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Retired Avoca Central School Teacher Killed in Florida Crash

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PASCO COUNTY, FL. (WENY) – A retired Avoca Central School District teacher has been killed in a Florida crash over the weekend. 87-year-old Daniel Troy's death was confirmed to WENY News by the Avoca Central School District. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Troy, whose current residence was Port Richey, Florida, was hit by a truck while crossing State Road 52. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Troy was crossing the road when he walked into the path of a 2015 Ford E...

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Edmeston Man charged after 27 cows found dead in dairy farm barn

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EDMESTON, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 45-year-old man faces multiple counts of cruelty to animals after more than two dozen dead cows were found on a central New York dairy farm.    Troopers say they were dispatched to check on the welfare of animals at a rented farm in the Otsego County town of Edmeston, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Syracuse.    When troopers checked out the barn they found the carcasses of 27 dead cows and several inches of manure. Tr... More>>

Cuomo, Molinaro agree to 1-on-1 debate in NY governor's race

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a one-on-one debate two weeks before voters head to the polls.    The exchange will be taped Tuesday afternoon and broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesday on WCBS-TV in New York City. Viewers outside New York City should check their local CBS affiliate for viewing times.    Cuomo, a Democrat, balked at debating Molinaro for weeks before agreeing to Tuesday's debate. The two-te... More>>

Elmira Man Facing Felony Charges

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Accused of pointing a gun at a woman during a domestic dispute, a man from Elmira is now facing felony charges. 

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Human Rights Campaign calls on Trump admin not to go forward with potential rollback of transgender protections

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The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. 

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11 arrested in Tioga County as part of multi-month drug investigation

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Nearly a dozen people were arrested over a four-day span as part of an investigation into drug sales in Tioga County, NY. 

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Get Your Green Back hosts second Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail in Ithaca Video included

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Ithaca N.Y. (WENY)--  Shopping can be fun, but it can also be damaging to the community you live in. "Manufacturing takes up about I think  20% of the consumption in America, and so if we reduce this percentage of consumption we would be able to live in a more sustainable manner," says Sarah Huang, Get your Green Back Intern This is message is what the group Get your green back hopes to get across with a fun activity that they are putting on for one full month. T...

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Runners Brave the Cold for the Arc of Chemung

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Arc of Chemung held their annual Spooktacular 5k and Scarecrow Sprint yesterday in Elmira. The event which kicks off right behind the Arc's main building had a lower turnout than organizer's were hoping for, but around 60 runners/walkers braved the cold temperatures on Sunday morning to help support the Arc of Chemung. The Halloween-themed run has been a successful means of fundraising for the past few years now, and also serves as an opportu... More>>

Body of missing fisherman found in NY's Mohawk River

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ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - Police have found the body of a man who apparently fell into the water and drowned while fishing in New York's Mohawk River.    A New York state police helicopter team located the body of 55-year-old Kevin Straut in the Mohawk River near Rotterdam at 1 p.m. Saturday.    Straut's wife had called police earlier to report her husband missing. She said he had gone out fishing Friday evening and never returned.    Clothing and fishing ge... More>>

Casey, Barletta debate on guns, abortion, Mueller

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, answered questions on abortion rights, guns, health care, national debt, taxes, immigration policy and the investigation into Russian election interference in their first debate.    Saturday's hour-long debate was at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.    The 58-year-old Casey, of Scranton, is seeking a third six-year term in Nov. 6's election. The 62-year-... More>>

'Remembrance Walk' happening today in Sayre Video included

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SAYRE, PA (WENY) - The Guthrie First Impression Birthing Center will be hosting its 4th annual "Remembrance Walk" on Sunday, October 20th.  The event will take place at 4 pm at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. The walk will leave from the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie Sayre Campus. There will also be a candle light and a rose ceremony. Families are invited to bring memorabilia of their loved ones, which will be displayed on a table of remembrance.  ... More>>

Police investigate dispute involving handgun Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are investigating a dispute involving a weapon that happened around 4 pm on Saturday in Ithaca. Police say they responded to multiple reports of a male with a handgun in the area of North Fulton Street and West Buffalo Street. The male suspect was allegedly brandishing a handgun while actively engaging in a dispute with another male.  Officers quickly responded to the scene and detained the involved parties without further incident. The investigation... More>>

Elmira Enforcers Bring Jobs to Downtown

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A job fair was held Saturday morning at First Arena for those looking to work during Elmira Enforcers home games for the upcoming season. With a few dozen positions open, people showed up with their resumes, ready to fill out some paperwork. For open positions such as cooks and suite captains, those in attendance to find a job did their best to impress. Enforcers Owner Robbie Nichols was even there to greet and speak with each applicant. Today Nichols...

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5th Annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International Video included

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Watkins Glen, NY (WENY) – An estimated 3,000 beer fans arrived at Watkins Glen International Track for the 5th annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival Saturday. Over 40 Breweries, distilleries and cideries provided unlimited tastings, giving attendees plenty of opportunities to enjoy a wide range of New York's finest offerings throughout the region. Beer festival organizers turned the track garage into somewhat of a mini convention center for the afternoon. A few of the participati...

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Trunk or Treating at the Grand Central Plaza Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Hundreds of families made their way out to Trunk or Treat today at the Grand Central Plaza in Horseheads. The nifty event hosted by Wink 106 and businesses at GCP allows children and their families to trick or treat in a safe environment with multiple decorated hatchback car trunks and tents used as stops for candy or other treats. The kids in our area are definitely ready for Halloween as a wide variety of costumes were on display durin... More>>

State marks National Move Over Day with vehicle parade

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Police and state transportation agencies are reminding motorists to obey the Move Over Law.    The third Saturday in October has been designated National Move Over Day, a reminder to drivers to slow down and safely move over while approaching police, fire and other emergency vehicles and tow trucks that are stopped along roads and highways.    Roadside signs across the state are displaying reminders Saturday to promote awareness o... More>>

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has canceled a debate Sunday against Republican Chele Farley because of a labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it.    Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said Friday she would withdraw from the Spectrum News debate because of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers strike against Spectrum's parent company, Charter Communications.    The debate was planned f... More>>

1 dead, dozens hurt after tour bus, pickup truck collide

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SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say one person has died and nearly 40 others have been injured after a tour bus and a pickup truck collided on a central Pennsylvania highway.    News outlets report the crash occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 147 in Northumberland County.    Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg tweeted that it received 33 people from the crash. Hospital officials say the patients mostly had minor injuries. An additional six passengers ... More>>

This Week in Wine Country-- Tioga County Events 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 Tioga County, New York for a look at some upcoming events you're invited to.

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Book Nook Dedication For Teacher Who Passed Away From ALS

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Bath, NY (WENY) – A book nook dedication held Thursday evening honored a former teacher who gave more than 20 years of her life helping students learn. Karin Machuga passed away in May from ALS after being diagnosed last year in September. Colleagues of Karin's felt compelled to do something in her memory. “Karin has always been a real proactive literacy teacher and when we had all this money come in we tried to decide what could we do with this that would make a memoria... More>>

Tioga Downs Casino Owner Makes Huge Donation to Local Veteran Support Group Video included

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    CHEMUNG N.Y. (WENY) --Today the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, Jeff Gural, presented a check for $66,500.00 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.  Gural is a major donor who helps keep the support group alive.Without money, the group would not be able to provide the services they are able to at this time. 70% of vets are not involved in the v-a, so they are not being provided with proper health care or help that they need. "It makes you feel good... More>>

Chemung County receives state funding to improve Emergency Services Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - 57 counties across New York State are getting a much-needed economic boost to upgrade emergency communication systems. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced $45 million is being divided up to help local Governments expand emergency response capabilities. The money stems from the 2018 State Interoperable  Communications Grant program, which allows for better communication between dozens of counties. Chemung County is one of the counties that was awarded, ...

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Designs being finalized in Horseheads capital improvement project Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's been about one year since the Horseheads community overwhelmingly approved what was then known as the Horseheads 2030 plan. Now called "Building our Future Now," the $10 million capital improvement project aims to upgrade all aspects of the district. "Over the past year, we've come to the finalization that we're ready to go," says District Superintendent Dr. Thomas Douglas. "Our new vision is explore, empower and excel. We're l...

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Ithaca Sabers teaches community how to be one with the Force Video included

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Martial Arts is usually done with your hands and feet. But in Ithaca, they use lightsabers. Ben Judkins is the Ithaca Sabers Instructor and he says the whole idea came from his interest studying martial arts. 

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Corning Firefighters, Police Respond to Explosion Caused by Suspected Meth Lab

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Corning Police are investigating a suspected meth lab located at 315 Woodview Avenue in the city. According to police, officers and firefighters responded to a call of an explosion at the home around 2:00 in the morning. Upon arrival, officials made the residence safe and then conduction an investigation into the cause of the explosion. The investigation revealed an upstairs resident was allegedly in the process of making meth and the explosion occurred... More>>

Five Arrested in Months-Long Robbery Investigation

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SAVONA, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Bath and Painted Post barracks have announced multiple arrests related to the two-month ongoing investigation of a reported home invasion and assault that occurred on August 15 in the Village of Savona. After receiving numerous tips from the public, investigators were able to identify and interview several suspects. Following the interviews, the suspects were linked to an extensive string ... More>>

City of Corning Announces Loose Leaf Collection Dates

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – With fall in full swing, cleaning up fallen leaves has moved to the top of many local homeowners' lists. To help, the City of Corning will begin loose leaf collection on Monday, October 22. All loose leaves must be raked to the area between the curb and the sidewalk. The proper placement of leaves is important as leaves left in the street can plug drainage systems and can be slippery when wet. If leaves are in the street, vehicles should never park on t... More>>

New clues from 911 call emerge in case of missing Wisconsin girl

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By Jason Hanna and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN A sheriff's department dispatch log reveals new information about the night that missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs' parents were found dead -- including that a 911 call appeared to have come from her mother's cell phone, and that the door to the family's home had been kicked in. Authorities have been searching for Jayme Closs, 13, since early Monday, when a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover that her parents had been shot d... More>>

Congressman Tom Reed Helps Build Ramp for Couple in Need

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PAINTED POST N.Y.(WENY)-- New York State Congressman Tom Reed took time to visit Painted Post today and assist The Ramp Guys in building their 505th ramp. The Ramp Guys are a local organization who builds ramps for the disabled for free through the United Methodist Men At Work. Congressman Reed says that this kinda of work shows how community-oriented local residents are. "This is who we are, this is what we are in the southern tier and Western New York..and we help out each oth... More>>

Man Wanted out of Tioga County (NY) Arrested in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A man who was wanted for an alleged armed robbery in Tioga County, New York has been reportedly arrested in Elmira. According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, they received information saying Isaiah Ramirez was found at an apartment on West Fourth Street in the City of Elmira. On October 12, Ramirez and another suspect, Mason Runyon, allegedly lured a victim in to a home in the Town of Tioga and robbed them at gunpoint. When deputies later executed ... More>>

Trailblazers PAC Makes Learning about Politics Fun Video included

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CORNING N.Y. (WENY)-- Trailblazers PAC is a nonpartisan clean government organization that is using musical theater to convey the importance of voting in local elections.  Three Birds restaurant in corning hosted the group Thursday night for a unique event, featuring Tom Tranter, President of Corning Enterprises to help emphasize their goal.   "The really important message is  for people to get involved in the local elections and in their communities and run for ... More>>

Pennsylvania jobless rate flat as payrolls hit record high

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained flat in September at a nearly two-decade low, as payrolls rose to a record high.    The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent last month, the lowest point since 2000.    The national rate is 3.7 percent.    A survey of households found Pennsylvania's civilian labor force grew by 15,000 to nearly 6.4 million, as employme... More>>

At least 240 animals rescued from Pennsylvania home

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At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.

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Days of Incandescence Celebrates Corning's History with Mystery Video included

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Corning's Gaffer District is celebrating the Crystal City's history with a little bit of mystery. Starting this weekend, Saturday October 20th, lasting through Wednesday October 31st, residents can participate in The Days of Incandescence. 

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A Capella Groups Set To Perform in Horseheads Video included

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A Capella music will take over in Horseheads this weekend with an annual concert featuring a handful of different musical groups.

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Pumpkin Express at Sullivan Railroad Happening Saturday Video included

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Community members are invited to Sullivan Railroad in Horseheads this weekend for the annual Pumpkin Express event. 

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Police Training Activity At Ernie Davis Academy Friday Morning

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If you see a large police presence at Ernie Davis Academy Friday, officials say there's no need to worry.

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Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

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A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania is taking aim at the Roman Catholic church by opening a grand jury investigation centered on child exploitation. 

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No debate in NY governor's race with less than 3 weeks left

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It looks like voters in New York won't get the chance to see the candidates for governor debate after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo balked at his opponents' proposals for an exchange.   

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School Officials Deny Verbal Abuse Allegations Against Former Football Coach

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Bath, NY (WENY) – After more than two decades as the Bath Haverling high school varsity football coach, Wayne Carroll submitted his retirement request. School officials say the sudden move is due to health reasons. Thursday the Bath Central School District voted in favor of honoring Carroll's request, allowing him to retire. His resignation comes amid allegations on social media of a recent incident where he verbally abused students at the school. Coach Carroll has been away f...

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At least 240 animals rescued from 'deplorable' home

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At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.  

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Chemung County Democratic Committee hosts fundraiser ahead of elections

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Community members in Elmira had yet another chance to meet with a number of democratic candidates who will be on the ticket next month come election day.  

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Health experts explain why children should get the flu shot Video included

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SAYRE, PA (WENY) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was the worst its been in several years. A total of 183 pediatric deaths were reported, 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.  Health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as we enter flu season this year. WENY spoke to Michael Gum who is the System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in... More>>

Dow drops 400 points after Mnuchin backs out of Saudi summit

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By Matt Egan, CNN Business The jittery stock market is once again heading south. The Dow dropped 400 points, or 1.6%, on Thursday, with selling accelerating after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin backed out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. . Tech stocks fell sharply, sending the Nasdaq tumbling more than 2%. Netflix declined 4%, while Facebook and Alphabet lost about 3% apiece. Stock market volatility is back on Wall Street. Fears about rising bond yields ... More>>

UPDATE: Four People Hospitalized Following Crash Involving Corning-Painted Post School Bus

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- WENY News is monitoring a situation out of Painted Post on East High Street where there was reportedly a crash between a school bus and a car.  According to on-scene witnesses, a woman was taken away on the stretcher, but the extent of her injuries are unknown.  WENY News has a crew on-scene and we will provide any updates as we get them. 

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Man Allegedly Involved in Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

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CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- The man who was allegedly involved in the crash that killed Lindley-Presho Volunteer Fire Chief Terry Hill has been arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges.  According to New York State Police, the crash occurred on Sunday, October 14. Police say Neally was driving his Subaru northbound on State Route 415 when he turned left directly in into the path of Hill, who was driving his motorcycle southbound.  Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. Neal...

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10-Year-Old Hit by Truck in Van Etten

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VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) – On Wednesday, October 17, the Chemung County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a child being hit by a truck. The collision happened at the intersection of State Route 224 and Langford Creek Road. According to police, 50-year-old David Reed was traveling west on State Route 224 and failed to stop at the stop sign upon reaching the intersection, striking a 10-year-old boy who was riding his bike. The boy was transported to the Robert Packet Hospi...

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Man gets 20 years for stabbing stranger with screwdriver

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   OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man who stabbed another man in the head with a screwdriver has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.    The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports 34-year-old Steven Haynes, of Oswego, was sentenced this week in Oswego County Court after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree murder.    Prosecutors say Haynes stabbed a stranger in an "unprovoked" attack at the Oswego County Department of Social Services... More>>

Senate Candidate Kirchgessner Returns All Endorsements

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The Democratic Candidate for New York's 58th Senate District says she's running the race without the help of any endorsements.

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Senate GOP still want deal on clergy abuse bill

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Republican leaders of Pennsylvania's Senate say they'll await a counteroffer on legislation to respond to a landmark grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades.

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Polio- Like Disease Affecting Children In U.S Video included

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Big Flats, NY (WENY) – A disease that health experts have been closely watching since 2014 is affecting children across the country. The polio-like disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM is targeting children across the country, leaving health experts stumped and parents concerned. 127 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis are under investigation. The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of the neurological disease in 22 states. 90% of people affected involve children 18-years-old with... More>>

"SPIRIT" Program Success at the Steuben County Jail Video included

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- It was SPIRIT Program graduation for one lucky dog today at the Steuben County Sheriff's Office. After weeks of training by non violent inmates at the Steuben County Jail, Snoops is ready to head to his forever home. The SPIRIT Program makes each dog into a companion with multiple inmates, with the hope of readying the dog for their future home. Once fully trained likes Snoops is now, the dog goes back to the humane society it came from, more than ready...

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Elmira Heights PD Searching for Two Suspected Vandals

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Heights Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying two people who are believed to have vandalized property at First Heritage Federal Credit Union on Prescott Avenue. Anyone who may know who these subjects are should contact the Elmira Heights Police Department at 607-733-6580 or message them on Facebook. More>>

Asbestos Concerns in the Demolition of the Old Tompkins County Library

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ITHACA N.Y. (WENY)--The old Tompkins County public library, located on North Cayuga Street, was first established in 1868. That building has been abandoned for nearly 2 decades now, but plans are in the works to revamp the space. Because the building was built so long ago, its interior infrastructure is not up on recent codes, making the upcoming demolition more hazardous. "There is no question that this structure, this abandoned library is known to contain asbestos, which is a ...

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Clemens Center receives $100,000 donation Video included

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The John G. Ullman and Associates Foundation presented a check of $100,000 to the Clemens Center Wednesday morning. The money will go towards the center's inaugural season of the "Family Connection Series"; which aims to help families experience the arts together. 

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Tioga County (NY) Confirms One Case of West Nile Virus

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OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – West Nile Virus has been found in a resident of Tioga County, according to the county health department. Health officials are urging those who have been bitten by a mosquito and start to feel sick to see a doctor as soon as possible. West Nile Virus symptoms can take anywhere from 3 to 15 days to show. Typically, someone who is infected might feel like they have a minor cold with a small number of people experiencing a fever. An even smaller number of peop... More>>

The Latest: First lady sees newborn victims of opioid crisis

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to a Philadelphia hospital and conference on newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal (all times local):    12:15 p.m.    First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal.    She was late for the visit Wednesday morning after her first flight was forced to return to a Washington area... More>>

New York State Police Warn of Phone Scam

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police have received information that an individual is contacting the public in Western New York – as far east as Erie County and as far west as Steuben County. They are reportedly identifying themselves as the New York State Police and requesting personal information such as social security numbers. The number the individuals are calling from shows on caller ID as that of a State Police station, although the calls are not ... More>>

The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on a Catholic priest pleading guilty to child sexual abuse charges (all times local):    10:40 a.m.    A former priest in the Erie Diocese is admitting that he committed sexual abuse of children, pleading guilty to corruption of minors and child endangerment.    The Rev. David Lee Poulson pleaded guilty to the two felonies in a western Pennsylvania courthouse on Wednesday.    The 65-year-old from Oil City is one... More>>

Syracuse Woman Received $11,000 During Welfare Fraud Scheme

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A Syracuse woman was arrested and is facing charges after an investigation by the Welfare Fraud Investigation Unit.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan stops in Binghamton for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

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U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was in downtown Binghamton for a campaign event for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.

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Mayor Mandell Addresses Sales Tax Allocation Agreement

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – Officials in the city of Elmira briefly met during a public council meeting and discussed a proposal from Chemung County regarding the current sales tax allocation agreement. The deal began in 2013, with the county taking on the cost of the city's D-P-W and grounds workers; Chemung County also began keeping a larger portion of of the sales tax revenue it distributes to the city. Essentially, the city would be able to defer the 1.3 million dollars it owes to ...

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Politics in Two: Implications Surrounding the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the disappearance and suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the possible implications that could be in store for the United States and Saudi Arabia - the nation accused of being responsible for his murder.  More>>

Elmira Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Someone with a Handgun

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira man is behind bars after allegedly threatening a victim with a handgun Monday night.  According to Elmira Police, the incident took place at the 100 block of Washington Court in the city. Responding officers received reports the man who allegedly had the handgun was still in the area.  The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Katlynn Banks, was found nearby and reportedly arrested without incident. Banks is charged with Attempted Assaul... More>>

Towanda HS Awarded $10,000 Gift from Williams Auto Group

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TOWANDA, PA (WENY) -- Earlier today Towanda Area High School was given a $10,000 gift from Williams Auto Group for a major upgrade to their gymnasium. The money will go towards a new state of the art scorer's table, helping to revamp the gym and adding a new element to winter sporting events at the school. A great relationship between the school and Williams Auto Group has lasted for years, with the bond being strengthened by Dalton Williams, a Towanda graduate who wen... More>>

Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen Faces Lawsuit

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen is facing a lawsuit.  The suit claims Krusen caused "financial hardship" for former First Arena and Elmira Jackals Hockey owner, Thomas Freeman, in 2016. According to the lawsuit, Freeman is seeking $500,000 in damages.  The suit also claims Krusen repeatedly lied to the public and Freeman, telling them he had signed a written contract to purchase First Arena from Brian Barrett, a local car dea... More>>

Catholic Charities hosts annual Empty Bowls Luncheon Video included

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Tuesday afternoon, Catholic Charities held its 13th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon at Elmira College. It's the largest fundraiser the organization holds to benefit the samaritan center.  

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Ithaca Tompkins Airport to become International after Renovations Video included

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ITHACA N.Y. (WENY) --The Ithaca Tompkins airport is going to start renovations this month on their new $24.7 million dollar project. The project is going to transform the airport into the new Ithaca Tompkins International airport, allowing more flights to come in and out of Ithaca from numerous areas. “You want survive  and thrive economically, people have to be able to get to you. that's step one. and the new economy is not going to drive here. the new economy is global,...

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Tanner's P.A.W.S. Owner Fighting Criminal Charges Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Rescue organization Tanner's P.A.W.S. Owner Christie Speciale appeared in court again earlier today on the charges of a hate crime, stalking, and disorderly conduct. Her attorney spoke out about everything surrounding the charges during a news conference this afternoon. The charges stem from Christie confronting an Amish Man at Corning's Harvest Fest. She was concerned about puppies the man was attempting to sell, all allegedly from a puppy mill. Spe... More>>

Limebike officially launches hub on Elmira College campus Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Limebike has officially made its way to Elmira. The new twist on a ride-sharing service has become pretty popular across the region. On Tuesday, it made its official launch on the Elmira College campus. "Affordability, availability and accessibility are key components of our business model," says Jeff Goodmark, Operations Manager for Limebike. "These colleges all struggle with transportation and offering bikeshare in these situations really real...

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Remains Found in Search for Missing Toddler

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   LYONS, N.Y. (AP) - Police have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case of the missing 1-year-old son of a woman whose body was found buried at an upstate New York farm last spring.    Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday night that he'll hold the news conference Tuesday afternoon at sheriff office headquarters in Lyons.    Owen Hidalgo-Calderon was last seen with his mother, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, on May 16 at a farm in the town ...

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Corning Woman in Court After Being Charged with Hate Crime

(Left to right) Susan Lask and Christie Speciale (Left to right) Susan Lask and Christie Speciale
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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Earlier today, Christie Speciale, the woman who has been charged with a hate crime following an altercation with an Amish family at the Corning Harvest Festival, was in City Court. According to Speciale and her attorney, Susan Chana Lask, they have filed for a motion to dismiss the case. The incident occurred on September 22, when Speciale approached an Amish family who was allegedly selling puppies on Market Street during the Harvest Festival. She accus...

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NY state's highest court boots Rochester judge from bench

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York judge convicted of drunken driving and accused of attempting to illegally buy a firearm has been removed from the bench by the state's highest court.    The Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the state Commission of Judicial Conduct's recommendation that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio no longer be allowed to serve as a judge.    Astacio had appealed the commission's recommendation, saying she instead should ha... More>>

RECALL: Wegmans Hummus May Contain Plastic

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Wegmans is pulling some of its store-brand hummus from the refrigerator section because it might contain pieces of black plastic. 

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Shapiro presses Senate to pass grand jury recommendations

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Attorney General Josh Shapiro says recommendations from a state grand jury report that found Roman Catholic priests sexually abused more than a thousand children over decades will pass if given a vote in Pennsylvania's Senate.  

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NY lawmakers to hold hearing on legalization of marijuana

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Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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Report: Jobs in health care industry continue to rise

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The number of jobs in New York's health care industry continues to rise, with that sector of the state's economy contributing about $71 billion in wages last year.

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Tracy Mitrano Speaks With Constituents in Steuben Co

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Earlier this evening Tracy Mitrano held a town hall meeting in Corning to discuss several topics and issues with local residents.  The candidate running against incumbent Tom Reed to represent the 23rd district of New York spoke about her policies and how she looks to improve upon things such as healthcare, the poverty line, and public transportation in the Southern Tier. She also made it known that she would not be silent if given the opportunity to...

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Corning Boy Scouts Help Clean Up Lackawanna Rail Trail

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Several Boy Scouts and adult volunteers from Fagan Engineering in Elmira cleaned trash from the Lackawanna Rail Trail on Saturday and learned how to fly drones and use them to create aerial maps. The scouts, who are a part of Troop 2 in Corning, cleaned litter from the Eastside Elmira section of the 8-mile recreation trail. The community service project intended to teach the scouts about hands-on environmental stewardship and the importance and rewards of ... More>>

Two Cats Killed in Ithaca Fire

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Ithaca Firefighters responded to 106 Crescent Place in the City of Ithaca just after 3:00 p.m. Monday for a report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes to find smoke and flames coming from the two-story home. The house had been evacuated and the fire was reportedly spreading quickly. Firefighters knocked down a large portion of the blaze on the back side and then entered the home and extinguished the remaining fire. Bangs Ambulan... More>>

City of Elmira looks to fill southside Tops vacancy

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Back in August, Tops Markets announced it's closing 10 "under performing" stores, in an effort to quote "financially restructure" the company. Now the city is working to make sure southside residents have access to a new grocery store once it closes.  

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Chemung County Sheriff's Office receives state accreditation Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is being recognized for its work in the corrections division. On Monday, the department celebrated its re-accreditation by the New York State Sheriff's Association. Chemung was one of only 31 counties across the state to receive the accreditation, according to Sheriff's Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe. "It's a better way to do business. A lot of soffices can't--they don't have the financial resources or the p... More>>

Elmira Corning Regional Airport to Have Non-Stop Flight Services to Washington Dulles in 2019

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Corning Regional Airport Director of Aviation Bill Hopper and Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli have announced United Airlines will begin offering direct flights to Washington Dulles International Airport starting March 2019. United Airlines will reportedly replace its Newark services with direct flights to Washington Dulles International two times a day. “We were very excited when United started its Newark service out of ELM this ...

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Set a Canisteo Home on Fire

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CANISTEO, N.Y. (WENY) – A man was arrested after police say he allegedly intentionally set a building on fire and “engaging in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person”.

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  • Retired Avoca Central School Teacher Killed in Florida Crash

    Retired Avoca Central School Teacher Killed in Florida Crash

    Monday, October 22 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-10-22 18:19:39 GMT

    PASCO COUNTY, FL. (WENY) – A retired Avoca Central School District teacher has been killed in a Florida crash over the weekend. 87-year-old Daniel Troy's death was confirmed to WENY News by the Avoca Central School District. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Troy, whose current residence was Port Richey, Florida, was hit by a truck while crossing State Road 52. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Troy was crossing the road when he walked into the path of a 2015 Ford E...

    PASCO COUNTY, FL. (WENY) – A retired Avoca Central School District teacher has been killed in a Florida crash over the weekend. 87-year-old Daniel Troy's death was confirmed to WENY News by the Avoca Central School District. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Troy, whose current residence was Port Richey, Florida, was hit by a truck while crossing State Road 52. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Troy was crossing the road when he walked into the path of a 2015 Ford E...

  • Elmira Man Facing Felony Charges

    Elmira Man Facing Felony Charges

    Monday, October 22 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-10-22 11:58:13 GMT

    Accused of pointing a gun at a woman during a domestic dispute, a man from Elmira is now facing felony charges. 

    Accused of pointing a gun at a woman during a domestic dispute, a man from Elmira is now facing felony charges. 

  • Get Your Green Back hosts second Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail in Ithaca

    Get Your Green Back hosts second Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail in Ithaca

    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-10-22 02:41:04 GMT

    Ithaca N.Y. (WENY)--  Shopping can be fun, but it can also be damaging to the community you live in. "Manufacturing takes up about I think  20% of the consumption in America, and so if we reduce this percentage of consumption we would be able to live in a more sustainable manner," says Sarah Huang, Get your Green Back Intern This is message is what the group Get your green back hopes to get across with a fun activity that they are putting on for one full month. T...

    Ithaca N.Y. (WENY)--  Shopping can be fun, but it can also be damaging to the community you live in. "Manufacturing takes up about I think  20% of the consumption in America, and so if we reduce this percentage of consumption we would be able to live in a more sustainable manner," says Sarah Huang, Get your Green Back Intern This is message is what the group Get your green back hopes to get across with a fun activity that they are putting on for one full month. T...

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  • Edmeston Man charged after 27 cows found dead in dairy farm barn

    Edmeston Man charged after 27 cows found dead in dairy farm barn

    Monday, October 22 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-10-22 17:35:41 GMT
    EDMESTON, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 45-year-old man faces multiple counts of cruelty to animals after more than two dozen dead cows were found on a central New York dairy farm.    Troopers say they were dispatched to check on the welfare of animals at a rented farm in the Otsego County town of Edmeston, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Syracuse.    When troopers checked out the barn they found the carcasses of 27 dead cows and several inches of manure. Tr...
    EDMESTON, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 45-year-old man faces multiple counts of cruelty to animals after more than two dozen dead cows were found on a central New York dairy farm.    Troopers say they were dispatched to check on the welfare of animals at a rented farm in the Otsego County town of Edmeston, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Syracuse.    When troopers checked out the barn they found the carcasses of 27 dead cows and several inches of manure. Tr...
  • Cuomo, Molinaro agree to 1-on-1 debate in NY governor's race

    Cuomo, Molinaro agree to 1-on-1 debate in NY governor's race

    Monday, October 22 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-10-22 15:55:48 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a one-on-one debate two weeks before voters head to the polls.    The exchange will be taped Tuesday afternoon and broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesday on WCBS-TV in New York City. Viewers outside New York City should check their local CBS affiliate for viewing times.    Cuomo, a Democrat, balked at debating Molinaro for weeks before agreeing to Tuesday's debate. The two-te...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a one-on-one debate two weeks before voters head to the polls.    The exchange will be taped Tuesday afternoon and broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesday on WCBS-TV in New York City. Viewers outside New York City should check their local CBS affiliate for viewing times.    Cuomo, a Democrat, balked at debating Molinaro for weeks before agreeing to Tuesday's debate. The two-te...
  • NY lawmakers to review school health, P.E. programs

    NY lawmakers to review school health, P.E. programs

    Monday, October 22 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-10-22 11:44:35 GMT

    New York state lawmakers want to review the current state of physical education, mental health and health instruction in the state's schools. 

    New York state lawmakers want to review the current state of physical education, mental health and health instruction in the state's schools. 

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  • Human Rights Campaign calls on Trump admin not to go forward with potential rollback of transgender protections

    Human Rights Campaign calls on Trump admin not to go forward with potential rollback of transgender protections

    Monday, October 22 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-10-22 11:51:44 GMT

    The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. 

    The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. 

  • HealthCare.gov system hack leaves 75,000 individuals exposed

    HealthCare.gov system hack leaves 75,000 individuals exposed

    Monday, October 22 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-10-22 11:47:48 GMT

    A hack was detected earlier this month in a government computer system that works alongside HealthCare.gov, exposing the personal information of approximately 75,000 people.

    A hack was detected earlier this month in a government computer system that works alongside HealthCare.gov, exposing the personal information of approximately 75,000 people.

  • Body of missing fisherman found in NY's Mohawk River

    Body of missing fisherman found in NY's Mohawk River

    Sunday, October 21 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-10-21 12:39:20 GMT
    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - Police have found the body of a man who apparently fell into the water and drowned while fishing in New York's Mohawk River.    A New York state police helicopter team located the body of 55-year-old Kevin Straut in the Mohawk River near Rotterdam at 1 p.m. Saturday.    Straut's wife had called police earlier to report her husband missing. She said he had gone out fishing Friday evening and never returned.    Clothing and fishing ge...
    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - Police have found the body of a man who apparently fell into the water and drowned while fishing in New York's Mohawk River.    A New York state police helicopter team located the body of 55-year-old Kevin Straut in the Mohawk River near Rotterdam at 1 p.m. Saturday.    Straut's wife had called police earlier to report her husband missing. She said he had gone out fishing Friday evening and never returned.    Clothing and fishing ge...
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  • Sunday Sports Roundup

    Sunday Sports Roundup

     Horseheads - 60 , Johnson City - 18 

    Vestal - 30 , Elmira - 28

    Bath-Haverling - 5 , Attica - 0

     Horseheads - 60 , Johnson City - 18 

    Vestal - 30 , Elmira - 28

    Bath-Haverling - 5 , Attica - 0

  • Twin Tiers Football Scores - 10/20

    Twin Tiers Football Scores - 10/20

    Here are your football scores from around the Twin Tiers: Binghamton 50, Corning 21. Dryden 12, Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour 27. Greene 14, Tioga 41. Union-Endicott 49, Ithaca 0. Notre Dame 14, Lansing 15. Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 27, Chenango Valley 13. Hornell 8, Wayne 27. North Penn-Mansfield 25, Canton 22. Athens 0, Troy 21. Sayre 28, Muncy 14. Montgomery 34, Cowanesque Valley 0. Montoursville 29, Towanda 13. Wellsboro 49, Wyalusing 22

    Here are your football scores from around the Twin Tiers: Binghamton 50, Corning 21. Dryden 12, Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour 27. Greene 14, Tioga 41. Union-Endicott 49, Ithaca 0. Notre Dame 14, Lansing 15. Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 27, Chenango Valley 13. Hornell 8, Wayne 27. North Penn-Mansfield 25, Canton 22. Athens 0, Troy 21. Sayre 28, Muncy 14. Montgomery 34, Cowanesque Valley 0. Montoursville 29, Towanda 13. Wellsboro 49, Wyalusing 22

  • Tioga Rolls Greene 41-14

    Tioga Rolls Greene 41-14

    Tioga rolled Greene 41-14 on Friday night.

    Tioga rolled Greene 41-14 on Friday night.

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