Emilee's Challenge Trailer aims to educate drivers and help them make good choices

Emilee's Challenge Trailer aims to educate drivers and help them make good choices

An initiative to educate students on the dangers of distracted, impaired, and intoxicated driving was presented by Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard on Friday, June 21.

June 21st, 10:26 PM EDT by Alecia Solorzano
Corning Incorporated holds annual Service Awards Luncheon for former employees

Corning Incorporated holds annual Service Awards Luncheon for former employees

The employee classes of 1949 and 1975 were honored at Corning Incorporated on Thursday, June 20 for the time in their careers spent with the company that began 50 and 75 years ago, respectively.

June 20th, 9:56 PM EDT by Alecia Solorzano
Juneteenth: Freedom Then, Freedom Now

Juneteenth: Freedom Then, Freedom Now

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights held a Juneteenth celebration in Ithaca on Wednesday at the Southside Community Center. The theme of this year's celebration was "Freedom Then, Freedom Now."

June 19th, 6:13 PM EDT by Alecia Solorzano
Ithaca police arrest man for attempted burglary, fleeing from police and more

Ithaca police arrest man for attempted burglary, fleeing from police and more

The Ithaca Police Department arrested a man in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 19th after he allegedly tried to break into a house on W. Clinton Street with a handgun during a domestic incident, and then fled from police.

June 19th, 11:43 AM EDT by Benjamin C. Klein
Ithaca City School District receives $800,000 EPA Rebate for School Buses

Ithaca City School District receives $800,000 EPA Rebate for School Buses

The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for the money which will be spent on four brand new electric buses as well as infrastructure expenses and other miscellaneous costs over the next two years.

June 7th, 1:42 PM EDT by Connor Freidhoff
Wegmans pepperoni recalled over metal contamination

Wegmans pepperoni recalled over metal contamination

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) -- Wegmans Italian Classics Uncured Pepperoni has been recalled by the chain because it may contain possible metal foreign material. According to Wegmans, the recalled pepperonis have a best by date of August 28, 2024 or August 29,

June 3rd, 4:37 PM EDT by Kurt Martone
47th Annual Ithaca Festival draws in thousands

47th Annual Ithaca Festival draws in thousands

The Commons in Ithaca came alive for the 47th Annual Ithaca Festival. Thousands of people attended the three day event, and many see it as an unofficial kick-off to the summer season.

June 2nd, 7:25 PM EDT by Morrissey Walsh
Southern Tier Farmers Markets Return just in Time for the Summer Sunshine

Southern Tier Farmers Markets Return just in Time for the Summer Sunshine

Summer 2024 is under 19 days away from welcoming in the season of sunshine and farmers markets in the Southern Tier. Farmers Markets are happening across Upstate New York like Tompkins, Chemung and Steuben Counties. 

June 2nd, 11:40 PM EDT by Max Coven
Tompkins County Man Arrested for Alleged Burglary, Larceny

Tompkins County Man Arrested for Alleged Burglary, Larceny

On Saturday, June 1st, the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 100 block of College Avenue around 4:45 p.m., for a report of a recent burglary.

June 2nd, 2:47 AM EDT by Linsey Madison
Popular Ithaca Festival returns for the weekend

Popular Ithaca Festival returns for the weekend

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The popular Ithaca Festival has returned to the city with the theme “Let The Sunshine In!”. The free event is set to run Friday through Sunday. The festival kicked off with a parade through Cayuga Street Thursday evening

May 30th, 9:01 PM EDT by Kurt Martone
Pride Returns to the Twin Tiers this Week

Pride Returns to the Twin Tiers this Week

As June arrives in less than six days the Twin Tiers are set to celebrate Pride Month with a series of events, bringing the communities together here at home and worldwide. Here's a look at the key Pride events happening in the region.

May 26th, 11:51 PM EDT by Max Coven
Cornell University encampment protest taken down

Cornell University encampment protest taken down

After eighteen days, the encampment protest at Cornell University is coming to an end. The encampment was set up by the Coalition for Mutual Liberation, in protest of the war in Gaza.

May 14th, 4:58 PM EDT by Morrissey Walsh
Cornell Students Liberated Zone Shutting Down Monday Night

Cornell Students Liberated Zone Shutting Down Monday Night

Nearly one month after Cornell University Students established a liberated zone to protest the war in Gaza, the Coalition for Mutual Liberation announced they will close Monday, May 13th.

May 12th, 9:55 PM EDT by Max Coven
NYSP: College Student Airlifted After Being Hit By Car

NYSP: College Student Airlifted After Being Hit By Car

According to New York State Police, a college student was LifeFlighted after he was hit by a car around 1:30 a.m. on May 4th.

May 7th, 1:12 PM EDT
Experience a fresh way to checkout books at the Tompkins Co. Public Library

Experience a fresh way to checkout books at the Tompkins Co. Public Library

There is a new way to checkout your next read at the Tompkins Co. Library, and the experience is simple and made for everyone.

April 12th, 5:55 PM EDT by Max Coven
Roadblock Continues in Horseheads as NYSP, FBI, Local Authorities Remove Hazardous Materials

Roadblock Continues in Horseheads as NYSP, FBI, Local Authorities Remove Hazardous Materials

3PM UPDATE 11/14/23 -- Horseheads and New York State Police have re-opened a portion of the closed off area near Hanover Square. South Main Street is now open, from the square to John Street.

November 14th, 7:13 PM EST by Renata Stiehl
Cornell University Student in custody after allegedly posting anti-Semitic threats

Cornell University Student in custody after allegedly posting anti-Semitic threats

21-year-old Patrick Dai was arrested Monday and is now in the custody of the Broome County Sheriff's office. Students are still grappling with the violent, Anti-Semitic messages posted to an online forum over the last weekend in October.

November 1st, 9:10 PM EDT by Max Coven
The First Congregational Church of Ithaca offers sanctuary to immigrants seeking asylum

The First Congregational Church of Ithaca offers sanctuary to immigrants seeking asylum

As the migrant crisis unfolds across the country, one local church is taking in a family of asylum seekers. The FCCI held a press conference to introduce the sanctuary guests, who are going through the legal channels to gain asylum in the United States.

October 25th, 12:19 AM EDT by Morrissey Walsh
Victim Identified in Tompkins Co. Crash

Victim Identified in Tompkins Co. Crash

First responders respond to motor vehicle accident that occurred yesterday afternoon.

July 18th, 8:38 PM EDT
Police Searching Newfield in Connection to Missing Ithaca Man

Police Searching Newfield in Connection to Missing Ithaca Man

Multiple police officers with Ithaca Police and New York State Police are on scene in Newfield, in connection to the investigation of a man who went missing in Ithaca last month.

June 2nd, 6:49 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
American Airlines to End Service to Ithaca
American Airlines to End Service to Ithaca

American Airlines is ending service to and from Ithaca, effective September 7th.

Ithaca Ballet to present "Snow White" this weekend
Ithaca Ballet to present "Snow White" this weekend

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The curtain is set to rise on Ithaca Ballet's original production of Snow White this weekend. Based on the original Brothers Grimm fairytale, Ithaca Ballet's production of Snow White is danced to the original choreography and music

Shooting Victim Dies, Suspect Search Continues
Shooting Victim Dies, Suspect Search Continues

Ithaca police say the victim of the March 20th shooting has died from their injuries.

Ithaca College Introduces 10th President
Ithaca College Introduces 10th President

Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish became the 10th president of Ithaca College in the institution's 129 year history.

NYS extends mask mandate to Feb. 10
NYS extends mask mandate to Feb. 10

ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday the State will extend its indoor mask mandate for businesses through Feb. 10. Hochul made the announcement during a Long Island press briefing on winter storm emergency preparations, accor

Opponents of Greenidge Plant call for NYS to have moratorium on bitcoin mining
Opponents of Greenidge Plant call for NYS to have moratorium on bitcoin mining

Burdett, NY (WENY)-- Local leaders who live on Seneca Lake, held a press conference on Monday, as the continued to push for New York State to deny the Greenidge Power Plant it's air permit. Joseph Campbell, who is the President of Seneca Lake Guardian, sa

Open letter opposing Cornell University's vaccine mandate receives more than 900 signatures
Open letter opposing Cornell University's vaccine mandate receives more than 900 signatures

An open letter to Cornell University opposing the school's vaccine mandate received over 700 signatures. According to The Ithaca Voice, the letter addresses University President Martha Pollack and the Cornell Board of Trustees. On behalf of 783 students,

Yates County Planning Board votes to not recommend Greenidge site plan
Yates County Planning Board votes to not recommend Greenidge site plan

Torrey, NY (WENY) -- The Yates County Planning Board on Thursday saw an application for a site plan involving a bitcoin mining factory and the plan to build several small facilities next to it.The application, involving the site plan includes building multiple equipment housing units on cement slabs. After much back and forth between the people of Torrey and a lawyer representing Greenidge Generation the board voted to not recommend the site plan for the expansion to the property. The...