Meet Pepe, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!

Meet Pepe, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Pepe, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA! Pepe is an almost 9-year-old male Dachshund/Standard Smooth Haired/Miniature Pinscher mix who thinks everything is fun and meant to be played with. Acc

8 hrs 55 mins ago by Kurt Martone
Salman Rushdie 'on the road to recovery,' agent says

Salman Rushdie 'on the road to recovery,' agent says

Salman Rushdie's agent says the author is “on the road to recovery” two days after suffering serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York.

August 14th, 2:14 PM EDT
PA Lawmakers Celebrate New Program to Tackle Affordable Housing Crisis

PA Lawmakers Celebrate New Program to Tackle Affordable Housing Crisis

This afternoon in Philadelphia, lawmakers and housing advocates celebrated $375 million in new investments to address the affordable housing crisis in this year’s budget. A new program aims to make the repair process simpler and more affordable. 

August 12th, 8:22 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Major Increase Announced in New York's Red Flag Law Usage

Major Increase Announced in New York's Red Flag Law Usage

A major increase in applications for Extreme Risk Protection Orders under New York's Red Flag Law was announced with more ERPOs filed in the last three months than in all of 2021.

August 12th, 7:48 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Gov. Hochul Signs Pair of Bills Related to Street Safety

Gov. Hochul Signs Pair of Bills Related to Street Safety

Governor Kathy Hochul signed two bills today to enhance street safety, prevent traffic-related fatalities, and crack down on hit and run incidents.

August 12th, 7:12 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.

August 12th, 11:14 AM EDT
New York scraps word ‘inmate’ in state law

New York scraps word ‘inmate’ in state law

New York has amended a series of state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” when referring to people serving prison time.

First in the Nation Green Chips Legislation Passed in New York

First in the Nation Green Chips Legislation Passed in New York

Earlier today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the first-in-the-nation Green CHIPS legislation.

August 11th, 8:20 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Open Application Date Announced for New York Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

Open Application Date Announced for New York Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

Applications for adult retail cannabis dispensary licenses will open on August 25th.

August 11th, 7:31 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
NY Announces $44 Million in Assistance for Struggling Families with Children

NY Announces $44 Million in Assistance for Struggling Families with Children

New York will be distributing $44 million in assistance for struggling families with children for those on the state's Public Assistance program.

August 11th, 7:19 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
NY State Health Department Issues Pharmacy Standing Order for Naxolone

NY State Health Department Issues Pharmacy Standing Order for Naxolone

New York State has announced a statewide pharmacy standing order for naloxone beginning Monday.

August 11th, 7:07 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Trump says he took the Fifth in New York civil investigation

Trump says he took the Fifth in New York civil investigation

Former President Donald Trump says he will be questioned under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul.

August 11th, 12:10 AM EDT
New Legislation in New York Signed to Help Teach Holocaust in Schools

New Legislation in New York Signed to Help Teach Holocaust in Schools

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed a series of bills to honor and support Holocaust survivors in educational, cultural, and financial institutions.

August 10th, 8:14 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
New York Issues Scam Warning For College Students Ahead of Fall Semester

New York Issues Scam Warning For College Students Ahead of Fall Semester

New York State has issued a scam warning for students either starting or returning to college campuses this fall.

August 10th, 7:09 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
STOP-DWI Program Spreading Awareness of Drinking while Driving

STOP-DWI Program Spreading Awareness of Drinking while Driving

Police agencies in New York State including those in Chemung and Steuben counties will be making the extra effort to spread awareness about the dangers of drinking while driving.

August 10th, 6:57 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Staying on Top of Required School Immunizations Before Returning to Classroom

Staying on Top of Required School Immunizations Before Returning to Classroom

As students and families head out for new textbooks, clothing, and other school supplies, state officials are reminding everyone to add immunizations to their back-to-school checklist.

August 10th, 6:15 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Hosts Third Annual Golf Fundraiser in Wellsboro

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative Hosts Third Annual Golf Fundraiser in Wellsboro

Today in Wellsboro, over 100 golfers hit the links for two good causes. Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. held its third-annual charitable golf tournament at Tyoga Golf Course. 

August 9th, 9:22 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone

-U.S. Rep. Scott Perry says his cellphone was seized Tuesday by FBI agents carrying a search warrant.

August 9th, 7:40 PM EDT
New York Implements Public Awareness Campaign for State Job Bank

New York Implements Public Awareness Campaign for State Job Bank

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation today that creates a public awareness campaign that will promote the New York State's job bank.

August 9th, 7:02 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Gov. Hochul Signs Bills Increasing Housing Affordability for Seniors

Gov. Hochul Signs Bills Increasing Housing Affordability for Seniors

Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of bills aimed at expanding tax relief for New York homeowners, especially for those 60 and over.

August 8th, 6:56 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Buffalo Man Accused of Using Twitter to Threaten to Kill Black People
Buffalo Man Accused of Using Twitter to Threaten to Kill Black People

A Buffalo man is accused of using twitter to threaten to kill black people at Buffalo grocery stores.

New Yorkers Can Now Choose X as Gender Marker Online
New Yorkers Can Now Choose X as Gender Marker Online

New Yorkers who have a driver's icense, non driver ID, or learner's permit can now go online to choose X as a gender marker.

CPPMS Drama Club brings 'The Wizard of Oz' to life
CPPMS Drama Club brings 'The Wizard of Oz' to life

CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Wizard of Oz will come to life this weekend thanks to the help of the Corning-Painted Post Middle School's Drama Club. Based on the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz tells the story of Dorothy Gale, a young girl whose house gets whis

New York Launches Healthcare Worker Bonus Program
New York Launches Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

The launch of New York state's health care and mental hygiene worker bonus program, took place today.

New “Nurses for our Future” scholarship announced
New “Nurses for our Future” scholarship announced

(WENY) -- A new scholarship program is providing aid to nursing students across the Empire State this fall.

NY fines Robinhood Crypto $30M for skirting banking rules
NY fines Robinhood Crypto $30M for skirting banking rules

The crypto division of the financial services company Robinhood will pay a $30 million penalty to New York state for failing to comply with regulations governing money laundering and cybersecurity.

August 2nd, 12:23 PM EDT
Gov. Hochul Announces $682 Million in Financing for Affordable Housing
Gov. Hochul Announces $682 Million in Financing for Affordable Housing

New York has announced that $682 million dollars have been awarded to create or preserve more than 1,600 affordable homes across the state.

'Cool Zoo' brings family fun to the Northern Tier
'Cool Zoo' brings family fun to the Northern Tier

TROY, PA. (WENY) -- The Troy Fair is bringing the zoo to the Northern Tier with its latest attraction, "Cool Zoo." "The cool thing about 'Cool Zoo' is that we're a true wildlife conservation that's a non-profit," said Jim DeBerry, Director and Wildlife Co