PA Dems Host Rally Condemning SCOTUS Decision
This morning, Democratic lawmakers condemned Friday’s Supreme Court decision with a large rally inside the Capitol. Today was the first day House lawmakers were in Harrisburg since Friday’s decision which returns abortion to the states.
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.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined other senators for the passing of the Honoring Our Promise To Address Comprehensive Toxins Act (Honoring Our PACT Act).
Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that a total of $567 million is available to help low-income electric and gas utility customers in New York state pay off past utility bills.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Lowman Crossover bridge in Chemung County will re-open to travelers after being closed for more than a year. Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss announced the bridge will open to traffic Thursday, June 16. The bridge was c
Recipients of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award were announced on Wednesday including several schools in the Southern Tier.
PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) -- One Painted Post bakery is celebrating Father's Day by giving back to the community. Bast Patisserie in Painted Post always tries to make the holiday special, and wants to continue that tradition this time around, but with a t
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Lacy, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA! Lacy is a four-month-old female terrier mix ready to take on the world...with a little guidance. "It's a big, scary world for her, and she needs someon
All New Yorkers enrolled in the SNAP benefits program will receive the maximum level of food benefits in the month of June.