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Safely viewing the solar eclipse without safety glasses Video included

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CORNING (WENY) --  On Monday, millions will have the opportunity to view the Great American Solar Eclipse--a rare, perhaps once-in a life opportunity. And as the big day approaches, people everywhere are scrambling to make sure they'll be able to see it. "There's going to be a narrow path of totality, where people will see a total solar eclipse," Deb Dann, a Professor at Corning Community College and director of the observatory. "So it's pretty amazing that it's c...

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Hung jury in Akeem Williams murder trial

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The jury cannot reach a verdict in the Akeem Williams murder trial.

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DEC approves permit for Cargill mine shaft project

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LANSING, NY (WENY) - The DEC has approved a permit for Cargill to build a new shaft in the Cayuga Salt Mine. Cargill wants to build the new shaft on a 55-acre plot of lawned they own about five miles north of the current Cayuga mine site. The goal of the project is to provide an escapeway 30 minutes closer for the underground miners and the infrastructure and fresh air for an additional 30 years of mining. According to Cargill, the mine will be shut down if a new ventilation and acc... More>>

Midday Makeover: Southern Tier Jazz Festival Video included

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The Southern Tier Jazz Festival kicks off in Elmira Friday night! Althea Rene, an artist who will be performing and Don Ferrario, a sponsor of the event, stopped by our studio to talk more about the festivities. More>>

WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is out

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WASHINGTON (WENY) -- White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon is leaving the White House. Sources tell ABC News Bannon resigned two weeks ago. It became effective today. This is a developing story. Stick with WENY News as more details become available.  More>>

DEC investigating reported goose killing in Elmira

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the reported killing of a Canada goose at the Grove Street boat launch in Elmira. According to the Chemung River Friends, two men drove a pickup truck to the boat launch, got out of the truck and threw stones at a Canada goose that was grazing in the grass, killing it. The men allegedly picked up the dead goose, got in the truck and left. Two children at the boat launch reportedly witnessed the i... More>>

Ride inspections underway at NYS Fair

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SYRACUSE, NY (WENY) - Ride inspections are underway at the New York State Fair. The New York State Departments of Labor and Agriculture and Markets announced they've begun inspections all of the rides at the fair ahead of next week's opening. “The New York State Department of Labor is committed to comprehensively and completely inspecting every single ride at the Fair,” says State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. “At every event across the State - the Great New ... More>>

Pennsylvania jobless rate unchanged as payrolls hit record

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Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained unchanged for a second straight month in July, even as payrolls hit a record high.

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Strong Kids Safe Kids Festival Returns To Fairgrounds Saturday

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The 33rd annual Strong Kids Safe Kids festival is going on at the Chemung County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

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Greenwood Man Arrested On Rape Charges

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A Greenwood man is behind bars this morning after he was arrested on rape charges.

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Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival Returns For Sixth Year

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The sound of jazz music will be in the Southern Tier air this weekend, as the Ferrario Southern Tier Jazz Festival returns for it's sixth year.

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Federal purchase to help NY concord grape growers

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Concord grape growers in New York are getting a boost from the federal government, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture planning to buy juice for nutrition programs.

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Man is shot 2 days in a row and survives, police search for gunman

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Police say a Pennsylvania man who shot another man in the chest and was upset he didn't die returned the next day and shot him in the head.

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NYC police beef up security in wake of Barcelona attack

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NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said on Thursday that the department is "closely monitoring" the situation in Barcelona, where the van rammed into a crowd in a popular tourist section of the city.

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Dozens enjoy Corning Gaffer District's "Taste of Summer" Video included

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Thursday night, dozens of people were out and about in Corning for the Gaffer District's "Taste of Summer" event!   Bridge Street was packed with community members and visitors enjoying all that Corning has to offer. 

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Deliberations Continue in Xbox Murder Trial Video included

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Juror deliberations will continue into day number two Friday, in the murder trial against Akeem Williams.

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Local man finishes hiking northern part of Appalachian Trail

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MILLINOCKET, ME (WENY) - A local man who hit the trail to raise money for CASA of the Southern Tier has completed part of his trek. Chris Dieringer has finished hiking the northern part of the Appalachian Trail. That’s more than 1,000 miles and 105 days on the trail.  He began his journey in West Virginia in early April, heading towards Maine. Now, Derringer will head back to West Virginia and hike south to Georgia.  You can follow his progress here. CASA of the So... More>>

Steuben County aims to provide more efficient mental health resources Video included

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CORNING (WENY) --  Steuben County has launched a new program aimed at providing mental health services faster and more efficiently. It's called Open Access and it solves a simple need: to offer mental health support on a day-to-day basis. Professionals at the county's community health center say because resources are limited, patients were needing to schedule appointments months in advanced. It also meant a lot of resources were wasted. Often times, people just weren't receivi... More>>

Woman indicted for fracturing four-year-old's leg

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - An Elmira woman has been indicted for fracturing a four-year-old's leg. Cherell Loucks was indicted on a 2nd degree Assault charge. She's accused of fracturing the tibia and fibula of the child's left leg. 

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Deadline approaching to register to vote in NY

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NEW YORK (WENY) - Friday is the last day to register to vote in next month's primaries in New York. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 18th and received by a Board of Elections no later than August 23rd for people to be eligible to vote in the primary. New Yorkers can also register to vote, or change their enrollment information, through the DMV website.  To be eligible to vote in New York, you need to:     be a United States citizen;   &nbs... More>>

EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges

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(AP) - EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade - charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government.      It's the second settlement with the Department of Justice that Mylan has made since 2009 for allegedly overcharging the government.      The new case involves Mylan paying Medicaid too-low r... More>>

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A one-time Republican candidate for New York governor whose insults of Barack and Michelle Obama preceded calls for his ouster from the Buffalo school board has been removed from the post.      State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced her decision Thursday following a five-day hearing in June. School board members lobbied for Paladino's removal after he disclosed information about teacher contract negotiations that were discussed in clos... More>>

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

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 NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company.      The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO's Twitter accounts, including ones for "Game of Thrones" and John Oliver's show. The group posted that "we are just testing your security" and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade.      HBO said in a statement T... More>>

Petition calls for revoking Trump's honorary degree

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Students and graduates of Lehigh University are urging the school to revoke the honorary degree of President Donald Trump after his comments on the deadly protest in Charlottesville.      The Change.org petition was started by 22-year-old Kelly McCoy, a recent graduate of the private university in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Trump received an honorary degree after he served as the commencement speaker in 1988.      The petion says Trump... More>>

Bradford County man facing child porn charges

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ROME, PA (WENY) - A Bradford County man is behind bars on child porn charges. 56-year-old Rome resident Gerald Chandler is accused of trading pornographic images of children with an undercover agent. Chandler is charged with disseminating child pornography, child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility. He's being held in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $75,000 bail. The Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bradford ... More>>

Concert At Tioga Downs Raises Money For Local Veterans Group

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The 38 special concert at Tioga Downs earlier this month raised a good chunk of change for a local veterans support group.

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Travelodge in Horseheads closed for health code violations Video included

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The Travel Lodge in Horseheads was closed by the Chemung County Department of Health and the Village of Horseheads Code enforcement Wednesday.

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Schuyler Head Start To Get Over $1 Million In Federal Funding

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Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Schuyler County will be seeing just over $1 million in federal funding.

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No Powerball Winner, Jackpot Hits $510 Million

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The powerball jackpot has climbed to 510-million-dollars.

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Ithaca College Ranked In Top 25 Film Schools In U.S.

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Ithaca College has been named one of the top 25 film schools in the country for the fourth year in a row.

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New York backyards off-limits to neighborly video snooping

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill cracking down on the unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance in the backyard.

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SUNY Cortland wins $1.6M for STEM teaching

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SUNY Cortland has been awarded more than $1.6 million to help education students with an interest in teaching science, technology, engineering and math.

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Transgender New Yorkers have new health insurance protection

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Transgender individuals in New York state have new protections when it comes to health insurance coverage.

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Bobcat injured in car ax released into wild after treatment at Cornell University Video included

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A bobcat injured back in April after a car accident in Lansing, New York was sent back into the wild thanks to treatment at Cornell University.   When he arrived at the university, the bobcat was in critical condition and required several days of care to stabilize his condition and allow bleeding in his lungs to resolve. 

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NYSERDA 76West Clean Energy competition winners announced

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the winners of NYSERDA's 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean-energy businesses and economic development. 

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Gov. Cuomo calls for U.S. Army to rename streets named after Confederate Generals

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging the U.S. Army to remove the names of Confederate Generals from the streets of a New York City military base.      Earlier this month, Army officials denied requests to remove the names of two Confederate Generals from the streets of Fort Hamilton. 

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Two people hospitalized after motorcycle strikes pedestrian Video included

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Developing tonight, two people were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle-pedestrian crash in the City of Elmira. According to the Elmira Police Department, a motorcycle hit a pedestrian at the intersection of College and Washington Avenue around 9 o'clock.    

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Corning Community College opens Health Education Center Video included

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CORNING (WENY) -- Corning Community College cut the ribbon on their newest facility earlier this afternoon. Students, faculty and local leaders alike rejoiced in CCC's newest facility -- the Health Education Center.       The 21-thousand square foot, three floor building is now ready to welcome nursing students this upcoming fall.       And not only welcome them -- but prepare them. "This allows us to really have our students be ever-more trained, e... More>>

Potential for Carfentanil in the area raises safety concerns for first responders Video included

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The Bradford County Coroners Office issued a statement on Facebook saying they're awaiting two toxicology reports for two suspected users they believe are highly probable to have Carfentanil. With the possibility of the drug being in the area, it could pose a danger to first responders.

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Corning Inc. CEO announces intention to leave council prior to disbandment

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CORNING, NY (WENY) - Corning Incorporated CEO Wendell Weeks told employees Wednesday he would be stepping down from the American Manufacturing Council. The announcement was made just hours before President Trump announced he would disband it. In a statement to employees, Weeks said the hatred and racism from white supremacists in Charlottesville are reprehensible. He said the events, and the political fallout, have become inconsistent with the company's values. "Corning remain... More>>

Cuomo signs bill expanding anti-tampering laws

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NEW YORK (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expand anti-tampering laws for students in the Empire State. The prior law prohibited the unlawful altering of grades, credits, and awards on a student's record. Other records, like test results, disciplinary proceedings, and disability determinations were not protected. The new bill makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly alter any official student record. Additionally, those certified by the State Education Department who v...

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Trump disbands Manufacturing Council

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(WENY) - President Trump has disbanded both the American Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum. Trump announced the decision on Twitter.  Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017 Several CEOs have announced their decision to leave the council in the wake of the president's response to a viole... More>>

SCAM ALERT: scammers target tax professionals, according to NYS

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NEW YORK (WENY) - New York state is warning tax professionals of several new fraud schemes targeting sensitive information. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance says some scammers are trying to steal usernames and passwords by impersonating tax software providers. The subject line of one scam email reads "Software Support Update" and promotes an important software system upgrade. According to the tax department, the message explains the preparer must revali... More>>

Arrest made in Oak St. meth bust

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Elmira Police have arrested a Horseheads man in connection to a meth bust on Oak Street. On August 9th, Elmira Police responded to the 700 block of Oak Street for a suspicious condition report. An individual told police the people at the home may be involved in making methamphetamine. Officers found empty bottles used for making meth on the property. Police also found more items used to make meth inside the home while conducting a search of the home. Elmira Polic... More>>

Two Ithaca men facing attempted robbery, assault charges

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ITHACA, NY (WENY) - Two Ithaca men are facing attempted robbery charges after a reported assault. Ithaca Police responded to the 100 block of Hudson Street for a reported assault late Monday night. The victim reported he had left his office and was walking home when he heard footsteps and heavy breathing behind him. The victim told police he was jumped by two men and told to give them everything he had. The victim was hit in the head and neck and thrown to the ground. According to p... More>>

Possible 2nd Niagara Falls water discharge being probed

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New York state officials say they're investigating a possible wastewater discharge near Niagara Falls similar to one last month that turned the water below the world-famous attraction black and smelly.

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  • Safely viewing the solar eclipse without safety glasses

    Safely viewing the solar eclipse without safety glasses

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:55:53 GMT

    CORNING (WENY) --  On Monday, millions will have the opportunity to view the Great American Solar Eclipse--a rare, perhaps once-in a life opportunity. And as the big day approaches, people everywhere are scrambling to make sure they'll be able to see it. "There's going to be a narrow path of totality, where people will see a total solar eclipse," Deb Dann, a Professor at Corning Community College and director of the observatory. "So it's pretty amazing that it's c...

    CORNING (WENY) --  On Monday, millions will have the opportunity to view the Great American Solar Eclipse--a rare, perhaps once-in a life opportunity. And as the big day approaches, people everywhere are scrambling to make sure they'll be able to see it. "There's going to be a narrow path of totality, where people will see a total solar eclipse," Deb Dann, a Professor at Corning Community College and director of the observatory. "So it's pretty amazing that it's c...

  • Hung jury in Akeem Williams murder trial

    Hung jury in Akeem Williams murder trial

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:18:54 GMT

    The jury cannot reach a verdict in the Akeem Williams murder trial.

    The jury cannot reach a verdict in the Akeem Williams murder trial.

  • DEC approves permit for Cargill mine shaft project

    DEC approves permit for Cargill mine shaft project

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 21:04:07 GMT
    LANSING, NY (WENY) - The DEC has approved a permit for Cargill to build a new shaft in the Cayuga Salt Mine. Cargill wants to build the new shaft on a 55-acre plot of lawned they own about five miles north of the current Cayuga mine site. The goal of the project is to provide an escapeway 30 minutes closer for the underground miners and the infrastructure and fresh air for an additional 30 years of mining. According to Cargill, the mine will be shut down if a new ventilation and acc...
    LANSING, NY (WENY) - The DEC has approved a permit for Cargill to build a new shaft in the Cayuga Salt Mine. Cargill wants to build the new shaft on a 55-acre plot of lawned they own about five miles north of the current Cayuga mine site. The goal of the project is to provide an escapeway 30 minutes closer for the underground miners and the infrastructure and fresh air for an additional 30 years of mining. According to Cargill, the mine will be shut down if a new ventilation and acc...
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  • Safely viewing the solar eclipse without safety glasses

    Safely viewing the solar eclipse without safety glasses

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:55:53 GMT

    CORNING (WENY) --  On Monday, millions will have the opportunity to view the Great American Solar Eclipse--a rare, perhaps once-in a life opportunity. And as the big day approaches, people everywhere are scrambling to make sure they'll be able to see it. "There's going to be a narrow path of totality, where people will see a total solar eclipse," Deb Dann, a Professor at Corning Community College and director of the observatory. "So it's pretty amazing that it's c...

    CORNING (WENY) --  On Monday, millions will have the opportunity to view the Great American Solar Eclipse--a rare, perhaps once-in a life opportunity. And as the big day approaches, people everywhere are scrambling to make sure they'll be able to see it. "There's going to be a narrow path of totality, where people will see a total solar eclipse," Deb Dann, a Professor at Corning Community College and director of the observatory. "So it's pretty amazing that it's c...

  • Pennsylvania jobless rate unchanged as payrolls hit record

    Pennsylvania jobless rate unchanged as payrolls hit record

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:53:24 GMT

    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained unchanged for a second straight month in July, even as payrolls hit a record high.

    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained unchanged for a second straight month in July, even as payrolls hit a record high.

  • Federal purchase to help NY concord grape growers

    Federal purchase to help NY concord grape growers

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:35:15 GMT

    Concord grape growers in New York are getting a boost from the federal government, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture planning to buy juice for nutrition programs.

    Concord grape growers in New York are getting a boost from the federal government, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture planning to buy juice for nutrition programs.

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  • Kal Penn, more resign White House arts committee

    Kal Penn, more resign White House arts committee

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:03:12 GMT
    Hollywood and Broadway appear to be taking a page from Wall Street's playbook.
    Hollywood and Broadway appear to be taking a page from Wall Street's playbook.
  • WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is out

    WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is out

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:08:48 GMT
    WASHINGTON (WENY) -- White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon is leaving the White House. Sources tell ABC News Bannon resigned two weeks ago. It became effective today. This is a developing story. Stick with WENY News as more details become available. 
    WASHINGTON (WENY) -- White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon is leaving the White House. Sources tell ABC News Bannon resigned two weeks ago. It became effective today. This is a developing story. Stick with WENY News as more details become available. 
  • Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

    Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:19:33 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 4:20 AM EDT2017-08-18 08:20:59 GMT
    The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat.
    The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat.
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  • New Corning Helmet Covers Help Prevent Head Injuries

    New Corning Helmet Covers Help Prevent Head Injuries

    The Corning Football team began its new season with some new headgear this week. Kevin Case reports on the Hawks new soft shell helmet covers called Guardian Caps. 

    The Corning Football team began its new season with some new headgear this week. Kevin Case reports on the Hawks new soft shell helmet covers called Guardian Caps. 

  • WENY Top Plays of the Summer

    WENY Top Plays of the Summer

    WENY Top Plays of the Summer

    #5- Marshall Gilbert Grand Slam

    #4 Action Express Wins Sahlen's Six Hour 

    #3 Truex Jr. Wins I Love NY 355

    #2 Hornell Dodgers Win NYCBL Championship

    #1 Horseheads Little League Wins Section Title

    WENY Top Plays of the Summer

    #5- Marshall Gilbert Grand Slam

    #4 Action Express Wins Sahlen's Six Hour 

    #3 Truex Jr. Wins I Love NY 355

    #2 Hornell Dodgers Win NYCBL Championship

    #1 Horseheads Little League Wins Section Title

  • Blockbusters In Buffalo: Bills Trade Watkins and Darby

    Blockbusters In Buffalo: Bills Trade Watkins and Darby

    The Buffalo Bills made two big trades on Friday afternoon - less than 24 hours after their first preseason game. The Bills traded WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 6th-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 2nd-round pick. Buffalo also traded CB Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 3rd-round pick. 

    The Buffalo Bills made two big trades on Friday afternoon - less than 24 hours after their first preseason game. The Bills traded WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 6th-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 2nd-round pick. Buffalo also traded CB Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 3rd-round pick. 


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