Cocktail Competition in Ithaca Throughout October

Cocktail Competition in Ithaca Throughout October

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Throughout the month of October, Five & 20 spirits is hosting a cocktail competition but, the key ingredient has to be their Rye Whiskey. 

October 16th, 7:11 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Reed among House minority supporting Trump's troop withdrawal in Syria

Reed among House minority supporting Trump's troop withdrawal in Syria

Damage control continues in Congress as a growing number of lawmakers formally opposed President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria.

October 16th, 4:46 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Casey releases report on senior falls prevention

Casey releases report on senior falls prevention

The annual report found that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. In all, falls lead to more than 30,000 deaths per year, Casey said.

October 16th, 11:20 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Man allegedly involved in domestic dispute in Ithaca taken into custody

Man allegedly involved in domestic dispute in Ithaca taken into custody

A man is behind bars after police say he was involved in a domestic dispute in Ithaca. 

October 13th, 6:26 AM EDT by Vanessa Rizzitano
TCAT to Offer Rides to Ithaca Farmers Market on Sunday

TCAT to Offer Rides to Ithaca Farmers Market on Sunday

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.(WENY)-- TCAT will be operating route 13FM on Sunday, October 12th, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to the Ithaca Farmers Market. The route is being offered to not only the general public, but also to Cornell University students. 

October 12th, 4:01 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Tompkins County DA and Police Chief Explain Dismissal of Assault Charges

Tompkins County DA and Police Chief Explain Dismissal of Assault Charges

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.(WENY)-- On April 6th, 2019, Two Ithaca Police Officers were allegedly hit and scratched while trying to take control an active situation on the commons. 

October 10th, 8:19 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
U.S. Agriculture Secretary pushes for USMCA passage

U.S. Agriculture Secretary pushes for USMCA passage

One look at the crops in the People’s Garden outside of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, and you can tell it is past harvest time. But this week, when we sat down one-on-one with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, he said it’s also past time for Congress to approve the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA). He’s hopeful House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bring it up for a vote by the end o...

October 10th, 3:05 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
'Oven Fresh Jobs' Fair in Ithaca Thursday

'Oven Fresh Jobs' Fair in Ithaca Thursday

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- The Cayuga Radio Group partnered with Oven Fresh Jobs on Thursday October 9th, to bring local employers out for the day to meet community members who are seeking new and or better employment. 

October 9th, 5:41 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Chautauqua Institution celebrates first anniversary of D.C. expansion

Chautauqua Institution celebrates first anniversary of D.C. expansion

With another summer in the books at the Chautauqua Institution’s New York campus, the focus now comes back to Washington, D.C.

October 4th, 10:45 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Cornell University Extends Six More Years onto Affordable Housing Fund

Cornell University Extends Six More Years onto Affordable Housing Fund

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)--On September 20th, Cornell University announced it would be extending support for affordable housing in Tompkins County.

October 3rd, 9:41 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Analysts talk impeachment inquiry & what's next

Analysts talk impeachment inquiry & what's next

Top Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry said Wednesday they hope to wrap things up by the end of the year.

October 2nd, 3:36 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Applications for Tompkins County 'Cops, Kids and Toys' being accepted

Applications for Tompkins County 'Cops, Kids and Toys' being accepted

 There's still time before the holiday season, but applications are already open for “Cops, Kids and Toys” through the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office. 

October 1st, 7:03 PM EDT by Caitlin Murphy
Tagsylvania 10 Years of Fears Open for the Season

Tagsylvania 10 Years of Fears Open for the Season

ELMIRA, N.Y.(WENY)-- After two months of preparation and set up, Tagsylvania will be open for the season starting at 7 p.m. 

September 28th, 4:46 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
'Bus For Us Extravaganza" event in Ithaca

'Bus For Us Extravaganza" event in Ithaca

A family fun event based on a book. Today is the 'Bus For Us Extravaganza' in Ithaca. 

September 28th, 6:49 AM EDT by Vanessa Rizzitano
Ithaca's Annual Apple Fest Weekend

Ithaca's Annual Apple Fest Weekend

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- The 2019 Ithaca Apple Festival has kicked off and will be taking over Downtown Ithaca all weekend long. 

September 27th, 5:01 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Ithaca Police Department Appoints New Chief

Ithaca Police Department Appoints New Chief

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Dennis Nayor has now been officially appointed as the Chief of Police for the Ithaca Police Department. 

September 27th, 2:03 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Gillibrand renews push for paid family & medical leave

Gillibrand renews push for paid family & medical leave

Supporters of paid medical and family leave may have to wait until next year before Congress acts.

September 26th, 11:15 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Human Trafficking Seminar for Medical Staff in Tompkins County

Human Trafficking Seminar for Medical Staff in Tompkins County

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Humane trafficking is happening every where and it is important to know how to recognize and handle the signs. 

September 25th, 7:54 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Reed returns to Congress following collapse, talks impeachment

Reed returns to Congress following collapse, talks impeachment

In his first television interview since returning to Congress Monday evening, Reed told WENY News Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler that he is “recovering well.”

September 25th, 1:03 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Man accused of raping child, DNA evidence credited

Man accused of raping child, DNA evidence credited

Hamilton was arraigned in Ithaca City Court, and released under supervision of probation.

September 24th, 12:15 AM EDT by Nick Quattrini
How the Problem Solvers Caucus is creating change in Washington
How the Problem Solvers Caucus is creating change in Washington

In Sept. 2018, New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed and his Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) outlined a plan to “break the gridlock.”

Trump continues weighing Toomey's background check proposal, other options
Trump continues weighing Toomey's background check proposal, other options

The Pennsylvania Republican has spoken with President Donald Trump in recent days and regularly over the August recess on the background check issue, officials say.

Tackling rising insulin prices have become a personal issue for Rep. Tom Reed
Tackling rising insulin prices have become a personal issue for Rep. Tom Reed

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) has watched the soaring price of insulin affect his own family. When his son was four-years-old, he was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes, meaning he needs insulin to survive. His son is now 19. Since 2001, the price of insulin has spiked 600 percent, now costing Type-1 diabetics on average more than $5,700 per year.

Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight class
Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight class

Pennsylvania went four years without a woman representing any of its eighteen Congressional Districts. That was until January, when four women from the Keystone State were elected to Congress.

Keller reflects on early time in Congress
Keller reflects on early time in Congress

Nearly one-half of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation (eight out of 18 members) consists of freshman members. That includes Congressman Fred Keller.