N.Y. minimum wage phase-in to continue in 2020 following economic analysis

N.Y. minimum wage phase-in to continue in 2020 following economic analysis

In Long Island and Westchester, the minimum wage will increase to $13 on December 31. In the remainder of the state, it will increase to $11.80.

NY commission drops investigation into advocate's billboards

NY commission drops investigation into advocate's billboards

Sullivan called the investigation “abusive." She says she was assaulted by a teacher two decades ago.

Renewable energy groups push NY to put a price on carbon

Renewable energy groups push NY to put a price on carbon

Carbon pricing could slightly raise electricity prices for consumers in its first few years, but environmental groups say prices will eventually drop.

Dryden to hold vote on $3 million Capital Improvement Project Tuesday

Dryden to hold vote on $3 million Capital Improvement Project Tuesday

The project would also include a new sound system and drainage improvements at the field, and interior corridor safety improvements across the district.

Pennsylvania man charged in connection to theater shooting

Pennsylvania man charged in connection to theater shooting

One man is dead and anther victim in the hospital after a shooting at a movie theater in Pennsylvania.

PFAS water contamination not widespread, Pennsylvania says

PFAS water contamination not widespread, Pennsylvania says

Wolf's administration said Thursday that one of 96 sites sampled tested above the federal health advisory level for two PFAS chemicals.

Gov. Cuomo announces $14 million Farmland Protection initiative

Gov. Cuomo announces $14 million Farmland Protection initiative

The grant program will assist eligible farmers with production, conservation, and diversification.

NY bail reforms lead to court date for Harvey Weinstein

NY bail reforms lead to court date for Harvey Weinstein

The hearing is one of many courts have scheduled across the state in advance of an overhaul of the state's rules for setting bail for criminal defendants.

Mother of missing man looks to take his story nationally

Mother of missing man looks to take his story nationally

 Nieko Lisi went missing at the end of September in 2011. Since then his mother, Monica Button of Jasper, has been looking for him. 

Police: Two arrested after drugs found in Gibson home

Police: Two arrested after drugs found in Gibson home

Two people were arrested after police say drugs and cash were found in a home Thursday evening in Gibson. 

Millport couple indicted on 80 combined charges after allegedly sexually abusing teen

Millport couple indicted on 80 combined charges after allegedly sexually abusing teen

A Chemung County husband and wife have been indicted by a grand jury on nearly 80 charges combined for allegedly sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl. 

Governor, Advocates Pushing For Probation Reform in PA

Governor, Advocates Pushing For Probation Reform in PA

National advocates for probation reform met in the Pennsylvania Capitol recently to continue pushing for what they call “commonsense” probation laws. Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers joined them, calling on the Legislature to address the issue.

Police investigating hit and run after pedestrian hit in West Elmira

Police investigating hit and run after pedestrian hit in West Elmira

Police in West Elmira are investigating a hit and run that involved a pedestrian around midnight on Thursday. 

EPD investigating after shots fired from Spaulding Street home

EPD investigating after shots fired from Spaulding Street home

Two people were arrested after police responded to reports of shots fired in the City of Elmira Thursday morning. 

Cameron Manufacturing and Design lays off 50 employees

Cameron Manufacturing and Design lays off 50 employees

Cameron Manufacturing and Design in Horseheads laid off 50 workers Wednesday, CEO and President Matthew Sharpe confirmed to WENY News. 

Big Phatdaddy's BBQ in Horseheads set to close

Big Phatdaddy's BBQ in Horseheads set to close

 According to their Facebook page, Big Phatdaddy's BBQ in Horseheads is closing down. 

Sites around New York receive historic preservation awards

Sites around New York receive historic preservation awards

In Elmira, Libertad was announced as one of the award recipients. The former Jones Court Public Housing was named after John W. Jones, a former slave who settled in Elmira and helped other escape via the underground railroad.

Bishop Scharfenberger steps in following resignation of Bishop Malone

Bishop Scharfenberger steps in following resignation of Bishop Malone

Scharfenberger said restoring trust in the church will take time and more than simple actions.  He encouraged people not to group all people in the church as the same.

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

Attorneys general representing about half the states said CEO Craig Landau should not receive the pay bump in part because he is named as a defendant in a handful of the 2,700 lawsuits the company is facing over its role in the opioid crisis.

Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce highlights upcoming holiday events

Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce highlights upcoming holiday events

Watkins Glen is getting in the Christmas spirit with several upcoming events this holiday season. 

Police warn Bradford County residents of a housing scam

Police warn Bradford County residents of a housing scam

Some houses for sale in the Bradford County area have been advertised as being available "for rent."

Upstate NY police say they won't enforce anti-harassment law

Upstate NY police say they won't enforce anti-harassment law

Critics say the law is unconstitutionally vague and could be enforced disproportionately against minority populations.

Hornell Superintendent recalls school district's reaction the night of the colossal fire

Hornell Superintendent recalls school district's reaction the night of the colossal fire

"What seemed to be small ways by those in the community made a huge impact for those that literally lost everything."

BREAKING: Reports of active shooter, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on lockdown

BREAKING: Reports of active shooter, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on lockdown

WENY sister station, KITV says the entire Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is currently on lockdown, according to a Navy military service member.  

Local group searching for volunteers to lay wreaths for fallen veterans

Local group searching for volunteers to lay wreaths for fallen veterans

The FFA chapter at the Wellsboro High school is giving back this year by partnering with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at the Wellsboro Cemetery. But they need your help laying wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans.