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BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Man charged with attempted aggravated cruelty to animals in Corning

CORNING (WBNG) — The Corning Police Department arrested a man for alleged attempted animal cruelty on February 14 in the town of Corning. Authorities say on February 4, 55-year-old Thomas J. Savino of Corning contacted the Corning Police Department claiming he had been bitten by a dog on Baker Stree


Ask the Manager: Steuben County receives $180K grant

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - Steuben County received about $180,000 in grant money from 9-1-1 cell phone surcharges. Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler said New York State typically embargoes a vast majority of this surcharge money for their own purposes rather than funding local 9-1-1 costs.


Man Sentenced in Waterloo Double Homicide

The sentence is life without parole for a man convicted in last summer's ambush shootings of his ex-girlfriend, and her friend, in Waterloo. Emerson “John” Tohafjian did not speak at his sentencing today in Seneca County.


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.


Andreatta: Steuben County woman wants Ricola to cough up $5 million

There is a tidal wave of class-action food labeling litigation flooding federal courts right now, led by lawyers looking to cash in on subjective interpretations of marketing terms like “natural” and “healthy.”


Deputies: Seneca Falls man arrested a second time for raping a child

Seneca Falls, N.Y. – A Seneca Falls man raped a child under the age of 11 multiple times in the Town of Tyre, Seneca County Sheriff’s deputies allege. Scott Davis had previously been arrested in December for rape, criminal sex act and child endangerment. Those charges stem from the alleged rape of a


Three Steuben County residents arrested on animal cruelty charges

HOWARD, N.Y. (WETM) - Thirty-nine animals were turned over to shelters and animal control after a tip resulted in the arrest of three people associated with Triple R Mountain Spring Farm.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Southeast Steuben County Library now "fine free" for kids and teens

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - The Southeast Steuben County Library is offering a new program that will eliminate late fees and fines on overdue materials checked out from the kids and teen areas.


Neighbors Worry About Safety as Elmira Lacks Fire­fighters

The West Elmira fire department is struggling to fill its ranks, and neighbors are worried about their safety. In the past month, more than 15 firefighters have quit the volunteer department. Former member William Michalko says he was fired unfairly on January 10th.


Steuben Co. men left dozens of dogs and a cat in the cold, without food: Deputies

Howard, N.Y. - Three men from Steuben County have been arrested on animal cruelty after Sheriff's deputies say they left several animals in the cold without food or shelter. Donald Rush, 58, 65-year-old-Gary Rush and 69- year-old Garner Rush of Howard, New York are each charged with overdriving, tor


More winter weather on the way; winter storm watch includes Steuben County

A storm system will bring a wintry mix to the region Monday night through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Initially the precipitation will begin as snow Monday night and Tuesday morning, with several inches accumulating before mixing with sleet/freezing rain Tuesday, then event


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Chemung County looking to woo Amazon to the Twin Tiers.

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Chemung County is looking to persuade the online giant to set its new headquarters in the county after Amazon pulled out of its proposed Long Island City headquarters.


Winter Storm Warnings no longer in effect, Winter Weather Advisories issued

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - National Weather Service in Binghamton and State College cancels Winter Storm Warnings. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHERE...In Pennsylvania, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northern Wayne, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike and Southern Wayne count


Chemung County Sheriff: Man Posing As Utility Worker Trying to Get Into Homes

The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a man posing as a utility worker who is trying to get into homes. Deputies say a man dressed like a utility worker went to a woman's home in Pine City Monday.


House passes Owlett bill requiring better care of veterans’ graves

In an effort to better honor and show respect for all of the state’s fallen veterans, Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has co-sponsored legislation with Rep. Timothy O’Neal (R-Washington) that would require better upkeep of the graves of Pennsylvania veterans across all of Pennsylvania. T


Painted Post Man Arrested For Grand Larceny

On February 8, 2019, the State Police in Painted Post arrested Joseph W. Canner, age 37 from Painted Post, NY, after he was indicted by a Steuben County Grand Jury for Grand Larceny 2nd , a class C felony, and 1,042 counts of Falsifying Business Records 1st , class E felonies.


State police seize 100 bags of crack cocaine during 390 traffic stop

State Police out of Wayland and Geneseo arrested two motorists on Interstate 390 Monday after a traffic stop and subsequent vehicle search turned up about 100 bags of crack cocaine, according to police.