Community Rallies Around Yackel Family

Community Rallies Around Yackel Family

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- We've been keeping you updated on Allie Yackel and Aasen May, two girls who are both continuing with their recovery efforts following separate tonsillectomy procedures gone wrong, at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Earlier today, a pancake breakfast benefit was organized by Allie's family, being hosted by the East Hill Fire department on Jerusalem Hill. Hundreds of residents from the area came out to show their support for Allie, and to...

Local man performs in Something Rotten! at the Clemens Center

Local man performs in Something Rotten! at the Clemens Center

A comedy musical with a Shakespearean twist is playing Tuesday night at Elmira's Clemens Center.

Tioga County sees improvement in New York State Health Outcomes report

Tioga County sees improvement in New York State Health Outcomes report

The Tioga County, New York Public Health Department announced Tuesday the county ranked 27 out of 62 counties in New York State for Health Outcomes. 

Man accused of killing mother, toddler back in Wayne County court

Man accused of killing mother, toddler back in Wayne County court

The man accused of killing a young mother and her son in Wayne County last year was in court Monday morning. 

2 dead, multiple injuries in charter bus crash in Virginia

2 dead, multiple injuries in charter bus crash in Virginia

Authorities in Virginia say two people are dead and others are injured after a charter bus overturned on an Interstate 95

Report: Hiring by small businesses in New York topped national pace

Report: Hiring by small businesses in New York topped national pace

A new report says small businesses across New York state have increased employment slightly faster than the national pace.

NY considers medication-assisted opioid treatment in all lockups

NY considers medication-assisted opioid treatment in all lockups

New York state is considering providing medication-assisted treatment to all prison and jail inmates struggling with opioid addiction.

Wellsboro Wants to Win America's Main Streets contest

Wellsboro Wants to Win America's Main Streets contest

Wellsboro wants to be named the winner of the 2019 "America's Main Streets" contest. 

Chemung Co. Legislature hires attorney for lawsuit

Chemung Co. Legislature hires attorney for lawsuit

In a special meeting, the Chemung County Legislature voted to hire an Albany-based lawyer to represent the full body legislature in a lawsuit brought by Chemung County Executive Chris Moss. 

New project in Tompkins Co. aims to create strong workforce, community

New project in Tompkins Co. aims to create strong workforce, community

Leaders in Tompkins County launch a new project called 'Live in Ithaca' with a goal of creating a strong workforce and community. 

Controversial NYS farming bill raises red flags in Southern Tier

Controversial NYS farming bill raises red flags in Southern Tier

A bill proposal called the "Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act" to help make things fair for immigrant workers. According to one local lawmaker, he says this bill could be devastating to area farms.

Senior adviser at Federal Student Aid office chosen as Mansfield University's next president

Senior adviser at Federal Student Aid office chosen as Mansfield University's next president

 After an extensive search, Mansfield University officially has a new president. 

The Latest: Pediatrician gets 79 years for assaults on kids

The Latest: Pediatrician gets 79 years for assaults on kids

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician has been sentenced to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients.   

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group pleaded not guilty on Monday to newly filed child pornography charges at a hearing where it became clear that his co-defendants are trying to avoid going to trial with him next month.    

Nick Offerman to perform in Rochester this fall

Nick Offerman to perform in Rochester this fall

Actor and comedian Nick Offerman will be making a stop in Rochester during his live show tour this fall. 

Kirsten Gillibrand officially jumps into 2020 race, teases speech at Trump hotel in New York

Kirsten Gillibrand officially jumps into 2020 race, teases speech at Trump hotel in New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially jumped in the 2020 presidential race on Sunday by declaring her Democratic candidacy with a campaign video titled "Brave Wins." 

Pennsylvania prisons to implement system-wide tobacco ban

Pennsylvania prisons to implement system-wide tobacco ban

Pennsylvania's prison system is banning all tobacco products inside every facility's secure perimeter, starting July 1.

Filming For Upcoming Movie Wraps up in Montour Falls

Filming For Upcoming Movie Wraps up in Montour Falls

Production crews just wrapped up filming on Main Street in Montour Falls for the upcoming flick "Drunk Bus."

Man Shot on Gray Street Sunday Night, Police Search For Suspect

Man Shot on Gray Street Sunday Night, Police Search For Suspect

Elmira Police are investigating a shooting on Gray Street Sunday night that put one man in the hospital.

Local NYS lawmakers call for public hearings on controversial farming bill

Local NYS lawmakers call for public hearings on controversial farming bill

Two local New York State lawmakers are calling on state leaders to hold statewide public hearings on a bill they say could drive many family farms out of business. 

New World Record for the Largest Human Shamrock

New World Record for the Largest Human Shamrock

ELMIRA, N.Y.(WENY)-- After months of planning, a community of people gathered in Eldridge park at 10:00 a.m. this morning to create the worlds largest human shamrock.

A Super Party for a Super Boy

A Super Party for a Super Boy

SPENCER-VAN ETTEN, N.Y.(WENY)-- On Saturday March 16th, a young boy named Liam Hickey got to become a superhero for a day. Liam's school and community came together and organized a superhero party all in Liam's honor. Liam is only four years old and has already gone through a whole lot in his life so far. "Liam's been diagnosed with a very rare form of skeletal dysplasia. So basically, even though he's four years old, his bone age is newborn. So as he was growing, he actually c...

Burglary at the South Hill Business Campus

Burglary at the South Hill Business Campus

Officials in Tompkins County are asking for the public's help following a burglary.

Report of Shots Fired in Elmira

Report of Shots Fired in Elmira

Police in Elmira are investigating a late-night report of gunfire downtown.

NY legislation would mandate sex abuse awareness in schools

NY legislation would mandate sex abuse awareness in schools

Supporters of a bill to require schools to offer education on sexual abuse awareness are returning to Albany to make another push.