Interim Elmira Police Chief to become permanent

Interim Elmira Police Chief to become permanent

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The City of Elmira will soon have a permanent Police Chief. According to a press release, the city announced Interim Chief Kristen Thorne will be appointed Chief of Police at 2 p.m. on Friday at City Hall. The decision comes after t

8 hrs 29 mins ago by Katerina Belales
A new travel center could be coming to Erwin

A new travel center could be coming to Erwin

The former shopping plaza in Erwin could be home to a brand new truck stop and travel center.

10 hrs 47 mins ago by Linsey Madison
Legislature hears testimony in a budget hearing on transportation

Legislature hears testimony in a budget hearing on transportation

On the first official day of budget hearings, lawmakers discussed Gov. Hochul's state budget proposals on transportation--targeting investments toward New York's roads, bridges, airports, rail facilities, transit systems, and ports. 

18 hrs 17 mins ago by Elise Kline
What to Expect in Biden's State of the Union Address

What to Expect in Biden's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union address. Last year he talked about unity and coming together as a nation and this year, political analysts expect Biden to do damage control from recent scandals. “One of the

20 hrs 52 mins ago by Rachel Knapp
FBI offers reward for info on missing Wysox woman

FBI offers reward for info on missing Wysox woman

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the location of a missing Wysox woman last seen 12 years ago before a planned trip to West Virginia to visit family.

February 6th, 11:05 AM EST by Benjamin C. Klein
Pa Speaker Wraps Up Listening Tour, Republicans Remain Frustrated with Rozzi

Pa Speaker Wraps Up Listening Tour, Republicans Remain Frustrated with Rozzi

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) assembled a group of bipartisan lawmakers to find ways to break the gridlock that has left Harrisburg at a standstill. The workgroup’s final listening tour stop was last night in Wilkes-Barre.

February 3rd, 7:03 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Outdoor workers brace for Arctic blast

Outdoor workers brace for Arctic blast

While many people have the luxury of working indoors this winter, that's not the case for everyone. As temperatures continue to plummet heading into the weekend, many that have to work outside are preparing to face the elements.

February 3rd, 6:43 PM EST by Sam Shapiro
A breakdown of Gov. Hochul's public safety budget proposals

A breakdown of Gov. Hochul's public safety budget proposals

In her $227 billion budget that she delivered to the legislature this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed $8.1 billion in public safety spending for the upcoming fiscal year. 

February 3rd, 4:37 PM EST by Elise Kline
Corning man accused of selling meth

Corning man accused of selling meth

Police said the search warrant was a result of an investigation into the sale of meth by people who lived at that home -- and the search produced methamphetamine and cash.

February 2nd, 10:21 PM EST by Nick Quattrini
Senator Gillibrand proposes dairy pricing changes, farmers say it's necessary

Senator Gillibrand proposes dairy pricing changes, farmers say it's necessary

Did you know? There are nearly 3,500 dairy farmers in New York State alone. One dairy farmer in Chemung County believes something should be done to change the way the government handles milk pricing.

February 2nd, 7:34 PM EST by Linsey Madison
Tony Vickio retires after 50-year career in the sign business

Tony Vickio retires after 50-year career in the sign business

A local mainstay of racing in the Watkins Glen area says it’s time to hang up his paintbrushes. Tony Vickio, owner of Vickio Signs, is retiring after 50 years in the sign business.

February 2nd, 7:19 PM EST by Sam Shapiro
State Officials Look to Increase PA 529 Education Investments in Rural Counties

State Officials Look to Increase PA 529 Education Investments in Rural Counties

This week, state officials encouraged Pennsylvanians to prepare and invest in post-secondary education with PA 529 plans. PA 529 plans are designed to help families save for education after high school, because college can be very, very expensive. 

February 2nd, 5:39 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
A breakdown of Gov. Hochul's state budget proposal for mental health

A breakdown of Gov. Hochul's state budget proposal for mental health

Following her state of the state address a few weeks ago where she promised to expand access to mental health services, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposes $10.5 billion in total system spending for mental health hygiene in the state's new budget. 

February 2nd, 5:26 PM EST by Elise Kline
McCarthy, Biden Begin Talks on Debt Ceiling While Members Warn of Economic Crisis if U.S. Defaults

McCarthy, Biden Begin Talks on Debt Ceiling While Members Warn of Economic Crisis if U.S. Defaults

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress and the White House are facing a debt ceiling showdown. President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy met to begin discussions on this. Members are sounding the alarm about the economic implications if the US defa

February 2nd, 3:51 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Pa House Speaker's Workgroup Hosts Third Public Hearing to Break Gridlock

Pa House Speaker's Workgroup Hosts Third Public Hearing to Break Gridlock

After forming a bipartisan work group to resolve gridlock in Harrisburg, House Speaker Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) announced the group would hold listening tours throughout the commonwealth to hear from the people of Pennsylvania.

February 1st, 6:38 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers 2024 fiscal state budget

Gov. Kathy Hochul delivers 2024 fiscal state budget

Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out her state executive budget to the legislature. 

February 1st, 6:38 PM EST by Elise Kline
House Oversight Hearing Focusing on Fraud, Misuse of COVID Relief Money

House Oversight Hearing Focusing on Fraud, Misuse of COVID Relief Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Government officials and lawmakers said billions of COVID-19 relief dollars were lost to fraud, abuse and some say mismanagement. That was the focus of the House Oversight Committee’s first full hearing. “We owe it to the Am

February 1st, 4:20 PM EST by Rachel Knapp
Pa Capitol Lit to Celebrate Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

Pa Capitol Lit to Celebrate Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

The State Capitol is officially celebrating the advancement of one of Pennsylvania’s NFL teams to this year’s Super Bowl.  

February 1st, 1:34 PM EST by Brendan Scanland
Pathways to Host Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Pathways to Host Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Pathways, Inc. will host its 17th annual fundraiser to benefit the Erwin Child and Family Center next month, with its Mardi Gras Gala. The event will take place on Friday, February 10th, from 6:30  to 9:30PM at the Corning Museum of Glass.

January 31st, 7:11 PM EST by Renata Stiehl
Professional Box Lacrosse Association postpones remainder of inaugural season

Professional Box Lacrosse Association postpones remainder of inaugural season

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Professional Box Lacrosse Association announced the remaining games of the 2023 inaugural season have been postponed. This includes the Elmira Renegades at First Arena. In a press release from the league on Tuesday, owner Carmen

January 31st, 6:40 PM EST by Ryan Campbell
Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video
Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

The city of Memphis and the nation are awaiting the release of a police video depicting five officers viciously beating a Black man who later died.

January 27th, 9:11 AM EST
U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations
U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next month will mark one year of Russia's war on Ukraine. Recently, President Biden announced the U.S. will send Abrams tanks to Ukraine to push back Russian forces. Following that announcement, concerns started rising after top Ukraini

January 27th, 11:32 PM EST
Lawmakers seek to address New York's childcare crisis
Lawmakers seek to address New York's childcare crisis

As New York continues to face a childcare crisis, this week lawmakers considered policy response. 

U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations
U.S. Officials Reassure Lawmakers on Oversight, Accountability Amid Ukrainian Corruption Allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Next month will mark one year of Russia's war on Ukraine. Recently, President Biden announced the U.S. will send Abrams tanks to Ukraine to push back Russian forces. Following that announcement, concerns started rising after top Ukraini

Lawmakers seek to reintroduce bill to phase out sub-minimum wages for tip workers
Lawmakers seek to reintroduce bill to phase out sub-minimum wages for tip workers

While serving lunch to restaurant workers who traveled to the state capital from New York City, lawmakers announced reintroducing a bill that would phase out sub-minimum wages for tipped workers. 

Democrats Slam GOP Plan to Impose National Sales Tax
Democrats Slam GOP Plan to Impose National Sales Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A handful of House republicans are proposing getting rid of federal taxes, even the IRS and instead, have a national sales tax. The idea is getting backlash from democrats. It’s called the “Fair Tax Act of 2023’”

Lawmakers look to pass reproductive health legislation
Lawmakers look to pass reproductive health legislation

In a post-Roe era, some state lawmakers took steps to break down reproductive health barriers. 

Lawmakers take another step to codify abortion in New York
Lawmakers take another step to codify abortion in New York

During a week that would have marked the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the New York State legislature took another step to protect abortion access, voting for a second time to codify abortion in the state constitution.