CPPMS to bring Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach' to life
CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Corning-Painted Post Middle School (CPPMS) Drama Club is preparing to bring one of Roald Dahl's most beloved classics to life on the stage. 'James and the Giant Peach Jr.' tells the story of James, a young boy who encounters a
Interim Elmira Police Chief to become permanent
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The City of Elmira will soon have a permanent Police Chief. According to a press release, the city announced Interim Chief Kristen Thorne will be appointed Chief of Police at 2 p.m. on Friday at City Hall. The decision comes after t
Strongest earthquake in decades strikes Buffalo
The strongest earthquake in 40 years rattled the Buffalo area around 6:15 am. this morning. The United States Geological Survey noted that the quake was centered 1.24 miles east-northeast of West Seneca , New York at a depth of 1.9 miles. Earthquakes are
Meet Peanut, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Peanut, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA! Peanut is a one-year-old domestic long hair Torbie cat who is a gentle soul. She came to the SPCA when her owner, unfortunately, passed away. While s
Pa Speaker Wraps Up Listening Tour, Republicans Remain Frustrated with Rozzi
Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) assembled a group of bipartisan lawmakers to find ways to break the gridlock that has left Harrisburg at a standstill. The workgroup’s final listening tour stop was last night in Wilkes-Barre.
State Officials Look to Increase PA 529 Education Investments in Rural Counties
This week, state officials encouraged Pennsylvanians to prepare and invest in post-secondary education with PA 529 plans. PA 529 plans are designed to help families save for education after high school, because college can be very, very expensive.
Man hospitalized after being hit by a car in Elmira
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A man is in the hospital after getting hit by a car in Elmira. Police say a 53-year-old man was taken to Robert Packer Hospital with "significant injuries." A pile of clothes was found lying in front of the car on the road. It is un
Pa House Speaker's Workgroup Hosts Third Public Hearing to Break Gridlock
After forming a bipartisan work group to resolve gridlock in Harrisburg, House Speaker Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) announced the group would hold listening tours throughout the commonwealth to hear from the people of Pennsylvania.
Green comet to make its closest approach to Earth in 50,000 years tonight
For the first time in 50,000 years human beings will be able to see a green comet fly across the night sky. With the best viewing starting around 11 p.m. tonight though it's perigee, or when it is at its closest point, this celestial event will remain vis
Gov. Shapiro Signs Order to Improve State Licensing, Permitting and Certification Processes
According to Gov. Josh Shapiro, the state's licensing, permitting, and certification processes are going to be quicker and more efficient. The improvements are the result of another executive order signed this afternoon.
Elmira Police arrest teenager for criminal possession of a weapon
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Elmira teenager was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon. Ryan Cox, 18, was reportedly streaming himself online while holding a handgun, according to the Elmira Police Department (EPD). Officials eventually found him in t
Tuesday, advocates rallied inside the state capitol building to push for a bill that would legalize medical aid in death in New York State. And for some advocates this fight is personal.
CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Corning's Centerway Square has been nominated for “Best Public Square” as part of USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for 2023. The nomination comes almost 10 years after the square was named o
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