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Elmira man arrested for sending nude photos to minor

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira man is facing charges after police say he sent inappropriate pictures of himself to a minor. Cory McCarthy, 23, is facing first-degree Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor. His arrest comes following a investigation by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, after receiving a report McCarthy was sending indecent material to an underage girl.l  The investigation revealed McCarthy sent nude photographs and videos of himself to a 16-year-old gir...

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Safety Tips for Winter Winter Hiking Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)-- "If something looks dangerous, it more than likely is dangerous, snow and ice that appears safe to walk on can be very dangerous, it can be slippery and we don't want to see anyone fall into the gorges," says Jamie Williamson, Public Information Officer for Ithaca Police Department  Commons sense is what Officer Williamson says is one of the most important things to use when hiking during the winter, and making sure you use some of the their tips t...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Trafficking in the Tiers Video included

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Human trafficking is now a multi-billion dollar crime industry across the globe. The crime is happening right here in the Southern Tier, too. In a special report, WENY's Isabel Garcia investigates the issue in our area, and discovers what is being done to combat the crimes.

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NYSDOT Alert in Winter Weather Preparation Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- With messy winter weather rearing it's ugly head, travel conditions are already being impacted around the Southern Tier. That's why DOT worker's from across the region are putting in some extra hours to keep you safe. With plenty of roads requiring maintenance, there is a lot of effort that's needed to keep travelers and commuters safe in our region. Now well into November, the department of transportation is on high alert. Salt and other sup... More>>

GST Boces honors veterans in special ceremony

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At GST Boces, it's an annual tradition for Veterans Day to invite local service men and women to the school for a luncheon in honor of their service. On Tuesday, for the fourth straight year, veterans were honored, and stories were shared.

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Southern Tier to get nearly $33 million for bridge, culvert repairs

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Southern Tier is getting a portion of the $262 million for bridge and culvert projects across the Empire state.  On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo announcved the Southern Tier will see $32.94 million for projects. The money will go toward 15 bridge projects and 12 culvert projects, according to Cuomo. It's part of the BRIDGE NY initiative, aimed at repairing bridges and culverts across New York to make them more structurally sound. Statewide, the funding wi...

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BREAKING: One person dead in Southport accident

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SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WENY) -- One person is dead following a two car accident on State Route 328 Tuesday morning. According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, a truck was traveling south through a round-a-bout between Safetown Road and Pennsylvania Ave, when it began to fishtail and veer off the shoulder. The truck crossed the center line, striking another truck head-on that was heading north.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and police say the driver of the north-bound v...

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Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

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A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia.

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Episcopal bishop confirms support for gay marriages

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An Episcopal bishop in central New York says her diocese will continue to support same-sex marriages despite her counterpart in Albany issuing a pastoral directive against it

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Elmira College Men's Hockey Set to Host 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss Video included

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The pucks will be flying at the Murray Athletic Center Friday night when Elmira College Men's Hockey takes on the Utica College Pioneers. But that's not all. Stuffed animals will also be flying as the team hosts it's 2nd annual Teddy Bear Toss.

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HEAP, LIHEAP Enrollment Now Open

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The Federal Government is opening its wallet, helping elderly and low-income residents cut the cost of heating their homes this winter. 

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White House petition calls for tougher punishments after school bus stop crashes

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Following a series of deadly school bus stop accidents, a petition is urging the federal government to issue stricter punishments for drivers who break the law. 

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Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

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The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning.                

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Arctic League Big Book Opens for Christmas Campaign Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The oldest charity in Elmira celebrated the kickoff to their Christmas campaign with the opening of the "big book". However, this is no ordinary book, because it contains a lot of Arctic League history. The book has the names of donors from more than a century of generosity, relating to the Arctic League's campaign, aiming to put gifts in the hands of every kid in need across Chemung County. This year's goal is set at 120...

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Institute helps veterans find their passion after service Video included

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WENY) -- When the Institute of Veterans and Military Families was created at Syracuse University, they focused on helping our nation's heroes and their families transition from combat life to the real world. While offering several programs aimed to help them land traditional jobs and careers, like owning a business. "One of the least understood aspects of military service is it actually prepares you well to go out and launch and grow a small business," said ... More>>

New York considering e-cigarette ban as FDA looks to restrict sales Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- With a nationwide ban of flavored vape cartridges looming overhead, a portion of the $3 billion dollar industry could go up in smoke. Flavors like creme brulee -- and even menthol could be on the chopping block.      Meanwhile, the Empire State could ban e-cigs altogether. Statewide concerns stem from an uptick in young people turning to e-cigarettes in recent years. But one local store says identification enforcement can help prevent underage us... More>>

Veteran died with no family, so other vets showed up for funeral

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By WTVF Digital Team Click here for updates on this story     Nashville, TN (WTVF) -- The Tennessee community came together Friday to make sure an unclaimed veteran would not be forgotten. Large crowds turned out on a rainy morning to pay their respects to Leo Stokley, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He died Sunday at the Waters of Cheatham in Ashland City. He was 69 years old. Stokley served in the United States Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Aft... More>>

Marvel Comics titan Stan Lee dead at 95

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Comic book titan Stan Lee has died at 95.  Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This is a breaking news story. We will provide updates as we receive them.  More>>

Village of Bath Police report multiple drug arrests made in two separate incidents

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents in the Village of Bath. According to the Village of Bath Police Department, 29-year-old Joshua Bailey was arrested on November 3 and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to sell. Police say the charges is the result of a foot pursuit that led to the discovery of a large quantity of crack cocaine and heroin on Bailey's person. Bailey was sent to the Ste... More>>

UPDATE: Missing Elmira man found

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are searching for a missing man that was last seen on Tuesday November 6th in the Elmira and Horseheads area.  46-year-old Timothy J Weiskopf weighs 180 pounds and is 5'6. Weiskopf has hazel green eyes and dark brown hair. He has several arm tattoos and sometimes wears glasses. He has history of high blood pressure and TIA mini-strokes.  He drives a 2008 black Volkswagen Jetta, plate # JAL8908.  If you have any information regardi...

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NY Episcopal bishop bans local same-sex marriages

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The bishop of the Albany, New York Episcopal Diocese has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in the diocese, saying that the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda.'"

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Dry Dog Food Being Recalled

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Two pet food makers are voluntarily recalling some of their products because they might contain an excess amount of Vitamin D. 

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New York administers $372M in home heating aid

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New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week.  

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Hundreds Pack Elmira Elks Club for Eli Thomas Fundraiser

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- During a fundraiser, the line was out the door, as several people packed their way into the Elmira Elks Club for Eli Thomas. It would be really hard to find a raffle basket you didn't like here with so many of them donated from the community. The young man from Elmira who suffered a stroke while training for UConn Football was sadly not able to be in attendance, but there were plenty of fellow students, family members, and locals to support the cause o... More>>

Veterans Honored at Woodlawn National Cemetery

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Veteran's Day service was held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery today during the afternoon. Dozens of residents were in attendance to honor those buried at the cemetery, along with all others who have fought for our country. Speeches were given by guest speakers to the crowd who looked on without a whisper. Shots were fired into the air and the bugles sounded. All for the sacrifice that so many brave men and women have given during t... More>>

Veterans Remembered at Wisner Park

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – The Chemung County Veterans Council and the city of Elmira held a Veterans service at Wisner Park on Sunday Morning to honor Veterans who served our country. The service commemorated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement. 120 Chemung County Men who gave their lives during World War One were remembered individually. Veterans who attended the service at Wisner Park were recognized at the end of the service for their bravery, courage a... More>>

NY to spend $6.8M to expand after-school funding

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state will invest $6.8 million in existing after-school programs in order to expand the number of children they can reach.    The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding last week.    The money will go to 15 high-need school districts and community organizations around the state and will serve an estimated 4,250 additional students, for a total number of 89,000 students around the state.    In order to receiv... More>>

Police investigating school bus crash in Richford Video included

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TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are investigating a crash that happened Saturday morning on West Creek Road in the town of Berkshire.  When WENY arrived on scene, a white school bus with a Pennsylvania license plate and the logo "Moravian Academy Upper School" was being towed. The van was allegedly carrying children. New York State Police were on scene assisting the Tioga County Sheriff's Office and Richford Fire Department. As of right now, the ...

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Veterans honored in local services today Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Chemung County Veterans Council is holding their annual Veterans Day Memorial Service today in Elmira.  The service is being held at Wisner Park starting at 11, following a memorial service that will be held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery at noon. All those who have served in US Military Services are encouraged to attend today's events and wear clothing or earned military decorations. Both events are open to the public.  More>>

CMOG Offers Free Glassmaking Experience for our Veterans Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Corning Museum of Glass is providing a great opportunity for Veterans this weekend, and that opportunity comes by the way of some free glassmaking for our nations heroes. Across the nation today, there will be several promotions for the brave men and women that have served our country. You name it from free meals to shopping discounts across the spectrum. One that stands out in our local area is Veterans Glassblowing Day, where vets are able to i...

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Mansfield University Brass Band Performs for Veterans at Bath VA Video included

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Bath, NY (WENY) – The Bath VA Medical Center hosted a concert Saturday to show their support and recognize veterans who served in the United States Military. The Mansfield University Brass Band, an international, thirty-six-piece band from Pennsylvania performed old school military songs that Veterans often listened to while in the service. The concert celebrated the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. “I know these veterans really appreciate the music that we play beca... More>>

This Week in Wine Country-- Farmhouse Brewery 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 Farmhouse Brewery in Owego.

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Police, hospital officials investigate emergency room death

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Police and hospital officials are investigating the death of a patient who was being restrained in an upstate New York emergency room.    Dr. Dennis McKenna, medical director at Albany Medical Center, told reporters at a news conference Friday evening that the 45-year-old man died Wednesday night after being brought in by police.    McKenna said the man arrived at the emergency room acting aggressively and staff restrained him and gave him medic... More>>

UPDATE: Police searching for missing vulnerable adult from Yates County

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JERUSALEM, N.Y. – Police are searching for a missing vulnerable adult in Yates County. According to the alert, Franklin Herman is a 71-year-old man who is 5'06” and 150 pounds. He is white, bald and has blue eyes. Herman has Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. He was last seen in the town of Jerusalem on Thursday, November 8 at 9 a.m. Information indicates he was on Delaware Ave in Cohoes at 9:40 a.m. Friday. Herman was driving a 2009 blue GMC Sierra with New York Regist...

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Ithaca/Tompkins YMCA Celebrates 150th Birthday Video included

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It was a night to celebrate on Friday for people associated with the Ithaca and Tompkins County YMCA, all for a major milestone! 

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Dynamic Baseball Fitness Opens in Elmira Heights

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Elmira Heights, NY (WENY) – Tonight Residents in Chemung County got a first look at the new Dynamic Baseball Fitness facility in Elmira Heights. The Gym offers group fitness, youth personal coaching, free nutritional guidance and baseball development classes on the weekend. “When thinking about this community and our health and fitness, we should think that it is first, and that it's second to none, we should think that our community is a leader in that approach. So when ... More>>

Corning Parade of Lights to kick off with a new twist Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -The holidays are here and before you know it, Christmas will be as well. In the spirit of the holiday season, Corning's Gaffer District will be hosting their annual "Parade of Lights."  Parade of Lights is an event that has been happening in Corning for 23 years now and there are some new changes in the works. On November 24th, the event will start around 5:30 on Bridge Street and will feature a whole collection of fire trucks. The Parade of Light...

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Downtown Grind to serve up local coffee in Elmira Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new coffee shop is taking shape in downtown Elmira.      In just a few weeks, Downtown Grind will open its doors, serving up locally roasted beans, a unique and trendy menu and offering a new community space for coffee lovers. "I spent a day in downtown Elmira looking at what people were drinking and people had a lot of their own thermoses," says owner Sarah Caldwell. "People want to drink coffee. I thought, 'well there isn't any...

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Local Business Teams up with Non-Profit to Create Care Packages for Military Families Video included

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OWEGO N.Y.(WENY)-- Founded in 2002, Operation Home front works to build strong, stable, and secure military families.To do this, the non-profit will team up with organizations to create local bonds and provide for the military communities around them .    "What you see today is a great partnership that we have with Lockheed Martin, not just locally but also nationally, where they get their employees involved, they put together some holiday type items, and they also...

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Local store set to close its doors after 31 years of "partying" Video included

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After 31 years of partying, fun and laughter, Crystal City Wedding and Party Center will be closing its doors for good.  "The market is changing and it's time to retire," said store manager, Pam Fuller. "We've been here for 31 years. So it's time to move on to a new adventure." 

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Dispelling taboos, Michelle Obama talks IVF and miscarriage

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By Jessica Ravitz and Arman Azad, CNN Free from the constraints she might have felt while living in the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama is getting personal, opening herself up to the world in bold ways in her memoir, "Becoming," out Tuesday. One piece of her journey that she delves into: the struggles she faced with infertility, a subject that so often remains in the shadows. She shared details about how she had a miscarriage and relied on in vitro fertiliza... More>>

Victims of synagogue shooting remembered in Pittsburgh park

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mourners are honoring the victims of a mass shooting inside a Pittsburgh synagogue with a moment of silence and a rally for peace in a downtown park.    Rabbis from all three congregations whose members were meeting in the Tree of Life synagogue building at the time of the shooting nearly two weeks ago are attending the event Friday at Point State Park.    A few hundred people are on hand to observe a moment of silence and hear the names read alo... More>>

Elmira Heights Police investigating Lynwood Avenue vandalism

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Heights Police Department is investigating an act on vandalism on Lynwood Avenue. According to police, a resident reported the windows broken at 171 Lynwood Avenue. The windows had reportedly been recently installed. Police say further investigation showed they had been broken from the inside of the home. The house is near a dead end portion of East 9th Street that leads to the railroad property. Anyone with information is asked ... More>>

Democrats promise congressional action on gun control

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Newly ascendant House Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control. This comes amid amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people.

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New York kicks off competition for offshore wind contracts

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New York has kicked off the competition for the state's first large-scale offshore wind development contracts.

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Two suspects in custody in Binghamton swastika case

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City officials in Binghamton say they’ve arrested two people in connection to swastikas painted on and around Binghamton High School Tuesday. 

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Cuomo administration plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as soon as next year, possibly making New York the first state to prohibit such vaping products often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.  

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Hundreds in Ithaca join nationwide rapid response rally Video included

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After the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the advocacy group, "Nobody is Above the Law" called for action Thursday night across the country. The rapid response rallies were held out of the group's concern that the removal of Sessions puts Special Council Robert Muller's investigation at risk. 

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The Arc of Schuyler Celebrates First Ever Capital Campaign Video included

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Watkins Glen, NY (WENY) – In an effort to stay open The Arc of Schuyler hosted their 2020 capital campaign kickoff event Thursday evening at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel to speak about new renovations that will be coming in the next two years. The 2020 Capital Campaign kickoff event showcased those new renovation plans. The renovations include growing a food co-packing business that has food manufacturing for area businesses and a job training program in food safety. The camp... More>>

Two Elmira H.S. students accused of making threats to school, causing lockout Video included

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Two Elmira High School students were arrested and arraigned for allegedly making threats to the Elmira High School.

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Chemung County Library District Receives Approval for Largest Budget Yet Video included

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ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)-- On Tuesday, voters in Chemung County not only made their picks for public office but also made their choice on a multimillion dollar library budget for the county. 71% of voters approved the 3 million dollar budget, making it the largest budget the chemung county library district ever had. This larger budget will allow the library to keep updating their resources and keeping all of their programs strong.        "Last year  we...

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Special Report: Paws for Change Video included

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

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Sayre House of Hope offers home away from home Video included

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SAYRE, PA (WENY) - Its a home away from home that welcomes just about anybody, its known as the "House of Hope" and it's in the Northern Tier. The House of Hope is located behind Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and looks like any other typical home on the outside, however, inside paints a different picture.  "You're not just alone here, you're around other people in similar circumstances, so you don't feel as isolated. I've seen that's a big problem a lot, people...

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2019 Chemung County budget calls for 14th year without tax increase Video included

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Chemung County Executive, Tom Santulli, released the 2019 budget, with the news that for the 14th straight year, property taxes will not increase.  "If we're going to continue to try to improve this community, improve the Southern Tier, improve upstate New York, we need to deal with the fact that we're 78% higher in property taxes," said Santulli. 

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Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not be charged in abuse investigation, prosecutor says

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08 NOV 18 14:52 ET By Sonia Moghe, CNN     (CNN) -- Eric Schneiderman, the former New York Attorney General who stepped down after multiple women came forward with allegations of assault, will not face criminal charges, the prosecutor tasked with overseeing the case told CNN. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas told CNN Thursday morning that her team interviewed members of Schneiderman's security detail, employees who worked with him at the New York ... More>>

The Latest: Procession for deputy killed in mass shooting

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on that shooting at a Southern California bar that killed 12 people (all times local):    10:10 a.m.    The body of a veteran sheriff's sergeant fatally shot while responding to a Southern California mass shooting is being taken in a procession from a hospital to a coroner's office.    A law enforcement motorcade is providing an escort Thursday as the body of Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus is driven about 2... More>>

Lock out at Elmira City Schools lifted

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira City School District has confirmed all schools are on lock-out. In a statement to WENY News, they said, “Out of an abundance of caution, we have placed all ECSD locations on lock out status which means it is business as usual inside the building and at this time, and we are not allowing visitors at this time.” Additionally, the school district says they are actively working on the situation and will alert parents and the community w...

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Crews start removing highway 'I Love NY' tourism signs

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Crews have started removing hundreds of New York interstate highway tourism signs that the federal government said the Cuomo administration installed illegally.

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Justice Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

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The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.

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C-PP Middle School PTA Warns of Gift Card Scam

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The Corning-Painted Post Middle School PTA is warning parents of a gift card scam going around.

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13 dead after California bar shooting, Shooter Included

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A sheriff says 13 people are dead, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday.

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Food Bank of the Southern Tier Kicks Off Ninth Annual Virtual Turkey Drive

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Food Bank of the Southern Tier kicked off its Ninth Annual Virtual Turkey Drive today to raise money to help families in need get food for their holiday dinners. The drive continues through Thanksgiving Day. The food bank's goal is to raise $80,000 to purchase turkeys and holiday meals for Southern Tier residents who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Once again this year, Tioga Downs Casino Resort has pledged to match donations, dollar for ...

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NY cites businesses for selling alcohol to minors in sting

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New York state officials say they have cited 141 businesses for selling alcohol to minors as part of a sting operation.    

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Voters Approve $3 Million Library Budget

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A budgetary proposal concerning the Chemung County Library District on the midterm election ballots has been overwhelmingly approved by voters. 

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Parents raise concerns over Watkins Glen CSD special education department Video included

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Christopher Turner went to the Watkins Glen Central School District board meeting on Monday to raise concerns about his daughter's education. Turner's daughter is deaf - and he says the schools does not always have an interpreter on-hand. But at the meeting, turner says several special education teachers also had other concerns about their own department.

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Cornell's President Speaks at The Ithaca Rotary Club's Meeting Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)-- Cornell University's 14th president, Martha Pollack, was the featured speaker at the Ithaca rotary club on Wednesday. Pollack had the chance to engage with the audience, telling club members about her background in computer science. one topic discussed by the crowd included changes coming to the ivy league school's housing arrangements for students.  "Well what we are going to begin to do once this housing is in place is require that not just freshman b... More>>

Steuben Co Program Gets Seniors Community Involved

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Steuben County organization that wants to get more seniors involved in the community wants to spread the word on the initiative. This might be the first time you're not seeing RSVP on a party invitation. As in this instance it stands for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The goal is to engage senior volunteers who serve the community. From its humble beginning, it has now grown to over 400 volunteers. In total, all of those volunteers have giv... More>>

Local voter turnout up in 2018 midterm elections Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Election Day 2018 might earn a spot in the history books for voter turnout, that's according to new reports.  Election officials in Chemung County say, this year's voter turnout was much higher than what's typical for a midterm election.  "We basically had a 60 percent turnout of voters and in 2014 we had a 42 percent turnout, so definitely much bigger turnout," says Cindy Emmer, Democratic Elections Commissioner for Chemung County Board of ...

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Jury picked for US trial of Mexican drug lord El Chapo

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NEW YORK (AP) - Jury selection at the U.S. trial for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was completed Wednesday with Guzman waiting for word on whether he can hug his wife for the first time in nearly two years.    A jury of seven women and five men are to hear opening statements Tuesday in the drug-conspiracy case against Guzman in federal court in Brooklyn.    Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of overseeing a drug cartel kno... More>>

12-year-old Schuyler County boy made "terroristic threats" against Howard A. Hanlon Elementary School

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – A 12-year-old Schuyler County boy has been placed in the custody of social service officials Monday by the Schuyler County Court after he made online threats against the Howard A. Hanlon Elementary School in the Odessa-Montour Central School District. This is according to Schuyler County attorney Steven Getman. According to Getman, the boy made online threats saying he was going to be a “professional school shooter”. The boy, whose name... More>>

Crews Respond to Fire at Clinton Street Duplex

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Crews responded to a fire at 434 West Clinton Street in the City of Elmira on Wednesday.  According to first responders on scene, the home is a duplex apartment. The fire is believed to have started in the back under a wooden stairwell.  There were people inside at the time, but they were able to get out safely; however, firefighters on scene say they are searching for a cat that is unaccounted for.  Officials are investigating whether or not t...

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Recap: Chemung County Legislature to Consist of 12 Republicans, 3 Democrats

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With Republican Chemung County Executive-elect Chris Moss set to take his seat in January, a Republican-heavy Legislature will join him.

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Texas police officer facing charges in Sodus double murder

Victims Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn Victims Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn
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SODUS, N.Y. (WENY) – A third person has been arrested in connection to a double homicide in the Village of Sodus, ABC affiliate 13WHAM reports. 34-year-old Bron Bohlar was reportedly arrested in connection to the October 22 murders of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn. Earlier, Charlene Childers, who police say is the mother of Niles' children, was charged with conspiracy in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon. Childers' husband, Timothy Dean, was charged with f... More>>

Recap: Reed Reelected to 4th Term, Defeats Mitrano in Heated Race

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Congressman Tom Reed will be representing New York's 23rd Congressional District for at least another two years after defeating Democratic Challenger Tracy Mitrano in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

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Recap: Moss Defeats Emanuel, Krusen for Chemung County Executive Seat

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For the first time since 2000, Chemung County will have a new Executive in office. With an overwhelming margin, current Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss beat out Elmira businessman Jerome Emanuel, and current Chemung County Deputy Executive Mike Krusen.

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  • Elmira H.S. Varsity teams give back for "Thankful Thanksgiving"

    Elmira H.S. Varsity teams give back for "Thankful Thanksgiving"

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:23 AM EST2018-11-14 05:23:51 GMT

    With Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks away, Elmira High School's Student-Athlete Committee wanted to lend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate.

    With Thanksgiving less than 2 weeks away, Elmira High School's Student-Athlete Committee wanted to lend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate.

  • Hartsville resident accused of stealing $4K+ in benefits

    Hartsville resident accused of stealing $4K+ in benefits

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-11-14 04:59:39 GMT

    The Sheriff's Office says Woodman failed to report income while receiving benefits that she was not eligible for.

    The Sheriff's Office says Woodman failed to report income while receiving benefits that she was not eligible for.

  • Trio arrested for home invasion robbery in Bath

    Trio arrested for home invasion robbery in Bath

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:30 PM EST2018-11-14 03:30:06 GMT

    Bath Police say more suspects are at large, and more information is expected to be released in the near future.

    Bath Police say more suspects are at large, and more information is expected to be released in the near future.

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  • Southern Tier to get nearly $33 million for bridge, culvert repairs

    Southern Tier to get nearly $33 million for bridge, culvert repairs

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:49 PM EST2018-11-13 19:49:45 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Southern Tier is getting a portion of the $262 million for bridge and culvert projects across the Empire state.  On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo announcved the Southern Tier will see $32.94 million for projects. The money will go toward 15 bridge projects and 12 culvert projects, according to Cuomo. It's part of the BRIDGE NY initiative, aimed at repairing bridges and culverts across New York to make them more structurally sound. Statewide, the funding wi...

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Southern Tier is getting a portion of the $262 million for bridge and culvert projects across the Empire state.  On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo announcved the Southern Tier will see $32.94 million for projects. The money will go toward 15 bridge projects and 12 culvert projects, according to Cuomo. It's part of the BRIDGE NY initiative, aimed at repairing bridges and culverts across New York to make them more structurally sound. Statewide, the funding wi...

  • Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

    Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:54 AM EST2018-11-13 13:54:08 GMT

    A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia.

    A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia.

  • Episcopal bishop confirms support for gay marriages

    Episcopal bishop confirms support for gay marriages

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:52 AM EST2018-11-13 13:52:09 GMT

    An Episcopal bishop in central New York says her diocese will continue to support same-sex marriages despite her counterpart in Albany issuing a pastoral directive against it

    An Episcopal bishop in central New York says her diocese will continue to support same-sex marriages despite her counterpart in Albany issuing a pastoral directive against it

  • National NewsMore>>

  • 'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:42 AM EST2018-11-13 07:42:37 GMT

    New guidelines released show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need.

    New guidelines released show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need.

  • White House petition calls for tougher punishments after school bus stop crashes

    White House petition calls for tougher punishments after school bus stop crashes

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:30 AM EST2018-11-13 07:30:34 GMT

    Following a series of deadly school bus stop accidents, a petition is urging the federal government to issue stricter punishments for drivers who break the law. 

    Following a series of deadly school bus stop accidents, a petition is urging the federal government to issue stricter punishments for drivers who break the law. 

  • Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

    Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-11-13 07:25:03 GMT

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning.                

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning.                

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