PA Officials Warn SNAP Recipients of Phishing Scam
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is warning SNAP recipients of a new phishing scam involving text messages. Officials say the text message informs SNAP recipients they’ve been "approved for $1,000" in benefits and must click a link.
PA Dept. of Labor and Industry: Jobs Rise 31,000 from June
The sector with the largest one-month growth was professional and business services, which saw an increase of 11,000 jobs. The sectors with the largest 12-month gain were trade, transportation and utilities, which saw 60,500 new jobs.
PA House Bill Allowing Independent Voters to Participate in Primary Elections Receives Committee Hearing
There are about 1.3 million registered independent voters in Pennsylvania who are unable to vote in primary elections. PA is one of nine states with a closed primary system, meaning only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in primaries.
Impacts of Tropical Storm Fred Still Felt in Steuben County
(WENY) -- From the many businesses that were impacted across Steuben County, to the Jasper-Troupsburg School District relocating students to Greenwood, many communities over the last year have been recovering from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.
PA Senate Race: Polls Show Fetterman Holds Lead Over Oz
WASHINGTON, D.C. - We are roughly two months away from the midterm elections and one of the most watched races is the open congressional Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Right now political analysts said Senator Pat Toomey’s (R- PA) seat could flip blue
19th-century historic mansion up for sale in Elmira
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY)-- A historic house built in the 1800s in the heart of Elmira is up for sale. This 19th-century home is located at 350 W. Church Street. It's part of the Near West Side Historic District. This historic property is filled with charm and
TCAT Approves Service Reductions Due to Staffing, Parts Shortages
ITHACA, NY (WENY) -- Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, or TCAT will be heavily reducing service on several routes, beginning August 21st. The TCAT Board voted on August 17th to approve major service reductions on routes 11, 13, 20 and 82. The cuts will
EPD releases 2021 report: overall crime down, murders up, Chief discusses
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY)--Overall citywide crime in Elmira has gone down by 12%. That's according to the latest 2021 Elmira Police Department annual report released on Tuesday. The annual report provides heavy crime statistics data and also includes the number
Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Targeting Conversion Therapy
This morning, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order discouraging the practice of conversion therapy in the commonwealth. Wolf says he hopes his signature sends a strong message both to those who practice the discredited therapy, and the victims.
Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Threatens New York Vineyards, Crops
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said New York has a bug problem and he’s not referring to spiders or bed bugs, but rather a tiny pest called the “spotted lanternfly”. This insect could devastate New York’s wine indust
Sayre and Athens School Districts, preliminary discussions about possible merger
SAYRE, PA (WENY)-- Parents voiced their concerns about raising the bar when it comes to their kid's education at the Sayre School Districts board meeting last night. Some parents want the school board to consider merging with the Athens School district in
Congressional Members Split on "Inflation Reduction Act"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Biden is expected to sign a massive energy, health care and tax bill later this week. Democrats are celebrating this legislation but Republicans, including our local members, are calling it another massive spending bill. Altho
Gov. Hochul condemns attack on Salman Rushdie at Chautauqua Institution
CHAUTAUQUA, NY (WENY)--New York Governor Kathy Hochul spoke at the New York retreat where author Salman Rushdie was stabbed on Friday in Chautauqua. Hochul addressed the crowd on Sunday at Chautauqua Institution in western New York, where Rushdie was atta
Former President Donald Trump says in a lengthy statement that the FBI is conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress recently celebrated the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, including employment, public accommodations and transportation. To highlight the an
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Our local congressional members are speaking out following a recent vote which would ban assault rifles. Many of our members are calling it a ‘gun grab’. “On this vote the ‘yays’ are 217 and ‘nays&rsq
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and Republicans are butting heads over a proposed climate and tax bill. Republicans said it would ultimately hurt working families while Democrats argue it will make big changes to the tax code and combat climate change
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Within the halls of Congress, some lawmakers had some of their focus on a tiny island thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D- CA) arrived in Taiwan on her visit to Asia, but the trip is sp
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill that would help our veterans who have been exposed to toxic burn pits has stalled in the Senate. The move has frustrated not only Democratic Senators, but to veterans, too. Outside of the U.S. Capitol, comedian Jon Stewart and ve
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A local Pennsylvania congressman attended his son’s wedding to another man after he voted against gay and interracial marriage. Republican Congressman Glenn Thompson (R- PA) voted against the bill last week and then days later he
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Costs for groceries, gas and other everyday items are at some records high and now some are warning that the U.S. could be headed for a recession. The Republicans are pointing the finger at the Democrats but the Democrats said they&rsqu