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Women's March Elmira postponed

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Due to this weekend's winter storm predictions, the Women's March Elmira event has been postponed until Saturday, January 27. The schedule will be identical to the one for the original march, which was to take place this Sunday: 1 p.m. Rally and Speakers in Wisner Park, then an 0.8 mil walk to Elmira College for a gathering in Cowles Hall with community organizations. “We want all participants to be able to travel safe, find parking and be able to ...

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Horseheads Police vehicle hit while rerouting traffic at crash scene

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – WENY News has received more information regarding the crash involving a Horseheads Police Department patrol car on I-86 East near the City of Elmira. According to Horseheads Police, officers were assisting the New York State Police on I-86 East with an accident Wednesday night just before 8:30. The crash in question was when a tractor-trailer collided with a vacant truck parked on the side of the road, resulting in the closure of part of the highway near ...

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Burdett Man Killed in Farming Accident

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The Schuyler County Sheriff's office is investigating a farming accident that took the life of a Burdett man Wednesday morning.

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Tastings, Live Music Highlight January's 2300 Degrees at CMOG

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The Corning Museum of Glass is turning up the heat with its latest installment of 2300 Degrees.

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PASSHE Chancellor calls for unity among state-owned universities

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Pennsylvania's newest chancellor of the State System of Higher Education says state-owned universities need to operate more like a system if they want to last.

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NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

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Nearly $700,000 awarded to local non-profits during Community Grant Awards Video included

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More than 60 different local non-profits received a financial boost Wednesday night at the Community Foundation grant awards, held in Corning.

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UPDATE: I86 Eastbound closed for tractor trailer accident Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Parts of Interstate 86 are closed following a reported tractor trailer fire. Around 6PM reports came in of a tractor trailer fire on the eastbound lane of interstate 86. As of 6:30PM, the interstate is closed from exit 56 eastbound and up. Traffic is backed up as cars are forced to get off at exit 56. According to our reporter on the scene, the accident appears to be near exit 57. Stick with WENY News as work to bring you the latest involving this accident.&n...

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SNAP Recipients to Receive Benefits Early Due to Shutdown Video included

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The partial government shutdown enters its 26th day as many people on SNAP benefits are left wondering how they'll be affected. 

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The City of Ithaca is Seeking New Street Art Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)-- The City of Ithaca Community Life Commission is inviting anyone and everyone to submit art proposals for their sit-specific art project. Murals can be found all over the City of Ithaca and the CLC would like to add even more art to their beloved city. 

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Tips on How to Prevent Head Lice Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – Parents in the community are concerned after what seems like an uptick in head lice cases at local elementary schools. Head lice is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head and neck area,often attaching their eggs to the base of the hair shaft. According to the CDC head lice is spread most commonly by close person to person contact. The CDC warns to avoid head-to-head contact while playing and during other activities at home, school or elsewhere. Tr... More>>

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awards funding to nonprofit organizations in Southern Tier Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - More than $15,000 was awarded to four nonprofit Southern Tier organizations on Wednesday. The awards were made to help provide everyone with quality healthcare. Each year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides a portal for nonprofit organizations to apply for their Community Health Awards. After a competitive application process, four Southern Tier agencies were awarded.  "They're the First Tee of Corning Program, the Economic Opportunity Program or ... More>>

Chemung Co Department of Public Works Prepping for Snowstorm Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- With a big winter storm headed our way this weekend, the Chemung County Department of Public Works is already gearing up to help keep the public safe. Snowfall projections are staying on the higher side and with the chance for ice mixing in, the DPW isn't taking any chances. The salt is piled high and ready to go, along with various other pieces of equipment that are in store for a lot of use with the impending winter storm. It has be a relatively... More>>

STEAM Ahead Chemung returns to teach at-risk youth Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- STEAM Ahead Chemung has returned. After proving successful in 2018, the educational program kicked off on Wednesday. It's purpose: to create opportunities for at-risk youth to learn through art, science, math and cultural organizations.  In its first year, students focused on birds, learning about everything from bird identification to meaningful pieces of art focused on birds. This year, the program will be looking at trees. "Tanglewood is going to...

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Cuomo introduces proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony. The proposal is included in the 2019 State Executive Budget. "Reporters have a tough enough job as it and it is unacceptable and unconscionable that they increasingly have to endure the threat of physical harm for just for doing their jobs," Governor Cuomo said. "While the current federal administration is fostering an environment that normalizes ... More>>

Residents reminded of parking regulations ahead of winter storms

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With two impending winter storms expected to hit the region at the end of this week, officials around the county are reminded residents that parking regulations will be strictly enforced. The first storm is expected to arrive Thursday night going into Friday morning, with one to three inches expected to fall. The bigger storm is expected to hit Saturday into Sunday. This storm could possibly drop a foot or more of snow. Residents of the City of El... More>>

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

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   BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont.    Workers at Rock of Ages granite studio in Barre are chipping and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed at the national 9/11 memorial in New York this spring.    Six stone monoliths weighing between 15 and 18 tons (13,600 to 15,800 kilog... More>>

US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

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By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak, CNN ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve. "U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will... More>>

Man ruled incompetent to stand trial in elder deaths

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   UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.    Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Monday a judge made the ruling after hearing reports from psychologists who evaluated 29-year-old Naythen Aubain.    He has been charged with murder in the deaths of Katerine Aubain and their landlord, Jane Wentka. He previously s... More>>

New postings show wide range of Pennsylvania college hazing

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Pennsylvania colleges and universities are posting online reports of hazing under a new state law passed after a Penn State fraternity pledge died in 2017.
  

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School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

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A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

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Goals and Challenges for EPD in 2019 Video included

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WENY News is looking into the current operations at the Elmira Police Department, and what challenges leaders say they're facing getting into for 2019. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Outlines 100 Day Plan in State of the State Address Video included

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo started off this year's state of the state address talking about the progress New York has made. Mentioning things like the high number of private sector jobs in the history of the state, to an all-time low in unemployment. 

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Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

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By Dan Merica, CNN Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa. "I am filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight," the New York Democrat said, adding that she is "going to run for president of the United States because as young mom I am going to fight for other people's kids as hard as... More>>

Politics in Two: Gillibrand 2020? Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the steps New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking to explore a 2020 presidential run. More>>

Corning American Legion In Need of Fundraising Support Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The American Legion in Corning is asking for more community involvement in 2019. Post 746 has almost doubled their fundraising goal this year, but legion officials say it can't be done without the public's help. The American Legion in Corning has plenty of community outreach plans in store for this year, and the hope is that they will come with plenty of support from the area. Along with several planned raffles, there will be multiple events hosted t...

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Man fights off intruder who crawled through doggy door

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MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) - A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door.    Levi Thompson of Macedon says he awoke Wednesday to find a 19-year-old former friend rifling through his home. He tells WHAM in Rochester he confronted the man, who threatened him with a pocket knife before bashing him in the head with a 30-inch-tall wooden plant stand.    Police say the suspect th... More>>

'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

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   NEW YORK (AP) - It's been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff.    All 155 people on board survived the Jan. 15, 2009, incident, which became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."    Survivors say that day changed their lives.    Some moved or switched jobs, but others have experience more intangible shifts, like feeling more gratitude and appreciat... More>>

Senate leaders block House-approved package to reopen federal government

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – For the second time, Senate Republicans have blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government. Democratic Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin of Maryland reportedly asked for consent to take up a package of bills allowing for the reopening of the federal government. One bill would fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, while the other would have funded the rest of the departments and agencies through September ...

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Police: Irate Eagles fan put girlfriend's dog in microwave

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   HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Police say a woman upset about the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New Orleans Saints got into an argument with her girlfriend and put the friend's dog in a microwave.    Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia faces charges including assault, harassment and cruelty to animals.    The alleged incident occurred at a hotel in Hanover Township.    The Morning Call reports the 31-year-old Gaskins began yelling at the woman a... More>>

Two men arrested in Elmira for weapons charge, court warrant

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Two men were arrested in Elmira after police say one had an active warrant out for the arrest and the other tried to discard an illegally possessed handgun. On Monday just before 2:00 in the morning, an Elmira Police officer was on patrol near the 400 block of West Third Street when he says he noticed three subjects on bicycles. The subjects were reportedly seen riding back and forth in the street and shining lights at the ground and at vehicles. Due to t...

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Deadline Approaching To Apply For Disaster Assistance From Summer Flood

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The deadline to apply for a disaster loan for physical damage from the flood over the summer is quickly approaching. 

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Cuomo set to release state budget proposal to Legislature

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Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release his annual state budget proposal to a New York Legislature that's controlled by Democrats for the first time in a decade.

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Wolf's first term: wins, losses and big budget fights

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Governor Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term at noon today.

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Cuomo: Let cities opt out of pot shops if NY legalizes weed

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Governor Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal.

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Hemp processor plans facility in Southern Tier of NY

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An industrial hemp processing company based in Canada is planning a facility in New York's Southern Tier.

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Ban on gay conversion therapy poised for passage in New York

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A proposed ban on gay conversion therapy is picking up momentum in Albany now that Democrats control the entire Legislature.

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New York Legislature approves early voting

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Lawmakers in New York have voted to join most other states in allowing citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day.

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New York Legislature approves early voting

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Lawmakers in New York have voted to join most other states in allowing citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day. 

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New Chemung County Appointments Confirmed

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Legislature held a pivotal meeting tonight regarding the confirmation of several county positions. Earlier this month the list of new appointees was announced by newly elected Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss. Tonight, dozens of those positions were on the agenda for final confirmation from the full legislature. Last week, district representatives requested more background information on the new crew brought in by Coun...

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Potential plastic bag ban could affect local businesses Video included

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On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a statewide proposal which will look to outlaw single-use plastic bags. So now local business owners who rely on plastic bags are left wondering what it'll mean for them. 

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Two Local Museums Offering Free Admission to Federal Employees

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's been a tough time for federal employees, so the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Rockwell Museum decided it was time to make things a little easier on those workers waiting on their paycheck. From glassmaking demonstrations to CMOG's interactive displays, any federal employees that are local to the region are being encouraged to stop by. Today during an interview, CMOG Sr. Director of Creative Strategy Rob Cassetti said, "The Corning Museum of G... More>>

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee.    One person says Gillibrand will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend. She will be a guest Tuesday night on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."    The people spoke on condition of anonymity b... More>>

Police: SUV strikes 3 children at bus stop, killing boy, 11

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BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy.    State police in Butler County say the children were struck just before 9 a.m. Monday in Summit Township after the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned right but apparently didn't see the children standing or sitting along the roadway.    The boy was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital. A 10-yea... More>>

PSP investigating burglary where suspect lit table on fire

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DELMAR TOWNSHIP, PA. (WENY) – Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that happened on December 22 in Delmar Township. According to police, a suspect broke into a home on Stony Fork Road. There, they reportedly tried to start a fire inside to stay warm. Police say the suspect then took a wooden table from the porch, put it in the front yard and lit it on fire. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at 570-265-2186. More>>

Women's March Elmira happening this weekend

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Women's March Elmira is happening this weekend. The march, meant to inspire action for positive change in women's lives, will happen on Sunday, January 20th at Wisner Park in downtown Elmira. All are welcome.  Speakers will take to the podium beginning at 1:00 p.m., on topics ranging from civil engagement to cultural identity. Speakers include Leslie Danks Burke, Randi Hewitt and Peg Costello among others.  The .8 mile walk will move up North Main St... More>>

One dead after crash in Tioga County, PA

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DELMAR TOWNSHIP, PA. (WENY) – One person is dead following an early-morning crash that occurred Monday in Delmar Township. Pennsylvania State Police say the crash happened just before 7:00 o'clock in the morning on Route 287, south of Coolidge Hollow Road. According to police, one of the drivers, 89-year-old Dale Dutcher, was driving South in his 1999 Buick Century. The other driver was driving a water tanker North on the same road. At some point, Dutcher crossed over the dou... More>>

2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation

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LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.    Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Philadelphia.    Employee Allen Antho... More>>

Temporary road closure in Waverly announced due to water main work

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Waverly Police Department is warning drivers that the portion of Pennsylvania Avenue from Chemung to Elm Streets will be closed from 8:30 to 2:00 on Tuesday.  The section of the roadway will be closed in order for the Waverly Department of Public Works to address a water main in the area. Officials say no disruptions in water service are expected at this time.  Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes of travel during the temporary clos... More>>

Victims demand urgent passage of Child Victims Act

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days.    Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to call for quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers. The act would also create a one-year window for victims to file lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations.    T... More>>

Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

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MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer.    Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after sunset.    Authorities say Jadlowski shot Rose Billquist with a high-powered hunting pistol as she walked her dogs in fields behind her rural Sherman home on ... More>>

Chemung Co. Judge Baker Announces Candidacy For State Supreme Court

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Chemung County Judge Chris Baker is announcing his candidacy for New York State Supreme Court. 

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State Police Issue Shutdown Scam Warning

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State Police in Pennsylvania are warning residents of a number of scams popping up amid the ongoing government shutdown.

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Sexual Assault Sentencing

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A man from Broome County, guilty of sexually abusing a young child, will be spending more than a decade in state prison.

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Steuben County Man Behind Bars in Livingston County

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A man from Wayland, working as an Athletic Trainer in the Geneseo School District is facing rape allegations.

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Pennsylvania state inmate population fell again last year

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Officials say the number of inmates in Pennsylvania's state prisons fell by 2.2 percent last year, the sixth decline in the past seven years.

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Cuomo to include plastic bag ban proposal in budget

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to see single-use plastic bags banned in New York state and is proposing a prohibition on them as part of his upcoming executive budget.
  

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Senate, Assembly to consider authorizing early voting

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New York lawmakers are poised to decide whether to allow early voting in an effort to drive up election turnout.

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Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese

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The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they were barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been "hijacked" by the "Gay Rights Agenda."

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Seneca Lake Wine Trails 2019 Bargain Bash Underway

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Hector, NY (WENY) – With the holiday season in the rear view, a handful of wineries are participating in the Seneca Lake Wine Trails Bargain Bash. The Purpose of the Bargain Bash is to clean out the inventory with old holiday labels on it from Christmas time and as far back as Halloween. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is having sales on its Red and White cat wines for as low as $7, as well its past vintage Cabin Fever bottles. “The point of bargain bash is to bring people out d... More>>

Local Church Raising Money for Medical Missions Trip

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Soups on! Or at least it was to help raise money for a medical missions trip to Honduras, through the Higher Hope Church in Big Flats. The bags of homemade soup were flying off the table, with each purchase allowing for the mission team to buy more medicine and supplies for those they will be visiting in Central America. While the sale was going on I was also able to catch up with Bob Armstrong, the physician heading the medical miss... More>>

2 men arrested in Bath after police find cocaine, cash inside home Video included

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - Two men are behind bars after police executed a search warrant on Friday in the Village of Bath.  Over 50 packaged bags of Crack Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia and cash were found inside the home on East William Street.  Police arrested 22-year-old Brian Roman-Wagner of Rochester, New York and 66-year-old John Oneill of Bath, N.Y. Both men were charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree a Class B Felony. They were arraigned in... More>>

NY governor wants to raise age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 - to curb their use by younger people.    Cuomo announced Saturday that he will include the proposal in his 2019 executive budget.    The legislation would ban sale of tobacco and electronic cigarette products in pharmacies, restrict their display in retail stores that are not adult-only and require that e-cigarettes be so... More>>

Service Dog Dispute in the Southern Tier Video included

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HORSEHEADS N.Y.(WENY)--Service animals are assigned to people with disabilities who can not always make it through a regular day without facing some form of road block. Before an official service animal is assigned, they have to go through training and courses to make sure they are going to be efficient in helping their clients. In 2017 Rhonda Wilhelm acquired a service dog from Starlet Utter, an acclaimed dog trainer and groomer. “I signed up for a service dog from her a fully...

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Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is Looking for More Volunteer's this Season Video included

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BINGHAMTON N.Y.(WENY)-- Binghamtons Zoo at Ross park is looking to get more volunteers signed up for their upcoming season. There are numerous volunteer opportunities such as maintenance, gardening, and special event volunteers. "It's a great way to give back to your local community. You get to work with animals or be around animals, so if you have a love for them, it's a great opportunity to also meet people that are like minded and it's become like a family of volunteers ...

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Signs Made in Elmira for Women's March Next Sunday Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Elmira Women's March isn't slated until next Sunday at 1pm in Wisner park, but there is a lot going on with only one week to go until the event. The Park Church in Elmira served as the sign making spot on Sunday for anyone that will be attending the march, one of a few sign making opportunities. While the demonstrative graphics and slogans were being made, there was much more going on in the church as well. Keynote speakers were gathered...

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Cuomo to put Child Victims Act in budget proposal

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Supporters of the long-stalled Child Victims Act are coming to the state Capitol to rally support.    The proposal, known as the Child Victims Act, would give victims more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. And it would open a one-year window for victims to file lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations.    Monday's rally by abuse survivors comes as the bill appears poised for passage.    The ... More>>

This Week in Wine Country- Element Winery Video included

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For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson takes us to Element Winery's production warehouse in Arkport.

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2 PA men charged with illegal sale of firearm Video included

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BRADFORD COUNTY, PA (WENY) - State Police arrested two men in connection to an illegal sale of a firearm. The incident happened in May of 2018.  Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda say 21-year-old Gunnar Wesneski of Canton, PA sold an H&R Granger revolver to 21-year-old Brady Mcnett of Canton, PA as an undocumented cash sale. Mcnett then resold the firearm to another person where it was then seized by State Police. Mcnett and Wesneski have been charged with illegal sale of ... More>>

Weapons, jewelry, electronics stolen in Bradford County, PA home burglary Video included

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BRADFORD COUNTY, PA (WENY) - Several weapons, jewelry, and electronics were stolen from inside a home in Ulster Township. Police are now looking for the suspects. Pennsylvania State Police say the suspects broke into the home located on W Warner Hill Road Friday afternoon. The stolen items include, Weatherby 300 Weatherby Mag Rifle, X-Bolt .243 Rifle, Remington Versa-Max 12 Ga. Shotgun, R10 RAVIN Crossbow, 3 stone-princess cut "Leo" ring, earrings, Collector Edition Jordan ... More>>

Hundreds of people turn out for first winter celebration of "Alive After Five" Video included

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Hundreds of community members came out to the first ever "Alive After Five" at the Clemens Center Friday night. 

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Woman pleads guilty after drug exchange leads to death

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - A Rochester woman has pleaded guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide for her role in the death of 50-year-old Dana Crittenden of Greenwood, N.Y.  According to the Steuben County District Attorney Office, 59-year-old Nancy Alvarez of Rochester appeared with the Steuben County Public Defender in court on Thursday.    Police say on August 21, 2017, Troopers responded to a home in the Town of Greenwood regarding the reported death of Cr...

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Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive Success

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BIG FLATT N.Y.(WENY)--Every year Barns and Nobles asks the community to come together and donate brand new books to their holiday book drive. This year the books recipients are the Family Service Society of Steuben County and Tye Economic Opportunity Program of Chemuing and Schuyler Counties. These brand new books go right into the hand of kids right here in our local communities

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No Charges to be Filed in Alleged Assault Incident Involving Elmira Enforcers Video included

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Chemung County District Attorney announced late Friday afternoon he will not be pursuing charges in connection with an assault allegedly involving members of the Elmira Enforcers hockey team.

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West Elmira V.F.D sees number of firefighters walk out Video included

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Thursday night saw several volunteer firefighters walk out of a meeting at the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department isn't confirming the reasons behind the walkout, or how many firefighters took part.

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CMOG, Rockwell Museum offers free admission to federal government employees during shutdown

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum are offering free admission to federal government employees during the partial shutdown.  Through the end of the shutdown, both The Corning Museum of Glass and The Rockwell Museum will offer free admission for each federal employee and one adult guest when they show their government ID at the admissions desks. Adult admission tickets normally cost $20 at CMoG and $11.50 at The Rockwell.  The offers ...

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NY Legislature to take up early voting, easier registration

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Lawmakers in New York are poised to overhaul the state's antiquated election laws in an effort to raise low voter turnout rates.    The most significant change up for a vote in the state Senate and Assembly on Monday would allow voters to cast a ballot up to 10 days before an election.    Most states already allow early voting, but bills authorizing it in New York were long blocked by Republicans in the Senate. With Democrats now in charge, the ... More>>

PennDOT announces plans for Route 414 landslide repair in Bradford County

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BRADFORD COUNTY, PA (WENY) - PennDOT announced its plan to repair a section of Route 414 in Bradford County. It has been closed since early December due to an active landslide. The slide area is located at the intersection with Jennings Road in Leroy Township. PennDOT says the original plan was to begin work this spring, with plans to open next fall. However, PennDOT and its contractor are coordinating efforts to advance repairs over the winter months with the intention of reopening ... More>>

Surveillance pictures released in Binghamton bank robbery

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Police in Binghamton are looking for the suspect they say robbed an M&T Bank on Robinson Street.

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State Police trying to identify suspect in town of Union burglary

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New York State Police are looking to identify a man they say burglarized a town of Union home on Thursday.

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Cuomo: Extend background check waiting period for gun buys

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to extend the background check waiting period for firearm purchase from three days to 10 days.

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Plans in works to create pediatric recovery center & emergency shelter in Northern Tier Video included

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Community leaders and stakeholders spent Thursday evening learning more information about a plan to create Pennsylvania State's first pediatric recovery center and emergency shelter. 

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Affordable Housing Coming to Ithaca's Green Street in 2022

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)--The city of Ithaca is growing and thriving more than ever and a constant topic that has been in the Ithaca airways has been the need of more affordable housing.

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Steuben Senior Services Fund Helps Elderly Age at Home Video included

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About 18 years ago, the Steuben County Senior Services Fund was created. Since then, its mission is to find creative ways to help the elderly out of retirement homes. 

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Teen Space Coming to Steel Memorial Library Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – A project geared towards teens that has been in the works since 2015 will soon open at the Steele Memorial Library. As of next month the library will kick off renovations to install a new teen space. Renovations will take place on the second floor, creating a space for teens that will have all the books and resources they need in one spot. “What we've discovered when looking at our selection and programs that we have, there's been a need for a teen sp... More>>

Cuomo to deliver state of the state, unveil budget Tuesday

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will deliver his state of the state address and unveil his budget proposal next Tuesday in Albany.    The Democrat is expected to detail proposals to legalize marijuana, codify abortion rights and impose congestion tolls on Manhattan as a way to raise money for aging subways. Cuomo also says he'll suggest new ethics rules to crack down on corruption.    As part of the state of the state, he'll announce unveil h... More>>

The Latest: McConnell says Democrats have barrier 'allergy'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's fight for funding for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and the partial government shutdown (all times local):    10:55 a.m.    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats need help with "their brand new partisan allergy" to a barrier at the U.S.-Mexico border.    The Kentucky Republican on Thursday used visual aids on the Senate floor to suggest that Democrats supported such ... More>>

Special Report: Paws for Change

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Nearly two year ago, 104 pet store-bound puppies were rescued after the van they were in overturned on the icey roads in Avoca. Chance was one of those puppies and one of four seriously hurt. "He happened to be a puppy that was in the front passenger foot section of the van," says Connie Terry, who adopted Chance once he was fully-healed. "His kennel crate was crushed and it broke his jaw." While his jaw eventually healed, it wasn't long befo...

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  • Women's March Elmira postponed

    Women's March Elmira postponed

    Thursday, January 17 2019 11:04 AM EST2019-01-17 16:04:37 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Due to this weekend's winter storm predictions, the Women's March Elmira event has been postponed until Saturday, January 27. The schedule will be identical to the one for the original march, which was to take place this Sunday: 1 p.m. Rally and Speakers in Wisner Park, then an 0.8 mil walk to Elmira College for a gathering in Cowles Hall with community organizations. “We want all participants to be able to travel safe, find parking and be able to ...

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Due to this weekend's winter storm predictions, the Women's March Elmira event has been postponed until Saturday, January 27. The schedule will be identical to the one for the original march, which was to take place this Sunday: 1 p.m. Rally and Speakers in Wisner Park, then an 0.8 mil walk to Elmira College for a gathering in Cowles Hall with community organizations. “We want all participants to be able to travel safe, find parking and be able to ...

  • Horseheads Police vehicle hit while rerouting traffic at crash scene

    Horseheads Police vehicle hit while rerouting traffic at crash scene

    Thursday, January 17 2019 11:03 AM EST2019-01-17 16:03:43 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – WENY News has received more information regarding the crash involving a Horseheads Police Department patrol car on I-86 East near the City of Elmira. According to Horseheads Police, officers were assisting the New York State Police on I-86 East with an accident Wednesday night just before 8:30. The crash in question was when a tractor-trailer collided with a vacant truck parked on the side of the road, resulting in the closure of part of the highway near ...

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – WENY News has received more information regarding the crash involving a Horseheads Police Department patrol car on I-86 East near the City of Elmira. According to Horseheads Police, officers were assisting the New York State Police on I-86 East with an accident Wednesday night just before 8:30. The crash in question was when a tractor-trailer collided with a vacant truck parked on the side of the road, resulting in the closure of part of the highway near ...

  • Burdett Man Killed in Farming Accident

    Burdett Man Killed in Farming Accident

    Thursday, January 17 2019 9:15 AM EST2019-01-17 14:15:45 GMT

    The Schuyler County Sheriff's office is investigating a farming accident that took the life of a Burdett man Wednesday morning.

    The Schuyler County Sheriff's office is investigating a farming accident that took the life of a Burdett man Wednesday morning.

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  • 3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

    3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

    Thursday, January 17 2019 3:55 AM EST2019-01-17 08:55:21 GMT

    More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.

    More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.

  • NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

    NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

    Thursday, January 17 2019 2:41 AM EST2019-01-17 07:41:44 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

  • Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

    Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

    Thursday, January 17 2019 12:02 AM EST2019-01-17 05:02:26 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc. The settlement involves several brands, including Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry. It resolves claims that consumers were signed up for store credit c...

    NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc. The settlement involves several brands, including Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry. It resolves claims that consumers were signed up for store credit c...

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  • Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

    Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

    Thursday, January 17 2019 4:00 AM EST2019-01-17 09:00:32 GMT

    Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

    Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

  • RXBAR Recalls Products Over Possible Nut Allergen

    RXBAR Recalls Products Over Possible Nut Allergen

    Thursday, January 17 2019 2:39 AM EST2019-01-17 07:39:01 GMT

    Protein bar manufacturer RXBAR is recalling a number of its products over the potential of undeclared peanuts

    Protein bar manufacturer RXBAR is recalling a number of its products over the potential of undeclared peanuts

  • Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

    Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 9:56 PM EST2019-01-17 02:56:48 GMT

    Lampert's rescue plan still needs approval from a bankruptcy judge in White Plains, New York. A hearing is set for Feb. 1. Creditors will have the opportunity to object before then. The specific terms of the bid haven't been made public.

    Lampert's rescue plan still needs approval from a bankruptcy judge in White Plains, New York. A hearing is set for Feb. 1. Creditors will have the opportunity to object before then. The specific terms of the bid haven't been made public.

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  • Chenango Forks Wrestling Wins Section 4 Title Over Horseheads

    Chenango Forks Wrestling Wins Section 4 Title Over Horseheads

    The 4th seeded Chenango Forks wrestling team walked away with the Section 4 title over Horseheads on Wednesday night, winning the meet 45 to 42. The Blue Raiders led until the final match, but Jeremiah Allen was able to get the pin to win the Blue Devils the Section 4 Title. The Blue Devils upset the top seed, Corning, 44 to 38 in the Semi-final. Horseheads stormed back to top Elmira 36 to 20 in their Semi-final meet. The Blue Raiders trailed 36-20 earlier in the meet. 

    The 4th seeded Chenango Forks wrestling team walked away with the Section 4 title over Horseheads on Wednesday night, winning the meet 45 to 42. The Blue Raiders led until the final match, but Jeremiah Allen was able to get the pin to win the Blue Devils the Section 4 Title. The Blue Devils upset the top seed, Corning, 44 to 38 in the Semi-final. Horseheads stormed back to top Elmira 36 to 20 in their Semi-final meet. The Blue Raiders trailed 36-20 earlier in the meet. 

  • Mansfield Men's Basketball Falls To Kutztown

    Mansfield Men's Basketball Falls To Kutztown

    The Mansfield University Men's Basketball team fell to Kutztown 84-64 on Wednesday night. 

    The Mansfield University Men's Basketball team fell to Kutztown 84-64 on Wednesday night. 

  • Wellsboro Boys Top Athens, Stay Unbeaten in NTL Play

    Wellsboro Boys Top Athens, Stay Unbeaten in NTL Play

    The Wellsboro boys topped Athens 61-48 to stay unbeaten in NTL play. Brandyn Tuttle led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds. It was Athens' first loss in NTL play this season. 

    The Wellsboro boys topped Athens 61-48 to stay unbeaten in NTL play. Brandyn Tuttle led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds. It was Athens' first loss in NTL play this season. 

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