Legislation that aims to prevent childhood drowning signed into law
This law will require hospitals to offer new parents a video highlighting the dangers of drowning for infants and small children. Drowning is recognized as one of the leading causes of death for children under five.
Pennsylvania announces $13M in tax credits for farmers
HARRISBURG, PA. (WENY) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to apply for $13 million in tax credits. According to Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, the move is to help support farmers' efforts in improving soil health
Social Workers Rally for Mental Health and Workforce Funding
Funding for mental health and behavioral services is set to be a big part of the 2023-2024 fiscal budget. Social workers hope the final investment for the upcoming fiscal year will be enough to keep pace with growing demand.
Local mental health advocates bring awareness to rising depression, suicide rates
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new survey published by Gallup revealed an alarming rise in depression among Americans. According to the survey, 29% of adults said they have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. Another 17.8% are depressed
'Legally Blonde' bends and snaps its way to the Twin Tiers
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- America's favorite blonde is coming to the Twin Tiers, with "Legally Blonde -- the Musical" closing out the Clemens Centers 2022-2023 Broadway Series this weekend. Based on the 2001 movie, "Legally Blonde" tells the story of Elle Wo
Meet Waffle, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Waffle, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA! Waffle is a 10-month-old terrier/hound mix who is a bit reserved, but will still give you tons of affection. Due to his timid nature, he should go
Elmira College supporting veterans with 'Get A Vet A Pet' 5K on May 21
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Students at Elmira College are inviting the public to raise funds to help veterans secure companion and service dogs for veterans. The program, known as "Pets For Vets," aims to support the mental and physical well-being of veterans
Meet Creek, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Creek, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA! Creek is a four-month-old male Labrador retriever/hound mix who loves to give and receive affection. Due to his young age and friendly demeanor, he
Pa Democrats Continue Push for OSHA Protections in Public Sector
Today, Democratic lawmakers in the PA House and Senate held a joint hearing to discuss OSHA protections for public sector workers in the commonwealth. Currently, OSHA protections only apply to the private sector
Tompkins Co. musician reflects on becoming three-time Grammy Award winner, one month later
FREEVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) -- A small-town kid who brought home the gold. That’s one way to describe Tompkins County musician Lonnie Park after he became a three-time Grammy Award winner last month. “I'm super grateful,” he said. “It&r
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Final preparations are underway for Governor Kathy Hochul's inauguration. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. It will officially start the governor's first full term in office. Hochul, 64, was originally elected as New
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A local choral group will pay tribute to a piece of Elmira history this holiday season. The Cantata Singers will pay tribute to the men who were held at the Elmira Civil War prison camp in the World Premiere of their two new songs a
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Moon Dust, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA! Moon Dust is a four-month-old domestic shorthair cat who gets her name from the little white speckles spread out on top of her black coat. Due t
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WENY) - Sunday's Buffalo Bills game vs the Cleveland Browns has been moved to Ford Field in Detroit due to the impending snowstorm set to hit the Buffalo area this weekend. The Bills and the NFL released the following statement on Thur
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Southern Tier performance group recognized internationally for its talent is looking to spread holiday cheer. Crystal Chords Women's a Cappella Chorus was recently recognized by Harmony, Inc. in multiple categories. Out of a g
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Cora, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA. Cora is a six-month-old Labrador retriever/mix who loves a good snuggle time. She also has a lot of energy, so she will need an owner or family that ca
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Lake Country Players are set to present their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Based on Maria von Trapp's 1949 memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, The Sound of Music tells the story of
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The story of one international sensation has come to the Twin Tiers. After a month of rehearsals in Elmira, the second national tour of the hit musical On Your Feet! has officially kicked off at the Clemens Center With songs like "R