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Robert A. Lewis is wanted by the Elmira Police Department
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Robert A. Lewis is wanted by the Elmira Police Department. Lewis is charged with petit larceny, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal possession of a controlled substance and robbery.
First case of West Nile virus confirmed in Southern Tier
The serious and sometimes fatal illness, primarily spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, was identified in a horse in the county, according to Steuben County Public Health.
A wet summer even before this week and more rain on the way
Without even counting this week's storms and flooding, it's been a record-breaking summer for rainfall, at least in the Elmira area, and the rest of the Twin Tiers has been drenched as well.
CURVEBALL CANCELED: Phish festival called off due to health concerns
With a 14 county State of Emergency still in effect, the prospect of additional inclement weather, and a mandatory boil water order for the Village of Watkins Glen issued Thursday, Schuyler County and the New York State Department of Health announced they are unable to issue the required permits for
West Nile Virus reported in Steuben County
BATH, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - With the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus ever reported in Steuben County, the county Public Health Department recommends residents take protective measures to avoid mosquito bites.
Big Flats shelter still open for flood victims
"Right now, we don't have anybody in here so it's sort of a 'wait and be ready', but, as things progress, we're looking to get them (flood victims) covered here and get them back to their normal life," Jerry Schmitt, shelter manager for the American red Cross at the Big Flats Community Center, said.
FLOODING IN THE TWIN TIERS: Updated Travel in the Southern Tier
Currently, only one closure remains on the State System on State Route 352 between Main St. and River St. in Big Flats, Chemung County; however, several closures remain on local roads.
August rain causes county flooding
July and August have seen more rain than normal, according to the National Weather Service in State College, which issued a flash flood watch into Tuesday for the county.
South Waverly: Speeding stop leads to new charges against man who had pleaded guilty in bar assault -- Cops clocked suspect traveling over 100 mph on Pitney Street
SOUTH WAVERLY -- An Athens man who pleaded guilty last month to a charge stemming from a bar assault in Sayre is facing new charges after police clocked the vehicle he was driving traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour on Pitney Street.The new charges against 22-year-old Matthew Vincent Smith s
Botched Home Invasion in Savona, State Police looking for information
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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:
Elkland man charged with threats, assault
by Cheryl A. ClarkeELKLAND - James P. Johnson, 25, Elkland, was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment following a domestic dispute Friday, Aug. 10, at the residence.According to state police at Mansfield, Johnson threatened two women with a handgun.
Flash Flooding: The latest on State of Emergency, road closures, water levels
TheState of Emergencyorders in Broome, Tioga, Schuyler, Chemung and other affected counties remain, with no unnecessary travel, especially in areas impacted by flash flooding.
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.
Power outages due to tractor trailer crash
LAWRENCEVILLE, Pa. (18 NEWS) - On Tuesday evening, a tractor trailed crashed into a utility pole in Lawrenceville, Pa - causing nearly 650 homes to lose power.
Police: Man exceeded 100 mph in 35 mph zone
SOUTH WAVERLY — An Athens man faces multiple charges after Sayre Borough Police said they caught him driving more than 100 mph in a 35 mph zone during the early morning hours of July 21.According to court documents, police paced 22-year-old Matthew Vincent Smith’s white Honda Civic at 107 mph after
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.
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.
Phish's Curveball festival in Watkins Glen going on as planned despite flooding
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Fish might like water, but Phish fans traveling to the Watkins Glen International Raceway for the band's three-day music festival this weekend might want to pack a raincoat.
Phish’s returns to Watkins Glen this weekend for a Curveball!
It’s that time again! Time to get packed and head out forCurveball! Phish’s 11th music festival is being held this weekend, August 17-19 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY. This will be the third festival held at this venue, and it is sure to be as over the top & extravagant a