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Waverly: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

WAVERLY — A traffic stop on Broad Street on Valentine’s Day led to the arrest of a Sayre man on drug charges. According to Waverly Village Police, James Ray Hill Jr., 43, was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fourth degree, misdemeanor criminal use of


Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the Twin Tiers

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY and State College, Pa have issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM Sunday until 2 PM Monday for the following areas: Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Madison, Cortland, Chenango, Ti


Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reported a trio of arrests related to impaired or intoxicated driving over the weekend. – Alicia Fay Young, 39, of Beaver Dams was stopped on Reynolds Avenue, in Corning by patrols. She is accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.


Forecast Discussion 2/17/19 PM: Snowfall moves in Sunday evening

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - AVERAGE HIGH FOR FEBRUARY 18TH: 36°. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM Sunday until 2 PM Monday afternoon for the Twin Tiers. Light snow beings to enter this evening and will become moderate at times through tonight. This is all associated with a weak area o


SAFE Act seven-round capacity limit nonenforcement zone now at 100 percent in WNY

With addition of Wayne County, WNY is unanimous in SAFE Act seven-round limit nonenforcement. Joining his colleagues in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Allegany, Steuben, Ontario, Livingston, Monroe, Yates, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Seneca, Chemung, Orleans and Schuyler counties, Wayne County Distri


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Abused dogs found on the side of the road in Addison

ADDISON, N.Y. (WETM) - Five dogs in Addison, NY have been spotted on the side of Mose Road near the Equine Inn. The five dogs appear to be in bad shape and have not received proper care in quite some time.


Hidden History: The story of John Jones

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - John Jones was born a slave on a plantation in Leesburg, Virginia in 1817. In 1844, at age 27, he escaped and traveled 300 miles to Elmira, New York, where he decided to stay and make a home for himself. He got to work immediately and landed two jobs; one as sexton of First Bap


Elmira To Attempt Record For “Largest Human Shamrock”

If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a record breaking event, your chance is just around the corner. On Sunday, March 17th Elmira Downtown Development hopes to have enough people to make up the world’s largest human shamrock and make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.


The TCU at St. Joseph's hospital is suspending admissions

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at St. Joseph’s Hospital was established in 2013 as part of a New York State demonstration project to provide patients with short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitative care after being discharged from an acute care hospital.


O’Mara Criticizes Cuomo’s Plan To Cut State Aid To Municipalities

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today denounced a move by Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore a proposed cut to critical state funding for area towns and villages by imposing yet another unfunded state mandate on counties.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


Water main break in Waverly

WAVERLY, N.Y. (WETM) - The Village of Waverly public works is currently working on a water main break on Clinton Ave in Waverly. The street has been shut down between Waverly Street and Orchard Street in order for public works officials to get the work done that is needed for residents to be able to


Full address by Senator Schumer on the POWER Act

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - Senator Charles E. Schumer appeared at the Elmira City Hall to renew his push to pass the Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act. According to Schumer, the bipartisan bill creates a new grant program through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that will help


Police: Corning man threw rock at fenced dog

CORNING - A Corning man is behind bars for allegedly aggressively and violently throwing rocks at a dog behind a fence Feb. 6 in the dog's owner's Gorton Street back yard. Thomas J. Savino, 55, of 170 Decatur St., Corning, was charged Thursday with attempted aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony v


Pet of the week 2/18/2019: Kingsley

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - Kingsley is a seventh-month-old kitty who loves to play and rides great in the car. Kingsley likes to play with other cats but hasn't been tested with dogs yet even though it usually isn't hard for young kittens to adapt to having cats around.


Lukomski to retire in June

CORNING - The Pathways, Inc. Board of Directors announced that Edward J. Lukomski, President and CEO of Pathways, Inc. will retire on June 30, 2019. Throughout his 16 years of service, Pathways, Inc. has grown exponentially in services and programs offered, service coverage across 15 counties in New


Village municipal center in Spencer plaza?

The new multi-use municipal building planned for the Village of Spencer may not be built on Brooks Street after all. Mayor Ken Sutfin announced at the Feb. 5 Village Board meeting that local town resident, Barney Smith, has offered to donate a parcel of land opposite Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in