Special Olympics New York athletes compete in State Summer Games

Special Olympics New York athletes compete in State Summer Games

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Special Olympics New York came to Ithaca this weekend for the State Summer Games after COVID postponed the last two years of competition.

16 hrs 28 mins ago by Sam Shapiro
Vietnam Reflections: Mark Goldman

Vietnam Reflections: Mark Goldman

WENY News continues to share the stories of Vietnam veterans in the Twin Tiers. This week, we are talking with Mark Goldman who served in the U.S. Navy.

June 25th, 12:17 AM EDT by Nick Quattrini
Ithaca Police Investigating Pair of Burglaries

Ithaca Police Investigating Pair of Burglaries

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating two separate burglaries that occurred during the overnight hours of June 22nd to June 23rd.

June 24th, 6:57 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun Law, NRA and Gun Reform Advocates React

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun Law, NRA and Gun Reform Advocates React

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a rainy Thursday morning, the Supreme Court released a major ruling on gun rights. In a six to three decision, the Court struck down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying guns outside the home. New York state was one o

June 23rd, 1:15 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

President Joe Biden is preparing to call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months.

June 22nd, 6:09 PM EDT
American Airlines to End Service to Ithaca

American Airlines to End Service to Ithaca

American Airlines is ending service to and from Ithaca, effective September 7th.

June 22nd, 6:05 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
Senate to Vote on Gun Legislation, Gains Bipartisan Support

Senate to Vote on Gun Legislation, Gains Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time in nearly three decades, Congress could pass major gun reform legislation. The Senate took a step forward on this issue after weeks of bipartisan negotiations. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D- NY) said he want

June 22nd, 3:37 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
American Airlines ending service to Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

American Airlines ending service to Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Starting September 7, American Airlines is ending service to Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, due to the pilot shortage. The company will also stop flying to Islip, New York, Toledo, Ohio and Dubuque, Iowa. Ithaca and the othe

June 22nd, 2:53 AM EDT by Kurt Martone
West End Heights holds grand opening

West End Heights holds grand opening

Ithaca, NY (WENY)-- A brand new affordable housing apartment complex held its grand opening celebrations Tuesday morning in Ithaca. West End Heights, located on 701 W. Court Street, was the creation of Lakeview Health Services, multiple New York State age

June 21st, 3:17 PM EDT by Connor Thompson
Protesters Rally Outside Supreme Court, Waiting on Abortion Rights Decision

Protesters Rally Outside Supreme Court, Waiting on Abortion Rights Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Within the next few days, we can expect the Supreme Court to release their decision on an abortion rights case, which could overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalizes abortions. Protesters on both sides of the abortion rights issue rally out

June 21st, 2:37 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Zero Waste Ithaca Hosts Yard Sale

Zero Waste Ithaca Hosts Yard Sale

One person's trash is another's treasure. Zero Waste Ithaca, an Ithaca grassroots community group, hosted a yard sale to reduce waste. This group's mission is to promote zero waste culture and policies in the city.

June 19th, 10:23 PM EDT by Alexandra Deryn
Southside Community Center Health Fair concludes Juneteenth celebration

Southside Community Center Health Fair concludes Juneteenth celebration

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Southside Community Center concluded its 4-day Juneteenth celebration with a Health Fair Sunday afternoon.

June 19th, 6:39 PM EDT by Sam Shapiro
Cornell Ph.D student invents carbon dioxide filter

Cornell Ph.D student invents carbon dioxide filter

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Mary Zick, a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University, along with Dr. Phillip Milner, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology at the university, have invented a device that can trap carbon dioxide, a chemical that gets em

June 19th, 4:37 PM EDT by Kurt Martone
Four Suspects Reported in a Theft Outside of Cayuga Heights

Four Suspects Reported in a Theft Outside of Cayuga Heights

Four suspects were reported in a theft outside of Cayuga Heights on Friday. While one of the suspects remains at large, there is no immediate threat.

June 17th, 7:10 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Smelly "Corpse Flower" Draws in Visitors to U.S. Botanic Garden

Smelly "Corpse Flower" Draws in Visitors to U.S. Botanic Garden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rare, eight-foot flower known as the “Corpse Flower” is attracting Washington D.C. locals and tourists. The U.S. Botanic G said it’s a unique and smelly experience seeing this plant in person. Taking center stage at

June 17th, 4:52 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Fauci, CDC Urge Congress to Continue COVID Funding

Fauci, CDC Urge Congress to Continue COVID Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with the CDC, FDA, and Department of Health and Human Services outlined what they need in order to deter COVID and future pandemics. “COVID-19 has killed over a million people in our country, that is an un

June 16th, 3:26 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Ithaca Man Arrested On Weapons Charge

Ithaca Man Arrested On Weapons Charge

An Ithaca man was arrested in Elmira today after allegedly dropping a pistol while running from a traffic stop.

June 15th, 6:55 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Republicans, Democrats Offer Dueling Proposals to Tackle Rising Food and Gas Prices

Republicans, Democrats Offer Dueling Proposals to Tackle Rising Food and Gas Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - We know that families across the nation, including right here at home, are impacted by the rising cost of food and gas prices. Some of our local congressional members are pointing the finger at President Biden’s agriculture polici

June 15th, 6:20 PM EDT by Rachel Knapp
Cornell University rededicates Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

Cornell University rededicates Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic for over two years, Cornell University held its rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony for Martha Van Rensselaer Hall Friday. The academic building, built more than 90 years ago, was th

June 15th, 4:19 PM EDT by Kurt Martone
Ithaca Police Investigating Incident Involving an Assault With a Weapon

Ithaca Police Investigating Incident Involving an Assault With a Weapon

Ithaca Police is investigating an incident involving an assault with a weapon. The victim was allegedly sprayed in the face by pepper spray and also had an alleged handgun pointed at the victim's face.

June 14th, 6:52 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Vietnam Reflections: Gerry Mletzko Sr.
Vietnam Reflections: Gerry Mletzko Sr.

WENY News continues to share the stories of Vietnam veterans in the Twin Tiers. This week, we are talking with Gerry Mletzko Sr. who served in the U.S. Army.

Political Analyst: January 6 hearing resonates with people across political spectrum
Political Analyst: January 6 hearing resonates with people across political spectrum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack revealed some bombshell details in their first public hearing. Political analysts believe the overall impact of the hearing will resonate with people across the political spectrum. In

January 6 Committee reveals disturbing details of attempted "coup"
January 6 Committee reveals disturbing details of attempted "coup"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Select Committee investigating the January 6th U.S. Capitol attack revealed some disturbing and bombshell details about what led up to the attack in their first public hearing. This Committee’s goal was that if you have any do

Ithaca Man Sentenced on Gun and Drug Related Charges
Ithaca Man Sentenced on Gun and Drug Related Charges

An Ithaca man was sentenced to two years and nine months in jail for possessing a loaded semi-automatic gun as a prior convicted felon and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

January 6 Hearings to reveal unseen footage, interviews of Capitol Attack
January 6 Hearings to reveal unseen footage, interviews of Capitol Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight the House Committee investigating the January 6th 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol will hold their first landmark hearings. The committee said they will release previously unseen material documenting January 6th and show the Amer

Arrests made in Lansing High School threat
Arrests made in Lansing High School threat

LANSING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office was called to Lansing High School Tuesday morning after they were alerted to a reported threat by two students. Authorities say it's the second time this June that’s happened.

Consumer Privacy: Congressional members have different approaches to data privacy
Consumer Privacy: Congressional members have different approaches to data privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumer privacy advocacy groups are raising concern about the personal information companies take from your digital footprint and use that information to influence what advertisements reach you, how they track your activity, and collec

Consumer Privacy: Companies collect, use your online data
Consumer Privacy: Companies collect, use your online data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - It’s hard to imagine a day without the internet. We use it for almost everything: for work, shopping, getting information and staying connected. As we navigate the web, there’s a lot more going on that we don’t see onl