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UPDATE: Fugitive arrested after police search in the Town of Erin

UPDATE (3:35 p.m.) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office says they arrested 28-year-old Benjamin Nichols, who is wanted on "active warrants by numerous police agencies" throughout Upstate New York. Police say the Chemung County Sheriff's Office had an active warrant for Nichols, a Level II Sex Offender after he reportedly...
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Broadway Shows Make A Return to Elmira's Clemens Center

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- On Wednesday, the Clemens Center performing arts center announced it will be kicking off the reopening of the theatre in Elmira by announcing that two national Broadway tours will launch from the Clemens Center: An Officer and a Gentleman and OKLAHOMA!. The Clemens Center believes that...
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J&J COVID-19 vaccine clinic happening June 25 at Fassett Elementary

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Health Department is hosting a free Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, June 25. The clinic is happening at Fassett Elementary School, located at 309 W. Thurston Street in Elmira. Pre-registration is recommended, though walk-ins will also be accepted. To pre-register,...
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Millport man pleads guilty to child porn

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) - A Chemung County man is facing between 15 and 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to child porn charges in federal court. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 47-year-old John Carling of Millport pleaded guilty to receiving child porn. Prosecutors say Carling had images of a minor -- and that minor was known to Carling's family.
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The Horseheads' American Legion holds a flag retirement ceremony

The Bentley Trumble American Legion Post 422 in Horseheads held a ceremony aimed at retiring unserviceable American flags. American flags that are no longer serviceable should be burned. This year, on flag day, the American Legion Post will retire just over 2,500 American flags. The idea surrounding burning is to...
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Chemung Co. holding free rabies vaccination clinic June 19

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) – Chemung County will be holding a free rabies vaccination clinic in conjunction with the SPCA on Saturday, June 19. The clinic is open to cats, dogs and ferrets three months or older, and is happening from 10:00 – 12:00 at the county’s mass vaccination site, located at 17 Aviation Drive in Big Flats.
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Chemung County Nursing Facility holds job fair

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Tuesday, the Chemung County Nursing Facility held one of two job fairs. The facility has a wide variety of openings, ranging from housekeeping positions to RN supervisors. Tuesday’s event was walk-in and interviews, as well as job offers, were available on the spot. “We are looking...
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Chemung County holding J&J clinics at Wisner Market through June

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Wisner Market is getting an additional feature for the remainder of June. The Chemung County Health Department announced it will be hosting free walk-in clinics at the weekly summer staple. The Health Department will administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and since that shot is single-dose,...
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Park Station Waterfront, Harris Hill Pool to Open in Chemung County

CHEMUNG COUNTY, NY (WENY) -- Two community swimming areas will open to the public on Saturday, June 19th. The Waterfront at Park Station in Erin is schedule to open on the 19th, with limited capacity. Bathers will be limited to 150 people, maintaining a six foot distance. The waterfront will be open daily, from noon to 6PM through Labor Day, weather permitting.
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Waverly Resident Charged in Chemung Kidnapping

A Waverly resident is among four people charged with kidnapping in an incident in Chemung County. New York State Police say they got a report of a kidnapping in progress involving a vehicle on Interstate 86 in Horseheads June 6 and Chemung County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle nearby on Wygant Road.
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New Civic Education Center opens in Chemung County

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new civic education center officially opened its doors in the Southern Tier on Monday. The Chemung County Democratic Committee hosted a grand opening for their new Civic Education Center, located at 110 N Main Street in the city of Elmira. "The whole purpose of this...
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Four taken into custody after kidnapping along I-86

New York State Police arrested several people following a kidnapping in progress report along Interstate 86. It happened when the Chemung County 911 Center received a call that a vehicle near 104 Wygant Road in the town of Horseheads was being targeted. Two traffic stops were initiated- and the following...
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Four arrested following kidnapping allegations in Southern Tier

(WHAM) - Four suspects were arrested and taken to jail after a kidnapping was reported along I-86 in Chemung County, according to New York State Police. Troopers said they were called about a kidnapping in progress along the highway. Police began searching for the vehicle and ultimately received information pointing...