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Standing Strong With a ‘Superhero Spirit’ for Little Liam

There’s something extra special about four-year-old Liam Hickey of Spencer-Van Etten. You see, Liam is one of only two known children in the entire United States living with Opsismodysplasia. Opsismodysplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia which is characterized by congenital dwarfism and facial dy


Winter Weather Advisory for much of CNY Sunday Night/Monday

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the following counties:. Onondaga, Yates, Seneca, southern Cayuga, Schuyler, Tompkins, Madison, Cortland and Chenango from 6 PM Sunday until 2 PM Monday.


Tioga County: Legislature sets salaries for county sheriff, clerk

OWEGO — On Tuesday, Tioga County Legislators introduced a new local law to set the salaries for the county clerk and sheriff positions, as those two posts will be up for election this fall.


Traffic stop leads to felony drug arrest in Waverly

WAVERLY (WBNG) — The Waverly Police Department says it has arrested a 43-year-old man for felony charges while conducting a traffic stop. The police department says James Ray Hill Jr., of Waverly, failed to stop for Sayre Police on Feb. 10. They say he was then stopped by Waverly Police while enteri


NYSEG To Conduct Mandated Natural Gas Safety Inspections

NYSEG and Avangrid are advising residents that natural gas safety inspections are now being conducted in our area. NYSEG says its currently working in Auburn, Geneva, Elmira, Binghamton, Ithaca, and throughout the RG&E Divisions.


Benefit set for young local woman with autoimmune disease

ERIN, N.Y. (WETM) - A benefit is set to take place later this month for a Spencer-Van Etten graduate who needs a much-needed transplant. Friends of 25-year-old Krislyn Manwaring said she is battling scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that causes all of your soft tissue to harden. Manwaring, who is n


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Sportsman Day attracts estimated 2,000 attendees

The Spencer-Van Etten Sportsman Day at S-VE High School featured something for everyone, attracting a large crowd once again with more than 100 vendors, a number of exhibits, seminars and opportunities to interact with animals of all kinds.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


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


Owego Man Arrested After Trooper Spots Homemade Inspection Sticker

On January 8, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m., New York State Police at Owego arrested 37 year old Frederick J. Brown III of Owego for the misdemeanors of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree, False Inspection Certificate and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substanc


Mark your calendar: Feb. 9

“Selling Timber from Your Woods: What’s It Worth and How To Do It Right!” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at Spencer-Van Etten High School on State Route 34, Spencer. This event is held by Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association (www.nyfoa.org) This year’s speake


Fire departments battle early morning fire in Owego

OWEGO (WBNG) — Multiple fire departments responded to an early morning house fire at 81 East Ave in the Village of Owego Saturday. The Owego Fire Department says crews were dispatched to the fire around 5:15 a.m.


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


Investigation continues into fire department's stolen cans

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - A local fire department took a hit after a thief took something it relies on-- cans. The East Hill Fire Department on Jerusalem Hill said it lost 100 cans, equal to $50. The department collects donated cans that it redeems for cash.


Chemung County looking to woo Amazon to the Twin Tiers.

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Chemung County is looking to persuade the online giant to set its new headquarters in the county after Amazon pulled out of its proposed Long Island City headquarters.


Volunteers Needed for 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course

HELP WANTED! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition are excited to announce the launch of their 2019 New York State Seed to Supper course. Throughout this 5-week class, new gardeners will learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening—on a bud


Fundraiser to support family of Flagman a success

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - Friends and family of the late Elmira hockey superfan Pete "Flagman" Frank came together to celebrate his life at a fundraiser in Elmira. The fundraiser was at Kahuna's bar. There will be a Chinese auction, spaghetti dinner, and a performance by the Brother's Grateful Band.


Forecast Discussion 2/15/19 PM: Closer to average highs for the weekend

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - AVERAGE HIGH FOR FEBRUARY 15TH: 36°. Cooler temperatures return to the region following a cold front Friday. Lows Friday night near 20 degrees under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Most staying dry, but stray flurries in the Southern Tier can't be completely ruled out. West wind


2019 Section IV Girls Basketball Sectionals Schedule

New York - Here are the Section IV girls Basketball 2019 sectionals schedule! Listed below is the first round of sectionals for each team!. Horseheads (11-9) @ Elmira (12-4) Ithaca (11-9) @ Binghamton (12-6)