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Elmira Police Investigating Spree of Shootings

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- Elmira police are investigating a string of shootings across the city the past several days that appear to be connected. Police say the first happened around 3AM on August 6th, on the 200 block of Franklin Street. When officers arrived, multiple people were fleeing the area. Officers detailed a 14-year-old boy who police say had a 9mm handgun. There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Patient Jumps Out of Ambulance, Later Caught on Hospital Roof

Details have been released about a bizarre situation that happened last weekend at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. According to Elmira Police, a man jumped out of the back of an ambulance that was transporting him to the hospital. The man ran into the hospital and hid from officers and hospital staff before he pulled an alarm in a stairwell. A sprinkler system was then activated, which caused water seepage on various floors below. The man was eventually taken into custody on the hospital’s rooftop and transported to another hospital.

Hospital goes above and beyond for dying cancer patient

SAYRE, BRADFORD COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — We think of hospitals as a place to provide medical and surgical treatment, but in the case of one local hospital, it provided something so much more to a patient with a grim diagnosis. A female patient in the oncology unit was dealing with advanced cancer, so the hospital teamed […]

DeSantis rally for J.D. Vance moved to Liberty Metroplex

A rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance featuring Florida Governor ron DeSantis has been moved to the Metroplex in Liberty. Party organizers originally said the event would be at the Maronite Center in Youngstown. Those plans had to be scrapped because the church holds its yearly parish festival around that time.

Tioga County Deed Transfers

On July 28, 2022, property located at 27 State Route 34, Town of Barton, from Austin Rentals Inc. to Jacob Silber for $130,000. On July 28, 2022, property located at 62 Dean Creek Rd., Town of Barton, from William and Florence Cunningham to Cody and Chelsey Cunningham for $37,500. On...

Elmira Little Theatre announces 2022-23 season lineup

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Elmira Little Theatre has announced its lineup of shows for the 2022-2023 season and is still looking for volunteers. ELT announced this week that this year’s lineup will include adaptions from Stephen King and Jane Austen, as well as puppets and original comedy. All the shows will be performed at […]

Canton football set for encore performance

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Canton football made history last season. The Warriors ran the table in the regular season and made it all the way to the PIAA State Final Four. Canton racked up a (13-1) overall record before falling to eventual PIAA champs, Bishop Guilfoyle. It was the first appearance in the state semis […]

WGI president Michael Printup to anchor 18 Sports

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Race week is upon us. Next weekend The Go Bowling at The Glen will bring the biggest stars of NASCAR to Watkins Glen International. All week long, 18 Sports gets you geared up for all things racing as we head into the Twin Tiers’ Super Bowl of the summer. To kick […]

A fire broke out when they were making meth. They fled, leaving their grandmother to die.

A Corning man who, along with his brother, started a meth lab fire that killed their grandmother in May 2019, has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to spend time in state prison. Justin Gause, 24, was sentenced by Steuben County Court Judge Patrick F. McCallister to three to nine years in state prison, according to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker.    ...

Chemung County Library District Director to retire

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – After more than 10 years with the organization, the director of the Chemung County Library District is retiring. The CCLD announced on August 10 that the director of the library district, Ronald Shaw, will retire at the end of the month. The announcement said that Shaw has been with the CCLD […]

How an increase in CO2 prices could affect local businesses

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Barbara Mcloure, owner of Barb’s Soups On Cafe tells us what she plans on doing if the forecasted increase in the price of CO2 comes to fruition. “Well, if we don’t have CO2, we can’t sell the soda from the fountain. We would have to give them bottled soda. And that […]

Local law enforcement participating in Labor Day STOP-DWI campaign

(WETM) — Local law enforcement agencies have announced plans to participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign during the end of the summer/Labor Day period. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and Chemung County Executives Office made the announcement today, August 10, 2022. The enforcement period will run from August 19 through September […]