One Million Households in New York Enrolled in Connectivity Program

One Million Households in New York Enrolled in Connectivity Program

One million qualifying New York households have enrolled in the federal affordable connectivity program including one household in Tioga County.

2 hrs 10 mins ago by Andrew Kane
PA Dems Host Hearing on Environmental Justice, Community Members Weigh In

PA Dems Host Hearing on Environmental Justice, Community Members Weigh In

Today, the House Democratic Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted a joint hearing on the Commonwealth’s environmental justice efforts, and where they need improvement 

3 hrs 38 mins ago by Brendan Scanland
State Capitol Fountain Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

State Capitol Fountain Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Each October at the State Capitol, the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition hosts its annual “Pink Fountain Event” to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rain did not deter dozens of advocates, survivors, and family members from showing up in pink.

October 4th, 5:56 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
D.E.C. Extends Greenidge Deadline for Permit Requirement

D.E.C. Extends Greenidge Deadline for Permit Requirement

The D.E.C. announced that it has extended a deadline for Greenidge Generation prompting outcry from local environmental groups.

October 3rd, 6:39 PM EDT by Benjamin C. Klein
Gov. Wolf Announces $5 Million in Grants to Protect Against Hate Crimes

Gov. Wolf Announces $5 Million in Grants to Protect Against Hate Crimes

Today, the Wolf Administration announced a large investment in the fight against hate crimes. According to the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System, there were 347 hate crimes in 2021- a 210 percent increase from 2020.  

October 3rd, 4:59 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
PA Education Officials Launch Campaign to Promote FAFSA

PA Education Officials Launch Campaign to Promote FAFSA

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) encouraged students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as “FAFSA.” 

October 3rd, 4:29 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
PA woman charged with DWI in Ithaca car crash

PA woman charged with DWI in Ithaca car crash

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Pennsylvania woman was arrested after reportedly driving under the influence in Ithaca. Ithaca Police responded to a car crash on W. Green St. at S. Geneva St. at 6:49 p.m. Sunday night. Shalyn McClintock, 29, of Forty Fort report

October 3rd, 7:34 AM EDT by Katerina Belales
N.Y.S. Dept. of Labor to Lower Farm Overtime Threshold

N.Y.S. Dept. of Labor to Lower Farm Overtime Threshold

The New York State Department of Labor issued an order to gradually lower the farm overtime threshold by 20 hours per week.

September 30th, 6:56 PM EDT by Benjamin C. Klein
Theme Announced for 2023 PA Farm Show

Theme Announced for 2023 PA Farm Show

Jan 7, 2023 will mark the beginning of the 107th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. The show may be over 100 days away, but preparation efforts start well in advance. 

September 30th, 4:52 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Friends of the Southeast Steuben County Library to hold annual Book Sale

Friends of the Southeast Steuben County Library to hold annual Book Sale

CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Final preparations are underway for the Friends of the Southeast Steuben County Library 2022 Fall Book Sale. The sale will be held at the East Corning Fire Hall at 11873 East Corning Road from Saturday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct

September 30th, 1:48 PM EDT by Katerina Belales
Preparing for the Unexpected: State Officials Discuss Benefits of Life Insurance

Preparing for the Unexpected: State Officials Discuss Benefits of Life Insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and insurance officials and industry leaders are using the opportunity to encourage Pennsylvanians to prepare and ensure loved ones are taken care of.

September 29th, 6:17 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Former governor Cuomo forming PAC, hosting weekly podcast

Former governor Cuomo forming PAC, hosting weekly podcast

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking his biggest steps yet to return to the public eye, more than a year after resigning in the wake of a bevy of sexual harassment allegations.

Elmira Psychiatric Center recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Elmira Psychiatric Center recognizes Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month comes to a close, Elmira Psychiatric Center is helping the public understand and recognize the red flags of someone who may be at risk of taking their life. According to David Putney, Executive

September 29th, 8:28 AM EDT by Katerina Belales
Sysco Workers Currently On Strike, Have Not Had a Contract Since August 20th

Sysco Workers Currently On Strike, Have Not Had a Contract Since August 20th

Sysco workers in New York State are currently on strike. Workers for the company have not had a contract since August 20th.

September 28th, 7:31 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
New York Urges Parents to Be Aware of Baby Product Safety Recalls

New York Urges Parents to Be Aware of Baby Product Safety Recalls

With baby safety awareness month drawing to a close, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection is reminding parents to be aware of safety recalls.

September 27th, 8:21 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Hochul Announces Plan to Tackle Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Hochul Announces Plan to Tackle Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Governor Kathy Hochul announced plans to crack down on unemployment insurance fraud.

September 26th, 7:47 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
The nation's first African American Veterans monument unveiled in Buffalo

The nation's first African American Veterans monument unveiled in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WENY)-- An African American Veterans Monument was unveiled in Buffalo on Saturday. Governor Kathy Hochul delivered remarks at the unveiling. She said it's the first African American veterans monument in the nation. The dedication ceremony a

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Fire Departments in Upstate New York to Receive Funding

Fire Departments in Upstate New York to Receive Funding

Over $2.6 million in federal funding will be provided for firefighters across upstate New York including fire departments in Wayland, Owego, and Hornell.

September 22nd, 7:19 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
O'Mara Urges Rejection of Lower Overtime Threshold for Farm Workers

O'Mara Urges Rejection of Lower Overtime Threshold for Farm Workers

New York State Senator Tom O'Mara joined members of the Senate Republican Conference in urging the state to reject the lower overtime threshold for farm workers.

September 22nd, 7:03 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Chemung Co. home prices fall below $125k

Chemung Co. home prices fall below $125k

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Home prices in Chemung Co. have fallen over the last year. According to WENY-TV's media partner, The Star Gazette, data through Realtor.com reports the average price for a single-family home in the county was $124,500. That is down

September 22nd, 9:35 AM EDT by Katerina Belales
NY Attorney General Calls for Investigation of Energy Situation in Puerto Rico
NY Attorney General Calls for Investigation of Energy Situation in Puerto Rico

New York Attorney General Tish James urged federal authorities to investigate the energy situation in Puerto Rico.

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

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Buddha, WENY's Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA! Buddha is a four-year-old male Siberian husky mix who loves to show his affection. He likes to choose his own canine friends, so it is preferable he

Chronic Wasting Disease currently not in New York
Chronic Wasting Disease currently not in New York

NEW YORK, (WENY) -- Chronic Wasting Disease is a death sentence for deer, elk and moose in North America. The disease is spread mostly through urine, feces and saliva. "For deer that it become infected, it is, uh, always fatal," said Kevin Hynes, a wildli

Hochul Urges New Yorkers to be Aware of Student Loan Scams
Hochul Urges New Yorkers to be Aware of Student Loan Scams

New York is warning consumers to be aware of scams tied to federal student debt relief.

Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding Access to PSLF program across NY
Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding Access to PSLF program across NY

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to expand access to the federal Pubic Service Loan Forgiveness program across New York.

Elmira Little Theatre prepares for final weekend of 'Avenue Q'
Elmira Little Theatre prepares for final weekend of 'Avenue Q'

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- After two successful weekends at the Clemens Center's Powers Theater, Elmira Little Theatre (ELT) is preparing for its final weekend of Avenue Q performances. Dubbed "Sesame Street for adults," Avenue Q utilizes puppets to tell the

Remembering Flight 93 and the Heroes Onboard 21 Years Later
Remembering Flight 93 and the Heroes Onboard 21 Years Later

Today marks 21 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the deadliest attack on U.S. soil. On the beautiful Tuesday morning 21 years ago, four commercial flights took off from three east coast airports, one of them was Flight 93. 

September 11th, 6:02 PM EDT
Meet Tootsie, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!
Meet Tootsie, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week!

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Meet Tootsie, WENY's SPCA Pet of the Week from the Chemung County Human Society & SPCA! Tootsie is a three-month-old female labrador retriever and boxer mix who is searching for a gentle, patient owner with a relaxed lifestyle. Due