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Horseheads man found with drugs, counterfeit money

A Horseheads man was arrested after a vehicle stop. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian David M. Strong, 40, for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a forged instrument, and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Charges stem from a vehicle stop...
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West Elmira Cal Ripken 12U All-Stars win state title

WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – A local Cal Ripken baseball team is celebrating a state title win on fourth of July weekend. (Photo courtesy: Terry Day) The West Elmira Cal Ripken 12U All-Stars won a Western New York State championship on Sunday at Pirozzolo Park in West Elmira. West Elmira defeated North Buffalo in a […]
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Vietnam Veteran Moving Wall rolls into Elmira

Just in time for patriotic celebrations over the Fourth of July weekend, The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has made a stop in neighboring Elmira, N.Y. On Wednesday, June 29, an opening ceremony involving five counties, to include Tioga County, was held at Eldridge Park, the area where The Moving Wall is located until Monday afternoon, and where it is open to the public.

Millport boil water advisory update

MILLPORT, N.Y. (WETM) — An update has been made regarding the boil water advisory that was issued Thursday to the Village of Millport. According to Mayor Michael Damon, the advisory has been lifted. Damon told 18 News that it required two negative water tests to deem that the water is once again safe. They got […]

Impact fireworks can have on our bodies

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WTEM) – In 2015, New York Giants defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul, thought he could throw a firework faster than it would explode. His hand blew up in the split seconds after lighting it.  This happens more often than it should this time of year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises people to […]

Pioneers fall to Brilliance Sox in non-league game

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Brilliance Sox had a big first inning on their way to a win against the Pioneers on Sunday. The Elmira Pioneers lost a non-league game against the Washington Brilliance Sox 13-3 at Dunn Field. The Sox jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning. Frank Podkul hit a […]

Wellsboro theater to hold auditions for summer play

Wellsboro, Pa. — Auditions for Hamilton-Gibson’s "Tune In To Radio HG" Radio Play Festival will be held next weekend, beginning on Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Auditions continue at 4 p.m. on Saturday July 9, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at the Warehouse Theatre in Wellsboro. A unique performance experience, the festival highlights scripts and stories from the Golden Age of Radio, with voice actors, sound...

Sayre woman sentenced for Aggravated Assault

SAYRE, Pa. (WETM) — A woman from Sayre has been sentenced to incarceration for 14 to 60 months after her December 14, 2021 arrest in which a child was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and placed on a ventilator with a brain injury, according to the Bradford County DA’s office. Tabitha Stevens, 26, of Sayre […]

Senior Send-Off – Corning’s Danny Casper

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – It’s time for another edition of Senior Send-Off sponsored by Tom’s South Corning Collision. On this edition, we honor Corning’s Danny Casper. Casper helped the Corning Lions men’s rugby team take third overall in states. Danny will play D1 college rugby at St. Bonaventure University and major in Business and Marketing. […]

Appy League roundup 7/2/22: Thurmond's gem powers Danville over Burlington

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Danville Otterbots cruised to a 6-1 win over the Burlington Sock Puppets Saturday night at Dan Daniel Park. Pitcher Eli Thurmond (State College of Florida) dominated on the bound for Danville (15-13), throwing 8 strong innings, allowing just one run and one walk, while striking out 8 batters. Despite just 5 hits on the night, the Otterbots played small ball well, and took advantage of Burlington (21-7) errors. Danville scored three runs in the first on just one hit, then put the game out of reach on Ryan Carr's 2 RBI single in the 7th.
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General Sar Phouthasack & SGU honor the Moving Wall

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Secret soldiers fighting communist China in the 1960s and 70s held an honorary ceremony this weekend at the moving wall in Elmira. General Sar Phouthasack led the ceremony Saturday morning and spoke with people afterward about his service and experience. General Sar served for MR 3...

Horseheads man arrested on counterfeit money, drug charges

CAYUTA, N.Y. (WETM) — A man from Horseheads was arrested following a traffic stop in the Town of Cayuta in Schuyler County, police say. According to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office, on June 24, 2022, Briandavis M. Strong, 40, was arrested and charged with the following: Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance […]

Sunshine for the 4th of July

AVERAGE HIGH FOR JULY 3RD: 82° AVERAGE LOW FOR JULY 3RD: 57° SUNDAY’S SUNRISE: 5:36 AM SUNDAY’S SUNSET: 8:47 PM Sunday started off with plenty of sunshine and clear skies. The high temperature reached the low 80’s. Sunday night into Monday we will have mostly clear skies. There is a possibility for some patchy valley fog as […]

New updates on Friday’s I-86 tanker fire

New updates about the tanker fire on Interstate-86 have been provided by New York State Police. According to police, the fire was caused by a brake malfunction in the rear section of the trailer. They say that the tanker contained carbon dioxide, but nothing escaped from the tanker. Hazmat crews from Elmira were on the […]

Newfield man arrested for possession of meth manufacturing items

MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WETM) — A Newfield man was arrested earlier this week on several felony drug charges after a vehicle stop, according to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office. John Chaffee, 35, was arrested on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, after police conducted a vehicle stop on State Route 14 in the Village of Montour Falls. […]
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Vietnam War Veterans Volunteer to read at Moving Wall

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Vietnam War veterans were volunteering to read at the Moving Wall in Elmira. There are 58,000 names to read for those who lost their lives. Many veterans said it is an honor to pay respect to fallen soldiers they fought alongside. Vietnam War veteran Geno Dunn...
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U.S.A. National Ludosport Tournament Finals

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The U.S.A National Ludosport Championship took place this morning, in the Southern Tier. The tournament was packed with light saber combat battles. The director of Center in the Heights, Arian Witt, said the competition was a major success and the community showed up to support the athletes.

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 […]

Downtown Elmira multi-vehicle crash blocks traffic

Traffic is flowing normally at the intersection and all debris has been cleared from the roadway. ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Traffic slowed in downtown Elmira Friday afternoon after a crash on Clemens Center Parkway. Reports of the multi-vehicle crash on the Clemens Center bridge just south of Water Street came into 18 News around 4:15 […]

Man gets 9-23 months for sexually assaulting two Sayre boys

SAYRE, Pa. (WETM) – A Central New York man who pled guilty to indecent assault of two boys under the age of 13 in Sayre has been sentenced to up to two years in jail. Timothy Waite, 40, of Rome, N.Y. has been sentenced to 9-23 months in the Bradford County Correctional Facility for two […]