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Tenants speak out after meth lab fire damages home

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Residents who lived in an Elmira apartment that caught fire due to a meth lab explosion on Sunday are speaking out. Elmira police say the building on 604 and 606 West Water Street caught fire due to a meth lab explosion in an upstairs apartment. 

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Area lawmakers hold community meetings

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State and local representatives met with constituents to talk about issues they face in the Southern Tier Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano held a community meeting in Erin Tuesday evening to listen to issues. 

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Politics in Two - Political Polarization Video included

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(WENY) - WENY Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly is here to talk about political polarization in this weeks "Politics in Two" segment. More>>

Wayland man facing felony sex charges after violating release

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BATH (WENY) --  A Wayland man is back behind bars after police say he violated conditions of his pre-trial release. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Jonathan Dow allegedly was charged with felony promoting obscene sex performance of a child and felony disseminating undecent material to a minor. Dow was arraigned in Steuben County Court. He was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. He will reappear in Erwin Town Court on October 4th. More>>

Elmira College Gives Back on Mountain Day Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Elmira College traded in their books today to help feed kids in the southern tier. Sarah Hammer, Employer Relations Specialist at Elmira College says "the whole spirit of the Mountain Day tradition on campus is really just building that community connection between students, staff, faculty, and everyone really coming together so we thought that it would be the perfect pair to work with some community partners." Organizers added a service aspect to this... More>>

Ithaca man charged in alleged racially-motivated assault

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ITHACA (WENY) -- An Ithaca man has been charged in connection to an alleged racially-motivated assault. On Friday, officers responded to an incident in the 300 block of Eddy Street. Upon arrival, they discovered 19-year-old John Greenwood had assaulted another man during an altercation.  Greenwood has been charged with Assault in the Third Degree. Police say further charges are pending.  The investigation is ongoing, including whether or not the assault was based on racia... More>>

Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

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DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective. The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines. Most of the trucks were sold in the U.S., but 46,220 are in Canada and 4,485 are in other markets. Fiat Chrysler says a water pump bearing ca... More>>

Cuomo: majority of NYS colleges, universities Title IX compliant

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NEW YORK (WENY) - The majority of colleges and universities in New York state are compliant with Title IX protections. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the results of a statewide review of compliance under the "Enough is Enough" law Tuesday. He says 95 schools met Title Ix and "Enough is Enough" requirements. 29 schools were found to be non-compliant and 120 were found to be mostly compliant. "In New York, we know that sexual assault is a crime, and we will ... More>>

Driver involved in NYS trooper Foglia crash pleads guilty

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The man accused of seriously injured a state trooper in an accident on I-86 in Campbell earlier this year has plead guilty to traffic violations. He's accused of rear-ending New York State Trooper Craig Foglia's cruiser in May. 

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Horseheads Fire Dept. Deputy Chief indicted for alleged heroin sales Video included

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The Chemung County Sheriff's Office has arrested 43-year-old Thomas Margeson after a 10 month investigation into the sale of heroin in the Town of Horseheads, Horseheads Village Manager confirms Margeson served as the Deputy Fire Chief and is now suspended. 

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Algae blooms confirmed in parts of Seneca Lake

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SENECA LAKE (WENY) - The Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association says blue-green algae has been found in Seneca Lake. Eleven water samples were taken from the north and east shore of Seneca Lake by SLPWA volunteers and taken to Hobart and William Smith College's Finger Lakes Institute for testing. All of the samples tested above the threshold for harmful algae blooms. This is the third year in a row that cyanobacteria has been confirmed in Seneca Lake. There were three confirmed occurre... More>>

David Perry indicted on 37 burglary charges

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BATH, NY (WENY) - David Perry has been indicted on 37 burglary charges in Steuben County. Perry is charged with 37 counts of 2nd degree burglary. He's accused of unlawfully entering and staying in a home in Painted Post with the intent to commit a crime. According to the Steuben County District Attorney, it happened multiple times between February and April of 2017. A three-month investigation began in April when a Painted Post woman reported to Village police that a man she had bee... More>>

Chemung Co. Executive Santulli Receives Distinguished Service Award

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Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli is being recognized by his government peers for his service to the state's county government.

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Local Lawmakers Holding Community Meetings Tuesday Evening

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Three local politicians are holding community meetings around Chemung County to listen to concerns and suggestions from constituents.

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Fall foliage could be bright in NY, says Cornell professor

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A Cornell University professor says this could be a good year for colorful fall foliage in the region.

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Trooper in charge of 2015 NY prison escape manhunt writes book

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The law enforcement officer who led the effort to find two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security New York state prison in 2015 has written a book about his experience.

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Hurricane Maria Back at Category 5 as it Barrels Toward Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation.

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Fun Fall Schedule for Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes

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With fall quickly approaching, there's no end in sight to the family fun officials in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes have in store.  

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Wolf Sees Downgrade Without Budget Deal Soon

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says it's urgent that he and state lawmakers end a fight over patching a $2 billion budget deficit to avoid a downgrade to Pennsylvania's battered credit rating. 

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Toys "R' Us files for bankruptcy

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The company runs approximately 1,600 "Toys 'R' Us" and "Babies 'R' Us" stores across the country. Despite the announcement, the company says "the vast majority" of those locations are profitable.

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Big Flats Orange Leaf location set to close

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The business, which is right across the street from the Arnot mall, made the announcement on their Facebook page.

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Local business commissions mural to celebrate 75 years Video included

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Howell Liberatore and Associates, INC. (HLA) is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary in a big way. "I've been commissioned to do an old-style wall painting and I'm just pushing paint into the bricks," said sign painter, Gibbs Connors. 

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Horseheads man facing drug charge after ten-month investigation

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HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) - A Horseheads man is facing a drug charge after a ten-month investigation. Thomas Margeson, 43, is charged with 3rd degree Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. He was indicted by a Chemung County Grand Jury. The charges stem from a ten-month long investigation into the sale of heroin in the Town of Horseheads by the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division. Margeson is being held in the Chemung County Jail pending further court proceedings.

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Chemung Landfill Resolution Benefits Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) -- With The Excess Solid Waste Agreement approved Chemung County Officials ensure that the program is safe and will benefit the county. A one-time addition of 150,000 tons of waste will be allocated to the 180,000 tons accepted annually through this agreement. Officials say that the extra waste will not effect the county and that the landfill is prepared for the amount. Tom Santulli, Chemung County Executive says "this is a one-time shot a good chance to pick ... More>>

Cornell President outlines steps to make university more inclusive

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ITHACA, NY (WENY) - Cornell University's President is outlining steps the school is taking to be a more "inclusive and welcoming university." The statement comes after an incident Friday night where racial slurs were allegedly heard during a fight between several Cornell students. Related: Ithaca Police investigating possible hate crime  According to President Martha Pollack, Cornell has been working to develop and enhance programs that support diversity and inclusio... More>>

Wegmans named one of the best workplaces for women

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ROCHESTER, NY (WENY) - Wegmans has been named one of the best companies for women to work at. The Rochester-based grocery chain ranked 7th on Fortune's "100 Best Workplaces for Women" list. The make the list, Fortune partner "Great Place to Work" surveyed more than 400,000 women at companies across the country. It ranked the companies based on four factors.  The first was "great place to work" metrics, like ethical leadership, great benefits, and ... More>>

Tioga County Credit Card Debt Lowest In New York

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A new report by financial technology company SmartAsset says Tioga County has the lowest credit card debt in New York State.

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Spencer Woman Arrested On Assault, Burglary Charges

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A Spencer woman is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a person's home and hitting the victim in the head with a metal pipe.

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Elmira Man Charged With Attempted Murder Following July Incident

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An Elmira man arrested in early July after allegedly firing shots inside an Allen Street home, and then at police officers, has been charged with two counts of 1st Degree Attempted Murder, and two counts of Attempted Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer, among other charges.

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Police arrest more than 80 amid violent St. Louis protests

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Hundreds of riot police mobilized in downtown St. Louis overnight, arresting more than 80 people and seizing weapons amid reports of property damage and vandalism following another day of peaceful protests over a former police officer’s acquittal in the killing of a black man.

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Trump’s week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly

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President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source.

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  • Tenants speak out after meth lab fire damages home

    Tenants speak out after meth lab fire damages home

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:33:42 GMT

    Residents who lived in an Elmira apartment that caught fire due to a meth lab explosion on Sunday are speaking out. Elmira police say the building on 604 and 606 West Water Street caught fire due to a meth lab explosion in an upstairs apartment. 

    Residents who lived in an Elmira apartment that caught fire due to a meth lab explosion on Sunday are speaking out. Elmira police say the building on 604 and 606 West Water Street caught fire due to a meth lab explosion in an upstairs apartment. 

  • Area lawmakers hold community meetings

    Area lawmakers hold community meetings

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:10:02 GMT

    State and local representatives met with constituents to talk about issues they face in the Southern Tier Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano held a community meeting in Erin Tuesday evening to listen to issues. 

    State and local representatives met with constituents to talk about issues they face in the Southern Tier Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano held a community meeting in Erin Tuesday evening to listen to issues. 

  • Politics in Two - Political Polarization

    Politics in Two - Political Polarization

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:39:41 GMT
    (WENY) - WENY Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly is here to talk about political polarization in this weeks "Politics in Two" segment.
    (WENY) - WENY Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly is here to talk about political polarization in this weeks "Politics in Two" segment.
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  • Cuomo: majority of NYS colleges, universities Title IX compliant

    Cuomo: majority of NYS colleges, universities Title IX compliant

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:30:45 GMT
    NEW YORK (WENY) - The majority of colleges and universities in New York state are compliant with Title IX protections. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the results of a statewide review of compliance under the "Enough is Enough" law Tuesday. He says 95 schools met Title Ix and "Enough is Enough" requirements. 29 schools were found to be non-compliant and 120 were found to be mostly compliant. "In New York, we know that sexual assault is a crime, and we will ...
    NEW YORK (WENY) - The majority of colleges and universities in New York state are compliant with Title IX protections. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the results of a statewide review of compliance under the "Enough is Enough" law Tuesday. He says 95 schools met Title Ix and "Enough is Enough" requirements. 29 schools were found to be non-compliant and 120 were found to be mostly compliant. "In New York, we know that sexual assault is a crime, and we will ...
  • Wolf Sees Downgrade Without Budget Deal Soon

    Wolf Sees Downgrade Without Budget Deal Soon

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:25:32 GMT

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says it's urgent that he and state lawmakers end a fight over patching a $2 billion budget deficit to avoid a downgrade to Pennsylvania's battered credit rating. 

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says it's urgent that he and state lawmakers end a fight over patching a $2 billion budget deficit to avoid a downgrade to Pennsylvania's battered credit rating. 

  • Fiscal group gives NY state an 'F' for budget practices

    Fiscal group gives NY state an 'F' for budget practices

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-09-18 12:03:53 GMT

    A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state's financial practices.

    A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state's financial practices.

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  • Kohl's will let Amazon customers return stuff for free

    Kohl's will let Amazon customers return stuff for free

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:58:26 GMT

    If you can't beat Amazon, partner with it. Kohl's is doing another deal with Jeff Bezos. The department store chain said Tuesday that 82 stores in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas will soon accept return items from Amazon.

    If you can't beat Amazon, partner with it. Kohl's is doing another deal with Jeff Bezos. The department store chain said Tuesday that 82 stores in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas will soon accept return items from Amazon.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

    Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:13:05 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective. The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines. Most of the trucks were sold in the U.S., but 46,220 are in Canada and 4,485 are in other markets. Fiat Chrysler says a water pump bearing ca...
    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective. The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter engines. Most of the trucks were sold in the U.S., but 46,220 are in Canada and 4,485 are in other markets. Fiat Chrysler says a water pump bearing ca...
  • Hurricane Maria Back at Category 5 as it Barrels Toward Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria Back at Category 5 as it Barrels Toward Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:29 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:29:48 GMT

    Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation.

    Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation.

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  • Plays Of The Week: September 18, 2017

    Plays Of The Week: September 18, 2017

    Plays of The Week: September 18, 2017

    #5- Harrington's Hat Trick- Gavin Harrington, Notre Dame Boys Soccer

    #4-Express Find End Zone on 4th & 2- Elmira Football

    #3- Quinn Henry High Steps For 80 yd TD- Wellsboro Football

    #2- Hudson Hustles 85 Yards for TD- Damien Hudson, Athens Football

    #1- Towanda QB Twists Out Of Trouble For TD- Tanner Kunkle, Towanda Football

    Plays of The Week: September 18, 2017

    #5- Harrington's Hat Trick- Gavin Harrington, Notre Dame Boys Soccer

    #4-Express Find End Zone on 4th & 2- Elmira Football

    #3- Quinn Henry High Steps For 80 yd TD- Wellsboro Football

    #2- Hudson Hustles 85 Yards for TD- Damien Hudson, Athens Football

    #1- Towanda QB Twists Out Of Trouble For TD- Tanner Kunkle, Towanda Football

  • Express Boys Soccer Jumps to #8 In State

    Express Boys Soccer Jumps to #8 In State

    The Elmira Express boys soccer team found themselves ranked 8th in the state, jumping into the top 10 after not even being ranked just a week ago. This comes after Elmira's 2-0 shutout over then 8th ranked Ithaca, and their 6-1 overall record. The express are the only Section 4 team in Class AA to hold a ranking.

    The Elmira Express boys soccer team found themselves ranked 8th in the state, jumping into the top 10 after not even being ranked just a week ago. This comes after Elmira's 2-0 shutout over then 8th ranked Ithaca, and their 6-1 overall record. The express are the only Section 4 team in Class AA to hold a ranking.

  • Twin Tiers Football Game Of The Week Preview: Tioga at Elmira Notre Dame

    Twin Tiers Football Game Of The Week Preview: Tioga at Elmira Notre Dame

    WENY Sports Director Jenna Harner was live at WENY's Game of the Week, previewing the intense rivalry match-up between the Crusaders of Elmira Notre Dame, and the Spartans of Thomas Edison. 

    WENY Sports Director Jenna Harner was live at WENY's Game of the Week, previewing the intense rivalry match-up between the Crusaders of Elmira Notre Dame, and the Spartans of Thomas Edison. 


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