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Remembering Fallen Correctional Officers

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Those who worked and served at the Elmira Correctional Facility were remembered today. Friends, families and workers joined together to honor and remember over a hundred men and women who have dedicated their time and effort at the Correctional Facility.

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'Allstate' Gives Grant To Help Fight Against PTSD

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The insurance company, Allstate is stepping in to help bring awareness to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Allstate gave a "Helping Hands" grant to the Research and Recognition Project today.

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Kansas Residents Arrested for Stealing Car in Steuben County

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Two people from Kansas are behind bars after police say they stole a car in Steuben County. Patrick Mccullough, 25 and Diana Lake, 21, both of Winfield, Kansas, are both charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree. Police say they responded to a report of a car being stolen from Arkport on May 19th.  Investigators later determined Mccullough and Lake were responsible and tracked the two to Westchester County. Both were arrested and taken into custody. ... More>>

AMBER Alert Issued for Boy Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Sodus

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SODUS, N.Y. (WENY) – An AMBER Alert has been issued in the Sodus area for one-year-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, the son of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, who was found dead in Sodus Wednesday night. 

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Police Identify Second Suspect in Elmira Apartment Scam

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Police have identified the second suspect they believe is responsible for an apartment rental scam being conducted in Elmira.  One of the men has already been identified as Jacob Capozi, 19.  Police are now identifying Richard Dildine, 49, who had been going under the alias of Angelo Capozi, as the second suspect. According to police, the two will rent an apartment and then list the apartment for rent through local formats such as Craigslist. When ...

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Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested for Allegedly Failing to Register Online Personas

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Police in Bath have arrested two men following a joint investigation conducted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) and the New York State Police.

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Three Southern Tier Students To Compete In National Spelling Bee

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A few Southern Tier students are getting ready to face off against the nation's other top spellers at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape, criminal sex act charges

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Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday on rape, criminal sex act and other charges from encounters with two women, police said Friday as the former movie mogul faced the first criminal case stemming from misconduct claims that scores of women made against him.

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NTSB Recommends Seat Belts on School Buses in Wake of Deadly Crashes

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A major announcement from the National Transportation Safety Board in the wake of several deadly school bus crashes. 

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UPDATE: Police on Scene at Truck-Lite Co.

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State Police confirm they're investigating a "similar incident" to what they were called the facility for twice before this month.

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Gaffer District kicks off 9th annual "GlassFest" Video included

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With the snap of a pair of scissors, GlassFest 2018 was underway on Thursday night. The Museum of Glass hosted the kickoff party, which included live music and glass making demonstrations. This year's ribbon cutting ceremony actually included two ribbon cuttings.

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Corning Hilton-Garden Inn Almost Ready to Open Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Work on Corning's long-awaited Hilton-Garden Inn is moving along. After a near two-year delay, the hotel is almost done, with a goal to be ready for the upcoming summer. "When we reach out to the business owners, everyone has really been following this process," says Megan Clark, Director of Sales and Marketing for the hotel. "It's been a big project, but now everything's suddenly coming together and everyone's really excited." Management ... More>>

EPD Warns of Two Men Carrying Out Apartment Rental Scams

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Police Department is investigating reports of an apartment scam operation being conducted by two men. According to police, the two will rent an apartment and then list the apartment for rent through local formats such as Craigslist. When potential victims answer the ads, the men go through great lengths to state the application process as though they are legitimate agents for the apartment. 

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Active Senior Housing to be Developed on Site of Old Tompkins County Library

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Two Tompkins County businesses have partnered to develop active senior housing. Travis Hyde Properties of Ithaca and Bridge Cornell Heights have announced they will develop the residence on the site of the former Tompkins County Library. 

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Arkport Central School Placed On Lockdown This Morning for Report of Student with Weapon

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ARKPORT, N.Y. (WENY) -- At about 8:30 Thursday morning, Arkport Central School was placed on lockdown after receiving a report from the Steuben County Sheriff's Department about a student possibly having a weapon.  The lockdown was later downgraded to a hold in place, which the superintendent office says has been lifted. 

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Rome, Pa. Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing, Crashing Jeep, Then Stealing Tractor From Same Farm

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ROME, N.Y. (WENY) – Pennsylvania State Police out of Towanda have arrested a 21-year-old man for stealing a Jeep and a tractor from a New Holland farm.

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Registration Now Open for Corning YMCA Summer Camp Video included

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Summer vacation is just around the corner, and if you're looking to keep your kids busy this summer, the Corning YMCA has a few ideas.

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JUULING: Popular trend could be affecting your teens health Video included

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WENY - Its the new popular trend...that has thousands of teens hooked...its called "JUULING".

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GlassFest 2018 Kicks Off With 2300 Degrees at CMOG

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GlassFest 2018 kicks off Thursday night with a special edition of 2300 Degrees at the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Glove House Annual BBQ

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Glove House is hosting it's 14th Annual BBQ, helping fund the programs serving families in need in the Southern Tier. 

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Trump: NFL players who don't stand during National Anthem maybe 'shouldn't be in the country'

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President Donald Trump praised NFL team owners for doing the "right thing" in requiring NFL players to stand during the National Anthem this season, and suggested those who don't stand maybe "shouldn't be in the country." 

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Free Estate Planning Workshop

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The United Way and Cornell Cooperative Extension are once again teaming up offering a free workshop on estate planning. 

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Wolf says $180M will fill potholes, fix other winter effects

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Pennsylvania drivers will be getting some relief from pockmarked roadways in the form of $180 million to fill in potholes and perform other work after the ravages of a tough winter.

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Chemung County Sheriff's Dept. host first "College Safety 101" presentation Video included

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In their first "College Safety 101" lesson, the Chemung County Sheriff's department covered everything from financial scams, to the do's and don'ts of social media.

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Notre Dame HS Students Host Carnival for Those With Mental Disabilities Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A carnival was held earlier today for those with down syndrome and similar mental disabilities at Notre Dame High School. The 3 hour "Crusader Carnival" was put on by the senior class in partnership with the Arc of Chemung County. Individuals with down syndrome and other mental disabilities can be found in every community, but those disabilities do not define who a person is. Mary Foster, one of the co-organizer's of the event whose brother had d... More>>

Memorial Day Weekend: Gas Prices to be Highest Since 2014

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(WENY) -- Your summer plans could cost you, if you'll be heading to the pump.  The American Automobile Association says gas prices will reach record highs for Memorial Day weekend since 2014. The national average for a gallon of gas sits at $2.93; that's up about fifty cents from the last three years. Prices aren't expected to fall much in the Summer months. AAA also predicts most states will hit the $3.00 mark in the upcoming weeks.   More>>

Steuben County Sheriff's Deputies Found Chainsaw, Weed Trimmer that Fell from Truck in Hornellsville

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HORNELLSVILLE, N.Y .(WENY) – The Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard said that deputies have recovered landscaping tools that fell from a truck. On May 21 at about 11 a.m., deputies recovered a chainsaw and a weed trimmer that reportedly fell from a vehicle in the area of 1000 State Route 36 in the Town of Hornellsville.

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Students Bringing Ernie Davis Portrait to Life in Elmira Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) --  A work of art and history is coming to life in Elmira. Students at Ernie Davis Academy are working on a mural, inspired by the accomplishments of the school's namesake. The project is part of a semester long course at Ernie Davis called "Creative Arts." For it, students began by researching Ernie Davis and creating a portrait, which will now be hung in the school. Now the class is working together, using a larger-scale version of that portrait... More>>

Elmira High School Band Sweeps First Place, Orchestra Earns Second, in N.J. Competition

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JACKSON, N.J. (WENY) – Elmira High School students who are part of the band and orchestra won big in Jackson, New Jersey over the weekend. 

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Six Flags to Buy Back Darien Lake

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CORFU, N.Y. (WENY) – Darien Lake, a popular Western New York theme park, could soon have a new owner. Six Flags has agreed to buy back Darien Lake, along with five other theme parks across the country, all of which are currently owned by EPR Properties. 

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Ithaca Fire Department Received 4 Pet Oxygen Masks from Invisible Fence

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – On Tuesday, Invisible Fence of the Southern Tier donate 4 pet oxygen resuscitation mask kits to the Ithaca Fire Department. The donation is part of the Invisible Fence Brand's Project Breathe, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station and first responders in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks. These masks allow firefighters and first responders to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are res... More>>

Endicott Police Investigating Reports of an Armed Robbery

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) – The Endicott Police Department is investigating a reported robbery that happened early Wednesday morning at the Run Way Food Mart on Main Street in the Village of Endicott. 

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Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts Benefits Local Food Bank

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It's Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts, and local stores are giving you the chance to give back while enjoying your cup of coffee.

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Drivers urged to watch for turtles during nesting season

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New York's native turtles are on the move, and state officials are urging drivers to be on the lookout. 

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Hillary Clinton to address New York Democrats

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Hillary Clinton plans to address New York state Democrats at the party's nominating convention on Long Island.

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College Safety Seminar

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The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is talking student safety; addressing some of the issues many young college students face.

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Drug Bust in Broome County

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A man from New York City is behind bars in Broome County after being arrested minutes after stepping off a bus in Binghamton.

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Judge puts hold on state's plan for medical pot research

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A judge is putting a hold on plans to implement the research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, siding with dispensaries and growers who challenged the Health Department's approach.

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Some lawmakers want to open primaries to independent voters

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Some top Pennsylvania lawmakers want to allow independent voters to participate in the major parties' primary elections in an effort to bring more moderates to the polls.    

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United Way of Southern Tier celebrates 25 years Video included

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The United Way of the Southern Tier is celebrating their silver anniversary at the Corning Museum of Glass by recognizing the people who've helped them serve the area.    

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Crestwood Subsidiary to Perform Pressure Testing of Salt Caverns in Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, NY (WENY) -- A company seeking state approval to store liquified petroleum gas in underground salt caverns near Seneca Lake is notifying the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of pressure testing in several wells on its Watkins Glen property, after a recent discovery. 

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Local Elementary School Student to Represent U.S. in Russian Hockey Tournament Video included

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Syracuse, N.Y. (WENY) - When Beaver Dams Native Andrew Coston was about three years old, he had an experience that piqued his interest in the sport of hockey. He says, "I went to my first Jackals game when I was really young and I came home with two mini hockey sticks and I just liked it since then." Andrew, now ten years old, has been in the sport for seven years. 

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Special Report: Tribute to Henry Dormann Video included

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Special Report (WENY)-- We continue to celebrate the life of local philanthropist, television host, and entrepreneur Henry Dormann. WENY's Cody Carlson takes a look back at his life, and revisits his accomplishments.      "He had such charm, such grace and was a real gentleman, and my gosh we need more of that kind of person in the world for sure," says John Brough, assistant to Henry Dormann.       Henry Dormann was born March 5th, 1932 ...

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Local Business in Bath to Close After 104 Years Video included

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Closing down for good. A family business in Bath will be shutting its doors after being in operation for over a century. M.J. Ward & Son will no longer be providing farm equipment, hardware, and feed to our area after 104 years in operation. The Ward family has been keeping the business going for a long time, but times have just gotten too tough for them. Ken Ward, the president of the business said, “With the loss of places like Phillips out her... More>>

Politics in Two: Trump and the FBI Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discussed the ongoing controversies stemming from President Trump demanded an investigation being opened over claims that his campaigned was spied on. More>>

PSP Confirms Second Bomb Threat Called into Wellsboro Truck-Lite Facility

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WELLSBORO, PA. (WENY) – The Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield have confirmed that the Truck-Lite facility in Wellsboro received the second bomb threat in two weeks earlier this morning. 

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Midday Makeover: Reflexology Video included

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Lois Lovgren has been practicing reflexology for over 25 years. She stopped by our studio to speak about what it is she does and how it's beneficial both mentally and physically. Lois works out of both Horseheads and Elmira. Her business, A Touch of Tranquility, is located at 1 Pulteney St East, Suite 102 in Corning.  A Touch of Tranquility is also a Wellness Arts Network business. 

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Corning Painted-Post High School Employee Allegedly Stole from School

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – The Corning Police Department have arrested a man for allegedly stealing from the Corning-Painted Post School District. 

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Assistant Coach for Pa. Travel Softball Team Arrested After Allegedly Engaging in Relationship with 15-Year-Old

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SCRANTON, Pa. (WENY) – An assistant coach for the Lackawanna Lightning softball travel team in Pennsylvania has been charged with sexual abuse. 

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Tom Golisano Challenges Tax Assessment, Says Geese Have Decreased Value of His Home

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   SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) - Billionaire Tom Golisano is challenging his tax assessment, saying hundreds of Canada geese have decreased the value of his lakefront home in western New York.    

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19-Year-Old Rochester Man Arrested in Bath for Alleged Drug Possession

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Village of Bath Police Department have arrested a 19-year-old man following a traffic stop on East Morris Street. 

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Hilton Garden Inn Looks to Fill Open Positions For New Corning Location

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If you're looking for a job, a new hotel set to open in Corning could have what you're looking for.

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Elmira man pleads guilty to child porn

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says 21-year-old Taylor T. Sullivan could face up to 20-years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. The minimum sentence is 5-years.

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Police Looking for Card Skimming Suspect

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State Police in Oneonta need the public's help identifying a suspect they believe is responsible for installing card skimmers on ATMs in both New York and Pennsylvania.

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GOP's Molinaro choses Killian as running mate in gov's race

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Presumptive Republican candidate for New York governor Marc Molinaro has chosen a former two-time state Senate candidate as his running mate.    

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Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

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A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been chosen as the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities.   

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Hochul to open NY conference on energy affordability

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New York's lieutenant governor will kick off a two-day conference focused on making energy affordable to people of all income levels.   

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Elmira residents form coalition to fight EHS contamination

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 In a community meeting Monday night, residents say they're ready to begin the long fight towards cleaning up the Elmira High School.         

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SPECIAL REPORT: Stuck Outside Video included

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Around the Twin Tiers, people have reported finding needles along the road and in playground next to their children. In this special report, we'll show you what to do if you ever come in contact with a hypodermic needle.

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Village of Van Etten Dissolution Looming

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VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) – The impending dissolution of the Village of Van Etten has caused some unrest among the community. At a local board meeting there were a couple dozen residents in attendance compared to numbers almost always in the single digits according to local officials. The split between the local fire departments was the hottest topic that was brought up during the meeting and the dissolution has only added to the argument. The mayor wants the community to know th... More>>

W. Water Street Designs Increase Walkability for Elmira Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Walkability is the focus of a new vision for downtown Elmira. On Monday, county and city officials unveiled their plans for the West Water Street Rehabilitation Project--one that's been years in the making.  "My favorite saying is we're all pedestrians. We hop into the car at the beginning of the day and the end of the day,' and we walk everywhere else," says Andrew Avery, Public Works Commissioner for Chemung County. The project includes the re...

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Child Abuse Prevention Efforts Recognized in Steuben Co

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Task Force for the Prevention of Child Abuse and the County Youth Bureau gave out the "The Child Abuse Prevention Award" today in Bath. It goes to a deserving nominee each year, with this year's winner being Tawyna Hughes. Tawyna is a home visitor who helps families seeking more guidance with parent education. Many of those families wrote in to commend her on how helpful she was, which led to her nomination. A nomination that sh... More>>

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announced as Keynote Speaker at NYS Democratic Convention

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Democratic Committee today announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will keynote the 2018 NYS Democratic Convention on opening day, Wednesday, May 23 at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island. 

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Two Arrested for Alleged Drug Possession Following February Investigation

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – On May 18, the Elmira Police Department arrested two people on a Chemung County Superior Court Warrant, charging them with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

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Horseheads Police Warn of Two New Phone Scams

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – Over the last several weeks, the Horseheads Police have seen an increase in residents reported fraudulent phone calls. Many of the reports received were from persons posing as representatives from NYSEG and Apple.

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EPD Search For Suspects In Early Morning Riverside Ave Burglary Video included

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The Elmira Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery on the 500 block of Riverside Avenue.

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Downtown Rehabilitation Project Happening Monday

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The Elmira Department of Public Works is hosting a public information meeting for the West Water Street Downtown Rehabilitation Project on Monday. 

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Black Bear Cub Wanders Corning

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Bear cub runs free in Corning over the weekend.

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NY has new plan to control tick population

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New York state has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.

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Several Walk and Run in Elmira for Breast Cancer Awareness

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Breast cancer awareness is an important cause with plenty of support right here in our area, where The Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted their 2018 Twin Tiers race for the Cure in Elmira. Plenty of runners clad in pink or donning their own custom shirts walked and ran their way around the city to help support the Upstate New York Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to be more specific. Race chair Megan Kozdemba told WENY, “This is our 20th year i... More>>

2018 Seneca Lake Wine & Food Festival Video included

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) - Clute Park in Watkins Glen was filled with thousands of people Saturday for the 2018 Seneca Lake Wine and Food Festival. The event celebrated their 7th year, offering more than 200 wines to choose from for sampling, along with several local food vendors including delicious cheeses, Marconi and cheese and ice cream. The festival also had live music and waterfront views for all to enjoy. Many people from the Twin Tiers attended the event, however, ... More>>

Ribbon Cutting Celebration For Confection Connection Bakery

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OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) - The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration for "Confection Connection" Bakery on Monday. The bakery offers a variety of different pastries every day and even has gluten free options for people to purchase. Also if you don't know how to bake, the bakery offers cooking classes for people to attend! The bakery is located at 59 North Avenue in Owego and is opened Monday-Friday from 10 am till 6 p.m., Saturday's from 9 am ti... More>>

Thousands of students graduate from Ithaca College on Sunday

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - Thousands of students will graduate on Sunday from Ithaca College at the schools 123rd Commencement Ceremony.  The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. and is being held on campus at Butterfield Stadium. The College President as well as, the Board of Trustees chairman will be making remarks at the ceremony. The ceremony is open to the general public and will also be aired locally on Spectrum. The commencement will also be available to stream live, click... More>>

Cuomo: $100M available for local transportation projects

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says $100 million in federal transportation funding is available to New York communities looking to improve their ground transportation systems while reducing congestion and gas emissions.    The Democrat announced Friday that the funding from the Federal Highway Administration will be administered by the state Department of Transportation. The money will be doled out for local projects through a competitive solicitation process... More>>

More than 25 hospitalized in NYC due to synthetic marijuana

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NEW YORK (AP) - More than 25 people have been hospitalized in New York City due to bad reactions to the synthetic marijuana known as K2.    WABC-TV reports that police responded to an intersection in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Saturday.  Police say 33 people overdosed from K2 at the same location in 2016.  No arrests have been made in Saturday's overdoses but police say they are looking for the person who distributed the K2.  K2 is a name... More>>

Veterans will share their stories with the public

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) - Veterans will be sharing their own stories of their past on Monday. Veterans will have the opportunity to explain what transition was like for them, their current struggles and how they are continuing to move forward.  The event is being held by the Veteran's Entrepreneurship Team of the Southern Tier at Big Flats Legion. It will begin at 5:30 offering food and fun, following a presentation at 6 p.m. A question and answer will be... More>>

Aviation Outreach Day Held at Arnot Mall

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – The Harris Hill Soaring Corporation hosted an Aviation Outreach Day today at the Arnot Mall. Much of the event was organized by the junior program of HHSC to help inform the public on soaring and aviation, along with doing some fundraising. There were computer flight simulators along with model biplanes and drones on display, but the main attraction was the glider brought into the mall for all to see and learn about. The glider belongs to the director... More>>

Annual law enforcement memorial service honors fallen heroes Video included

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This year's law enforcement memorial service honored fallen heroes with a special statue made. Officials hope the statue will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by law enforcement.

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Firm claims air at EHS is contaminated Video included

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A local environmental database firm says the contamination at the Elmira High School (EHS) is more than just in the ground. This time, they say it's also in the air.   

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Montour Falls Becomes First "Clean Energy Community" in Schuyler County Video included

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MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Village of Montour Falls has been named the first and only "clean energy community" in Schuyler County.  The recognition comes from the state's Energy Research and Development Authority, as part of a $16 million initiative by Governor Cuomo. "We had already been tracking our energy," says Village Trustee Jim Ryan. "We also were able to establish a solar permit process that was already in place, should a resident want to ... More>>

'Hometown Heroes' being honored in Elmira Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - One by one, there are pictures of those who served or are currently serving our country, hanging from light poles throughout the city of Elmira. Behind each picture is a story, of why they're now being called, Elmira's "Hometown Heroes". "Scott Swanson who is down here, has seven purple hearts.

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Two Teens Charged After Allegedly Robbing Wayland Home, Convenience Store

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WAYLAND, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Police have arrested two teenagers after an investigation into a burglary at a home in the Village of Wayland. 16-year-old Adrian Palmer of Henrietta and 17-year-old Sebastian Harvey were arrested and charged with Second Degree Burglary and Petit Larceny. 

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Elmira Police Investigating Late Night Armed Robbery

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Police Department is currently investigating a robbery that occurred just past midnight on Friday. 

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One Man Sentenced for Horseheads Home Invasion, One Man Accepted Guilty Plea for Vandalism Charges in Court

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – A man accused of shooting out storefront windows with a pellet gun in December and another man accused of a Horseheads home invasion were both in court today. 

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The Latest: Local media report fatalities at Texas school

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa, Fe, Texas (all times local):    9:45 a.m.    Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school.   

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Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

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Officials in Steuben County will be wrapping up its Police Officers Week Friday evening with its Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service. 

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State providing $17.8M to help reduce gun-related violence

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Nearly $18 million in state funding is going to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations across New York to help reduce gun violence.    

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Making it Work in the Civilian World

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IncubatorWorks and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Team of the Southern Tier are teaming up, taking a closer look at how Military Leadership translates in the business world. 

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Arnot Art Museum To Host Second Alive After 5 of 2018

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From 5:00pm-9:00pm tonight, there will be live music, food, drinks, and lots of family fun.

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Health officials: Influenza no longer prevalent in NY

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For the first time since before Christmas, influenza is no longer deemed prevalent in New York state.

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State funds available to help college students buy textbooks

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Millions of dollars have been allocated for a second year in a row to help students enrolled in New York's public colleges off-set the high cost of textbooks.   

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Utilities seeing tax cut told to reduce distribution charges

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The Pennsylvania Public Utility commission is ordering 17 utilities to lower distribution rates as a result of federal tax-cutting legislation signed in December by President Donald Trump.   

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Support group aims at helping those battling with Lyme Disease Video included

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People living with Lyme Disease say having a support meeting like the one on Thursday night makes them feel like they're not alone in their fight.   

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Tompkins County First Graders Hit the Trail for Hands-on Learning Video included

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Ithaca, N.Y. (WENY) - First Graders in Tompkins County are making stops across the county on their journey to a hands-on learning experience through the "Kids Discover the Trail" Program. Along the trail, students visit the Tompkins County Library, the History Center, The Science Center, the Nature Center, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Botanic Gardens, and the Museum of the Earth. Maureen Bickley, Museum Education Manager at the Museum of the Earth, says, "We wor...

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Storm Watch: Hail Detail Video included

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SPECIAL REPORT (WENY) -- Thunderstorm formation is a complex process, and everything going on within that process is even more intricate. The result of it all is damaging winds, lightning, tornadoes, and hail, which is the focus for this story. 

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Twin Tier Residents Honored at Jefferson Award Ceremony Video included

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2018 Jefferson Awards Ceremony

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Gillibrand Pushes Senate to Act on Sexual Harassment Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is restarting the conversation on sexual harassment. On Thursday, the Democrat took to the Senate Floor, attempting to utilize a rare procedural maneuver -- known as Rule 14 -- to try to force Senate leadership's hand to advance sexual harassment legislation. The legislation would overhaul how such complaints are handled on Capitol Hill, including making lawmakers pay for settlements personally. Rule 14 is a procedure that would ... More>>

Multiple departments respond to Caton house fire, three sent to hospital for heat exhaustion Video included

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At least seven fire departments responded to the home on West Caton Road on Monday night. Flames and smoke could be seen 

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Millport Woman Arrested for Allegedly Receiving SNAP Benefits She was Not Eligible For

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Millport woman is behind bars after police say she received over $400 in SNAP benefits she was not eligible for. 

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Kindergartner finds bag of cocaine in classmate's backpack

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Authorities say a kindergarten student found a bag of cocaine in another student's backpack at a Philadelphia charter school.

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Elmira Police Department Announces Street Closures for Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, May 20 in Elmira. The Elmira Police Department wishes to remind drivers that several streets throughout the city will be shut down from 7 a.m. to approximately noon.

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JDRF One Walk To Be Held At Elmira College Sunday Video included

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A walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Juvenile Diabetes is being held at Elmira College Sunday morning. 

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Convicted Sex Offender Back Behind Bars

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A convicted sex offender is back behind bars, facing new charges after police say he violated parole.

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Cuomo: Finger Lakes trash incinerator should be rejected

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes plans for a massive trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region.   

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Senate passes bill to reinstate net neutrality

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The Senate voted Wednesday to pass Democratic legislation to repeal the FCC's dismantling of net neutrality regulations and reinstate net neutrality.

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NY officials release plan to fight brain disease in deer

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New York state officials are proposing new actions and regulatory changes to prevent a deadly brain disease from infecting the state's deer and moose populations.

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Kirsten Gillibrand trying to force Senate to act on stalled sexual harassment legislation

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New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will take to the Senate floor Thursday attempting to advance sexual harassment legislation.

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Governor Cuomo opposes proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in Romulus

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Opponents of the facility, which would be built in the former Seneca Army Depot, say it would need thousands of tons of trash to be hauled in via truck or rail every day.

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IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run Video included

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Special Olympics of New York has kicked off their "Law Enforcement Torch Run" season Wednesday afternoon. Between now and June, the Special Olympics will hold eight torch runs across the state leading up to the state summer games.

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Ithaca Beer Co. releases beer made mostly of N.Y. ingredients Video included

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The Ithaca Beer Company has released a new beer, "Brew York" Pale Ale. The beer is brewed using 100% New York hops and nearly 70% New York grown barley. Owners of the company say this beer has been years in the making.

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Banquet Honoring Foster Parents Held in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A special event to honor a special bond. Tonight people gathered for a banquet in honor of National Foster Care Month. It was held at Lib's Supper Club, and the event was centered around the celebration of all of the current foster parents in Chemung County. A good handful of them were at the banquet, but the Supervisor for the Chemung County "Home Finding Adoption and Foster Care" service. She wanted to spread the word that they can always use ...

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Watkins Glen State Park Main Entrance Nearing Completion Video included

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – Park officials say a lot of progress has been made at the Gorge Trail entrance to Watkins Glen State Park. The main street gorge trail entrance project has been planned out over the course of a few years and now everything is finally all coming together. Ron Roney, The manager of Watkins Glen State Park, hopes that visitors will enjoy everything that comes with the new entrance, and has the finish date set for the last week of May. He told WENY, &ld... More>>

Southern Tier School Budget Results 2018

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The following are the UNOFFICIAL results of school district budget votes and board of education elections. This information will be updated as results come in. 

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Behind the scenes of Beautiful: 'The Carole King Musical' Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - She is known for many of her top hits like "It's Too Late" and "You've Got A Friend". But, long before that, she was just a young girl from Brooklyn, New York with a strong passion for music. Now, she is known as Carole King and her inspiring story is being told around the globe on and off stage.

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State Initiative to Cut Costs of College Textbooks Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Through the Governor's Open Educational Resources Initiative, the high costs of books and other materials could soon be a thing of past.      Corning Community College is just one of dozens of both SUNY and CUNY schools taking advantage of online, cost-free resources for students.      Through the Open Education Resources initiative, students have access to everything from classic literature to course textbooks. "Having resou...

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Chemung County Treasurer Joseph Sartori to Retire in 2019

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chemung County Treasurer Joseph Sartori announced Wednesday that he will retire in 2019. 

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Politics in Two: The 2018 Primaries Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the 2018 primary elections held on Tuesday and what effects they could have on their particular states and the nation as a whole.  More>>

NY Lawmakers Look to Ban Pet "Leasing"

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Can't afford that $1,000 purebred puppy? Want to pay it off in installments?    New York lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to ban the option of leasing plans for pets that often come with terms that end up charging people double the animal's cost, with the threat of repossession if they can't keep up with the payments.    The practice has been drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and animal welfare groups since media reports last year hig... More>>

Ithaca Beer Co. Releases "Brew York" Pale Ale Video included

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The Ithaca Beer Co. is releasing it's newest beer Wednesday, and is making history by doing so. Ithaca Beer Co's "Brew York" Pale Ale is the first New York State beer to be brewed with this amount of New York-grown ingredients.

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National Soaring Museum To Hold Fundraiser For Twin Tiers Honor Flight Video included

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In commemoration with Armed Forces Day, the National Soaring Museum is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Twin Tiers Honor Flight.

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GOP makes picks for gov, Senate; women crash US House races

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Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party's nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, as a big splash in U.S. House primaries made it more likely that women will break the all-male hold on Pennsylvania's congressional delegation.

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NY to invest $1.4M in efforts to fight gambling addiction

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New York state is investing $1.4 million in efforts to fight gambling addiction.

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North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump Summit Over US Nuke Demands

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North Korea has threatened to abandon planned talks between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.

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94% of Teachers Spend Their Own Money on School Supplies

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Almost all public school teachers -- 94% -- have spent some of their own money on school supplies without reimbursement, according to a survey done by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data was published on Monday and collected from 2014 to 2016.

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Residents weigh in on Rt. 13 connector during public hearing Video included

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Chemung County held a public hearing on Tuesday night to get the public's input on the future Route 13 connector.

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"Everyday Heroes" Awards Received in Corning Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Several local students were recognized this afternoon in Corning for their community and classroom achievements. The thirteenth annual "Everyday Heroes Event" was a big success according to its organizers. Over seventy students from sixteen different schools received an award with each one receiving a 50 dollar VISA gift card as well. A great amount of thought goes into each plaque received every year. One of the organizers and First Heritage FCU M... More>>

Wayland-Cohocton Student Accepted into Military Academy at West Point

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WAYLAND, N.Y. (WENY) – Wayland-Cohocton High School's Class of 2018 Valedictorian Mackenzie Curtis is slated to attend the Military Academy at West Point starting this summer. 

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Struck Down: Logan's Fight Video included

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SHAMOKIN, PA (WENY) – Logan Williams, now making his way through high school, was struck by lightning back in 2011. He has been fighting to get better and better each and every day with support from his family and the entire Shamokin Area School District. Mother nature can be very unpredictable at times, and with thunderstorms, exactly where each bolt hits can be unpredictable. Logan's story is one that his family wants people to remember, and one that we can all think back o... More>>

Elmira Students Get College and Career Ready with APEX Program Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Elmira City School District is helping prepare its students for the future. On Tuesday, middle-schoolers from both Ernie Davis and Broadway Academies paid a visit to Elmira College as part of the district's Apex Project After-School Program. The program includes after school tutoring, resources to begin exploring different career paths and field trips to schools such as Elmira College.  "Part of what we do during the day is prepare children to b... More>>

IPD Officers to Take Part in Carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope Torch

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Members of local law enforcement will be carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch tomorrow, May 16, starting at 4 p.m. Runners will start at the Ithaca Police Department and runners will travel more than three miles to end at Stewart Park at approximately 4:30 p.m. 

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Student indicted in fatal stabbing of university freshman

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A Binghamton University student has been indicted in the stabbing death of a fellow student in a campus dormitory.    

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Wayland Man Arrested After Alleged Domestic Disturbance

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WAYLAND, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Police at the Wayland barracks have arrested a 45-year-old man following the report of a domestic disturbance in the town of Wayland. 

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PSP Investigating Bomb Threat at Truck Lite in Charleston Township

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CHARLESTON, PA. (WENY) – Pennsylvania State Police stationed in Mansfield are investigation an alleged bomb threat at a Truck Lite Facility in Charleston. 

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Bath Man Charged After Allegedly Driving While Intoxicated, Having Weapons in Car

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff's Office arrested a 37-year-old Bath man on DWI and Criminal Possession of a Weapon charges.

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School Budget Voting Locations

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School budget votes happening statewide Tuesday.

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Marquee race for governor leads Pennsylvania primary ballot

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Pennsylvania voters have a lot of races to settle in the primary election, including picking Republican challengers to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

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Schumer urges passage of firefighter cancer registry bill

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Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation creating a national firefighter cancer registry.   

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NY Senate OKs new penalties for drivers who hit road workers

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Lawmakers in the New York state Senate have approved new criminal penalties for motorists whose careless driving causes the injury or death of a construction worker on a road or highway project.   

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More illnesses reported as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows

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A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said. 

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Chemung Legislature urges Gov. Cuomo to clean up EHS contamination Video included

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The Chemung County Legislature is working on legislation to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to take further action in cleaning up the contamination at the Elmira High School.

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Former Southside Parent Calls for Action From Governor Cuomo, DEC Video included

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Elmira, N.Y.(WENY) - Former County Legislator Andy Patros has responded to the Department of Environmental Conservation's claims on Friday, in an interview with WENY News, that Toxics Targeting's President Walter Hang is fearmongering. Hang has released several public documents regarding the contamination at the former Elmira Southside High School, which Hang says had not been easily accessible to the public prior.

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DOD issues new sexual assault in military report, New York Senator fires back Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) -- Shalonda Jones is a woman on a mission. She wants to make sure her fellow service members’ enemy isn’t within their own ranks.  "He would grab my behind in front of people,” Jones told us in 2016, when she first shared her story. Now the man who she says assaulted her, a former mentor, is no longer allowed to serve. But the battle for justice led her to leave as well. “This is happening and it’s destroying lives ... More>>

Hundreds of 4th Graders Enjoy Farm Days Activities Video included

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TROY, P.A. (WENY) – Fourth grade students from the Northern Tier had some agricultural fun today in Troy.

The 6th Annual Farm Days event helps teach kids the importance of farming with a fun and hands-on approach. From indoor stations with workers in traditional garb to giant oxen, there was plenty to see at Farm Days.

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Steuben County Veteran to be Inducted into Hall of Fame Video included

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Warren Thompson was born and raised in Steuben County. On Tuesday, he'll represent the 58th Senate District as he's inducted into New York's Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. "I don't know what to feel," says Thompson. "I'm not used to this kind of stuff." Thompson graduated from Savona Central School in 1942 and with a life-long dream of flying planes, quickly enlisted in the Army. On August 30th 1943, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant... More>>

Update: One Victim in Critical Condition, One in Stable Following Pine Valley Accident

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PINE VALLEY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State Police in Horseheads have provided an update regarding the two victims in the serious accident that occurred on Watkins Road in Pine Valley last week.  According to police, the driver of the white Jeep has been identified as Hilbert Steyer of Gillett, Pennsylvania.  Steyer, who is in his early 70s, remains in critical condition, according to police.  Steyer's Jeep was allegedly swerving on the road when he hit a box truck an...

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Woman and Her Dog Struck and Killed by Unoccupied Dump Truck in Big Flats Video included

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A woman and her dog are dead after being struck by a dump truck in Big Flats Monday morning.  

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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to Offer Non-Stop Service to Washington D.C.

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will offer non-stop air service to Washington D.C., starting this fall.  

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PA Primaries, NYS School Budget Votes and Board Elections to Take Place Tuesday, May 15

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(WENY) – On Tuesday, May 15, both the Pennsylvania primary elections, as well as the New York State school budget and board member elections will take place. 

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YWCA Offers Paid Time Off for Preventative Cancer Screenings

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Young Women's Christian Association, or YWCA, of Chemung County has adopted a new paid time off policy. With this new policy, employees of the YWCA will receive the ability to take paid time off from work in order to get preventative cancer screenings.

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Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Donates 17,626 Boxes of Cookies to Military Personnel, Families

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CICERO, N.Y. (WENY) – Troops in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) council was able to donate 17,626 boxes of cookies to the Service Member and Family Resource Center. 

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Gas prices rise to levels not seen in more than 3 years

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You may have noticed, gas prices are on the rise and hitting levels not seen in more than three years. 

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NRA sues New York governor, regulator for 'blacklisting campaign'

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The National Rifle Association on Friday sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulator for engaging in what it said was a “blacklisting campaign” aimed at swaying banks and insurers to stop doing business with the gun advocacy group, according to a complaint. 

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Henry Dormann Passes Away at 86 Video included

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Local philanthropist, television show host, and Editor-in-Chief to various national magazines, Henry Dormann, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 86.

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Hours-Long Standoff in Sayre Ends With Multiple Charges

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A man from Sayre is facing several charges following an hours-long standoff over the weekend. 

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Tioga County

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One person has died following an accident in Tioga County Pennsylvania.

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Country Music Benefit To Be Held In Honor Of Denny Derr

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) - The Country Music Benefit for Denny Derr will be held in his memory on Sunday in Elmira Heights starting at noon.  Denny Derr passed away on Friday, May 4th, 2018 after an extended illness. Denny Derr had spent more than 50 years in the local country music scene. He had played at several events. The event is open to the public and several bands that he played with over  the years will be playing at the event located at... More>>

PSA: City of Corning Water Department

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - On Monday, May 13th the City of Corning Water Department will be flushing city hydrants from 7:00 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.  People may experience low water pressure or discolored water during this time. The Department encourages people to check the cold water tap for any discoloration before using. This will take place through Friday, May 18th.  More>>

Bradford County Heritage Hosts 6th Annual 'Farm Days 1866'

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TROY, P.A. (WENY) - Several schools in the northern Twin Tiers have been invited to attend the 6th annual "Farm Days 1866" event on Monday.  The Bradford County Heritage Association curators and Heritage Village and Farm Museum will be hosting the educational program to 4th grade students. The program is free for all schools that are attending through donations from Bradford County United Way Grant. As well as, area businesses, organizations and the community... More>>

Ribbon Cutting Event Celebrates New Location For Local Store

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OWEGO, N.Y. (WENY) - Creative Joy Shop in Owego is celebrating their new spacious location with a ribbon cutting. The event will be hosted by the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and is happening Monday beginning at 11:00 a.m. Creative Joy opened in 2015 and offers high-end crafting supplies and gifts. The event will take place at 173 Front Street in Owego.  For more information on the ribbon cutting click here.  More>>

Elmira Holiday Inn To Host Annual Mother's Day Brunch

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Elmira Holiday Inn will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday at 10 a.m. Tickets for adults are around $22 dollars and children older than 4 are around $12 dollars. Mothers and families are all welcomed and everything is provided with your choice off of a special Mother's Day menu. If you're interested, the Holiday Inn encourages you to call and make a reservation. To go orders are also available.  For more information contact... More>>

CCC Holds Graduation Ceremony Including 31 Veterans

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Corning Community College celebrated the commencement of its 2018 class on Saturday. Family, friends, and colleagues looked on as the graduates made their way across the stage into their next phase of life after CCC. Among the class of 2018 were graduates from our local area and ones from as far away as Vietnam and Mali. There was also a good handful of military veterans who received a degree and we were able to catch up with one of them, who was shot ... More>>

Fund for Women of the Southern Tier to Hold Fundraiser on Sunday Video included

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier will hold a Mother's Day Fundraiser on Sunday. For more information, click here.

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This Week in Wine Country - Chamberlain Acres Garden Center & Florist Video included

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This Week in Wine Country (WENY)-- For this week's edition of This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Cody Carlson heads to the Chamberlain Acres Garden Center & Florist in Elmira.  For a list of events happening this week in Wine Country, click on this link: http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com/things-to-do/events/. Chamberlain Acres Garden Center & Florist is located at 824 Broadway St, Elmira. For more information, click h... More>>

UPDATE: Elmira Downtown Cleanup Scheduled For Saturday Canceled

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ELMIRA, N.Y.  (WENY) - If you want to get out doors this weekend, "Elmira Downtown Development" and "The Chemung River Friends" could use your help. They need volunteers to lend a hand cleaning up along the river and in some area parks. Crews will be meeting in two locations to kick things off. Along the river, they'll be meeting at the Dunn Field Boat Launch at 9:30 in the morning. Others will meet at Wisner Park on North Main Street at 9 o'clock. If you ca...

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Chemung County Senior Games Opening Ceremonies Canceled

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Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) - The Opening Ceremonies for the Chemung County Senior Games has been canceled, along with the track and field events scheduled for Saturday. The events were canceled due to weather, and will not be rescheduled.

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Town of Van Etten raises concerns over impending dissolution Video included

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Concerns brought up from people of the town included the village's water project, as well as their garbage pick-up polices. Town officials say they just want a fair process for both sides.

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NYSP capture Corning man on child sex abuse charge

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New York State Police in Painted Post are looking for a Corning man accused of sexually abusing a child. Troopers say 48-year-old Bryan E. Griswold is wanted for felony sex abuse in the 1st degree. 

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Corning PD arrest child rape suspect, police believe more victims exist Video included

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Corning PD says his arrest came after an investigation into the rape of a young female.

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Special Report: Learn & Earn Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- "Everyone has a bunch of stuff they're doing over the summer," says Jaydan Jackson, a sophomore at Greater Southern Tier STEM Academy.  For Jaydan, getting a summer  job seemed like the perfect fit. But for him and many students, getting an interview--sometimes without even a resume--can be a challenge.  "At the beginning of this program, quite a few of them have very low confidence," says Laura Kinney,  Youth Program Co...

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Fire Results in Total Loss of Campbell Home

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CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) – A large fire broke out at Campbell in the early afternoon on Friday. The Meade Road home was declared a total loss and the portion of the road in front of the home was closed off for several hours.

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57 Firefighters Across N.Y. Graduate From State Academy of Fire Science

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) - It was full house inside Watkins Glen community center today, as friends and family came together to honor this year's State Academy of Fire Science graduating class. "Its been a hard 11 weeks, all 57 of us have put in 500 hours of intense and very physically enduring training.

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$3 Million Available to Help Low-Income New Yorkers with Health Issues Purchase Air Conditioning

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that $3 million is available to help New Yorkers suffering from serious health issues that are aggravated by extreme heat purchase an air conditioner

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18-year-old Man Charged After Allegedly Fleeing Cops, Possessing Drugs and Having Toddler in Car

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) – On Thursday, an 18-year-old man was arrested on multiple narcotics and criminal charges, along with multiple vehicle and traffic infractions stemming from an incident that occurred in the Village of Endicott. 

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BREAKING: No Criminal Charges Pending for Mother Who Triggered AMBER Alert for Daughter

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MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) -- 31-year-old Katrina Harter, the woman who allegedly took her daughter, 15-day-old Gionna Harter, from a Montour Falls home Thursday night is currently not expected to be charged, deputies from Schuyler County Sheriff's have said.  

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NY officials ask residents to look out for invasive insect

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New York state officials are asking residents to be on the lookout for an invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly.

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Starbucks changes bathroom policy following backlash

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Starbucks is opening its bathrooms to everyone regardless of whether they've bought anything following the arrest last month of two African American men at one of its coffee shops in Philadelphia.

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I-86 Innovation Corridor Workforce Development Announces Strategic Plan

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) - The I-86 Innovation Corridor Integrated Workforce Development team unveiled their new strategic plan at a public meeting today. The plan was completed by the help of two consulting teams, "The Council for Adult and Experimental Learning" and "Avalanche Consulting."

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Largest Class To Graduate From Academy of Fire Science

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) - 57 brave men and women will graduate from the New York State Academy of Fire Science and officially become full-time firefighters later this morning. This is the largest class to ever graduate from the Academy. The soon to be graduates come from 24 fire departments across New York state. The program requires firefighters complete more than 500 hours of intense training over the course of 11 weeks. The ceremony is happening this morning at the Com... More>>

Report: 200-plus NY waterways hit by untreated sewage spills

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new report says more than 200 waterways across New York were impacted last year by billions of gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater.    State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (dee-NAP'-oh-lee) says in a report released Thursday that the health of New Yorkers and their environment suffers when untreated wastewater spills into rivers, streams and coastal areas. The Democrat says his agency's report found continued problems with combined sewer overflows, ...

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Firm points to contamination evidence at EHS; DEC denies claims Video included

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Toxics targeting says they've found new information proving there is still contamination at the Elmira High School, left over from the prior manufacturing site at that location.

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UPDATE: Missing Infant from Montour Falls Found Safe Video included

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In a Facebook post, the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office says 15-day-old Gionna Harter has been found safe. No further information was given.

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Elmira Hospitals Involved in Project to Cut Costs and Visits Video included

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ELMIRA, NY.  (WENY) -- Arnot Ogden Medical Center is one of two area hospitals taking part in a program designed to reduce frequent hospital visits.      The state-funded project apart of the five-year "Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program," aims to improve patients health, while also reducing Medicaid costs. "It's preventing illness and it's maintaining health," says Arnot Health CEO, Dr. Robert Lambert. "[There's] three thing... More>>

Horseheads Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Over $6,000 from Employer

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) – A 28-year-old Horseheads man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing over $6,000 from his Painted Post employer.

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Elected Officials, Finger Lakes Business Owners and Residents Call on Gov. Cuomo to Reject Incinerator Proposal

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Local elected officials, wineries and Finger Lakes residents will host a news conference in Albany on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:30am to call on Governor Cuomo to reject Circular enerG’s trash incinerator proposal and urge legislators to pass bi-partisan bills in the state Senate and Assembly that would support Home Rule in the state expedited power plant siting process, known as Article 10. 

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TRAVEL ADVISORY: Portion of Route 6 in Tioga County (Pa) Close Due to Vehicle Crash

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MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (WENY) – Motorists in Tioga County (Pa) are advised that Route 6 is closed just east of Dartt Settlement Road/Gas Company Road in Charleston due to a vehicle crash. Motorists traveling eastbound on Route 6 from the direction of Wellsboro should use Dartt Settlement Road and Charleston Road for a detour. Motorists traveling westbound from the direction of Mansfield (Route 6) or Covington (Route 660) should use Charleston Road.  Tractor-trailers traveling...

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City of Corning Water Department to Flush Hydrants from May 14 to May 18

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – The City of Corning Water Department announced today they will be flushing city hydrants beginning on May 14 through May 18 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During this time, customers may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. 

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Bridge Street Bridge in Corning to Temporarily Close to Install Flood Control Devices

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – In order to be prepared for any potential future flooding events, the City of Corning's Public Works Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environment Conservation and the Corning Fire Department, will be installing temporary flood control devices on the Bridge Street Bridge.

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Ithaca Man Arrested for Alleged Arson, Domestic Charges

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – In the early morning hours of May 9, Ithaca Police Department officers responded to an apartment in the 300 block of Monroe Street regarding a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers located the victim and the suspect on scene. 

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Kimani Meadows Found Guilty of All Charges

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -  Kimani Meadows has been found guilty on all charges in the murder case where he was accused of shooting and killing a woman from the Bronx. According to police, Meadows shot and killed 33-year-old, Robyn Roper in December of 2016. District attorney, Weeden Wetmore says Roper was shot 5 times, including once in the temple. Her body was later found on Draht Hill road by deputies from the Chemung county sheriff's office, after a driver called 911 to...

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Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society is Seeking Sponsors for Park Activities

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society is seeking interested companies and individuals to sponsor various activities within the park. 

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Get Ready to 'Stamp Out Hunger' Video included

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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is once again teaming up with the National Association of Letter Carriers Saturday for 'The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.' 

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Elmira Murder Case Goes To Jury

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The fate of a man from Elmira accused of shooting and killing a woman from the Bronx is now in the hands of the jury. Attorneys made their closing arguments yesterday in the Kimani Meadows murder trial. Police say Meadows shot and killed 33-year-old, Robyn Roper in December of 2016. District attorney, Weeden Wetmore says Roper was shot 5 times, including once in the temple. Meadows is charged with second-degree murder, and 3 counts of criminal possession of a w...

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  • Remembering Fallen Correctional Officers

    Remembering Fallen Correctional Officers

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:10:17 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Those who worked and served at the Elmira Correctional Facility were remembered today. Friends, families and workers joined together to honor and remember over a hundred men and women who have dedicated their time and effort at the Correctional Facility.

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Those who worked and served at the Elmira Correctional Facility were remembered today. Friends, families and workers joined together to honor and remember over a hundred men and women who have dedicated their time and effort at the Correctional Facility.

  • 'Allstate' Gives Grant To Help Fight Against PTSD

    'Allstate' Gives Grant To Help Fight Against PTSD

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:58:58 GMT

    The insurance company, Allstate is stepping in to help bring awareness to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Allstate gave a "Helping Hands" grant to the Research and Recognition Project today.

    The insurance company, Allstate is stepping in to help bring awareness to, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Allstate gave a "Helping Hands" grant to the Research and Recognition Project today.

  • Kansas Residents Arrested for Stealing Car in Steuben County

    Kansas Residents Arrested for Stealing Car in Steuben County

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:36:34 GMT
    BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Two people from Kansas are behind bars after police say they stole a car in Steuben County. Patrick Mccullough, 25 and Diana Lake, 21, both of Winfield, Kansas, are both charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree. Police say they responded to a report of a car being stolen from Arkport on May 19th.  Investigators later determined Mccullough and Lake were responsible and tracked the two to Westchester County. Both were arrested and taken into custody. ...
    BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Two people from Kansas are behind bars after police say they stole a car in Steuben County. Patrick Mccullough, 25 and Diana Lake, 21, both of Winfield, Kansas, are both charged with Grand Larceny in the third degree. Police say they responded to a report of a car being stolen from Arkport on May 19th.  Investigators later determined Mccullough and Lake were responsible and tracked the two to Westchester County. Both were arrested and taken into custody. ...
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  • AMBER Alert Issued for Boy Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Sodus

    AMBER Alert Issued for Boy Whose Mother Was Found Dead in Sodus

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:41:42 GMT

    SODUS, N.Y. (WENY) – An AMBER Alert has been issued in the Sodus area for one-year-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, the son of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, who was found dead in Sodus Wednesday night. 

    SODUS, N.Y. (WENY) – An AMBER Alert has been issued in the Sodus area for one-year-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, the son of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, who was found dead in Sodus Wednesday night. 

  • UPDATE: Police on Scene at Truck-Lite Co.

    UPDATE: Police on Scene at Truck-Lite Co.

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:38:42 GMT

    State Police confirm they're investigating a "similar incident" to what they were called the facility for twice before this month.

    State Police confirm they're investigating a "similar incident" to what they were called the facility for twice before this month.

  • Glove House Annual BBQ

    Glove House Annual BBQ

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:52:27 GMT

    Glove House is hosting it's 14th Annual BBQ, helping fund the programs serving families in need in the Southern Tier. 

    Glove House is hosting it's 14th Annual BBQ, helping fund the programs serving families in need in the Southern Tier. 

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  • Edison Softball Advances to Section Final

    Edison Softball Advances to Section Final

    Edison Softball shut out Bainbridge-Guildford 8-0 on Thursday afternoon in the Class C Section 4 Semifinals. The Spartans will play Elmira Notre Dame in the Class C Final on Saturday. 

    Edison Softball shut out Bainbridge-Guildford 8-0 on Thursday afternoon in the Class C Section 4 Semifinals. The Spartans will play Elmira Notre Dame in the Class C Final on Saturday. 

  • Horseheads Falls to Vestal in Sectional Final

    Horseheads Falls to Vestal in Sectional Final

    Vestal Boys Lacrosse topped Horseheads 11-7 in the Class B Sectional Final on Thursday afternoon at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. The Blue Raiders led 6-5 at the half, but couldn't hold off the Golden Bears after the break. 

    Vestal Boys Lacrosse topped Horseheads 11-7 in the Class B Sectional Final on Thursday afternoon at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. The Blue Raiders led 6-5 at the half, but couldn't hold off the Golden Bears after the break. 

  • Ithaca Lacrosse Edges Corning in Overtime Thriller

    Ithaca Boys Lacrosse edged Corning 10-9 in overtime to claim the Class A Sectional Title for the 2nd straight year. The Hawks scored 2 goals in the last 30 seconds of the game to get to overtime, but the Little Red's Ryan Sposito won it for Ithaca in the extra period. 

    Ithaca Boys Lacrosse edged Corning 10-9 in overtime to claim the Class A Sectional Title for the 2nd straight year. The Hawks scored 2 goals in the last 30 seconds of the game to get to overtime, but the Little Red's Ryan Sposito won it for Ithaca in the extra period. 

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