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One killed in crash involving car, snowmobile

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TUSCARORA, N.Y. (WENY) – According to New York State Police blotter reports, one person was killed in the accident involving a car and a snowmobile on State Route 417 Monday. The accident happened near the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club around 4:30 Monday afternoon. According to initial scanner reports, CPR was being performed on one of the two snowmobile passengers. It is currently unclear which victim was killed. New York State Police in Painted Post tell WENY News the inves...

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Horseheads man arrested after baseball bat assault

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. -- A Horseheads man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked a family member with a baseball bat.  According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on January 11th at a home on Ridge Road.  Derrick Griffith, 21, has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree. He was arraigned in the Village of Elmira Heights Court.  He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Horseheads Court at a later date.  More>>

Man charged in fatal Horseheads crash expected to return to court in June

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira man charged in connection with a crash that killed two people in Horseheads has been given a tentative trail date. According to the Chemung County District Attorney's Office, 19-year-old Caden Charnetski is scheduled to start his trial on June 12 in Chemung County Court. Charnetski was recently indicted on one count of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving while ability ... More>>

140 animals seized by SPCA in Allegany County

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WIRT, N.Y. (WENY) – 140 animals were removed from two locations in Allegany County following a raid by the SPCA Serving Allegany County, ABC affiliate WKBW reports. The animals taken in the raid include cows, sheep, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats. The SPCA says because there are so many animals to care for, they are asking for donations. They are accepting monetary donations on their Facebook page. They are also asking for donations of hay for feeding, bedding h...

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NYSEG still working to restore natural gas services in Towns of Wayne, Tyrone

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Office of Emergency Services says natural gas services are in the process of being restored in the Towns of Wayne and Tyrone; restoration is expected to be completed sometime late Tuesday afternoon. NYSEG crews reportedly worked overnight to secure the natural gas distribution system that had malfunctioned. The system serves some 650 gas customers in Wayne and Tyrone. NYSEG began re-establishing gas services at 8:00 Tuesday morning. Crews... More>>

Police: Three men charged with plotting to attack NY Muslim community

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GREECE, N.Y. (WENY) – Three men have been arrested after allegedly conspiring to use explosive devices in a plot against an Islamic community near Binghamton, 13WHAM reports. Police in Greece, a Rochester suburb, arrested 19-year-old Vincent Vetromile, 18-year-old Andrew Crysel and 20-year-old Brian Colaneri. They each have been charged with first-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of fourth-degree conspiracy. Their mugshots have not yet been released. 13WHA...

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Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

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By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational. The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter, and later officially released by then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis, blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited except... More>>

Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect

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Police in Endwell are searching for the suspect involved in an armed robbery. 

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Two injured in crash involving car, snowmobile Video included

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According to initial scanner reports, CPR was being performed on one of the snowmobile passengers.

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Hundreds could be without heat after natural gas outage in Hammondsport Video included

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Multiple Warming Centers have been set up through the American Red Cross after a natural gas outage in the Hammondsport area causes hundreds of homes to go without heat. 

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Catholic Charities Sheltering Those in Need from the Cold Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- With today's dangerously cold temperatures, if you stay outside too long, it could prove to be fatal. That's why Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler County has been working hard to keep people sheltered from the harsh winter elements. Wind chills today reached close to negative 30 degrees or below in some areas this morning, following the recent heavy snowfall from our first winter storm of 2019. As bad as conditions are now, the emergency shelter i...

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Food Bank Holds Day of Service in Honor of MLK Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – In Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier invited members of the community to help them pack food for those in need. Over the course of the day volunteers packed food during the four different volunteer shifts. The two hour sessions began at 8am, 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Every Volunteer had the opportunity to not only give back to those in need but also learned about food insecurity as well as tour the Food Banks facility. &... More>>

Warming shelter established for Town of Wayne residents facing natural gas outage

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HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Department of Emergency Services announced a warming center has been set up at the Hammondsport Volunteer Fire Station for residents affected by the natural gas outage in the Town of Wayne. County Emergency Services Director Tim Marshall said the center has been set up following a NYSEG report that between as many as 250 to 350 households are without heat after a natural gas system malfunction. Estimated restoration could take as ... More>>

Tops launching annual Check Out Hunger campaign

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WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) – Tops Friendly Markets is launching its annual Check Out Hunger campaign to benefit participating food banks on Sunday, January 27. The campaign will go until February 16. Since 2006, Tops has raised over $3.9 million for those who are food insecure. One in eight individuals and one in five children are food insecure and do not know where their next meal will come from. In order to combat this issue, Tops shoppers can tell their cashier they would l... More>>

Police officer gunned down is the 5th shot dead in the US this year

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By Susannah Cullinane and Hollie Silverman, CNN An Alabama police officer has died after being shot Sunday, according to the Mobile Police Department. Officer Sean Tuder, 30, was shot by a suspect with prior warrants while doing follow-up work on an investigation, Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told a news conference covered by CNN affiliate WKRG. The suspect, Marco Perez, 19, was taken into custody, he said. Perez made an initial court appearance Monday. Mobile County Distri... More>>

WENY to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Special Program

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 WENY TV continues its annual tradition honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights pioneer.

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Man who pleaded guilty to slaying teen brother gets parole

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YORK, Pa. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his younger brother to death when they were teenagers two decades ago has been granted parole.    35-year-old Zachary Witman will be eligible for release beginning May 21 following Friday's decision in York County. The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole cited his completion of programs, positive behavior, and recommendations from state prison officials and prosecutors.    Prosecutors said Witman, then 15... More>>

Collegetown Bagels moving into City Centre building this summer

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Collegetown Bagels in Ithaca is moving from its North Aurora Street location to a new location in the City Centre building being constructed at 301 East State Street. The move will increase the size of the store from 1,500 square feet to 2,300 square feet. The location is expected to open this summer. The owners say the new location will offer expanded operating hours and a newly developed menu, which will include beer and wine. They will be partnering wi... More>>

Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

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Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday.

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Endicott man arrested for attempted murder following investigation

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The Endicott Police Department says a 31-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder.

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Cuomo urges New Yorkers to prepare for sub-zero conditions

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Governor Cuomo is warning residents to prepare for potentially dangerous conditions.

  

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Winter Storm Dumps an Average of 12 Inches on Elmira Residents

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – After this weekends winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow across Chemung county, road conditions were heavily impacted.

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Dangerous Wind Chills Tonight Into Monday

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As a recap of the snow, all of our reports from viewers ranged from 8.5" all the way to 19.0"! The snow will continue to taper into the afternoon, but drifting snow will continue to be a problem, due to the gusty winds expected through tomorrow. These winds out of the north will come along with brutally cold temperatures, making for some wind chills below -30 degrees on Monday morning. These feel-like temperatures will be very dangerous and cannot be taken lightly....

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NY lawmakers to review spending on environmental protection

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers are kicking off their budget work for the year by examining state spending on environmental protection.    The Assembly and Senate have scheduled a joint budget hearing on Wednesday to examine funding for programs relating to water quality, land conservation, wildlife management and efforts to clean up pollution.    This year Cuomo is proposing an additional $500 million for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, ... More>>

Mansfield woman arrested after changing price tags on items

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MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) - A woman was arrested after police say she changed the price tags on sale items, and then used the self check-out.  Pennsylvania State Police say 33-year-old Alanda Neal of Mansfield was arrested on Wednesday after stealing eight items at the Mansfield Walmart located on South Main Street.  Some of the items include, DVD and a cat toy.  More>>

Flying out of ELM Today? Check Your Flight Status Here

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BIG FLATS, NY (WENY) -- The winter storm moving over the Twin Tiers, along with strong winds leading to blowing snow and dangerously cold temperatures later Sunday into Monday is impacting flights departing and arriving at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.

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Commercial vehicle ban lifted on some Pennsylvania interstates

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HARRISBURG, PA. (WENY) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the commercial vehicle ban put in place on commonwealth interstates has been lifted in some areas. The ban was lifted from: Interstate 70 from the Maryland line to Breezewood and then Pennsylvania Turnpike Interstate 76 Interstate 78 between the junction with Interstate 81 to the New Jersey state line Interstate 80 between Interstate 81 and then New Jersey state line Interstate... More>>

Sheriff's Office Asking Drivers to Clear Cars of Snow Obstructions Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to please give yourself the extra time required to clean the snow and ice off of your car. With the storm raging on into tomorrow morning, many vehicles are going to be left with a heavy cover of snow once all is said and done. When it comes to traveling anytime after the snow has ceased, it is crucial that your personal vehicle is cleared of snow and ice properly to protect yourself and other driv... More>>

Plow Services Prepped and Ready for Tonight's Storm Video included

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ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)--Local plow truck drivers are working very long hours this weekend, some even working 48 hour shifts. Companies and drivers have taken the weeks notice to prepare their vehicles and make sure they are well equipped for this weekends storm. For anyone who has hired a plow truck service, they ask for a bit of patients due to the amount of snow we will be receiving. "If you're going to get your driveway done, get your car in the yard, so the driveways are cleared ... More>>

Local Liquor Store Bustling with Pre-Storm Business Video included

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ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)--A lot of people are going out to the grocery stores and stocking up on food and water for the big storm, but a few other people have other prepping in mind. This morning, WENY spoke with the co-owner of Lighthouse Liquors and Wines to find out that they have been feeling the rush of the storm also.  "We had people waiting here this morning saying you know I don't want to get stuck in the snow and I don't want to be stranded without a little something...

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Governor Cuomo holds Storm Briefing in Broome County

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Erie, Broome and Oneida counties on Saturday.  10:00 AM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing New York State Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division 1870 Walden Ave Cheektowaga, NY 12:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Region 9 Broome County Residency 112 Barlow Road Binghamton, NY 2:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Oneida East Residency 2436 Chenango Road Utica, NY  Lieutenan... More>>

Local hotel offering special rates during winter storm

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Hampton Inn Elmira Hotel in Horseheads will be offering special rates to those seeking shelter during the snow storm. Rates start at $79 plus tax for standard rooms. The rates are available Saturday and Sunday.  The Hampton Inn is located at 51 Arnot Road, Horseheads, N.Y. 14845.  More>>

Police looking for Endicott man in connection to domestic dispute

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Endicott Police Department is attempting to locate a man in connection to a domestic dispute. Police say the incident occurred in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Endicott during which a handgun was reportedly fired at two victims. The victims were not injured. The man has been identified as: Fly Brown, approximately 37 years old, 5'10" and 150 lbs. Last seen wearing maroon sweatpants and a blue thermal style shirt. Anyone who can... More>>

This Week in Wine Country-- Savor Vineyards and Wines Video included

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For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson takes us to Savor Vineyards and Wines in Arkport.

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Twin Tiers Preps for Incoming Winter Storm Video included

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From soda and macaroni, to board games and boots -- people all across the area are getting in that last-minute shopping for a long snowy weekend. 

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NY Gov. Cuomo bans buses and tractor trailers on most highways during winter storm

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The ban starts at 3 p.m. and will last the duration of the storm. For residents in the Twin Tiers, this ban includes the entire length of Interstate 86, and I-390 between I-86 and I-90.

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Tompkins County Highway Department Prepares for Winter Storm Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)--  "The days of waiting until it's over are not around any more, that's how it was when some of us were kids. Now a days were fighting the storm as it comes in and we want to get salt on the road in advance of the storm," says Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director for Tompkins County  Thanks to meteorologists keeping agencies like the Highway department up to date on storm tracking--they are able to prepare well ahead of time.  "Having thre...

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Shoppers stocking up on groceries ahead of winter storm Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - In less than 24 hours, the Twin Tiers will look like a winter wonderland. With more than a foot of snow expected to hit our area, shoppers are rushing to the market, making sure they have all the right essentials before the snow falls. "Just making sure we have enough food for the next two days because I hear its going to be a whopper of a storm," said Laraine Bode, a Jubilee shopper.  "We got to get all the goodies we can get as far as ... More>>

AAA Offers Safety Tips for Driving During Winter Conditions Video included

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Elmira, N.Y (WENY) – With this weekends Winter Storm on its way, it will be crucial for people to make their vehicles prepared. Friday Night local gas station employees are working at a faster pace than usual to help their customers get their cars gassed up. The Citgo on east church street in Elmira saw car after car come through the station as residents were looking to fuel up and workers say they have already sold out of their windshield washer fluid. “A lot of more pe... More>>

Local talent featured on ABC show

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If you watch television tonight, you may see somebody local.  An Elmira native is making an appearance on the ABC TV show, "Speechless." Mike Graham will be playing a pizza delivery man.  Graham is also a PA for the show.  "Speechless" is a show about a family navigating the challenges of having a speech and mobility-impaired son. Graham's episode will debut tonight on ABC at 8:30. More>>

City of Corning garbage pick up delayed by one day due to storm

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Due to the anticipated weather, the City of Corning's Garbage pick up will be delayed on day for the week of January 21. Monday's pick up will happen on Tuesday and Tuesday's through Thursday's normal scheduled pick up will be delayed one day. In order to assist with plowing operations, drivers are asked to park their vehicles in their garage or driveways, if possible. Residents must also follow all parking regulations.

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Elmira officials warn about driving during storm

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 As we prepare to head into the weekend, everyone in the Twin Tiers is gearing up for the snow storm. In Elmira, they're taking precautions and helping people get their cars off the road. 

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Governor Wolf declares state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of storm

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HARRISBURG, PA. (WENY) – Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolf has declared a state of emergency for the Keystone State ahead of this weekend's impending snowstorm. An emergency declaration will allow for additional help from neighboring states and deployment of the Pennsylvania National Guard to aid those in need during the storm. Governor Wolf has also put a travel ban on commercial vehicles, which will allow for snow plows to be able to quickly and safely begin cleanup efforts on... More>>

Safety tips for propane customers during severe winter weather

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – In preparation for this weekend's storm, the New York Propane Gas Association has issued the following tips for propane customers: Check your tanks now if you are not on automatic delivery. It may take a few days for propane to be delivered and during the storm, roads may be inaccessible for delivery. Keep the path to your propane tanks clear as the storm progresses. Ensure there is always a clear path to your tank for deliveries, including the fi... More>>

Dutchess County woman killed in Syria attack

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DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – A woman from the Hudson Valley has been identified as one of the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing attack in Syria. 35-year-old Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent was originally from Dutchess County. Her specific town has not yet been released. Before traveling to Syria, Kent was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Marylan. On Wednesday, the United States confirmed four American citizens – two of them soldiers –...

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Parking regulations around the Twin Tiers

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With the impending snowstorm expected to bring the Twin Tiers around a foot of snow, officials are reminding residents of winter parking regulations through the area. These parking regulations are enforced in order to make snow cleanup happen as quickly and safely as possible: Athens Borough, Pa. Athens Borough has declared a snow emergency from noon on Saturday until 2:00 in the afternoon Sunday. During this time, all residents should remove the vehicles parked on all Borough str...

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Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

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The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

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Cause of officers' illness after NY raid still unknown

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Authorities still don't know what caused 21 law enforcement officers to become ill after participating in a raid on a Niagara Falls apartment.

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NY Governor Proposes Bill Requiring Candidates Disclose Tax Returns

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Candidates planning to run for public office in New York in the future may be required to disclose their tax returns.

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Pennsylvania Invests $8.7 Million in Computer Science Classes in Schools Across State

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221 school districts across Pennsylvania are splitting $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training. 

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Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

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The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos.

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NY utilities to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

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Major utilities in New York state have agreed to help federal workers who may be struggling to pay their electrical bills because of the partial government shutdown.

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Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

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A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York.

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Preparing supplies, equipment for the big snow storm Video included

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Many people are already well underway in preparing for this weekend's impending snow, but what about those extra little things you may be forgetting? 

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New York's Lieutenant Governor Hochul Visits Cornell University Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY) -- New York's Lieutenant Governor Hochul held a press conference at Cornell University on Thursday afternoon. The Lieutenant went through and simplified the State of the State that was given this week. Bringing it closer to home, she touched on the importance of affordable housing and how the state plans to bring more to the area. “So we're trying to find strategies to use re-purposed old buildings, convert old schools, whether it's affordable housing for sen...

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Tanglewood receives $8,400 grant to revamp nature center Video included

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If you've been to Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum, you might think you've seen all they have to offer. But that's about to change.

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State, county and town officials designate new salt storage facility for Catlin

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BEAVER DAMS, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Chemung County and Town of Catlin officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony officially designating the town's new Salt Storage Facility. The town reportedly received a grant for $350,000 to open the facility, located on Chambers Road. The money comes after O'Mara secured funding in the New York State 2017-2018 budget. “These storage facilities are critical to the operation of count...

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Two people, suspect injured after police chase

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – The Watkins Glen Police Department is investigating a car crash after a police chase. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, the Watkins Glen Police Department was dispatched to an assault complaint at the Schuyler County Complex. A suspect left the scene in a vehicle that police later found after a witness reported it driving on State Route 14. Officers from New York State Police and the Yates and Schuyler County Sheriff's Offices engaged in a chase with th... More>>

Community Foundation Awards Numerous Grants To Local Organizations Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – Numerous Organizations within the community were awarded grants from the Community Foundation. Let Elmira Live saw a $10,000 increase this year, receiving a total of $20,000. The organization prides itself on helping people in the community get going in the right direction by putting them on a path to be successful. Let Elmira Live offers a youth center that feeds kids through its after school program, feeding around 50 kids everyday. The grant received wil... More>>

Local shelter prepares for upcoming winter storm Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - More than a foot of snow is expected to hit the Twin Tiers this weekend, and with the blizzard like conditions, Catholic Charities is making sure no one out is left out in the cold.  "We anticipate seeing more people coming in just because of the snow. But its also because its been so cold, that we've had a lot people coming. In fact we're 22 percent over than where we were last year," said Katie Rhodes, Development & Marketing Coordinato... More>>

Jury to mull case of Temple University student's slaying

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   PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia jury must now decide the fate of a man charged in the murder of a 22-year-old Temple University student.    Thirty-year-old Joshua Hupperterz is charged with homicide and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh.    Prosecutors allege that Hupperterz killed Burleigh in his Philadelphia apartment in August 2017, moved her body to his mother's suburban home in a plastic storage container and l... More>>

5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector. This is a developing story -- details to come.  (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 1/17/2019 12:25:16 PM (GMT -5:00)

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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>>

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    One killed in crash involving car, snowmobile

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 2:37 PM EST2019-01-22 19:37:14 GMT

    TUSCARORA, N.Y. (WENY) – According to New York State Police blotter reports, one person was killed in the accident involving a car and a snowmobile on State Route 417 Monday. The accident happened near the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club around 4:30 Monday afternoon. According to initial scanner reports, CPR was being performed on one of the two snowmobile passengers. It is currently unclear which victim was killed. New York State Police in Painted Post tell WENY News the inves...

    TUSCARORA, N.Y. (WENY) – According to New York State Police blotter reports, one person was killed in the accident involving a car and a snowmobile on State Route 417 Monday. The accident happened near the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club around 4:30 Monday afternoon. According to initial scanner reports, CPR was being performed on one of the two snowmobile passengers. It is currently unclear which victim was killed. New York State Police in Painted Post tell WENY News the inves...

  • Horseheads man arrested after baseball bat assault

    Horseheads man arrested after baseball bat assault

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 1:22 PM EST2019-01-22 18:22:20 GMT
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. -- A Horseheads man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked a family member with a baseball bat.  According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on January 11th at a home on Ridge Road.  Derrick Griffith, 21, has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree. He was arraigned in the Village of Elmira Heights Court.  He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Horseheads Court at a later date. 
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. -- A Horseheads man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked a family member with a baseball bat.  According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on January 11th at a home on Ridge Road.  Derrick Griffith, 21, has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree. He was arraigned in the Village of Elmira Heights Court.  He is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Horseheads Court at a later date. 
  • Man charged in fatal Horseheads crash expected to return to court in June

    Man charged in fatal Horseheads crash expected to return to court in June

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 1:17 PM EST2019-01-22 18:17:04 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira man charged in connection with a crash that killed two people in Horseheads has been given a tentative trail date. According to the Chemung County District Attorney's Office, 19-year-old Caden Charnetski is scheduled to start his trial on June 12 in Chemung County Court. Charnetski was recently indicted on one count of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving while ability ...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira man charged in connection with a crash that killed two people in Horseheads has been given a tentative trail date. According to the Chemung County District Attorney's Office, 19-year-old Caden Charnetski is scheduled to start his trial on June 12 in Chemung County Court. Charnetski was recently indicted on one count of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving while ability ...
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  • 140 animals seized by SPCA in Allegany County

    140 animals seized by SPCA in Allegany County

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 12:19 PM EST2019-01-22 17:19:50 GMT

    WIRT, N.Y. (WENY) – 140 animals were removed from two locations in Allegany County following a raid by the SPCA Serving Allegany County, ABC affiliate WKBW reports. The animals taken in the raid include cows, sheep, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats. The SPCA says because there are so many animals to care for, they are asking for donations. They are accepting monetary donations on their Facebook page. They are also asking for donations of hay for feeding, bedding h...

    WIRT, N.Y. (WENY) – 140 animals were removed from two locations in Allegany County following a raid by the SPCA Serving Allegany County, ABC affiliate WKBW reports. The animals taken in the raid include cows, sheep, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats. The SPCA says because there are so many animals to care for, they are asking for donations. They are accepting monetary donations on their Facebook page. They are also asking for donations of hay for feeding, bedding h...

  • Police: Three men charged with plotting to attack NY Muslim community

    Police: Three men charged with plotting to attack NY Muslim community

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 11:02 AM EST2019-01-22 16:02:56 GMT

    GREECE, N.Y. (WENY) – Three men have been arrested after allegedly conspiring to use explosive devices in a plot against an Islamic community near Binghamton, 13WHAM reports. Police in Greece, a Rochester suburb, arrested 19-year-old Vincent Vetromile, 18-year-old Andrew Crysel and 20-year-old Brian Colaneri. They each have been charged with first-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of fourth-degree conspiracy. Their mugshots have not yet been released. 13WHA...

    GREECE, N.Y. (WENY) – Three men have been arrested after allegedly conspiring to use explosive devices in a plot against an Islamic community near Binghamton, 13WHAM reports. Police in Greece, a Rochester suburb, arrested 19-year-old Vincent Vetromile, 18-year-old Andrew Crysel and 20-year-old Brian Colaneri. They each have been charged with first-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of fourth-degree conspiracy. Their mugshots have not yet been released. 13WHA...

  • Center for research on fraternities, sororities planned

    Center for research on fraternities, sororities planned

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 6:43 AM EST2019-01-22 11:43:05 GMT
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State is announcing plans for a national multidisciplinary research center on fraternities and sororities as part of an effort for change following the death of a fraternity pledge two years ago.    University officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for creation of the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform, named after the student who died in 2017. Private support and university-matching funds are to provide an $...
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State is announcing plans for a national multidisciplinary research center on fraternities and sororities as part of an effort for change following the death of a fraternity pledge two years ago.    University officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for creation of the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform, named after the student who died in 2017. Private support and university-matching funds are to provide an $...
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  • Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

    Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to go into effect

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 9:55 AM EST2019-01-22 14:55:45 GMT
    By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational. The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter, and later officially released by then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis, blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited except...
    By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational. The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter, and later officially released by then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis, blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited except...
  • Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

    Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 2:39 AM EST2019-01-22 07:39:59 GMT

    President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appears to be gaining little traction.

    President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appears to be gaining little traction.

  • Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

    Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

    Tuesday, January 22 2019 2:37 AM EST2019-01-22 07:37:40 GMT

    House Speaker Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare."

    House Speaker Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare."

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