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  • Elmira Enforcers Bring Jobs to Downtown

    Elmira Enforcers Bring Jobs to Downtown

    Saturday, October 20 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-10-20 20:59:47 GMT

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

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

  • 5th Annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International

    5th Annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival at Watkins Glen International

    Saturday, October 20 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-10-20 20:36:50 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Saturday, October 20 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-10-20 20:08:59 GMT
    Ithaca N.Y. (WENY)--  Shopping can be fun, but it can also be damaging to the community you live in. "Manufacturing takes up about I think  20% of the consumption in America, and so if we reduce this percentage of consumption we would be able to live in a more sustainable manner," says Sarah Huang, Get your Green Back Intern This is message is what the group Get your green back hopes to get across with a fun activity that they are putting on for one full month. T...
    Ithaca N.Y. (WENY)--  Shopping can be fun, but it can also be damaging to the community you live in. "Manufacturing takes up about I think  20% of the consumption in America, and so if we reduce this percentage of consumption we would be able to live in a more sustainable manner," says Sarah Huang, Get your Green Back Intern This is message is what the group Get your green back hopes to get across with a fun activity that they are putting on for one full month. T...
  • Trunk or Treating at the Grand Central Plaza

    Trunk or Treating at the Grand Central Plaza

    Saturday, October 20 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-10-20 18:07:13 GMT
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Hundreds of families made their way out to Trunk or Treat today at the Grand Central Plaza in Horseheads. The nifty event hosted by Wink 106 and businesses at GCP allows children and their families to trick or treat in a safe environment with multiple decorated hatchback car trunks and tents used as stops for candy or other treats. The kids in our area are definitely ready for Halloween as a wide variety of costumes were on display durin...
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Hundreds of families made their way out to Trunk or Treat today at the Grand Central Plaza in Horseheads. The nifty event hosted by Wink 106 and businesses at GCP allows children and their families to trick or treat in a safe environment with multiple decorated hatchback car trunks and tents used as stops for candy or other treats. The kids in our area are definitely ready for Halloween as a wide variety of costumes were on display durin...
  • This Week in Wine Country-- Tioga County Events

    This Week in Wine Country-- Tioga County Events

    Saturday, October 20 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-10-20 13:24:16 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 Tioga County, New York for a look at some upcoming events you're invited to.

    For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson takes us to Tioga County, New York for a look at some upcoming events you're invited to.

  • Book Nook Dedication For Teacher Who Passed Away From ALS

    Book Nook Dedication For Teacher Who Passed Away From ALS

    Friday, October 19 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-10-20 02:11:58 GMT
    Bath, NY (WENY) – A book nook dedication held Thursday evening honored a former teacher who gave more than 20 years of her life helping students learn. Karin Machuga passed away in May from ALS after being diagnosed last year in September. Colleagues of Karin's felt compelled to do something in her memory. “Karin has always been a real proactive literacy teacher and when we had all this money come in we tried to decide what could we do with this that would make a memoria...
    Bath, NY (WENY) – A book nook dedication held Thursday evening honored a former teacher who gave more than 20 years of her life helping students learn. Karin Machuga passed away in May from ALS after being diagnosed last year in September. Colleagues of Karin's felt compelled to do something in her memory. “Karin has always been a real proactive literacy teacher and when we had all this money come in we tried to decide what could we do with this that would make a memoria...
  • Tioga Downs Casino Owner Makes Huge Donation to Local Veteran Support Group

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

    Friday, October 19 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-10-19 22:38:07 GMT
        CHEMUNG N.Y. (WENY) --Today the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, Jeff Gural, presented a check for $66,500.00 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.  Gural is a major donor who helps keep the support group alive.Without money, the group would not be able to provide the services they are able to at this time. 70% of vets are not involved in the v-a, so they are not being provided with proper health care or help that they need. "It makes you feel good...
        CHEMUNG N.Y. (WENY) --Today the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort, Jeff Gural, presented a check for $66,500.00 to the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group.  Gural is a major donor who helps keep the support group alive.Without money, the group would not be able to provide the services they are able to at this time. 70% of vets are not involved in the v-a, so they are not being provided with proper health care or help that they need. "It makes you feel good...
  • Chemung County receives state funding to improve Emergency Services

    Chemung County receives state funding to improve Emergency Services

    Friday, October 19 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-10-19 22:09:43 GMT

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

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

  • Designs being finalized in Horseheads capital improvement project

    Designs being finalized in Horseheads capital improvement project

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:44:41 GMT

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

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

  • Ithaca Sabers teaches community how to be one with the Force

    Ithaca Sabers teaches community how to be one with the Force

    Friday, October 19 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-10-19 20:46:24 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Friday, October 19 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-10-19 20:42:06 GMT
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Corning Police are investigating a suspected meth lab located at 315 Woodview Avenue in the city. According to police, officers and firefighters responded to a call of an explosion at the home around 2:00 in the morning. Upon arrival, officials made the residence safe and then conduction an investigation into the cause of the explosion. The investigation revealed an upstairs resident was allegedly in the process of making meth and the explosion occurred...
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Corning Police are investigating a suspected meth lab located at 315 Woodview Avenue in the city. According to police, officers and firefighters responded to a call of an explosion at the home around 2:00 in the morning. Upon arrival, officials made the residence safe and then conduction an investigation into the cause of the explosion. The investigation revealed an upstairs resident was allegedly in the process of making meth and the explosion occurred...
  • Five Arrested in Months-Long Robbery Investigation

    Five Arrested in Months-Long Robbery Investigation

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:28:15 GMT
    SAVONA, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Bath and Painted Post barracks have announced multiple arrests related to the two-month ongoing investigation of a reported home invasion and assault that occurred on August 15 in the Village of Savona. After receiving numerous tips from the public, investigators were able to identify and interview several suspects. Following the interviews, the suspects were linked to an extensive string ...
    SAVONA, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Bath and Painted Post barracks have announced multiple arrests related to the two-month ongoing investigation of a reported home invasion and assault that occurred on August 15 in the Village of Savona. After receiving numerous tips from the public, investigators were able to identify and interview several suspects. Following the interviews, the suspects were linked to an extensive string ...
  • City of Corning Announces Loose Leaf Collection Dates

    City of Corning Announces Loose Leaf Collection Dates

    Friday, October 19 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-10-19 18:19:41 GMT
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – With fall in full swing, cleaning up fallen leaves has moved to the top of many local homeowners' lists. To help, the City of Corning will begin loose leaf collection on Monday, October 22. All loose leaves must be raked to the area between the curb and the sidewalk. The proper placement of leaves is important as leaves left in the street can plug drainage systems and can be slippery when wet. If leaves are in the street, vehicles should never park on t...
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – With fall in full swing, cleaning up fallen leaves has moved to the top of many local homeowners' lists. To help, the City of Corning will begin loose leaf collection on Monday, October 22. All loose leaves must be raked to the area between the curb and the sidewalk. The proper placement of leaves is important as leaves left in the street can plug drainage systems and can be slippery when wet. If leaves are in the street, vehicles should never park on t...
  • Congressman Tom Reed Helps Build Ramp for Couple in Need

    Congressman Tom Reed Helps Build Ramp for Couple in Need

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:31:13 GMT
    PAINTED POST N.Y.(WENY)-- New York State Congressman Tom Reed took time to visit Painted Post today and assist The Ramp Guys in building their 505th ramp. The Ramp Guys are a local organization who builds ramps for the disabled for free through the United Methodist Men At Work. Congressman Reed says that this kinda of work shows how community-oriented local residents are. "This is who we are, this is what we are in the southern tier and Western New York..and we help out each oth...
    PAINTED POST N.Y.(WENY)-- New York State Congressman Tom Reed took time to visit Painted Post today and assist The Ramp Guys in building their 505th ramp. The Ramp Guys are a local organization who builds ramps for the disabled for free through the United Methodist Men At Work. Congressman Reed says that this kinda of work shows how community-oriented local residents are. "This is who we are, this is what we are in the southern tier and Western New York..and we help out each oth...
  • Man Wanted out of Tioga County (NY) Arrested in Elmira

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

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:28:53 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A man who was wanted for an alleged armed robbery in Tioga County, New York has been reportedly arrested in Elmira. According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, they received information saying Isaiah Ramirez was found at an apartment on West Fourth Street in the City of Elmira. On October 12, Ramirez and another suspect, Mason Runyon, allegedly lured a victim in to a home in the Town of Tioga and robbed them at gunpoint. When deputies later executed ...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A man who was wanted for an alleged armed robbery in Tioga County, New York has been reportedly arrested in Elmira. According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, they received information saying Isaiah Ramirez was found at an apartment on West Fourth Street in the City of Elmira. On October 12, Ramirez and another suspect, Mason Runyon, allegedly lured a victim in to a home in the Town of Tioga and robbed them at gunpoint. When deputies later executed ...
  • Trailblazers PAC Makes Learning about Politics Fun

    Trailblazers PAC Makes Learning about Politics Fun

    Friday, October 19 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-10-19 15:52:12 GMT
    CORNING N.Y. (WENY)-- Trailblazers PAC is a nonpartisan clean government organization that is using musical theater to convey the importance of voting in local elections.  Three Birds restaurant in corning hosted the group Thursday night for a unique event, featuring Tom Tranter, President of Corning Enterprises to help emphasize their goal.   "The really important message is  for people to get involved in the local elections and in their communities and run for ...
    CORNING N.Y. (WENY)-- Trailblazers PAC is a nonpartisan clean government organization that is using musical theater to convey the importance of voting in local elections.  Three Birds restaurant in corning hosted the group Thursday night for a unique event, featuring Tom Tranter, President of Corning Enterprises to help emphasize their goal.   "The really important message is  for people to get involved in the local elections and in their communities and run for ...
  • Days of Incandescence Celebrates Corning's History with Mystery

    Days of Incandescence Celebrates Corning's History with Mystery

    Friday, October 19 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-10-19 13:17:52 GMT

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

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

  • A Capella Groups Set To Perform in Horseheads

    A Capella Groups Set To Perform in Horseheads

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:37 AM EDT2018-10-19 12:37:04 GMT

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

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

  • Pumpkin Express at Sullivan Railroad Happening Saturday

    Pumpkin Express at Sullivan Railroad Happening Saturday

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-10-19 12:21:21 GMT

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

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

  • Police Training Activity At Ernie Davis Academy Friday Morning

    Police Training Activity At Ernie Davis Academy Friday Morning

    Friday, October 19 2018 7:40 AM EDT2018-10-19 11:40:49 GMT

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

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

  • 5th Annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival

    5th Annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival

    Friday, October 19 2018 7:28 AM EDT2018-10-19 11:28:53 GMT

    The beer will be flowing this weekend at Watkins Glen International for the for the 5th annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival.

    The beer will be flowing this weekend at Watkins Glen International for the for the 5th annual Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival.

  • School Officials Deny Verbal Abuse Allegations Against Former Football Coach

    School Officials Deny Verbal Abuse Allegations Against Former Football Coach

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-10-19 04:20:33 GMT

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

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

  • Chemung County Democratic Committee hosts fundraiser ahead of elections

    Chemung County Democratic Committee hosts fundraiser ahead of elections

    Thursday, October 18 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-10-19 01:12:51 GMT

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

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

  • Health experts explain why children should get the flu shot

    Health experts explain why children should get the flu shot

    Thursday, October 18 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-10-18 22:33:18 GMT
    SAYRE, PA (WENY) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was the worst its been in several years. A total of 183 pediatric deaths were reported, 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.  Health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as we enter flu season this year. WENY spoke to Michael Gum who is the System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in...
    SAYRE, PA (WENY) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last year's flu season was the worst its been in several years. A total of 183 pediatric deaths were reported, 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who did not receive a flu vaccination.  Health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated as we enter flu season this year. WENY spoke to Michael Gum who is the System Director of Pharmacy at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in...
  • UPDATE: Four People Hospitalized Following Crash Involving Corning-Painted Post School Bus

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

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-10-18 17:16:13 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-10-18 16:57:33 GMT

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

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

  • 10-Year-Old Hit by Truck in Van Etten

    10-Year-Old Hit by Truck in Van Etten

    Thursday, October 18 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-10-18 15:48:49 GMT

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

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

  • Senate Candidate Kirchgessner Returns All Endorsements

    Senate Candidate Kirchgessner Returns All Endorsements

    Thursday, October 18 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-10-18 11:44:49 GMT

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

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

  • Polio- Like Disease Affecting Children In U.S

    Polio- Like Disease Affecting Children In U.S

    Thursday, October 18 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-10-18 04:12:36 GMT
    Big Flats, NY (WENY) – A disease that health experts have been closely watching since 2014 is affecting children across the country. The polio-like disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM is targeting children across the country, leaving health experts stumped and parents concerned. 127 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis are under investigation. The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of the neurological disease in 22 states. 90% of people affected involve children 18-years-old with...
    Big Flats, NY (WENY) – A disease that health experts have been closely watching since 2014 is affecting children across the country. The polio-like disease known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis or AFM is targeting children across the country, leaving health experts stumped and parents concerned. 127 cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis are under investigation. The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of the neurological disease in 22 states. 90% of people affected involve children 18-years-old with...
  • "SPIRIT" Program Success at the Steuben County Jail

    "SPIRIT" Program Success at the Steuben County Jail

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-10-18 00:15:16 GMT

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

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

  • Elmira Heights PD Searching for Two Suspected Vandals

    Elmira Heights PD Searching for Two Suspected Vandals

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-10-17 23:07:01 GMT
    ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Heights Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying two people who are believed to have vandalized property at First Heritage Federal Credit Union on Prescott Avenue. Anyone who may know who these subjects are should contact the Elmira Heights Police Department at 607-733-6580 or message them on Facebook.
    ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Heights Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying two people who are believed to have vandalized property at First Heritage Federal Credit Union on Prescott Avenue. Anyone who may know who these subjects are should contact the Elmira Heights Police Department at 607-733-6580 or message them on Facebook.
  • Asbestos Concerns in the Demolition of the Old Tompkins County Library

    Asbestos Concerns in the Demolition of the Old Tompkins County Library

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-10-17 22:07:00 GMT

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

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

  • Clemens Center receives $100,000 donation

    Clemens Center receives $100,000 donation

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-10-17 22:05:37 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-10-17 18:33:52 GMT
    OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – West Nile Virus has been found in a resident of Tioga County, according to the county health department. Health officials are urging those who have been bitten by a mosquito and start to feel sick to see a doctor as soon as possible. West Nile Virus symptoms can take anywhere from 3 to 15 days to show. Typically, someone who is infected might feel like they have a minor cold with a small number of people experiencing a fever. An even smaller number of peop...
    OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) – West Nile Virus has been found in a resident of Tioga County, according to the county health department. Health officials are urging those who have been bitten by a mosquito and start to feel sick to see a doctor as soon as possible. West Nile Virus symptoms can take anywhere from 3 to 15 days to show. Typically, someone who is infected might feel like they have a minor cold with a small number of people experiencing a fever. An even smaller number of peop...
  • Potential Rise In Property Taxes Concerns Many Campbell Residents

    Potential Rise In Property Taxes Concerns Many Campbell Residents

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-10-17 17:30:20 GMT
    Campbell, NY (WENY) – Dozens of concerned Campbell residents flocked to the town's fire department Tuesday evening after discovering property taxes could nearly double in the latest proposed fire department operating budget. Campbell Fire District and the fire department addressed the new budget in detail, telling price estimations to the public. Community members expressed frustration when it came to the drastic increase in the proposed budget. One resident yelled, “85% ...
    Campbell, NY (WENY) – Dozens of concerned Campbell residents flocked to the town's fire department Tuesday evening after discovering property taxes could nearly double in the latest proposed fire department operating budget. Campbell Fire District and the fire department addressed the new budget in detail, telling price estimations to the public. Community members expressed frustration when it came to the drastic increase in the proposed budget. One resident yelled, “85% ...
  • New York State Police Warn of Phone Scam

    New York State Police Warn of Phone Scam

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:47:37 GMT
    STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police have received information that an individual is contacting the public in Western New York – as far east as Erie County and as far west as Steuben County. They are reportedly identifying themselves as the New York State Police and requesting personal information such as social security numbers. The number the individuals are calling from shows on caller ID as that of a State Police station, although the calls are not ...
    STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police have received information that an individual is contacting the public in Western New York – as far east as Erie County and as far west as Steuben County. They are reportedly identifying themselves as the New York State Police and requesting personal information such as social security numbers. The number the individuals are calling from shows on caller ID as that of a State Police station, although the calls are not ...
  • Syracuse Woman Received $11,000 During Welfare Fraud Scheme

    Syracuse Woman Received $11,000 During Welfare Fraud Scheme

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-10-17 13:13:51 GMT

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

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

  • Water Board Work May Interrupt Service

    Water Board Work May Interrupt Service

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 2:47 AM EDT2018-10-17 06:47:35 GMT

    The Elmira Water Board is planning repairs to its system that could interrupt your service.

    The Elmira Water Board is planning repairs to its system that could interrupt your service.

  • Mayor Mandell Addresses Sales Tax Allocation Agreement

    Mayor Mandell Addresses Sales Tax Allocation Agreement

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:22:24 GMT

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

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

  • Politics in Two: Implications Surrounding the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

    Politics in Two: Implications Surrounding the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:58:07 GMT
    WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the disappearance and suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the possible implications that could be in store for the United States and Saudi Arabia - the nation accused of being responsible for his murder. 
    WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the disappearance and suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the possible implications that could be in store for the United States and Saudi Arabia - the nation accused of being responsible for his murder. 
  • Elmira Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Someone with a Handgun

    Elmira Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Someone with a Handgun

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:55:25 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira man is behind bars after allegedly threatening a victim with a handgun Monday night.  According to Elmira Police, the incident took place at the 100 block of Washington Court in the city. Responding officers received reports the man who allegedly had the handgun was still in the area.  The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Katlynn Banks, was found nearby and reportedly arrested without incident. Banks is charged with Attempted Assaul...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira man is behind bars after allegedly threatening a victim with a handgun Monday night.  According to Elmira Police, the incident took place at the 100 block of Washington Court in the city. Responding officers received reports the man who allegedly had the handgun was still in the area.  The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Katlynn Banks, was found nearby and reportedly arrested without incident. Banks is charged with Attempted Assaul...
  • Towanda HS Awarded $10,000 Gift from Williams Auto Group

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

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:37:05 GMT
    TOWANDA, PA (WENY) -- Earlier today Towanda Area High School was given a $10,000 gift from Williams Auto Group for a major upgrade to their gymnasium. The money will go towards a new state of the art scorer's table, helping to revamp the gym and adding a new element to winter sporting events at the school. A great relationship between the school and Williams Auto Group has lasted for years, with the bond being strengthened by Dalton Williams, a Towanda graduate who wen...
    TOWANDA, PA (WENY) -- Earlier today Towanda Area High School was given a $10,000 gift from Williams Auto Group for a major upgrade to their gymnasium. The money will go towards a new state of the art scorer's table, helping to revamp the gym and adding a new element to winter sporting events at the school. A great relationship between the school and Williams Auto Group has lasted for years, with the bond being strengthened by Dalton Williams, a Towanda graduate who wen...
  • Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen Faces Lawsuit

    Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen Faces Lawsuit

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:03:41 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen is facing a lawsuit.  The suit claims Krusen caused "financial hardship" for former First Arena and Elmira Jackals Hockey owner, Thomas Freeman, in 2016. According to the lawsuit, Freeman is seeking $500,000 in damages.  The suit also claims Krusen repeatedly lied to the public and Freeman, telling them he had signed a written contract to purchase First Arena from Brian Barrett, a local car dea...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chemung County Executive Candidate Mike Krusen is facing a lawsuit.  The suit claims Krusen caused "financial hardship" for former First Arena and Elmira Jackals Hockey owner, Thomas Freeman, in 2016. According to the lawsuit, Freeman is seeking $500,000 in damages.  The suit also claims Krusen repeatedly lied to the public and Freeman, telling them he had signed a written contract to purchase First Arena from Brian Barrett, a local car dea...
  • Catholic Charities hosts annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

    Catholic Charities hosts annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:02:13 GMT

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

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

  • Ithaca Tompkins Airport to become International after Renovations

    Ithaca Tompkins Airport to become International after Renovations

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:53:07 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:52:15 GMT
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Rescue organization Tanner's P.A.W.S. Owner Christie Speciale appeared in court again earlier today on the charges of a hate crime, stalking, and disorderly conduct. Her attorney spoke out about everything surrounding the charges during a news conference this afternoon. The charges stem from Christie confronting an Amish Man at Corning's Harvest Fest. She was concerned about puppies the man was attempting to sell, all allegedly from a puppy mill. Spe...
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Rescue organization Tanner's P.A.W.S. Owner Christie Speciale appeared in court again earlier today on the charges of a hate crime, stalking, and disorderly conduct. Her attorney spoke out about everything surrounding the charges during a news conference this afternoon. The charges stem from Christie confronting an Amish Man at Corning's Harvest Fest. She was concerned about puppies the man was attempting to sell, all allegedly from a puppy mill. Spe...
  • Limebike officially launches hub on Elmira College campus

    Limebike officially launches hub on Elmira College campus

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-10-16 21:46:04 GMT

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

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

  • Corning Woman in Court After Being Charged with Hate Crime

    Corning Woman in Court After Being Charged with Hate Crime

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-10-16 19:10:23 GMT
    (Left to right) Susan Lask and Christie Speciale(Left to right) Susan Lask and Christie Speciale

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

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

  • Tracy Mitrano Speaks With Constituents in Steuben Co

    Tracy Mitrano Speaks With Constituents in Steuben Co

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:17:27 GMT

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

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

  • Corning Boy Scouts Help Clean Up Lackawanna Rail Trail

    Corning Boy Scouts Help Clean Up Lackawanna Rail Trail

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:38:56 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Several Boy Scouts and adult volunteers from Fagan Engineering in Elmira cleaned trash from the Lackawanna Rail Trail on Saturday and learned how to fly drones and use them to create aerial maps. The scouts, who are a part of Troop 2 in Corning, cleaned litter from the Eastside Elmira section of the 8-mile recreation trail. The community service project intended to teach the scouts about hands-on environmental stewardship and the importance and rewards of ...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Several Boy Scouts and adult volunteers from Fagan Engineering in Elmira cleaned trash from the Lackawanna Rail Trail on Saturday and learned how to fly drones and use them to create aerial maps. The scouts, who are a part of Troop 2 in Corning, cleaned litter from the Eastside Elmira section of the 8-mile recreation trail. The community service project intended to teach the scouts about hands-on environmental stewardship and the importance and rewards of ...
  • Two Cats Killed in Ithaca Fire

    Two Cats Killed in Ithaca Fire

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-10-16 00:31:08 GMT
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Ithaca Firefighters responded to 106 Crescent Place in the City of Ithaca just after 3:00 p.m. Monday for a report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes to find smoke and flames coming from the two-story home. The house had been evacuated and the fire was reportedly spreading quickly. Firefighters knocked down a large portion of the blaze on the back side and then entered the home and extinguished the remaining fire. Bangs Ambulan...
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Ithaca Firefighters responded to 106 Crescent Place in the City of Ithaca just after 3:00 p.m. Monday for a report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes to find smoke and flames coming from the two-story home. The house had been evacuated and the fire was reportedly spreading quickly. Firefighters knocked down a large portion of the blaze on the back side and then entered the home and extinguished the remaining fire. Bangs Ambulan...
  • City of Elmira looks to fill southside Tops vacancy

    City of Elmira looks to fill southside Tops vacancy

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:02:22 GMT

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

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

  • Chemung County Sheriff's Office receives state accreditation

    Chemung County Sheriff's Office receives state accreditation

    Monday, October 15 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-10-15 20:33:28 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is being recognized for its work in the corrections division. On Monday, the department celebrated its re-accreditation by the New York State Sheriff's Association. Chemung was one of only 31 counties across the state to receive the accreditation, according to Sheriff's Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe. "It's a better way to do business. A lot of soffices can't--they don't have the financial resources or the p...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is being recognized for its work in the corrections division. On Monday, the department celebrated its re-accreditation by the New York State Sheriff's Association. Chemung was one of only 31 counties across the state to receive the accreditation, according to Sheriff's Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe. "It's a better way to do business. A lot of soffices can't--they don't have the financial resources or the p...
  • Elmira Corning Regional Airport to Have Non-Stop Flight Services to Washington Dulles in 2019

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

    Monday, October 15 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-10-15 20:20:14 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Monday, October 15 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-10-15 19:16:53 GMT

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

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

  • New York State Police Investigating Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash

    New York State Police Investigating Fatal Car vs. Motorcycle Crash

    Monday, October 15 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-10-15 18:22:35 GMT
    CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) – On Sunday, the New York State Police investigated a fatal car vs. motorcycle accident that occurred on State Route 415 in the Town of Campbell. According to police, a 2003 Subaru, reportedly being driven by 42-year-old Robert Neally, was driving northbound. Neally allegedly turned left directly into the path of a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by 65-year-old Terry Hill of Lindley. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County...
    CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) – On Sunday, the New York State Police investigated a fatal car vs. motorcycle accident that occurred on State Route 415 in the Town of Campbell. According to police, a 2003 Subaru, reportedly being driven by 42-year-old Robert Neally, was driving northbound. Neally allegedly turned left directly into the path of a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by 65-year-old Terry Hill of Lindley. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County...
  • Area Wegmans Stores Accepting Donations for the United Way of the Southern Tier

    Area Wegmans Stores Accepting Donations for the United Way of the Southern Tier

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 16:48:45 GMT
    Elmira WegmansElmira Wegmans
    Elmira WegmansElmira Wegmans
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Wegmans shoppers in Corning, Elmira and Hornell can donate to United Way of the Southern Tier in the checkout lane. Shoppers can make a donation of $2, $3, $5 or more, or ask that their total be rounded up to the next dollar to benefit programs served by the United Way of the Southern Tier. The checkout campaign will run until November 10. All donations made by shoppers will go to united Way's Game Changers Fund which benefits area children, families and...
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Wegmans shoppers in Corning, Elmira and Hornell can donate to United Way of the Southern Tier in the checkout lane. Shoppers can make a donation of $2, $3, $5 or more, or ask that their total be rounded up to the next dollar to benefit programs served by the United Way of the Southern Tier. The checkout campaign will run until November 10. All donations made by shoppers will go to united Way's Game Changers Fund which benefits area children, families and...
  • New York State Officials Remind Drivers to Winterize Their Vehicles

    New York State Officials Remind Drivers to Winterize Their Vehicles

    Monday, October 15 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-10-15 15:32:26 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Whether we like it or not, winter is coming. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is urging New Yorkers to winterize their vehicles and familiarize themselves with safe winter driving tips in anticipation of snow and icy road conditions. Drivers are also reminded that, starting Tuesday October 16, they can install snow tires with metal studs on their vehicles. Under New York State law, th...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Whether we like it or not, winter is coming. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is urging New Yorkers to winterize their vehicles and familiarize themselves with safe winter driving tips in anticipation of snow and icy road conditions. Drivers are also reminded that, starting Tuesday October 16, they can install snow tires with metal studs on their vehicles. Under New York State law, th...
  • Horseheads Animal Shelter celebrates two-year anniversary

    Horseheads Animal Shelter celebrates two-year anniversary

    Sunday, October 14 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-10-14 13:09:35 GMT
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter will be celebrating their two-year anniversary on Sunday. The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter has been saving local animals and giving them the chance at a better life for two years. Since opening their doors, the shelter has made upgrades to the facility, including improvements to the outside kennels for the dogs. They also have adopted out over 200 owner-surrender cats and dogs. The shelter will be hosting a publ...
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter will be celebrating their two-year anniversary on Sunday. The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter has been saving local animals and giving them the chance at a better life for two years. Since opening their doors, the shelter has made upgrades to the facility, including improvements to the outside kennels for the dogs. They also have adopted out over 200 owner-surrender cats and dogs. The shelter will be hosting a publ...
  • State Police arrest woman for allegedly selling methamphetamine

    State Police arrest woman for allegedly selling methamphetamine

    Sunday, October 14 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-10-14 13:03:12 GMT
    STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Police arrested an Alpine woman for allegedly purchasing a pseudoephedrine product with the knowledge that it would be used to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine. 27-year-old Noelle McCarthy was arrested on August 13th by State Police. Investigators allege that McCarthy entered the pharmacy inside the Tops Markets grocery store in the village of Bath, purchasing a pseudoephedrine product. McCarthy was released on an appearance ticket a...
    STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Police arrested an Alpine woman for allegedly purchasing a pseudoephedrine product with the knowledge that it would be used to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine. 27-year-old Noelle McCarthy was arrested on August 13th by State Police. Investigators allege that McCarthy entered the pharmacy inside the Tops Markets grocery store in the village of Bath, purchasing a pseudoephedrine product. McCarthy was released on an appearance ticket a...
  • Ithaca man arrested for threatening women with ice pick, fought with police

    Ithaca man arrested for threatening women with ice pick, fought with police

    Sunday, October 14 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-10-14 12:52:56 GMT
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police arrested an Ithaca man early Saturday morning on a slew of charges.  34-year-old Tarrant Sheppard was allegedly harassing several females as he followed them on the 200 block of South Plain Street around 1:55 am. Officers were advised that the suspect was armed with a knife. When officers arrived on scene, they interviewed the complainants who stated that a suspected, later identified as Tarrant Sheppard, threatened them with what they believed to be...
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police arrested an Ithaca man early Saturday morning on a slew of charges.  34-year-old Tarrant Sheppard was allegedly harassing several females as he followed them on the 200 block of South Plain Street around 1:55 am. Officers were advised that the suspect was armed with a knife. When officers arrived on scene, they interviewed the complainants who stated that a suspected, later identified as Tarrant Sheppard, threatened them with what they believed to be...
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