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What Spectrum's deal with New York State means for consumers

Charter Communications will begin offering high-speed internet to more rural customers following a preliminary deal announced Friday between the company and New York State regulators. The deal, if granted final approval by the state Public Service Commission, would settle allegations that Charter —


Woodstock 50 Responds to Reports That Ticket On-Sale Date Has Been Postponed

Woodstock 50, which was scheduled to go down August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York, might be facing some problems, Billboard reports. The original Woodstock festival was held on the same exact dates in 1969.


Multiple traffic lights are not working across downtown Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - There have been multiple eye witness reports about street lights that are out of service across the city of Elmira due to the overnight storm the Twin Tiers experienced.


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.


Andrew Cuomo arrives at the New York International Auto Show in style

Even the governor has given up on the subways. Gov. Cuomo rolled up to the annual New York International Auto Show Saturday morning in a Roush Mustang, flanked by comic actor Tracy Morgan.


20-year-old college student says Uber driver left her on side of the road when he found out she was getting an abortion

A 20-year-old college student’s Reddit post about “the worst, most backwards day” of her life is gaining traction online after she recounted how she was dropped on the side of the road by an Uber driver who disagreed with her decision to get an abortion.


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


Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Charges For Elmira Man

On Tuesday morning around 1am, Elmira police made a traffic stop on Davis Street. The driver, identified as 35 year old Shawn M. Blaney of Elmira was found to have an active warrant for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th Degree.


Woodstock 50: Exclusive details for vendors, travelers, residents

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) - 18 News has exclusive details regarding multiple Woodstock 50 production, performers, vendor, and security plans. Local vendors interested in participating in Woodstock 50 can submit applications for the festival through the email vendors@weedstock50.com.


His Tabernacle Family Church kicks off Easter weekend with egg hunt

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – Easter arrived early for hundreds of kids at His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads Saturday. Children and their families were able to participate in a massive Easter egg hunt that included more than 25,000 eggs. The hunt was broken up by age, allowing the younger child


Elmira Police Probe 3 Shots-Fired Calls

Elmira Police are investigating 3 shots-fired calls in the past few days. They say the first came just after midnight Thursday near an East Washington Street bar, followed two others at around 2am Friday: one near West Water Street and the other on West Washington Avenue.


HIRING 716: Governor Cuomo creates task force to train for jobs in auto industry

Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the creation of the Excelsior Automotive Technician Task Force, which will develop progr


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Report: NY state agencies overtime pay highest in a decade

NEW YORK (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.


Elmira Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Gunfire

The Elmira Police Department reports that officers have responded to three separate “shots fired” calls in the past two days:. April 18, 2019 at 12:04 am in the area of Gush’s Thirsty Bear, 351 E. Washington Ave. A single spent shell casing was located.


Yard waste site to open for city residents

CORNING - With spring cleanup underway the City Yard Waste Site will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday mornings to city residents who have brush, leaves and other yard waste to dispose of.


Community kitchen invites everyone for a fresh and hot Easter dinner

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) - The Elmira Community Kitchen will open its doors to the public for its annual Easter Day Dinner on Sunday, April 21. The public can enjoy a fresh and hot prepared meal with the company of other residents.


Words On the Streets in Tompkins County

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Reading is an important every day activity, especially for a young child's developing mind. The Children's Reading Connection group is promoting reading and learning new words all of this month around the county. If you have have the chance to drive by Ithaca's high school and m


Horseheads Pick-A-Part to celebrate Earth Day

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) – On April 22 Horseheads Pick-A-Part and all Fenix Parts Inc. locations will work together for a cleaner environment. Both companies will donate one dollar to plant a tree every time a part is sold. Pick-A-Part purchases vehicles that are salvageable and removes the quality o


Weeklong slate of Earth Day events planned in New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A weeklong schedule of activities including hiking, fishing and tree-planting is planned to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day in New York state.