Award Presentation for Real Heroes that Saved Lives in the Southern Tier

Award Presentation for Real Heroes that Saved Lives in the Southern Tier

Friday night, heroes that have saved lives in the Southern Tier were recognized by the Red Cross. This a look into some of those incredible stories.

8 hrs 18 mins ago by Max Coven
Dunkin' in Elmira presents check for Investigator Theetge and family

Dunkin' in Elmira presents check for Investigator Theetge and family

As part of their reopening on Friday, April 19th, The Dunkin' Donuts location at 1141 Broadway Street in Elmira presented a check dedicated to Officer Theetge and his family to aid in recovery efforts.

10 hrs ago by Alecia Solorzano
Tioga Downs arsonist sentenced to 7-15 years in prison

Tioga Downs arsonist sentenced to 7-15 years in prison

Boyd Fenton, 33, who set fire to a horse barn at Tioga Downs on Nov. 9th, 2023, was sentenced at Tioga County Court on Friday. 30 racehorses died in the fire and a trainer was hurt when they tried to rescue horses from the flames.  

10 hrs 36 mins ago by Alexandra Deryn
Towanda man faces 38 years behind bars for dealing drugs

Towanda man faces 38 years behind bars for dealing drugs

TOWANDA, PA. (WENY) -- A Towanda man is facing a maximum sentence of 38 years in prison for 24 different drug related crimes. Leslie Bailey, a 63-year-old man was convicted in January on nine counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substanc

13 hrs 26 mins ago by Kurt Martone
Mark Your Calendars for Earth Day Events in the Twin Tiers

Mark Your Calendars for Earth Day Events in the Twin Tiers

Earth Day events are happening across the Twin Tiers this weekend. This is where you can go to lend a hand.

13 hrs 46 mins ago by Max Coven
Police officer respond to incident in Elmira blocking off street

Police officer respond to incident in Elmira blocking off street

Last night around midnight, police officers surrounded a home on West First Street and Elm Street in the City of Elmira.  

19 hrs 25 mins ago by Crystal Bermudez & Renata Stiehl
N.Y. announces new initiatives to combat shoplifting

N.Y. announces new initiatives to combat shoplifting

ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State officials highlighted new initiatives Thursday included in the state budget meant to combat retail crimes, and give more resources to law enforcement and business owners. According to the state, organized shoplifting

April 19th, 12:56 AM EDT by Kurt Martone
Bath, Woodhull get federal funding to improve natural gas infrastructure

Bath, Woodhull get federal funding to improve natural gas infrastructure

BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Village of Bath is getting $9.3 million in federal funding to improve its natural gas infrastructure. According to Republican Congressman Nick Langworthy, Bath will spend the money to replace 11.9 miles of natural gas piping, and

April 19th, 12:49 AM EDT by Kurt Martone
Community Outraged after Schuyler Co. Veteran Service Director Forced to Resign

Community Outraged after Schuyler Co. Veteran Service Director Forced to Resign

On Thursday, the Director of Schuyler County Veteran Service was asked to resign. Veterans attended a regularly scheduled Council of Governments meeting in Montour Falls and responded to Kristine Gardner's resignation.

April 18th, 10:15 PM EDT by Max Coven
Local Businesses, Organizations Hosting Fundraisers for Hurt Sheriff's Investigator

Local Businesses, Organizations Hosting Fundraisers for Hurt Sheriff's Investigator

Since learning of the news that Chemung County Sheriff's Investigator Michael Theetge was critically injured in the line of duty on March 29th, local businesses and organizations have wasted no time in finding ways to support Theetge and his family.

April 18th, 9:39 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
$9,000 Donated to Theetge Family through Dunkin Fundraiser

$9,000 Donated to Theetge Family through Dunkin Fundraiser

A group of local Dunkin' franchisees donated $9,000 to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office to help wounded Investigator, Michael Theetge.

April 18th, 9:23 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
Trader Joe's recalls basil linked to Salmonella infections

Trader Joe's recalls basil linked to Salmonella infections

By Mira Cheng, CNN

April 18th, 2:00 PM EDT
Horseheads Central School District workshops budget, talks job cuts and budget deficit

Horseheads Central School District workshops budget, talks job cuts and budget deficit

After the threat of job cuts and a looming budget deficit, the Horseheads Central School District held a budget workshop Wednesday night to try and tackle community concerns.  

April 17th, 11:58 PM EDT by Morrissey Walsh
Taughannock Falls State Park cancels planned falls illumination

Taughannock Falls State Park cancels planned falls illumination

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) --

April 17th, 10:50 PM EDT by Kurt Martone
Montour Falls Community Gathers in Prayer to Honor Fallen and Injured Law Enforcement Officers

Montour Falls Community Gathers in Prayer to Honor Fallen and Injured Law Enforcement Officers

On Wednesday night, the Montour Falls United Church honored injured and fallen law enforcement officers. The evening was about prayer and community.

April 17th, 9:39 PM EDT by Max Coven
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Shares His Story About Organ Donation in Hopes of Encouraging Others to Become a Donor

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano Shares His Story About Organ Donation in Hopes of Encouraging Others to Become a Donor

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano said his sister was a two-time kidney transplant recipient and encourages people to consider donating, as he's a living donor himself.

April 17th, 9:20 PM EDT by Linsey Madison
NYS Parks & Rec., The Watkins Glen State Park is preparing for opening next month

NYS Parks & Rec., The Watkins Glen State Park is preparing for opening next month

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY)-- The New York Park, Recreation and Historical Preservation is marking their 100th year of existence. Members were at Watkins Glen State Park preparing for the upcoming season.

April 17th, 8:56 PM EDT by De Shaun Robinson
Chemung Co. Sheriff's Office Hosting Annual Drug Take Back Day

Chemung Co. Sheriff's Office Hosting Annual Drug Take Back Day

If you have any unused prescription meds or expired medicine, there's an opportunity to safely get rid of them next weekend. The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is taking part in the nationwide Prescription Drug 'Take Back' Initiative.

April 17th, 8:41 PM EDT by Linsey Madison
Hammondsport author helps people grieve and gives back to Hospice care providers

Hammondsport author helps people grieve and gives back to Hospice care providers

A Hammondsport author wrote a book about his wife's passing and donates all of his earnings from book sales to Hospice care providers.

April 17th, 6:01 PM EDT by Alexandra Deryn
Agencies Across the Southern Tier Show Support for Fallen Syracuse Officers

Agencies Across the Southern Tier Show Support for Fallen Syracuse Officers

The two police officers who were killed in a city outside of Syracuse on Sunday night are receiving support from around the state. When their funerals are held, agencies from across the Southern Tier plan to attend their services to show support.

April 16th, 7:51 PM EDT by Linsey Madison
Heard some loud 'booms' recently? Here's one possible explanation
Heard some loud 'booms' recently? Here's one possible explanation

If you've heard some loud 'boom' noises lately, you are not alone.  There might be a logical explanation for why these noises are happening.

State Appellate Court denies Steuben County appeal to stop legislator deposition
State Appellate Court denies Steuben County appeal to stop legislator deposition

BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- A New York State Appeals Court denied Steuben County's motion to appeal the testimony of a County Legislator

The Glove House recognizes Child Abuse Month
The Glove House recognizes Child Abuse Month

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY)--According to the National Children's Alliance, more than 600,000 children are abused in the U.S. each year. The Glove House in Elmria recognized 'Child Abuse Prevention Month' with a Pinwheel Planting at its Headquarters today.

The Moving Wall is Coming to Pennsylvania in July of 2024
The Moving Wall is Coming to Pennsylvania in July of 2024

Ken Leone is a Vietnam veteran and is inviting everyone to come and see the wall in July. He said it's a way to honor the more than 58,000 fallen service members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Tax Day: Deadlines, extensions, online filing
Tax Day: Deadlines, extensions, online filing

Today is Tax Day. It's the last day to file a return or request an extension, unless you want to wind up paying a fee. People have until the end of the day to mail off their correct paperwork, or file online.  

NYSP announce outcome of targeted retail theft enforcement, same effort that hurt Inv. Theetge
NYSP announce outcome of targeted retail theft enforcement, same effort that hurt Inv. Theetge

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State Police have released more information about the detail Chemung County Sheriff's Investigator Michael Theetge was attached to in Big Flats the night he was critically injured trying to stop an alleged shoplifter. As

FAFSA Week of Action: How low-income and first-generation students are challenged with the new form
FAFSA Week of Action: How low-income and first-generation students are challenged with the new form

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Millions of college students and high school seniors started the year off with a delay. The application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, has been experiencing glitches in the newest rollout of the application. In 2020

Civilian Vehicle Collides with a Marked Elmira Police Car at an intersection Sunday night
Civilian Vehicle Collides with a Marked Elmira Police Car at an intersection Sunday night

NEW THIS MORNING: A civilian car crashed into a marked Elmira Police Car at an intersection Sunday night. The Police Officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.