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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


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.


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


Police Investigate Stabbing In Elmira

Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred earlier today in the City of Elmira. Police say around 9:42 am, officers responded to the 300 block area of E 3rd Street for a report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers eventually located a victim, who had fled from the scene of the attac


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.


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.


Tops investing $40M in upstate New York stores

Tops Friendly Markets is putting millions of dollars into some of its stores in upstate New York. The announcement comes months after the chain closed several stores in our area.


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

LEWISTON, N.Y. – New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls.


Taste of the Derby Party in Corning

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) - The City of Corning Senior Center will be hosting its second Taste of the Derby Party on Friday, April 26 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby. The party will kick off with the two sets of races. The first race will start at 10:45 a.m. with the second starting at 11:00 a.m.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Forecast Discussion 4/18/19 AM: Unsettled but warm end to the week

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - AVERAGE HIGH FOR APRIL 18TH: 59°. Sunshine will be on the decrease today as we track a very unsettled end to the week with shower and storm chances. Today, temperatures will climb into the upper 60s closet o 70 degrees with limited sunshine and the chance for isolated showers.


Local attorney running for Schuyler County Judge

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y.(WETM) - Local attorney Jessica Saks will announce her candidacy for Schuyler County Judge at a news conference on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 4:30 p.m, on the steps of the Schuyler County Courthouse in Watkins Glen.


State Police searching for Walmart thief

(WETM) - New York State Police are searching for a suspect wanted for multiple shoplifting incidents at Walmarts in Corning and Horseheads. The suspect is a white male, small build in his 20’s for multiple petit larcenies from February 2019.


Corning Children’s Center announces new development director

Corning Children’s Center announced Cindy Lewis-Black as the center’s new development director. Lewis-Black joins the center after six years with Watkins Glen Int. where she most.


Hoppy Easter? This Upstate New York beer is made with Peeps

MANCHESTER, NY -- It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate bunnies, brightly colored eggs -- and a beer brewed with Peeps. At least that’s what they’re thinking in Upstate New York, where a brewery in the Finger Lakes collaborated with one in Rochester to come up with this beer that some might call s


Upstate New York Dealing With Pop­u­lation Decline, Officials Concerned

It's become a common theme for upstate New York over the last several decades: More people moving out than moving in. "The Southern Tier is in the fastest state of decline. Northern New York, the Adirondacks, have been declining for quite a while. In the heart of New York, you see Chenango County lo


EPD investigating Thursday morning stabbing

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Police in Elmira are investigating a stabbing which occurred Thursday morning. EPD says around 9:42 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block area of East 3rd Street for a reported stabbing.


DOT work will close part of I-86 April 24

CORNING - Interstate Highway 86 eastbound and westbound between exits 47 and 48 will be temporarily closed from 6:30 p.m. to midnight April 24 to facilitate structural testing, according to the state Department of Transportation.


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies paid nearly $787 million in overtime for more than 18 million extra hours worked by state employees in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.