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Two arrested in Southport after police chase crossed Pennsylvania state line
SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WETM) — A Lindley, New York, woman and a Liberty, Pennsylvania, man were arrested in Chemung County after a police chase that began in Pennsylvania ended in a crash. Jessica M. Neally, 43, and Nicholas A. Lowry, 22, were arrested in the Town of Southport on Friday, Feb. 23. According to the Chemung […]
A Slice of Heaven: Elmira's 3 Outstanding Pizzas
This article presents a guide to three exceptional pizzerias in Elmira. Have you had the chance to experience any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Car drives into Beaver Pond in Lowman, woman taken in handcuffs
LOWMAN, N.Y. (WETM) — A car drove into a pond off of Breesport North Chemung Road on Sunday afternoon. According to the New York State Police, a 2004 Toyota Camry was traveling northwest down Breesport North Chemung Road when it exited the roadway into Beaver Pond on Feb. 25 at about 3 p.m. One woman […]
Could This Be the Biggest Baby Ever Born in New York State?
Did you know possibly the largest baby ever born in New York State happened in an Upstate hospital?. Back in March of 2019, the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira welcomed a colossal baby girl, who tipped the scales at 15 pounds, 15 ounces and 23.2 inches. At the time it was the hospital's largest baby on record, and most believe it to be the heaviest newborn in state history.
Black Community Honors awards recipients reflect on achievements
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — People from the Elmira community received awards for their contributions at the first annual Black Community Honors Awards. “It’s been humbling. I do what I do because I love to do it,” said Tracy Perry, a recipient of the Young People Community Award. “But being honored for doing something that you […]
Third person arrested in Elmira armed burglary in January
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The third person involved in an armed burglary in Elmira on Jan. 29 has been located and arrested by Elmira Police as of today. According to the Elmira Police Department, Albey Grant-Wandell, 23, of Elmira, was found and arrested on Thursday, Feb. 22, by EPD officers. Wandell had a Chemung County […]
Fly tying course offered by Chemung River Friends
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — People who love the outdoors and want to pick up a new hobby this spring can take a new course to learn about tying flies for fly fishing. The Friends of the Chemung River Watershed are starting a new program for people aged 14 and up who are interested in learning […]
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in Horseheads, NY
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around horseheads..
A last lifeline for historic Brand Park Pool?
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – 18 News has learned the City of Elmira needs to wait for “final approval” from New York State before it can move forward with plans to demolish Brand Park Pool. “We think we got a date, it’s not settled yet, but March or April,” Mayor Dan Mandell told 18 News Director […]
Discover the Top 3 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in Horseheads
This article presents an exploration of three delightful Mexican restaurants in Horseheads. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Four arrested in connection to Wellsburg burglary on Thursday
WELLSBURG, N.Y. (WETM) – Four people from Ithaca have been arrested on a burglary charge following an incident that occurred yesterday in Wellsburg. According to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Abigail V. Fuller, 20, Camren N. Susman, 21, Levi L. Keeling, 20, and Jackson G. Hafl, 21, all of Ithaca, were arrested on the charge […]
Man charged after Elmira house fire to be referred to District Attorney’s office
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Elmira man who was charged in connection to a basement fire on Pennsylvania Ave in Elmira on Feb. 15 has been referred to the district attorney’s office for possible trial. According to the Elmira City Court Clerk, Edwin Bennett, 18, of Elmira, has been referred to the district attorney’s office […]
Elmira man arrested on Pennsylvania fugitive warrant; drugs
Elmira man arrested on Pennsylvania fugitive warrant; drugs.
Chemung County Sheriff’s Office looks to identify men wanted for questioning
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WHCU) – The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify several people wanted for questioning. Authorities say these three men are the subjects of investigations at the Best Buy in Big Flats. The two men pictured below were at the electronics store on February 10 around 7:30 p.m.
Elmira teen missing since August
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — A teen girl has been missing from Elmira for six months, and her family needs the public’s help to find her. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Akilah Whitecotton has been missing from Elmira since Aug. 14, 2023. Whitecotton was 14 years old at the time she […]
Beaver Dams man pleads guilty to rape charge
BEAVER DAMS, N.Y. (WETM) – A Beaver Dams man pleaded guilty to rape charges last week in Schuyler County Court. According to the Schuyler County District Attorney’s Office, Justin L. Hyde, 28, of Beaver Dams, pleaded guilty to rape in the second degree, a class D felony, on Thursday, Feb. 15. Hyde admitted to having […]
Section 4 girls hoops semifinals set. The teams that stood out in quarterfinals
Semifinals in five of the six classifications of Section 4 girls basketball are set following a Friday filled with 12 quarterfinal contests across three classes. There were no quarterfinals in classes AA or A. Class AAA's lone sectional participants ‒ Elmira and Corning ‒ have byes into the championship game. The top-four seeds in...
Horseheads Historical Society hosts Q&A social hour about local history
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- People stopped into the Horseheads Historical Society Saturday afternoon to learn more about the area that surrounds them and ask questions about what makes Horseheads unique. This program was a combined effort between the Horseheads Historical Society and the Chemung County Office of the Aging. The...
Elmira man indicted on drug charges, assault charge
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — An Elmira man who was arrested after allegedly hitting someone with a pry bar was indicted on one assault charge and two drug charges. According to the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office, a grand jury indicted Damen D. Brown on the charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree […]
Chemung County municipalities see $2 million in roadway grants
CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – Local municipalities throughout Chemung County will be receiving approximately $2 million in grant-related funding to improve local roadways, as announced by Chemung County Executive Chris Moss. According to Chemung County Executive Chris Moss’s Office, the funding comes from a co-sponsored initiative from the Chemung County Legislature and Executive Office, which […]