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  • Former Millport treasurer arrested for allegedly stealing funds

    Former Millport treasurer arrested for allegedly stealing funds

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:39:14 GMT

    MILLPORT, NY (WENY) - The former Village of Millport Treasurer has been arrested for allegedly stealing public funds. According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Dawn Haverley stole more than $4,000 in public funds. She's charged with 3rd degree Grand Larceny. Haverley was arraigned in Veteran Town Justice Court and released under Chemung County's Project for Bail. The former Millport treasurer was appointed to her position in 2006. Haverley was suspended in November 20...

    MILLPORT, NY (WENY) - The former Village of Millport Treasurer has been arrested for allegedly stealing public funds. According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Dawn Haverley stole more than $4,000 in public funds. She's charged with 3rd degree Grand Larceny. Haverley was arraigned in Veteran Town Justice Court and released under Chemung County's Project for Bail. The former Millport treasurer was appointed to her position in 2006. Haverley was suspended in November 20...

  • Arc Of Steuben To Hold Art Fundraiser

    Arc Of Steuben To Hold Art Fundraiser

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:24:19 GMT

    The Arc of Steuben is hosting a new fundraiser, Art for the Arc, raising important funds for the organization.

    The Arc of Steuben is hosting a new fundraiser, Art for the Arc, raising important funds for the organization.

  • Elmira Police respond to two overnight shootings

    Elmira Police respond to two overnight shootings

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-09-21 13:38:56 GMT
    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Elmira police responded to two overnight shootings. Around 11:50pm Wednesday, officers responded to a report of gunshots around the 300 block of W. First Street. When they arrived on scene, they found a man bleeding from his hand. The man appeared to have been shot in the hand. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers spoke with several people who were still on the scene. All refused to provide any information to police. The victim also refused to ...
    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Elmira police responded to two overnight shootings. Around 11:50pm Wednesday, officers responded to a report of gunshots around the 300 block of W. First Street. When they arrived on scene, they found a man bleeding from his hand. The man appeared to have been shot in the hand. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers spoke with several people who were still on the scene. All refused to provide any information to police. The victim also refused to ...
  • Large Police Presence in the City of Elmira

    Large Police Presence in the City of Elmira

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:30:35 GMT

    We're working to learn more about a large police presence in the city of Elmira. 

    We're working to learn more about a large police presence in the city of Elmira. 

  • Horseheads restaurant, "Mustang Sally's", set to close

    Horseheads restaurant, "Mustang Sally's", set to close

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 05:05:28 GMT

    The restaurant made the announcement via its Facebook page.

    The restaurant made the announcement via its Facebook page.

  • E.O.P. holding free Entrepreneurial Boot Camp workshops

    E.O.P. holding free Entrepreneurial Boot Camp workshops

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-09-21 04:11:36 GMT

    Elmira's Economic Opportunity Program, in conjunction with Incubator Works, held an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Wednesday night.   It's a series of workshops for people in the community who are business owners, or would like to start their own company.  

    Elmira's Economic Opportunity Program, in conjunction with Incubator Works, held an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Wednesday night.   It's a series of workshops for people in the community who are business owners, or would like to start their own company.  

  • Elmira business unveils finished mural

    Elmira business unveils finished mural

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:57:20 GMT

    The mural commissioned by a local business to celebrate their major milestone has been finished. Howell Liberatore and Associates came up with the idea to have a mural painted on their office to celebrate seventy-five years.

    The mural commissioned by a local business to celebrate their major milestone has been finished. Howell Liberatore and Associates came up with the idea to have a mural painted on their office to celebrate seventy-five years.

  • Federal drug raids in Binghamton also net Waverly man

    Federal drug raids in Binghamton also net Waverly man

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:47:04 GMT
    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - A Waverly man was arrested in one of several drug raids in Broome and Tioga Counties. Robert Patton, 41, is charged with 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was sent to the Tioga County Jail. Authorities seized about 3.5 pounds of crystal meth, 2 ounces of cocaine, $50,000 cash, an inactive meth lab, scales, packaging materials, a pickup truck, and metal knuckles. Patton was one of 10 people arrested Wednesday in what authorities say ...
    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) - A Waverly man was arrested in one of several drug raids in Broome and Tioga Counties. Robert Patton, 41, is charged with 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was sent to the Tioga County Jail. Authorities seized about 3.5 pounds of crystal meth, 2 ounces of cocaine, $50,000 cash, an inactive meth lab, scales, packaging materials, a pickup truck, and metal knuckles. Patton was one of 10 people arrested Wednesday in what authorities say ...
  • 9th Annual Alley Art Project Complete!

    9th Annual Alley Art Project Complete!

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:16:51 GMT

    Corning, NY (WENY) -- The 9th annual Alley Art Project is finally complete! The Mural Embodies what their students believe family means to them. Gigi Alvare, Director of Education at The Rockwell Museum says "it is a way for students to connect to the community in which they live, a way for them to tap into personal ideas and who they are, and to make their identity visible in corning." 

    Corning, NY (WENY) -- The 9th annual Alley Art Project is finally complete! The Mural Embodies what their students believe family means to them. Gigi Alvare, Director of Education at The Rockwell Museum says "it is a way for students to connect to the community in which they live, a way for them to tap into personal ideas and who they are, and to make their identity visible in corning." 

  • Nonprofits collaborate to teach at-risk kids with "Steam Ahead" program

    Nonprofits collaborate to teach at-risk kids with "Steam Ahead" program

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:45:58 GMT
    ELMIRA (WENY) -- A collaborative effort known as the STEAM Ahead Program has just kicked off. Starting this month, the year-long program is providing a unique education to Chemung County's at-risk youth.       The topic -- birds "Our part is talking about birds and flight and the natural history of birds," says Elaine Spacher, Executive Director of Tanglewood Nature Center--one of eight participating nonprofits. 'The kids will [also] get to come up here in th...
    ELMIRA (WENY) -- A collaborative effort known as the STEAM Ahead Program has just kicked off. Starting this month, the year-long program is providing a unique education to Chemung County's at-risk youth.       The topic -- birds "Our part is talking about birds and flight and the natural history of birds," says Elaine Spacher, Executive Director of Tanglewood Nature Center--one of eight participating nonprofits. 'The kids will [also] get to come up here in th...
  • Second person indicted in connection to Horseheads heroin sales

    Second person indicted in connection to Horseheads heroin sales

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:07:06 GMT

    A second person has been indicted in connection to the Horseheads Deputy Fire Chief's arrest for allegedly selling heroin in the Town of Horseheads.  The Chemung County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday a Grand Jury has indicted 44-year-old Keough Hallock on three counts Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. 

    A second person has been indicted in connection to the Horseheads Deputy Fire Chief's arrest for allegedly selling heroin in the Town of Horseheads.  The Chemung County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday a Grand Jury has indicted 44-year-old Keough Hallock on three counts Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. 

  • Elmira-Corning airport getting $10.5 million in federal funding

    Elmira-Corning airport getting $10.5 million in federal funding

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:22:04 GMT
    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is getting $10.5 million in federal funding. The money will cover the first phase of the passenger terminal building renovations. That includes demolition of the eastern half of the terminal building, construction of the passenger departure lounge, public circulation space, inbound baggage handling system, and general site and utility renovations. “Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business ...
    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is getting $10.5 million in federal funding. The money will cover the first phase of the passenger terminal building renovations. That includes demolition of the eastern half of the terminal building, construction of the passenger departure lounge, public circulation space, inbound baggage handling system, and general site and utility renovations. “Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business ...
  • UPDATE: Missing Elmira teen found

    UPDATE: Missing Elmira teen found

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:33:04 GMT

    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Elmira Police are asking for your helping finding a missing teenager. Allison Fletcher, 17, was last seen on Saturday, September 9th around 9:30pm. She was at her supervised living home on Hoffman Street in Elmira. Allison is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She has blue eyes and a light complexion. Police say she often dyes her hair and it was most recently dyed purple and platinum blond. EPD says there is reason to believe she may be in danger. T...

    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Elmira Police are asking for your helping finding a missing teenager. Allison Fletcher, 17, was last seen on Saturday, September 9th around 9:30pm. She was at her supervised living home on Hoffman Street in Elmira. Allison is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She has blue eyes and a light complexion. Police say she often dyes her hair and it was most recently dyed purple and platinum blond. EPD says there is reason to believe she may be in danger. T...

  • Chemung Canal To Host Free Shredding Events

    Chemung Canal To Host Free Shredding Events

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:49 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:49:42 GMT

    Chemung Canal Trust Company will be hosting free shredding events during September and October at two of the bank's Chemung County branch offices.

    Chemung Canal Trust Company will be hosting free shredding events during September and October at two of the bank's Chemung County branch offices.

  • Fraternity at Cornell to close amid black student beating probe

    Fraternity at Cornell to close amid black student beating probe

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:29:11 GMT

    A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated.

    A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated.

  • Public Invited To Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Wednesday Evening

    Public Invited To Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Wednesday Evening

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:28:55 GMT

    \A program series aimed at building entrepreneurial skills is happening in Elmira Wednesday evening.

    \A program series aimed at building entrepreneurial skills is happening in Elmira Wednesday evening.

  • New York invests $69M in upgrades for local water systems

    New York invests $69M in upgrades for local water systems

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:27:39 GMT

    New York state is making a $69 million investment in local water and sewer projects.

    New York state is making a $69 million investment in local water and sewer projects.

  • 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.
  • Wayland man facing felony sex charges after violating release

    Wayland man facing felony sex charges after violating release

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:26:17 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Elmira College Gives Back on Mountain Day

    Elmira College Gives Back on Mountain Day

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:26:08 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Ithaca man charged in alleged racially-motivated assault

    Ithaca man charged in alleged racially-motivated assault

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:09:59 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Driver involved in NYS trooper Foglia crash pleads guilty

    Driver involved in NYS trooper Foglia crash pleads guilty

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:22:58 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • Horseheads Fire Dept. Deputy Chief indicted for alleged heroin sales

    Horseheads Fire Dept. Deputy Chief indicted for alleged heroin sales

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:09:20 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • Algae blooms confirmed in parts of Seneca Lake

    Algae blooms confirmed in parts of Seneca Lake

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:25:49 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • David Perry indicted on 37 burglary charges

    David Perry indicted on 37 burglary charges

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:21:03 GMT
    David Perry / Chemung County Sheriff's OfficeDavid Perry / Chemung County Sheriff's Office
    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...
    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...
  • Chemung Co. Executive Santulli Receives Distinguished Service Award

    Chemung Co. Executive Santulli Receives Distinguished Service Award

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:11:28 GMT

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

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

  • Local Lawmakers Holding Community Meetings Tuesday Evening

    Local Lawmakers Holding Community Meetings Tuesday Evening

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-09-19 12:46:01 GMT

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

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

  • Fall foliage could be bright in NY, says Cornell professor

    Fall foliage could be bright in NY, says Cornell professor

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:55 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:55:23 GMT

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

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

  • Trooper in charge of 2015 NY prison escape manhunt writes book

    Trooper in charge of 2015 NY prison escape manhunt writes book

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:49 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:49:33 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Fun Fall Schedule for Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes

    Fun Fall Schedule for Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-09-19 11:26:04 GMT

    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.  

    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.  

  • Big Flats Orange Leaf location set to close

    Big Flats Orange Leaf location set to close

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:55:18 GMT
    PHOTO: FacebookPHOTO: Facebook

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

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

  • Local business commissions mural to celebrate 75 years

    Local business commissions mural to celebrate 75 years

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:50:41 GMT

    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. 

    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. 

  • UPDATE: Sunday fire on W. Water Street caused by meth lab explosion

    UPDATE: Sunday fire on W. Water Street caused by meth lab explosion

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:49:50 GMT

    Eight people are without a home this morning following two fires within 8 hours of each other in the City of Elmira.

    Eight people are without a home this morning following two fires within 8 hours of each other in the City of Elmira.

  • Horseheads man facing drug charge after ten-month investigation

    Horseheads man facing drug charge after ten-month investigation

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:41:18 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Chemung Landfill Resolution Benefits

    Chemung Landfill Resolution Benefits

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:30:57 GMT
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Cornell President outlines steps to make university more inclusive

    Cornell President outlines steps to make university more inclusive

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:37:10 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Wegmans named one of the best workplaces for women

    Wegmans named one of the best workplaces for women

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-09-18 15:19:38 GMT
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Tioga County Credit Card Debt Lowest In New York

    Tioga County Credit Card Debt Lowest In New York

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-18 14:25:35 GMT

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

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

  • Spencer Woman Arrested On Assault, Burglary Charges

    Spencer Woman Arrested On Assault, Burglary Charges

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:58:03 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Elmira Man Charged With Attempted Murder Following July Incident

    Elmira Man Charged With Attempted Murder Following July Incident

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:35 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:35:30 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Elmira Man Facing Sex Abuse Charges

    Elmira Man Facing Sex Abuse Charges

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-09-18 11:31:33 GMT

    A man from Elmira is facing sexual abuse charges after police say he had sexual contact with a minor.

    A man from Elmira is facing sexual abuse charges after police say he had sexual contact with a minor.

  • Superheroes run to raise awareness for abused and neglected children

    Superheroes run to raise awareness for abused and neglected children

    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-09-18 02:15:55 GMT

    Superheroes could be seen running around for CASA's fifth annual SuperHero Run. The event started off with a 5K for teens and adults at Kinsella Park. Followed by a special 1K run for kids around a field full of their favorite superheroes

    Superheroes could be seen running around for CASA's fifth annual SuperHero Run. The event started off with a 5K for teens and adults at Kinsella Park. Followed by a special 1K run for kids around a field full of their favorite superheroes

  • Comic-con returns to the Twin Tiers

    Comic-con returns to the Twin Tiers

    Sunday, September 17 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-09-18 01:55:33 GMT

    Pop culture fans from all over came to the region for the fourth annual Twin Tiers Comic-Con. Over two days, the con hosted costume contests, artist panels and even video game tournaments.     

    Pop culture fans from all over came to the region for the fourth annual Twin Tiers Comic-Con. Over two days, the con hosted costume contests, artist panels and even video game tournaments.     

  • Ready, Set... Wineglass!

    Ready, Set... Wineglass!

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-09-17 12:47:28 GMT

    Series: Ready, Set... Wineglass! This week we hear from the men and women working behind-the-scenes of the race.  For more information on the Wineglass Marathon click here.

    Series: Ready, Set... Wineglass! This week we hear from the men and women working behind-the-scenes of the race. 

  • Gaffer District hosts annual Harvest festival

    Gaffer District hosts annual Harvest festival

    Saturday, September 16 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-09-16 22:43:55 GMT

    With the leaves starting to change, and fall right around the corner, Corning's Gaffer District got into the seasonal spirit with their annual Harvest festival. The festival featured an array of free activities for the whole family to enjoy, from pumpkin painting, to wagon rides.

    With the leaves starting to change, and fall right around the corner, Corning's Gaffer District got into the seasonal spirit with their annual Harvest festival. The festival featured an array of free activities for the whole family to enjoy, from pumpkin painting, to wagon rides.

  • Finger Lakes Red Cross honors military families with BBQ

    Finger Lakes Red Cross honors military families with BBQ

    Saturday, September 16 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-09-16 22:24:49 GMT

    Local military families were honored with a special luncheon to thank them for their service to our country. The Finger Lakes Red Cross hosted their first "Military Family Salute BBQ" at Denison Park on Saturday.     

    Local military families were honored with a special luncheon to thank them for their service to our country. The Finger Lakes Red Cross hosted their first "Military Family Salute BBQ" at Denison Park on Saturday.     

  • This Week In Wine Country- Anthony Road Wine Company

    This Week In Wine Country- Anthony Road Wine Company

    Saturday, September 16 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-09-16 12:42:43 GMT

    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 the Anthony Road Wine Company on Seneca Lake. 

    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 the Anthony Road Wine Company on Seneca Lake. 

  • Cuomo Promises NY's Help for US Virgin Islands

    Cuomo Promises NY's Help for US Virgin Islands

    Saturday, September 16 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-09-16 12:38:42 GMT

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was surprised by the level of devastation from Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was surprised by the level of devastation from Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

  • Ithaca Police investigating possible hate crime

    Ithaca Police investigating possible hate crime

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:43:18 GMT

    he 911 caller said a group of men were fighting nearby. The caller also said racial slurs were being yelled during the fight.

    he 911 caller said a group of men were fighting nearby. The caller also said racial slurs were being yelled during the fight.

  • Corning's Gaffer District Ready for Harvest

    Corning's Gaffer District Ready for Harvest

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:27:27 GMT

    CORNING, NY (WENY) -- It may be the last weekend of summer...but in Corning it's beginning to feel like fall.  The Gaffer District is getting ready for its annual Harvest festival on Saturday. The event runs from noon until 6PM on Market Street and Centerway Square.

    CORNING, NY (WENY) -- It may be the last weekend of summer...but in Corning it's beginning to feel like fall.  The Gaffer District is getting ready for its annual Harvest festival on Saturday. The event runs from noon until 6PM on Market Street and Centerway Square.

  • "Helping Hands for Harvey" heads to Texas

    "Helping Hands for Harvey" heads to Texas

    Friday, September 15 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:42:49 GMT

    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - "Helping Hands for Harvey" is heading to Texas. Students and staff at Elmira College packed up a truck full of donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. They collected cleaning supplies, pet supplies, water, canned food, and blankets, among other things. Officials at Elmira College say they couldn't have done it without the community's support. "It does have a personal connection. 

    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - "Helping Hands for Harvey" is heading to Texas. Students and staff at Elmira College packed up a truck full of donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. They collected cleaning supplies, pet supplies, water, canned food, and blankets, among other things. Officials at Elmira College say they couldn't have done it without the community's support. "It does have a personal connection. 

  • Future of Northside Blodgett clock tower being discussed

    Future of Northside Blodgett clock tower being discussed

    Friday, September 15 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:50:00 GMT
    CORNING (WENY) -- As progress continues at the site of the former Northside Blodgett school, the hope is to keep a piece of its history--more specifically the old school's clock tower. "I've been an administrator here for twenty years, and something I've observed is history is very important to this community," says Mike Ginalski, Superintendent of the Corning-Painted Post School District. "Tradition is very important to this community."       Arbor...
    CORNING (WENY) -- As progress continues at the site of the former Northside Blodgett school, the hope is to keep a piece of its history--more specifically the old school's clock tower. "I've been an administrator here for twenty years, and something I've observed is history is very important to this community," says Mike Ginalski, Superintendent of the Corning-Painted Post School District. "Tradition is very important to this community."       Arbor...
  • Food Bank of Southern Tier Works to Educate Community About Hunger

    Food Bank of Southern Tier Works to Educate Community About Hunger

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-09-15 16:52:01 GMT

    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) --  All month long, WENY is spotlighting the issue of hunger in our community, as September is Hunger Action Month. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is continually working to fight that battle and help the people who need it the most. The Food Bank says about 73,000 people in the Southern Tier struggle with hunger or food insecurity every day. 

    SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) --  All month long, WENY is spotlighting the issue of hunger in our community, as September is Hunger Action Month. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is continually working to fight that battle and help the people who need it the most. The Food Bank says about 73,000 people in the Southern Tier struggle with hunger or food insecurity every day. 

  • Elmira man allegedly found with drugs, stolen property

    Elmira man allegedly found with drugs, stolen property

    Friday, September 15 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-09-15 14:46:18 GMT

    An Elmira man is facing charges after allegedly being found with drugs and stolen property. 

    An Elmira man is facing charges after allegedly being found with drugs and stolen property. 

  • Cuomo signs executive order barring state agencies from asking about immigration status

    Cuomo signs executive order barring state agencies from asking about immigration status

    Friday, September 15 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-15 14:39:36 GMT

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order barring state agencies from inquiring about someone's immigration status. 

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order barring state agencies from inquiring about someone's immigration status. 

  • 20-unit housing facility designed for homeless & disabled individuals proposed in Elmira

    20-unit housing facility designed for homeless & disabled individuals proposed in Elmira

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:09:41 GMT

    Community leaders in Elmira held a public meeting for people to learn more information about a proposed facility in Elmira, designed for those who are homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, or disabled. 

    Community leaders in Elmira held a public meeting for people to learn more information about a proposed facility in Elmira, designed for those who are homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, or disabled. 

  • Flu Season: Why experts say you should get vaccinated now

    Flu Season: Why experts say you should get vaccinated now

    Thursday, September 14 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-09-14 21:49:54 GMT

    SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) -- It's never too early to get your flu shot. That's according to health experts who, although it may not feel like flu season, already have thousands of vaccines ready to go.       Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre is stocked with nearly $1 million dollars worth-- that's nearly 100,000 doses. "There is almost no reason not to get your flu vaccine," says Dr. Michael Gum, System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Health. "Everybody from the ...

    SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) -- It's never too early to get your flu shot. That's according to health experts who, although it may not feel like flu season, already have thousands of vaccines ready to go.       Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre is stocked with nearly $1 million dollars worth-- that's nearly 100,000 doses. "There is almost no reason not to get your flu vaccine," says Dr. Michael Gum, System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Health. "Everybody from the ...

  • Food Bank's "Fill the Bus" campaign running through September 23rd

    Food Bank's "Fill the Bus" campaign running through September 23rd

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:44:01 GMT

    The Food Bank's annual "Fill the Bus" campaign is officially up-and-running. It's designed to help fuel the organization's "Backpack Program" ensuring the neediest children have healthy food on the weekends, when school is not in session.

    The Food Bank's annual "Fill the Bus" campaign is officially up-and-running. It's designed to help fuel the organization's "Backpack Program" ensuring the neediest children have healthy food on the weekends, when school is not in session.

  • Hunger Action Day; Here's How You Can Help

    Hunger Action Day; Here's How You Can Help

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:18:42 GMT

    Across the US, an estimated one out of every six people face hunger. In the Southern Tier, that number is not much better. Here's how you can help.

    Across the US, an estimated one out of every six people face hunger. In the Southern Tier, that number is not much better. Here's how you can help.

  • Trinity of Chemung getting $1 million in federal funding

    Trinity of Chemung getting $1 million in federal funding

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-09-14 16:31:44 GMT

    New York state is getting $25.2 million in federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic.

    New York state is getting $25.2 million in federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic.

  • Big Phatdaddy's BBQ Set To Open Restaurant

    Big Phatdaddy's BBQ Set To Open Restaurant

    Thursday, September 14 2017 8:32 AM EDT2017-09-14 12:32:06 GMT

    A local food truck specializing in barbecue is upgrading to a bigger space.

    A local food truck specializing in barbecue is upgrading to a bigger space.

  • Public Meeting Regarding Proposed LaFrance Street Apartments

    Public Meeting Regarding Proposed LaFrance Street Apartments

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-09-14 11:52:14 GMT

    The Elmira Community is invited to a public meeting regarding proposed apartments on West LaFrance Street.

    The Elmira Community is invited to a public meeting regarding proposed apartments on West LaFrance Street.

  • Southern Tier India Cultural Association, Helping After the Hurricanes

    Southern Tier India Cultural Association, Helping After the Hurricanes

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:47 AM EDT2017-09-14 11:47:35 GMT

    A Southern Tier organization is doing its part to offer help to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

    A Southern Tier organization is doing its part to offer help to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

  • Historical sign donated to Clemens Center

    Historical sign donated to Clemens Center

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:00:23 GMT

    For about one-hundred years, a local historical artifact gathered dust in an Elmira building. Now, it's being donated so it can be enjoyed for years to come. The owner of "Rubin's News Stand", Jeff Rubin, donated the sign from the Grand Theater to the Clemens Center. 

    For about one-hundred years, a local historical artifact gathered dust in an Elmira building. Now, it's being donated so it can be enjoyed for years to come. The owner of "Rubin's News Stand", Jeff Rubin, donated the sign from the Grand Theater to the Clemens Center. 

  • 6th annual Taste of Chemung raises awareness and money

    6th annual Taste of Chemung raises awareness and money

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-09-14 02:29:04 GMT

    Cornell Cooperative Extension hosted their 6th  annual Taste of Chemung event in Elmira at the Hilltop Inn. Local restaurants collaborated with farms and businesses to create an array of farm fresh dishes. "It's important that our citizens understand what it takes to grow things and where their food comes from," said Executive Director at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Andy Fagan.

    Cornell Cooperative Extension hosted their 6th  annual Taste of Chemung event in Elmira at the Hilltop Inn. Local restaurants collaborated with farms and businesses to create an array of farm fresh dishes. "It's important that our citizens understand what it takes to grow things and where their food comes from," said Executive Director at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Andy Fagan.

  • Day of Caring 2017-2018 Goal

    Day of Caring 2017-2018 Goal

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:17:09 GMT

    Ithaca, NY (WENY) -- several boxes were filled to the brim at Stewarts Park in Ithaca this afternoon due to the kindness of strangers on United Way' Annual Day of Caring. All donated goods will be given to those in need all around Tompkins County. The fund raising does not stop here! This initiative will continue throughout the year to meet their goal to help transform the lives of Tompkins County. For the 2017-2018 year, United Way's goal is set at just over $1,933,000.  James...

    Ithaca, NY (WENY) -- several boxes were filled to the brim at Stewarts Park in Ithaca this afternoon due to the kindness of strangers on United Way' Annual Day of Caring. All donated goods will be given to those in need all around Tompkins County. The fund raising does not stop here! This initiative will continue throughout the year to meet their goal to help transform the lives of Tompkins County. For the 2017-2018 year, United Way's goal is set at just over $1,933,000.  James...

  • Candor man sentenced on sexual contact charges

    Candor man sentenced on sexual contact charges

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:02:09 GMT

    OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Candor man has been sentenced to five years in state prison for having sexual contact with a child younger than eleven. 33-year-old Matthew Williams was concited of first degree criminal sexual act in Tioga County court. He was found guilty of having sex with a young girl in June of 2013. Williams also received a three year prison sentence for having sexual contact with a child younger than eleven years old back in 2011. Both charges will run concurrently. ...

    OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Candor man has been sentenced to five years in state prison for having sexual contact with a child younger than eleven. 33-year-old Matthew Williams was concited of first degree criminal sexual act in Tioga County court. He was found guilty of having sex with a young girl in June of 2013. Williams also received a three year prison sentence for having sexual contact with a child younger than eleven years old back in 2011. Both charges will run concurrently. ...

  • Ithaca man pleads guilty to Ithaca Commons shooting

    Ithaca man pleads guilty to Ithaca Commons shooting

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:00:51 GMT
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Ithaca man has pleaded guilty to a shooting on the Ithaca Commons earlier this year.  Yakezz Cornett, 22, of Ithaca pleaded guilty in Tompkins County Court to First Degree Assault and Criminal Posession of a Weapon. Yakezz admitted to possessing a .380 semi-automatic handgun, which he used to shoot a man on April 9, 2017.  The assault charge carries five to twenty five years in state prison. Criminal Possession of a Weapon is punishable by three a...
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Ithaca man has pleaded guilty to a shooting on the Ithaca Commons earlier this year.  Yakezz Cornett, 22, of Ithaca pleaded guilty in Tompkins County Court to First Degree Assault and Criminal Posession of a Weapon. Yakezz admitted to possessing a .380 semi-automatic handgun, which he used to shoot a man on April 9, 2017.  The assault charge carries five to twenty five years in state prison. Criminal Possession of a Weapon is punishable by three a...
  • Three charged after stealing car in Westfield

    Three charged after stealing car in Westfield

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-09-13 18:14:26 GMT
    WESTFIELD, P.A. (WENY) -- Three people are now facing charges after allegedly stealing a car in Westfield.  According to Pennsylvania State Police, it happened Tuesday night.       24-year-old Cody Thornton, 31-year-old Kathryn Daly of Syracuse and 24-year-old Jacob Allen of Pine City were walking east on Route 49 when they came across an unlocked Chevrolet tracker with the keys inside.       According to police, the three then stole the vehicle and...
    WESTFIELD, P.A. (WENY) -- Three people are now facing charges after allegedly stealing a car in Westfield.  According to Pennsylvania State Police, it happened Tuesday night.       24-year-old Cody Thornton, 31-year-old Kathryn Daly of Syracuse and 24-year-old Jacob Allen of Pine City were walking east on Route 49 when they came across an unlocked Chevrolet tracker with the keys inside.       According to police, the three then stole the vehicle and...
  • Ithaca man facing drug charge after traffic stop

    Ithaca man facing drug charge after traffic stop

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:16:53 GMT

    An Ithaca man is facing a drug charge after a traffic stop early Sunday. 

    An Ithaca man is facing a drug charge after a traffic stop early Sunday. 

  • ALDI hosting hiring blitz

    ALDI hosting hiring blitz

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:42:58 GMT
    NEW YORK (WENY) - ALDI is hosting a one-day hiring blitz in New York on Monday. They're looking to fill 100 positions across Western, Central and Northern New York. The ALDI locations in Elmira, Horseheads, Painted Post, Ithaca, Hornell, and Sayre are all participating. The event runs from 9am to 7pm on Monday, September 18th. They're hiring store associates, shift managers, and manager trainees. Job seekers can apply in person at the hiring event.  
    NEW YORK (WENY) - ALDI is hosting a one-day hiring blitz in New York on Monday. They're looking to fill 100 positions across Western, Central and Northern New York. The ALDI locations in Elmira, Horseheads, Painted Post, Ithaca, Hornell, and Sayre are all participating. The event runs from 9am to 7pm on Monday, September 18th. They're hiring store associates, shift managers, and manager trainees. Job seekers can apply in person at the hiring event.  
  • Bon-Ton Officially Opens New Location In Arnot Mall

    Bon-Ton Officially Opens New Location In Arnot Mall

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-09-13 13:42:33 GMT

    Bon-Ton has officially opened it's new location in the Arnot Mall. 

    Bon-Ton has officially opened it's new location in the Arnot Mall. 

  • Tech-oriented New York Grad School Launched by Contest Opens

    Tech-oriented New York Grad School Launched by Contest Opens

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:42:44 GMT

    A new graduate school that backers hope will boost New York's status as a center of high-tech innovation is opening. 

    A new graduate school that backers hope will boost New York's status as a center of high-tech innovation is opening. 

  • Corning calendar sale raising money for regional safe house for victims of sex-trafficking

    Corning calendar sale raising money for regional safe house for victims of sex-trafficking

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-13 05:02:15 GMT

    A planned safe house for victims of sex trafficking is nearing completion. The local organization spear-heading the effort, "The Potter's Hands Foundation," is currently holding a calendar sale to help raise money for the project.  

    A planned safe house for victims of sex trafficking is nearing completion. The local organization spear-heading the effort, "The Potter's Hands Foundation," is currently holding a calendar sale to help raise money for the project.  

  • Southern Tier Primary Elections Results

    Southern Tier Primary Elections Results

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-09-13 04:50:43 GMT

    Results for contested primary races for counties in the Southern Tier. Polls are open from noon-9PM.

    Results for contested primary races for counties in the Southern Tier. Polls are open from noon-9PM.

  • 100-year-old volunteer honored at Clemens Center

    100-year-old volunteer honored at Clemens Center

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 02:58:40 GMT

    The Clemens Center honored the hard work and dedication of their employees. But for one employee, this night meant much more. "Hazel Thompson is a big warm hug," said Clemens Center Executive Director, Karen Cromer. "She is so full of life and energy. She celebrated her one-hundredth birthday and we're very excited to have her as part of our team." 

    The Clemens Center honored the hard work and dedication of their employees. But for one employee, this night meant much more. "Hazel Thompson is a big warm hug," said Clemens Center Executive Director, Karen Cromer. "She is so full of life and energy. She celebrated her one-hundredth birthday and we're very excited to have her as part of our team." 

  • Bath Police warn of court document scam

    Bath Police warn of court document scam

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-09-13 01:01:00 GMT

    The documents appear to be claims against real estate in the Bath area. Police say the documents appear to be issued by the New York City Civil Courts, and have names and signatures of actual attorneys.

    The documents appear to be claims against real estate in the Bath area. Police say the documents appear to be issued by the New York City Civil Courts, and have names and signatures of actual attorneys.

  • Politics in Two - "Two Party System"

    Politics in Two - "Two Party System"

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:51:29 GMT

    WENY Political Analysts Jim Twombly joins us in the studio to talk about why we have a two party system.

    WENY Political Analysts Jim Twombly joins us in the studio to talk about why we have a two party system.

  • Red Cross recruits local volunteers for disaster training

    Red Cross recruits local volunteers for disaster training

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:58:14 GMT

    CORNING (WENY) --   The American Red Cross has already launched a massive effort to help in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. Now they're continuing to recruit here in the Finger Lakes.       Tuesday afternoon was the second of four introductory training sessions -- each designed to prepare volunteers and ready them for proper training. "Part of ensuring that level of training is making sure they're participating in everything from that initial course, all th...

    CORNING (WENY) --   The American Red Cross has already launched a massive effort to help in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. Now they're continuing to recruit here in the Finger Lakes.       Tuesday afternoon was the second of four introductory training sessions -- each designed to prepare volunteers and ready them for proper training. "Part of ensuring that level of training is making sure they're participating in everything from that initial course, all th...

  • United Airlines bringing jet service to Ithaca airport

    United Airlines bringing jet service to Ithaca airport

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:50 PM EDT2017-09-12 16:50:34 GMT

    United Airlines is bringing jet service to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. 

    United Airlines is bringing jet service to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. 

  • Twin Tiers Comic-Con Returns to Elmira This Weekend

    Twin Tiers Comic-Con Returns to Elmira This Weekend

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-09-12 14:12:16 GMT

    The 4th annual Twin Tiers Comic-Con is set to take place this weekend at The First Arena.

    The 4th annual Twin Tiers Comic-Con is set to take place this weekend at The First Arena.

  • Congressman Reed To Host Series of Town Halls Saturday

    Congressman Reed To Host Series of Town Halls Saturday

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-09-12 12:57:33 GMT

    Congressman Tom Reed will make his way across the outskirts of the 23rd congressional district to listen to his constituents.

    Congressman Tom Reed will make his way across the outskirts of the 23rd congressional district to listen to his constituents.

  • Papa Johns Pizza in Elmira Heights Now Closed

    Papa Johns Pizza in Elmira Heights Now Closed

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-09-12 12:35:13 GMT

    Papa Johns Pizza on Prescott Avenue in Elmira Heights has closed it's doors for good.

    Papa Johns Pizza on Prescott Avenue in Elmira Heights has closed it's doors for good.

  • Hackers target Schuyler Co. 911 center, system temporarily disrupted

    Hackers target Schuyler Co. 911 center, system temporarily disrupted

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:03:53 GMT

    Roughly two weeks ago, officials say the entire Schuyler County communications network was hit by a malware attack. Now the matter is under investigation on a state and federal level. 

    Roughly two weeks ago, officials say the entire Schuyler County communications network was hit by a malware attack. Now the matter is under investigation on a state and federal level. 

  • Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in Binghamton

    Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in Binghamton

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:07:08 GMT
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    An unknown suspect painted the word "murderer", and also covered the bust of Columbus with red paint. Workers tried removing the paint over the weekend at the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton.

    An unknown suspect painted the word "murderer", and also covered the bust of Columbus with red paint. Workers tried removing the paint over the weekend at the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton.

  • U.S. Vintage Grand Prix returns to WGI

    U.S. Vintage Grand Prix returns to WGI

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:46:05 GMT

    Watkins Glen International went back in time this weekend for the SVRA's Vintage Grand Pix. More than 400 vintage and historic cars hit the track competing in eleven vintage race groups. Among the race groups showcased several popular marques, like Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar and Shelby.  

    Watkins Glen International went back in time this weekend for the SVRA's Vintage Grand Pix. More than 400 vintage and historic cars hit the track competing in eleven vintage race groups. Among the race groups showcased several popular marques, like Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar and Shelby.  

  • Elmira College Commemorates 9/11 through "Random Acts of Kindness"

    Elmira College Commemorates 9/11 through "Random Acts of Kindness"

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:34:18 GMT

    Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Today marks 16 years since one of our nations greatest tragedies, we came to one local college to see how they are doing their part to remember those who lost their lives. Each September 11th Elmira College holds its "Random Acts of Kindness" event to try to brighten the hearts of the city. 

    Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Today marks 16 years since one of our nations greatest tragedies, we came to one local college to see how they are doing their part to remember those who lost their lives. Each September 11th Elmira College holds its "Random Acts of Kindness" event to try to brighten the hearts of the city. 

  • Local man collects donations to help hurricane victims in Florida

    Local man collects donations to help hurricane victims in Florida

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:09:50 GMT

    With Hurricane Irma moving through Florida, many people and organizations are doing what they can to help the victims. One local man is doing his part to help residents give back to the sunshine state. 

    With Hurricane Irma moving through Florida, many people and organizations are doing what they can to help the victims. One local man is doing his part to help residents give back to the sunshine state. 

  • Recovering from Irma: local shares scene from Florida

    Recovering from Irma: local shares scene from Florida

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:09:00 GMT
    HORSEHEADS (WENY) -- Hurricane Irma brought torrential rain and record-setting winds. And come Monday morning, damage that has left parts of the Sunshine State unrecognizable.        Former WENY anchor Ross DiMattei works in Fort Myers, Florida - he's worked right through the storm. "It almost looks like a third world country," says DiMattei. "There are still trees down everywhere, there are power lines down, nobody for the most part has power right...
    HORSEHEADS (WENY) -- Hurricane Irma brought torrential rain and record-setting winds. And come Monday morning, damage that has left parts of the Sunshine State unrecognizable.        Former WENY anchor Ross DiMattei works in Fort Myers, Florida - he's worked right through the storm. "It almost looks like a third world country," says DiMattei. "There are still trees down everywhere, there are power lines down, nobody for the most part has power right...
  • Members of the military honored with annual appreciation event

    Members of the military honored with annual appreciation event

    Sunday, September 10 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-10 20:42:13 GMT

    Local members of the military were honored on Sunday in Elmira. The annual "Military and Veterans Appreciation event" was held from noon to 4PM in Eldridge Park.  

    Local members of the military were honored on Sunday in Elmira. The annual "Military and Veterans Appreciation event" was held from noon to 4PM in Eldridge Park.  

  • Schumer Vows Push for Bill to Improve Disaster Phone Access

    Schumer Vows Push for Bill to Improve Disaster Phone Access

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:20 AM EDT2017-09-10 12:20:21 GMT

    Sen. Charles Schumer says he will push for passage of a bill to require that cellphones work on other carriers' networks during an emergency. 

    Sen. Charles Schumer says he will push for passage of a bill to require that cellphones work on other carriers' networks during an emergency. 

  • Disability Dream & Do gives disabled kids a chance to play baseball

    Disability Dream & Do gives disabled kids a chance to play baseball

    Saturday, September 9 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-09-10 01:21:18 GMT

    The Dave Clark Foundation held their seventh annual Disability Dream and Do baseball game at Tuller Field on Saturday. From 9AM until noon, kids and young adults with disabilities could step up to the plate and play some ball.     

    The Dave Clark Foundation held their seventh annual Disability Dream and Do baseball game at Tuller Field on Saturday. From 9AM until noon, kids and young adults with disabilities could step up to the plate and play some ball.     

  • Museum holds annual Community Soaring Day

    Museum holds annual Community Soaring Day

    Saturday, September 9 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-09-10 01:16:54 GMT

    The National Soaring Museum held their twenty-fifth annual Community Soaring Day. From 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, residents could visit the museum and learn all about airplanes. 

    The National Soaring Museum held their twenty-fifth annual Community Soaring Day. From 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, residents could visit the museum and learn all about airplanes. 

  • This Week In Wine Country- Fox Run Vineyards

    This Week In Wine Country- Fox Run Vineyards

    Saturday, September 9 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-09-09 12:22:23 GMT

    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 Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake.

    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 Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake.

  • Vintage cars return to Watkins Glen International

    Vintage cars return to Watkins Glen International

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:08:10 GMT

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's no secret racing and Watkins Glen share a deep history. And this weekend that history is shutting down the streets.        Since 1993, the Vintage Grand Prix has showcased the cars that over the years, would have raced the old track. "Today is more of a tribute and reenactment," says Marianne Marts, Management Leader for the Grand Prix Festival. "We've been racing in Watkins Glen since 1948 and on the streets from 1...

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's no secret racing and Watkins Glen share a deep history. And this weekend that history is shutting down the streets.        Since 1993, the Vintage Grand Prix has showcased the cars that over the years, would have raced the old track. "Today is more of a tribute and reenactment," says Marianne Marts, Management Leader for the Grand Prix Festival. "We've been racing in Watkins Glen since 1948 and on the streets from 1...

  • Candor man to spend 20 years in prison for attempted murder

    Candor man to spend 20 years in prison for attempted murder

    Friday, September 8 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-09-08 17:21:59 GMT

    OWEGO, NY (WENY) - A Candor man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleaded guilty to strangling and running over a man in May of 2016. In January, Jordan Stevens pleaded guilty to attempted murder, assault, strangulation, grand larceny, two counts of tampering with evidence and petit larceny. He was sentenced to 20 years on the attempted murder charge. He received concurrent sentences on the other 6 counts. Stevens attacked Justin Wilcox in a parking lot while he was giv...

    OWEGO, NY (WENY) - A Candor man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleaded guilty to strangling and running over a man in May of 2016. In January, Jordan Stevens pleaded guilty to attempted murder, assault, strangulation, grand larceny, two counts of tampering with evidence and petit larceny. He was sentenced to 20 years on the attempted murder charge. He received concurrent sentences on the other 6 counts. Stevens attacked Justin Wilcox in a parking lot while he was giv...

  • Tompkins County man facing weapons charges

    Tompkins County man facing weapons charges

    Friday, September 8 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-09-08 17:08:53 GMT
    ITHACA, NY (WENY) - A Tompkins County man is facing multiple weapons charges. Early Friday morning, Ithaca Police stopped a man they believed had an active warrant out for his arrest. An officer confirmed the man was Michael Mahool and took him into custody. While speaking to Mahool, officers say they smelled marijuana coming from Mahool's car. Ithaca police say they found a loaded .22 caliber handgun, a spare magazine for the .22 caliber handgun, a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic...
    ITHACA, NY (WENY) - A Tompkins County man is facing multiple weapons charges. Early Friday morning, Ithaca Police stopped a man they believed had an active warrant out for his arrest. An officer confirmed the man was Michael Mahool and took him into custody. While speaking to Mahool, officers say they smelled marijuana coming from Mahool's car. Ithaca police say they found a loaded .22 caliber handgun, a spare magazine for the .22 caliber handgun, a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic...
  • Zecary Banks sentenced to 89 years in prison

    Zecary Banks sentenced to 89 years in prison

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-09-08 13:58:47 GMT
    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Zecary Banks will spend 89 years behind bars for shooting 5 people at Patrick's Pub in Elmira in 2016. In July, a jury found Banks guilty on 8 counts: 2nd degree Attempted Murder, 3 counts of 1st degree Assault, 2 counts of 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and 2 counts 2nd degree Assault. Banks was sentenced to the maximum on all charges Friday morning. He was sentenced to 25 years on the attempted murder charge. That sentence will run concurrently wit...
    ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Zecary Banks will spend 89 years behind bars for shooting 5 people at Patrick's Pub in Elmira in 2016. In July, a jury found Banks guilty on 8 counts: 2nd degree Attempted Murder, 3 counts of 1st degree Assault, 2 counts of 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and 2 counts 2nd degree Assault. Banks was sentenced to the maximum on all charges Friday morning. He was sentenced to 25 years on the attempted murder charge. That sentence will run concurrently wit...
  • Turtle Leaf Cafe To Host Alive After Five Friday Night

    Turtle Leaf Cafe To Host Alive After Five Friday Night

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-09-08 11:42:11 GMT

    Another chance to attend Elmira's "largest happy hour" tonight as Elmira's downtown concert series continues with another Alive After 5.

    Another chance to attend Elmira's "largest happy hour" tonight as Elmira's downtown concert series continues with another Alive After 5.

  • Elmira man arrested for allegedly possessing and selling crack

    Elmira man arrested for allegedly possessing and selling crack

    Thursday, September 7 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-09-08 02:03:56 GMT

    42-year-old Shane Ogunseitan was arrested Thursday. His arrest was the result of a warrant for two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

    42-year-old Shane Ogunseitan was arrested Thursday. His arrest was the result of a warrant for two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

  • Former WENY anchor talks Irma preparation from Florida

    Former WENY anchor talks Irma preparation from Florida

    Thursday, September 7 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-09-08 00:21:05 GMT

    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) --  Florida residents are are already feeling the impact as Hurricane Irma moves up the east coast. And while thousands are evacuating, others are still there -- bracing themselves for the storm.       One of those people is former WENY anchor Ross DiMattei. As a reporter in Fort Meyers, he's witnessed it all unfold. "It's been insane. It's been like nothing I've ever seen over the past couple of days," says DiMattei. "Walmar...

    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) --  Florida residents are are already feeling the impact as Hurricane Irma moves up the east coast. And while thousands are evacuating, others are still there -- bracing themselves for the storm.       One of those people is former WENY anchor Ross DiMattei. As a reporter in Fort Meyers, he's witnessed it all unfold. "It's been insane. It's been like nothing I've ever seen over the past couple of days," says DiMattei. "Walmar...

  • Three plead guilty in connection to Southern Tier drug ring

    Three plead guilty in connection to Southern Tier drug ring

    Thursday, September 7 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-07 22:11:15 GMT

    Three people have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to a Southern Tier drug ring. 

    Three people have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to a Southern Tier drug ring. 

  • Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport gets federal grant for upgrades

    Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport gets federal grant for upgrades

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-09-07 18:39:51 GMT
    ITHACA, NY (WENY) - The Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport is receiving nearly $900,000 for improvement projects. Congressman Tom Reed announced the $870,763 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for improvements to the airport terminal building. A previous grant for the airport was announced last month.  “Ensuring that our airports have the resources necessary to operate in an efficient and safe manner is important to those who rely on th...
    ITHACA, NY (WENY) - The Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport is receiving nearly $900,000 for improvement projects. Congressman Tom Reed announced the $870,763 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for improvements to the airport terminal building. A previous grant for the airport was announced last month.  “Ensuring that our airports have the resources necessary to operate in an efficient and safe manner is important to those who rely on th...
  • Elmira College To Honor 9/11 Victims Monday

    Elmira College To Honor 9/11 Victims Monday

    Thursday, September 7 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-09-07 14:22:44 GMT

    On Monday, September 11th, Elmira College will be remembering the lives lost in the terrorist attacks in 2001.

    On Monday, September 11th, Elmira College will be remembering the lives lost in the terrorist attacks in 2001.

  • Twin Tiers natives now living in Florida talk about preparing for Hurricane Irma

    Twin Tiers natives now living in Florida talk about preparing for Hurricane Irma

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-09-07 04:14:41 GMT

    Two Twin Tiers natives, who are now living in Florida, talk with WENY News about how they are preparing for Hurricane Irma as the storm makes it's way towards the state. 

    Two Twin Tiers natives, who are now living in Florida, talk with WENY News about how they are preparing for Hurricane Irma as the storm makes it's way towards the state. 

  • Planned comfort care home in Corning hosting 5K fundraiser

    Planned comfort care home in Corning hosting 5K fundraiser

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-09-07 04:05:56 GMT

    A planned hospice home in Corning, called Bampa's House, is holding it's first major fundraiser on Saturday!  The 5K run and family walk kicks off at 9 a.m. at Craig Park in Painted Post. 

    A planned hospice home in Corning, called Bampa's House, is holding it's first major fundraiser on Saturday!  The 5K run and family walk kicks off at 9 a.m. at Craig Park in Painted Post. 

  • Village of Van Etten approves consultation firm for dissolution study

    Village of Van Etten approves consultation firm for dissolution study

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-09-07 02:25:17 GMT

    The Village of Van Etten held a special meeting tonight after a petition was submitted to the board calling for a dissolution last month. The topic of discussion was whether to hire a firm to do a dissolution study. 

    The Village of Van Etten held a special meeting tonight after a petition was submitted to the board calling for a dissolution last month. The topic of discussion was whether to hire a firm to do a dissolution study. 

  • Hurricane Season 2017-What Makes This Year So Intense?

    Hurricane Season 2017-What Makes This Year So Intense?

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-06 22:22:59 GMT

    (WENY) -- Having a devastating hurricane season, well it all comes down to a few components, one of those being luck. We have seen powerful hurricanes over several decades, but to some this year seems to take the cake. 

    (WENY) -- Having a devastating hurricane season, well it all comes down to a few components, one of those being luck. We have seen powerful hurricanes over several decades, but to some this year seems to take the cake. 

  • Elmira businesses, residents weigh in on parking ticket increase

    Elmira businesses, residents weigh in on parking ticket increase

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:59:28 GMT

    Previously, if your meter expired, you would have been charged a ten dollar fine. Now, a parking fine will cost fifteen dollars, which is a concern to some customers and businesses in Elmira.

    Previously, if your meter expired, you would have been charged a ten dollar fine. Now, a parking fine will cost fifteen dollars, which is a concern to some customers and businesses in Elmira.

  • Elmira man accused of stealing $1,800 worth of lottery tickets

    Elmira man accused of stealing $1,800 worth of lottery tickets

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-09-06 18:51:54 GMT

    He was released on his own recognizance and will reappear in court at a later date.

    He was released on his own recognizance and will reappear in court at a later date.

  • NYS appeals court upholds conviction in 2013 Tioga stabbing

    NYS appeals court upholds conviction in 2013 Tioga stabbing

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:37:34 GMT

    In 2014, Douglas Every was convicted of stabbing and killing Milton Jump in 2013 at their Town of Tioga home.

    In 2014, Douglas Every was convicted of stabbing and killing Milton Jump in 2013 at their Town of Tioga home.

  • No one injured in accident involving school bus in Corning

    No one injured in accident involving school bus in Corning

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:24:21 GMT

    No injuries were reported in an accident involving a school bus in Corning Tuesday. 

    No injuries were reported in an accident involving a school bus in Corning Tuesday. 

  • Police identify victim in fatal crash in Tioga County, PA

    Police identify victim in fatal crash in Tioga County, PA

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-09-06 16:23:21 GMT

    Police have identified the Tioga County, Pennsylvania woman killed in an accident on State Route 6 Tuesday night.

    Police have identified the Tioga County, Pennsylvania woman killed in an accident on State Route 6 Tuesday night.

  • 25th Annual Community Soaring Day Happening Saturday

    25th Annual Community Soaring Day Happening Saturday

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-09-06 14:30:50 GMT

    The community is invited to the 25th annual Community Soaring Day this weekend at the National Soaring Museum. 

    The community is invited to the 25th annual Community Soaring Day this weekend at the National Soaring Museum. 

  • Tioga Downs, Red Cross raise nearly $6,000 for Harvey victims

    Tioga Downs, Red Cross raise nearly $6,000 for Harvey victims

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-09-06 14:17:16 GMT
    NICHOLS, NY (WENY) - Tioga Downs, in partnership with the American Red Cross, raised nearly $6,000 to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Tioga Downs hosted a concert featuring Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian Sunday night. Ahead of the concert, Tioga Downs invited the American Red Cross to set up a table in the rotunda, collecting donations for victims of the storm. The organization collected $2,950 from Tioga Downs' patrons. Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs, matched that n...
    NICHOLS, NY (WENY) - Tioga Downs, in partnership with the American Red Cross, raised nearly $6,000 to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Tioga Downs hosted a concert featuring Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian Sunday night. Ahead of the concert, Tioga Downs invited the American Red Cross to set up a table in the rotunda, collecting donations for victims of the storm. The organization collected $2,950 from Tioga Downs' patrons. Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs, matched that n...
  • Tompkins County Legislature 2018 Recommended Budget

    Tompkins County Legislature 2018 Recommended Budget

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-09-06 14:06:04 GMT

    The Tompkins County Legislature has released it's 2018 recommended budget.

    The Tompkins County Legislature has released it's 2018 recommended budget.

  • Elmira City Council Increases Parking Ticket Fines

    Elmira City Council Increases Parking Ticket Fines

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-09-06 13:02:47 GMT

    The Elmira City Council has approved an increase in fines for parking tickets.

    The Elmira City Council has approved an increase in fines for parking tickets.

  • Early Bear Season Begins in Part of New York This Week

    Early Bear Season Begins in Part of New York This Week

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 7:09 AM EDT2017-09-06 11:09:18 GMT

    Early bear season begins in parts of New York later this week. 

    Early bear season begins in parts of New York later this week. 

  • Ithaca leaders hold community discussion about Charlottesville violence

    Ithaca leaders hold community discussion about Charlottesville violence

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-09-06 04:10:20 GMT

    As young adults head into the 2017-2018 school year, the Ithaca community felt compelled to ensure each student and community member has the necessary space to discuss last month's deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

    As young adults head into the 2017-2018 school year, the Ithaca community felt compelled to ensure each student and community member has the necessary space to discuss last month's deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

  • N.Y. looks to ban hunters from using deer urine

    N.Y. looks to ban hunters from using deer urine

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:22:58 GMT

    For years, hunters have been using deer urine to attract trophy bucks. But with New York State is looking to ban the popular lure, that method could change.     

    For years, hunters have been using deer urine to attract trophy bucks. But with New York State is looking to ban the popular lure, that method could change.     

  • Proper Protocol in Response to Nurse Arrest in Utah

    Proper Protocol in Response to Nurse Arrest in Utah

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:17:20 GMT

    SAYRE, PA (WENY) -- With the lines being blurred between right and wrong in the state of Utah, local doctors are standing by nurse Alex Wubbels' decision. When it comes down to administering any procedure, there needs to be some form of consent- verbal or written- or in the event that the victim committed a crime, they would need to be under arrest.  

    SAYRE, PA (WENY) -- With the lines being blurred between right and wrong in the state of Utah, local doctors are standing by nurse Alex Wubbels' decision. When it comes down to administering any procedure, there needs to be some form of consent- verbal or written- or in the event that the victim committed a crime, they would need to be under arrest.  

  • Politics in Two - Forms of Government

    Politics in Two - Forms of Government

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:13:26 GMT

    In this week’s “Politics in Two”, we’re talking about forms of government. 

    In this week’s “Politics in Two”, we’re talking about forms of government. 

  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier gears up for Hunger Action Month

    Food Bank of the Southern Tier gears up for Hunger Action Month

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:04:05 GMT

    ELMIRA (WENY) -- Across the US, an estimated one out of every six people face hunger. In the Southern Tier, that number is not much better -- about 15% of the area's population struggles with being hungry.       And while the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is hard at work, sometimes they need a little help.  That's why throughout September, food banks everywhere call on the community to take part in Hunger Action Month. "Our food bank, along with two-hundred...

    ELMIRA (WENY) -- Across the US, an estimated one out of every six people face hunger. In the Southern Tier, that number is not much better -- about 15% of the area's population struggles with being hungry.       And while the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is hard at work, sometimes they need a little help.  That's why throughout September, food banks everywhere call on the community to take part in Hunger Action Month. "Our food bank, along with two-hundred...

  • Two men charged in fatal stabbing at Gush's in June

    Two men charged in fatal stabbing at Gush's in June

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-09-05 19:49:18 GMT

    Two men have been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing at Gush's Bar in June. 

    Two men have been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing at Gush's Bar in June. 

  • Ithaca Police looking for missing woman

    Ithaca Police looking for missing woman

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-09-05 17:58:36 GMT

    Ithaca Police are asking for your help to find a missing person.

    Ithaca Police are asking for your help to find a missing person.

  • Dakota Miller to spend 25 years to life behind bars

    Dakota Miller to spend 25 years to life behind bars

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-09-05 15:16:09 GMT

    The Steuben County man convicted of killing his girlfriend's baby back in 2015 will spend 25 years to life behind bars.

    The Steuben County man convicted of killing his girlfriend's baby back in 2015 will spend 25 years to life behind bars.

  • Road Work Happening in the Twin Tiers

    Road Work Happening in the Twin Tiers

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-09-05 11:46:58 GMT

    Two areas in the Twin Tiers are under construction. 

    Two areas in the Twin Tiers are under construction. 

  • Village of Van Etten considering dissolution after petition, special meeting set

    Village of Van Etten considering dissolution after petition, special meeting set

    Monday, September 4 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-09-05 03:59:25 GMT

    Community members in the Village of Van Etten will be facing a critical decision.  According to documents published on the Village's website, a petition was submitted to the board on August 2nd calling for a dissolution. 

    Community members in the Village of Van Etten will be facing a critical decision.  According to documents published on the Village's website, a petition was submitted to the board on August 2nd calling for a dissolution. 

  • Red Cross hosting training for disaster service volunteer

    Red Cross hosting training for disaster service volunteer

    Monday, September 4 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-09-05 02:47:24 GMT
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) --      The American Red-Cross is recruiting new disaster service volunteers -- and they're offering new training sessions to get volunteers up to speed.  The Finger Lakes Chapter will be hosting several disaster cycle services classes over the month of September. The next class will be held 9/4 from 9 AM to 12 PM. But if you didn't register in time, there's several other dates and times. - 9/12 (Tuesday) 1 PM - 4 PM...
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) --      The American Red-Cross is recruiting new disaster service volunteers -- and they're offering new training sessions to get volunteers up to speed.  The Finger Lakes Chapter will be hosting several disaster cycle services classes over the month of September. The next class will be held 9/4 from 9 AM to 12 PM. But if you didn't register in time, there's several other dates and times. - 9/12 (Tuesday) 1 PM - 4 PM...
  • Twin Tiers native set up shelter during Hurricane Harvey

    Twin Tiers native set up shelter during Hurricane Harvey

    Monday, September 4 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-09-04 22:33:17 GMT

    When Hurricane Harvey struck, Texas residents in Hardin County thought they were going to be safe. But as flooding quickly rose, they were left stranded with no help from the Red Cross or Federal Government. That's when a Twins Tiers native stepped up help victims weather the storm. 

    When Hurricane Harvey struck, Texas residents in Hardin County thought they were going to be safe. But as flooding quickly rose, they were left stranded with no help from the Red Cross or Federal Government. That's when a Twins Tiers native stepped up help victims weather the storm. 

  • Southern Tier girl runs lemonade stand for Harvey victims

    Southern Tier girl runs lemonade stand for Harvey victims

    Monday, September 4 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-09-04 22:13:03 GMT

    One Southern Tier girl is doing her part to help Harvey victims. 

    One Southern Tier girl is doing her part to help Harvey victims. 

  • Artists Needed! Community Arts of Elmira Continues Search for Mural Idea

    Artists Needed! Community Arts of Elmira Continues Search for Mural Idea

    Monday, September 4 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-09-04 21:44:41 GMT

    Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Community Arts of Elmira in collaboration with Jim Capriotti of Capriotti Properties and Elmira's second district councilman  Brent Stermer are helping to revitalize the city through art. They will be creating a mural on a vacant wall located at 120 North Main Street, in the hopes of bringing light to the community.  

    Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Community Arts of Elmira in collaboration with Jim Capriotti of Capriotti Properties and Elmira's second district councilman  Brent Stermer are helping to revitalize the city through art. They will be creating a mural on a vacant wall located at 120 North Main Street, in the hopes of bringing light to the community.  

  • Police: Missing Student's Body Found; Suspect to be Charged

    Police: Missing Student's Body Found; Suspect to be Charged

    Monday, September 4 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-04 21:02:11 GMT

    Philadelphia police say the body of a missing Temple University student has been found and a man will be charged in her death.      

    Philadelphia police say the body of a missing Temple University student has been found and a man will be charged in her death.      

  • Rain doesn't keep IndyCar fans away from WGI

    Rain doesn't keep IndyCar fans away from WGI

    Sunday, September 3 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-09-03 22:39:39 GMT

    Race fans flocked to Watkins Glen International for Labor Day weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series made its way back to the area. But while the weather wasn't favorable to fans on Sunday, it didn't keep them heading to the track to cheer on their favorite driver. 

    Race fans flocked to Watkins Glen International for Labor Day weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series made its way back to the area. But while the weather wasn't favorable to fans on Sunday, it didn't keep them heading to the track to cheer on their favorite driver. 

  • Finger Lakes Red Cross hosts annual "Ride for the Red" motorcycle run

    Finger Lakes Red Cross hosts annual "Ride for the Red" motorcycle run

    Saturday, September 2 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-09-02 23:14:14 GMT

    The Red Cross held their ninth annual "Ride for Red" motorcycle run for Labor Day weekend. The ride brought bikers through Caton, Painted Post and to the VA hospital in Bath before heading back to the American Legion.

    The Red Cross held their ninth annual "Ride for Red" motorcycle run for Labor Day weekend. The ride brought bikers through Caton, Painted Post and to the VA hospital in Bath before heading back to the American Legion.

  • Organization aims to teach local families about farm life

    Organization aims to teach local families about farm life

    Saturday, September 2 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-09-02 22:59:52 GMT

    Chemung County AG Promotion held a free family event to show residents what it's like to be on a farm. From 11AM-3PM, families could visit with farm animals, shop at the local producers' market and even engage in educational activities. 

    Chemung County AG Promotion held a free family event to show residents what it's like to be on a farm. From 11AM-3PM, families could visit with farm animals, shop at the local producers' market and even engage in educational activities. 

  • This Week In Wine Country- Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

    This Week In Wine Country- Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

    Saturday, September 2 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-09-02 12:19:59 GMT

    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 Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Geneva.

    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 Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in Geneva.

  • Set the Night to Music Fireworks Show Returns Saturday

    Set the Night to Music Fireworks Show Returns Saturday

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-09-01 23:46:28 GMT

    A community fireworks show that was unexpectedly cancelled earlier this summer will happen Saturday evening, at the airport.

    A community fireworks show that was unexpectedly cancelled earlier this summer will happen Saturday evening, at the airport.

  • CPD Awaits Toxicology Report in Corning Death Investigation

    CPD Awaits Toxicology Report in Corning Death Investigation

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-09-01 23:16:37 GMT

     Police say the toxicology report has to be finalized by the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.

     Police say the toxicology report has to be finalized by the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.

  • DuPont, Dow Chemical Merger Complete

    DuPont, Dow Chemical Merger Complete

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-09-01 23:08:27 GMT

    A merger between two major agriculture and science companies is now complete, and could implications on the Twin Tiers. 

    A merger between two major agriculture and science companies is now complete, and could implications on the Twin Tiers. 

  • New transit line provides medical route for Schuyler County

    New transit line provides medical route for Schuyler County

    Friday, September 1 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-01 22:21:10 GMT

    The new route allows residents to travel from Schuyler Hospital to Cayuga Medical Center, stopping at a handful of places along the way. "What we do is receive calls, and all people need to know is that they need a ride," says Amber Simmons, Mobility Manager of Schuyler County. "We help them decide what services are available and what we can link them to. But we also track unmet needs."  And on the top of that list was service to Tompkins County. 

    The new route allows residents to travel from Schuyler Hospital to Cayuga Medical Center, stopping at a handful of places along the way. "What we do is receive calls, and all people need to know is that they need a ride," says Amber Simmons, Mobility Manager of Schuyler County. "We help them decide what services are available and what we can link them to. But we also track unmet needs."  And on the top of that list was service to Tompkins County. 

  • PA, Drilling Company Agree to Settlement Over Water Contamination

    PA, Drilling Company Agree to Settlement Over Water Contamination

    Friday, September 1 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-09-01 16:34:28 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania environmental regulators and the state's most active gas driller have reached a settlement on claims the Texas-based company failed to repair a natural gas well that contaminated groundwater and a stream.      

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania environmental regulators and the state's most active gas driller have reached a settlement on claims the Texas-based company failed to repair a natural gas well that contaminated groundwater and a stream.      

  • Elmira College Students Organize Donation Drive For Hurricane Harvey Relief

    Elmira College Students Organize Donation Drive For Hurricane Harvey Relief

    Friday, September 1 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-09-01 15:24:28 GMT

    Students at Elmira College are looking to join in the national effort to contribute donations toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

    Students at Elmira College are looking to join in the national effort to contribute donations toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

  • Class of 2021 Moves Into Elmira College

    Class of 2021 Moves Into Elmira College

    Friday, September 1 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-09-01 15:13:05 GMT

    Freshmen students from twenty different states and nine countries are now calling Elmira, New York home.

    Freshmen students from twenty different states and nine countries are now calling Elmira, New York home.

  • Bath Man Arrested Amid Death Investigation

    Bath Man Arrested Amid Death Investigation

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-09-01 11:34:21 GMT

    A Bath man is behind bars after being arrested in connection to an ongoing death investigation.

    A Bath man is behind bars after being arrested in connection to an ongoing death investigation.

  • Corning house fire causes significant damage, investigation underway

    Corning house fire causes significant damage, investigation underway

    Thursday, August 31 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-09-01 03:41:06 GMT

    The family is being assisted by the Red Cross the family members. The fire is currently under investigation.

    The family is being assisted by the Red Cross the family members. The fire is currently under investigation.

  • School Bus Safety: What Drivers Need to Know Before They Hit the Road

    School Bus Safety: What Drivers Need to Know Before They Hit the Road

    Thursday, August 31 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-08-31 22:43:25 GMT

    Across the tiers, thousands of students are packing their bags and getting ready for the start of a new school year. 

    Across the tiers, thousands of students are packing their bags and getting ready for the start of a new school year. 

  • Chemung County welcomes first ADA accessible playground

    Chemung County welcomes first ADA accessible playground

    Thursday, August 31 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-08-31 20:54:28 GMT

    ELMIRA (WENY) --  The Harris Hill playground has been completely redone -- and it's now able to accommodate everyone.  On Thursday, Chemung County welcomed its first 100% ADA accessible playground. A solution to a problem we may not see everyday, but one that certainly exists nonetheless. The former playground, which dated back to 1970, was in need of a complete facelift. It also was inaccessible for anyone with disabilities.  "What's really great about it is th...

    ELMIRA (WENY) --  The Harris Hill playground has been completely redone -- and it's now able to accommodate everyone.  On Thursday, Chemung County welcomed its first 100% ADA accessible playground. A solution to a problem we may not see everyday, but one that certainly exists nonetheless. The former playground, which dated back to 1970, was in need of a complete facelift. It also was inaccessible for anyone with disabilities.  "What's really great about it is th...

  • Chemung County looks to increase internet access to residents

    Chemung County looks to increase internet access to residents

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-08-29 03:34:36 GMT

    Residents in Chemung County have been experiencing slow internet speeds and, in some cases, no access to internet at all. So Chemung County is working on increasing internet access for residents and will need your help to gather the data. 

    Residents in Chemung County have been experiencing slow internet speeds and, in some cases, no access to internet at all. So Chemung County is working on increasing internet access for residents and will need your help to gather the data. 

  • 10th annual iMatter Festival brings people together to raise awareness

    10th annual iMatter Festival brings people together to raise awareness

    Sunday, August 13 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-08-14 00:06:06 GMT

    The 10th annual iMatter Festival was at the Chemung County Fairgrounds on Sunday as people came together to raise awareness. "It's really amazing when they're talking about suicide prevention and where they try to help prevent not killing yourself and everything," said fan, Jasmine Cuneiff.

    The 10th annual iMatter Festival was at the Chemung County Fairgrounds on Sunday as people came together to raise awareness. "It's really amazing when they're talking about suicide prevention and where they try to help prevent not killing yourself and everything," said fan, Jasmine Cuneiff.

  • Former Seneca Army Depot to open to tourists

    Former Seneca Army Depot to open to tourists

    Monday, July 3 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-07-03 22:30:17 GMT

    After the the former Seneca Army Depot was bought by Seneca Iron Works owner, Earl Martin, he teamed up with Seneca White Deer Incorporated and Deer Haven Park, LLC. to preserve wildlife. This partnership will be the first step in creating a permanent eco-tourism attraction at the depot.

    After the the former Seneca Army Depot was bought by Seneca Iron Works owner, Earl Martin, he teamed up with Seneca White Deer Incorporated and Deer Haven Park, LLC. to preserve wildlife. This partnership will be the first step in creating a permanent eco-tourism attraction at the depot.

  • Lane Closure over Walnut Street Bridge in Elmira

    Lane Closure over Walnut Street Bridge in Elmira

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:30:25 GMT

    One lane of traffic will be shut down on the Walnut Street Bridge beginning Monday, July 24th. The closure will last for about two weeks while inspections are conducted on the bridge. 

    One lane of traffic will be shut down on the Walnut Street Bridge beginning Monday, July 24th. The closure will last for about two weeks while inspections are conducted on the bridge. 

  • Ithaca in final three for Downtown Revitalization Initiative

    Ithaca in final three for Downtown Revitalization Initiative

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:32:31 GMT

    Last year, the city of Elmira was awarded $10 million dollars to revitalize their downtown. Now a second round of contenders--including Ithaca--are vying for the grant.

    Last year, the city of Elmira was awarded $10 million dollars to revitalize their downtown. Now a second round of contenders--including Ithaca--are vying for the grant.

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