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Early budget deal maybe a milestone for deficits, school aid

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up a budget a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts.    It's an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget is perhaps a milestone for overcoming persistent deficits and 2011's cuts to education aid, while lawmakers were animated by the Florida high school shooting in February. Some state of... More>>

NYS D.E.C offers free fishing this weekend

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NEW YORK (WENY) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering free fishing to the public this weekend.  On Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th "Free Fishing Weekend" will be celebrated across New York State.  There are only 6 free fishing days throughout the year and the D.E.C is encouraging the public to join in.  The program first began back in 1991 to give people that might not fish a chance to explore the sport at n... More>>

PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Legislation designed to get a research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law back on track is headed to the governor's desk.    Both chambers voted Friday for a bill that was drafted in response to a Commonwealth Court judge's decision last month to halt Health Department regulations for licenses issued to growers and dispensaries that partner with state medical schools. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's office says he'll sign it. Supporters say t... More>>

The Latest: PA Governor OKs school safety hotline, grants bill

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest:    9 p.m.    A brand new school safety law in Pennsylvania is designed to set up state-administered programs to distribute grants and take anonymous reports of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools.    Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill in the hours after the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved it Friday as part of a budget package that's seeding the grant program with $60 million.    The bill ... More>>

Mark Twain-themed escape room challenges residents Video included

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If you're looking to hone in on your detective skills, and share a love of literature, look no further than a special Mark Twain escape room. The puzzle-filled event is being held at the Chemung County Historical Society.  

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Dr. Coleman to Announce Run for Chemung County Executive

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Another person in Chemung County will be throwing their name in the hat for County Executive. 

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Charles Tan Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapons Charges Video included

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The former Cornell University student accused of killing his father in 2015 plead guilty to federal gun charges in a Syracuse federal court on Friday. 

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Bath Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Fentanyl Which Caused Two Overdoses

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Village of Bath Police Department say they have arrested a Bath man for allegedly selling fentanyl to two people, who then overdosed. 

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Steuben County Residents Upset After Momentos Removed from Loved Ones' Graves Video included

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- Rhonda Strawser is one of dozens of residents who say they arrived at Coopers Plains Cemetery Friday morning and were shocked. Flowers and decorations once on the graves of their loved ones had been thrown aside without warning. "My son is buried in the back of the cemetery. I came up this morning to water flowers and this is what I saw," says Strawser. "[Others] were digging through those broken lights over there. A girl to her mother, 'Th...

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Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning Holding Food Drive for BackPack Program

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning is hosting a food drive for the Food Bank of Southern Tier's BackPack Program. The drive will be held at the Corning ReStore, which is located at 3412 State Route 414. 

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Elmira McDonald's to Host "Coffee With a Cop" Event

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – On Wednesday, June 27, the Elmira McDonald's located at 410 North Main Street will be hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event. The family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. - noon and will allow members of the community to sit down with police officers from the City of Elmira Police Department. 

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Fishing Derby supports local non-profit

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - An annual fishing derby to support a local non-profit was held Friday afternoon at Eldridge Park in Elmira. The Fishing Derby is hosted by "Able2 Day Habilitation Program" every year and is a way for the non-profit to kick off the summer season. The event has been celebrated for more than a decade and this year the public was invited to join Able2, for some fishing as well as building new relationships!  "The guys really like to be... More>>

13th Arrest Made in Operation Safe Summer

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Village of Bath Police Department have made a 13h arrest as a continuation of the drug operation, Operation Safe Summer. 

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Horseheads Petsmart Hosting Kitten Shower on Saturday

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – Tomorrow, the Horseheads Petsmart will be hosting a kitten shower from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. During the event, the community will be able to meet a variety of adoptable kittens that are in the care of local shelters. 

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LimeBike in the Limelight around Watkins Glen

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A new ride-sharing service is taking over Watkins Glen, but it's not a traditional one. This one is a bike-sharing service called LimeBike, and it's becoming popular across the region.

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2nd Annual Ferrario White Hat Community Days To Benefit Local Organizations Video included

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A local auto dealership is inviting the community to come together for a day of fun, and you can give back during the event. 

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New Exhibit Showcasing Rare Display Set To Open At CMOG Video included

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A new exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass set to open this weekend is giving visitors a look at a rare display from overseas.

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Legislature passes bill establishing drug take-back program

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The New York state Legislature has passed a bill aimed at preventing opioids and other unused prescription drugs from being abused.

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Arrested for Driving a Stolen Car

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A man from Fulton, Pennsylvania is behind bars in Broome County today facing felony charges accused of driving a stolen vehicle.

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Free summer program for teens in Chemung County Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Summer is here and while kid's may be enjoying their time off from school, filling that time can pose a challenge for many working parents. If you happen to be one of those parents, then you may want to look into a summer program known as the, "Spot."

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Late Night Fire Destroys 'Several' Storage Units

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Emergency crews were called to a fire at a storage facility on Lake Road late Thursday night.

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Future Northside Blodgett homes to be considered condominiums

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The non-profit housing agency "Arbor Housing" is the group behind the new Northside Blodgett project, which is set to build dozens of new homes on the former Northside Blodgett Middle School site. Arbor Housing President and CEO, Jeffrey Eaton, says they're still in stage one of the project, which is to cleanup the property.         

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Rescue Dog Receives Prosthetic Leg from Cornell Specialists Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A dog brought to the Southern Tier from Africa is getting a new lease on life. On Thursday, specialists at Cornell University administered a prosthetic on Lex, a dog who was initially found abused and missing her two back legs. Willows Wings, a rescue organization out of Binghamton, took Lex in after learning of his condition. Willow Sullivan, the organization's founder, says it wasn't long before she discovered just how uncomfortable Lex was. "This is g...

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Accident on State Route 13 Causes 100 Gallons of Fuel to Be Spilled

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NEWFIELD, N.Y. (WENY) – One lane on State Route 13 was closed on Thursday, June 21 due to an accident. According to New York State Police, the accident reportedly involving a tractor trailer and two vehicles.

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Athens Township Man Arrested on Nearly 200 Child Pornography Charges

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ATHENS TOWNSHIP, Pa. – An Athens Township man has been arrested on nearly 200 child pornography charges. According to Pennsylvania State Police, 54-year-old Jack William Hunter Jr. was arrested after an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Northeast Computer Crime Task Force and the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task force. According to the criminal complaint, Hunter allegedly possessed 104 videos and 84 images of “child pornography depicting in... More>>

NYS Assembly Fails to Bring Finger Lakes Incinerator Bill to Floor

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Assembly Democrats are facing scrutiny after they did not move forward on the bill that would block plans for a massive garbage incinerator in the Finger Lakes. Despite local lobbying efforts, the attempt to block Circular enerG's Romulus incinerator was never brought to the Assembly floor before they adjourned for the end of 2018 legislative session. The incinerator, also called a “waste to energy” facility, would be built betw... More>>

People Council, Corning Hospital Holding Charity Dunk Tank Event

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EAST CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – The People Council is celebrating the start of summer today (June 21) along with all of Corning Hospital's employees. 

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NYS Assembly Passes Legislation to Add Bereavement to Paid Family Leave

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Assembly has passed legislation to add bereavement to paid family leave. This legislation would allow individuals to take time off to grieve after the death of a family member, which Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle say is critical to the individual’s physical and emotional health. 

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Police Searching for the Man Accused of Leaving a Woman Inside a Burning Car

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State Police in Pennsylvania need your help looking for the man they say ran from the scene of a bad accident leaving his passenger in a burning car.

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Legislative in limbo; the bill some lawmakers are still trying to pass Video included

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) - The New York Legislative session for 2018 is over until January. But, at anytime lawmakers could be called back in to pick up outstanding issues.

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Pennsylvania fantasy sports sees $12.4M in entry fees in May

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Pennsylvania regulators say online fantasy sports players paid $12.4 million in entry fees to participate in the first month of game-playing being newly regulated and taxed by the state. 

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N.Y. legislative session ends; lawmakers left with unfinished business Video included

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With the New York legislative session ending Wednesday, many lawmakers were scrambling to try and get legislation through.

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Elmira Man Arrested on Superior Court Warrant for Alleged Meth Sale

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY ) – On Wednesday, June 20, the Elmira Police Department arrested a man on a Superior Court Warrant. 35-year-old Frank Williams was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree.

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New York school buses could soon be equipped with safety cameras Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York school buses are one step closer to being equipped with cameras. On Tuesday, the Senate passed the School Bus Camera Safety Act, a move meant to better prevent drivers from running through bus stop signs. Each day, an estimated 50,000 cars illegally pass school buses nationwide. Lawmakers are pushing for a new bill that would make it easier to ticket them. "The New York State Association for Pupil Transportation has been lobbying for years for s...

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Two Teenagers Injured After Falling into Gorge at Waverly Glen Park

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Two teenagers are in the hospital after reportedly falling down an embankment at Waverly Glen Park.  According to Waverly Police, three teenagers were walking down the trail near the gorge. 

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Hornellsville Man Arrested for Allegedly Growing 198 Marijuana Plants

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HORNELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Troopers stationed in North Hornell have arrested a man for allegedly being involved in growing 198 marijuana plants. 54-year-old James Jackson of Hornellsville was charged with one count of Unlawfully Growing of Cannabis. 

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Waverly Man Convicted of Attempted Rape Sentenced

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) – A Waverly man who was accused of attempting to rape a woman in 2017 has been sentenced to prison. 

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New York, Massachusetts Attorneys General to Sue Trump Administration over Health Care

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, alongside Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have announced they will sue the Trump Administration over its Association Health Plans.

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N.Y. State Senate approves funding to combat Lyme Disease across the state Video included

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NEW YORK (WENY) - The New York State Senate approved a resolution on Tuesday that will provide 1 million dollars to help fight both Lyme Disease and tick-borne illnesses throughout the state.

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Walmart Hosting Recruitment Event

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Good news if you're in need of a summer job. Walmart might have just what you're looking for.

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Man Charged for Having 6 Pounds of Pot

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A man from the Southern Tier is facing serious drug charges after police say they found nearly 6 lbs. of marijuana in his home.

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Lawmakers to wrap up 2018 session

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Lawmakers in the New York state Legislature plan to wrap up the 2018 session.

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City of Elmira releases plans for Lake St. bridge project Video included

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 Community members in Elmira had the chance to learn about specific details surrounding the Lake Street pedestrian bridge project.    

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New Legislation Aims to Increase Safety on the Road

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State lawmakers in New York have passed a measure to increase your safety on the road. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces Multi-Agency Lawsuit Against Federal Government

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the state intends to file a multi-agency lawsuit against the Trump Administration. 

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Politics in Two: Separating Immigrant Families Video included

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WENY's political analyst Jim Twombly sat down to discuss the recent controversial act  of separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as if this is truly a federal law.  More>>

Elcor Nursing Center Breaks Ground on New Gym Facility Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- New amenities at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will soon make things easier for those residents looking to improve their health. On Tuesday, the facility broke ground on plans for a new gym.  The space will allow for a more centralized location for its 305 bed capacity.  It will also be a hub for all Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy services on the campus. Currently, residents use several small gyms scattered throughout the prop...

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VP Pence Discusses Tax Policies, Immigration in Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WENY) – Vice President Mike Pence was in Syracuse Tuesday, June 19, where he spoke about the Trump Administration's tax policies, as well as the ongoing immigration debate. 

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Horseheads State Police Searching for Two Suspects Involved in Grand Larceny

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y .(WENY) – New York State Police in Horseheads are seeking assistance in finding two suspects who were involved in a grand larceny from the Walmart on County Route 64 in Horseheads.

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Tioga County (NY) Correction Sergeant Arrested for Alleged Burglary

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OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tioga County Sheriff's Department has announced that a correction sergeant at the Tioga County Jail has been arrested for allegedly stealing property and possessing a controlled substance. 

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Gov. Cuomo: New York Will Not Send National Guard Members to Border

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – On Monday, June 18, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State will not deploy their National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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Chemung County Health Dept. Gives First Clue for Park Prize Pursuit

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – The Chemung County Health Department is holding their annual Park Prize Pursuit scavenger hunt. The free scavenger hunt is open to all ages and awards participants for finding the answers to clues in local parks and trail. Between June 11 and September 4, county residents can look for clues. 

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Chemung Co. Sewer District Employees Recognized for Service

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WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The West Elmira Police Department honored three Chemung County Sewer District workers who helped recover thumb drives which had been flushed down the toilet by Howard Brooks, a West Elmira man who was charged and convicted with multiple child pornography related charges. 

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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office Investigating Reported Armed Robbery

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LANSING, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported armed robbery that happened just after midnight on Tuesday, June 19.

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Opioid users will qualify for medical marijuana program

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New Yorkers with an opioid prescription may soon qualify to join the state's medical marijuana program.  

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Lake Street Pedestrian Bridge Meeting

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Neighbors in the City of Elmira will have a chance to weigh in on the Lake Street Pedestrian Bridge Project on Tuesday.

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Report tracks gun deaths around state

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A new report is revealing which New York counties have the highest rates of gun-related suicide and homicide.

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Senate Democrats push property tax bills at end of session

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State Senate Democrats have introduced legislation they say would alleviate the increased tax burden many New York property owners face under the new federal tax plan.

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NY health department to call for marijuana legalization

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New York's top health official says a long-awaited state report on marijuana will recommend state legalization.

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New Watkins Glen State Park Welcome Center Officially Open Video included

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After two years of construction, the new entrance to Watkins Glen State Park is finally complete. The project was part of Governor Cuomo's NY Parks 2020 Project.

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Village of Van Etten approves dissolution plan Video included

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Officials in the Village of Van Etten met Monday to determine the next steps in the dissolution process. Also on the docket, the fate of the village's fire department. 

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NYS Announces $9.7 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Projects for Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, June 18 that the Village of Watkins Glen will receive $9.7 million for 14 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects. "Watkins Glen is a New York State treasure, featuring its beautiful state park, an internationally renowned race track and a vibrant downtown," Cuomo said. "These projects and investments will continue to revitalize this area, boosting the economy and helping the Southern Ti... More>>

Missing Vulnerable Adult from Tompkins County

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Police across the state need your help looking for a Missing Vulnerable Adult. 

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Rising Temperatures Pose Rising Threats on the Playground Video included

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- As the weather gets warmer, children may be spending more time out on the playground. But with those rising temperatures, comes a rising threat for heat-related injuries.      According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, it's possible for children to get second-degree burns on playground equipment. It's even been reported on a day as mild as just 74 degrees. "It could be possible to scold the skin if it is hot enough," say...

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NYS Senate Unanimously Votes in Favor of Blocking Romulus Trash Incinerator

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ROMULUS, N.Y. (WENY) – The State Senate has unanimously voted in favor of blocking energy company Circular enerG from building a waste incinerator in the Town of Romulus. 

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Two Arrested in Bath for Alleged Possession of Illegal Hypodermic Needles

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   Deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people for allegedly possessing illegal hypodermic needles in the Town of Bath.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Deployment of Student Volunteers to Puerto Rico

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday, June 18 the first deployment of volunteers to Puerto Rico as part of the summer-long NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. 

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CCC President Douglas to Retire in 2019

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Corning Community College will soon have to start looking for a new President. In a statement released Monday morning, current CCC Dr. Katherine Douglas announced she will retire in 2019.

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Former Syracuse mayor is running for NY governor

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A former top official in the New York Democratic Party is kicking off an independent run for governor.

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Pennsylvania jobless rate at post-recession low, hiring flat

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Pennsylvania saw its biggest one-month drop in the unemployment rate in four years and a new post-recession low.

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Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

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The speaker of the New York state Assembly says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year.   

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UPDATE: NWS Classifies Franklindale Tornado As An EF2

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FRANKLIN, Pa. (WENY) – The National Weather Service in Binghamton has confirmed that a tornado occurred in the Franklin Township on June 13.

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Tompkins County Taking 'Zero Suicide' Approach

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As suicide rates across the country continue to rise, the Tompkins County Suicide Prevention Coalition is taking action.

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Road Crews Begin Work on SR 228

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If you live in Schuyler County, there's some road work happening this week that could cause some delays.

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Extreme Heat Headed Our Way

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High temperatures mixed with increased humidity can be dangerous, especially for the elderly and small children. 

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NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system.    The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row. Passage of the legislation is largely symbolic, however. The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up the measure before lawmakers adjourn for the year next year.    Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says Democrats in his chamber believe all Americans deserve a heal... More>>

Winners announced for 2018 Laurel Queen Pageant

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WELLSBORO, P.A. (WENY) - Three women have been named the winners of the 2018 Laurel Queen Pageant.  2018 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen - Miss Montoursville, Katelyn Loss (center) 1st runner up - Miss Williamsport, Madison Marchese (right) 2nd runner up - Miss Central Mountain, Jolee McClusky (left) They were named the winners out of 27 contestants representing school districts across the state of Pennsylvania.  More>>

Waverly woman arrested for selling Percocet pills

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) - 53-year-old Kay Liana of Waverly, New York was arrested on a warrant criminally charging her with a felony count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled substance in the third degree.    According to police, Liana was selling Percocet pills at a residence in Waverly N.Y.  Liana was arrested Friday afternoon at the Waverly Police Department. Liana was arraigned in the Village of Waverly, N.Y. Justice Court on Friday and was committed to the Tio... More>>

Sayre man part of "Fugitive From Justice" arrested by Waverly PD

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) - A man has been arrested in Tioga County as part of a "Fugitive From Justice." The Waverly Police Department arrested, 23-year old Eric Estes of Sayre, P.A. Saturday morning. He was arrested by Police at an apartment on 540 Clark Street in Waverly. Officers say, he was found after attempting to hide in a closet area within the apartment. Estes was wanted as a "Fugitive From Justice" from the State of Pennsylvania as well as, the Board o...

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Police: Woman wanted for larceny investigation, turns herself in

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Horseheads Police Department has arrested 62-year-old Susan Brague of Beaver Dams, N.Y.  According to Police, Brague was wanted for an investigation invoking the theft of a purse happening last weekend on June 9th at the Jubilee Foods in the Village Plaza in Horseheads. Officers say Brague turned herself into the Horseheads Police Department after seeing her picture on local media outlets. Police have charged Argue with Grand Larceny in th...

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Police investigating multiple reports of gunshots in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Police Department is investigating reports of multiple gun shots that allegedly happened on Saturday, June 16th. According to the Elmira Police Department, officers responded to the area of Mount Zoar Street and West Ave. after receiving several calls of reported gun shots. When Officers first arrived on scene they began to interview potential witnesses. Officers were then directed to a vehicle parked in the 300 block of West Ave. Officers say they di... More>>

25th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Brings Fun to All

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The annual Cardboard Boat Regatta made waves on Saturday in Watkins Glen. Around forty-different boats entered the race to be crowned the best in show.

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Drivers' union: Broke NYC yellow cabbie commits suicide

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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City taxi driver who spent 30 years behind the wheel hanged himself after running out of money to lease a vehicle.    The New York Taxi Workers Alliance says 59-year-old Abdul Saleh was found dead in his rented Brooklyn room on Friday.    The union that represents the city's taxi drivers as well as black car and app-dispatch professionals says the Yemeni immigrant is the sixth driver to kill himself in the past six months after runni... More>>

Largemouth and smallmouth bass season opens Saturday

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The regular bass season covering all waters in the state opens Saturday.    Anglers are permitted to keep five bass that are 12 inches or larger in size. Special regulations exist on certain waters. Anglers are advised to check the current fishing regulations in areas where they fish. Anglers in many sections of the state already have been able to catch and release for largemouth and smallmouth bass. That season ends Saturday.    State officials... More>>

Rochester man set on fire saves himself by dropping, rolling around

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A Rochester man has survived being set on fire.    Police say the 23-year-old was standing outside a home around 1 a.m. Saturday when someone threw liquid on his clothes and lit them ablaze. They say the man quickly dropped to the ground and rolled around to extinguish the flames. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.   More>>

7-year-old Amish boy critical injured in truck-buggy crash

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LISBON, N.Y. (AP) - A 7-year-old Amish boy remains hospitalized in critical condition with head trauma after state police say a pickup truck crashed into his buggy on an upstate New York road.    Levi Miller and 30-year-old John Miller were ejected in the crash around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Lisbon, about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of the Canadian border. John Miller was treated and released at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Levi Miller was transferred to the Upstate Medica... More>>

Steuben Co. hosts 'Color Walk' to prevent child abuse

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - The third annual "Steuben County Color Walk" was held on Saturday in Pulteney Square.  The goal of the event is to remind county residents that they can all do something to prevent child abuse. The color walk was sponsored by Youth Bureau and the Prevent Child Abuse Steuben. Other event sponsors included, Nelson Service Center, Keuka Insurance Group and the Corning Police Benevolent.  More>>

Elmira Wine Fest scheduled for Saturday

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Wine Fest is being held at Elmira College on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.  The event will feature a variety of Finger Lakes Wineries, live music and raffles. All from the event proceeds will go to the Elmira College Alumni house.  If you're interested in attending the event, it will be held until 4 p.m. at the Campus Center Portico. For more information on the Elmira Wine Fest click here.

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Two Arrested in Odessa Meth Bust

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Two Schuyler County men are behind bars for allegedly running a meth making and selling operation in the Village of Odessa. Police say they ended up recovering meth, packaging materials and a shotgun. 

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Residents picking up the pieces after Northern Tier tornado Video included

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The dust has settled from the tornado touch down in Northern Tier Wednesday night. But people are still cleaning up what remains.         

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ICS Opens Third Location in Ithaca

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – An Upstate New York technology service is expanding.

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Two Arrest in Montour Falls Meth Investigation

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MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) – On Thursday, June 14 the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) along with a K-9 Unit, Elmira Police and the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office made an arrest of two people after a meth investigation.

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Laurel Festival wraps up week-long celebration Video included

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WELLSBORO, P.A. (WENY) - The week long State Laurel Festival kicked off their closing weekend today, wrapping up their 77th year.

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State Police, Fire and Emergency Management Investigating Fatal Horseheads Fire

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police in are investigating a fatal fire that occurred earlier this morning (June 15) in Horseheads. 

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Cornell University Details Hazing Rituals of Suspended Sigma Nu Frat

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Cornell University's Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life have released a report detailing why the University's Sigma Nu fraternity chapter was suspended following an investigation in January. 

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Former Trump Campaign Chair Ordered to Jail

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail.    Paul Manafort was ordered into custody Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges. 

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Two Hornell Residents Arrested For Allegedly Selling Cocaine

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Two City of Hornell residents have been arrested after an investigation into the sale of cocaine.

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Turning Point Bath Looking for Volunteer Receptionist

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Turning Point Bath is looking for volunteers to work as the front desk receptionist at their Liberty Street location. Hours would be from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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Kellogg's recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

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The Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling some of its Honey Smacks cereal after salmonella infected 73 people in 31 states. 

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Harris Hill Swimming Lessons

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If your little ones are looking for some summer fun, next week you can sign them up for swim lessons at the Harris Hill Pool. Registration starts Friday, June 16. 

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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

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The Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care is getting ready to hand out its Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.

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Alive After 5 Continues at Roundin' Third

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Elmira's largest happy hour continues Friday with another installment of Alive After 5.

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Number of craft beverage producers in state tops 1,000

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The number of craft beverage manufacturers operating in New York state has now topped 1,000.

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Bill passes making New York the 3rd state to ban pet leasing

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A financing practice that can end up doubling the cost of a pet store puppy has been banned under legislation passed by New York lawmakers.

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NYSDEC works to clear the air with EHS contamination problem Video included

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Potential contamination on the grounds of the Elmira High School has been a concern for many in the area. On Thursday, they got a chance to talk with the people responsible for the cleanup one-on-one.

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Franklin Township trying to pick up the pieces after Tornado Video included

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BRADFORD COUNTY, P.A. (WENY) - Residents in Franklin Township are trying to remain positive after Wednesday's tornado hit their small town they call home.

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21-year-old Arrested for Alleged Disorderly Conduct Incident in Bath

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reported that on June 13, deputies arrested a 21-year-old for allegedly causing a disturbance in the County Office Building. 

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City of Corning Yard Waste Site to Close for the Season

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – The City of Corning wishes to remind all residents that the Rt. 414 yard waste site will be closing for the season. The last day to drop off yard waste will be Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The yard waste site will re-open in the fall at a date to be determined. More>>

UPDATE: NWS Confirms EF2 Tornado Hit Wilkes-Barre Township

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (WENY) – The National Weather Service storm survey team has confirmed that the damage in Wilkes-Barre Township was caused by a tornado. Last night (June 13), the tornado ripped through the area near the Arena Hub Plaza.

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What To Do When Severe Weather Strikes

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WENY) – Last night, severe thunderstorms and at least two suspected tornadoes hit the areas of Franklin Township and Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania. Fortunately initial reports say that only six were injured in Wilkes-Barre and authorities say all the injuries were minor. According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger, or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hai... More>>

New CMOG Exhibit Showcases Work of Junior Curators Video included

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A new exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass is showcasing the creative minds of a few local students.

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Sylvester Stallone subject of sex crimes investigation

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The Los Angeles District Attorney's office is reviewing a sex crime case against Sylvester Stallone, spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday.

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The Food Bank of the S.T. is Fighting Summer Hunger and Feeding the Mind Video included

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When the school year ends, many children lose access to the free and reduced-price meals they rely on during the school year.

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Bill to save trafficking victims from testifying passes

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation poised to pass in the New York state Legislature would preclude sex trafficking victims from having to testify in court about the abuse they suffered.    New York and Alabama are now the only states whose trafficking laws generally require victims to testify in court. In New York, that's because law requires authorities to prove coercion, a high standard that usually relies on victim testimony.    Victim advocates and some former pro... More>>

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

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Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting.

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Possible Tornado Touchdown in Bradford County, PA Video included

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FRANKLINDALE, PA (WENY) -- WENY News continues to follow reports of damage caused by severe weather in Bradford County, after a Tornado Warning was issued earlier Wednesday evening.     We've received multiple multiple reports of homes destroyed or severely damaged in the area of Routes 414 and 514, with possible entrapment. 

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Rescued Southport Horses in Need of Supplies, Donations Video included

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Dozens of horses are recovering after being seized from a home in Southport last month and now volunteers are seeking donations and supplies from the community. 

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Penn State Fraternity Brother Pleads Guilty to Hazing, Other Charges in Piazza Death Case

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WENY) – The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday, June 13 that one of the fraternity brothers charged in the 2017 hazing death of Penn State student Tim Piazza has pleaded guilty to four counts of hazing and five counts relating to unlawful acts involving liquor.

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Investigation Underway After Dogs Abandoned Outside Painted Post Walmart Video included

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- Two dogs are now being cared for after they were abandoned outside of a Walmart Tuesday afternoon.  An investigation is underway. According to Walmart employees, the dogs were found tied up behind the store in Painted Post. Their crates were nearby, however they did not have food or water. Tanner's P.A.W.S out of Corning was the first rescue organization to respond, after employees found the two. "The female was missing patches of hair," ...

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Luminate NY is Accepting Applications for Round Two of Competition

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the Luminate NY program is now accepting applications for Round II of the innovative competition. 

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Five Officers Sworn In, One Promoted at Steuben County Sheriff's Office

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – One new deputy and four correction officers were sworn in for service, and one correction officer was promoted to sergeant at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office last Thursday, June 7. 

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County Health Departments Requesting Residents Fill Out Health Survey

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CHEMUNG/SCHUYLER/STEUBEN/YATES COUNTIES, N.Y. (WENY) – The county health departments, alongside Common Ground Health, are asking for community members to fill out a health survey. 

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Bridge Maintenance Work to Begin on I-86 in Bath Next Week

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Road work is set to begin on a stretch of I-86 in the Town of Bath next week.

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Father Pleads Guilty to Beating Infant Son

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A man from Nunda is facing 14 years behind bars after severely beating his 11-week-old son.

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IIHS Releases Results of Midsize SUV Crash Tests

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Two of America's most popular SUVs earned performed badly in a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision.

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GOP lawmakers seek reforms of economic development programs

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Republicans in the state Assembly are joining a government reform group in calling for more transparency in New York's economic development programs.

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NY Lawmakers vote to make 18 the minimum age for indoor tanning

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New York is poised to prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths.

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Mark Twain Scholars dinner honors student excellence Video included

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 The best and the brightest in the Southern Tier gathered together on Tuesday to celebrate their academic accomplishments during the annual Mark Twain Scholars award night.  

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Politics in Two: The North Korea Summit Video included

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(WENY) -- WENY's Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the agreement signed by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.  More>>

Steuben County OFA to Hold Free Medicare Seminars

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Office for the Aging is holding three free seminars on Medicare this month. 

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Corning Parks and Rec Department Announces Pool Opening Dates

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – The City of Corning Parks and Recreation Department has announced the opening dates of the Stewart Park and Denison Park Pools for the summer. 

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American Red Cross Launches 'Missing Types' Campaign to Encourage More Blood Donations Video included

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The American Red Cross says chapters nationwide are in severe need of blood donations.      In response, the organization has launched the "Missing Types" campaign. Through the campaign, the letters A, B and O--the main blood groups--are disappearing from brand logos, social media pages and websites.      Officials hope it will draw attention to the importance of these donations.  "The need is everywhere. Tha...

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Two in Critical Condition, One Arrested, After Crash in Van Etten

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VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) – Two are seriously injured and one person has been arrested following a serious car accident in the Town of Van Etten. According to New York State Police, the crash occurred late last night (June 11). 

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Schuyler County Legislators Vote Unanimously Against Romulus Incinerator

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ROMULUS, N.Y. (WENY) – More local governments are weighing in on the proposed multi-million dollar trash incinerator project at the former Seneca Army Depot. 

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West Elmira PD Searching for Van, Man Wanted in Alleged Larceny

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WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The West Elmira Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect involved in a reported larceny. The driver, a white male wearing a baseball cap, was reportedly driving a van. 

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Suspect Wanted for Questioning in Horseheads Purse Theft

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Horseheads Police Department is investigating the theft of a purse from Jubilee Foods in Village Plaza in Horseheads that occurred on June 9 at approximately 12:20 p.m. 

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NYS Senate Passes Financial Security Protection Bill

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The measure, sponsored by Senator Rich Funke (R-C-I, Perinton), makes it easier for consumers to protect their credit information by prohibiting all consumer credit reporting agencies from charging a fee for the placement, lift or temporary removal of a security freeze.

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Westminster Ringers To Perform In Wellsboro Video included

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The Westminster Ringers, an 18-member hand bell and percussion group, will perform a concert at the Deane Center in Wellsboro later this month.

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Student leaders from public colleges lobby for more support

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Student leaders from public colleges across New York are headed to Albany to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at boosting support for higher education.

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US man gets 15 years for trying to join Islamic State group

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A New York man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group.

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Donald Trump says US to stop 'war games' with South Korea

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The US military will stop "war games" on the Korean Peninsula.

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Legislature passes resolution urging state officials to cleanup EHS Video included

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The Chemung County Legislature is asking New York State to help clean up contamination at the Elmira High School.

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Health Services Survey Open to Chemung Co. Residents

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Chemung County is working to create a healthier place to live, and officials are asking for the public's help. 

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Schuyler Co. Officials Oppose Seneca Co. Trash Incinerator

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Schuyler County is the latest local government taking a stand against the proposed $365 million trash incinerator project at the former Seneca Army Depot in Seneca County. 

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Elmira Jewelry Store to Close after Seven Decades of Business Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Criss' Jewelry is shutting its door fur good. The business has spent the last seventy-one years at its South Main Street location, and it's been a family-wide effort serving the Elmira community. "To my knowledge, we're the last mom and pop jewelry store around," says Linda Spicknall. "My father started it. He was a polio victim and decided to become a watchmaker. He opened it in 1947." Spicknall and her husband took over in 1987. Now they ...

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Two More Arrests Made in Operation Safe Summer

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – District Attorney Brooks Baker announced that two more drug dealers have been arrested as part of the continuing investigation surrounding Operation Safe Summer spearheaded by the Bath Village Police Department. 

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Howard Man Charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Also Allegedly Possessed Meth

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HOWARD, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of a man following a reported domestic incident.

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Gov. Cuomo Announces New "Red Flag" Gun Control Legislation

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is launching a statewide campaign to pass the first in the nation “red flag” legislation. 

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Park Station Waterfront in Erin to Open this Weekend

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ERIN, N.Y. (WENY) – The Chemung County Department of Buildings and Grounds announced today that the Park Station Waterfront in Erin will open this Saturday. It will be open on a daily basis from noon to 6 p.m. through Labor Day, weather permitting. 

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Civil Rights Icon Dorothy Cotton Dies at 88

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Civil Rights Icon, Dorothy Cotton, has died at 88, according to The Ithaca Journal. 

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NYSDOT Announces Paving Project on SR 228 in Hector

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The New York State Department of Transportation announced that the first course of a two-part paving project on State Route 228 from Brook Road to Mecklenburg in the Town of Hector.

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Fatal Accident in Tioga County Pa.

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One fatality, one seriously injured in Tioga County, Pennsylvania crash.

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Tyson recalls over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken due to plastic contamination

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Tyson Foods has recalled over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken after it was discovered there were pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading ingredients. 

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State starts awareness campaign for mosquito-borne diseases

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New York state has launched a plan to help boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and how to avoid them this summer.    

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Lawmakers: Make solar farm sites friendly to bees

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New York will encourage solar farm operators to incorporate bee-friendly vegetation on their properties under legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.    

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Lawmakers: Make solar farm sites friendly to bees

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York will encourage solar farm operators to incorporate bee-friendly vegetation on their properties under legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.    Bees and many other species of pollinating insects face threats related to habitat loss and environmental contamination, a problem with implications for both biodiversity and agriculture, the state's leading industry. The bill has already passed both the state Senate and Assembly. If signed in... More>>

Health Priorities Partnership meeting scheduled for Tuesday

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - The Chemung County Health Department is holding a "Health Priorities Partnership Meeting" this week and the public is invited.  The meeting will talk about the health priorities of the county including, obesity, tobacco use, and substance abuse.  The group, through the Community Health Improvement Plan works on multiple initiatives to help address these priories in the community. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12th sta... More>>

14th annual 'Butterfly Release' being held on Sunday

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TROY, P.A. (WENY) - The 14th annual Butterfly Release and Memorial service is being held on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. Guthrie Hospice is hosting the service at Mt. Pisgah State Park near Troy Pennsylvania at the Lakeside Pavilion. The service will celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died this past year. Those who are interested in participating in the special service of remembrance and wanting to release one or more butterflies in memory of a loved one were asked to ... More>>

New York State starts awareness campaign for mosquito-borne diseases

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has launched a plan to help boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and how to avoid them this summer.    Governor Cuomo says the goal is to protect New Yorkers against diseases carried by mosquitoes with statewide public education and outreach programs. The governor says the effort will help families stay safe when spending time outdoors during the warm weather. The awareness campaign includes the state Department of Health issuing... More>>

Corning man arrested for allegedly threatening students

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - A corning man has been charged by police for allegedly threatening students at a McDonald's restaurant. According to the city of Corning Police Department, 18-year-old Dante Sellers has been charged with 4th degree criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in the second degree. Police say, Sellers allegedly swung a knife, making threats towards students who were on a field trip last Saturday, June 2nd.  Police have also confirmed that Sel... More>>

13-year-old boy arrested for making online threats in Bath

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - A 13-year-old has been charged as a juvenile delinquent after the Village of Bath Police Department says he made online threats regarding an upcoming function that is happening at the Bath Haverling High school. According to officers, a concerned student notified a school faculty member who then notified Police about the alleged threats. The juvenile was charged for offenses that would constitute criminal Possession of a Firearm and Making Terrorist...

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Residents Help Clean Up Downtown Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Downtown Clean Up had to be rescheduled due to rain, but yesterday the second attempt of the event went off without a hitch. The rakes, brooms, gloves, and trash bags were all prepared to go on Saturday morning where Elmira residents came out to help clean up their city. People scattered throughout downtown after 9am with their supplies and put in a good morning's work. The rain date dropped usual attendance numbers, but clean up organizer...

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Elmira Steps it Up for the Golden Shoes

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – This year's Gold Shoe Step it Up Challenge came to a close yesterday at Tanglewood in Elmira. The few hundreds of shoes were brought in by several Elmira residents in the hopes of winning some prizes. Now, prizes are great, but so are the health and wellness goals that this event brings to the community. In the search for the shoes during the challenge, The Chemung County Health Department hopes that those participating see the values of being active whil... More>>

NYS Police investigating a burglary in the town of Bath

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - The New York State Police are investigating a burglary to a seasonal home located on O'Brien Road in the town of Bath, New York. Police say the burglary happened sometime since last Sunday, June 3rd. According to officials, the unknown suspects forced entry into the home, stealing long guns and hunting knives. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the New York State Police at Bath or Steuben County 911. All calls will be kept c...

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Syracuse woman gets 90 years in prison for making child pornography

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A 48-year-old woman has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for producing pornography involving three young children.    Tammy Martin of Carthage in Jefferson County was sentenced in federal court in Syracuse on Thursday. Her ex-husband, 61-year-old Clif Seaway, was sentenced last month to 360 years in prison for his role in abuse that went on from 2001 to 2013. One of the victims, now in her 20s, tearfully testified at trial. Prosecutors say jurors we...

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Ghana citizen sentenced for internet dating scam

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A man from Ghana has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for an internet romance scheme that tricked victims out of money.    Jason Osei Bonsu was sentenced for conspiracy Friday in federal court in Buffalo. Prosecutors say the 36-year-old, along with co-defendants, lured victims through a dating website that targeted wealthy clients and gained their trust online and over the phone. Investigators say the defendants then asked victims to wire mo... More>>

Park trial reopened at loose rocks removed from cliffs

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NEW SCOTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - A popular state park trail beneath a cliff face offering panoramic views of the Albany area is re-opening after a project to make it safer.    The Indian Ladder Trail at John Boyd Thacher State Park is reopening Saturday. The trail was closed as workers removed loose rock from slopes along the trail. Last summer, a woman hiking along the trail was seriously injured when she was struck by falling rocks. More>>

Governor asks for federal investigation into ICE conduct

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York's governor is asking for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration officials after an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker was detained while trying to make a delivery to an Army garrison in Brooklyn.    Democrat Andrew Cuomo requested the probe Friday in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general. He wrote that recent detentions by Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agents raise significant legal questions. Cuomo said... More>>

Parents attack elementary school principal at family fun day

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say the parents of a Philadelphia elementary school boy attacked a vice principal and principal during family fun day after they were told they had to sign the child out in the office.    The alleged assaults Wednesday at Robert B. Pollock Elementary School happened in front of the schoolchildren. Officials say the two tried to remove their son directly from outside. Police say 37-year-old Nicole Myers then punched the vice principal. They say she ... More>>

"Outdoors Day" Event Happening Saturday

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NEW YORK STATE (WENY) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are hosting "Outdoors Day" across New York state from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, June 9th. The free event is part of Governor Cuomo's Adventure N.Y. initiative to help connect people to nature, providing folks with increased access to outdoor recreation through hands-on activities. The family-friendly actives include, fishing, camping... More>>

NYS Boater Safety Course Being Offered Saturday

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Navigation Unit is holding a New York State Boater Safety course on Saturday, June 9th. The course will go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is being held at the Steuben County Public Safety Building, 7007 Rumsey Street Extension in Bath, N.Y The 8 hour course is a comprehensive boating course, teaching students the fundamentals of safe boating operation. The course has been approved by the National Association of the Boating Law Admini... More>>

Police in Endicott Find Man with Serious Injuries

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Police in the Binghamton area are asking for the public's help after finding a man early Monday morning on the sidewalk with serious injuries. 

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Weekend festival benefit's local fire department

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The Montour Falls Fire Department his holding their the 62nd Fireman's Festival this weekend. The three-day festival leads up to their big day on Saturday where there's no shortage of things to do.

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Bradford County Aerial Bug Spraying Raises Concerns Video included

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According to the Department of Environmental Protection, Bti is safe for humans during this process. However, residents are voicing their concerns.

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Bath Residents Facing Meth-Related Charges, Endangering Welfare of a Child

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Two people from Bath are behind bars after police say they were manufacturing meth while in their home with children. Anthony Cagle, 29 and Danielle Smith, 24 are each facing one count of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Those arrests come after a joint investigation with Steuben County Child Protective Services. According to police, the pair manufactured, possessed and used meth while inside their home... More>>

Three Arrested in Steuben County Child Sex Abuse Investigation

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Three Steuben County residents are facing a string of charges, following a month long investigation by Child Protection Services. According to police, Natalie Burgess, 36, and Roger Taft, 49, both of Thurston, allegedly intentionally allowed a child under the age of seventeen to remain alone in a residence with a Level III sex-offender. Investigators believe the couple knew of the offender's likelihood to re-offend, after repeatedly agreeing to a safety plan tha... More>>

62nd Annual Montour Falls Fireman's Carnival Being Held This Weekend

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MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) – This weekend, the Montour Falls Fire Department will be holding their 62nd Annual Fireman's Carnival. The event began on June 7 and will continue until Saturday, June 9. 

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77th Annual Laurel Fest Kicks off on Saturday

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WELLSBORO, Pa. (WENY) – This weekend is the official start of the 77th annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival, which takes place in Wellsboro. 

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Tioga Downs Makes Sports Betting Deal

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A new deal could mean gamblers might soon be able to place sports bets at Tioga Downs. 

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Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

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How to get help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Barge with glassblowing equipment stops along Hudson River

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A barge fitted with glassblowing equipment is making a stop in Poughkeepsie.   

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Genesee Brewery gets $48.5 million makeover

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The Genesee Brewery in Rochester has a new brewing system that the company says will improve the quality of its beer.  

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Weeklong crackdown on speeding underway across New York

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The annual weeklong crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving is underway across New York state.   

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Protestors demand Rep. Reed change stance on net neutrality Video included

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Demanding change from a local representative. That's what a group did to help preserve net neutrality. People gathered outside Congressman Tom Reed's office in Corning Thursday night to demand that he help save net neutrality.

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Town of Corning approves plan for Gibson Fire coverage Video included

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Corning Town Board members gathered together Thursday night to decide who will be picking up the slack for the Gibson Fire Department.

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    NYS D.E.C offers free fishing this weekend

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:07:41 GMT
    NEW YORK (WENY) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering free fishing to the public this weekend.  On Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th "Free Fishing Weekend" will be celebrated across New York State.  There are only 6 free fishing days throughout the year and the D.E.C is encouraging the public to join in.  The program first began back in 1991 to give people that might not fish a chance to explore the sport at n...
    NEW YORK (WENY) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering free fishing to the public this weekend.  On Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th "Free Fishing Weekend" will be celebrated across New York State.  There are only 6 free fishing days throughout the year and the D.E.C is encouraging the public to join in.  The program first began back in 1991 to give people that might not fish a chance to explore the sport at n...
  • Mark Twain-themed escape room challenges residents

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    If you're looking to hone in on your detective skills, and share a love of literature, look no further than a special Mark Twain escape room. The puzzle-filled event is being held at the Chemung County Historical Society.  

    If you're looking to hone in on your detective skills, and share a love of literature, look no further than a special Mark Twain escape room. The puzzle-filled event is being held at the Chemung County Historical Society.  

  • Dr. Coleman to Announce Run for Chemung County Executive

    Dr. Coleman to Announce Run for Chemung County Executive

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:18:31 GMT

    Another person in Chemung County will be throwing their name in the hat for County Executive. 

    Another person in Chemung County will be throwing their name in the hat for County Executive. 

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  • Early budget deal maybe a milestone for deficits, school aid

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    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:29:32 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up a budget a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts.    It's an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget is perhaps a milestone for overcoming persistent deficits and 2011's cuts to education aid, while lawmakers were animated by the Florida high school shooting in February. Some state of...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up a budget a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts.    It's an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget is perhaps a milestone for overcoming persistent deficits and 2011's cuts to education aid, while lawmakers were animated by the Florida high school shooting in February. Some state of...
  • Niagara Falls casino going for vow renewal record

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    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:11:24 GMT
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A Niagara Falls casino is going for a world record with a massive marriage vow renewal ceremony.    The "I do's" are scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The casino has enlisted National Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, who played for the Buffalo Bills, to help officiate. Smith will lead the couples in stating a single vow together. If more than 1,201 married couples follow Smith's lead, the casino ...
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  • PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana

    PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:00:54 GMT
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  • The Latest: PA Governor OKs school safety hotline, grants bill

    The Latest: PA Governor OKs school safety hotline, grants bill

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest:    9 p.m.    A brand new school safety law in Pennsylvania is designed to set up state-administered programs to distribute grants and take anonymous reports of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools.    Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill in the hours after the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved it Friday as part of a budget package that's seeding the grant program with $60 million.    The bill ...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Latest:    9 p.m.    A brand new school safety law in Pennsylvania is designed to set up state-administered programs to distribute grants and take anonymous reports of dangerous activities or threats of violence in schools.    Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill in the hours after the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved it Friday as part of a budget package that's seeding the grant program with $60 million.    The bill ...
  • Pennsylvania regulators announce payouts from shale gas fees

    Pennsylvania regulators announce payouts from shale gas fees

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:02:33 GMT

    Pennsylvania regulators have decided how they will disburse nearly $210 million that was raised last year from fees on Marcellus Shale gas wells.  

    Pennsylvania regulators have decided how they will disburse nearly $210 million that was raised last year from fees on Marcellus Shale gas wells.  

  • New York, Massachusetts Attorneys General to Sue Trump Administration over Health Care

    New York, Massachusetts Attorneys General to Sue Trump Administration over Health Care

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:25:08 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, alongside Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have announced they will sue the Trump Administration over its Association Health Plans.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, alongside Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey have announced they will sue the Trump Administration over its Association Health Plans.

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  • EC Women's Lacrosse Hires New Head Coach

    EC Women's Lacrosse Hires New Head Coach

    Elmira College has hired Rebecca Lampson as their new Head Coach. Lampson will also serve as an Assistant Coach for the Field Hockey team. The Penn Yan native was most recently an Assistant Coach with Colby College Women's Lacrosse in the NESCAC conference. Last season, Colby College posted a 15 and 4 record. 

    Elmira College has hired Rebecca Lampson as their new Head Coach. Lampson will also serve as an Assistant Coach for the Field Hockey team. The Penn Yan native was most recently an Assistant Coach with Colby College Women's Lacrosse in the NESCAC conference. Last season, Colby College posted a 15 and 4 record. 

  • Horseheads Baseball Star Makes College Commitment

    Horseheads Baseball Star Makes College Commitment

    Horseheads baseball star Michael Limoncelli announced his commitment to Coastal Carolina University on Thursday. Limoncelli excelled both on the mound and at shortstop this past season, leading the Blue Raiders to the Class Double A State Semi-Final. Limoncelli will be a Senior at Horseheads High School next year. 

    Horseheads baseball star Michael Limoncelli announced his commitment to Coastal Carolina University on Thursday. Limoncelli excelled both on the mound and at shortstop this past season, leading the Blue Raiders to the Class Double A State Semi-Final. Limoncelli will be a Senior at Horseheads High School next year. 

  • Dodgers Fall in Second Straight Loss at Maple City Park

    Dodgers Fall in Second Straight Loss at Maple City Park

    Hornell coming off a tough loss in extra innings at home against Onondaga, drops another one in Maple City Park 14-3.  The Syracuse Spartans were red hot in this one, spoiling things for the Hornell faithful in attendance.

    Hornell coming off a tough loss in extra innings at home against Onondaga, drops another one in Maple City Park 14-3.  The Syracuse Spartans were red hot in this one, spoiling things for the Hornell faithful in attendance.

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