will face their toughest test of the year thus far, as they travel to take on two top 10 teams in the UNO Classic Tournament hosted by Plattsburgh State. 

  • Elmria Falls To Potsdam Late

    Elmria Falls To Potsdam Late

    The Elmira College Men's hockey team fell to SUNY Potsdam 5-3 at home on Tuesday. Nick Ford had a pair of goals for the Soaring Eagles on the night. Elmira drops to 3-5-1 on the season.  

    The Elmira College Men's hockey team fell to SUNY Potsdam 5-3 at home on Tuesday. Nick Ford had a pair of goals for the Soaring Eagles on the night. Elmira drops to 3-5-1 on the season.  

  • Big Red and Nittany Lions Battle To Tie in First-Ever Matchup

    Big Red and Nittany Lions Battle To Tie in First-Ever Matchup

    The Cornell women's hockey team hosted Penn State for the first ever match-up at Lynah Rink Tuesday, and the match-up ended in a 1-1 tie. Diana Buckley had the lone goal for the Big Red with just under 2:00 to play. 

    The Cornell women's hockey team hosted Penn State for the first ever match-up at Lynah Rink Tuesday, and the match-up ended in a 1-1 tie. Diana Buckley had the lone goal for the Big Red with just under 2:00 to play. 


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