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Redevelopment Plans for Elmira's Arnot Carriage House

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Plans for a $1.2 million project is in the works, to restore and redevelop what was once the Arnot Carriage House in Elmira. Currently, a sale is being finalized, which would allow developer Jim Capriotti to transform the building into both commercial space and market-rate apartments "Market rate apartments are very important to the transformation we're trying to do downtown," says Mike Krusen, President of Southern Tier Economic Growth. "With th...

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Suspect Who Allegedly Caused Corning-Painted Post School Lockouts Identified

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RIVERSIDE, N.Y. (WENY) – The suspect who allegedly fled Steuben County deputies, causing three schools in the Corning-Painted Post School District to go into lockout, has been identified. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Wesley Grinnell, 22, of Corning after he allegedly posed as a different person to deputies after they pulled him over near the Burger King on Victory Highway in Painted Post. He then fled from police, but we was found two hou...

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Several Bradford Co. Roads Damaged by Floods Reopen

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BRADFORD COUNTY, PA. (WENY) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced several roads in Bradford County that closed due flood damage have reopened. According to PennDOT, Route 549 has opened. It was one of several roads that were closed in the region due to a round of flooding that occurred earlier this week. Several county roads damaged during the August 13-14 flooding are also open. They include Route 187 in Terry and Asylum townships, and Route 220 in New... More>>

Ithaca Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking into Two Apartments with Machete

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Ithaca Police Department has arrested a man following multiple report of assaults and burglaries within the city the night of Thursday, September 20. According to police, officers responded to an apartment complex located at 150 West Village Place regarding the report of an assault. Officers arrived on scene and determined a male suspect had reportedly forced entry into an apartment while armed with a machete. While inside the apartment, the suspect ... More>>

Lockout vs. Lockdown: Is There a Difference?

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Over the past few weeks, three local districts have placed schools under lockout due to police investigations in the surrounding areas. In recent years, the word “lockdown” has become infamous because of the mass school shootings that have gained the attention of national media. Lockouts, on the other hand, are a lesser-known form of keeping students and faculty safe – and are extremely different than lockdowns. What is a lockout? A lockout procedure goes into an ...

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Tioga County (PA) Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Cars without a Dealer's License

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TIOGA COUNTY, PA. (WENY) – A man from Knoxville has been arrested after allegedly selling cars without a dealer's license. According to Pennsylvania Sate Police, the investigation was initiated when a car dealership owner reported to the state police that 68-year-old William Korey Jr. was allegedly selling cars without a dealer's license. Police say Korey displayed vehicles for sale on Route 49 in both Deerfield and Westfield Townships, but was not a licensed dealer through Pe... More>>

Arkport Man Arrested for Allegedly Inappropriately Touching Minor

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ARKPORT, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Police have arrested an Arkport man for allegedly inappropriately touching a victim under the age of 17. According to police, 61-year-old George Meyers has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Forcible Touching. The victim was allegedly an acquaintance of a member of Meyers' family. Meyers was arraigned in the City of Hornell Court and was released on his own recognizance.

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UPDATE: Corning-Painted Post Lockout Lifted

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) – According to the Corning-Painted Post School District Website, multiple schools in the district are under lockout due to a police investigation nearby. This means access to the schools are currently limited, but all children are safe. The schools are CPP Middle School, Calvin Smith Elementary, Hugh Gregg Elementary and also the Board of Education Building. According to Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, a man ran from deputies at the Victory Highwa...

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Rep. Tom Reed Goes on the Job in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Earlier this week, Congressman Tom Reed went on the job, delivering supplies with Vasco Brands to the Elmira Community Kitchen. Vasco Brands is a family-owned and operated business specializing in janitorial supplies, paper products, cleaning equipment, safety items, food service and more. The company was founded in 1917 and is a New York State Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise, as well as a Vetern Owned Business. "Vasco Brands is a gem in o... More>>

ECSD Students To Participate in National Start With Hello Week

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Next week, students in the Elmira City School District will try to make sure every student feels included. It's part of Start With Hello Week-- an inclusion initiative happening in hundreds of schools across the country.

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Ithaca Bank Robbed at Gunpoint, Suspect on the Loose

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Police in Ithaca are investigating a bank robbery at the Tompkins Trust Company.

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Job Fair Happening at the Arnot Mall

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If you want to change careers or earn some extra income, the Arnot Mall is hosting a job fair that may have just what you're looking for.

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano Discusses Role of Women in Politics at E.C. Video included

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Democratic contender for New York's 23rd Congressional District ,Tracy Mitrano, addressed a crowd of about 85 people at Elmira College Thursday night to discuss the role women play in politics.

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Waverly woman killed on scooter in car accident

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Waverly Police identified the victim as 83-year-old Iva Hoose from Waverly.

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Residents in the Southern Tier Urged to Get Flu Shots Early Into the Flu Season Video included

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Sayre, PA (WENY) – The start of flu season is right around the corner and residents in the Southern Tier need to start thinking about getting vaccinated. Last year New Yorkers saw a spike in the flu epidemic affecting residents all across New York State. The influenza virus stuck around longer than expected and according to medical physicians at Guthrie. The flu vaccine last year wasn't as strong as it's been in years past, however medical professionals say by getting a fl... More>>

Elmira school sheds light on Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and schools across the nation, including in Elmira, are shinning a light on suicide this September.  According to recent studies, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the world for those between ages of 15 to 24. No matter your age, the stress of life can affect anyone.

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Work continues at 100 W. Water Street Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Work continues at 100 W. Water Street.  It's been just over six months since crews began work on the $14 million dollar project, which will add 16,700 square feet of first-floor commercial space.  According to developer Park Grove Realty, two commercial tenants have already been confirmed for the space. About 600 square feet of commercial space remains.  The mixed-use building will also house about 50 market-rate apartments in the upper three f...

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The Latest: Ex-aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local):    4:08 p.m.    A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.    Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in New York City.    U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she hoped the sentence would be heard in the state capital.    Per... More>>

Tracy Mitrano to Hold Town Halls Across New York's 23rd Congressional District

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This past Saturday, Mitrano held a town hall in the City of Olean in Cattaraugus County. Mitrano said she now will host a series of town halls in the remaining 10 counties of the 23rd District in the spirit of reaching as many people as possible.

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Peggy Woodard the Unofficial Winner of 8th District Race after Absentee Ballot Count

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – During last week's election, the race for Chemung County's 8th District Legislator had been deemed too close to call, as at the time, there were only five votes between Republican Candidates Peggy Woodard and Frank Cicci. Now, the Chemung County Board of Elections says after counting absentee ballots, Peggy Woodard is the unofficial winner with a lead of three votes. Additionally, the Board of Elections say these results will not be certified until next we... More>>

Elmira Heights Resident to Run for Chemung Co Legislature Video included

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Earlier this evening Elmira Heights resident Chris Callas announced his campaign for the 8th district seat of the Chemung County Legislature. Callas is throwing his hat into the ring, running on the Democratic ticket. He'll go up against Republican candidate Frank Cicci, who narrowly won last week's primary against Peggy Woodard. Callas is very aware that he has to hit the ground running on the campaign trail with elections only a couple ...

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'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting

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ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) - Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation."    The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." They warn that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area.    The FBI's Baltimore field office tweets that it is responding and ass... More>>

Police Investigating After Large Disturbance at Brick Pond in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Police Department is investigating following a large disturbance near Brick Pond Park on Sullivan Street. According to police, reports say the disturbance involved a large group of people and “numerous gun shots” Wednesday afternoon. When police arrived, they say several people fled the area in different directions. One unidentified man allegedly threw an unknown item into Brick Pond as officers were approaching him. The man appeared... More>>

Endicott Man Charged with Felony Rape

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A man from Endicott is behind bars, accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor. 

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Friends of CCLD Book Sale

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If you love to read, the Friends of the Chemung County Library District are getting ready for a sale you won't want to miss. 

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Forum Allows Public to "Meet the Candidates" Running for Chemung Co. Executive Video included

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Community members had the chance to hear from and ask questions to candidates vying for the Chemung County Executive seat this November during midterm elections. 

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Special Report: No Longer Silenced Video included

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are working to pass legislation through the House and Senate, righting the wrongs of the past. Under the current state law, a sex abuse survivor 18 years old, and younger, have until the age of 30 to make a civil filing, and until the age of 50 to file a criminal case. Lawmakers best shot to change that is with Senate Bill 261, which passed through the Senate and is now in the House.

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Ongoing Backyard Flooding an Issue on Hixson Street in Van Etten Video included

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VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- Backyard flooding issues have been a continuous occurrence for Van Etten residents on Hixson Street. Now, one resident is speaking out as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said they will not help solve the problem. When resident LaVerne Daniels inherited his property in the early 1990s, it was reportedly not a flood prone area nor was it referred to as a flood zone. There is an exceptionally small stream that runs alo...

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Congressman Reed visits Lodi, tours flood damage Video included

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LODI, N.Y. (WENY) - Residents in Lodi are still picking up the pieces after severe storms rocked their small town back in August, leaving many without homes and some residents say the state has done nothing to help them. On Wednesday, Congressman Tom Reed made a visit to Lodi State Park, where he met with residents and town officials, as well as toured devastated areas.  

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YWCA's Pink Boutique Acknowledged for Local Breast Cancer Support Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Corning Foundation is recognizing more than two dozen non-profits and local organizations for their work in the community. Among those being acknowledged: the YWCA's Pink Boutique. For seventeen years now, the Pink Boutique has offered support for woman who have undergone breast cancer treatment. The shop allows woman to shop locally for intimate apparel comfortably--items such as bras and swimwear for those who have undergone breast mastectomies or hats an...

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Horseheads Rite Aid Robbery Suspect May Be Connected to Similar Incidents Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – The man who jumped the counter and stole liquid codeine at the Rite Aid on Grand Central Avenue may have been involved in multiple other robberies in the Southern Tier and Pennsylvania. According to police in Endicott, a man matching the description of the Horseheads suspect jumped over the pharmacy counter of an Endicott Rite Aid and stole a small amount of liquid codeine. Endicott Police have said this incident may be connected to similar robberies ...

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Police Investigating Serious Car Wreck in Town of Ithaca

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office are investigating a serious car accident that occurred yesterday evening in the Town of Ithaca. According to police, the accident happened around 7:00. Route 70 was shut down between Sheffield Road and West Haven Road for most of the night. Ithaca Firefighters, Bangs Ambulance and the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office all responded to the accident. Firefighters worked to remove the peopl...

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75-Year-Old Dansville Woman Arrested for Grand Larceny

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DANSVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) – New York State Police out of Wayland have arrested a 75-year-old woman on grand larceny and other charges. According to police, Barbara Howe of Dansville allegedly stole over $10,000 from a cemetery association in South Dansville while he was the treasurer. Howe also allegedly tried to hide the larceny by making false entries into the business records of the association. She has been charged with Grant Larceny in the Third Degree....

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FEMA Postpones Presidential Text Alert Test to October

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – The nation is going to have to wait a few more weeks before they could receive text messages from the president. Originally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was going to do a first test of its system that allows the president to send a message to most American cell phones tomorrow. Now, FEMA has announced the test will be pushed back to October 3 due to the ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The Emergency Alert System, or ... More>>

IPD Pumping the Breaks on Distracted Driving

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You may see more police on the road in Ithaca on Wednesday.

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Southern Tier Students Get a Taste of Fresh Produce

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Some students in Elmira are getting a taste a fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a new program set up by the USDA.

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Campaigns crank up to press lawmakers on abuse lawsuits bill

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Pennsylvania's attorney general and several lawmakers are trying to apply public pressure ahead of a debate in the Legislature over giving victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to file civil lawsuits.
  

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State troopers making schools visits part of daily routine

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Pennsylvania State Police troopers are now under orders to visit schools and colleges every shift in areas where they are the primary police force.    

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Father of Local Marine Killed in CA Speaks Out Video included

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The father of the local Marine Sgt. killed in San Diego earlier this month spoke exclusively with WENY News about his son's impact on the community. 

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Hundreds Gather to Pay Respects for Local Marine Sgt. Killed in CA

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Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of people paid respects to the Marine Sgt. who was killed in San Diego earlier this month.

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Organization raises awareness about child abuse Video included

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On Tuesday, The Children's House Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) held a trauma responsive active training session.  

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Hunger Tour Across Tompkins County Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y.(WENY) --  Today, the Enfield Food Pantry opened its doors for a tour, after being closed down for building repair and storage updating. But today's tour also served another purpose, beyond showing off the improvements. "They were able to rally the community and take care of those issues and they're open and they're bigger and better than ever than before. So it's a great example of how communities can rally together around this issue of hunger and good an...

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Politics in Two: The Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh Video included

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WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly discusses the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and whether or not they will affect his confirmation chances.  Dr. Twombly also discusses the similarities between this scandal and the Anita Hill controversy against now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from 1991 during his confirmation hearing.  More>>

Flash Flooding Hits Chemung County Video included

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CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) --

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Bradford County Public Safety Director Resigns Following Drug Charges

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ATHENS TOWNSHIP, PA. (WENY) – The Bradford County Public Safety Director has resigned following marijuana charges from last week. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Jeffrey Scarboro was allegedly pulled over by state troopers on September 11. Police say a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the car. Police determined Scarboro was allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges have reportedly been filed with the District Magistrate. Earlier today, Bradford C... More>>

Update: Emergency order in Tioga County, N.Y. lifted

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Officials in Tioga County New York have declared a State of Emergency for the County due to flash flooding.

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Steuben County Sheriff's Office Holding New York State Boater Safety Course

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Navigation Unit will be instructing a New York State Boater Safety Course on Saturday, October 13. The course will take place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. At the Steuben County Public Safety Building, located at 7007 Rumsey Street Extension in Bath. The minimum age to attend is 10-years-old. Please bring proof of age for all students attending. The class is limited to 30 students, so call 607-622-3911 to reserve your spot. Any ... More>>

Investigation underway for two fires at homeless camp, the Jungle

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Fire officials are working to determine the cause of two different fires over the past two weeks at a homeless camp.  A shed type structure, built behind Walmart and Harbor Freight Tools, known as the "Jungle" burned on Monday. No one was injured. According to the Ithaca Fire Department, fire crews and police were sent to the area around 12:30 p.m. for a large volume of black some in the area. Firefighters were forced to stretch about 500 feet o...

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UPDATE: Horseheads School District Lockout Lifted

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Horseheads Central School District has confirmed that the high school is currently under a lockout.  A lockout means that nobody is allowed to enter or leave the school; however, the incident is not inside the school and all students and faculty are safe.  Police have confirmed to WENY News that there is an ongoing incident at the Ride Aid on Grand Central Avenue, but they did not specify what sort of situation was going on.  We will p...

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Just Say Yes: Cabbage Apple Slaw Video included

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INGREDIENTS:  4 cups finely chopped cabbage 2 apples, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup low fat sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, apple and bell pepper 2. In a small bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, brown sugar and lemon juice. 3. Add mayo mixture to large bowl. Mix well. 4. Season with salt and pepper. 5. Can be served immediately or covered and chilled Makes 6 ... More>>

Horseheads Police Searching for Man After Rite Aid Robbery

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – Horseheads Police are searching for a man they say robbed the Rite Aid located on Grand Central Avenue, causing Horseheads High School and Center Street Elementary School to go under lockout. According to police, the suspect jumped over the pharmacy counter, grabbed a small amount of a “liquid controlled substance” and fled out the front door on foot, last seen running westbound on Grand Central Avenue. Police say nobody was injured or thr... More>>

LECOM Expected To Make Big Economic Impact in Chemung County Video included

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We're learning more about the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine coming to Elmira College. Specifically, what the building will include, and the economic impact it could have.

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Sayre Area School District Tests Negative for Mold

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SAYRE, PA. (WENY) – Recently, the Sayre Area School District announced they would be conducting air quality test results due to the recent flooding. Just recently, both Canton and Athens school districts reopened after being closed for a week due to mold found in the buildings after the severe flooding the Northern Tier endured. Sayre did find mold in the high school boys' locker room, so the facility was shut down; however, school officials met with Guthrie medical physicia...

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Catholic dioceses sued over disclosure of abuse allegations

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Parents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy are suing Pennsylvania's eight dioceses and their bishops to compel them to release information about allegations. 

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School Closures and Delays Due to Flooding

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Candor School District-Closed Spencer/Van Etten School District- Closed Waverly School District-Closed Troy School District-3 Hour Delay Tioga Central School District-2 Hour Delay Galeton School District-2 Hour Delay Southern Tioga School District-2 Hour Delay

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Several Twin Tiers Roads Closed Due To Flooding

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Due to flooding in and around the Twin Tiers, the following roads have been closed until further notice.

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Meet the Candidates Running in County Elections

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If you would like to get to know some of the candidates running in the Chemung County elections, there is a forum coming up on Wednesday featuring a Q&A session with audience members. 

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Elmira medical school plans moving forward following accreditation approval Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- After numerous failed attempts, an osteopathic medical school has finally received the accreditation it needs to come to Elmira. The official announcement was made was on Monday, giving the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine the green light to build on the Elmira College campus.  "It's in an ideal location; it's less than a mile from our primary teaching site, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and our students would have access to all of the excellen... More>>

Fremont Man Arrested Following Altercation Stemming from Domestic Incident

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FREMONT, N.Y. (WENY) – A man is behind bars following an altercation stemming from a domestic incident in the Town of Fremont. According to police, 19-year-old Robert Fitzgerald allegedly shot a shotgun, striking two vehicles at two different locations. Additionally, he allegedly threaten to kill an individual with the same weapon. Police say a neighbor approached Fitzgerald at the intersection of County Route 57 and State Route 21 and managed to de-escalate the situation and ... More>>

Important Tips to Follow Before Donating to Hurricane Relief Funds

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – If you are planning on donating to relief funds following Hurricane Florence, it is important to know where your money is going. The New York State Attorney General's office has some tips to follow before making a donation to support organizations assisting hurricane victims, or after any natural disasters. Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma last year, reports showed some scammers were using links to purported charitable organizations as a phishing atte... More>>

Plane En Route to Elmira-Corning Regional Airport Diverted

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – An Allegiant plane slated to land at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport has been diverted due to a medical emergency, Director of Aviation Bill Hopper confirmed. According to Hopper, there was a medical emergency on the plane that forced it to be grounded as quickly as possible. The plane was coming from Orlando Sanford International Airport and has reportedly been diverted to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane ... More>>

Chemung County Sheriff's Office to Take Part in Drug Take Back Initiative

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Chemung County Sheriff's Office will be taking part in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Nationwide prescription drug take back initiative. Chemung County residents are being encouraged to turn in their expired and unused prescription medications for proper disposal. Those who turn in their unused medications are asked to keep the medicine in the original container with the label intact; however, they may blacken out their name. The event wi... More>>

LECOM Officially Receives Accreditation to Open Elmira College Medical School

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ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, or LECOM, has officially received accreditation to expand and open a medical school at Elmira College. The announcement was made today by LECOM President John Ferretti, Do.O. And Elmira College President Charles Lindsay, Ph.D. The Elmira campus joins LECOM campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania and in Bradenton, Florida. College officials say they expect to have the first Elmira medical students start in lat... More>>

Elmira Heights Resident To Announce Candidacy For Chemung Co. Legislature

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There will soon be another name on the ballot in the race for Chemung County's 8th Legislative District seat. Elmira Heights resident Chris Callas will formally announce his candidacy for the seat during a campaign event Monday night. 

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CCC Offering Tuition-Free Education

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Corning Community College is offering a tuition-free education to high ranking high school students in Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler counties.

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Warm weather fuels toxic algal blooms in 90 NY waterways

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State officials say recent warm weather has fueled the expansion of toxic algal blooms in New York waterways, bringing the number to 90 this week.   

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$500k in grants for New York state parks

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Organizations that support New York state parks have another chance to apply for grants to help improve them.

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Some Bob Evans sausage links recalled, may contain plastic

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The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic.

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Schumer decries proposed cut to weather agency budget

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is decrying proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's budget he says could seriously hurt the government's ability to obtain critical weather information.

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New York horse owners advised to vaccinate against West Nile

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State agriculture officials are advising horse owners in New York to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus.

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Two Rivers Church Opens in Corning

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Today at 425 West Pulteney Street in Corning, Two Rivers Church held their ribbon cutting ceremony and first two masses. The non-denominational church is accepting of those from different religious backgrounds, encouraging all in the community to come and enjoy the upbeat service. Corning Mayor William Bolland was also in attendance at the church's opening, helping to cut the ceremonial ribbon to kick of a new era for the Two Rivers Organization...

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Crystal City Ferrari Show kicks off today! Video included

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) - Corning's Gaffer District is hosting the seventh annual Crystal City Ferrari Show today.  This year's show will feature more than 175 Ferraris from across the Untied States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Folks will have the chance to vote on some of the cars and also purchase memorabilia from the 2007 annual meet, which was also held in Corning. 

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Driver flees the scene after causing 3 car accident Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police have arrested a 17-year-old female after she fled the scene causing a three car accident, with one car rolling over.  According to the West Elmira Police Department, the accident happened Saturday afternoon on Lexington Avenue, no injuries were reported. The 17-year-old female who fled the scene is from Farmington, New York. She was charged with unlicensed operator, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to keep right. She was transported to th...

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Elmira man arrested for stabbing two people Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - 40-year-old Samuel Brooks of Elmira has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault. The West Elmira Police Department says Brooks stabbed two people with a knife early Saturday morning in the 900 block of W Gray Street.  The two victims were treated and released from the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Brooks was arraigned in the Town of Elmira Court and remanded without bail to the Chemung County Jail. Police say the investigation is ongoing...

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Several Pet Adoption Agencies Come Together in Horseheads Video included

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Today in Horseheads, six different pet adoption agencies were on hand for Petsmart National Adoption Day. The Petsmart in Horseheads works with all these agencies in our area, but bringing them all together is what made the day special. Adoption rates can slow down at times, so events like these are very crucial in bringing attention to the fact of so many animals needing good homes. Just from Steuben through Tioga County (NY), there are hundreds of an...

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Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church Holds Final Service Outside

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Corning, NY (WENY) – Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Corning had its final service for the community Saturday on the front lawn of the church. The church closed their doors as a result of fewer parishioners in attendance over the last few months and because of a faulty rafter that fell from inside -- causing extensive damage. Members of the church gathered underneath a tent on the lawn, hearing the word of the lord for the last time at Saint Vincent. “This ... More>>

ITH Airport Holds 4th Annual "Airport Day" Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Today was a fun filled day of aviation for those who decided to stop by the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Now in its 4th year, I-T-H's Airport Day seeks to educate the community about all the aircrafts, along with providing enjoyable experiences such as a 5K around the runway, going up in a hot air balloon, and introductory airplane rides. Ithaca's own century old WWI Thomas-Morse biplane was also on display along with various other antique cars a... More>>

New Soul Food Restaurant Hopes To Help Revitalize Downtown Elmira

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Elmira, NY (WENY) – As part of a new way to revitalize downtown Elmira, a new soul food restaurant opened their doors to the public Saturday. “Original Southern Plates” will serve soul food with a modern day twist. “We chose downtown because we saw that t was being revitalized and we wanted to be a part of that change.” Said Restaurant Owner, Lakeysha Rodney. The area is lacking diversity and we are looking forward to bringing some awesome new food to ex... More>>

DEC Officials will hold public information session on Elmira HS Cleanup Video included

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health will be holding a public information session on the Elmira High School Cleanup. The session will be held on Wednesday, September 26th inside the High School cafeteria. The public can come anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 pm to meet with DEC and DOH officials. They will be giving an update on the ongoing cleanup actions related to the Former Sperry Remington ... More>>

Ithaca Airport celebrates their 4th annual 'Airport Day' this weekend Video included

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is celebrating their 4th annual Airport day today. The event is completely free and open to public. The Airports "Runway" 5K will start at 9 am, following the event starting at 10 am. The East Hill Flying Club will be offering introductory airplane rides and tours throughout the day. From 10:30 to 12:30, there will be a Great Ithaca Bake Off, with all proceeds benefiting the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lake... More>>

Bed Bath & Beyond in Big Flats is closing Video included

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) - A retailer in Big Flats will soon be closing their doors. Bed Bath and Beyond in Consumer Square will close. On the outside, several signs are posted. The signs say that their lease expired and that a store wide clearance sale is underway. WENY tried reaching out to Bed Bath and Beyond corporate after normal business hours to get more information, but we have yet to hear back. There's no word yet on when the store will close, or how m...

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Elmira Police investigating early morning shooting injuring a 21-year-old

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning. According to the Elmira Police Department, officers were called to the 900 block of Grand Central Avenue for a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers learned that a house party had just ended and say there were several shell casings of the same caliber at the scene. Police say initially, there were no injuries or damage reported. However, around 5:05 am, the department le... More>>

2018 "Pink Tie Affair" Draws Large Crowd Video included

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More than 100 people donned pink Friday night at the National Soaring Museum on Harris Hill, all for a good cause! 

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Funeral Services Announced for Local Marine Killed in San Diego

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The body of the Marine Sergeant who was killed in California earlier this month will be returning home for funeral services next week.

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C-PP School District working to meet physical education requirements Video included

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PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Corning-Painted Post School District is working to meet state physical education requirements. This, after a recent audit by the state Comptroller's office revealed the district's elementary schools fell short.      The report said students were not getting the required amount of time per day or classes per week.  "I'll be the first one to say, we know kids need physical activity," says District Superintendent Mike Ginals...

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  • Ithaca Police Speak on Expired Contract

    Ithaca Police Speak on Expired Contract

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:14:21 GMT
    ELMIRA N.Y. (WENY)-- For seven years, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association has been working under an expired contract. The negotiation started January 1st, 2012 and has been an on going since then. After working on this silently for seven years, the IPBA released a statement September 16th, claiming the mayor's office has tried to skip over years of negotiation and unfairly settle this on going case.  "We couldn't jump ahead to 2014 and negotiate that without having set...
    ELMIRA N.Y. (WENY)-- For seven years, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association has been working under an expired contract. The negotiation started January 1st, 2012 and has been an on going since then. After working on this silently for seven years, the IPBA released a statement September 16th, claiming the mayor's office has tried to skip over years of negotiation and unfairly settle this on going case.  "We couldn't jump ahead to 2014 and negotiate that without having set...
  • Redevelopment Plans for Elmira's Arnot Carriage House

    Redevelopment Plans for Elmira's Arnot Carriage House

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:13:01 GMT

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Plans for a $1.2 million project is in the works, to restore and redevelop what was once the Arnot Carriage House in Elmira. Currently, a sale is being finalized, which would allow developer Jim Capriotti to transform the building into both commercial space and market-rate apartments "Market rate apartments are very important to the transformation we're trying to do downtown," says Mike Krusen, President of Southern Tier Economic Growth. "With th...

    ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Plans for a $1.2 million project is in the works, to restore and redevelop what was once the Arnot Carriage House in Elmira. Currently, a sale is being finalized, which would allow developer Jim Capriotti to transform the building into both commercial space and market-rate apartments "Market rate apartments are very important to the transformation we're trying to do downtown," says Mike Krusen, President of Southern Tier Economic Growth. "With th...

  • Suspect Who Allegedly Caused Corning-Painted Post School Lockouts Identified

    Suspect Who Allegedly Caused Corning-Painted Post School Lockouts Identified

    Friday, September 21 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-09-21 20:31:28 GMT

    RIVERSIDE, N.Y. (WENY) – The suspect who allegedly fled Steuben County deputies, causing three schools in the Corning-Painted Post School District to go into lockout, has been identified. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Wesley Grinnell, 22, of Corning after he allegedly posed as a different person to deputies after they pulled him over near the Burger King on Victory Highway in Painted Post. He then fled from police, but we was found two hou...

    RIVERSIDE, N.Y. (WENY) – The suspect who allegedly fled Steuben County deputies, causing three schools in the Corning-Painted Post School District to go into lockout, has been identified. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Wesley Grinnell, 22, of Corning after he allegedly posed as a different person to deputies after they pulled him over near the Burger King on Victory Highway in Painted Post. He then fled from police, but we was found two hou...

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  • Pa. State Police Investigating String of Burglaries

    Pa. State Police Investigating String of Burglaries

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-09-21 13:36:02 GMT

    State Police in Pennsylvania are looking for the suspect(s) in a string of burglaries and need the public's help. 

    State Police in Pennsylvania are looking for the suspect(s) in a string of burglaries and need the public's help. 

  • The Latest: Ex-aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

    The Latest: Ex-aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

    Thursday, September 20 2018 4:33 PM EDT2018-09-20 20:33:05 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local):    4:08 p.m.    A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.    Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in New York City.    U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she hoped the sentence would be heard in the state capital.    Per...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local):    4:08 p.m.    A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.    Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in New York City.    U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she hoped the sentence would be heard in the state capital.    Per...
  • Endicott Man Charged with Felony Rape

    Endicott Man Charged with Felony Rape

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-09-20 12:22:47 GMT

    A man from Endicott is behind bars, accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor. 

    A man from Endicott is behind bars, accused of having sexual intercourse with a minor. 

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  • Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

    Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-09-21 13:38:05 GMT

    Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that have deeply shaken the church this year.    

    Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that have deeply shaken the church this year.    

  • Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:18:15 GMT

    The 53-year-old was a towering figuring over the West Coast gangster rap scene, with his label turning Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into stars.

    The 53-year-old was a towering figuring over the West Coast gangster rap scene, with his label turning Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into stars.

  • Gillibrand receives letter from 1,000 women supporting Kavanaugh's accuser

    Gillibrand receives letter from 1,000 women supporting Kavanaugh's accuser

    Thursday, September 20 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-09-20 21:13:36 GMT

    Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, is gaining more supporters tonight. This time, more than 1,000 alumnae from her all-girl Maryland high school.

    Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, is gaining more supporters tonight. This time, more than 1,000 alumnae from her all-girl Maryland high school.

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