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Watkins Glen resident named HUNT president

HUNT Engineers and Architects recently named Chris Bond, of Watkins Glen, as the third president in the Horseheads company’s 44-year history. Bond takes over leadership from Dan Bower, who will remain as CEO and chief strategic officer. He will manage the daily operations of the firm while Bower foc


A man was sentenced to 'weekends in jail' and 10 years probation after being found guilty of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter

Shawn Wheeler, 33, was sentenced Thursday for sexually abusing his 13-year-old step-daughter. Wheeler faced a maximum sentence of 7 years in state prison, with 10 years post-release supervision, but Judge Dennis Morris instead sentenced him to "weekends in jail," according to a statement from the Sc


Schuyler County appoints assistant attorney at February 11 meeting

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman has announced his appointment of Vinton Bovier Stevens, an Elmira native, as an Assistant County Attorney. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Schuyler County Legislature at its February 11 meeting.


NY lawmakers concerned about flooding as Lake Ontario water levels rise

The two state legislators who represent shoreline communities in Cayuga and Wayne counties worry that there will be a repeat of 2017 as Lake Ontario water levels continue to rise.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Harrington Wins on Day Two of Liberty Leagues

ITHACA, N.Y. – — SophomoreDavis Harrington won the one-meter boards as the Union College men's swimming and diving team remains in fourth place after day two of the Liberty League Championship.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Cortland Couple Arrested in Kingsley Avenue Drug Raid

A Cortland couple faces several felony counts following a narcotics search. Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say the investigation is continuing but a search February 15 of a home on Kingsley Avenue in the Town of Cortlandville has turned up 10 grams of heroin, a gram of crack cocaine, a gram of


18 News Special Report: Who killed Mary Theresa Simpson? Part Two

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - It was a cold March day in 1964. The ground on Combs Hill in Chemung County was covered with light snow when a passerby found the unthinkable: the body of a 12-year-old Elmira girl reported missing just a few days earlier. She was covered with rocks and debris. That girl was Ma


NYSEG To Conduct Mandated Natural Gas Safety Inspections

NYSEG and Avangrid are advising residents that natural gas safety inspections are now being conducted in our area. NYSEG says its currently working in Auburn, Geneva, Elmira, Binghamton, Ithaca, and throughout the RG&E Divisions.


Ithaca Bank Robbed, Ithaca Man Arrested

On Wednesday at 11:11 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff deputies responded to the Tompkins Trust Company on Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing for a reported bank robbery. A weapon was not displayed and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.


Agava: Southwestern staple provides light dining enjoyment

If you have lived in Ithaca for a while, you’ve likely become inured to restaurants opening and closing on the same site, sometimes quite frequently. Agava is an apt example. Its first incarnation was The Depot, followed by Coyote Loco, Olivia’s and then, in April 2012, changed to its current name.


Chemung County Sheriff's office searching for WalMart customer in relation to missing cash

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) - The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman connected to a missing envelope containing cash. The envelope was at the electronics section at the Horseheads WalMart on County Route 64, in the Town of Horseheads, on February 20, 2


James M. Fair-O'Neil wanted by Elmira Police

ELMIRA, N.Y (18 NEWS) - James M. Fair-O'Neil is wanted by the Elmira Police Department. Fair-O'Neil is charged with criminal purchase of a weapon. Fair-O'Neil is 30 years old. Fair-O'Neil has brown hair and hazel eyes.


Indictment Thrown Out In Sex Abuse Conviction Of Former Dance Teacher

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - An appellate court has dismissed the indictment against Samantha Stone Werkheiser, the Waverly dance teacher who asconvicted in 2017 for sexually abusing a child between the ages of 6 and 8 years old. The decision, filed on Thursday, says the trial never should have happened, due


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Ithaca police investigating recent rash of car windows being smashed

ITHACA, N.Y. — Several people in Ithaca have reported that their car windows were smashed this week, and a car was stolen. No arrests have been made in connection with the incidents yet, but Ithaca police are investigating.


Horseheads Devin Woodworth on the brink of history

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) - This weekend, history could be made. Horseheads standout wrestler and three-time Section IV champion, Devin Woodworth, has the opportunity to become the school's all-time wins leader at states in Albany. With two wins, Woodworth will eclipse Rick Webster's all-time mark of


Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York

(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer