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BREAKING: State Police investigating death in Van Etten

VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WETM) - The New York State Police in Horseheads is conducting a death investigation at a trailer park on Wycoop Creek Road in the town of Van Etten. Police received the call around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.


Spencer Village joins MEGA, town does not

Village of Spencer residents will soon have the opportunity to enjoy lower electric supply rates. By contrast, town residents won’t, because the town board took no action on MEGA’s offered rate. The Spencer Town Board had until Thursday night, April 11, to let MEGA (Municipal Gas and Energy Alliance


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Spencer Town down to zero members on joint planning board

The Spencer Town Board is in a quandary: what should they do about finding representatives willing to serve on the Town’s Planning Board, currently a joint board with the Village of Spencer? At the April 9 town board meeting, Spencer Town Supervisor, Randy Thayer, told the board, “Right now, we have


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


Elmira man facing 13 charges for sex offenses

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - An Elmira man was arrested on a warrant and charged with over thirteen crimes. James D. Farmer, 19, was arrested on April 23, upon the order of a Chemung County Superior Court Warrant.


State DOT endorses community grid plan for I-81 replacement

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A state Department of Transportation report supports tearing down the elevated section of Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse and replacing it with a ground-level community grid.


Ithaca e-scooter program takes shape with commission recommendations

ITHACA, N.Y. – When e-scooters last appeared on the Planning and Economic Development Committee agenda in March, the committee hit the brakes. PEDC members wanted recommendations from the Mobility, Accessibility and Transportation Commission, which has been tasked with researching e-scooters, regard


Cuomo explains why he hasn’t spoken to transit chief in months

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists the reason he hasn’t talked in months to subways chief Andy Byford is because he deals with higher-ups, not a “division chief.”. “Why haven’t I spoken to the New York City Transit head since January? I was in Albany negotiating the budget, doing the total reorganiz


Elmira Elks hosts free college fair

ELMIRA, NY.. (WETM) - Elmira Elks held a free college fair to help answer questions and make the application process a little less stressful for those in the Southern Tier. The event was open to the public and aimed towards high school students, college students looking to transfer, or anyone lookin


Report names Twin Tier Boy Scout leaders named in sex abuse files

NEW YORK (WETM) - An attorney in New York says the Boy Scouts of America has files going all the way back to the 1940's that document allegation of sexual abuse by thousands of scout leaders, including those from the Twin Tiers.


Cocaine found, man arrested in Binghamton drug raid

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One person was arrested Monday after a drug raid in Binghamton. The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force says Christopher Frederick, 24, was arrested at his Varick Street home in the city of Binghamton.


Tompkins man fined $3,500 for shooting bald eagle

CAROLINE, N.Y. – A Tompkins County man has been fined a total of $3,500 and assigned 50 hours of community service after shooting a bald eagle in December. Donald Mix, 58, of Caroline, pleaded guilty April 16 in the Town of Caroline Court to a misdemeanor charge under New York agriculture and market


Elmira Traffic Stop Yields Drugs, Loaded Gun; Teens Arrested

Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- Two teenagers are behind bars after police say they found drugs and a gun inside their car during a traffic stop. The Elmira Police Department says officers pulled over a Kia Sportage on Broadway Avenue just before 5:00pm Saturday for Failure to Use a Turn Signal. Police say th


Candor still working for FEMA funds

At the regular Candor Town Board meeting of April 9 discussions went on among the board about the reapplication to FEMA for more funds for the dam project, but still no word from FEMA.


Lawyers spar over who is to blame for New York state's opioid scourge

Attorneys filled every seat in a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday to argue whether national pharmacies and a network of family-owned drug manufacturers should be held financially liable for the scourge of opioid addiction across New York state.


Chemung County: Man indicted on manslaughter charge in 2018 fatal accident

BIG FLATS — The owner of a dump truck that had rolled backwards and killed a woman and her dog last year was recently indicted by a Chemung County grand jury on a charge of manslaughter in the second degree.