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Junior Police Officer celebrates 5th birthday with Waverly PD

WAVERLY, PA (WENY) – The Dandy Mini Mart in Waverly had quite the police presence Saturday afternoon but not because anything was wrong. 5-year-old James Henderson celebrated his birthday with his fellow officers of the Waverly Police Department.


Tioga County: Emergency services looking into upgrade for radio communication system

OWEGO — Tioga County’s emergency services department is looking to upgrade its radio communications system within the next couple years due to outdated equipment and poor radio coverage throughout the county.


Sayre: Borough to modify CDBG budgets to pay for crosswalk project

SAYRE — The Sayre Borough Council is slated to hold a public hearing at the end of this month to review four Community Development Block Grant budget modifications that would be used to pay for the municipality’s crosswalk improvement project.


Elmira Man Arrested After Police Find Variety of Drugs During Traffic Stop

Elmira, N.Y. (WENY)-- An Elmira man is facing charges after police found a variety of drugs in his car during a traffic stop. Early Tuesday morning, police pulled over 35-year-old Shawn Blaney on Davis Street in Elmira. Police determined Blaney had an active Elmira City Court Bench Warrant for Crimi


Tioga County unveils a new mobile dental unit

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Tioga County has a new and improved way to help children take care of their pearly whites. The county's public health department cut the ribbon on a $475,000 mobile dental unit.


First Baptist Church in Sayre to go through name change this Easter

SAYRE — The First Baptist Church in Sayre is about to go by a new name after their official name launching on Easter Sunday. The church will be donning the new name of, “Valley Baptist Church.”


Child struck by vehicle in Athens

The Athens Borough police issued a press release Thursday about a child pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on First Street in Athens on Wednesday. According to the press release, the Athens Borough Fire Department and Greater Valley EMS, alongside the Athens Borough police, were dispatched to the


Tioga County: Grand jury indicts driver in fatal Nichols accident

OWEGO — The driver of a two-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a New York State Department of Transportation employee last month has been indicted by a Tioga County grand jury on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.


His Tabernacle Church hosts Easter egg event; families come together

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) - His Tabernacle Church hosted a Easter event for kids and their families. Originally slated to be a "Helicopter Egg Drop," the day was re-tooled slightly for kids to race out onto the church's grounds and grab as many eggs as possible minus the aformentioned aerial dynamic.


Why this construction container in Owego is causing controversy

OWEGO (WBNG) — A spray painted construction container is serving as an office for Nelson Development Group as it remodels an apartment on the second floor of the former Jail House in Owego.


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


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.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


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.


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


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


N.J. drivers could get a break on N.Y.'s congestion pricing, but state won’t get any cash

NJ Transit and PATH may not get a piece of New York City’s congestion pricing pie, said toll experts debating that plan on Friday, because they believe not many Jersey drivers will ditch their cars and get on a crowded train or bus.


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.


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.