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Burglar in Tioga County leaves their mark with Sharpie marker

Covington, Pa. — A burglar left their mark with a Sharpie marker at a residence in Covington Township, Tioga County. State police at Mansfield say they were dispatched to a report of a burglary on July 30. When they entered the residence, they found 666 was written on the walls with a Sharpie marker. The suspect also had drawn a pentagram on a kitchen counter. Police said the suspect broke into the residence on Canada Road through a window. Police were able to locate fingerprints on a window and sent them to a lab for identification. Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Mansfield at 570-662-2151.
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Car accident on I-86 West in Chemung

CHEMUNG, N.Y. (WENY) -- A car accident took place heading westbound on Interstate 86 on Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. when traffic in a construction zone got backed up. The traffic back up led to one car getting rear-ended. Following the accident, traffic was backed up along...
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Italian American Veterans Club hosts 2nd Annual Car Show

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Car enthusiasts drove through Elmira on Sunday for the Italian American Veterans Club's 2nd Annual Car Show. Roughly 50 cars drove through the Italian American Veterans Club on Magee Street starting Sunday morning for the club's 2nd annual car show. A rummage sale, raffles, and many more activities were also part of the car show, along with food and music. Proceeds raised from the event go straight to the IAV.

Local basketball talents impress in summer tournaments

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Horseheads girls basketball’s summer tournament team and the boys and girls Southern Tier teams all earned top-five finishes in their respective tournaments on Sunday. Horseheads traveled to the Impact Athletic Center in the Albany Area and dominated the Battle of NY tournament on their way to a runner up finish in […]

PennDOT job fair planned for Sullivan County

Laporte, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will host a job fair in Sullivan County in the coming weeks. The job fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18 at the Sullivan County Maintenance Office, 322 Park Street, Laporte. Current vacancies include: Sullivan County – Transportation Equipment Operator Trainee,...

Towanda man sentenced for Keystone Theatre burglary

TOWANDA, Pa. (WETM) – A Towanda man who broke into the Keystone Theatre to steal cash and food earlier this year has been sentenced to at least 3.5 years in prison and will pay over $10,000 in restitution, according to the District Attorney. Samuel Ackley, 60, was sentenced to 42-96 months in a Pennsylvania State […]

The Tioga County Fair returns this week!

The Tioga County Fair kicks off on Tuesday evening, offering fair-goers plenty of thrills and action throughout the five-day event. This year the fair takes place Aug. 9-13, and is held at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Owego. For an all-inclusive gate fee of $15 except for Tuesday, which is...
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Guthrie Food Farm Family Festival returns to Sayre

SAYRE, P.A. (WENY) -- The 6th annual Guthrie Food Farm Family Festival returned to the Northern Tier on Saturday, bringing an array of homegrown and handmade goods to Sayre. Dozens of farmers, soap makers, and other crafters set up for the 6th annual food farm family festival, starting Saturday morning. The vendors set up at Howard Elmer Park, across the street from the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Although the event was virtual in 2020 due to COVID, the event was held in person in 2021 and remained that way in 2022.

Future of Sayre varsity football; coach and player react

SAYRE, Pa. (WETM) — Tensions were high during a Sayre School Board meeting that determined the future of the school’s varsity football program. During the meeting on August 4, many parents were outraged that their children may not be able to participate in varsity football this year. As a result, the school’s band and cheerleading […]

Guthrie hosts local vendor wellness market

SAYRE, Pa. (WETM) — Howard Elmer Park was filled with different vendors and members of the community on Saturday as Guthrie hosted their sixth annual wellness market. The market is designed to give people in the community the opportunity to enjoy locally grown and made products. The market promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle through […]

Elmira history: The city used to have a police matron; here's what she did

I do a lot of research using old Star-Gazette newspapers. One of the names I often see is Police Matron Mary Bruner. Who was she?. Police matrons in the 1800's were called “petticoat cops.” The job description for a police matron said she “would reside day and night in the Police Station. She would have under her care all arrested women and children, and she was always on duty."

Owego Police Report Brawl, Fugitive and Attempted Assault

Owego Police are announcing the capture of a teenage fugitive last week among several high-profile cases. Among the cases listed in the weekly update from the Village Police Department, authorities say 18-year-old Aiden LaForest of Owego was arrested under a warrant issued by Athens, Pennsylvania for a theft. The teen...