New traffic patterns announced for Phase Two of Elmira Main Street Cultural Connector Project

New traffic patterns announced for Phase Two of Elmira Main Street Cultural Connector Project

The City of Elmira announced changes in traffic patterns that will begin Monday, August 26 as Phase Two of the North Main Street Cultural Connector Project kicks off. 

1 hr 1 min ago by Caitlin Murphy
240th Battle of Newtown reenactment celebration this weekend

240th Battle of Newtown reenactment celebration this weekend

History comes alive in Elmira this weekend with the reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of Newtown.

2 hrs 47 mins ago by Olivia Jaquith
Tompkins Chamber 'We Think Your Gorges" Award - The Cherry Arts Space

Tompkins Chamber 'We Think Your Gorges" Award - The Cherry Arts Space

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)--The Tompkins County Chamber has selected the Cherry Arts Space in Tompkins County to be their second recipient of the "We Think Your Gorges" award!

5 hrs ago by Christina Episcopo
NY: Making sure your child is vaccinated ahead of the school year

NY: Making sure your child is vaccinated ahead of the school year

BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – With National Immunization Awareness Month in August and kids getting ready to head back to the classroom if they haven't already, Steuben County Public Health officials are reminding parents and guardians of the importance of keeping their children’s vaccinations up to date, with new state regulations in place. This school year, non-medical (i.e. religious) exemptions are no longer accepted by schools. All children attending schools, daycare's, or rid...

8 hrs 43 mins ago by Chris Johnson
NYS Daycare fire safety regulations

NYS Daycare fire safety regulations

Fire Marshal for the city of Elmira discusses regulations when it comes to inspecting daycare's in New York state. 

12 hrs 49 mins ago by Ashley Cafaro
Man escapes Elmira house fire with no injuries

Man escapes Elmira house fire with no injuries

Elmira, NY (WENY) -- A house, with one person inside and multiple pets was destroyed after a fire on Elmira's Southside. Firefighters had to contend with large flames shooting out of the home initially, but were able to get control of the fire within about 10 minutes. Deputy Chief, Chris Putney credited the work the work of the fireman for being able to put out the fire so quickly.

12 hrs 59 mins ago by Nick Phillips
Cheerleading program brings joy to girl with special needs

Cheerleading program brings joy to girl with special needs

Kinleigh Burgess is a 4-year-old girl with autism from Corning who discovered her love for cheerleading through the Sparkle program. Sparkle is managed by the non-profit organization, Trust Allstars, and allows children with learning disabilities to learn cheerleading techniques every week free of charge at the Arnot Mall.

15 hrs 54 mins ago by Brandon Menard
Man credits Tioga Downs, Guthrie staff with saving his life

Man credits Tioga Downs, Guthrie staff with saving his life

One local man from the region is praising staff at Tioga Downs Casino and Guthrie after "hitting the jackpot" in an unexpected way.

16 hrs 30 mins ago by Isabel Garcia
Salvation Army to prepare students for the school year

Salvation Army to prepare students for the school year

Students are getting ready to head back to school, which can be a difficult time financially for many families. 

16 hrs 52 mins ago by Sierra Wright
New York Congressman Tom Reed tours Krooked Tusker Distillery

New York Congressman Tom Reed tours Krooked Tusker Distillery

A Finger Lakes distillery welcomed a special guest this morning. New York Congressman Tom Reed toured the Krooked Tusker Distillery. 

19 hrs 38 mins ago by Vanessa Rizzitano
Judge orders Tioga Co. (NY) officials respond to Cal Harris lawsuit

Judge orders Tioga Co. (NY) officials respond to Cal Harris lawsuit

Two years after Cal Harris, the man acquitted after a fourth murder trial, filed a lawsuit against Tioga County officials, a federal judge has ruled those officials must respond, according to WENY's media partner, the Star Gazette.

20 hrs 10 mins ago by Caitlin Murphy
Steuben Public Health reminds parents, guardians of importance of vaccines

Steuben Public Health reminds parents, guardians of importance of vaccines

With the first day of school quickly approaching in the Southern Tier, as well as August being National Immunization Awareness Month, Steuben County Public Health officials want to remind parents and guardians of the importance of keeping their children's vaccinations up to date. 

20 hrs 35 mins ago by Caitlin Murphy
Midday Makeover: Rabies Prevention Tips

Midday Makeover: Rabies Prevention Tips

August marks bat season in Upstate New York, which also means the possibility for increased risks of rabies. The Steuben County Public Health Education Coordinator provides tips to prevent rabies. 

22 hrs 11 mins ago by Isabel Garcia
Ithaca officials ask for public comment on Energy Code Supplement Draft

Ithaca officials ask for public comment on Energy Code Supplement Draft

Ithaca officials are asking for public comment on the latest draft of the Ithaca Energy Code Supplement. 

22 hrs 48 mins ago by Caitlin Murphy
Tennessee man arrested after Horseheads Domino's robbed

Tennessee man arrested after Horseheads Domino's robbed

 A Tennessee man was arrested after the Domino's Pizza on Grand Central Avenue was robbed. 

August 21st, 11:03 AM EDT by Caitlin Murphy
12-year-old injured after hit and run in Apalachin

12-year-old injured after hit and run in Apalachin

The Tioga County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit and run incident in which a 12-year-old was hit by a pickup truck in Apalachin Tuesday. 

August 21st, 10:50 AM EDT by Caitlin Murphy
Tobacco-free policy in Village of Montour Falls recreation areas

Tobacco-free policy in Village of Montour Falls recreation areas

The Village of Montour Falls has passed a tobacco-free police for all Village recreation areas.

August 21st, 9:31 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
Rochester man arrested, accused of selling drugs in Steuben County

Rochester man arrested, accused of selling drugs in Steuben County

A Rochester man is accused of selling drugs in Steuben County, following an investigation by multiple agencies.

August 21st, 9:11 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
Tompkins County legislative highlights

Tompkins County legislative highlights

Tompkins County is moving ahead with a Conditions and Program Needs Assessment of the Tompkins County Public Safety building, by unanimous vote authorizing the county to contract with LaBella Associates and allocate $74,000 from the Contingent Fund to support the study.

August 21st, 8:44 AM EDT by Olivia Jaquith
Elmira Heights man indicted for rape

Elmira Heights man indicted for rape

According to court documents, the minor was less than 17-years-old, and the alleged incidents happened in Elmira Heights between February and April of this year.

August 21st, 1:59 AM EDT by Nick Quattrini
The Tompkins County Public Library is Asking for Community Comments
The Tompkins County Public Library is Asking for Community Comments

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)--The Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) wants to hear from their community members about how they use the library, and how it could improve in years to come.

Man dies after skid steer accident in Town of Elmira
Man dies after skid steer accident in Town of Elmira

A 72-year-old man has died following an accident involving a skid steer in the Town of Elmira. 

Park Station Waterfront schedule modified due to lifeguard shortage
Park Station Waterfront schedule modified due to lifeguard shortage

The City of Elmira has announced a modified schedule for the Park Station Waterfront due to a shortage of lifeguards. 

Rochester man arrested on drug sale, possession charges in Steuben Co.
Rochester man arrested on drug sale, possession charges in Steuben Co.

A Rochester man was arrested in Bath for allegedly selling and possessing illegal narcotics.

Bath man arrested for allegedly stealing items from barn, selling them as scrap
Bath man arrested for allegedly stealing items from barn, selling them as scrap

A Bath man was arrested after allegedly stealing items and selling them as scrap.