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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


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


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 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


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.


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.”


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


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.


Family pets lost in log home fire

GROVE — A family lost three beloved dogs in an afternoon blaze that consumed its log cabin home. On Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., firefighters were toned out for a house fire at 10319 Blakley Road in the Town of Grove in the northeast corner of Allegany County.


New York lawmakers propose bill to ban raffling guns, alcohol

NEW YORK (WETM) - Lawmakers in New York have proposed a ban on raffling guns and alcohol in games of chance. Bill A01413 is sponsored by Jo Anne Simon and co-sponsored by 25 other lawmakers. They cite gun violence as the justification for the bill.


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


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


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


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.


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


Ice jam prompts flood warning for part of Steuben County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Steuben County due to an ice jam on the Cohocton River near the hamlet of Campbell. At 11:41 a.m., the ice jam was causing the river to rise significantly, the Weather Service said.


PHOTO: House fire in Conesus

Firefighters from six departments responded to a house fire in Conesus on Wednesday afternoon. The fire at 6571 Hoes Hill Rd., Conesus, was reported about 1:45 p.m. Feb. 13 and brought firefighters from Conesus, Sparta, Springwater, Groveland, Dansville and East Avon.


In Your Opinion: Clear barriers to Tesla in upstate New York

What do Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia and Mini all have in common? They are all cars produced by foreign companies with dealerships in upstate New York.


Commissioners recognize Knoxville man for earning PEMA certification

Tioga County commissioners recognized Carl Cox of Knoxville, for earning his local advanced emergency management coordinator certification from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Administration for Knoxville during their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13.


Valentine’s Day Couples: Sports brought Dansville couple together

Sports has been a constant theme running through the relationship of Kimberly Levee and Tyler Koch of Dansville. Their story began during a softball game Aug. 12, 2017, at Babcock Park in Dansville and has continued through pick-up basketball games, volleyball, and even shuffleboard and snowboarding