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Elmira Police investigating after three shots fired reports in two days

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Elmira Police Department reports officers have responded to three separate shots fired calls in the past two days. On April 18 just after midnight, officers responded to reports in the area of Gush's Thirsty Bear, located on East Washington Avenue. Police say one spent shel


Elmira Man Arrested After Police Find Variety of Drugs During Traffic Stop

Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- An Elmira man is facing charges after police found a variety of drugs in his car during a traffic stop. Early Tuesday morning, police pulled over 35-year-old Shawn Blaney on Davis Street in Elmira. Police determined Blaney had an active Elmira City Court Bench Warrant for Crimi


Junior Weathercaster: Camden Crowley

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - Camden Crowley is April's Junior Weathercaster! Camden is 6 years old and goes to Ridge Road Elementary. When asked why Camden likes the weather, he replied, "because, on nice days you can go play outside." He also agreed that rain was not going to stop him from getting his Eas


Steele Memorial Library Teen Space Renovation Almost Complete

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Steele Memorial Library is wrapping up its renovation project on the second floor of the facility. The renovation project to build a “Teen Space” has been in the works since 2015.


Fast start leads Carolina past Elmira in game one

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WETM) - The Carolina Thunderbirds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period on their way to a 7-3 win over the Elmira Enforcers in game one of the Commissioner's Cup Finals on Friday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Porch Pirate caught on camera in West Elmira, Who is he?

WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The West Elmira Police Department is seeking the publics help to identify a suspected porch pirate caught on camera. West Elmira Police posted the video on it's Facebook page Thursday evening. They said it happened Thursday afternoon just before 3:30 p.m. at a home on the


Teenager stabbed on E 3rd Street in Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - A 17-year-old female was stabbed Thursday morning on the 300 block area of E. 3rd Street in Elmira. Elmira Police responded to a reported stabbing around 9:42 a.m. and located the victim, who had suffered more than one puncture wound described as non-life threatening.


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


New Bacon Store Hits Upstate New York

Bacon, bacon, bacon. It's truly the ingredients of happiness. In New York, a whole new store is dedicated to bacon. According to the Times Union, For the Love of Bacon is set to open in Rotterdam. This store is a short drive from CNY, within a hour or so. It will be affiliated with local Mariaville


Child struck by vehicle in Athens

The Athens Borough police issued a press release Thursday about a child pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on First Street in Athens on Wednesday. According to the press release, the Athens Borough Fire Department and Greater Valley EMS, alongside the Athens Borough police, were dispatched to the


Tentative deal in place for Spectrum to remain in New York State

Albany, N.Y. - Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum Cable, has reached a tentative deal with New York State that will allow the company to remain in New York.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


UPDATE: Fatal accident on State Route 13

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - UPDATE 3:58 p.m.: The Odessa Fire Chief has confirmed with 18 News that Thursday afternoon's multi-vehicle accident on State Route 13 was fatal. Three vehicles were involved and State Route 13, east of SR224 and the Alpine Junction, is expected to be closed until about


Sayre: Alleged car thief now facing drug charges

SAYRE — A Sayre man who was arrested after he allegedly stole a car from an Elmira Street dealership is now facing additional drug charges. According to Sayre Borough Police, Michael J. Fassett, 22, was charged with flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance


Chemung County Sheriff warns of lottery scam

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a current scam involving the Mega Millions Lottery. The Sheriff's Office shared a letter that claimed the recipient won an international Mega Millions Lottery worth $4.5 million designed by the European Union.


Horseheads Pick-A-Part to celebrate Earth Day

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – On April 22 Horseheads Pick-A-Part and all Fenix Parts Inc. locations will work together for a cleaner environment. Both companies will donate one dollar to plant a tree every time a part is sold. Pick-A-Part purchases vehicles that are salvageable and removes the quality o


BREAKING: Fatal accident near Alpine Junction involving 3 cars

ALPINE JUNCTION, N.Y. (WENY) -- WENY News is following breaking news out of Schuyler County involving a three car accident. Traffic is being diverted on Route 13 near Alpine Junction. Roads are currently closed in both directions.


N.Y. man admits to credit card fraud

PORTLAND — A New York man who used bogus driver’s licenses to open charge accounts at three Home Depot stores in Maine, and tried to open one in Auburn, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of credit card fraud, according to court documents.


Yard waste site to open for city residents

CORNING - With spring cleanup underway the City Yard Waste Site will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday mornings to city residents who have brush, leaves and other yard waste to dispose of.