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Flash flooding: Underpasses, rivers and streets waterlogged in Southern Tier

Heavy rain will cause rapid rises and possible flash flooding of streams and creeks, overflow of ditches and culverts, and ponding of water on roads, according to theNational Weather Service.

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-08-14 12:46:00

Governor Cuomo issues state of emergency for portions of Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and CNY

ALBANY, N.Y. (PRESS RELEASE) - Governor Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schulyer, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Wayne, Yates, and contiguous counties through August 21, according to his office.

WETM - 2018-08-14 18:17:04

Red Cross Opening Shelter in Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. (PRESS RELEASE) - Volunteers from the American Red Cross are opening a shelter at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira.

WETM - 2018-08-13 22:43:47

Road Closures in the Southern Tier

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that currently there are many road closures in the Southern Tier due to heavy rains and flooding. The following road closures, listed by county, remain in effect until further notice:

WETM - 2018-08-14 12:30:45

Flash Flooding Around Your Neighborhood

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Flash flooding, rescues, road closures, and evacuations - that was the name of the game yesterday.

WETM - 2018-08-14 12:26:18

Flooding in the Twin Tiers: Damage captured in photos

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Much of the Twin Tiers transformed into a river, wreaking havoc across the area. We asked you, our viewers, to send in photos and videos of the flooding from your neighborhood.

WETM - 2018-08-14 22:34:05

Murder trial of second defendant in Elmira stabbing death to start Monday

Elmira police alleged that Willie Jenkins, 43, took part in the altercation that resulted in the stabbing death and that he assisted Mack.

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-13 14:43:00

Murder trial for suspect involved in fatal bar stabbing begins

WASHINGTON AVE., ELMIRA (18 NEWS) - The trial begins today for Demetrius Mack, who's facing charges in connection with a fatal bar stabbing back in June of 2017.


Your Turn: Merge Elmira, county administrations

Chemung County is not fighting with Elmira; we are fighting for Elmira. The county has gone to great lengths to provide support in a multitude of ways to assist city government with its fiscal problems — problems that recently saw the city impose a combined 25 percent property tax and sanitation fee

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-14 11:02:00

Elmira Pioneers Place Two on All-PGCBL Teams

Dippold had two wins and a 2.25 era on the summer notching a spot on the PGCBL 2nd team. Elmira made a one-game playoff against the Geneva Red Wings, ultimately falling to end their season. The Pioneers finished the regular season strong after a tough first-half, going (27-23) on the year.

WETM - 2018-08-13 23:53:52

Spencer-Van Etten Town Talk: This house is free if you move it

Well, those rumors arose from a presentation by Bob Gage of GBT Realty at the Spencer Joint Planning Board meeting on July 23. Not one to reprint rumors, I spoke with Gage and these are the facts: Gage represents the developer, GBT Realty, that purchases the property, builds the new Dollar General b

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-13 16:45:00

Corning man arrested on robbery, assault

Police say 27-year-old Erik Hoyer, of Corning, was arrested and charged with seven crimes – five felonies and two misdemeanors – including burglary, robbery and assault.


Waverly: Police identify body found under bridge

WAVERLY -- The Waverly Police Department continues to investigate the unattended death of an adult male subject found underneath the U.S. Route 220 railroad overpass near Broad Street on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 9:39 a.m.According to police, the name of the deceased is Robert Edward Lunn, 56, of Waverl


No travel on 89 or 96 north of Tburg, urges Seneca County

Seneca County officials are asking drivers to avoid Route 89 and Route 96 north of Trumansburg due to multiple washed out, closed, and flooded sections of roadway on Tuesday morning.

14850.COM - 2018-08-14 13:53:13

Man dies after falling from Ithaca hotel roof

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Bradford County man charged with threatening to kill judge who jailed him

Pennsylvania State Police at Towanda charged Raymond Henry Dotson II, 48, of Bliss Road in Rome, with retaliation against prosecutor or judicial official/terroristic threats following an investigation at the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-13 15:13:00

Over 100 motorcyclists turn out for Matteson children benefit

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. - Last month, we heard the story of Matthew and Harolyn Matteson, a couple who was tragicly killed in a motorcycle accident. Today a benefit was held to raise money for the 3 children they left behind.


Chemung County will provide four more resource officers for Elmira elementary schools

They will be compensated with an annual salary of $30,000, which is currently the maximum amount individuals receiving New York state retirement benefits are allowed to earn.

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-13 16:53:00

Cuomo issues state of emergency for NY counties affected by flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday issued a state of emergency for several upstate counties as heavy rainfall continues across much of New York.The state of emergency will be in effect through Aug. 21. It covers Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, St

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-08-14 18:08:00

Flash flood warnings issued for parts of Twin Tiers

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STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-13 19:57:00