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Police need help identifying 3 Best Buy theft suspects
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WETM) — The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying three men. On Dec. 4, the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office released pictures of three men that were taken on security cameras. All of the men are suspects in a larceny at Best Buy in Big Flats. Pictures of […]
Steuben County District Attorney indicts woman after attempted kidnapping plot
Thirty counts for a fraudulent surrogacy scheme over two infants. In Steuben County, New York, an Elma woman, MaryBeth H. Lewis, 66, has been indicted in connection with an alleged attempted kidnapping using fraudulent documents to gain custody of two surrogate infants. According to the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office,...
Watkins Glen Residents Urged to Comply with Federal Lead and Copper Rules
Watkins Glen residents are urged to comply with federal lead and copper rules by providing a clear photo of their water supply line for inventory. This mandatory measure aims to reduce exposure to lead and copper in drinking water, ensuring residents' health safety.
Elmira Heights man arrested after rollover crash
ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WETM) — An Elmira Heights man was arrested on multiple charges after a single-car rollover crash on Saturday. According to the Elmira Heights Police Department, Taylor Castillo, 22, was arrested on Dec. 2 after officers responded to a crash on Prescott Avenue near the American Legion at about 9:45 p.m. Police say […]
2023 Corning, NY election: Who won fourth ward city council seat
Incumbent Democratic Fourth Ward Corning City Councilperson Marshall Hyde defeated Republican candidate Lisa Illig Hohman 150-137 in the November general election after absentee ballots were tallied, according to the Steuben County Board of Elections. Hyde, who initially ran for the position in 2018, said the decision to run for reelection...
Introducing Axl: WENY's Pet of the Week from Horseheads Community Animal Shelter
Meet Axl, WENY's Pet of the Week! Axl is a loving, calm dog who gets along with cats, dogs, and especially people. Learn about his personality, training progress, and how he could be the perfect addition to any family. Also, discover how to support the local animal shelter.
Fewer than 1% of students involved in arrests in Elmira City School District
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – A Freedom of Information request shows the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office made 32 arrests in the Elmira City School District during the 2021-2022 academic year. That’s 0.52% of all students in the district. 16 arrests were made at Broadway Academy, 11 at Ernie Davis Academy and 5 at Elmira High School. […]
Local Educators Seek Solutions for Students Impacted by Poverty
Educators are exploring ways to support students affected by poverty. Poverty can hinder a student's education, not just through a lack of school supplies. Guidance counselor Susan Orecki points out that these students often face challenging living conditions that can disrupt their learning. For example, hunger or a cold home can lead to insufficient sleep, affecting their concentration in class. Some students also have home responsibilities, like looking after siblings, which can interfere with their homework.
Corning City Council to Host Public Hearing on Legal Cannabis Shops
Join the city of Corning's public hearing on changing local cannabis laws. The issue at hand: should legal cannabis shops operate in Corning? This public event invites everyone to attend and voice their opinions directly to the city council.
Christmas dinner to be hosted at church in Corning
CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – The First Presbyterian Church of Corning will be offering a Christmas dinner for those who may need somewhere to go for the holiday. The dinner will take place on Dec. 25 at the church and is open to anyone who will be alone on Christmas Day. The event will begin with […]
Weekly Safety Report: DWI Arrest and Shooting Incident in Ontario County, New York
Two incidents occurred in Ontario County, New York this week. In the first incident, a woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the parking lot of Naples Elementary School. She was also charged with driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher and having an open container. In the second incident, a man was arrested in Pennsylvania for shooting and attempting to kill another man inside a convenience store in Geneva. He was located with the help of U.S. Marshals and charged with attempted murder and assault.
Woman indicted on attempted kidnapping charges in Steuben County
STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – An Elma woman has been indicted in connection to an alleged attempted kidnapping by using fraudulent documents to take custody of two surrogate infants. According to the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office, MaryBeth H. Lewis, 66, of Elma, appeared in front of the Honorable Chauncey J. Watches in the Steuben […]
Lunch with Santa to take place in Corning
CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – The Corning First Baptist Church will host a free event for children and families to have lunch and take a photo with Santa in Corning. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Corning First Baptist Church on East First Street. The […]
'Friends Book Store' Officially Has its Own Space at Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Follow
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Steele Memorial Library in Elmira has an official bookstore inside, courtesy of the Friends of the Chemung County Library District. The 'Friends Book Store' will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony in two days, but it's open now for people to buy used books, movies, and puzzles.
Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame 2023 Class announced
Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame 2023 Class announced.
Registration is open for Horseheads 18 and up softball league
Registration is open for Horseheads 18 and up softball league.
Volunteers to help Arctic League pack gifts
This story has been modified to reflect that the organization is not looking for volunteers and to instead provide information about the work they will do. UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. — The Arctic League’s gift packing session are filled, and no more volunteers are needed at this time. Those who would like to help the cause […]
A Suspect With Canisteo, Savona Addresses, Sentenced To State Prison
D.A. Brooks Baker says Jason Chabot, 47 years of age, who had Canisteo and Savona addresses, has been sentenced to 12 years in a state prison and 20 years of Post Release Supervision. That’s after the District Attorney Baker says a jury found Chabot guilty, for First Degree Sexual Abuse.
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Sparkle draws thousands to the streets of Corning to celebrate the holidays
CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Thousands of people flocked to the streets of Corning Saturday evening to kick off the holiday season and enjoy the beloved Sparkle celebration. More than 80 vendors lined the streets as people took in the sights and sounds of the holidays. There was entertainment from carolers, dancers and performers, and children's choirs. Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy homemade treats like fried dough and see what local shops have to offer.