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Steuben County air given passing grade

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Steuben County, New York received a passing grade from the American Lung Association and was tied for first for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution.


Two Elmira drug ring members sentenced

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Wednesday that Carlito Rios, Jr., 32, of Corning, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of a fentanyl analogue, was sentenced to time served and three years


Steuben County woman charged with felony falsifying business records

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Amber Schoch has been arrested by the Steuben County Sheriff's Office on various offenses, including a class E felony. In January, 2019, Schoch allegedly provided false information to the 211Helpline and received a housing benefit in the amount of $119.98 from the Steub


Bloomberg: Woodstock organizer lists ticket price for Woodstock 50 festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – Several days after ticket sales were delayed, a new report has how much Woodstock 50 tickets could cost. According to a report by Bloomberg, festival organizer Michael Lang said tickets would cost around $450 for the festival, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the o


A new outdoor social restaurant set to open in Corning

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - The Radisson Hotel Corning is prepared to elevate the restaurant and entertainment scenes in the Gaffer District with the opening of a new stylish outdoor dining spot, Market Street Social.


EPD searching for missing vehicle

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The Elmira Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a stolen 2006 green Cadillac DTS similar to the one pictured above. The vehicle has a New York license plate of JAL7533.


Van Etten Toddler’s Death Investigated

New York State Police are investigating the unexplained death of a toddler in Chemung County. Authorities were called to a report of an unresponsive child early April 23 in the Town of Van Etten.


Corning and OtterBox Collaborate to Launch Amplify Screen Protectors

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - Corning Incorporated announced that it has formalized an agreement with OtterBox to market Amplify, a new line of screen protectors for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.


Bridge closing in front of the Bath VA

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - In order to complete some repair work, the Bath VA Medical Center will be closing the front entrance bridge to all vehicle traffic starting on Tuesday, May 28.


2018 SAT scores ranked at 450 Upstate New York public schools

More than 2.1 million students - more than ever before - took the SAT in 2018, according to the College Board, the group that administers the test. Syracuse.com created a searchable database of average 2018 SAT scores for more than 450 Upstate New York public school districts. Enter a school name or


New York State DOT issues travel advisory ahead of construction

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Transportation announced a travel advisory for motorists along Route 390 in the Town of Gates, Monroe County, north of the I-490 interchange.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


19-year-old Elmira man arrested on rape charges following two-year investigation

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A 19-year-old Elmira man has been arrested and charged with rape following a two-year investigation. James Farmer was arrested Tuesday on a Chemung County Superior Court Warrant.


Two severe accidents occur within minutes of each other in Valley

SOUTH WAVERLY — Two automobile accidents occurred within minutes of each other in the South Waverly area on Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:15 p.m. Athens Borough, Athens Township and South Waverly Borough fire crews along with EMS were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersecti


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Horse­heads Police Preparing For Woodstock 50

If one thing is certain with Woodstock 50 this summer, it's that the weekend festival is sure to bring a big crowd. Horseheads Police Department is working with State Police to prepare traffic plans.


Two people arrested after crack cocaine investigation

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) - Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after a no-knock search warrant was executed in the Village of Bath as part of a crack cocaine sale investigation.


Construction of LECOM Building in Elmira Expected to Finish on Time

Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- Construction on the new Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine building has been going on for about three months now. Officials with the school say the building is expected to be completed right on schedule.


Will Pennsylvania legalize recreational marijuana?

MANSFIELD, Pa. (WETM) - The "Keystone" state debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. On Tuesday, the states Lt. Governor made a stop at Mansfield University on his listening tour.