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Waverly girls & Watkins Glen boys hoops advance

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - Highlights and scores from Thursday night around the Twin Tiers. The Watkins Glen boys basketball team advanced in the first round of the Class C tourney, besting visiting Tioga, 57-45. Isaac McIlroy scored 19 points to lead the Senecas to victory. With the win, Watkins G


Chemung County Sheriff's office searching for WalMart customer in relation to missing cash

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) - The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman connected to a missing envelope containing cash. The envelope was at the electronics section at the Horseheads WalMart on County Route 64, in the Town of Horseheads, on February 20, 2


Schuyler County appoints assistant attorney at February 11 meeting

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman has announced his appointment of Vinton Bovier Stevens, an Elmira native, as an Assistant County Attorney. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Schuyler County Legislature at its February 11 meeting.


NY judge sentences sex offender to weekends in jail

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Shawn M. Wheeler of Tyrone, N.Y. was sentenced in Schuyler County Court by Honorable Dennis J. Morris to weekends in jail and 10 years’ probation, and he will have to register as a sex offender after being found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old mentally disab


Harrington Wins on Day Two of Liberty Leagues

ITHACA, N.Y. – — SophomoreDavis Harrington won the one-meter boards as the Union College men's swimming and diving team remains in fourth place after day two of the Liberty League Championship.


Sports Around The Lake: Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, 2019

The Candor boys and girls bowling teams were swept in straight sets against Waverly on Feb. 1. Garrett Lindhorst led the boys team with a total score of 401 at the meet. Matt Fitch compiled the second-best total score of 369. Devin Benesh was third with a total score of 352.


Ithaca police investigating recent rash of car windows being smashed

ITHACA, N.Y. — Several people in Ithaca have reported that their car windows were smashed this week, and a car was stolen. No arrests have been made in connection with the incidents yet, but Ithaca police are investigating.


Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50

The Dix Town Board called a Special Meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns — both their own and those expressed by various of their constituents — regarding the planned Woodstock 50 concert weekend planned in August at Watkins Glen International.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Coalition visits Ithaca to build support for a just state budget

ITHACA, N.Y. – A coalition of church leaders and policy advocates is touring the state to call for a state budget that levels the playing field for all New Yorkers, and they made a stop in Ithaca on Thursday.


Horseheads Devin Woodworth on the brink of history

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) - This weekend, history could be made. Horseheads standout wrestler and three-time Section IV champion, Devin Woodworth, has the opportunity to become the school's all-time wins leader at states in Albany. With two wins, Woodworth will eclipse Rick Webster's all-time mark of


Ithaca Bank Robbed, Ithaca Man Arrested

On Wednesday at 11:11 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff deputies responded to the Tompkins Trust Company on Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing for a reported bank robbery. A weapon was not displayed and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.


Bethel Woods replaces Woodstock 50th anniversary festival plans with 3 concerts

There is now only one major Woodstock 50th anniversary festival: The official Woodstock 50 concert at Watkins Glen. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced Wednesday that it has shifted its plans for a three-day festival into simply three separate concerts. The Bethel Woods Music and Culture


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Will the West End work?

Ithacans have watched, some with disgust and some with delight, as their city has been indelibly changed over the last several years by development pushed by the city government in an effort to alleviate housing concerns and build the tax base.


March SNAP benefits will be issued early

ITHACA, N.Y. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue March 2019 Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early. This is to mitigate any difficulties that people may experience due to the early disbursal of February SNAP benefits due to the federal shutdown.


James M. Fair-O'Neil wanted by Elmira Police

ELMIRA, N.Y (18 NEWS) - James M. Fair-O'Neil is wanted by the Elmira Police Department. Fair-O'Neil is charged with criminal purchase of a weapon. Fair-O'Neil is 30 years old. Fair-O'Neil has brown hair and hazel eyes.


Elmira sex offender charged with changing address without notification

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - Steven D. Vanzile, 30, of 803 Pennsylvania Avenue Apt. B-1, in the Town of Southport was arrested by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office for failure to notify the Division of Criminal Justice Services of his address change, a Class E Felony.