Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others

Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others

 A town official says a propane gas explosion has destroyed a building in Farmington, Maine, and killed a firefighter.

Nearly 50,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America's biggest automaker

Nearly 50,000 UAW workers go on strike against GM, America's biggest automaker

The United Auto Workers union went out on strike against General Motors Sunday night, the first work stoppage in the US auto industry in 12 years.

Pennsylvania police investigate deadly crash in Towanda

Pennsylvania police investigate deadly crash in Towanda

Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a deadly crash. According to a press release, Jacob Anderson was driving a side-by-side UTV when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over. 

New York board approves 242 megawatt wind farm

New York board approves 242 megawatt wind farm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A wind farm with up to 68 turbines in Steuben County has been approved by New York's Electric Generation Siting Board. The 242 megawatt Baron Winds project will be built in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont and Wayland. It will connect with the state's electrical grid through New York State Electric and Gas transmission lines.    

'Gold Out' game to benefit two local children with cancer

'Gold Out' game to benefit two local children with cancer

Friday, September 20th, is the homecoming football game at Athens Area High School. But it's more than just a game as the community rallies around two local children, Seeley and Ariah, who both have cancer. It'll be called the 'Gold Out' game versus Athens and Canton.

Bradford Co. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing a child

Bradford Co. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing a child

 A Bradford County man arrested for being involved in photographing or filming a sex act with a minor has pleaded guilty. 

College Students Discuss Food Insecurity With Wolf Admin. Officials

College Students Discuss Food Insecurity With Wolf Admin. Officials

After helping to kick off Hunger Action Month last week, First Lady Frances Wolf sat down with college students to learn more about the issue of food insecurity college students are facing.

The Latest: Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

The Latest: Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college scam

 The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local):    

US finds contaminant in popular heartburn drug

US finds contaminant in popular heartburn drug

U.S. health officials are investigating low levels of a potentially dangerous contaminant in the popular heartburn medication Zantac and related drugs. 

Leader of the Pack Challenge takes over Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Leader of the Pack Challenge takes over Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Elmira Heights, NY (WENY) -- A competition unlike any other was held at Foodbank of the Southern Tier in Elmira Heights. The winner got a trophy but the ultimate prize went to thousands of kids across the southern tier region, who would otherwise go hungry. Three, two, one, a loud honk is heard, that reverberates through the warehouse of the foodbank.

This Week in Wine Country: The Windmill Farm and Craft Market - September 14, 2019

This Week in Wine Country: The Windmill Farm and Craft Market - September 14, 2019

This Week in Wine Country, WENY's Renata Stiehl and Laury Ward with Finger Lakes Wine Country visit The Windmill Farm and Craft Market in Penn Yan.  

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

A federal appeals court in New York has restored a lawsuit by restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution.

Family: Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies

Family: Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies

The family of rock Star Eddie Money says he has died at 70.    

Former barbecue restaurant owner pleads guilty to petit larceny

Former barbecue restaurant owner pleads guilty to petit larceny

 The owner of a former Horseheads barbecue restaurant has pleaded guilty to petit larceny charges. Andrew Sample, who used to own “Sample This BBQ”, will face a year of parole and must pay restitution. 

Steuben County Public Health officials urge residents to stop vaping

Steuben County Public Health officials urge residents to stop vaping

Steuben County Public Health officials are urging all resident to stop using e-cigarettes or vaping devices immediately.

Alvonsey Manigault III indicted in connection with Elmira standoff

Alvonsey Manigault III indicted in connection with Elmira standoff

The Elmira resident who was arrested in connection with shots fired and an early morning standoff last month has been indicted.

Tracy Mitrano announces 2020 congressional run

Tracy Mitrano announces 2020 congressional run

It was a packed house Thursday night as Tracy Mitrano announced she'll be running for congress next year. She brought up issues she'll be campaigning on like affordable healthcare, education, and student debt.

Bath VA raises awareness for suicide prevention

Bath VA raises awareness for suicide prevention

BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - The month of September is known as National Suicide Prevention Month. For several years now, the Bath VA Medical Center has been honored for raising awareness for suicide prevention.  With this week being Suicide Prevention Week, the Bath VA Medical Center hosted their annual event for veterans and their families, as well as the public. On Thursday, the Bath VA held their "Power of One Walk" and their VA and Community Provider event. More than 40 VA...

Propane emergency training held in Schuyler County

Propane emergency training held in Schuyler County

Over the past three days, around 50 professionals have gone through intensive training on how to handle propane emergencies. Experts say the facility in Schuyler County offers something not found anywhere else in the state. 

PA BrainSTEPS Program Helps Students With Brain Injuries

PA BrainSTEPS Program Helps Students With Brain Injuries

With Fall sports in full action, officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health want to make sure athletes, coaches, and parents are aware of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs.

Legionnaires' cases up to 11 in Chemung County

Legionnaires' cases up to 11 in Chemung County

The Chemung County Department of Health has confirmed to WENY News that the number of Legionnaires' cases in the county is now up to 11. 

Tioga County, NY man indicted after being accused of murdering 8-month-old daughter

Tioga County, NY man indicted after being accused of murdering 8-month-old daughter

The Tioga County, New York man accused of murdering his 8-month-old daughter last summer has been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder, according to our media partner The Star Gazette.

16 pets dead after fire in the Town of Bath

16 pets dead after fire in the Town of Bath

 16 pets are dead and one person is injured after a fire in the Town of Bath, according to the owner of the home.

Diocese of Rochester files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Diocese of Rochester files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Less than a month after dozens of sex abuse lawsuits were filed against clergy members, the Diocese of Rochester has filed for bankruptcy. 

Wolf Administration working to close the gender pay gap

Wolf Administration working to close the gender pay gap

According to Wolf's Administration, in Pennsylvania, women working full-time are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to a male, and the gap is even wider for women of color.