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Man Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Minivan From Elmira Business

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - A man has been indicted for allegedly stealing a minivan from a business in Elmira back in May. According to the Chemung County Grand Jury, Edward Epps allegedly stole a 20-11 Dodge Caravan from Initial D Motorsports on Lake Street. He was charged with two counts...
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Ithaca man indicted for Elmira weapon possession

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — An Ithaca man has been indicted on multiple charges of weapon possession after his initial June arrest in Elmira, according to the Chemung County Grand Jury. Carlos Rodriguez, 25, of Ithaca was indicted on the charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and three counts of Criminal […]
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Tanker Truck Fire Shuts Down I-86 in Wilawana

WILAWANA, PA (WENY) -- A tanker truck caught fire on an exit ramp off Interstate 86 Friday evening, causing emergency crews to shut down a portion of the highway. Traffic is currently being diverted to avoid exit 59A. Hazmat has been called to the scene. Expect travel days if heading...
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Ithaca Man Indicted on June Weapons Possession Charge

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - An Ithaca man has been indicted on multiple charges of weapons possession after his initial arrest in June. According to the Chemung County Grand Jury, 25 year old Carlos Rodriguez was indicted on multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon. The indictment says that Rodriguez knowingly possessed a loaded 9 millimeter pistol and a large capacity magazine.
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Motorcyclist Injured After Hitting Deer in Chemung County

VAN ETTEN, N.Y. (WENY) - A motorcyclist was injured after police say they hit a deer in Chemung County this afternoon. It happened around 2:00 PM on Route 224 near Van Etten. One person was taken away in an ambulance. State Police say the motorcyclist has internal injuries but was...
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Youngest volunteer reads names at Moving Wall

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The youngest volunteer paid respects at The Moving Wall in Elmira Friday evening alongside veterans visiting the memorial site. Antonio Campanella was the youngest volunteer this week, reading names on the Moving Wall at Eldridge Park. Starting at 6 p.m., the 12-year-old read several names on the Moving Wall. He was honored to show respect for Vietnam veterans.
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Summer events happening in the Southern Tier

ELMIRA, NY (WETM)- The busy travel weekend is looking great for local regions and they’re excited to welcome in summer tourists. From wineries to the Finger Lakes, to amusement parks and more, the Southern Tier is expecting a larger than usual tourist season. After two years of being stuck inside people are ready to travel. […]
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Twin Tiers Most Wanted: Nicholas Rutherford

Nicholas Rutherford is wanted by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office. A superior court warrant has been issued for Rutherford. Rutherford has been charged with felony DWI. Rutherford is 30 years old. Rutherford has brown hair and hazel eyes. Rutherford is 5’11” tall and weighs 165 pounds. The...
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Veterans resources available at Moving Wall

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- There are an array of resources all veterans can take advantage of at the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial throughout the week. Many organizations focused on veterans have set up outside the Moving Wall this week to offer information and support. The different organizations are offering resources from learning more about health benefits, claims, and support services. Some of the resources available look to provide services regarding military trauma, suicide prevention, nursing home care, and other medical services. The Bath VA is one of these organizations on-site with their mobile service center. They also have a therapist at the wall offering mental health support to veterans who may be having a tough time.
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