Spotlighting Excellence: Celebrating Black History Month with a Talent Showcase

Spotlighting Excellence: Celebrating Black History Month with a Talent Showcase

On Friday night there was an unforgettable celebration of talent and heritage for Black History Month. Kids and adults performed at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center annual event.

February 16th, 10:47 PM EST by Max Coven
Cayuga Health contributed $675 million to local economy, per report

Cayuga Health contributed $675 million to local economy, per report

The breakdown of the report showed how both Cayuga hospitals combine to provide over 3500 jobs in Schuyler and Tompkins counties.

February 15th, 3:51 PM EST by Connor Freidhoff
Ithaca College to test campus sirens Thursday

Ithaca College to test campus sirens Thursday

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Ithaca College will test their outdoor warning sirens Thursday at Noon. The college advises that residents in the area will likely hear the siren tone and a loudspeaker announcing that it is just a test. Ithaca College says the test

February 14th, 9:19 AM EST by Kurt Martone
Ithaca Police: Body found under bridge, investigation underway

Ithaca Police: Body found under bridge, investigation underway

The 37-year-old man was identified, but his name is being withheld until his next of kin has been notified.

February 13th, 4:31 PM EST by Nick Quattrini
Community outreach opportunities for NYS students expanding to more universities

Community outreach opportunities for NYS students expanding to more universities

A grant program that supports Cornell University students looking to make a difference is expanding beyond the campus, as two more New York universities will be able to provide their students with a chance to make a difference.

February 9th, 6:49 PM EST by Connor Freidhoff
Cayuga Health expands to the Ithaca Mall

Cayuga Health expands to the Ithaca Mall

Cayuga Health is expanding its horizons for patients to receive care at the Ithaca Mall. The improvements to this new facility were made to prioritize patient care.

February 9th, 6:17 PM EST by Alexandra Deryn
Tompkins County Public Library partners with Cornell University to hold free tax prep sessions

Tompkins County Public Library partners with Cornell University to hold free tax prep sessions

Tompkins County Public Library has partnered with Cornell University to offer information tax preparation sessions from now until April 13th.

February 3rd, 10:17 AM EST by Connor Freidhoff
More than $250,000 awarded to projects in Tompkins and Cortland Counties to support local invasive species prevention projects

More than $250,000 awarded to projects in Tompkins and Cortland Counties to support local invasive species prevention projects

It was announced on Tuesday that over $250,00 in state funding has been awarded to Tompkins and Cortland Counties to support local invasive species prevention projects. 

January 30th, 9:29 PM EST by Morrissey Walsh
Local audiology practice sold to Timeless Hearing

Local audiology practice sold to Timeless Hearing

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Southern Tier Audiology, based in Elmira, along with its parent company Cortland Hearing Aids, have been sold to Timeless Hearing. "I couldn’t ask for a better situation to step into, and I take seriously the responsibility to

January 30th, 7:44 AM EST by Kurt Martone
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine hosting Spay Day in February

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine hosting Spay Day in February

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine hosting Spay Day in February

January 30th, 7:05 AM EST by Dan Berman
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile hauled its buns to Ithaca

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile hauled its buns to Ithaca

People in Ithaca flocked the Wienermobile at the BJ's Wholesale Club parking to get a look at the world's biggest hot dog.

January 25th, 6:49 PM EST by Alexandra Deryn
Statewide grants given out to support invasive species prevention

Statewide grants given out to support invasive species prevention

ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State has given out almost $3 million in grants to support invasive species prevention projects statewide. Some of that money is going to the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District to prevent the spread of inv

January 25th, 8:39 AM EST by Kurt Martone
Tompkins Co. Legislator eyes Sen. Lea Webb's seat

Tompkins Co. Legislator eyes Sen. Lea Webb's seat

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WENY) -- Mike Sigler, who has been a Tompkins County Legislator for 14 years, announced Wednesday he is running as a Republican for New York's 52nd Senate District. Lea Webb, a Democrat who currently holds the seat, won re-election in 2022

January 25th, 4:16 AM EST by Kurt Martone
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 by Dan Berman
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
Local mental health advocates bring awareness to rising depression, suicide rates

Local mental health advocates bring awareness to rising depression, suicide rates

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new survey published by Gallup revealed an alarming rise in depression among Americans. According to the survey, 29% of adults said they have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. Another 17.8% are depressed

May 31st, 10:41 AM EDT
Abducted Ithaca Woman Killed Following in Shootout With Police in Virginia

Abducted Ithaca Woman Killed Following in Shootout With Police in Virginia

Virginia State Police say 34-year-old Tatiana David of Ithaca was killed when her alleged abductor got in a shootout with police after crashing on I-95 in Virginia Wednesday evening.

April 13th, 2:08 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl & Benjamin C. Klein
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...