Alleged School Threat Causes Heavy Police Presence in Watkins Glen

Alleged School Threat Causes Heavy Police Presence in Watkins Glen

Heavy police presence was spotted at Watkins Glen Elementary School early Thursday afternoon. No official word has been given on the cause.

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.

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun Law, NRA and Gun Reform Advocates React

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun Law, NRA and Gun Reform Advocates React

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a rainy Thursday morning, the Supreme Court released a major ruling on gun rights. In a six to three decision, the Court struck down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying guns outside the home. New York state was one o

Plans to transform Elmira historic church into sports complex

Plans to transform Elmira historic church into sports complex

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY)-- This historic church has been a staple in the city of Elmira since the 1800s. The steeple of this building is made of brick from top to bottom. It is one of only seven in the U.S. and one of eleven in the world and plans to turn it i

Homeless Awareness Fundraiser at The L this Thursday

Homeless Awareness Fundraiser at The L this Thursday

The L is hosting a Homeless Awareness Fundraiser in Horseheads, tomorrow. Organizer Adam Bunce recognizes the issue of homelessness in Elmira is getting worse.

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.

Senate to Vote on Gun Legislation, Gains Bipartisan Support

Senate to Vote on Gun Legislation, Gains Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time in nearly three decades, Congress could pass major gun reform legislation. The Senate took a step forward on this issue after weeks of bipartisan negotiations. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D- NY) said he want

Outrage at Lawrenceville Council meeting, as residents express concerns

Outrage at Lawrenceville Council meeting, as residents express concerns

LAWRENCEVILLE, PA (WENY)-- Lawrenceville Council and the President have been under fire by some community members. The Council held a special meeting Tuesday evening to vote on appointing a new council member. However, some community members are not happy

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.

Protesters Rally Outside Supreme Court, Waiting on Abortion Rights Decision

Protesters Rally Outside Supreme Court, Waiting on Abortion Rights Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Within the next few days, we can expect the Supreme Court to release their decision on an abortion rights case, which could overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalizes abortions. Protesters on both sides of the abortion rights issue rally out

EPD Investigating shootout in Elmira, one person sent to hospital

EPD Investigating shootout in Elmira, one person sent to hospital

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY)- Police in Elmira are investigating a shootout that happened in broad daylight near West Avenue and West Hudson.It happened around 3:30 pm on the Southside of Elmira. According to Elmira Police Chief Anthony Alvernaz, one person was sh

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.

New York passes landmark voting rights legislation

New York passes landmark voting rights legislation

New York’s governor has signed a law intended to prevent local officials from enacting rules that might suppress people’s voting rights because of their race.

Zero Waste Ithaca Hosts Yard Sale

Zero Waste Ithaca Hosts Yard Sale

One person's trash is another's treasure. Zero Waste Ithaca, an Ithaca grassroots community group, hosted a yard sale to reduce waste. This group's mission is to promote zero waste culture and policies in the city.

Smelly "Corpse Flower" Draws in Visitors to U.S. Botanic Garden

Smelly "Corpse Flower" Draws in Visitors to U.S. Botanic Garden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rare, eight-foot flower known as the “Corpse Flower” is attracting Washington D.C. locals and tourists. The U.S. Botanic G said it’s a unique and smelly experience seeing this plant in person. Taking center stage at

Fauci, CDC Urge Congress to Continue COVID Funding

Fauci, CDC Urge Congress to Continue COVID Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with the CDC, FDA, and Department of Health and Human Services outlined what they need in order to deter COVID and future pandemics. “COVID-19 has killed over a million people in our country, that is an un

Republicans, Democrats Offer Dueling Proposals to Tackle Rising Food and Gas Prices

Republicans, Democrats Offer Dueling Proposals to Tackle Rising Food and Gas Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - We know that families across the nation, including right here at home, are impacted by the rising cost of food and gas prices. Some of our local congressional members are pointing the finger at President Biden’s agriculture polici

Fed attacks inflation with its largest rate hike since 1994

Fed attacks inflation with its largest rate hike since 1994

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce its largest interest rate hike since 1994 — a bigger increase than it had previously signaled and a sign that the central bank is struggling to restrain stubbornly high inflation.

Bipartisan Proposal Aims to Protect Your Data Rights

Bipartisan Proposal Aims to Protect Your Data Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After years of bipartisan discussions, roundtables and feedback, congressional members are looking to protect your data rights. We aired special reports on this very issue that details how companies collect and track your every move onl

Sen. Pat Toomey on Assault Weapons, Gun Reform Framework

Sen. Pat Toomey on Assault Weapons, Gun Reform Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Pat Toomey (R- PA) has been one of the main negotiators in proposed gun legislation. He said this proposed bipartisan gun reform legislation is about making communities safer while keeping the rights of law-abiding Americans. Fo

Congressional Members, Activists Hopeful Proposed Gun Legislation Will Pass Congress

Congressional Members, Activists Hopeful Proposed Gun Legislation Will Pass Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the first time in decades, Congress could pass gun reform legislation. Over the weekend, the bipartisan group of Senators laid out the framework for new gun laws following the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. “To increase

Erie locals walk to D.C. to raise money for local program

Erie locals walk to D.C. to raise money for local program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - From Erie to our nation’s capitol, a father-daughter duo traveled to D.C. by foot. It was all for a good cause. Passing by the crowds of people in Washington, D.C., Erie locals Dan Perritano and his daughter, Emma, who has cerebra

60 Student-Athletes Honored on 2022 WENY Top Drawer team

60 Student-Athletes Honored on 2022 WENY Top Drawer team

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - Since 2006, the Top Drawer has annually honored outstanding student-athlete-citizens. Over 60 student-athletes were honored this year. WENY's Renata Stiehl and Ryan Campbell present the 2022 Top Drawer team. Watkins Glen Daniel E

Political Analyst: January 6 hearing resonates with people across political spectrum

Political Analyst: January 6 hearing resonates with people across political spectrum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack revealed some bombshell details in their first public hearing. Political analysts believe the overall impact of the hearing will resonate with people across the political spectrum. In

January 6 Committee reveals disturbing details of attempted "coup"

January 6 Committee reveals disturbing details of attempted "coup"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Select Committee investigating the January 6th U.S. Capitol attack revealed some disturbing and bombshell details about what led up to the attack in their first public hearing. This Committee’s goal was that if you have any do