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Towanda man arrested for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) — A Towanda man was arrested for choking another person in Horseheads during the weekend, according to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office. Jesse Clawges-Griffith, 30, was arrested on June 26, 2022, for allegedly choking somebody after a domestic dispute in the Town of Horseheads. He was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing […]
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Elmira man ticketed for unlicensed operation

Police say an Elmira man was ticketed following a traffic stop in Penn Yan. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department ticketed Madixx J. Burge, 22 for aggravated unlicensed operation. Burge was observed operating a motor vehicle on Lake St. in the village of Penn Yan while...

Elmira man arrested for Burglary; using stolen checks

SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WETM) — An Elmira man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a home, then used stolen checks to make purchases in the area, according to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Aikman, 40, was arrested following a burglary investigation on June 12, 2022, in the Town of Southport. The Sheriff’s Office […]

Elmira Fire Chief to retire after 25 years with department

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The City of Elmira has announced that the City Fire Chief will retire this summer after 25 years with the department. Chief Joseph Martino will retire from the Elmira Fire Department in August 2022, according to Elmira City Manager Mike Collins. Martino was sworn in as chief in May 2016, succeeding […]

Elmira Police promote new Sergeant

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Elmira Police Department has promoted an officer to the rank of Sergeant in a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning. Officer Joseph Linehan, previously assigned to patrol to the C Platoon, was sworn in and promoted to Police Sergeant on June 27. The ceremony took place in the Elmira City Clerks Office […]

Mike Limoncelli out of action in Mariners farm system

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Horseheads Mike Limoncelli will be off of the pitching mound for the long-term. In a message with Limoncelli Monday, 18 Sports confirmed that the Mariners right-handed prospect will miss the rest of the season and all of next year. The news comes after Limoncelli underwent successful arm surgery two weeks ago […]

Wegmans recalls Vidalia onions

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) – A potential food-borne illness in a popular grocer’s produce. Vidalia onions sold by the pound at Wegmans from June 23rd to June 24th in locations including Ithaca, Auburn, Corning, and Elmira, are being recalled due to the possibility of a listeria contamination. Officials say the product may have a 4-digit PLU code of 4159 or 4166. All products may be returned for a full refund.

Corning travel baseball has strong showing in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WETM) – A Corning travel baseball team had a trip to remember this weekend. The Corning 15u Elite travel baseball team won their pool in the Cooperstown Tournament before falling in the semis. A total of ten teams were in the tournament from the east and Corning even had the opportunity to play […]
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Set the Sky to Music lights show flies over Arnot Mall

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- People could jam out at the Arnot Mall Saturday night with the Set the Sky to Music Light show. The Parking Lot Party by JC Penny set the stage for the unique light show. One hundred and twenty drones flew roughly 400 feet over the Arnot...

Senior Send-Off – Hornell’s Griffyn Baker

HORNELL, 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 Hornell’s Griffyn Baker. Baker played football, basketball, and baseball for four years for the Red Raiders. Griffyn is going to the Commercial Diving Academy Technical Institute in Jacksonville, Florida for underwater/salvage diving. […]

A Community Effort; Owego’s Strawberry Festival returns

After many months of hard work, this year’s Strawberry Festival kicked off in grand fashion, welcoming back the dinosaurs, the superheroes, the musicians and the entire community as a whole for the two day event, held June 17-18 in downtown Owego, and hosted by the Historic Owego Marketplace. A...

Senior Send-Off: Horseheads Nick Alvernaz

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – 18 Sports continues its Senior Send-Off summer series. On our next student highlight sponsored by Tom’s South Corning Collision, we salute Horseheads Nick Alvernaz. The recent Blue Raider graduate will head to Penn State University in State College this fall. Alvernaz plans to major in international politics and play club baseball. […]
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Chemung County Library District's Bookmobile

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chemung County Library District has its very own bookmobile. The director of the Chemung County Library District, Ron Shaw, says it acts as a mobile branch, giving access to children and the elderly to the library who cannot drive to their local library. “If you can't...