Democrats Continue to Push for Abortion Access, Ballot Measures Show Voters Tend to Approve Abortion Rights

Democrats Continue to Push for Abortion Access, Ballot Measures Show Voters Tend to Approve Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, we’ve seen state legislatures, even congress focus on abortion-related bills. But when abortion is on the ballot, voters typically support abortion rights. Next month marks two

25 mins ago by Rachel Knapp
H.B. 126: Saving Money for First Time Home Buyers

H.B. 126: Saving Money for First Time Home Buyers

Summer has arrived, and the hunt for a house begins.

40 mins ago by Kara Jeffers
A bill to end legacy college admissions practices

A bill to end legacy college admissions practices

Many colleges across the empire state provide a legacy preference when considering a student for admissions.
Some lawmakers want to end this practice for both public and private schools.

42 mins ago by Elise Kline
Elmira Police investigate fatal bar shooting

Elmira Police investigate fatal bar shooting

On May 20th, 2024, at around 10:50 pm, the Elmira Police Department responded to a reported shooting outside Gush's Thirsty Bear at 351 E. Washing Ave. When officers arrived, they said no victim could be found. 

7 hrs 27 mins ago by Max Coven
Transformation of Clemens Square in Downtown Elmira begins with Centertown Social Club

Transformation of Clemens Square in Downtown Elmira begins with Centertown Social Club

The transformation of Downtown Elmira's Clemens Square has officially begun with the build-out of Centertown Social Club. This project marks the first step in a series of developments Capriotti Properties is using to revitalize the area.

10 hrs 22 mins ago by Max Coven
NY school board votes set to take place May 21st

NY school board votes set to take place May 21st

New York schools are set to open their doors to voters on May 21st to weigh in on the 2024-2025 budgets.

17 hrs 46 mins ago by Morrissey Walsh
City of Elmira Releases Landlord Code Violations List in 'Fight Against Blight'

City of Elmira Releases Landlord Code Violations List in 'Fight Against Blight'

Last month, the City of Elmira announced the creation of a monthly public list of landlords who are failing to maintain their properties. On May 20th, the first list was released.

20 hrs 14 mins ago by Linsey Madison
Bills in Albany try to improve workers safety

Bills in Albany try to improve workers safety

Lawmakers in Albany are trying to pass a number of bills to improve safety conditions, protect workers and hold employers accountable.  

23 hrs 15 mins ago by Elise Kline
Senate Looks to Revive Border Security Bill, House Expected to Squash Measure

Senate Looks to Revive Border Security Bill, House Expected to Squash Measure

The Senate is trying to revive their bipartisan border security deal. New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D- NY) announced the Senate will take up the bill this week.

23 hrs 16 mins ago by Rachel Knapp
ICC Moves Forward with Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders, Triggers Bipartisan Criticism

ICC Moves Forward with Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders, Triggers Bipartisan Criticism

The International Criminal Court plans to move forward with arrest warrants for Hamas leaders and top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is the first time the ICC has targeted the top leader of a close U.S. ally.

23 hrs 19 mins ago by Brendan Scanland
Meet Tink, WENY’s Pet of the Week!

Meet Tink, WENY’s Pet of the Week!

Meet Tink, WENY’s Pet of the Week from the Pawz and Purrz Animal Rescue in Painted Post.

May 20th, 8:04 AM EDT by Crystal Bermudez
Watkins-Montour Rotary Club Installs Little Free Libraries Across Schuyler County

Watkins-Montour Rotary Club Installs Little Free Libraries Across Schuyler County

The Watkins-Montour Rotary Club has recently placed six Little Free Libraries around Schuyler County inviting everyone to "take one, leave one."

May 19th, 11:03 PM EDT by Max Coven
Chemung County Fair organizers talk new ride vendor

Chemung County Fair organizers talk new ride vendor

After facing some uncertainty, the Chemung County Fair has announced they found a new midway vendor for rides.

May 19th, 8:03 PM EDT by Morrissey Walsh
Young Actress Bunny Baldwin to Shine at Broadway Boot Camp

Young Actress Bunny Baldwin to Shine at Broadway Boot Camp

Sixteen-year-old Bunny Baldwin is making waves in the theatrical world as she gets ready to attend Kristen Chenoweth's prestigious Broadway Bootcamp. Ready to go for a unforgettable trip?

May 19th, 9:05 PM EDT by Max Coven
Car Crashes into His and Hers Hair Salon in Elmira Sunday Afternoon

Car Crashes into His and Hers Hair Salon in Elmira Sunday Afternoon

A car crashed into the His and Hers Hair Salon on West Water Street in Elmira this afternoon. The salon is located in a plaza between Subway and Hollywood Dreams.

May 19th, 9:04 PM EDT by Max Coven
BookFest aims to foster love of reading in kids

BookFest aims to foster love of reading in kids

Families flocked to First Arena on Saturday for BookFest. Organized by the Family Reading Partnership of the Chemung Valley, the goal is to inspire young readers.

May 18th, 7:38 PM EDT by Morrissey Walsh
IPD: Three People Injured & Taken to the Hospital After Crash Involving Motorcycle & Pedestrian

IPD: Three People Injured & Taken to the Hospital After Crash Involving Motorcycle & Pedestrian

The Ithaca Police Department said three people were taken to the hospital after responding to a report of a person who was hit by a motorcycle on Friday, May 17th.

May 18th, 6:37 AM EDT by Linsey Madison
Crash closes part of NY-13 in Ithaca late Friday

Crash closes part of NY-13 in Ithaca late Friday

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Part of New York Route 13 is closed as of early Saturday after a crash late Friday night. According to 511NY, the road is closed in both directions between Spencer Rd. and Commercial Ave., as first responders on scene conduct a cras

May 18th, 12:51 AM EDT by Kurt Martone
National Police Week Concludes with Memorial Ceremony Honoring Fallen Officers

National Police Week Concludes with Memorial Ceremony Honoring Fallen Officers

The ninth annual Police Week began to wrap up Friday night in Steuben County with a memorial service that honored the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

May 17th, 10:16 PM EDT by Max Coven
Park Station Prepares to Open for 2024 Season

Park Station Prepares to Open for 2024 Season

The control booth at Park Station, a natural recreation area in Chemung County will open for the season later this month.

May 17th, 8:10 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
Volunteers Wanted to Place Flags at Woodlawn National Cemetery for Memorial Day
Volunteers Wanted to Place Flags at Woodlawn National Cemetery for Memorial Day

Volunteers are wanted to help place American flags at the graves of service members buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Flag placement will begin on Friday, May 24th at 9AM. 

Pastor in Steuben County sentenced on incest charge
Pastor in Steuben County sentenced on incest charge

Pastor Nathan Cooper of Steuben County was sentenced on Wednesday, May 16th for incest. Cooper was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 10 years of probation.

Memorial Day Observances, Parades in the Twin Tiers 2024
Memorial Day Observances, Parades in the Twin Tiers 2024

A look at local ceremonies, observances and parades for Memorial Day in the Twin Tiers on Monday, May 27th, 2024.

Distinguished Service Award Presented to Watkins Glen International
Distinguished Service Award Presented to Watkins Glen International

As the season at Watkins Glen International so does the excitement from the community. The Corning Lions Club presented WGI with a service award to commemorate their 18 years of community work together.

National Police Week Brings Thousands to DC, Fallen Officers Remembered and Honored
National Police Week Brings Thousands to DC, Fallen Officers Remembered and Honored

This week, law enforcement officers and family members traveled from across the country to attend National Police Week in our nation’s capital. The annual event honors the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Harrisburg ‘Ride of Silence’ Honors Cyclists Killed
Harrisburg ‘Ride of Silence’ Honors Cyclists Killed

Sharing the road becomes safer with a little patient. Ghost Bikes remind cyclists and car drivers of their responsibility to safety.

Gov. Hochul's office unveils new gun violence data
Gov. Hochul's office unveils new gun violence data

Today Governor Kathy Hochul's office announced new gun violence data showing a decrease in incidents. 

Legislation in Albany tries to address prostitution
Legislation in Albany tries to address prostitution

There are two bills in Albany that would address prostitution in the empire state in very different ways.