NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Cuomo, faces Democrats

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Cuomo, faces Democrats

New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket.

New York Opens Up Eligibility Check for COVID Tax Credit Program

New York Opens Up Eligibility Check for COVID Tax Credit Program

New York has opened up a tool for small businesses in the state to determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program.

22 hrs 47 mins ago by Andrew Kane
Keep Kids Fed Act Officially Signed Into Law

Keep Kids Fed Act Officially Signed Into Law

The bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act has been officially signed into law. The bill will provide meals to 800,000 New York students throughout the summer.

22 hrs 56 mins ago by Andrew Kane
Wegmans Recalls Vidalia Onions Due to Potential Listeria

Wegmans Recalls Vidalia Onions Due to Potential Listeria

Vidalia Onions at Wegmans have been recalled due to potential listeria. According to the company, the products were sold from June 23rd to June 24th.

23 hrs 14 mins ago by Andrew Kane
PA Dems Host Rally Condemning SCOTUS Decision

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.

June 27th, 5:47 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Congressman Lee Zeldin Responds to Campaign Vandalism

Congressman Lee Zeldin Responds to Campaign Vandalism

This weekend, Congressman Lee Zeldin, released the following statement after a Zeldin for New York campaign sign was vandalized with antisemitic death threats in Huntington, New York

June 26th, 9:43 PM EDT by Alexandra Deryn
Governor Kathy Hochul signed two bills honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Governor Kathy Hochul signed two bills honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Governor Kathy Hochul signed two bills today honoring LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

June 26th, 9:39 PM EDT by Alexandra Deryn
Special Olympics New York athletes compete in State Summer Games

Special Olympics New York athletes compete in State Summer Games

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Special Olympics New York came to Ithaca this weekend for the State Summer Games after COVID postponed the last two years of competition.

June 25th, 11:05 PM EDT by Sam Shapiro
Gov. Wolf and 2022 Candidates React to SCOTUS Decision, Emphasize Importance of Election

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...

June 24th, 7:24 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Increases Abortion Services

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Increases Abortion Services

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced it has increased abortion appointment availability at all 23 health centers by 20%.

June 24th, 7:20 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
Special Olympics New York kicks off State Summer Games

Special Olympics New York kicks off State Summer Games

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Special Olympics New York geared up on South Hill Friday evening for the kickoff of the 2022 State Summer Games. 

June 24th, 6:24 PM EDT by Sam Shapiro
PA Officials Offer Firework Safety Reminders Ahead of July 4

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. 

June 23rd, 7:36 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

The Supreme Court has struck down a New York gun law in a ruling expected to directly impact half a dozen other populous states.

June 23rd, 3:55 PM EDT
Governor Hochul Announces Pay Increases for New York State Lifeguards

Governor Hochul Announces Pay Increases for New York State Lifeguards

Governor Kathy Hochul directed a pay increase for state lifeguards to help address a staffing shortage at New York State Park beaches and pools.

June 22nd, 7:25 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
New York State Announces More Than 15,000 Summer Job Opportunities

New York State Announces More Than 15,000 Summer Job Opportunities

A record number of summer job opportunities for teenagers are now available in a variety of industries. The state's seasonal job bank has over 15,000 jobs posted.

June 22nd, 7:15 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
PA House Democrats Target Corporate Inflation, Republicans Focused on Root Causes

PA House Democrats Target Corporate Inflation, Republicans Focused on Root Causes

This morning, the House Democratic Policy Committee unveiled efforts to fight corporate inflation and price gouging. The committee held a hearing, “Ending Corporate Inflation.”

June 22nd, 7:06 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Pennsylvania principal charged with 30 counts of sexual contact with a student

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

June 22nd, 4:04 AM EDT
New York Announces Funds for Outpatient Treatment Programs

New York Announces Funds for Outpatient Treatment Programs

New York State will award nearly $3.5 million to develop outpatient treatment programs. Locally, $240,880 will be awarded to the Ithaca Alpha House.

June 21st, 7:02 PM EDT by Andrew Kane
PA Democrats, Advocates Seek Increase In Child Care Funding

PA Democrats, Advocates Seek Increase In Child Care Funding

Today, child care advocates and Democratic lawmakers said more funding is needed to address the child care crisis. Their message for Republicans comes just days before 2022-23 budget deadline.

June 21st, 6:55 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Social Workers, Advocates Call on PA Lawmakers to Support Proposed Budget Increase

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.

June 20th, 7:20 PM EDT by Brendan Scanland
Senate Passes Burn Pits Legislation; House Expected to Approve Measure
Senate Passes Burn Pits Legislation; House Expected to Approve Measure

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).

New York State Gas and Utility Program Available for Low Income Residents
New York State Gas and Utility Program Available for Low Income Residents

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.

Lowman Crossover bridge to open Thursday
Lowman Crossover bridge to open Thursday

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

Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients Announced
Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Recipients of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award were announced on Wednesday including several schools in the Southern Tier.

Local pastry shop to celebrate Father's Day by giving back to community
Local pastry shop to celebrate Father's Day by giving back to community

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

Meet Lacy, WENY's Pet of the Week!
Meet Lacy, WENY's Pet of the Week!

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

New York SNAP Benefits Recipients to Receive Maximum Benefits in June
New York SNAP Benefits Recipients to Receive Maximum Benefits in June

All New Yorkers enrolled in the SNAP benefits program will receive the maximum level of food benefits in the month of June.

Addiction Services in New York State to Receive Funding
Addiction Services in New York State to Receive Funding

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.