Gov. Wolf and 2022 Candidates React to SCOTUS Decision, Emphasize Importance of Election
This morning’s decision from the Supreme Court means the future of abortion access will be decided by the individual states. In Pennsylvania, abortion is currently legal up until the 24th week of pregnancy, with exceptions...
PA Officials Offer Firework Safety Reminders Ahead of July 4
Officials in Pennsylvania are giving some firework safety tips for the Fourth of July, now just over a week away. This morning, Acting Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Charles McGarvey said fireworks are not toys, and to always use caution.
Pennsylvania principal charged with 30 counts of sexual contact with a student
By Amy Simonson, CNN (CNN) -- A high school principal in Pennsylvania has been charged with 30 counts of sexual intercourse and contact with a student, according to court documents filed Monday. Roger Weaver Freed, 34, who served as a principal of William
Social Workers, Advocates Call on PA Lawmakers to Support Proposed Budget Increase
In February, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed his final state budget, which includes a sizable increase for social workers and mental health services. As budget negotiations and compromises take shape before the Jun 30 deadline advocates hope the money will stay.
Meet Rin, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Rin, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA! Rin is a four-year-old shepherd mix with the energy of a six-month-old. With the amount of energy he has, it is recommended he be adopted by a family wh
The history of Juneteenth
NEW YORK (WENY) -- The celebration of Juneteenth started in 1866. The June 19 celebration memorialized the day that the last African American slave learned of their freedom. 1866 is two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by former Presid
Elmira-Corning NAACP to hold Juneteenth Freedom Day on Saturday
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Elmira-Corning NAACP will hold its annual Juneteenth Freedom Day event on Saturday. According to WENY-TV's media partner The Star Gazette, the event will take place at Ernie Davis Park on Dickinson St. in Elmira from noon to 4 p
All New Yorkers enrolled in the SNAP benefits program will receive the maximum level of food benefits in the month of June.
More than $5 million will be given to several addiction services in New York State to help people get access to treatment and other support.
(WENY) -- Veterans with ailments associated to burn pits are close to getting help. Burn pits were used primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan to dispose of military equipment by dousing it in jet fuel, and then setting it on fire. This is a common practice of
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Preparations are underway for Elmira College's upcoming 54th Annual Octagon Fair, and the institution is now seeking vendors for the event. The Octagon Fair is one of Elmira College's traditional homecoming events. In addition to st
New York state has been awarded $2.7 million in grant funds to expand the emergency food assistance program.
Students who attend SUNY colleges and universities can now have their chosen names and pronouns reflected in the school system.
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Crystal Chords A Cappella encourages women of all ages to stop by their "Guest Nite" on June 14 for some singing and fun. Crystal Chords is an all-female a cappella chorus that specializes in the barbershop style of singing. Chr