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  • UPDATE: Police Investigating Threat to Spencer-Van Etten High School

    UPDATE: Police Investigating Threat to Spencer-Van Etten High School

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:45 AM EST2018-02-25 14:45:55 GMT

    Spencer, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are investigating a possible threat to the Spencer Van-Etten high school. Spencer Van-Etten school district Superintendent Joseph Morgan tweeted last night, "Earlier this evening we became aware of a threat to the high school. Law enforcement was contacted immediately and they are conducting an investigation. We will update when we have more information."

    Spencer, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are investigating a possible threat to the Spencer Van-Etten high school. Spencer Van-Etten school district Superintendent Joseph Morgan tweeted last night, "Earlier this evening we became aware of a threat to the high school. Law enforcement was contacted immediately and they are conducting an investigation. We will update when we have more information."

  • UPDATE: Man Arrested in Athens for Indecent Assault

    UPDATE: Man Arrested in Athens for Indecent Assault

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:44 AM EST2018-02-25 14:44:47 GMT

    Athens Township, N.Y. (WENY) - 30 year-old Shane William Kimball was taken into custody by Athens Township Police Saturday afternoon. Kimball was arraigned and committed to the Bradford County Jail on $100,000 bail.

    Athens Township, N.Y. (WENY) - 30 year-old Shane William Kimball was taken into custody by Athens Township Police Saturday afternoon. Kimball was arraigned and committed to the Bradford County Jail on $100,000 bail.

  • Hornell United Methodist Church to Host "We Sing to Feed Them All"

    Hornell United Methodist Church to Host "We Sing to Feed Them All"

    Sunday, February 25 2018 9:43 AM EST2018-02-25 14:43:54 GMT

    Hornell, N.Y. (WENY) - The Hornell United Methodist Church will host a free concert today at 3pm. While the concert is free, free-will offerings will be accepted to support Hornell area food pantries. The concert is named "We Sing to Feed Them All" and will be presented by the Hornell Maple City Barbershop Chorus. It will also feature the Rust Pickups Quartet, the Revised Arrangement Quartet, and Elvis tribute artist Dave Weaver. The Maple City Barbershop Chorus has raised...

    Hornell, N.Y. (WENY) - The Hornell United Methodist Church will host a free concert today at 3pm. While the concert is free, free-will offerings will be accepted to support Hornell area food pantries. The concert is named "We Sing to Feed Them All" and will be presented by the Hornell Maple City Barbershop Chorus. It will also feature the Rust Pickups Quartet, the Revised Arrangement Quartet, and Elvis tribute artist Dave Weaver. The Maple City Barbershop Chorus has raised...

  • Elmira/Corning NAACP hosts "Show Your Talent, Be A Star" talent show

    Elmira/Corning NAACP hosts "Show Your Talent, Be A Star" talent show

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-02-24 21:38:24 GMT

    The Elmira/Corning NAACP held a talent show on Saturday in honor of Black History Month. The "Show Your Talent, Be A Star" was held at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Elmira. 

    The Elmira/Corning NAACP held a talent show on Saturday in honor of Black History Month. The "Show Your Talent, Be A Star" was held at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Elmira. 

  • 1st annual Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship held in Horseheads

    1st annual Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship held in Horseheads

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:16 PM EST2018-02-24 21:16:10 GMT

    People from around New York, Pennsylvania and even Virginia came to the Southern Tier to show off their martial arts skills. The first annual Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship was held at the Elmira College Murray Athletic Center on Saturday. 

    People from around New York, Pennsylvania and even Virginia came to the Southern Tier to show off their martial arts skills. The first annual Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship was held at the Elmira College Murray Athletic Center on Saturday. 

  • Missing Wayland teen found

    Missing Wayland teen found

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:38 PM EST2018-02-24 19:38:55 GMT

    WAYLAND, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Troopers in Wayland are asking for the public's help finding a missing teen. Kathleen Miller, also known as Valerie Angel Amato, is 17-years-old. She's described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue Buffalo Bills sweatshirt, leggings, and black sneakers. Police say she was carrying a white duffel bag. She was last seen in the Village of Dansville. Police are asking anyone who may know where she is...

    WAYLAND, N.Y. (WENY) - New York State Troopers in Wayland are asking for the public's help finding a missing teen. Kathleen Miller, also known as Valerie Angel Amato, is 17-years-old. She's described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue Buffalo Bills sweatshirt, leggings, and black sneakers. Police say she was carrying a white duffel bag. She was last seen in the Village of Dansville. Police are asking anyone who may know where she is...

  • Elmira College to Host 2018 Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship

    Elmira College to Host 2018 Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:24 AM EST2018-02-24 15:24:45 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira College Murray Athletic Center will host the 2018 Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship today. The event is an opportunity for students of all ages and levels across the twin tiers to come together and present their martial arts skills.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira College Murray Athletic Center will host the 2018 Twin Tiers Martial Arts Championship today. The event is an opportunity for students of all ages and levels across the twin tiers to come together and present their martial arts skills.

  • NAACP Sponsors "Show Your Talent, Be a Star" Event

    NAACP Sponsors "Show Your Talent, Be a Star" Event

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:18 AM EST2018-02-24 15:18:32 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Corning branch of the National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the St.Paul Missionary Baptist Church are sponsoring the "Show your talent, be a star" event today. The event will be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist church from 1pm to 3pm, and is designed to remember the past and create awareness regarding the diversity of African American talent.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Corning branch of the National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the St.Paul Missionary Baptist Church are sponsoring the "Show your talent, be a star" event today. The event will be held at St. Paul Missionary Baptist church from 1pm to 3pm, and is designed to remember the past and create awareness regarding the diversity of African American talent.

  • Suspect in Corning murder extradited back to Steuben County

    Suspect in Corning murder extradited back to Steuben County

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-02-24 03:17:37 GMT

    Lloyd Neurauter was extradited from Mercer County Correctional Facility and brought to Steuben County this evening. Neurauter is being accused of murdering his ex-wife, forty-six year old, Michele Neurauter in her Corning home back in August. 

    Lloyd Neurauter was extradited from Mercer County Correctional Facility and brought to Steuben County this evening. Neurauter is being accused of murdering his ex-wife, forty-six year old, Michele Neurauter in her Corning home back in August. 

  • Corning Murder Suspect Extradited from NJ

    Corning Murder Suspect Extradited from NJ

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-24 00:37:06 GMT

    The Corning man accused of killing his ex-wife inside her Corning home in August of 2017 has been extradited back to Steuben County from New Jersey.

    The Corning man accused of killing his ex-wife inside her Corning home in August of 2017 has been extradited back to Steuben County from New Jersey.

  • Elmira Heights Superintendent Speaks Out, Says 'See Something, Say Something"

    Elmira Heights Superintendent Speaks Out, Says 'See Something, Say Something"

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-02-23 22:48:59 GMT
    ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) -- In response to last week's school shooting in Florida, the Elmira Heights School District is encouraging students to speak up if they suspect any danger. Superintendent Mary Beth Fiore took to social media Wednesday night, reminding students and parents to speak up if something feels wrong.  "The first thing I think of in the morning is 'how can i keep everyone safe?'" says Fiore. "The last thing I think about at night is 'I'm thank...
    ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) -- In response to last week's school shooting in Florida, the Elmira Heights School District is encouraging students to speak up if they suspect any danger. Superintendent Mary Beth Fiore took to social media Wednesday night, reminding students and parents to speak up if something feels wrong.  "The first thing I think of in the morning is 'how can i keep everyone safe?'" says Fiore. "The last thing I think about at night is 'I'm thank...
  • Sayre High School Student Arrested After Alleged Social Media Threat

    Sayre High School Student Arrested After Alleged Social Media Threat

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:14 PM EST2018-02-23 22:14:43 GMT

    A Sayre Area High School student has been arrested after allegedly making threats on social media.

    A Sayre Area High School student has been arrested after allegedly making threats on social media.

  • Elmira woman accused of selling cocaine

    Elmira woman accused of selling cocaine

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-02-23 19:10:42 GMT

    An Elmira woman is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine. 

    An Elmira woman is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine. 

  • Ithaca man arrested after SWAT search at home

    Ithaca man arrested after SWAT search at home

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:08 PM EST2018-02-23 17:08:07 GMT

    A Tompkins County man is behind bars after the Ithaca SWAT team search a home Friday morning. 

    A Tompkins County man is behind bars after the Ithaca SWAT team search a home Friday morning. 

  • Barton man facing drug charges in Steuben County

    Barton man facing drug charges in Steuben County

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:06 AM EST2018-02-23 16:06:30 GMT

    A Tioga County, New York man is facing drug charges in Steuben County. 

    A Tioga County, New York man is facing drug charges in Steuben County. 

  • Home Invasion Suspect Pleas Guilty to 2nd Degree Burglary

    Home Invasion Suspect Pleas Guilty to 2nd Degree Burglary

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:24 AM EST2018-02-23 15:24:39 GMT

    One of the suspects involved in an armed home invasion in Horseheads has pleaded guilty for her part in the crime.

    One of the suspects involved in an armed home invasion in Horseheads has pleaded guilty for her part in the crime.

  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Houghton Plot Residents

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Houghton Plot Residents

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-02-23 14:47:14 GMT

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of owners and residents within the Houghton Plot neighborhood of Corning in federal court. 

    A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of owners and residents within the Houghton Plot neighborhood of Corning in federal court. 

  • Annual Market Street Antique Sale Returns For 11th Year

    Annual Market Street Antique Sale Returns For 11th Year

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:53 AM EST2018-02-23 12:53:43 GMT

    Shoppers from around the region will flock to downtown Corning this weekend for the 11tn Annual Market Street Antiques Sale.

    Shoppers from around the region will flock to downtown Corning this weekend for the 11tn Annual Market Street Antiques Sale.

  • Mardi Gras Gala: Fundraiser for the Erwin Child & Family Center

    Mardi Gras Gala: Fundraiser for the Erwin Child & Family Center

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:49 AM EST2018-02-23 12:49:57 GMT

    The Erwin Child & Family Center is gearing up for its 14th annual fundraiser happening on March 2. 

    The Erwin Child & Family Center is gearing up for its 14th annual fundraiser happening on March 2. 

  • AI: Shaping our Future

    AI: Shaping our Future

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-02-23 00:01:48 GMT

    Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, may be the most important development conceived by the human race. But it could also be the worst. Important research into AI and robotics is being done at Cornell University.  

    Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, may be the most important development conceived by the human race. But it could also be the worst. Important research into AI and robotics is being done at Cornell University.  

  • Victim's Ex-Husband, Daughter Indicted in Corning Murder Case

    Victim's Ex-Husband, Daughter Indicted in Corning Murder Case

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:36 PM EST2018-02-22 23:36:31 GMT

    Two people have been indicted in the murder of Michele Neurauter. 

    Two people have been indicted in the murder of Michele Neurauter. 

  • Elmira Heights teacher cleared in alleged sexual misconduct investigation

    Elmira Heights teacher cleared in alleged sexual misconduct investigation

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:34 PM EST2018-02-22 23:34:29 GMT

    An elementary school teacher in Elmira Heights has been cleared in an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against a child. 

    An elementary school teacher in Elmira Heights has been cleared in an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against a child. 

  • Cornell Expert Weighs in on Dog Flu Outbreak

    Cornell Expert Weighs in on Dog Flu Outbreak

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-02-22 23:01:37 GMT

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Most of the U-S is facing the worst flu season in years, but humans aren't the only ones getting sick. K-9 influenza--or dog flu--is also on the rise.  "What we're suffering right now is direct introduction from Korea and Asia," says Professor Edward Dubovi, with Cornell Univetsity's College of Veterinary Medicine. "[It's] being brought over from dogs being rescued from the meat markets, but they're bringing them into the United States with...

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Most of the U-S is facing the worst flu season in years, but humans aren't the only ones getting sick. K-9 influenza--or dog flu--is also on the rise.  "What we're suffering right now is direct introduction from Korea and Asia," says Professor Edward Dubovi, with Cornell Univetsity's College of Veterinary Medicine. "[It's] being brought over from dogs being rescued from the meat markets, but they're bringing them into the United States with...

  • One Of Four Suspects in Horseheads Home Invasion Pleads Guilty

    One Of Four Suspects in Horseheads Home Invasion Pleads Guilty

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:53 PM EST2018-02-22 17:53:04 GMT

     One of the suspects in a January home invasion in Horseheads has pleaded guilty. 

     One of the suspects in a January home invasion in Horseheads has pleaded guilty. 

  • Updates Expected In Corning Murder Investigation

    Updates Expected In Corning Murder Investigation

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:31 AM EST2018-02-22 12:31:25 GMT

    We expect to learn more about a murder investigation in Corning. 

    We expect to learn more about a murder investigation in Corning. 

  • Farm Sanctuary to add 96 acres to its Finger Lakes property

    Farm Sanctuary to add 96 acres to its Finger Lakes property

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:16 AM EST2018-02-22 12:16:18 GMT

    ]Rescued farm animals will be heading from California to upstate New York with the 96-acre expansion of Farm Sanctuary in the Finger Lakes.

    ]Rescued farm animals will be heading from California to upstate New York with the 96-acre expansion of Farm Sanctuary in the Finger Lakes.

  • Chemung County Sheriff's office hosts active shooter training

    Chemung County Sheriff's office hosts active shooter training

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-02-22 02:53:04 GMT

    The sessions aimed at helping residents learn how to spot signs of trouble and what to do if they find themselves in an active shooter situation.

    The sessions aimed at helping residents learn how to spot signs of trouble and what to do if they find themselves in an active shooter situation.

  • Tops Markets Files for Bankruptcy

    Tops Markets Files for Bankruptcy

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-22 00:29:41 GMT
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    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY (WENY) -- Regional grocery store chain Tops Markets officially filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Wednesday. The company announced its pursuing a financial restructuring, to eliminate a portion of its debt and position itself for long-term success.

    WILLIAMSVILLE, NY (WENY) -- Regional grocery store chain Tops Markets officially filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Wednesday. The company announced its pursuing a financial restructuring, to eliminate a portion of its debt and position itself for long-term success.

  • Jobs Up For Grabs Via Css Workforce NY

    Jobs Up For Grabs Via Css Workforce NY

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-22 00:00:10 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Css Workforce NY has some job positions to fill. A job fair was held today at Corning Community College's Elmira branch looking for potential prospects. Jobs ranged from manufacturing to clerical positions. With employers looking for individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, there was something for most visitors to inquire about or apply for. Css Workforce NY is always looking for college aged or more experienced candidates as well. Kellie Christopher,...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Css Workforce NY has some job positions to fill. A job fair was held today at Corning Community College's Elmira branch looking for potential prospects. Jobs ranged from manufacturing to clerical positions. With employers looking for individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, there was something for most visitors to inquire about or apply for. Css Workforce NY is always looking for college aged or more experienced candidates as well. Kellie Christopher,...
  • Local End of Life Care Provider Receives $86,000 Grant

    Local End of Life Care Provider Receives $86,000 Grant

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:18 PM EST2018-02-21 23:18:09 GMT

    Painted Post, N.Y. (WENY) - End of life care provider CareFirst has received a grant worth more than $86,000 over a three year period from insurance company Excellus BlueCross and Blueshield.

    Painted Post, N.Y. (WENY) - End of life care provider CareFirst has received a grant worth more than $86,000 over a three year period from insurance company Excellus BlueCross and Blueshield.

  • Cornell Using Lilac Bulbs to Predict Start of Spring

    Cornell Using Lilac Bulbs to Predict Start of Spring

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-21 22:56:01 GMT

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- We know if the groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil" sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. But experts at Cornell have created a way to predict when spring will start--using science. The University is using a tool called "springcasting," which uses lilac bulbs to predict the start of spring. "When the lilac bushes start to put on their leaves, that's a pretty good indication that spring has begun," says Toby Ault, Assistant ...

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- We know if the groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil" sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. But experts at Cornell have created a way to predict when spring will start--using science. The University is using a tool called "springcasting," which uses lilac bulbs to predict the start of spring. "When the lilac bushes start to put on their leaves, that's a pretty good indication that spring has begun," says Toby Ault, Assistant ...

  • Elmira man facing drug selling charges

    Elmira man facing drug selling charges

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-21 19:03:57 GMT

    An Elmira man is facing charges after an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the city.

    An Elmira man is facing charges after an investigation into the sale of cocaine in the city.

  • All Saints Parish warns of phone scam

    All Saints Parish warns of phone scam

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-02-21 17:18:02 GMT
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - All Saints Parish in Corning is warning parishioners of a phone scam. According to the Parish, some of their parishioners have reported receiving bogus phone calls in the name of "St. Mary Church" asking for credit card information or asking them to buy products. Officials say the parish would never ask for financial information or sell products over the phone. Those phone calls are reportedly coming from the '315' area code, which is the Syracuse a...
    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - All Saints Parish in Corning is warning parishioners of a phone scam. According to the Parish, some of their parishioners have reported receiving bogus phone calls in the name of "St. Mary Church" asking for credit card information or asking them to buy products. Officials say the parish would never ask for financial information or sell products over the phone. Those phone calls are reportedly coming from the '315' area code, which is the Syracuse a...
  • Hammondsport Man Charged with Endangering Welfare of Child

    Hammondsport Man Charged with Endangering Welfare of Child

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:03 PM EST2018-02-21 17:03:43 GMT
    HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (WENY) - A Hammondsport man is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say 19-year-old Joseph Rago had "unwanted contact" with a person young than 17 years old. They say it happened at Hammondsport Central School. He's charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 2nd degree Harassment. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. He will be back in court later this month.
    HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (WENY) - A Hammondsport man is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say 19-year-old Joseph Rago had "unwanted contact" with a person young than 17 years old. They say it happened at Hammondsport Central School. He's charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 2nd degree Harassment. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. He will be back in court later this month.
  • Politics in Two - Wave Elections

    Politics in Two - Wave Elections

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-02-21 16:14:03 GMT
    (WENY) - WENY Political Analyst, Dr. Jim Twombly, joins us in the studio to talk about what a wave election is.
    (WENY) - WENY Political Analyst, Dr. Jim Twombly, joins us in the studio to talk about what a wave election is.
  • Chemung Co. Sheriff's Office To Hold Active Shooter Training

    Chemung Co. Sheriff's Office To Hold Active Shooter Training

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:23 AM EST2018-02-21 13:23:25 GMT

    The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is hosting a training Wednesday they hope people will never have to use.

    The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is hosting a training Wednesday they hope people will never have to use.

  • Civil Air Patrol Cadet Earns Promotion, Amelia Earhart Award

    Civil Air Patrol Cadet Earns Promotion, Amelia Earhart Award

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-02-21 05:15:49 GMT

    One local Civil Air Patrol cadet was given the Amelia Earhart Award after being promoted to Captain. 

    One local Civil Air Patrol cadet was given the Amelia Earhart Award after being promoted to Captain. 

  • Elmira City Council Receives First Feedback on Proposed 2018 Budget

    Elmira City Council Receives First Feedback on Proposed 2018 Budget

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-02-21 01:46:16 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - Citizens of the city of Elmira voiced their concerns regarding the proposed 2018 city budget on Tuesday night at a public hearing held by the Elmira City Council. It was the first opportunity for citizens to give the city feedback on the proposed budget. In the proposed 2018 budget, property owners would see their taxes raised by 17%.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - Citizens of the city of Elmira voiced their concerns regarding the proposed 2018 city budget on Tuesday night at a public hearing held by the Elmira City Council. It was the first opportunity for citizens to give the city feedback on the proposed budget. In the proposed 2018 budget, property owners would see their taxes raised by 17%.

  • Elmira man arrested for allegedly selling crack

    Elmira man arrested for allegedly selling crack

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-21 00:37:01 GMT

    Carlton Clinton was charged with two counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

    Carlton Clinton was charged with two counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

  • Sen. Schumer Visits Elmira to Address Doctor Shortage

    Sen. Schumer Visits Elmira to Address Doctor Shortage

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:36 PM EST2018-02-21 00:36:27 GMT

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) visited the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on Tuesday to call on Congress to address a doctor shortage in Chemung County and across the Southern Tier.  

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) visited the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira on Tuesday to call on Congress to address a doctor shortage in Chemung County and across the Southern Tier.  

  • Warmth & Wine At Seneca Lake

    Warmth & Wine At Seneca Lake

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-02-21 00:30:19 GMT

    Burdett, N.Y. (WENY) -- 

    Burdett, N.Y. (WENY) -- 

  • Hotel Work Continues on Corning's Northside

    Hotel Work Continues on Corning's Northside

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:37 PM EST2018-02-20 23:37:50 GMT

    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Construction on the long-delayed Hilton Garden Inn is coming together.  After a near two year delay, work continues at the former Days Inn location, which was demolished back in 2014 in hopes of better suiting the area.  "They wanted something that was more the direction of the community," says Barbara Purvis, President and Director of Essex Hotel Management, who is overseeing the project. "Particularly with the museum just down the s...

    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Construction on the long-delayed Hilton Garden Inn is coming together.  After a near two year delay, work continues at the former Days Inn location, which was demolished back in 2014 in hopes of better suiting the area.  "They wanted something that was more the direction of the community," says Barbara Purvis, President and Director of Essex Hotel Management, who is overseeing the project. "Particularly with the museum just down the s...

  • The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking

    The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:33 PM EST2018-02-20 23:33:59 GMT

    Many people consider their cellphone as an extension of their body. It's not uncommon to see people glued to their phones out in public. But did you know that your cellphone is constantly tracking you? 

    Many people consider their cellphone as an extension of their body. It's not uncommon to see people glued to their phones out in public. But did you know that your cellphone is constantly tracking you? 

  • Community Calling On Cuomo To Reject 'Waste-To-Energy' Project Proposal

    Community Calling On Cuomo To Reject 'Waste-To-Energy' Project Proposal

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:33 AM EST2018-02-20 12:33:26 GMT

    Community members in Romulus want the governor to put an end to a proposal that would put a $365,000,000 trash incinerator at the sight of the former Seneca Army Depot.

    Community members in Romulus want the governor to put an end to a proposal that would put a $365,000,000 trash incinerator at the sight of the former Seneca Army Depot.

  • Families Head To CMOG For Winter Break Events

    Families Head To CMOG For Winter Break Events

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-02-20 00:11:11 GMT

    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Families and International visitors alike flocked to The Corning Museum of Glass Monday for their winter break events. It was not your typical winter Monday, as the museum was a buzz, with many families observing the glass making process. From flame working demonstrations to glass breaking tests, there was something for everyone to see. Eric Meek, the Manager of Hot Glass Programs at CMOG added, "It's great to see the museum energized with...

    CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Families and International visitors alike flocked to The Corning Museum of Glass Monday for their winter break events. It was not your typical winter Monday, as the museum was a buzz, with many families observing the glass making process. From flame working demonstrations to glass breaking tests, there was something for everyone to see. Eric Meek, the Manager of Hot Glass Programs at CMOG added, "It's great to see the museum energized with...

  • Police Investigating Three Sexual Harassment Incidents in Ithaca

    Police Investigating Three Sexual Harassment Incidents in Ithaca

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-02-19 23:40:10 GMT

    Ithaca, N.Y. (WENY) - The Ithaca Police Department is investigating two incidents in close proximity on Thursday, in which two separate women were sexually harassed. This follows an incident early Wednesday morning, when a female student at Cornell University was also sexually harassed.

    Ithaca, N.Y. (WENY) - The Ithaca Police Department is investigating two incidents in close proximity on Thursday, in which two separate women were sexually harassed. This follows an incident early Wednesday morning, when a female student at Cornell University was also sexually harassed.

  • Ithaca Police Investigating Racist Graffiti at Skate Park

    Ithaca Police Investigating Racist Graffiti at Skate Park

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:11 PM EST2018-02-19 23:11:03 GMT

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca Police Department is investigating hate-filled racist graffiti at a skate park. Officers say it happened over the weekend, when they were called to the Ithaca Skate Park around 10:30 Saturday morning. When Officers arrived, they found this spray-paint graffiti, containing hate speech and racial epithets on sidewalks and skate ramps. The Ithaca Police Department says they're currently reviewing security footage and working to bring justice to whoeve...

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca Police Department is investigating hate-filled racist graffiti at a skate park. Officers say it happened over the weekend, when they were called to the Ithaca Skate Park around 10:30 Saturday morning. When Officers arrived, they found this spray-paint graffiti, containing hate speech and racial epithets on sidewalks and skate ramps. The Ithaca Police Department says they're currently reviewing security footage and working to bring justice to whoeve...

  • PA Rep. Resigns Post to Accept Presidential Appointment

    PA Rep. Resigns Post to Accept Presidential Appointment

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-02-19 21:57:29 GMT

    PA State Representative Matt Baker announced he is resigning from his post after receiving a presidential appointment. 

    PA State Representative Matt Baker announced he is resigning from his post after receiving a presidential appointment. 

  • Suspicious Person Report Leads to Arrest of Elmira Robbery Suspect

    Suspicious Person Report Leads to Arrest of Elmira Robbery Suspect

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-02-19 16:40:47 GMT

    A report of a suspicious person has led to the arrest of a robbery suspect in Elmira.

    A report of a suspicious person has led to the arrest of a robbery suspect in Elmira.

  • Tops Markets Could File For Bankruptcy, Union President Is "Monitoring This Situation"

    Tops Markets Could File For Bankruptcy, Union President Is "Monitoring This Situation"

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:37 AM EST2018-02-19 12:37:23 GMT
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    (WENY) - Tops Friendly Markets, which operates several grocery stores in the Twin Tiers, could file for bankruptcy later this month, according to a report by Bloomberg published Saturday. 

    (WENY) - Tops Friendly Markets, which operates several grocery stores in the Twin Tiers, could file for bankruptcy later this month, according to a report by Bloomberg published Saturday. 

  • Marvelous Marble Day held at CMOG

    Marvelous Marble Day held at CMOG

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:47 PM EST2018-02-18 22:47:56 GMT

    Over the weekend, the Corning Museum of Glass held a day dedicated to everything marbles.  On Sunday, the museum held their annual Marvelous Marble Day. The day started off with a ceremonial glass ribbon cutting from the 2017 National Marbles Tournament King and Queen. The event featured a wide rang of activities for visitors, from a marble scavenger hunt, to learning how their made. But for marble makers, the day is really about sharing ...

    Over the weekend, the Corning Museum of Glass held a day dedicated to everything marbles.  On Sunday, the museum held their annual Marvelous Marble Day. The day started off with a ceremonial glass ribbon cutting from the 2017 National Marbles Tournament King and Queen. The event featured a wide rang of activities for visitors, from a marble scavenger hunt, to learning how their made. But for marble makers, the day is really about sharing ...

  • IPD Needs Your Help in Graffiti Incident

    IPD Needs Your Help in Graffiti Incident

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:54 AM EST2018-02-18 13:54:00 GMT

    Ithaca, N.Y (WENY) - The Ithaca Police Department is asking for your help in a graffiti incident. At around 10:30 am yesterday, police responded to a call at the Ithaca Skate Park regarding a graffiti report. When officers arrived, they found spray-paint graffiti containing hate speech and racial epithets on the skating structures and sidewalks. Ithaca police Chief Pete Tyler responded to the incident saying quote: “We take this despicable act very seriously. I ...

    Ithaca, N.Y (WENY) - The Ithaca Police Department is asking for your help in a graffiti incident. At around 10:30 am yesterday, police responded to a call at the Ithaca Skate Park regarding a graffiti report. When officers arrived, they found spray-paint graffiti containing hate speech and racial epithets on the skating structures and sidewalks. Ithaca police Chief Pete Tyler responded to the incident saying quote: “We take this despicable act very seriously. I ...

  • African American women in STEM host panel to inspire younger generation

    African American women in STEM host panel to inspire younger generation

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:31 PM EST2018-02-18 00:31:53 GMT

    A group of young African American women were able to learn all about STEM on Saturday. The John W. Jones Museum and the YWCA in Elmira teamed up to host a movie and panel discussion about African American women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    A group of young African American women were able to learn all about STEM on Saturday. The John W. Jones Museum and the YWCA in Elmira teamed up to host a movie and panel discussion about African American women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

  • Two People Claim DA's Office in Susquehanna, P.A.

    Two People Claim DA's Office in Susquehanna, P.A.

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-02-17 15:41:26 GMT

    Susquehanna, P.A. (AP) - An unusual struggle for control of a Pennsylvania district attorney's office has landed in court. The outcome will likely ripple across most of the state and, potentially, spur appeals by criminal defendants.

    Susquehanna, P.A. (AP) - An unusual struggle for control of a Pennsylvania district attorney's office has landed in court. The outcome will likely ripple across most of the state and, potentially, spur appeals by criminal defendants.

  • John W. Jones Museum to Highlight African-American Women in STEM Fields

    John W. Jones Museum to Highlight African-American Women in STEM Fields

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:01 AM EST2018-02-17 15:01:35 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The John W. Jones Museum and the YWCA Elmira will be highlighting the achievements of black women in STEM fields. The events will take place Saturday at 4 pm at the YWCA on lake street in Elmira.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The John W. Jones Museum and the YWCA Elmira will be highlighting the achievements of black women in STEM fields. The events will take place Saturday at 4 pm at the YWCA on lake street in Elmira.

  • This Week in Wine Country- Card Carrying Books and Gifts

    This Week in Wine Country- Card Carrying Books and Gifts

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:14 AM EST2018-02-17 14:14:26 GMT

    For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson visited Card Carrying Books and Gifts on Market Street in Corning.

    For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson visited Card Carrying Books and Gifts on Market Street in Corning.

  • Cornell University officials save poisoned hawk and bald eagle

    Cornell University officials save poisoned hawk and bald eagle

    Friday, February 16 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-16 23:29:02 GMT

    A northern harrier hawk and a young bald eagle were brought to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center after being found clinging to life in the wild. 

    A northern harrier hawk and a young bald eagle were brought to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center after being found clinging to life in the wild. 

  • Union Speaks on Corrections Officer Safety following Elmira Correctional Lock Down

    Union Speaks on Corrections Officer Safety following Elmira Correctional Lock Down

    Friday, February 16 2018 6:02 PM EST2018-02-16 23:02:39 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's been a few weeks since a string of gang-related fights sent Elmira Correctional Facility into lock down. Over the course of five days, seven fights broke out, forcing officers to use pepper spray in an attempt to contain inmates. Thirty weapons were seized--a number the state's correctional officer's union, NYSCOPBA, is now calling alarming. Incidents like this are happening across the region and are causing officials to speak out. "I'm always alarm...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's been a few weeks since a string of gang-related fights sent Elmira Correctional Facility into lock down. Over the course of five days, seven fights broke out, forcing officers to use pepper spray in an attempt to contain inmates. Thirty weapons were seized--a number the state's correctional officer's union, NYSCOPBA, is now calling alarming. Incidents like this are happening across the region and are causing officials to speak out. "I'm always alarm...
  • Three promotions at Elmira Police Department

    Three promotions at Elmira Police Department

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-02-16 22:54:33 GMT

    Three members of the Elmira Police Department have new titles and responsibilities after getting promotions Friday. 

    Three members of the Elmira Police Department have new titles and responsibilities after getting promotions Friday. 

  • Two men arrested for robbery, attempting to steal copper

    Two men arrested for robbery, attempting to steal copper

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-02-16 22:48:32 GMT

    Two Elmira men have been arrested after police say they were attempting to steal copper from a vacant apartment. 

    Two Elmira men have been arrested after police say they were attempting to steal copper from a vacant apartment. 

  • Beaver Dams man facing rape charge

    Beaver Dams man facing rape charge

    Friday, February 16 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-02-16 19:10:25 GMT

    A man with addresses in both Beaver Dams and Arkansas is behind bars after being charged with rape.

    A man with addresses in both Beaver Dams and Arkansas is behind bars after being charged with rape.

  • Pennsylvania man sentenced for 2017 double fatal crash

    Pennsylvania man sentenced for 2017 double fatal crash

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:49 PM EST2018-02-16 17:49:37 GMT
    TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in connection with a 2017 crash that killed two Bradford County residents has been sentenced. Tyler Freeman, 20, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility, followed by eight years of probation. Related: PA man pleads guilty to homicide by vehicle in May accident In November, Freeman pleaded guilty to two counts of 3rd degree homicide by vehicle for the May 2017 crash that killed Davi...
    TOWANDA, P.A. (WENY) - A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in connection with a 2017 crash that killed two Bradford County residents has been sentenced. Tyler Freeman, 20, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the Bradford County Correctional Facility, followed by eight years of probation. Related: PA man pleads guilty to homicide by vehicle in May accident In November, Freeman pleaded guilty to two counts of 3rd degree homicide by vehicle for the May 2017 crash that killed Davi...
  • CMOG To Host Marvelous Marble Day

    CMOG To Host Marvelous Marble Day

    Friday, February 16 2018 7:53 AM EST2018-02-16 12:53:40 GMT

    \It will be marble madness at the Corning Museum of Glass this weekend.

    \It will be marble madness at the Corning Museum of Glass this weekend.

  • Sonsire To Challenge Milliken For Chemung County's 7th District Seat

    Sonsire To Challenge Milliken For Chemung County's 7th District Seat

    Friday, February 16 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-02-16 12:47:17 GMT

    The race for Chemung County's 7th District Legislature seat is heating up as a new candidate gets ready to announce her candidacy, while the Incumbent will seek re-election.

    The race for Chemung County's 7th District Legislature seat is heating up as a new candidate gets ready to announce her candidacy, while the Incumbent will seek re-election.

  • Ithaca police investigate reports of male exposing himself and grabbing women

    Ithaca police investigate reports of male exposing himself and grabbing women

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-02-16 06:00:26 GMT

    Ithaca Police Department (separately) reports they were dispatched to Cascadilla St. and N. Geneva St. for a reported assault on February 15, 2018. When officers arrived, they found a woman who claimed she was forcibly grabbed in intimate parts of her body by a male while she was walking in that area. The woman says the male fled southbound on Albany St.. The woman was not injured.  Then, around 7:38PM, IPD says they responded to the 400 block of N. T...

    Ithaca Police Department (separately) reports they were dispatched to Cascadilla St. and N. Geneva St. for a reported assault on February 15, 2018. When officers arrived, they found a woman who claimed she was forcibly grabbed in intimate parts of her body by a male while she was walking in that area. The woman says the male fled southbound on Albany St.. The woman was not injured.  Then, around 7:38PM, IPD says they responded to the 400 block of N. T...

  • Letter urges Gov. Cuomo to add Finger Lakes to priority list for harmful algal blooms

    Letter urges Gov. Cuomo to add Finger Lakes to priority list for harmful algal blooms

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-02-16 05:20:34 GMT

    New York State representatives are urging Governor Cuomo to add multiple Finger Lakes to a priority list the state considers vulnerable to harmful algal blooms, which threaten drinking water sources. 

    New York State representatives are urging Governor Cuomo to add multiple Finger Lakes to a priority list the state considers vulnerable to harmful algal blooms, which threaten drinking water sources. 

  • Community members discuss '18 proposed budget during neighborhood meeting

    Community members discuss '18 proposed budget during neighborhood meeting

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-16 05:07:01 GMT

    Community members in Elmira came together Thursday evening for a neighborhood meeting.

    Community members in Elmira came together Thursday evening for a neighborhood meeting.

  • Tompkins County drug bust

    Tompkins County drug bust

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-02-16 04:57:15 GMT

    New York State Police say 32-year-old Maleek Miller and 35-year-old Kaitlin Smith,both of Ithaca, were arrested.

    New York State Police say 32-year-old Maleek Miller and 35-year-old Kaitlin Smith,both of Ithaca, were arrested.

  • Local students prepare for trip to their sister school in Italy

    Local students prepare for trip to their sister school in Italy

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:43 PM EST2018-02-15 23:43:26 GMT

    Nine Students from Corning High School will be on their way to San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, on Friday as a part of their sister school exchange program.

    Nine Students from Corning High School will be on their way to San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, on Friday as a part of their sister school exchange program.

  • Fighting the Good Fight

    Fighting the Good Fight

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-02-15 23:38:06 GMT

    Sacrificing so much while they're away, members of our armed forces often face a different reality when they come home. 

    Sacrificing so much while they're away, members of our armed forces often face a different reality when they come home. 

  • Arnot Mall Redevelopment Begins with Hotel Plans

    Arnot Mall Redevelopment Begins with Hotel Plans

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-15 22:58:51 GMT

    BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Big changes are expected over at the Arnot Mall. Big Flats officials are already piecing together that first phase in the mall's redevelopment plan.  "What they're looking at is a whole new concept plan," says Big Flats Town Supervisor Ed Fairbrother. "There's certain things they can do and certain things they can't do. One would be housing [and] that's an aspect malls are taking a look at." Fairbrother says plans are in the works t...

    BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Big changes are expected over at the Arnot Mall. Big Flats officials are already piecing together that first phase in the mall's redevelopment plan.  "What they're looking at is a whole new concept plan," says Big Flats Town Supervisor Ed Fairbrother. "There's certain things they can do and certain things they can't do. One would be housing [and] that's an aspect malls are taking a look at." Fairbrother says plans are in the works t...

  • One Horseheads home invasion suspect indicted

    One Horseheads home invasion suspect indicted

    Thursday, February 15 2018 3:04 PM EST2018-02-15 20:04:06 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - One of the suspects in a January home invasion on Overlook Drive has been indicted. A Chemung County Grand Jury indicted Drew Stansfield on several charges including 3 counts of 1st degree Burglary and 3 counts of 1st degree Robbery.  He and two others are accused of breaking into a home on Overlook Drive in Horseheads, armed with a loaded rifle.  Related: 3rd suspect in Horseheads armed home invasion captured The Sheriff's Office says a physical al...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - One of the suspects in a January home invasion on Overlook Drive has been indicted. A Chemung County Grand Jury indicted Drew Stansfield on several charges including 3 counts of 1st degree Burglary and 3 counts of 1st degree Robbery.  He and two others are accused of breaking into a home on Overlook Drive in Horseheads, armed with a loaded rifle.  Related: 3rd suspect in Horseheads armed home invasion captured The Sheriff's Office says a physical al...
  • Trio facing drug charges after traffic stop

    Trio facing drug charges after traffic stop

    Thursday, February 15 2018 2:40 PM EST2018-02-15 19:40:10 GMT

    A Southern Tier trio is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Canisteo. 

    A Southern Tier trio is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Canisteo. 

  • Three facing charges after alleged Hornell robbery and assault

    Three facing charges after alleged Hornell robbery and assault

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-02-15 18:31:12 GMT
    HORNELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- Three Steuben County residents are facing a slew of charges after a reported robbery in the town of Hornell. Police say it happened Tuesday night around 11:30 pm. Nineteen year old Shaun Haynes, sixteen year old Jametris Jordan and sixteen year old Terrence Tigner allegedly robbed a man in the Adsit Place underpass. According to authorities, the three hit and punched the man then stole his cell phone and other belongings.  The victim suffered several mi...
    HORNELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- Three Steuben County residents are facing a slew of charges after a reported robbery in the town of Hornell. Police say it happened Tuesday night around 11:30 pm. Nineteen year old Shaun Haynes, sixteen year old Jametris Jordan and sixteen year old Terrence Tigner allegedly robbed a man in the Adsit Place underpass. According to authorities, the three hit and punched the man then stole his cell phone and other belongings.  The victim suffered several mi...
  • Hornell woman accused of having sex with child

    Hornell woman accused of having sex with child

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-02-15 18:14:56 GMT
    BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - A Hornell woman is facing rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with someone younger than 17 years old. Kirsten Herrneckar, 25, is charged with 3rd degree Rape, 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Act, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She's accused of engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sexual conduct with a person under the age of 17. Police say it happened on Snell Hill Road in Bath. Herrneckar was arraigned and released on her own recognizance. ...
    BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - A Hornell woman is facing rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with someone younger than 17 years old. Kirsten Herrneckar, 25, is charged with 3rd degree Rape, 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Act, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She's accused of engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sexual conduct with a person under the age of 17. Police say it happened on Snell Hill Road in Bath. Herrneckar was arraigned and released on her own recognizance. ...
  • Westfield Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Westfield Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:01 PM EST2018-02-15 17:01:16 GMT
    WESTFIELD, P.A. (WENY) - A Westfield man has been arrested in connection to a Tuesday bank robbery. Jared Pierce, 29, has been charged with 2 counts of Robbery, Theft, and Receiving Stolen Property. He's accused of robbing the Northwest Savings Bank in Westfield Tuesday afternoon. Related: Police in Tioga County, PA searching for bank robbery suspect Police received a tip that Pierce was at a home in Cowanesque with a large amount of cash. Police found Pierce and took him into cust...
    WESTFIELD, P.A. (WENY) - A Westfield man has been arrested in connection to a Tuesday bank robbery. Jared Pierce, 29, has been charged with 2 counts of Robbery, Theft, and Receiving Stolen Property. He's accused of robbing the Northwest Savings Bank in Westfield Tuesday afternoon. Related: Police in Tioga County, PA searching for bank robbery suspect Police received a tip that Pierce was at a home in Cowanesque with a large amount of cash. Police found Pierce and took him into cust...
  • Steuben County man accused of having sex with two children

    Steuben County man accused of having sex with two children

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:24 AM EST2018-02-15 15:24:15 GMT

    A Steuben County man is behind bars for allegedly having inappropriate sexual relationships with two children.

    A Steuben County man is behind bars for allegedly having inappropriate sexual relationships with two children.

  • Fire and Ice at CMOG's 2300 Degrees Thursday Night

    Fire and Ice at CMOG's 2300 Degrees Thursday Night

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:17 AM EST2018-02-15 13:17:06 GMT

    The Corning Museum of Glass is gearing up to mix the thrill of glass making with the chill of the Winter season in this month's installment of 2300 Degrees.

    The Corning Museum of Glass is gearing up to mix the thrill of glass making with the chill of the Winter season in this month's installment of 2300 Degrees.

  • NY Lawmaker: Bar Pet Stores From Buying From Puppy Mills

    NY Lawmaker: Bar Pet Stores From Buying From Puppy Mills

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:08 AM EST2018-02-15 13:08:39 GMT

    Pet stores in New York state would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state Legislature. 

    Pet stores in New York state would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state Legislature. 

  • EC Professor To Debut Latest Play at Arnot Art Museum

    EC Professor To Debut Latest Play at Arnot Art Museum

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:04 AM EST2018-02-15 13:04:05 GMT

    An Elmira College professor and playwright is getting ready to debut his latest play, "Battles Lost and Won."

    An Elmira College professor and playwright is getting ready to debut his latest play, "Battles Lost and Won."

  • MU Food Pantry renamed with new location

    MU Food Pantry renamed with new location

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-02-15 04:59:12 GMT

    The Mansfield University Food Pantry has a new name and a new location. 

    The Mansfield University Food Pantry has a new name and a new location. 

  • Big Flats Supervisor Talks Arnot Mall Redevelopment, State Grant

    Big Flats Supervisor Talks Arnot Mall Redevelopment, State Grant

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-02-14 23:27:56 GMT

    Big Flats, N.Y. (WENY) - The town of Big Flats has received a grant of $11,500 to ensure economic growth. While that money won't go to one development project in particular, it will make things easier for developers in the town going forward.

    Big Flats, N.Y. (WENY) - The town of Big Flats has received a grant of $11,500 to ensure economic growth. While that money won't go to one development project in particular, it will make things easier for developers in the town going forward.

  • Florists work to keep up with "busiest day of the year"

    Florists work to keep up with "busiest day of the year"

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-14 22:56:25 GMT

    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Florists everywhere were scrambling to keep up with the demand of Valentine's Day. "It's the busiest day of the year for a florist," says Donald Zeigler of Zeigler Florists Inc, where the Valentine's Day rush starts well before the special day is even here. "Preparation for Valentine's Day starts the day after Christmas," says Zeigler. "We have records of what happens when it falls on a Wednesday, we follow how many dozen roses we ...

    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Florists everywhere were scrambling to keep up with the demand of Valentine's Day. "It's the busiest day of the year for a florist," says Donald Zeigler of Zeigler Florists Inc, where the Valentine's Day rush starts well before the special day is even here. "Preparation for Valentine's Day starts the day after Christmas," says Zeigler. "We have records of what happens when it falls on a Wednesday, we follow how many dozen roses we ...

  • Guthrie planning to add medical office building to Corning Hospital campus

    Guthrie planning to add medical office building to Corning Hospital campus

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-02-14 05:37:56 GMT

    Guthrie expects to break ground on the new building later this year.

    Guthrie expects to break ground on the new building later this year.

  • Police in Tioga County, PA searching for bank robbery suspect

    Police in Tioga County, PA searching for bank robbery suspect

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-02-14 05:17:01 GMT

    Police in Tioga County, Pennsylvania are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect involved in a bank robbery.

    Police in Tioga County, Pennsylvania are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect involved in a bank robbery.

  • Ithaca McDonald's offers wedding vow renewals at drive-thru

    Ithaca McDonald's offers wedding vow renewals at drive-thru

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-02-14 05:06:25 GMT

    Would you like a side of fries with your wedding vow renewal? The McDonald's on Elmira Road in Ithaca helped customers celebrate Valentine's Day a little differently this year. 

    Would you like a side of fries with your wedding vow renewal? The McDonald's on Elmira Road in Ithaca helped customers celebrate Valentine's Day a little differently this year. 

  • Ithaca Walmart shooter sentenced to 25 years behind bars

    Ithaca Walmart shooter sentenced to 25 years behind bars

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-02-14 00:57:28 GMT

    The man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a seasonal UPS worker in Ithaca in 2016 has been sentenced.

    The man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a seasonal UPS worker in Ithaca in 2016 has been sentenced.

  • A Closer Look: Chemung County's Compeer Program

    A Closer Look: Chemung County's Compeer Program

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:03 PM EST2018-02-13 23:03:01 GMT

    Support for people living with mental health issues is sometimes hard to find, however, one program in Chemung County is aiming to create lasting relationships to help.

    Support for people living with mental health issues is sometimes hard to find, however, one program in Chemung County is aiming to create lasting relationships to help.

  • Steuben County looking for volunteers for medical reserve corps

    Steuben County looking for volunteers for medical reserve corps

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-02-13 21:55:54 GMT

    Steuben County Public Health is looking for volunteers for its medical reserve corps.

    Steuben County Public Health is looking for volunteers for its medical reserve corps.

  • Hardinge Purchased By Privet Fund Management in $245 Million Deal

    Hardinge Purchased By Privet Fund Management in $245 Million Deal

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-02-13 13:28:12 GMT

    A local manufacturer is now under new ownership. Hardinge Inc. entered into a merger agreement under which the company will be acquired by an affiliate of Privet Fund Management LLC. 

    A local manufacturer is now under new ownership. Hardinge Inc. entered into a merger agreement under which the company will be acquired by an affiliate of Privet Fund Management LLC. 

  • Finger Lakes Farm Country Conference

    Finger Lakes Farm Country Conference

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:28 AM EST2018-02-13 12:28:25 GMT

    Finger Lakes Farm Country is doing what it can to help boost business for local food producers. 

    Finger Lakes Farm Country is doing what it can to help boost business for local food producers. 

  • Up to 71 Sitel employees to be laid off

    Up to 71 Sitel employees to be laid off

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 12:28 AM EST2018-02-13 05:28:19 GMT

    Sitel says they will try to make every effort possible to find other work at the company for those 71 workers that are affected.

    Sitel says they will try to make every effort possible to find other work at the company for those 71 workers that are affected.

  • Democratic candidates for NY's 23rd Congressional District Seat discuss key issues

    Democratic candidates for NY's 23rd Congressional District Seat discuss key issues

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-02-13 05:02:38 GMT

    Democratic candidates vying for the 23rd congressional district seat came together Monday night for a community event. 

    Democratic candidates vying for the 23rd congressional district seat came together Monday night for a community event. 

  • Valentines for Vets: Reed Celebrates Holiday Early at Bath VA

    Valentines for Vets: Reed Celebrates Holiday Early at Bath VA

    Monday, February 12 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-02-13 00:23:35 GMT

    Bath, N.Y. (WENY) - Congressman Tom Reed was joined by multiple local politicians today at the Bath VA Medical Center to spread the Valentine's love to our local veterans. Reed started the Valentines for Vets event 11 years ago, in which local students from kindergarten through the 12th grade write valentines to be shared with our local heroes. Reed says, "There was a group of us that kind of got together and said what can we do to maybe in a unique way show appreciation for our...

    Bath, N.Y. (WENY) - Congressman Tom Reed was joined by multiple local politicians today at the Bath VA Medical Center to spread the Valentine's love to our local veterans. Reed started the Valentines for Vets event 11 years ago, in which local students from kindergarten through the 12th grade write valentines to be shared with our local heroes. Reed says, "There was a group of us that kind of got together and said what can we do to maybe in a unique way show appreciation for our...

  • Senator Gillibrand announces new job training legislation

    Senator Gillibrand announces new job training legislation

    Monday, February 12 2018 5:17 PM EST2018-02-12 22:17:06 GMT
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation on Monday, aimed at providing more training to low-income and working students. "Let's say you have someone working at your local manufacturer and they realize they can get a better paying job if they take a training course at the local community college," says Gillibrand. "This would now make them eligible to take a six week course, maybe at night, to give them the skills they need to g...
    HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation on Monday, aimed at providing more training to low-income and working students. "Let's say you have someone working at your local manufacturer and they realize they can get a better paying job if they take a training course at the local community college," says Gillibrand. "This would now make them eligible to take a six week course, maybe at night, to give them the skills they need to g...
  • Two arrested in connection to alleged robbery in Elmira

    Two arrested in connection to alleged robbery in Elmira

    Monday, February 12 2018 5:16 PM EST2018-02-12 22:16:42 GMT

    Two people are facing charges after an alleged robbery in Elmira.

    Two people are facing charges after an alleged robbery in Elmira.

  • Steuben County daycare worker arrested on sex abuse charges

    Steuben County daycare worker arrested on sex abuse charges

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-02-12 21:44:03 GMT

    McGannon was arraigned in the Town of Erwin, and is expected to return back to court on March 7th. According to police records, he was released on his own recognizance.

    McGannon was arraigned in the Town of Erwin, and is expected to return back to court on March 7th. According to police records, he was released on his own recognizance.

  • Mansfield Police Looking for Car Thief

    Mansfield Police Looking for Car Thief

    Monday, February 12 2018 3:46 PM EST2018-02-12 20:46:17 GMT

    Nelson Township, P.A. (WENY) - The Mansfield Police Department is looking for a Springwater, New York man after he took a vehicle without consent. 33-year old William Wagner is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Wagner took the vehicle of 61-year old Timothy Price, but Price never gave Wagner permission to drive it. The vehicle was recovered in Corning. Anyone with information on Wagner is asked to please conta...

    Nelson Township, P.A. (WENY) - The Mansfield Police Department is looking for a Springwater, New York man after he took a vehicle without consent. 33-year old William Wagner is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Wagner took the vehicle of 61-year old Timothy Price, but Price never gave Wagner permission to drive it. The vehicle was recovered in Corning. Anyone with information on Wagner is asked to please conta...

  • P.A. teen accused threatening father with knife

    P.A. teen accused threatening father with knife

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-12 17:24:12 GMT

    A Pennsylvania teen is behind bars after police say he stole a car and threatened to kill his father.

    A Pennsylvania teen is behind bars after police say he stole a car and threatened to kill his father.

  • Blow-out bridal sale benefits local humane society

    Blow-out bridal sale benefits local humane society

    Sunday, February 11 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-02-11 21:38:01 GMT

    Women from all around the region were able to help local animals while picking out a dress for their special day. The Schuyler County Humane Society hosted a one-day bridal gown blow-out at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen. 

    Women from all around the region were able to help local animals while picking out a dress for their special day. The Schuyler County Humane Society hosted a one-day bridal gown blow-out at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen. 

  • Elmira Police Need Help ID'ing Suspect

    Elmira Police Need Help ID'ing Suspect

    Sunday, February 11 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-11 15:06:50 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Police Department is asking for your help in identifying an assault suspect. On December 16th, 2017, the Elmira Police Department was called to the YMCA to investigate an assault committed by the owner and players of the Elmira Eagles Basketball team against the visiting team.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Police Department is asking for your help in identifying an assault suspect. On December 16th, 2017, the Elmira Police Department was called to the YMCA to investigate an assault committed by the owner and players of the Elmira Eagles Basketball team against the visiting team.

  • Chemung County Legislator announces run for County Executive

    Chemung County Legislator announces run for County Executive

    Sunday, February 11 2018 9:50 AM EST2018-02-11 14:50:29 GMT

    A Chemung County Legislator says he'll be throwing his hat into the ring for the County Executive. Ken Miller announced Saturday night at the Horseheads American Legion that he'll be running for the position as a Republican. 

    A Chemung County Legislator says he'll be throwing his hat into the ring for the County Executive. Ken Miller announced Saturday night at the Horseheads American Legion that he'll be running for the position as a Republican. 

  • Church Closings for Sunday 2/11

    Church Closings for Sunday 2/11

    Sunday, February 11 2018 9:01 AM EST2018-02-11 14:01:01 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The following churches will be closed today: - Elmira Catholic Churches Sunday School. - Pine Valley United Methodist Church.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The following churches will be closed today: - Elmira Catholic Churches Sunday School. - Pine Valley United Methodist Church.

  • Restaurants fight for top prize in 20th annual chili cook-off

    Restaurants fight for top prize in 20th annual chili cook-off

    Saturday, February 10 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-02-11 02:36:50 GMT

    Residents flocked to Ithaca on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the 20th annual "Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off". Over forty-different restaurants brought the heat as they worked at trying to claim the title of best chili. 

    Residents flocked to Ithaca on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the 20th annual "Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off". Over forty-different restaurants brought the heat as they worked at trying to claim the title of best chili. 

  • Program to be Held on Hakes Landfill Expansion

    Program to be Held on Hakes Landfill Expansion

    Saturday, February 10 2018 9:58 AM EST2018-02-10 14:58:00 GMT

    Corning, N.Y. (WENY) - A program on how to make comments on the Draft Supplemental Environment Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Hakes C&D Landfill Expansion Project will be held today at 11am. The program will be held at the Campbell-Savona Junior Senior High School. The program is sponsored by the Sierra Club Atlantic (New York) Chapter. The program is designed to assist those wishing to make comments at the public hearing on the DSEIS and the town of Campbell site plan review ...

    Corning, N.Y. (WENY) - A program on how to make comments on the Draft Supplemental Environment Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Hakes C&D Landfill Expansion Project will be held today at 11am. The program will be held at the Campbell-Savona Junior Senior High School.

  • NYS Senator Tom O'Mara looking for Veterans Hall of Fame nominees

    NYS Senator Tom O'Mara looking for Veterans Hall of Fame nominees

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:37 PM EST2018-02-10 04:37:39 GMT

    The Veterans Hall of Fame was established back in 2005 -- and it honors the men and women who served our country.

    The Veterans Hall of Fame was established back in 2005 -- and it honors the men and women who served our country.

  • "Easy Rider" program helps the elderly get around

    "Easy Rider" program helps the elderly get around

    Friday, February 9 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-02-09 23:42:09 GMT

    The service travels through seven different routes throughout Steuben County and is free to any senior citizen in need of transportation. But to the seniors who use the service, the best part is spending time with their driver, Marie, and making memories. 

    The service travels through seven different routes throughout Steuben County and is free to any senior citizen in need of transportation. But to the seniors who use the service, the best part is spending time with their driver, Marie, and making memories. 

  • Ithaca Community Receives Backlash after Debate Cancels School Production

    Ithaca Community Receives Backlash after Debate Cancels School Production

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-09 22:44:09 GMT
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca City School District is speaking out after the decision was made to cancel an upcoming Spring play. The move is now getting national attention, going far beyond the decision to pull the production. The Ithaca Voice is reporting the debate started after Ithaca High School cancelled its spring production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That decision allegedly came after a casting dispute spread from just the school into the community. The story has si...
    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca City School District is speaking out after the decision was made to cancel an upcoming Spring play. The move is now getting national attention, going far beyond the decision to pull the production. The Ithaca Voice is reporting the debate started after Ithaca High School cancelled its spring production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That decision allegedly came after a casting dispute spread from just the school into the community. The story has si...
  • Multiple animals seized from Elmira home

    Multiple animals seized from Elmira home

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-02-09 22:23:01 GMT

    Multiple animals have been seized from a home in Elmira after an investigation into animal cruelty, including several animals living in unsanitary conditions. 

    Multiple animals have been seized from a home in Elmira after an investigation into animal cruelty, including several animals living in unsanitary conditions. 

  • Elmira woman facing charges for selling cocaine

    Elmira woman facing charges for selling cocaine

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:23 PM EST2018-02-09 20:23:38 GMT

    An Elmira woman is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine.

    An Elmira woman is facing charges for allegedly selling cocaine.

  • Alleged Chemung County vandal released under Project for Bail

    Alleged Chemung County vandal released under Project for Bail

    Friday, February 9 2018 12:11 PM EST2018-02-09 17:11:26 GMT

    One of the alleged Chemung County vandals was released through Project for Bail after his arraignment Friday.

    One of the alleged Chemung County vandals was released through Project for Bail after his arraignment Friday.

  • Elmira city council explores new ways to cut down deficit

    Elmira city council explores new ways to cut down deficit

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-02-08 23:23:05 GMT

    Throughout the workshop, the council weighed options of funding numerous capital projects, like renovating Dunn Field and buying new police cars. 

    Throughout the workshop, the council weighed options of funding numerous capital projects, like renovating Dunn Field and buying new police cars. 

  • Special Report: Working Towards Home

    Special Report: Working Towards Home

    Thursday, February 8 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-02-08 21:55:14 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- "I was really successful my entire life. I worked at Cornell University for twelve years [and] that's where I got my degree. I got my hair license. I did really good."  Yet every day, April Mace wakes up at a Catholic Charities shelter in Elmira. It's a routine she's gotten used to over the past few months. And despite having a college degree and full-time job, it's a routine that stems back to November of 2015. "I was in a lot of abusive ...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- "I was really successful my entire life. I worked at Cornell University for twelve years [and] that's where I got my degree. I got my hair license. I did really good."  Yet every day, April Mace wakes up at a Catholic Charities shelter in Elmira. It's a routine she's gotten used to over the past few months. And despite having a college degree and full-time job, it's a routine that stems back to November of 2015. "I was in a lot of abusive ...
  • Suspected gang fights lock down parts of Elmira Correctional Facility

    Suspected gang fights lock down parts of Elmira Correctional Facility

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:49 AM EST2018-02-08 15:49:06 GMT

    Two cell blocks were locked down at Elmira Correctional Facility following a series of inmate fights.

    Two cell blocks were locked down at Elmira Correctional Facility following a series of inmate fights.

  • Chemung County Highway Dept. faces salt shortage for winter storms

    Chemung County Highway Dept. faces salt shortage for winter storms

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-08 01:12:41 GMT

    If you were out on the roads on Wednesday, you know they weren't in very good shape. But you may want to think twice about going out with less salt on the roads.

    If you were out on the roads on Wednesday, you know they weren't in very good shape. But you may want to think twice about going out with less salt on the roads.

  • Crews at Elmira-Corning Regional work to clear runway during storm

    Crews at Elmira-Corning Regional work to clear runway during storm

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 5:53 PM EST2018-02-07 22:53:06 GMT

    BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- When snow hits, it's all hands on-deck at Elmira Corning Regional Airport.  Crews were hard at work throughout Wednesday morning, afternoon and evening--clearing and keeping snow off the runway.  "They've been at it since about three this morning, just getting everything plowed and prepped up," says Bill Hopper, Director of Aviation at (ELM). "They've been at it all day." The job includes a team of four massive, high-powered t...

    BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- When snow hits, it's all hands on-deck at Elmira Corning Regional Airport.  Crews were hard at work throughout Wednesday morning, afternoon and evening--clearing and keeping snow off the runway.  "They've been at it since about three this morning, just getting everything plowed and prepped up," says Bill Hopper, Director of Aviation at (ELM). "They've been at it all day." The job includes a team of four massive, high-powered t...

  • NY awards $55M in grants for local emergency communications

    NY awards $55M in grants for local emergency communications

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-02-07 17:50:39 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is providing $55 million in funding to improve emergency communications across the state.    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that two grants will be awarded to counties statewide and to New York City. The Democrat says the funding will enhance the abilities of local governments to expand their communications systems and assist police, fire departments and other first responders.    The grants are administered by the state's ...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is providing $55 million in funding to improve emergency communications across the state.    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that two grants will be awarded to counties statewide and to New York City. The Democrat says the funding will enhance the abilities of local governments to expand their communications systems and assist police, fire departments and other first responders.    The grants are administered by the state's ...
  • Special Report: Connection Unavailable

    Special Report: Connection Unavailable

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:55 AM EST2018-02-07 15:55:28 GMT

    At home or at school, internet access can be the difference between success or failure. In some homes in the Southern Tier, access is a daily struggle. In this Special Report, WENY's Cody Carlson sits down with a local high school senior to see the problems she deals with everyday, and how Chemung County officials are working to combat the problem.

    At home or at school, internet access can be the difference between success or failure. In some homes in the Southern Tier, access is a daily struggle. In this Special Report, WENY's Cody Carlson sits down with a local high school senior to see the problems she deals with everyday, and how Chemung County officials are working to combat the problem.

  • Winter Driving Advisory For Chemung County

    Winter Driving Advisory For Chemung County

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:15 AM EST2018-02-07 15:15:10 GMT

    Officials in Chemung County have a warning for drivers today. They want to make sure everyone is safe on the road.

    Officials in Chemung County have a warning for drivers today. They want to make sure everyone is safe on the road.

  • Politics in Two - Stock Market Activity

    Politics in Two - Stock Market Activity

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-02-06 23:16:58 GMT
    (WENY) - WENY Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly joins us in studio to talk about the impact of the recent stock market activity on politics.
    (WENY) - WENY Political Analyst Dr. Jim Twombly joins us in studio to talk about the impact of the recent stock market activity on politics.
  • Local Winery Talks Ice Wine Production

    Local Winery Talks Ice Wine Production

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-06 23:10:32 GMT

    Lodi, N.Y. (WENY) - Ice Wine is unlike most wines. Instead of having it with dinner, it is best consumed after a meal. Boundary Breaks Vineyard President Bruce Murray says, "Ice wine is a dessert wine. It's something that you have after dinner. It's very sweet. So like a dessert, it is something to have after a meal when you need something sweet to finish the meal."

    Lodi, N.Y. (WENY) - Ice Wine is unlike most wines. Instead of having it with dinner, it is best consumed after a meal. Boundary Breaks Vineyard President Bruce Murray says, "Ice wine is a dessert wine. It's something that you have after dinner. It's very sweet. So like a dessert, it is something to have after a meal when you need something sweet to finish the meal."

  • Honoring a Fallen Hero 50 Years After His Death In Vietnam

    Honoring a Fallen Hero 50 Years After His Death In Vietnam

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-06 22:59:38 GMT

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - 50 years ago to the day, Joe Brewer made the ultimate sacrifice. After enlisting in the Marine Corps, Brewer was killed in action during the Vietnam war on February 6th, 1968.

    Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - 50 years ago to the day, Joe Brewer made the ultimate sacrifice. After enlisting in the Marine Corps, Brewer was killed in action during the Vietnam war on February 6th, 1968.

  • Twin Tiers municipalities declare snow emergency

    Twin Tiers municipalities declare snow emergency

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-02-06 21:58:18 GMT
    TWIN TIERS (WENY) - Several municipalities have issued snow emergencies due to the upcoming storm. The Village of Waverly's snow emergency will go into effect at 11am on Wednesday.  Sayre Borough has also issued a snow emergency that goes into effect at 4am Wednesday. According to the snow emergency declaration, vehicles should not be left on borough or village roads because they can block snow removal efforts.  For Waverly residents, temporary parking is available at Vi...
    TWIN TIERS (WENY) - Several municipalities have issued snow emergencies due to the upcoming storm. The Village of Waverly's snow emergency will go into effect at 11am on Wednesday.  Sayre Borough has also issued a snow emergency that goes into effect at 4am Wednesday. According to the snow emergency declaration, vehicles should not be left on borough or village roads because they can block snow removal efforts.  For Waverly residents, temporary parking is available at Vi...
  • Athens Mayor declares snow emergency

    Athens Mayor declares snow emergency

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 1:01 PM EST2018-02-06 18:01:29 GMT
    ATHENS, P.A. (WENY) - The Mayor of Athens has issued a snow emergency for the borough starting Wednesday morning. The snow emergency starts at 7am on Wednesday and runs through 4am Thursday.  Mayor Joe Polzella is asking all residents to remove all cars that are parked on borough streets. According to the snow emergency declaration, vehicles should not be left on borough roads because it can block snow removal efforts. Travel on roads in Athens will also be restricted during a...
    ATHENS, P.A. (WENY) - The Mayor of Athens has issued a snow emergency for the borough starting Wednesday morning. The snow emergency starts at 7am on Wednesday and runs through 4am Thursday.  Mayor Joe Polzella is asking all residents to remove all cars that are parked on borough streets. According to the snow emergency declaration, vehicles should not be left on borough roads because it can block snow removal efforts. Travel on roads in Athens will also be restricted during a...
  • Steuben County restauranteur pleads guilty for failing to pay over $175K in sales tax

    Steuben County restauranteur pleads guilty for failing to pay over $175K in sales tax

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-02-06 16:01:07 GMT

    A Steuben County restauranteur has pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $175,000 in sales tax.

    A Steuben County restauranteur has pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $175,000 in sales tax.

  • Bath woman accused of driving drunk with child in car

    Bath woman accused of driving drunk with child in car

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:59 AM EST2018-02-06 05:59:04 GMT

    50-year-old Diana Satterfield is facing several charges, including DWI, and endangering the welfare of a child.

    50-year-old Diana Satterfield is facing several charges, including DWI, and endangering the welfare of a child.

  • Steuben County man arrested for selling marijuana to minor

    Steuben County man arrested for selling marijuana to minor

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:29 AM EST2018-02-06 05:29:58 GMT

    The Steuben County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Michael Neff sold pot to someone under the age of 18.

    The Steuben County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Michael Neff sold pot to someone under the age of 18.

  • Chemung Co. Executive holds presentation on CGR report during special meeting

    Chemung Co. Executive holds presentation on CGR report during special meeting

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-06 05:05:46 GMT

    Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli gave a presentation reviewing the recent CGR report during a special meeting. 

    Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli gave a presentation reviewing the recent CGR report during a special meeting. 

  • Public hearing date set for 2018 proposed Elmira budget

    Public hearing date set for 2018 proposed Elmira budget

    Monday, February 5 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-02-06 04:43:09 GMT

    Elmira City Council approves date for public hearing on proposed 2018 budget, and adds additional workshop. 

    Elmira City Council approves date for public hearing on proposed 2018 budget, and adds additional workshop. 

  • One dead following Bradford County car accident

    One dead following Bradford County car accident

    Monday, February 5 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-02-05 23:09:45 GMT

    Windham Township, PA (WENY) -- A Bradford County man is dead following a car accident Monday afternoon. Pennsylvania State Police say 37-year-old Jeffrey Wheeler of Windham Township was driving on Cotton Hollow Road around 1:30 pm when he lost control of the car. According to police, Wheeler was speeding when the car struck a culvert when it became airbourne and hit a tree. Wheeler was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown from the car. He was pronounced dea...

    Windham Township, PA (WENY) -- A Bradford County man is dead following a car accident Monday afternoon. Pennsylvania State Police say 37-year-old Jeffrey Wheeler of Windham Township was driving on Cotton Hollow Road around 1:30 pm when he lost control of the car. According to police, Wheeler was speeding when the car struck a culvert when it became airbourne and hit a tree. Wheeler was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown from the car. He was pronounced dea...

  • Local Hospital Dealing with Influx of Flu Patients

    Local Hospital Dealing with Influx of Flu Patients

    Monday, February 5 2018 5:55 PM EST2018-02-05 22:55:42 GMT
    SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) -- Hospitals across the region are fighting what's being called one of the most severe flu seasons over the past few years. Staff at Guthrie's Robert Pack Hospital say they've certainly seen an increase in patients with flu-like symptoms. That means hours of overtime and additional staffing. Meanwhile the hospital has planned and stocked up for such an influx, with plenty of resources and materials still available  "We've been able to squeak by without ...
    SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) -- Hospitals across the region are fighting what's being called one of the most severe flu seasons over the past few years. Staff at Guthrie's Robert Pack Hospital say they've certainly seen an increase in patients with flu-like symptoms. That means hours of overtime and additional staffing. Meanwhile the hospital has planned and stocked up for such an influx, with plenty of resources and materials still available  "We've been able to squeak by without ...
  • Ithaca Man Sentenced in 2016 Chemung County Fatal Crash

    Ithaca Man Sentenced in 2016 Chemung County Fatal Crash

    Monday, February 5 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-02-05 22:38:45 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The driver of a 2015 fatal crash in Chemung County will now spend at least three years in prison.  On Monday, 29-year-old Johnathan Byrd was sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of three to nine years in state prison in connection with an october 13th, 2016 action on I-86 in Horseheads. Byrd pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. He was driving a vehicle that crashed on I-86 near Route 13. Byrd's car went off the shoulder of the highway and cont...

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The driver of a 2015 fatal crash in Chemung County will now spend at least three years in prison.  On Monday, 29-year-old Johnathan Byrd was sentenced to an indeterminate sentence of three to nine years in state prison in connection with an october 13th, 2016 action on I-86 in Horseheads. Byrd pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. He was driving a vehicle that crashed on I-86 near Route 13. Byrd's car went off the shoulder of the highway and cont...

  • Madison Ave Bridge to be partially closed for two days

    Madison Ave Bridge to be partially closed for two days

    Monday, February 5 2018 2:23 PM EST2018-02-05 19:23:05 GMT

    The Madison Ave Bridge will be closed to southbound traffic for two days. 

    The Madison Ave Bridge will be closed to southbound traffic for two days. 

  • Steuben County woman accused of cashing multiple forged checks

    Steuben County woman accused of cashing multiple forged checks

    Monday, February 5 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-02-05 16:20:11 GMT

    A Steuben County woman is facing charges after she was accused of cashing forged checks.

    A Steuben County woman is facing charges after she was accused of cashing forged checks.

  • Wayland woman behind bars on meth making charges

    Wayland woman behind bars on meth making charges

    Monday, February 5 2018 10:15 AM EST2018-02-05 15:15:17 GMT

    A Wayland woman is behind bars after she was allegedly caught with meth making materials. 

    A Wayland woman is behind bars after she was allegedly caught with meth making materials. 

  • Corning Couple Facing Drug Charges

    Corning Couple Facing Drug Charges

    Monday, February 5 2018 7:33 AM EST2018-02-05 12:33:01 GMT

    A couple from Corning is in hot water this Monday after a traffic stop landed them behind bars and facing drug charges.

    A couple from Corning is in hot water this Monday after a traffic stop landed them behind bars and facing drug charges.

  • Nonprofits Ask NY For Help With Building Repairs, Upgrades

    Nonprofits Ask NY For Help With Building Repairs, Upgrades

    Monday, February 5 2018 7:21 AM EST2018-02-05 12:21:11 GMT

    More than 350 nonprofit organizations serving people throughout New York are urging state officials to increase funding for building repairs, technology upgrades and other critical improvements.

    More than 350 nonprofit organizations serving people throughout New York are urging state officials to increase funding for building repairs, technology upgrades and other critical improvements.

  • Family searches for blanket connected to their deceased 8-year-old

    Family searches for blanket connected to their deceased 8-year-old

    Sunday, February 4 2018 8:30 PM EST2018-02-05 01:30:18 GMT

    They say when someone passes away, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time. Now one local family is asking for the public's help after losing a very special gift.  

    They say when someone passes away, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time. Now one local family is asking for the public's help after losing a very special gift.  

  • Lane Closure over Walnut Street Bridge in Elmira

    Lane Closure over Walnut Street Bridge in Elmira

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-12-06 18:52:21 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

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:52 PM EST2017-12-06 18:52:20 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.

  • Winter Warn 2017 NWS Simplification to Winter Alerts

    Winter Warn 2017 NWS Simplification to Winter Alerts

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-11-14 00:45:59 GMT

    Binghamton, NY (WENY) -- With the winter weather season quickly approaching The National Weather Service is rolling out changes to the way they deliver winter weather alerts.  It’s all about simplifying the process and making it easier for the public to better understand winter risks. 

    Binghamton, NY (WENY) -- With the winter weather season quickly approaching The National Weather Service is rolling out changes to the way they deliver winter weather alerts.  It’s all about simplifying the process and making it easier for the public to better understand winter risks. 

  • NYSP Fundraiser Saturday For K9 Foundation

    NYSP Fundraiser Saturday For K9 Foundation

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:03 AM EDT2017-09-22 14:03:26 GMT

    A local fundraiser supporting the New York State Police K9 foundation needs your help.

    A local fundraiser supporting the New York State Police K9 foundation needs your help.

  • 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.     

  • 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.     

  • 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.

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