Part 2: New York State lawmakers plan to reform industrial development agencies

Part 2: New York State lawmakers plan to reform industrial development agencies

In Albany, several bills in the legislature seek to change how industrial development agencies or IDA's operate and spend public money. 

December 13th, 10:38 AM EST by Elise Kline
Part 1: Growing concerns about industrial development agencies in New York

Part 1: Growing concerns about industrial development agencies in New York

New York's industrial development agencies are under increasing scrutiny for how they spend money. More details in the first part of this investigative report.

December 12th, 10:44 AM EST by Elise Kline
Horseheads' Jeff Plate Talks Drumming Career, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Horseheads' Jeff Plate Talks Drumming Career, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

WENY News sits down with Trans-Siberian Orchestra drummer Jeff Plate, who discusses his drumming career, from a teen growing up in Horseheads, NY - to one of the top touring rock acts in the world.

November 24th, 1:39 PM EST by Renata Stiehl & Nick Quattrini
Valor at Sea: Sailor for a Day Part 3 - USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Valor at Sea: Sailor for a Day Part 3 - USS George Washington (CVN 73)

Perhaps the most visible symbol of the U.S. Navy's strength is the aircraft carrier.  In our final installment of Valor at Sea, we had the privilege of flying out to sea, spending more than a day on board the USS George Washington (CVN 73).

November 10th, 9:18 PM EST by Renata Stiehl
Valor at Sea: Sailor for a Day Part 1 - USS Gettysburg (CG 64)

Valor at Sea: Sailor for a Day Part 1 - USS Gettysburg (CG 64)

This special report series takes a look behind the scenes at the roles within the United States Navy, and meets the men and women sailors who are serving America. Part 1 explores the USS Gettysburg (CG 64), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser.

November 10th, 9:06 PM EST by Renata Stiehl
Heat Illness Risks and Tips You Need to Know Ahead of Summer

Heat Illness Risks and Tips You Need to Know Ahead of Summer

It isn't tornadoes or hurricanes people should worry most about when it comes to the weather, extreme heat is the leading weather-related death in the United States.

May 19th, 7:36 PM EDT by Katherine Schwalm
How to Keep Yourself Safe During Flash Flooding

How to Keep Yourself Safe During Flash Flooding

Flash flooding is the second deadliest weather disaster in the United States, sending cars, boulders and even houses downstream with incredibly speed and force.

May 19th, 7:32 PM EDT by Katherine Schwalm
Tompkins Co. musician reflects on becoming three-time Grammy Award winner, one month later

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

April 11th, 8:39 AM EDT
Greenidge Generation: Air Permits are up for Public Debate

Greenidge Generation: Air Permits are up for Public Debate

DRESDEN, N.Y.(WENY)-- Over the past year, Bitcoin Mining operation, Greenidge Generation, has seen a large amount of opposition from environmental groups.  

September 15th, 1:03 AM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 2: Environmental Concerns

Mining Controversy Part 2: Environmental Concerns

DRESDEN, N.Y.(WENY) -- New York's Finger Lakes region is known for its wine and beautiful scenery.  It’s also home to one of the largest Bitcoin mining facilities in the United States. 

May 22nd, 5:58 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 6: The Future of Industry in the Region

Mining Controversy Part 6: The Future of Industry in the Region

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- Greenidge Generation, a bitcoin mining facility based on the edge of Seneca Lake in Dresden New York, is currently home to 7,000 bitcoin mining machines and growing.  During a recent Town of Torrey planning board meeting, Greenidge was approved to add in four buildings on the west side of its electrical generation facility. These buildings will be home to 10,000 additional bitcoin miners. The 7,000 miners that are operating at the facility now use aroun...

May 15th, 3:41 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 5: Tourism in the Finger Lakes Region

Mining Controversy Part 5: Tourism in the Finger Lakes Region

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- With over 100 wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries scattered throughout the Finger Lakes region, the tourism industry draws in millions of visitors and billions of dollars in revenue for the economy. 

May 7th, 8:39 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 4: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Mining Controversy Part 4: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- Bitcoin Mining has just recently started to become popular in North America, and the Finger Lakes region could be the next hot spot because of its cool climates, rugged terrain and abundance of water for hydroelectric power.  

April 29th, 9:05 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 3: Seneca Lake Aquatic Life

Mining Controversy Part 3: Seneca Lake Aquatic Life

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- One of the primary concerns raised about Bitcoin mining is that it can be environmentally taxing. At Greenidge Generation’s facility in the town of Torrey, in Yates County, 7,000 Bitcoin mining machines are running 24/7.

April 29th, 12:51 PM EDT
SPECIAL REPORT: What is Bitcoin, how does it work?

SPECIAL REPORT: What is Bitcoin, how does it work?

(WENY) -- Bitcoin has been making headlines for the past couple of years now, but many people may not understand it. 

April 26th, 6:58 PM EDT by Nick Quattrini
#InItTogether with KITV's Maleko McDonnell

#InItTogether with KITV's Maleko McDonnell

In Thursday's edition, WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with KITV 4 Island News Morning Anchor, Maleko McDonnell, who provides an update on how authorities in Hawaii are managing visitors who don't comply with the state-mandated hotel quarantine. Additionally, Maleko discusses how state officials are preparing to re-open businesses moving forward. 

April 30th, 6:12 PM EDT
#InItTogether with USVI's Emily Matson

#InItTogether with USVI's Emily Matson

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter, Emily Matson, who is is based on the island of St. Thomas. Emily discusses a newly announced plan from the Governor regarding re-opening the Virgin Islands. 

April 29th, 6:34 PM EDT
#InItTogether with WENY Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

#InItTogether with WENY Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

(WENY) -- The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has turned communities around the globe into one village. WENY TV News parent company, Lilly Broadcasting is working to bring you stories of community, strength and understanding with perspective from our colleagues around the country. It's a conversation about how life in each of the areas we cover has changed and how people are finding unique, creative, and supportive ways to stay informed and connected. Because we are all #InItTogether. ...

April 28th, 6:20 PM EDT
#InItTogether with OCTV's Melissa Noel

#InItTogether with OCTV's Melissa Noel

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with One Caribbean Television reporter, Melissa Noel, who is based in the New York City metro area. Melissa discusses how officials in the city are preparing to re-open businesses after Gov. Cuomo outlined his plan to "unpause" the state in mid-May.

April 27th, 6:18 PM EDT
#InItTogether with OCTV's Maricelle Rivera

#InItTogether with OCTV's Maricelle Rivera

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with multimedia journalist for One Caribbean Television, Maricelle Rivera, who is based in Puerto Rico. Maricelle provides an update on the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the island as business leaders speak out to the Governor to call for plans to re-open. 

April 26th, 12:15 PM EDT
#InItTogether with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson
#InItTogether with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson

USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson provides insight on how life has changed on the U.S. territory islands amid shutdown orders, and how businesses are adapting to help their communities.

#InItTogether with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler
#InItTogether with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

WENY's Isabel Garcia catches up with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler about what changes he's experienced working in D.C. as the pandemic continues to evolve.

#InItTogether - OCTV's Melissa Noel
#InItTogether - OCTV's Melissa Noel

Over the past week, more state-to-state data is showing that African Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and dying from the illness. One Caribbean Television multimedia journalist Melissa Noel discusses a new social media challenge called #endthedisparity 

#INITTOGETHER with OCTV's Melissa Noel
#INITTOGETHER with OCTV's Melissa Noel

 #INITTOGETHER with OCTV's Melissa Noel

SPECIAL REPORT: Grandparents raising grandchildren in PA
SPECIAL REPORT: Grandparents raising grandchildren in PA

Children being displaced from homes is a concern in our community and across the world as well. 

Special Report: A look at new criminal law reforms in New York
Special Report: A look at new criminal law reforms in New York

Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Two of New York’s new criminal reform laws are consistently making headlines, after taking effect on January 1st. The first law deals with bail reform, and judges not being able to set cash bail. Someone arraigned on any qualifying crimes could be free while awaiting trial. Included in the bail reform are violent felonies like 2nd-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter or 3rd-degree assault.

Mansfield University Student Returns to Classes After Intensive Brain Surgery
Mansfield University Student Returns to Classes After Intensive Brain Surgery

Zach was overwhelmed with the amount of support he not only received from his family but his community and school as well. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Elmira's Comeback
SPECIAL REPORT: Elmira's Comeback

ELMRIA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Elmira New York has endured a tough past but now, it is making a comeback and has a bright future ahead of it.