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Sheriff's Office Asking Drivers to Clear Cars of Snow Obstructions

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to please give yourself the extra time required to clean the snow and ice off of your car. With the storm raging on into tomorrow morning, many vehicles are going to be left with a heavy cover of snow once all is said and done. When it comes to traveling anytime after the snow has ceased, it is crucial that your personal vehicle is cleared of snow and ice properly to protect yourself and other driv... More>>

Plow Services Prepped and Ready for Tonight's Storm

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ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)--Local plow truck drivers are working very long hours this weekend, some even working 48 hour shifts. Companies and drivers have taken the weeks notice to prepare their vehicles and make sure they are well equipped for this weekends storm. For anyone who has hired a plow truck service, they ask for a bit of patients due to the amount of snow we will be receiving. "If you're going to get your driveway done, get your car in the yard, so the driveways are cleared ... More>>

Local Liquor Store Bustling with Pre-Storm Business

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ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)--A lot of people are going out to the grocery stores and stocking up on food and water for the big storm, but a few other people have other prepping in mind. This morning, WENY spoke with the co-owner of Lighthouse Liquors and Wines to find out that they have been feeling the rush of the storm also.  "We had people waiting here this morning saying you know I don't want to get stuck in the snow and I don't want to be stranded without a little something...

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Governor Cuomo holds Storm Briefing in Broome County

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Erie, Broome and Oneida counties on Saturday.  10:00 AM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing New York State Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division 1870 Walden Ave Cheektowaga, NY 12:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Region 9 Broome County Residency 112 Barlow Road Binghamton, NY 2:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Oneida East Residency 2436 Chenango Road Utica, NY  Lieutenan... More>>

Local hotel offering special rates during winter storm

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Hampton Inn Elmira Hotel in Horseheads will be offering special rates to those seeking shelter during the snow storm. Rates start at $79 plus tax for standard rooms. The rates are available Saturday and Sunday.  The Hampton Inn is located at 51 Arnot Road, Horseheads, N.Y. 14845.  More>>

Police looking for Endicott man in connection to domestic dispute

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Endicott Police Department is attempting to locate a man in connection to a domestic dispute. Police say the incident occurred in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Endicott during which a handgun was reportedly fired at two victims. The victims were not injured. The man has been identified as: Fly Brown, approximately 37 years old, 5'10" and 150 lbs. Last seen wearing maroon sweatpants and a blue thermal style shirt. Anyone who can... More>>

This Week in Wine Country-- Savor Vineyards and Wines Video included

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For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson takes us to Savor Vineyards and Wines in Arkport.

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Twin Tiers Preps for Incoming Winter Storm Video included

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From soda and macaroni, to board games and boots -- people all across the area are getting in that last-minute shopping for a long snowy weekend. 

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NY Gov. Cuomo bans buses and tractor trailers on most highways during winter storm

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The ban starts at 3 p.m. and will last the duration of the storm. For residents in the Twin Tiers, this ban includes the entire length of Interstate 86, and I-390 between I-86 and I-90.

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Tompkins County Highway Department Prepares for Winter Storm Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)--  "The days of waiting until it's over are not around any more, that's how it was when some of us were kids. Now a days were fighting the storm as it comes in and we want to get salt on the road in advance of the storm," says Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director for Tompkins County  Thanks to meteorologists keeping agencies like the Highway department up to date on storm tracking--they are able to prepare well ahead of time.  "Having thre...

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Shoppers stocking up on groceries ahead of winter storm Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - In less than 24 hours, the Twin Tiers will look like a winter wonderland. With more than a foot of snow expected to hit our area, shoppers are rushing to the market, making sure they have all the right essentials before the snow falls. "Just making sure we have enough food for the next two days because I hear its going to be a whopper of a storm," said Laraine Bode, a Jubilee shopper.  "We got to get all the goodies we can get as far as ... More>>

AAA Offers Safety Tips for Driving During Winter Conditions Video included

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Elmira, N.Y (WENY) – With this weekends Winter Storm on its way, it will be crucial for people to make their vehicles prepared. Friday Night local gas station employees are working at a faster pace than usual to help their customers get their cars gassed up. The Citgo on east church street in Elmira saw car after car come through the station as residents were looking to fuel up and workers say they have already sold out of their windshield washer fluid. “A lot of more pe... More>>

Local talent featured on ABC show

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If you watch television tonight, you may see somebody local.  An Elmira native is making an appearance on the ABC TV show, "Speechless." Mike Graham will be playing a pizza delivery man.  Graham is also a PA for the show.  "Speechless" is a show about a family navigating the challenges of having a speech and mobility-impaired son. Graham's episode will debut tonight on ABC at 8:30. More>>

City of Corning garbage pick up delayed by one day due to storm

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Due to the anticipated weather, the City of Corning's Garbage pick up will be delayed on day for the week of January 21. Monday's pick up will happen on Tuesday and Tuesday's through Thursday's normal scheduled pick up will be delayed one day. In order to assist with plowing operations, drivers are asked to park their vehicles in their garage or driveways, if possible. Residents must also follow all parking regulations.

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Elmira officials warn about driving during storm

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 As we prepare to head into the weekend, everyone in the Twin Tiers is gearing up for the snow storm. In Elmira, they're taking precautions and helping people get their cars off the road. 

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Governor Wolf declares state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of storm

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HARRISBURG, PA. (WENY) – Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolf has declared a state of emergency for the Keystone State ahead of this weekend's impending snowstorm. An emergency declaration will allow for additional help from neighboring states and deployment of the Pennsylvania National Guard to aid those in need during the storm. Governor Wolf has also put a travel ban on commercial vehicles, which will allow for snow plows to be able to quickly and safely begin cleanup efforts on... More>>

Safety tips for propane customers during severe winter weather

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – In preparation for this weekend's storm, the New York Propane Gas Association has issued the following tips for propane customers: Check your tanks now if you are not on automatic delivery. It may take a few days for propane to be delivered and during the storm, roads may be inaccessible for delivery. Keep the path to your propane tanks clear as the storm progresses. Ensure there is always a clear path to your tank for deliveries, including the fi... More>>

Dutchess County woman killed in Syria attack

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DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – A woman from the Hudson Valley has been identified as one of the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing attack in Syria. 35-year-old Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent was originally from Dutchess County. Her specific town has not yet been released. Before traveling to Syria, Kent was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Marylan. On Wednesday, the United States confirmed four American citizens – two of them soldiers –...

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Parking regulations around the Twin Tiers

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With the impending snowstorm expected to bring the Twin Tiers around a foot of snow, officials are reminding residents of winter parking regulations through the area. These parking regulations are enforced in order to make snow cleanup happen as quickly and safely as possible: Athens Borough, Pa. Athens Borough has declared a snow emergency from noon on Saturday until 2:00 in the afternoon Sunday. During this time, all residents should remove the vehicles parked on all Borough str...

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Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

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The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

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Cause of officers' illness after NY raid still unknown

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Authorities still don't know what caused 21 law enforcement officers to become ill after participating in a raid on a Niagara Falls apartment.

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NY Governor Proposes Bill Requiring Candidates Disclose Tax Returns

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Candidates planning to run for public office in New York in the future may be required to disclose their tax returns.

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Pennsylvania Invests $8.7 Million in Computer Science Classes in Schools Across State

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221 school districts across Pennsylvania are splitting $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training. 

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Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

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The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos.

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NY utilities to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

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Major utilities in New York state have agreed to help federal workers who may be struggling to pay their electrical bills because of the partial government shutdown.

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Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

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A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York.

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Preparing supplies, equipment for the big snow storm Video included

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Many people are already well underway in preparing for this weekend's impending snow, but what about those extra little things you may be forgetting? 

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New York's Lieutenant Governor Hochul Visits Cornell University Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY) -- New York's Lieutenant Governor Hochul held a press conference at Cornell University on Thursday afternoon. The Lieutenant went through and simplified the State of the State that was given this week. Bringing it closer to home, she touched on the importance of affordable housing and how the state plans to bring more to the area. “So we're trying to find strategies to use re-purposed old buildings, convert old schools, whether it's affordable housing for sen...

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Tanglewood receives $8,400 grant to revamp nature center Video included

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If you've been to Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum, you might think you've seen all they have to offer. But that's about to change.

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State, county and town officials designate new salt storage facility for Catlin

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BEAVER DAMS, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Chemung County and Town of Catlin officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony officially designating the town's new Salt Storage Facility. The town reportedly received a grant for $350,000 to open the facility, located on Chambers Road. The money comes after O'Mara secured funding in the New York State 2017-2018 budget. “These storage facilities are critical to the operation of count...

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Two people, suspect injured after police chase

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – The Watkins Glen Police Department is investigating a car crash after a police chase. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, the Watkins Glen Police Department was dispatched to an assault complaint at the Schuyler County Complex. A suspect left the scene in a vehicle that police later found after a witness reported it driving on State Route 14. Officers from New York State Police and the Yates and Schuyler County Sheriff's Offices engaged in a chase with th... More>>

Community Foundation Awards Numerous Grants To Local Organizations Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – Numerous Organizations within the community were awarded grants from the Community Foundation. Let Elmira Live saw a $10,000 increase this year, receiving a total of $20,000. The organization prides itself on helping people in the community get going in the right direction by putting them on a path to be successful. Let Elmira Live offers a youth center that feeds kids through its after school program, feeding around 50 kids everyday. The grant received wil... More>>

Local shelter prepares for upcoming winter storm Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - More than a foot of snow is expected to hit the Twin Tiers this weekend, and with the blizzard like conditions, Catholic Charities is making sure no one out is left out in the cold.  "We anticipate seeing more people coming in just because of the snow. But its also because its been so cold, that we've had a lot people coming. In fact we're 22 percent over than where we were last year," said Katie Rhodes, Development & Marketing Coordinato... More>>

Jury to mull case of Temple University student's slaying

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   PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia jury must now decide the fate of a man charged in the murder of a 22-year-old Temple University student.    Thirty-year-old Joshua Hupperterz is charged with homicide and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of Jenna Burleigh.    Prosecutors allege that Hupperterz killed Burleigh in his Philadelphia apartment in August 2017, moved her body to his mother's suburban home in a plastic storage container and l... More>>

5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector. This is a developing story -- details to come.  (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 1/17/2019 12:25:16 PM (GMT -5:00)

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Women's March Elmira postponed

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Due to this weekend's winter storm predictions, the Women's March Elmira event has been postponed until Saturday, January 27. The schedule will be identical to the one for the original march, which was to take place this Sunday: 1 p.m. Rally and Speakers in Wisner Park, then an 0.8 mil walk to Elmira College for a gathering in Cowles Hall with community organizations. “We want all participants to be able to travel safe, find parking and be able to ...

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Horseheads Police vehicle hit while rerouting traffic at crash scene

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – WENY News has received more information regarding the crash involving a Horseheads Police Department patrol car on I-86 East near the City of Elmira. According to Horseheads Police, officers were assisting the New York State Police on I-86 East with an accident Wednesday night just before 8:30. The crash in question was when a tractor-trailer collided with a vacant truck parked on the side of the road, resulting in the closure of part of the highway near ...

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Burdett Man Killed in Farming Accident

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The Schuyler County Sheriff's office is investigating a farming accident that took the life of a Burdett man Wednesday morning.

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Tastings, Live Music Highlight January's 2300 Degrees at CMOG

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The Corning Museum of Glass is turning up the heat with its latest installment of 2300 Degrees.

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PASSHE Chancellor calls for unity among state-owned universities

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Pennsylvania's newest chancellor of the State System of Higher Education says state-owned universities need to operate more like a system if they want to last.

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NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

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Nearly $700,000 awarded to local non-profits during Community Grant Awards Video included

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More than 60 different local non-profits received a financial boost Wednesday night at the Community Foundation grant awards, held in Corning.

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UPDATE: I86 Eastbound closed for tractor trailer accident Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Parts of Interstate 86 are closed following a reported tractor trailer fire. Around 6PM reports came in of a tractor trailer fire on the eastbound lane of interstate 86. As of 6:30PM, the interstate is closed from exit 56 eastbound and up. Traffic is backed up as cars are forced to get off at exit 56. According to our reporter on the scene, the accident appears to be near exit 57. Stick with WENY News as work to bring you the latest involving this accident.&n...

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SNAP Recipients to Receive Benefits Early Due to Shutdown Video included

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The partial government shutdown enters its 26th day as many people on SNAP benefits are left wondering how they'll be affected. 

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The City of Ithaca is Seeking New Street Art Video included

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ITHACA N.Y.(WENY)-- The City of Ithaca Community Life Commission is inviting anyone and everyone to submit art proposals for their sit-specific art project. Murals can be found all over the City of Ithaca and the CLC would like to add even more art to their beloved city. 

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Tips on How to Prevent Head Lice Video included

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – Parents in the community are concerned after what seems like an uptick in head lice cases at local elementary schools. Head lice is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head and neck area,often attaching their eggs to the base of the hair shaft. According to the CDC head lice is spread most commonly by close person to person contact. The CDC warns to avoid head-to-head contact while playing and during other activities at home, school or elsewhere. Tr... More>>

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awards funding to nonprofit organizations in Southern Tier Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - More than $15,000 was awarded to four nonprofit Southern Tier organizations on Wednesday. The awards were made to help provide everyone with quality healthcare. Each year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides a portal for nonprofit organizations to apply for their Community Health Awards. After a competitive application process, four Southern Tier agencies were awarded.  "They're the First Tee of Corning Program, the Economic Opportunity Program or ... More>>

Chemung Co Department of Public Works Prepping for Snowstorm Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- With a big winter storm headed our way this weekend, the Chemung County Department of Public Works is already gearing up to help keep the public safe. Snowfall projections are staying on the higher side and with the chance for ice mixing in, the DPW isn't taking any chances. The salt is piled high and ready to go, along with various other pieces of equipment that are in store for a lot of use with the impending winter storm. It has be a relatively... More>>

STEAM Ahead Chemung returns to teach at-risk youth Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- STEAM Ahead Chemung has returned. After proving successful in 2018, the educational program kicked off on Wednesday. It's purpose: to create opportunities for at-risk youth to learn through art, science, math and cultural organizations.  In its first year, students focused on birds, learning about everything from bird identification to meaningful pieces of art focused on birds. This year, the program will be looking at trees. "Tanglewood is going to...

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Cuomo introduces proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a proposal to make assaulting a journalist a felony. The proposal is included in the 2019 State Executive Budget. "Reporters have a tough enough job as it and it is unacceptable and unconscionable that they increasingly have to endure the threat of physical harm for just for doing their jobs," Governor Cuomo said. "While the current federal administration is fostering an environment that normalizes ... More>>

Residents reminded of parking regulations ahead of winter storms

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With two impending winter storms expected to hit the region at the end of this week, officials around the county are reminded residents that parking regulations will be strictly enforced. The first storm is expected to arrive Thursday night going into Friday morning, with one to three inches expected to fall. The bigger storm is expected to hit Saturday into Sunday. This storm could possibly drop a foot or more of snow. Residents of the City of El... More>>

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

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   BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont.    Workers at Rock of Ages granite studio in Barre are chipping and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed at the national 9/11 memorial in New York this spring.    Six stone monoliths weighing between 15 and 18 tons (13,600 to 15,800 kilog... More>>

US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

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By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak, CNN ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve. "U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will... More>>

Man ruled incompetent to stand trial in elder deaths

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   UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York man charged with the deaths of his 90-year-old grandmother and their 87-year-old landlord has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.    Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said Monday a judge made the ruling after hearing reports from psychologists who evaluated 29-year-old Naythen Aubain.    He has been charged with murder in the deaths of Katerine Aubain and their landlord, Jane Wentka. He previously s... More>>

New postings show wide range of Pennsylvania college hazing

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Pennsylvania colleges and universities are posting online reports of hazing under a new state law passed after a Penn State fraternity pledge died in 2017.
  

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School board votes to postpone policy to arm teachers

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A Pennsylvania school board has voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school.

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Goals and Challenges for EPD in 2019 Video included

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WENY News is looking into the current operations at the Elmira Police Department, and what challenges leaders say they're facing getting into for 2019. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Outlines 100 Day Plan in State of the State Address Video included

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo started off this year's state of the state address talking about the progress New York has made. Mentioning things like the high number of private sector jobs in the history of the state, to an all-time low in unemployment. 

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Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

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By Dan Merica, CNN Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa. "I am filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight," the New York Democrat said, adding that she is "going to run for president of the United States because as young mom I am going to fight for other people's kids as hard as... More>>

Politics in Two: Gillibrand 2020? Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the steps New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking to explore a 2020 presidential run. More>>

Corning American Legion In Need of Fundraising Support Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The American Legion in Corning is asking for more community involvement in 2019. Post 746 has almost doubled their fundraising goal this year, but legion officials say it can't be done without the public's help. The American Legion in Corning has plenty of community outreach plans in store for this year, and the hope is that they will come with plenty of support from the area. Along with several planned raffles, there will be multiple events hosted t...

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Man fights off intruder who crawled through doggy door

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MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) - A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door.    Levi Thompson of Macedon says he awoke Wednesday to find a 19-year-old former friend rifling through his home. He tells WHAM in Rochester he confronted the man, who threatened him with a pocket knife before bashing him in the head with a 30-inch-tall wooden plant stand.    Police say the suspect th... More>>

'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

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   NEW YORK (AP) - It's been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff.    All 155 people on board survived the Jan. 15, 2009, incident, which became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."    Survivors say that day changed their lives.    Some moved or switched jobs, but others have experience more intangible shifts, like feeling more gratitude and appreciat... More>>

Senate leaders block House-approved package to reopen federal government

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – For the second time, Senate Republicans have blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government. Democratic Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin of Maryland reportedly asked for consent to take up a package of bills allowing for the reopening of the federal government. One bill would fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, while the other would have funded the rest of the departments and agencies through September ...

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Police: Irate Eagles fan put girlfriend's dog in microwave

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   HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Police say a woman upset about the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New Orleans Saints got into an argument with her girlfriend and put the friend's dog in a microwave.    Kirsten Gaskins of Philadelphia faces charges including assault, harassment and cruelty to animals.    The alleged incident occurred at a hotel in Hanover Township.    The Morning Call reports the 31-year-old Gaskins began yelling at the woman a... More>>

Two men arrested in Elmira for weapons charge, court warrant

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Two men were arrested in Elmira after police say one had an active warrant out for the arrest and the other tried to discard an illegally possessed handgun. On Monday just before 2:00 in the morning, an Elmira Police officer was on patrol near the 400 block of West Third Street when he says he noticed three subjects on bicycles. The subjects were reportedly seen riding back and forth in the street and shining lights at the ground and at vehicles. Due to t...

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Deadline Approaching To Apply For Disaster Assistance From Summer Flood

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The deadline to apply for a disaster loan for physical damage from the flood over the summer is quickly approaching. 

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Cuomo set to release state budget proposal to Legislature

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Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release his annual state budget proposal to a New York Legislature that's controlled by Democrats for the first time in a decade.

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Wolf's first term: wins, losses and big budget fights

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Governor Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term at noon today.

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Cuomo: Let cities opt out of pot shops if NY legalizes weed

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Governor Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal.

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Hemp processor plans facility in Southern Tier of NY

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An industrial hemp processing company based in Canada is planning a facility in New York's Southern Tier.

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Ban on gay conversion therapy poised for passage in New York

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A proposed ban on gay conversion therapy is picking up momentum in Albany now that Democrats control the entire Legislature.

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New York Legislature approves early voting

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Lawmakers in New York have voted to join most other states in allowing citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day.

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New York Legislature approves early voting

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Lawmakers in New York have voted to join most other states in allowing citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day. 

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New Chemung County Appointments Confirmed

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Legislature held a pivotal meeting tonight regarding the confirmation of several county positions. Earlier this month the list of new appointees was announced by newly elected Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss. Tonight, dozens of those positions were on the agenda for final confirmation from the full legislature. Last week, district representatives requested more background information on the new crew brought in by Coun...

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Potential plastic bag ban could affect local businesses Video included

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On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a statewide proposal which will look to outlaw single-use plastic bags. So now local business owners who rely on plastic bags are left wondering what it'll mean for them. 

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Two Local Museums Offering Free Admission to Federal Employees

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- It's been a tough time for federal employees, so the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Rockwell Museum decided it was time to make things a little easier on those workers waiting on their paycheck. From glassmaking demonstrations to CMOG's interactive displays, any federal employees that are local to the region are being encouraged to stop by. Today during an interview, CMOG Sr. Director of Creative Strategy Rob Cassetti said, "The Corning Museum of G... More>>

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee.    One person says Gillibrand will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend. She will be a guest Tuesday night on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."    The people spoke on condition of anonymity b... More>>

Police: SUV strikes 3 children at bus stop, killing boy, 11

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BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy.    State police in Butler County say the children were struck just before 9 a.m. Monday in Summit Township after the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned right but apparently didn't see the children standing or sitting along the roadway.    The boy was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital. A 10-yea... More>>

PSP investigating burglary where suspect lit table on fire

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DELMAR TOWNSHIP, PA. (WENY) – Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that happened on December 22 in Delmar Township. According to police, a suspect broke into a home on Stony Fork Road. There, they reportedly tried to start a fire inside to stay warm. Police say the suspect then took a wooden table from the porch, put it in the front yard and lit it on fire. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at 570-265-2186. More>>

Women's March Elmira happening this weekend

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Women's March Elmira is happening this weekend. The march, meant to inspire action for positive change in women's lives, will happen on Sunday, January 20th at Wisner Park in downtown Elmira. All are welcome.  Speakers will take to the podium beginning at 1:00 p.m., on topics ranging from civil engagement to cultural identity. Speakers include Leslie Danks Burke, Randi Hewitt and Peg Costello among others.  The .8 mile walk will move up North Main St... More>>

One dead after crash in Tioga County, PA

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DELMAR TOWNSHIP, PA. (WENY) – One person is dead following an early-morning crash that occurred Monday in Delmar Township. Pennsylvania State Police say the crash happened just before 7:00 o'clock in the morning on Route 287, south of Coolidge Hollow Road. According to police, one of the drivers, 89-year-old Dale Dutcher, was driving South in his 1999 Buick Century. The other driver was driving a water tanker North on the same road. At some point, Dutcher crossed over the dou... More>>

2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation

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LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.    Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Philadelphia.    Employee Allen Antho... More>>

Temporary road closure in Waverly announced due to water main work

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WAVERLY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Waverly Police Department is warning drivers that the portion of Pennsylvania Avenue from Chemung to Elm Streets will be closed from 8:30 to 2:00 on Tuesday.  The section of the roadway will be closed in order for the Waverly Department of Public Works to address a water main in the area. Officials say no disruptions in water service are expected at this time.  Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes of travel during the temporary clos... More>>

Victims demand urgent passage of Child Victims Act

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days.    Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to call for quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers. The act would also create a one-year window for victims to file lawsuits now barred by the statute of limitations.    T... More>>

Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

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MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer.    Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after sunset.    Authorities say Jadlowski shot Rose Billquist with a high-powered hunting pistol as she walked her dogs in fields behind her rural Sherman home on ... More>>

Chemung Co. Judge Baker Announces Candidacy For State Supreme Court

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Chemung County Judge Chris Baker is announcing his candidacy for New York State Supreme Court. 

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State Police Issue Shutdown Scam Warning

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State Police in Pennsylvania are warning residents of a number of scams popping up amid the ongoing government shutdown.

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Sexual Assault Sentencing

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A man from Broome County, guilty of sexually abusing a young child, will be spending more than a decade in state prison.

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Steuben County Man Behind Bars in Livingston County

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A man from Wayland, working as an Athletic Trainer in the Geneseo School District is facing rape allegations.

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Pennsylvania state inmate population fell again last year

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Officials say the number of inmates in Pennsylvania's state prisons fell by 2.2 percent last year, the sixth decline in the past seven years.

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Cuomo to include plastic bag ban proposal in budget

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to see single-use plastic bags banned in New York state and is proposing a prohibition on them as part of his upcoming executive budget.
  

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Senate, Assembly to consider authorizing early voting

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New York lawmakers are poised to decide whether to allow early voting in an effort to drive up election turnout.

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Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese

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The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they were barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been "hijacked" by the "Gay Rights Agenda."

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Seneca Lake Wine Trails 2019 Bargain Bash Underway

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Hector, NY (WENY) – With the holiday season in the rear view, a handful of wineries are participating in the Seneca Lake Wine Trails Bargain Bash. The Purpose of the Bargain Bash is to clean out the inventory with old holiday labels on it from Christmas time and as far back as Halloween. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is having sales on its Red and White cat wines for as low as $7, as well its past vintage Cabin Fever bottles. “The point of bargain bash is to bring people out d... More>>

Local Church Raising Money for Medical Missions Trip

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Soups on! Or at least it was to help raise money for a medical missions trip to Honduras, through the Higher Hope Church in Big Flats. The bags of homemade soup were flying off the table, with each purchase allowing for the mission team to buy more medicine and supplies for those they will be visiting in Central America. While the sale was going on I was also able to catch up with Bob Armstrong, the physician heading the medical miss... More>>

2 men arrested in Bath after police find cocaine, cash inside home Video included

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - Two men are behind bars after police executed a search warrant on Friday in the Village of Bath.  Over 50 packaged bags of Crack Cocaine, Drug Paraphernalia and cash were found inside the home on East William Street.  Police arrested 22-year-old Brian Roman-Wagner of Rochester, New York and 66-year-old John Oneill of Bath, N.Y. Both men were charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree a Class B Felony. They were arraigned in... More>>

NY governor wants to raise age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state's minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 - to curb their use by younger people.    Cuomo announced Saturday that he will include the proposal in his 2019 executive budget.    The legislation would ban sale of tobacco and electronic cigarette products in pharmacies, restrict their display in retail stores that are not adult-only and require that e-cigarettes be so... More>>

Special Report: Paws for Change

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Nearly two year ago, 104 pet store-bound puppies were rescued after the van they were in overturned on the icey roads in Avoca. Chance was one of those puppies and one of four seriously hurt. "He happened to be a puppy that was in the front passenger foot section of the van," says Connie Terry, who adopted Chance once he was fully-healed. "His kennel crate was crushed and it broke his jaw." While his jaw eventually healed, it wasn't long befo...

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  • Landlords Prepping to Assist Tenants Ahead of Winter Storm

    Landlords Prepping to Assist Tenants Ahead of Winter Storm

    Saturday, January 19 2019 3:03 PM EST2019-01-19 20:03:40 GMT
    Elmira, NY (WENY) – This weekends Snow storm will have Landlords making preparations for their Tenants. Often times landlords are responsible for plowing the driveway on the properties they own. One local landlord says making sure his tenants have heat is one of the main priorities. “Whether it's a snow storm or any time of the year, they will never be more than 24 hours without heat, unless we have to order specific parts,” says Jim Capriotti, owner of Capriotti P...
    Elmira, NY (WENY) – This weekends Snow storm will have Landlords making preparations for their Tenants. Often times landlords are responsible for plowing the driveway on the properties they own. One local landlord says making sure his tenants have heat is one of the main priorities. “Whether it's a snow storm or any time of the year, they will never be more than 24 hours without heat, unless we have to order specific parts,” says Jim Capriotti, owner of Capriotti P...
  • Sheriff's Office Asking Drivers to Clear Cars of Snow Obstructions

    Sheriff's Office Asking Drivers to Clear Cars of Snow Obstructions

    Saturday, January 19 2019 1:31 PM EST2019-01-19 18:31:59 GMT
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to please give yourself the extra time required to clean the snow and ice off of your car. With the storm raging on into tomorrow morning, many vehicles are going to be left with a heavy cover of snow once all is said and done. When it comes to traveling anytime after the snow has ceased, it is crucial that your personal vehicle is cleared of snow and ice properly to protect yourself and other driv...
    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to please give yourself the extra time required to clean the snow and ice off of your car. With the storm raging on into tomorrow morning, many vehicles are going to be left with a heavy cover of snow once all is said and done. When it comes to traveling anytime after the snow has ceased, it is crucial that your personal vehicle is cleared of snow and ice properly to protect yourself and other driv...
  • Plow Services Prepped and Ready for Tonight's Storm

    Plow Services Prepped and Ready for Tonight's Storm

    Saturday, January 19 2019 1:30 PM EST2019-01-19 18:30:14 GMT
    ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)--Local plow truck drivers are working very long hours this weekend, some even working 48 hour shifts. Companies and drivers have taken the weeks notice to prepare their vehicles and make sure they are well equipped for this weekends storm. For anyone who has hired a plow truck service, they ask for a bit of patients due to the amount of snow we will be receiving. "If you're going to get your driveway done, get your car in the yard, so the driveways are cleared ...
    ELMIRA N.Y.(WENY)--Local plow truck drivers are working very long hours this weekend, some even working 48 hour shifts. Companies and drivers have taken the weeks notice to prepare their vehicles and make sure they are well equipped for this weekends storm. For anyone who has hired a plow truck service, they ask for a bit of patients due to the amount of snow we will be receiving. "If you're going to get your driveway done, get your car in the yard, so the driveways are cleared ...
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  • Governor Cuomo holds Storm Briefing in Broome County

    Governor Cuomo holds Storm Briefing in Broome County

    Saturday, January 19 2019 11:05 AM EST2019-01-19 16:05:10 GMT
    BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Erie, Broome and Oneida counties on Saturday.  10:00 AM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing New York State Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division 1870 Walden Ave Cheektowaga, NY 12:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Region 9 Broome County Residency 112 Barlow Road Binghamton, NY 2:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Oneida East Residency 2436 Chenango Road Utica, NY  Lieutenan...
    BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Erie, Broome and Oneida counties on Saturday.  10:00 AM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing New York State Thruway Authority, Buffalo Division 1870 Walden Ave Cheektowaga, NY 12:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Region 9 Broome County Residency 112 Barlow Road Binghamton, NY 2:00 PM Governor Cuomo Holds Storm Briefing DOT Oneida East Residency 2436 Chenango Road Utica, NY  Lieutenan...
  • NY conservation agency takes applications for pheasants

    NY conservation agency takes applications for pheasants

    Saturday, January 19 2019 10:54 AM EST2019-01-19 15:54:18 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking applications from people interested in raising and releasing pheasants in New York state.    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the pheasant chick program, which began in 1919 when pheasant eggs and chicks were distributed to farmers and rural youth.    Day-old chicks are available for free to people who can provide a brooding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen, and an adequate re...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking applications from people interested in raising and releasing pheasants in New York state.    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the pheasant chick program, which began in 1919 when pheasant eggs and chicks were distributed to farmers and rural youth.    Day-old chicks are available for free to people who can provide a brooding facility, a covered outdoor rearing pen, and an adequate re...
  • Police looking for Endicott man in connection to domestic dispute

    Police looking for Endicott man in connection to domestic dispute

    Saturday, January 19 2019 9:13 AM EST2019-01-19 14:13:15 GMT
    ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Endicott Police Department is attempting to locate a man in connection to a domestic dispute. Police say the incident occurred in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Endicott during which a handgun was reportedly fired at two victims. The victims were not injured. The man has been identified as: Fly Brown, approximately 37 years old, 5'10" and 150 lbs. Last seen wearing maroon sweatpants and a blue thermal style shirt. Anyone who can...
    ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) - The Endicott Police Department is attempting to locate a man in connection to a domestic dispute. Police say the incident occurred in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Endicott during which a handgun was reportedly fired at two victims. The victims were not injured. The man has been identified as: Fly Brown, approximately 37 years old, 5'10" and 150 lbs. Last seen wearing maroon sweatpants and a blue thermal style shirt. Anyone who can...
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  • Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

    Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

    Saturday, January 19 2019 10:29 AM EST2019-01-19 15:29:15 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington.    Organizers had originally planned to gather Saturday on the National Mall, but with a weekend snowfall expected and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, the march's location and route was altered on Thursday.    The march has also been roiled by an intense ideological debate. In November, Teresa Sh...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington.    Organizers had originally planned to gather Saturday on the National Mall, but with a weekend snowfall expected and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, the march's location and route was altered on Thursday.    The march has also been roiled by an intense ideological debate. In November, Teresa Sh...
  • Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

    Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

    Friday, January 18 2019 8:14 AM EST2019-01-18 13:14:59 GMT

    The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

    The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

  • Creditors challenge winning bid for Sears amid bankruptcy auction

    Creditors challenge winning bid for Sears amid bankruptcy auction

    Thursday, January 17 2019 7:46 PM EST2019-01-18 00:46:54 GMT

    That's according to a court filing Thursday in which the creditors contend that Lampert has painted himself as the savior of the company, but has instead made a series of moves over the years that have benefited himself and his hedge fund ESL.

    That's according to a court filing Thursday in which the creditors contend that Lampert has painted himself as the savior of the company, but has instead made a series of moves over the years that have benefited himself and his hedge fund ESL.

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