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  • Cornell Student Facing Assault Charges

    Cornell Student Facing Assault Charges

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:51 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:51:16 GMT

    The alumni board of a Cornell University fraternity says, its Psi Upsilon chapter will no longer be allowed on campus.

    The alumni board of a Cornell University fraternity says, its Psi Upsilon chapter will no longer be allowed on campus.

  • Man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls gets 30 to 87 years

    Man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls gets 30 to 87 years

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:31:29 GMT

    A Pennsylvania man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, has been sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison.

    A Pennsylvania man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, has been sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison.

  • 3 suspects used obits to steal from cars at funeral homes

    3 suspects used obits to steal from cars at funeral homes

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-09-20 13:46:28 GMT

    Authorities say they've arrested three people who used obituaries to plan out thefts of items left in vehicles parked at western New York funeral homes.

    Authorities say they've arrested three people who used obituaries to plan out thefts of items left in vehicles parked at western New York funeral homes.

  • Cuomo: majority of NYS colleges, universities Title IX compliant

    Cuomo: majority of NYS colleges, universities Title IX compliant

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

    Wolf Sees Downgrade Without Budget Deal Soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New York Coaches Encouraged to Teach Young Drivers Safety

    New York Coaches Encouraged to Teach Young Drivers Safety

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:09 AM EDT2017-09-18 11:09:10 GMT

    High school coaches in New York are being encouraged to talk to their athletes about safe driving - and they could win $3,000 cash for their efforts.

    High school coaches in New York are being encouraged to talk to their athletes about safe driving - and they could win $3,000 cash for their efforts.

  • Ready, Set... Wineglass!

    Ready, Set... Wineglass!

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

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

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

  • Judge sets date for Cosby retrial on sexual assault charges

    Judge sets date for Cosby retrial on sexual assault charges

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:44:15 GMT
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has scheduled a new date for Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago.      Judge Steven O'Neill on Friday ordered the retrial to begin on April 2. He says jury selection can get underway before then.      The retrial was initially set for November, but last month O'Neill granted a request by Cosby's new lawyers to delay it so they could get up to speed on the case.    ...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has scheduled a new date for Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago.      Judge Steven O'Neill on Friday ordered the retrial to begin on April 2. He says jury selection can get underway before then.      The retrial was initially set for November, but last month O'Neill granted a request by Cosby's new lawyers to delay it so they could get up to speed on the case.    ...
  • Cuomo to visit US Virgin Islands to survey damage

    Cuomo to visit US Virgin Islands to survey damage

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:20:05 GMT

    Cuomo has already deployed rescue teams to the area in recent weeks, including 130 members of the New York Air National Guard, along with equipment.

    Cuomo has already deployed rescue teams to the area in recent weeks, including 130 members of the New York Air National Guard, along with equipment.

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

    Flu Season: Why experts say you should get vaccinated now

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

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

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

  • Report: PA child abuse workers swamped, underpaid

    Report: PA child abuse workers swamped, underpaid

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-09-14 17:56:43 GMT

    A new report says the county caseworkers who investigate child abuse in Pennsylvania are underpaid, inadequately trained, plagued by high turnover and face dangerous conditions.

    A new report says the county caseworkers who investigate child abuse in Pennsylvania are underpaid, inadequately trained, plagued by high turnover and face dangerous conditions.

  • Trinity of Chemung getting $1 million in federal funding

    Trinity of Chemung getting $1 million in federal funding

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

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

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

  • Many New York Teachers Missing Out On Big Tax Break

    Many New York Teachers Missing Out On Big Tax Break

    Thursday, September 14 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-09-14 14:07:57 GMT

    Senator Chuck Schumer says many teachers in the state are missing out on a big tax break, and wants to remind them there's still time to apply.

    Senator Chuck Schumer says many teachers in the state are missing out on a big tax break, and wants to remind them there's still time to apply.

  • Baby falls from 2nd-floor opening, suffers a fractured skull

    Baby falls from 2nd-floor opening, suffers a fractured skull

    Thursday, September 14 2017 8:02 AM EDT2017-09-14 12:02:40 GMT

    Police in upstate New York say a baby has a fractured skull after the boy fell from a second-floor opening at a dilapidated home.

    Police in upstate New York say a baby has a fractured skull after the boy fell from a second-floor opening at a dilapidated home.

  • Target Recalls Dressers Due to Tipping Risk

    Target Recalls Dressers Due to Tipping Risk

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:57:30 GMT

    RECALL: Target says it is recalling nearly 180,000 dressers because they can tip over and pose a risk to children.     

    RECALL: Target says it is recalling nearly 180,000 dressers because they can tip over and pose a risk to children.     

  • NY Giving $2.2M to Cities for Vehicle Charging Stations

    NY Giving $2.2M to Cities for Vehicle Charging Stations

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:40:53 GMT

    New York state will make $2.2 million available to local governments looking to build public charging stations for electric vehicles. 

    New York state will make $2.2 million available to local governments looking to build public charging stations for electric vehicles. 

  • Red Cross recruits local volunteers for disaster training

    Red Cross recruits local volunteers for disaster training

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

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

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

  • NY hotline can help with voter access issues

    NY hotline can help with voter access issues

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-09-12 13:52:54 GMT

    New York has a hotline to troubleshoot voter access issues during the primary election.

    New York has a hotline to troubleshoot voter access issues during the primary election.

  • Cuomo Signs Bill Expanding Sick Leave for 9/11 Workers

    Cuomo Signs Bill Expanding Sick Leave for 9/11 Workers

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-09-12 11:25:42 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - First responders and other state employees who developed health conditions after working at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terror attack are getting unlimited sick leave. Under the bill, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, eligible workers will get unlimited paid sick leave at 100 percent of their regular salary dating back to their diagnosis. Cuomo's office says similar paid leave benefits are currently available for New York City polic...
    NEW YORK (AP) - First responders and other state employees who developed health conditions after working at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 terror attack are getting unlimited sick leave. Under the bill, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, eligible workers will get unlimited paid sick leave at 100 percent of their regular salary dating back to their diagnosis. Cuomo's office says similar paid leave benefits are currently available for New York City polic...
  • Mom stabbed newborn, father; claimed baby was devil's

    Mom stabbed newborn, father; claimed baby was devil's

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-09-11 13:31:04 GMT

    A suburban Pittsburgh woman is accused of stabbing her 8-day-old son and the baby's father, and police say she told them God made her do it because the baby was created "by the devil."

    A suburban Pittsburgh woman is accused of stabbing her 8-day-old son and the baby's father, and police say she told them God made her do it because the baby was created "by the devil."

  • $900k to battle invasive species in Finger Lakes

    $900k to battle invasive species in Finger Lakes

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:25 AM EDT2017-09-11 11:25:08 GMT

    The Finger Lakes are getting almost $900,000 in federal funding to help battle invasive species.

    The Finger Lakes are getting almost $900,000 in federal funding to help battle invasive species.

  • Town of Hartsville attorney resigns, alleges misconduct by Town Supervisor

    Town of Hartsville attorney resigns, alleges misconduct by Town Supervisor

    Friday, September 8 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-09-08 04:25:13 GMT

    The attorney for a Steuben County town resigned last week amid allegations of misconduct by the Town Supervisor. 

    The attorney for a Steuben County town resigned last week amid allegations of misconduct by the Town Supervisor. 

  • Former WENY anchor talks Irma preparation from Florida

    Former WENY anchor talks Irma preparation from Florida

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

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

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

  • Wolf urges Pennsylvania members of Congress to protect DACA

    Wolf urges Pennsylvania members of Congress to protect DACA

    Thursday, September 7 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-09-07 18:22:53 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvania's members of Congress to preserve a program being ended by the Trump administration that protects immigrants living in the U.S. illegally after they arrived as children from being deported.      A letter sent Thursday says beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are a part of many communities and shouldn't be deported.      It says they benefit Pennsylvania'...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvania's members of Congress to preserve a program being ended by the Trump administration that protects immigrants living in the U.S. illegally after they arrived as children from being deported.      A letter sent Thursday says beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are a part of many communities and shouldn't be deported.      It says they benefit Pennsylvania'...
  • Poll: Support in New York for keeping Confederate statues

    Poll: Support in New York for keeping Confederate statues

    Thursday, September 7 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-09-07 11:45:21 GMT

    A new poll finds support among New York voters for allowing Confederate statues and memorials to stay up.

    A new poll finds support among New York voters for allowing Confederate statues and memorials to stay up.

  • NY man charged for having illegal gun after son shot, killed

    NY man charged for having illegal gun after son shot, killed

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-09-06 13:17:42 GMT

    Authorities say they've charged a Syracuse man with illegally possessing a handgun that was used to accidentally kill his 8-year-old son last month.    

    Authorities say they've charged a Syracuse man with illegally possessing a handgun that was used to accidentally kill his 8-year-old son last month.    

  • NY Governor Cuomo's favorability rating rebounds

    NY Governor Cuomo's favorability rating rebounds

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-09-06 11:41:55 GMT

    A new survey of voters in New York state suggests Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability ratings are inching upward after a tough summer. 

    A new survey of voters in New York state suggests Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability ratings are inching upward after a tough summer. 

  • Early bear season begins in part of New York this week

    Early bear season begins in part of New York this week

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-09-06 11:37:38 GMT

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

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

  • Driver Faces Assault, DUI After Plowing Into Party Crowd

    Driver Faces Assault, DUI After Plowing Into Party Crowd

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-09-06 11:05:20 GMT

    Authorities say a woman accused of injuring a pregnant woman and eight other people by plowing into a crowd while trying to drive around a Labor Day block party in Philadelphia is being charged with aggravated assault and driving under the influence. 

    Authorities say a woman accused of injuring a pregnant woman and eight other people by plowing into a crowd while trying to drive around a Labor Day block party in Philadelphia is being charged with aggravated assault and driving under the influence. 

  • PA Police 'terrified' by red 'It' balloons tied to sewer grates

    PA Police 'terrified' by red 'It' balloons tied to sewer grates

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-09-05 23:00:21 GMT
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    The Lititz police department on Tuesday posted photos of red balloons a prankster tied to a pair of sewer grates.

    The Lititz police department on Tuesday posted photos of red balloons a prankster tied to a pair of sewer grates.

  • Wolf: Pennsylvanians will 'get hurt' if budget isn't funded

    Wolf: Pennsylvanians will 'get hurt' if budget isn't funded

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-09-05 13:57:30 GMT

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is warning that Pennsylvanians will "get hurt" if state lawmakers don't pass a revenue package to balance a nearly $32 billion budget bill they approved more than two months ago.

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is warning that Pennsylvanians will "get hurt" if state lawmakers don't pass a revenue package to balance a nearly $32 billion budget bill they approved more than two months ago.

  • Jobs in New York grow to highest level since Great Recession

    Jobs in New York grow to highest level since Great Recession

    Monday, September 4 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-09-04 16:34:29 GMT

    New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle with job losses.      

    New York state had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle with job losses.      

  • 10-year-old Girl Beaten, Dragged by Car in NY; 4 Charged

    10-year-old Girl Beaten, Dragged by Car in NY; 4 Charged

    Saturday, September 2 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-09-02 12:45:35 GMT

    A 10-year-old girl who was beaten repeatedly, forced to run with heavy packs and dragged behind a car escaped her tormentors as they slept to ask a neighbor for help, police in central New York said Friday. 

    A 10-year-old girl who was beaten repeatedly, forced to run with heavy packs and dragged behind a car escaped her tormentors as they slept to ask a neighbor for help, police in central New York said Friday. 

  • Three Scranton teens sentenced for death of police officer

    Three Scranton teens sentenced for death of police officer

    Friday, September 1 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-09-02 00:09:24 GMT
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    Back in 2015, Scranton Police Officer John Wilding died after falling during a foot chase. Officer Wilding was chasing the teens because they were suspected of armed robbery. 

    Back in 2015, Scranton Police Officer John Wilding died after falling during a foot chase. Officer Wilding was chasing the teens because they were suspected of armed robbery. 

  • Nematode Lab at Cornell Gets Federal Funding

    Nematode Lab at Cornell Gets Federal Funding

    Friday, September 1 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-09-01 22:18:06 GMT

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) --  A multi-million dollar industry in New York is getting some extra protection in the form of federal funds.

    ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) --  A multi-million dollar industry in New York is getting some extra protection in the form of federal funds.

  • PSP Warn of Resurgence of 'Creepy Clowns'

    PSP Warn of Resurgence of 'Creepy Clowns'

    Friday, September 1 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-09-01 15:25:32 GMT

    PENNSYLVANIA (WENY) --  Halloween is just two months away, and Pennsylvania State Police are already warning about the return of creepy clown sightings.      

    PENNSYLVANIA (WENY) --  Halloween is just two months away, and Pennsylvania State Police are already warning about the return of creepy clown sightings.      

  • Three Suspects Accused Of Torturing 10-year-old Girl

    Three Suspects Accused Of Torturing 10-year-old Girl

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-09-01 11:58:02 GMT

    Three people in central New York are in jail after police say they tortured a 10-year-old girl for months. Police say a three-year-old child was also assaulted at least once.

    Three people in central New York are in jail after police say they tortured a 10-year-old girl for months. Police say a three-year-old child was also assaulted at least once.

  • $2.7M collected in effort to fight wage theft

    $2.7M collected in effort to fight wage theft

    Friday, September 1 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-09-01 11:37:40 GMT

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says efforts to crack down on wage theft are paying off.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says efforts to crack down on wage theft are paying off.

  • Attempted robbers busted during dating site sting operation

    Attempted robbers busted during dating site sting operation

    Thursday, August 31 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-08-31 20:20:02 GMT

    Two Cayuga County men are accused of robbing victims they found through an online dating site. 

    Two Cayuga County men are accused of robbing victims they found through an online dating site. 

  • Tornado damage confirmed in western NY

    Tornado damage confirmed in western NY

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-07-21 04:04:36 GMT

    No injuries have been reported as severe storms ripped through the area Thursday, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.

    No injuries have been reported as severe storms ripped through the area Thursday, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines.

  • PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny

    PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:59:36 GMT

    The thorny question of where to find $2 billion will dominate the upcoming weekend session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House members were expected to reconvene in Harrisburg on Saturday amid a three-week budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Senate. 

    The thorny question of where to find $2 billion will dominate the upcoming weekend session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House members were expected to reconvene in Harrisburg on Saturday amid a three-week budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Senate. 

  • Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

    Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:03:46 GMT

    A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury.

    A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury.

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