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An uninspected motor vehicle led to the arrest of Tommy O’Dell on December 8th, for Aggravated Unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, No inspection sticker and failing to properly secure two ch...read more
On Tuesday, December 8th , a routine traffic stop led to the arrest of Kristia Bick, who was wanted by the Chemung County Sheriff for Petit Larceny and failure to pay fines.  She was transported ...read more
On December 7, 2015, 2 females were arrested at the Horseheads Walmart for shoplifting. Elaine L. Laurey was also found to have arrest warrants in the City of Elmira and Chemung County for Petit Larce...read more
A customer at the Town of Big Flats Taco Bell became agitated with the staff and allegedly used loud and obscene language inside the restaurant. State Police arrested Shannon Cummings, who admitted ...read more
ADVISORY: The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Watch for Yates County from late Friday Night to Sunday afternoon.  Possible 10 below zero  to 15 below zero, Satur...read more
While sales tax growth outside of New York City was sluggish in much of the state, Schuyler County was an exception to the rule. According to a report by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Schuyler ...read more
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The 23rd annual "Check Out Hunger" fundraising campaign that benefits the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is underway. The Food Bank's Community Engagement Coordinator is Ashley Learn. She tells us mor...read more
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A 25 thousand dollar gift has been granted to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Their Community Engagement Coordinator, Ashley Learn, tells us more. [audio:2061692409-IthacaFoundationgift.mp3] [...read more
A Thursday night community meeting in Horseheads, hosted by Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblymen Phil Palmesano and Chris Friend, touched on a number of subjects, but it was the Governor's proposed $15 ...read more
An argument turned violent early Thursday morning in Horseheads when an Elmira man, armed with a knife, stabbed another man multiple times. Police say the dispute between 19 year-old Jeremiah Bailey a...read more
A raid on Elmira's south side last Saturday resulted in the arrest of one man and the seizure of three handguns. Elmira Police say 43 year-old Jemar McCoy is charged with second-degree criminal poss...read more
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Chemung County authorities are on the looking for a person that allegedly passed counterfeit money at two separate locations within the county this week. Lucas Day has more [audio:1231690836-Chemun...read more
A home at 34 Lee Street in Pine Valley was heavily damaged by fire on Friday night as multipel fire crews arrived at the scene to battle flames which could be seen from miles around. The fire was re...read more
One of the 12 marines lost in Thursday's mid-air helicopter collision in Hawaii was from Chemung County, according to information posted on Facebook. 22 year-old Jeffrey Sempler spent his childhood ...read more
A Canandaigua man was seriously injured Sunday after his pickup truck went off an overpass on Interstate 86 in Horseheads and fell onto Westinghouse Road. Wayne Parker was traveling east around 1:20 P...read more
A 58 year old Elmira man was killed after his car left the westbound lane of Interstate 86 Friday afternoon and crashed.  Emmett Hayford's car came to rest in the median in the town of Nichols. T...read more
Ithaca lawyer Leslie Danks Burks says she will challenge Tom O'Mara for his state Senate seat in November. O'Mara represents the 58th Senate District, which comprises Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Steu...read more
An investigation involving the sale of heroin in the City of Elmira has led to the arrest of a 32 year-old Chemung County woman.  Jessica Gile of Elmira was arrested, Monday, on a Superior Cour...read more
Yates and Schuyler Counties will share in some of the 10-MILLION dollars awarded in grants by Governor Andrew Cuomo to support improving 9-1-1 response and emergency dispatching.   Yates Cou...read more
The state is doling out $10 million in grants for emergency dispatch services in 57 of the New York's 62 counties and New York City. The grants will be used to help counties invest in their emergenc...read more
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution reiterating its support of the Lago Resort and Casino and called on those fighting against the project to "stand down" so Lago's develo...read more
A joint investigation by the Elmira Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit and the New York State Police Narcotics Enforcement Team has led to the arrest of an Elmira man for allegedly selling heroin...read more
A section of downtown Elmira that dates to the 1830's is one of 28 sites, statewide, nominated to the state and national registers of historic places.  A number of locations in upstate New york m...read more
A month long joint investigation by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office and the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina has resulted in the arrest of a 26 year old Corning man.  Joshua...read more
An Attica man who went on a four county crime-rampage in 2013 will be spending 20 years to life behind bars. 64 year-old John Malowsky the big ticket to the big house due to his status as a persiste...read more
A 22 year old Elmira man has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated harassment involving a hate crime for an incident that occurred at his former college back in April. Amjad "Mark" Hussain...read more
A 21 year old Elmira man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday night.  Marquise Sutton is accused of shooting 27 year old Anthony Garrett ...read more
At its regular monthly meeting this week, the Yates County Legislature approved an agreement that would renew their partnership with neighboring Schuyler County to share a director of weights and meas...read more
It has been five years since the Canandaigua Road bridge over the Erie Canal in Macedon has been in use. Built in 1912, the bridge was closed due to significant steel deterioration. Wednesday, the bri...read more
A deal to invest $8.3 billion in mass transit in New York City between Governor Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has lawmakers in the Southern Tier crying foul. State Senator Tom O'Mara was joi...read more
Sheriff's Deputies and State Troopers were searching for evidence Wednesday afternoon in connection with the Kelley Clayton murder investigation, and according to a news report, they found what they w...read more
A 54 year old Elmira man has been charged with animal cruelty after animal control officers allegedly found his dog emaciated and in serious physical condition.  The Husky mix dog was treated at ...read more
The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross has named Carlos McCluskey as its new Executive Director.  McCluskey has been a Red Cross employee for the past two years and is also a firef...read more
Citing personal connections to the victim and others involved in the case, including potential witnesses, Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker has stepped down from the Kelley Clayton murder ...read more
A Tompkins County woman was killed in a one car accident that occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 14 in Chemung County. 57 year old Theresa Benjamin of Newfield died at Robert Packer Hospital fro...read more
A Steuben County mother and daughter have been arrested for allegedly stealing close to 3-THOUSAND dollars worth of merchandise from an Arnot Mall store over the weekend. 42 year old Kelly Wisniewski ...read more
BINGHAMTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced awards to law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, through the Attorney General’s inVEST Partnersh...read more
Both men charged with murder in the death of a Steuben County woman last week had court dates yesterday. Ithaca attorney Ray Schlather is acting as Thomas Clayton's defense attorney. During Monday mor...read more
Color change this fall season is running a bit behind schedule, but peak and near peak colors are expected to arrive in the Adirondacks and the Catskills this weekend.  Foliage spotters report ...read more
A former Elmira Jackals hockey player was arrested Tuesday for allegedly murdering his wife. Thomas Clayton is jailed on a second-degree murder charge. The 37 year old allegedly contacted authorities ...read more
A Southern Tier call center that laid off close to 350 workers backin April is looking to hire 300 full-time employees starting Thursday. That's when Sitel will hold a job fair at its Gang Mills facil...read more
The state's unemployment rate decreased from 5.4 percent to 5.2 percent in August, the lowest level since May, 2008. The rate is based on the Current Population Survey, which contacts 3,100 households...read more
You have seen the signs saying no to the proposed Tyre casino, now signs are showing up promoting the Lago Resort and Casino. The red and white lawn signs began showing up last week. One reads "More ...read more
We now know the name of the person killed in a two car accident Tuesday in the Tompkins County town of Enfield.  47 year old Kent Kramer, of Elmira, was traveling east on Mecklenberg Road shortly...read more
Some good news for local veterans and their families. Congressman Tom Reed announced more than 5-MILLION dollars in renewed funding for local non-profit groups that prevent homelessness among veterans...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday announced that $16.7 million in economic development funding has been approved for 25 projects that he says will spur growth and create opportunties statewide. The fund...read more
28 people were arrested Thursday for again protesting at the gates of Crestwood Midstream in the town of Reading.   Those arrested were members of the Catholic Worker Movement and were appea...read more
After four years of negotiations, a stalled collective bargaining agreement between the Village of Horseheads and the Police Benevolent Association is headed for arbitration next Thursday.  The d...read more
The 41 year old Elmira man that pleaded guilty in a federal court back in February to a charge of producing child pornography has been sentenced to 188 months in prison.  Shannon Lewis harbored a...read more
An 18 year old Elmira teen has been arrested by Bath Village Police on sexual misconduct charges.  Leon Wolfanger is accused of having sexual relations with a 15 year old female and sending the g...read more
Two people died early Saturday morning when a tractor trailer collided with a pick up truck in the Village of Horseheads.  According to village police, the accident, occurred about 6:45 am at the...read more
A 35 year old Horseheads man is accused of assaulting two Chemung County Sheriff's Deputies that were investigating a harassment complaint against him.  It all started around 1 Tuesday morning wh...read more
Byrne Dairy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Elmira was robbed Wednesday night about 8 pm and a store employee told a WETM News reporter that a little more than $200 was taken.  Elmira Police would on...read more
Friends of the family of 15 year-old Hannah Jerzak who died Sunday night at Strong Memorial Hospital, the victim of a car crash on Dutch Hill Road in Southport, have created a Go Fund Me page.  D...read more
The Elmira school district is looking for prekindergarten students to fill available seats this fall and unlike past years when the waiting lists were long, vacancies in the program are up for a secon...read more
A ten year old Herkimer County girl took first place in the "Star Spangled Challenge" and will be one of the 12 New Yorkers to sing the National Anthem at the upcoming New York State Fair. Kenzie Mu...read more
A baker's dozen of protesters were arrested at the gates of Crestwood-Midstream Tuesday morning.  The group formed human blockades at the north and south entrances to the state Route 14 facility ...read more
State Police have released the name of the driver involved in a fatal motorcycle accident that happened Sunday night in the town of Veteran.  48 year old Timothy Kelly, of Millport, was traveling...read more
State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal motorcycle accident that happened Sunday night in the town of Veteran.  A motorcyclist was traveling west on Millport Hill Road around 7:30 Sund...read more
A 2 car accident at the intersection of State Route 14 and Leach Road in the town of Torrey injured an Elmira man Sunday afternoon.  30 year old Veronica Harper, of Elmira, was northbound on Rou...read more
A 27 year old Elmira man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly drove his car into a flock of geese, killing one.  Matthew Zimmer is accused of driving into a flock of Canada gee...read more
The number of protesters arrested in the ongoing civil disobedience campaign against Crestwood Midstream climbed to 309, Monday, when 13 more people were taken into custody, charged with trespassing a...read more
A 25 year old Elmira woman was charged with two counts of animal cruelty following an investigation into the abandonment of a dog at a Columbia Street residence.  Elizabeth Rios faces one count o...read more
      John Plumb, a political unknown, who resigned his post in May at the White House National Security Council has decided to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republ...read more
Small fireworks are legal in most Finger Lakes area counties with the exception of Cayuga and Seneca Counties. The state gives each county the option of allowing the sale of small fireworks such as sp...read more
Just days after more arrests at the Crestwood-Midstream facility in the Schuyler Town of Reading, the group "We Are Seneca Lake" is asking Finger Lakes residents to call Governor Andrew Cuomo and tell...read more
The driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident over the weekend in Elmira has been identified by city police.  18 year old Zachary Travis, of Elmira, was the driver that fled the scene after...read more
A 55 year old Elmira man was killed early Sunday morning after being stuck by a car on the city's Southside.  Russell Hartman was walking across West Miller Street, near Burdick Street, at around...read more
Fewer than 45-thousand assault-style weapons have been registered in New York state since a landmark gun control act took effect in 2013. State records released today, suggesting that Empire State gun...read more
An Elmira City Police Officer has been arreseted for allegedly hitting a woman in the head and face late earlier this month outside of a Market Street bar in Corning.  34 year old Bryan Townsend ...read more
Elmira Police arrested a city man, Thursday afternoon, after reports of a gun being fired in a residential neighborhood.  According to 18 News in Elmira, neighbors told police they heard a half-d...read more
A total of 693 full and part-time students were named to the Finger Lakes Community College dean’s list for spring 2015. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a 3.5 grade poin...read more
An Elmira man pleaded guilty in city court Friday to a charge of animal cruelty.  According to animal control, Chad Sills' Doberman pinscher was a week or two away from starving to death and weig...read more
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      The Finger Lakes Land Trust is bringing back HIKEapalooza on Saturday June 20th . 12 different outdoor events in the 12 Finger Lakes area counties. Trust Executive Director A...read more
Sparklers, poppers and cone fountains are legal on the Fourth of July in New York State, but not in every county and only in those counties where the local government permits it. As of this week, 29 ...read more
A man that was pulled over speeding on Interstate 86 in the village of Horseheads Friday morning attempted to set himself and his car on fire.  Darren Desruisseaux is wanted in Pennsylvania for a...read more
A 56 year old Millport man will spend the next 40 years in prison after being convicted of distributing and receiving child pornography.  An undercover agent with the U.S. Attorney's office down...read more
A 45 year old Watkins Glen woman faces up to three years in state prison after being accused of keeping nearly 200 prescription pills from nursing home residents where she worked. Lisa Clark is accuse...read more
The Yates County Sheriff's Office and the National Weather Service in Binghamton have issued a frost advisory, effective from midnight tonight until 8AM, Thursday morning.  The advisory means tha...read more
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Things had been pretty quiet at the gates of the Crestwood Midstream Facility north of Watkins Glen, until today nobody had been arrested there since February 11th. That changed this morning when 19-p...read more
Elmira Police have charged three men for an alleged attack and robbery, early Monday morning, of a Totem Taxi driver on North Main Street in the city. Police say the three suspects -- Reece Brewer, D...read more
A former highway superintendent in Chemung County will spend six months in jail after admitting to stealing from the town he served. 60-year-old Roger Burlew served as Town of Erin Highway Superintend...read more
A 40 year old man was struck and killed by a train Wednesday night in Elmira.  According to police, the train was traveling north, crossing the railroad bridge over the Chemung River near West Se...read more
Yates and Schuyler Counties will share in public safety and security funding as part of a new package of 233-million-dollars in federal grants being distributed statewide to support local emergency re...read more
A 30 year old Chemung County man faces up to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiring to steal from a health care benefit program.  Paul Harnas, Junior, a member of ...read more
Starting this month, Big Flats residents have access to superior high-speed internet for around $50 a month through a fiber optic line provided by Empire Access. This comes as a first for Chemung Co...read more
Support for area farmers has emerged as a touchstone issue in the state's new budget with a whole crop of farmer friendly provisions targeted at the state's farming industry.  According to State ...read more
Some major economic news was announced on Monday in the form a $500,000 grant issued to the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, a collaboration between Binghamton University, Cornell University, Corning I...read more
A bi-partisan Medicare reform bill, passed by the House last week, is good news for rural hospitals in the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes and for their senior patients who depend on Medicare. ...read more
Friday morning at around 8am, 45 year old Charles W. Wheeler of Elmira, operating a 2007 Chevy Malibu, and 30 year old passenger Mathew M. Carpenter, were traveling north of Federal Road in Erin, wh...read more
Anglers will be refreshed this spring as soon as the weather withers away the winter season, for they will be given the opportunity to see a direct return on their investment in a state fishing lice...read more
State Senator Tom O'Mara, newly-appointed to the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development, says the emphasis needs to shift from job-creating tax cuts to retraining workers to qualify for hard-to-fi...read more
A popular packaged food product is being recalled because it might contain small pieces of metal and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier has issued an urgent advisory to those who received the product ...read more
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A bipartisan group of 114 state legislators, organized by state Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from acr...read more
A 20 year old Elmira man has been arrested after police seized a stolen Uzi assault weapon, a stolen handgun, two pounds of marijuana, and a large sum of U.S. currency and packaging materials Friday. ...read more
A 41 year old Elmira man has pleaded guilty in a federal court to a charge of producing child pornography.  Elmira Police learned of Shannon Lewis, who harbored at-risk minors that ran away from ...read more
A 45 year old Horseheads man was arrested Monday on a petit larceny charge after an incident that occurred in the village of Penn Yan. Brent Strobridge is accused of opening a package inside of a Penn...read more
The Elmira man who was convicted of murdering a Chautauqua County couple will spend at least 50 years in prison. Davide Coggins was sentenced in a Chautauqua County courtroom to 50 years to life Monda...read more
State Police have arrested a Hammondsport man for allegedly stealing a car. Dewane Burdick is accused of stealing a vehicle that had been reported stolen to the Elmira Police Department and recovered ...read more
Two offices combine to pull out a dentist invoicing false dental care for inmates at 26 correctional facilities in upstate New York and the Finger Lakes region including Livingston, Cayuga, and Elmi...read more
A 32 year old Elmira man has been arrested in connection with the theft of the Mark Twain bronze plaque taken from an Elmira cemetery in December.  Daniel Ruland was arrested after Elmira Police ...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged all New Yorkers to exercise caution with winter storm conditions, including some wind chills well below zero – impacting communities across the state. Accor...read more
Very few details are known at this time, but State Police and the Horseheads Police Department are investigating the death of an infant that occurred Tuesday night in the Chemung County village. The i...read more
Tom Reed highlighted the positive impact his Fighting Hunger Incentive Tax Act will have on the Southern Tier’s regional food banks and charities during a press conference held early Friday. P...read more
The Finger Lakes Vacation Region announced the final numbers for its 2014 Regional Public Relations program, which amassed a total of /*2.8 billion impressions*/ for the year. The 14-county Finger Lak...read more
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Thurday morning at 10AM, in the Horseheads Holiday Inn Express, will hold a much anticipated Issues Conference on a  controversial pro...read more
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In terms of food distribution, 2014 was a banner year for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Jonathan Fuller is the Food Bank's Community and Public Relations Manager. He tells us more. [audio:FoodBa...read more
Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, who was Rob Astorino's running mate in last November's gubernatorial election, is planning to run for a statewide office. Moss, a Republican, says he's exploring h...read more
A 44 year old Elmira man will spend the next 8 years in prison after being convicted on federal charges of conspiracy to import and distribute narcotics.  Ronald Tuttle imported hundreds of gram...read more
A 28 year old Elmira woman has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than two thousand dollars from an elderly Corning man she was taking care of.  Tara Girardi is a home h...read more
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A group opposed to casinos in New York state has urged state gambling officials not to grant a license to a facility in the state's Southern Tier. The Coalition Against Gambling in New York wrote to ...read more
A Corning man has been indicted by a Chemung County grand jury on two felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals in connection with alleged incidents that occurred in November. Erik Miller is accu...read more
A ruling by a federal judge has denied a claim by nine Southern Tier homeowners that a gas well contaminated their drinking water.  In his decision filed on December 17th., U.S. District Judge Ch...read more
Twenty people were arraigned in Reading Town Court on Wednesday night on trespassing charges relating to the ongoing civil disobedience campaign to stop Texas-based Crestwood Midstream from expanding ...read more
Motorists should be alert to the possibility of slippery roadways this morning due to occasional periods of freezing drizzle.  The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for much of the ...read more
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"We are Seneca Lake" protester Colleen Boland who just finished a stint in the Chemung County Jail for blocking a truck at the Crestwood site on October 29th promises the group will not give up its ...read more
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Two women who are heading up the "We Are Seneca Lake" protests at the Crestwood Midstream's property in the Town of Reading got out of jail overnight. Sandra Steingraber and Colleen Boland were arre...read more
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The organizers of the "We Are Seneca Lake" movement will be shuttled back to Schuyler County from the Chemung County Jail late tonight in order to be released from Schuyler County Jail at one minute a...read more
An Elmira teen has been indicted by a Chemung County grand jury for allegedly killing his dog.  18 year old Michael Cornell is accused of injuring his six year old Pomeranian dog while at a hote...read more
Want to know who won the local elections in your neighborhood? Here are the links for local Finger Lakes area counties.  - Cayuga County  - Chemung County  - Monroe County  - On...read more
The 41 year old Elmira man police were looking to question in connection with an animal cruelty case has been located and arrested.  Tyrone Boles faces two counts each of abandonment of an anima...read more
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Democrat Martha Robertson, in a political dog fight with incumbent Tom Reed for the congressional seat in the 23rd District, told Finger Lakes News Radio on Tuesday night that her opponent is out of t...read more
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    More changes in local Red Cross Operations. Last week, we learned the Canandaigua office was closing, this week the Auburn office. Now the announcement that Finger lakes Red Cross Chap...read more
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Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Chris Moss says he and his running mate, Rob Astorino, would “defund” Governor Andrew Cuomo's gun control law as a first step to repealing the ...read more
A total of 653 students will receive full tuition scholarships for the 2014-2015 college year under the state's STEM Incentive Program, which was developed as a way to keep the best and the brightest ...read more
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A former highway superintendent in Chemung County is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing from the town he served.  The Corning Leader reports 59-year-old Roger Burlew, Town of Erin Hi...read more
Leaf peepers are out and about checking the fall color changes around New York State and have filed their third report of the season showing near-peak color in the Adirondacks and varying degrees of c...read more
A 62 year old Elmira man that was assaulted on Labor Day died Tuesday at Arnot Ogden Medical Center from injuries he suffered. Terry Isaacs had reportedly returned to his girlfriend's residence on Je...read more
Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero easily defeating the challenge of former Sheriff's Deputy, Rodney Miller by a nearly 4 to 1 margin in the Republican Primary. With over half the vote counted, Povero...read more
Two Ithaca residents have been arrested for their role in allegedly committing more than 20 burglaries in Tompkins and Chemung counties. Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were investigating a broken ...read more
BINGHAMTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced awards to law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, through the Attorney General’s inVEST Partnersh...read more
An Elmira man is in Chemung County Jail for allegedly killing his dog. Michael Cornell is alleged to have killed a six year old Pomeranian dog while at a hotel in the town of Catlin. Cornell was arres...read more
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The New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday released preliminary unemployment rates for the month of July and Fred von Wiegen reports that employment is growing at a record pace.   [audio:...read more
A fire Thursday night at the Horseheads Pick-A-Part salvage yard sent a thick plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen from miles away.  The fire broke out shortly after 6 last night ...read more
GOP gubernatorial challenger,  Rob Astorino thinks the political momentum may be shifting in his direction.  Like a dog with a shiny new toy,  Astorino and his running mate, Chemung Cou...read more
The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled pilot inexperience as the cause of a November 2012 helicopter crash near the Chemung River in Corning that killed two people, including a Watkins Gle...read more
Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino was in Watkins Glen Wednesday, speaking at the 80th annual New York State Sheriffs' Association's Summer Training Conference.  Astorino told the ga...read more
The former Sikorsky facility in Big Flats is now off the list of places being considered as a place to house a portion of the thousands of Central American children crossing over into the United State...read more
NYSEG crews continue to respond to severe damage to its electricity delivery system in the Ithaca area as a result of Tuesday evening's violent storms. Nearly 17,600 NYSEG customers in NYSEG’s ...read more
A bomb threat made to a store at the Arnot Mall Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Elmira man.  David Lopez is accused of phoning in a threat to the Lid's hat store shortly ...read more
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UPDATE 5:30am New York State Electric and Gas is reporting that they are working to continue restoring power for customers in the Finger Lakes Region. Yates County remains the hardest hit following T...read more
New York state is taking steps to control the population of parasitic sea lampreys around Seneca Lake to protect other fish species. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation says that nex...read more
Governor Cuomo Announces New Disaster Assistance Program for Residents and Businesses Hit by Flooding in Finger Lakes Region Impacted Yates County homeowners and renters will be able to apply dir...read more
The work on the new Patterson Bridge in Corning is complete and the bridge is now open to traffic.  The work on the Route 352 bridge over the Chemung River started last year, and was completed ri...read more
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino made a stop in Waterloo Wednesday morning to meet a small group of Republican supporters and to lay a wreath at the Veterans Memorial in Lafayette Park....read more
To coincide with this year’s upcoming Memorial Day observances across the state and nation, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today announced that he will induct Anthony J.“T...read more
Newly minted nominee on the GOP gubernatorial ticket,  Rob Astorino in Yates County this afternoon, attending the SCOPE rally, at the Benton Highway Dept. Garage, starting at 3PM on State Route...read more
Westchester County Executive, Ron Astorino, did not sound like a double-digit underdog on Thursday afternoon when he accepted the Republican  gubernatorial nomination at the Party's convention in...read more
A 58 year old Corning woman died Sunday while kayaking with her daughter down the Chemung River. Donna Bailey and her unidentified 32 year old daughter apparently encountered a downed tree as they ca...read more
They all beat the roll of the dice. The New York Gaming Facility Location Board today set the minimum capital investment for the four new casino licenses by region and zone.  All three proposals...read more
An apparent boating mishap on the Chemung River in Big Flats Sunday resulted in one person dying and another being pulled from the water. The names of those involved has not been released. The boat o...read more
Horseheads State Police have arrested two Elmira men for allegedly stealing brass fittings from fire supression systems at two Chemung County hotels.  The thefts were reported by Hampton Inn and...read more
A homicide investigation in Kentucky has led to the arrest of a Chemung County man;  21 year-old Ian Miller of Elmira is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of 38 year-old Gavin Thompson...read more
A Southern Tier woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 50 thousand dollars from her employer. Maria McGuane admitted to stealing money by various methods between September of 2006 and May 2...read more
Elmira Police rescued a woman from the Chemung River Thursday afternoon after she jumped off the Main Street Bridge in the city. The Star-Gazette reports the river's current is strong at this time an...read more
The Steuben County Democratic Elections Commissioner has announced he will challenge Phil Palmesano for his Assembly seat this fall. Democrat Joseph Welch made the announcement this week.  Palme...read more
This week will mark the start of bridge rehabilitation projects on I-86 in the town of Chemung.  6 bridges will be worked on over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and the Chemung River.  Ther...read more
An employee of a Southern Tier nursing home has been arrested for intentionally starting a fire there last weekend.  29 year old Tia Fuller of Elmira is accused of intentionally damaging equipme...read more
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The New York State Office of the State Comptroller has released an initial report detailing the change in sales tax revenue by county from 2012 to 2013.  While actual figures were not released in...read more
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Some great news was recently received by Catholic Charities of Schuyler and Chemung Counties.  Here's agency Director Debbie McDonald to tell us more. [audio:Cargilldonation14.MP3] McDonald e...read more
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    The Food Bank of the Southern Tier again this year is taking part in the Feinstein Foundation’s Million Dollar Challenge to fight hunger. The Food Bank's Missy Goetschius tells u...read more
Chemung County’s Transit System bought seven new busses this week.  They have clean diesel technology and 90 percent fewer emissions than the older busses.  The majority of their cos...read more
State Senator Tom O'Mara says the $851 million in Medicaid fraud recovered, last year, in New York was made possible by software produced by the Horseheads-based firm: Salient Corporation.  O'Mar...read more
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A gas well worker from Louisiana faces up to seven years in state prison after being convicted of deliberately striking his girlfriend with a pickup truck in July 2012 in Chemung County. Lucas Day has...read more
New York State is home to more than 17 thousand highway bridges. The Department of Transportation has released data from around New York depicting what bridges are structurally deficient, functionally...read more
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The annual Check Out Hunger fundraising campaign held by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is underway.  Community and Public Relations Manager Missy Goetschius tells us more about the largest h...read more
The agricultural community breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday when the House passed, the long delayed and much debated, five year Farm Bill that helps make area farmers more competitive...read more
Last week the state's unemployment rate were released at 7.1 percent. The New York State Department of Labor has now released a preliminary list of local area unemployment rates for December 2013. Ac...read more
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A 38 year old Horseheads man is facing felony charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a person under the age of 13. David Morgan is charged with felony criminal sex act and additional char...read more
Wind Chill Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 1107 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014 NYZ001>005-010>014-019>021-085-220015- /O.CON.KBUF.WC.Y.0005.140121T2300Z-140...read more
  A local non-profit is offering funds for home repairs.  Community Progress Inc. helps individuals make necessary home repairs in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties.  The progra...read more
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening for Seneca, Wayne, Cayuga, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Chemung Counties.  Rain wil...read more
Governor Andrew Cuomo this week delivered his 2014 State of the State Address, outlining a sweeping agenda which builds on the success of the last three years to change the direction of New York State...read more
Tompkins County ranks ninth in the state in DWI conviction rate over the last four years, according to records kept by the DA's office. The Ithaca Journal reports a 69 percent conviction rate between ...read more
Two Chemung County teens face up to a year in jail after being arrested by the Department of Environmental Conservation for illegally shooting a deer near Elmira Free Academy December 5th. The two 17...read more
Is it fair to pay taxes for two different library systems?  That’s what might happen to people living in Southport, Catlin, and Big Flats.  They live in Chemung County and currently ...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is once again teaming this year with the Venison Donation Program to help those in need.  The Food Bank's Missy Goetschius tells us more about this partnership....read more
A story in last week's Buffalo News reported Congressman Tom Reed's former law office paid a near 16-HUNDRED dollar tax bill to the Chemung County Clerk close to two months beyond its past due date.&n...read more
A Chemung County grand jury has indicted a 40-year-old Horseheads woman on rape charges. Treva Andrzejewski also faces charges of criminal sexual act, disseminating indecent material to minors, and e...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday traveled to Binghamton, New York to discuss how the approved casino gaming amendment has the potential to bring millions of dollars in new revenue to school district...read more
More than a dozen fire companies from Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung and Tioga Counties battled a fire at an auto body shop in the village of Spencer Monday morning.  The fire at Walter’s Bod...read more
If your string cheese spoils before you get a chance to eat it,  check the sell-by date: if it falls between October 25, 2013 and February 11, 2014, throw it away. That's the word from the Food B...read more
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a flood watch for Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties in anticipation of potential heavy rain expected in the area all day. Rain is expected t...read more
According to a report issued Friday by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli,  sales tax collections grew across New York State by 397 million dollars for the first half of 2013 compared to the same ...read more
About two hundred students will move into brand new dorms at Corning Community College this weekend. The ribbon cutting for the new Perry Hall took place Friday. It was attended by CCC President Kate ...read more
Congressman Tom Reed will hold town hall meetings Saturday in Chemung County in the Town of Erin and at Cornell University. Reed has held more than 100 town hall meetings since being elected to Congre...read more
  9:30AM SATURDAY UPDATE: Power has been restored to all customers in the Finger Lakes, with the exception of one unlucky NYSEG customer in the town of Locke.3 AM SATURDAY UPDATE: NYSEG at 3 t...read more
An Elmira woman is accused of stealing credit card information from customers while working as a waitress at a Friendly's restaurant in Chemung County.  Jasmine Irvin allegedly used a handheld s...read more
A one car accident in Chemung County Saturday killed a 33 year old Elmira man and critically injured a 22 year old Bath woman.  According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, Brett Casselberr...read more
The chairman of the I-86 coalition is accusing the Governor and the Thruway Authority of working together to delay completion of the project.  Ted Bennett, who's also a Chemung County Legislator,...read more
A Dryden woman wants to be the next representative for the 23rd Congressional District. The chairwoman of the Tompkins County Legislature, Democrat Martha Robertson, as announced she is running for t...read more
Texting while driving is a bad idea.  Texting while driving this summer is even worse.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a summer crackdown on distracted driving.  New York State Police ...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received a half-million dollar grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation, naming the Food Bank’s warehouse. Natasha Thompson, Food Bank President say ...read more
County Treasurers say State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has reneged on an agreement to share the results of so-called fiscal stress tests with them before releasing them to the media.Chemung County Tr...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed visited Chemung County manufacturer Nucor for a tour of the facility’s new solar panel system being installed to cut down on operating costs and improve energy efficiency. R...read more
The discovery of an apparent meth lab in Southport has ended with the arrest of two people. Police say Raymond Buchanan and Lauren Buchanan were operating a meth lab at their home on Pennsylvania Aven...read more
Governor Cuomo today announced $12.2 million that will help 209 farms in 27 counties to protect New York's lakes, streams and rivers from potential agricultural runoff.  This assistance is awarde...read more
Chemung County voters will have a lot of propositions on this year’s ballot.  One item that is very important locally is a question of redistricting.  Local officials say it’s im...read more
Rape Crisis of the Southern Tier, which has served Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties since 1996, has changed its name to the Sexual Assault Resource Center. The new name will come with a new...read more
A bomb squad was called to the Village of Wellsburg on Saturday and now a man is in ther Chemung County Jail. Our news partners at YNN say a New York State Police bomb squad had to be called in to rem...read more
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Volunteer firefighters are needed across the Finger Lakes Region.  Local legislators including Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Assemblyman Phil Palmseano, are urging community members to ...read more
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A co-application has been submitted by Yates and Schuyler Counties seeking 100-THOUSAND dollars in grant money from the New York State Department of Local Government Efficiency for a consolidation of ...read more
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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier's 6th annual Fill the Bus campaign has come to a conclusion and the results are in. Here's the Food Bank's Missy Goetschius to tell us more. [audio:FilltheBus13resul...read more
Running now through September 21st New York State Police are taking part in an effort to draw attention to Child Passenger Safety.  Safety Week is a nationwide effort to help give children the be...read more
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The 6th annual "Fill the Bus" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Backpack Program is underway for the next two weeks.  As it has in year's past, Wegmans grocery stores in Co...read more
Two sites in Chemung and Steuben counties have been nominated for addition to the state and national registers of historic places. Harris Hill in Big Flats and the First Baptist Society of Bath have b...read more
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Ask yourself how do you get around... is it easy? Or, do you find yourself late for work, unable to get to the doctors.  If your frustrated with transportation around the Finger Lakes you can mak...read more
If you were trying to drive down West Gray Street, Davis, or Columbia Street in Elmira yesterday, you may have found it difficult. But that's probably for the best, because according to our news partn...read more
37 year old Timothy Knapp formerly of Lodi has been sentenced by Chemung County Court to an undefined term of 15 years to life on each of his four convictions of predatory sexual assault against a chi...read more
11:50 a.m. update:  A Chemung County man fell more than 100 feet to his death Wednesday night at the Havana Glen Gorge in Montour.  20 year old Mark Minotti of Horseheads was reportedly hik...read more
The combined jobless rates in Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties reached 11.2 percent in January, the highest in more than 20 years. The combined unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in December and ...read more
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Schuyler County has announced it will take part in a discount program that would recognize and thank military veterans for their sacrifice and service. Joan Scott, Director of the Schuyler County Vete...read more
During a burglary Thursday in Horseheads, a police officer and his canine partner were able to bust the burgler. Police say Stephen Savage was picked up Thursday night while stealing from a gun shop o...read more
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A new congressional district brings along with it a new set of problems, challenges, and opportunities.   Congressman Tom Reed discovered that last night when he held his first Seneca Falls ...read more
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Strong thunderstorms and a reported tornado resulted in a great deal of damage in the Elmira area late Thursday afternoon. There were reports of trees and power lines down, and people trapped in build...read more
(Baldwin, NY) --  The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a meth lab found earlier this week on Hugg Road in the Town of Baldwin, according to the Corning Leader.According to d...read more
A 22 year old Elmira man was found guilty of second degree murder Monday by a Chemung County jury.  Justin Jones was charges of killing 25 year old Brian Martin last November and stuffing his bo...read more
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A published report in Monday's Buffalo News claims between 2005 and this year, Congressman Tom Reed was tardy paying his property taxes 38 times.  The report claims Reed has paid close to 35-HUND...read more
The 27 year old Chemung County mother that allegedly shook to death her toddler son last week has had charges against her upgraded.            &...read more
The Arts Experience, formerly Disability and the Arts Festival, will hold its third annual festival celebrating inclusion and the arts. From April 16 to April 29, the festival provides an opportunity ...read more
Finger Lakes tourism, business growth and the natural gas industry are all being credited for news that a half-dozen hotels are being proposed in the Arnot Mall retail area.     &...read more
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      Bishop  Robert  Cunningham, the Apostolic Administrator for the  Diocese of Rochester announced the start of the 2013-2014  Catholic Ministries Appeal tod...read more
UPDATE 7:50PM: There are currently 131 customers without power in Steuben County in the towns of Erwin, Freemont and Hornellsville. Power has been restored in Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.----------...read more
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Last Wednesday, three members of the self proclaimed "Seneca 12" were sentenced to 15 days in Schuyler County Jail after appearing in Reading Town Court and refusing to pay their trespassing fines. T...read more
The Seneca County Board of Supervisors is meeting Tuesday to discuss the motion to repeal and reconsider the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act that was passed in January by Governo...read more
A 20 year old Elmira man has been arrested by Schuyler County Sheriff's Deputies on sexual abuse charges.  Stephen Benting was charged with felony sexual abuse along with misdemeanor charges of f...read more
A 27 year old Oklahoma man wanted for attacking a jogger in Chemung County has been brought back to the Southern Tier to face charges.   Tyrel Welch was extradited from Tulsa over the weekend...read more
Could wind turbines be coming to Schuyler County? Next Era, the largest wind energy supplier in North America, is considering a 200-MILLION dollar wind energy project across four towns in Schuyler and...read more
A 23 year old Elmira man charged in an October shooting that wounded another Elmira man was convicted at trial in Chemung County Court Wednesday.  Cornellius Speed was convicted of second-degree...read more
A joint investigation by State Police, the Horseheads Police Department and Chemung County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of a 26 year old Beaver Dams woman on prostitution charges. Cindy...read more
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The Hussman Foundation of Maryland is offering a 58-thousand dollar challenge grant to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier so they can buy a 3rd refrigerated truck for their fleet. Food Bank Communicat...read more
  Under the new plan, assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb would see his district change.  He will no longer represent parts of five counties - instead he will represent all of Ontario and...read more
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Devolpment Council holds a local meeting in Geneva on Wednesday night August 31st.  The meeting begins at 6pm at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront. The public is invi...read more
A Chemung County town highway superintendent has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 50-THOUSAND dollars in goods and services.  Roger Burlew, who has served as highway super for the ...read more
Chemung County authorities looking for the person or persons responsible for a burglary that occurred in the town of Van Etten over the weekend in which a vehicle and firearms were stolen.  Inve...read more
An ATV accident Sunday killed a 12-year-old Chemung County boy.  State Police say the accident happened on Breesport North Chemung Road in the town of Baldwin around 11:00 Sunday morning.  ...read more
Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman tells us both the resolution opposing the NY SAFE ACT, and the resolution opposing proposed legislation by NY State to require liability insurance by gun owners un...read more
According to an article in Wednesday's New York Times, the Cuomo administration is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing on a limited basis to towns located in the Southern Tier that want it. An ...read more
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that in the first twelve hours of Operation Hang Up more than 150 drivers were ticketed for using hand-held devices. One State Trooper issued eight tickets in ...read more
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462-THOUSAND dollars in grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice has been earmarked for Yates, Steuben and Chemung Counties.  The grants can be used to fight human trafficking, battle dome...read more
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State legislators want to remind you that the Annual Recruit New York is coming up Friday and Saturday.  Assemblyman Phil Palmesano says local fire departments are opening up their doors looking ...read more
Here are the links to Finger Lakes Area Counties, and their individual 2012 county election results. Cayuga County Chemung County Monroe County Ontario County Onondaga County Schuyler County Se...read more
The 27 year old Elmira man accused of robbing a bank at knifepoint earlier this month is now being held on 50-THOUSAND dollars bail following his appearance in Chemung County Court.  Daniel Fren...read more
  A strong thunderstorm brought heavy winds, lots of lightning and hail to Tompkins County just before 8 p.m. Thursday.Emergency dispatchers say the storm knocked down trees and power lines acro...read more
A 20 year old Elmira woman has been arrested in connection with bomb threats made to the Arnot Mall back on February 5th.  Ieisha Wilson was charged with three counts of false filing.  Wilso...read more
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A new service is being made available at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport in June.  A daily direct flight to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens one of the three major air...read more
The investigation into the discovery of human remains in a field in the town of Veteran continues. A farmer tilling his field off State Route 14 discovered the remains shortly around 1 p.m. Friday,&nb...read more
The infamous stretch of road on Lower Maple Avenue in Ashland notorious for accidents could be seeing a reduced speed limit from 55 mph. Officials are hoping to build momemtum to persuade the state to...read more
Yesterday morning, we warned motorists traveling in Schuyler County, in particular on State Route 13 in Cayuta, of icy road ways.  It was for good reason as a 10 car accident happened shortly bef...read more
Two Chemung County children are severely injured after being mauled by a family pit bull. An 11-year old girl and her 13-year old brother are being treated in a Rochester hospital following Thursday's...read more
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The 5th annual "Fill the Bus" campaign to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Backpack Program kicked off its two week run this past Friday.  As it has in year's past, Wegmans grocery st...read more
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We're three weeks removed from the end of the school year and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Summer Food Service program, "Picnics in the Park" is now in full swing.  Communications manager...read more
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory, in concern of Ozone pollutants.  The advisory will be in effect from 11a.m. through 11p.m ...read more
Seneca County Sheriff's Department News Release - Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that an investigation into domestic violence that began on 12/17/2011 has culminated into the arrest of ...read more
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Energy development, and natural gas development in particular, is at the forefront of many discussions in our region and communities have been left wondering what they can do to prepare for it.  ...read more
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5pm UPDATE - A very strong storm moved along the 104 corridor Wednesday afternoon from Monroe County, through Wayne and Cayuga Counties, and then into Oswego County. The National Weather Service says...read more
Two people were killed Thursday when a helicopter crashed near the Chemung River in the city of Corning. The helicopter contracted by NYSEG crashed while inspecting transmission lines just inside the ...read more
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Another successful Fill the Bus campaign recently concluded for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  Here's the Food Bank's Missy Goetschius with the results....   [audio:FilltheBus12resul...read more
Some bad economic news for the Southern Tier.  Approximately 6-HUNDRED workers at the Sikorsky Military Completions Center in Big Flats were told this week the facility would be closing for good...read more
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The Friends of the Catharine Valley Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail held a groundbreaking over the weekend for a new trail information kiosk at Lafayette Park in Watkins Glen. Mayor Mark Swinnerton.....read more
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New York egg farmer Kreher’s Fresh Farm Eggs, a third generation family owned business, made a unique donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier this week, 36-THOUSAND eggs.  The Food B...read more
A 28 year old Ithaca man, who serves as a Tompkins County legislator, has announced he will run for the proposed 23rd Congressional District seat, which, if approved, would include Seneca, Yates, Schu...read more
  A Southern Tier man charged with kidnapping his estranged wife last November pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment and criminal mischief in Chemung County Court Monday. Michael Ross the Se...read more
The Elmira man accused of stealing more than one-hundred urns from a Southern Tier cemetery has been offered a plea deal by the Chemung County District Attorney's office.  Kenneth Ramsey is acc...read more
Republican Congressman Tom Reed is facing criticism after paying his property taxes late 38 times between 2005 and 2013 including 18 times while in Congress. Reed serves on the tax-writing Ways and Me...read more
Chemung Canal Trust Company is expanding into the Finger Lakes. The bank has bought six Bank of America branches, including two in Auburn and one in Seneca Falls. Regulatory approval is needed before ...read more
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A teenager from Pine City in Chemung County was responsible for one of country music's most popular young acts making a visit to the Southern Tier this week. Missy Goetschius, Community and Public Rel...read more
An Alfred University student that was reported missing Friday night was found dead over the weekend in Chemung County. State Police say 21 year-old Ryan Ellis of Dryden was driving home for the weeke...read more
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Once again this year, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is taking part in the Feinstein Foundation's one-MILLION dollar Challenge to fight hunger. The Food Bank's Missy Smith tells more about the Cha...read more
The investigation into Thursday's helicopter crash is continuing. Two men were killed in that crash that happened near the Chemung River in the city of Corning. The helicopter, contracted by New York ...read more
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The 3 people arrested September 6th at the Kansas City based, Inergy Midstream owned compressor station gates on State Rte 14, went before Reading Town Justice Raymond Barry Wednesday to answer trespa...read more
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With food banks and non-profits facing record requests for services, sourcing and providing protein is often a challenge. This past Friday, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a generous donat...read more
A Chemung County grand jury upgraded charges against the Southern Tier mother arrested last month in the shaking death of her 15 month old son.  Nicole Freeman-Sager of Van Etten originally was ...read more
A 42 year old Schuyler County man was one of the two people killed Thursday when a helicopter crashed near the Chemung River in the city of Corning. The helicopter, contracted by New York State Electr...read more
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Congressman Tom Reed says he has some questions that need to be answered following last week's announcement by Sikorsky it would close its Big Flats facility by the end of the year. [audio:ReedonSikor...read more
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This week, Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, which has helped nearly 3-THOUSAND families in Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties since 1981, underwent a name change.  The Agency's Pres...read more
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  A new service is being made available at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport come June.  A daily direct flight to, and from, John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, one of the ...read more
Congressman Tom Reed will hold town hall meetings August 17th in Chemung County in the Town of Erin and at Cornell University.  Reed has held more than 100 town hall meetings since being elected ...read more
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The Rape Crisis of the Southern Tier, which has served Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben Counties since 1996, has changed its name. Their community affairs coordinator Sarah Blagg tells us the new name an...read more
The Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira is dealing with a first-time problem with bed bugs involving three rooms.Two of the affected rooms are now bug-free, said Robert Page, nursing facility ad...read more
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In New York, the flu is already widespread. So far this year, 44 of the state’s 62 counties -- including Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben have confirmed cases of influenza. Sara Christensen ...read more
    Wegmans has issued it's 3rd product recall in a weeks time. The recall covers  Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach and Spring Mix, in the 5 and 11ounce bags that we...read more
The Southern Tier man accused of making and possessing bombs at his Southport home accepted a plea deal in Chemung County Court Tuesday.            ...read more
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  Parmenter Incorporated, a tire and automotive business with locations in Odessa, Montour Falls and Geneva has made a 119-THOUSAND dollar donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. ...read more
Three former employees with the Chemung Canal Trust Company have pleaded guilty to embezzling more than 300-THOUSAND dollars from the bank.  Gwen Gooding and Megan Horton of Owego, along with Sh...read more
A Watkins Glen man, already in Chemung County Jail, was arrested this week on a warrant in connection with an August incident in which a Steuben County resident returned home to find him and others al...read more
A bill that will permanently authorize rifle hunting in Yates, Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties has been approved by the state Legislature. Since 2008, rifle hunting has been allowed on a trial ...read more
Reports of flooding are being called into local sheriff's office in Ontario and Wayne Counties.  The forecast is still calling for more rain through Friday.  The New York State Department of...read more
 Cindy Kimble, President of Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, has announced the publication of the 2013 Finger Lakes Travel Guide.  The FLTA guide is the only tourism industry publication that ...read more
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Immediately following the path of destruction left behind from last Thursday's devasting storms and tornadoes that raveged portions of Chemung County, more than 40 fire departments from outside county...read more
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The National Weather Service confirmed three tornadoes touched down in Chemung and Steuben Counties Thursday afternoon.  The first hit 7 miles southwest of Corning, the second struck near South C...read more
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With food banks and non-profits facing record requests for services, sourcing and providing protein is often a challenge. This past Friday, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a generous 40-TH...read more
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A discount program that would recognize and thank military veterans for their sacrifice and service has been announced for Schuyler and Chemung Counties. Joan Scott, Director of the Schuyler County Ve...read more
A 27 year old Chemung County woman has been charged with reckless assault of a child for allegedly shaking her 16 month old son, causing a serious brain injury to the child.     &...read more
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When they meet tonight, Schuyler County legislators will be asked to to approve an agreement with Southern Tier Network, a not-for-profit local development corporation established to own, build and ma...read more
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(Albany, NY) -- A report that came out this week shows that there is a serious physician shortage in New York State, especially in the rural areas of Upstate New York.  The report - compiled by t...read more
WASHINGTON D.C. -- New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging the Department of Defense to require that all of the steel is purchases comes from American manfacturers. Such a regulation would be go...read more
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  Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the state is giving 1 million dollars in grants to eight New York food banks, as well as an additional 620-THOUSAND dollars to food pantries in flood...read more
The former Corning East High School teacher that pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student was sentenced to 15 days in jail Tuesday. 40-year-old Teri Decker admitted to e...read more
A Steuben County woman died in a late Wednesday night accident on I-86 in Chemung County. State Police in Horseheads said 39 year old Jennifer Buxton from Hornell died when she crashed her mini-van i...read more
  Relentless tropical storm force winds and gusts of up to 63 miles per hour are continuing to cause extensive and widespread damage to NYSEG’s and RG&E’s electricity delivery ...read more
The 16 month old Southern Tier baby allegedly shaken by his mother last Wednesday has died.  State Police announced Monday Jason Shappee died Saturday from injuries he suffered.   &nbs...read more
Several artists, organizations and schools in Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung County have been awarded more than 64-THOUSAND dollars in Decentralization and Local Capacity Building grants by the ARTS Co...read more
  The 21 year old Horseheads man convicted late last year of murdering the owner of an Elmira gay bar will be sentenced this morning.  Louis Duffy was convicted by a Chemung County jury i...read more
Here are links to many Finger Lakes Area counties and their Board of Election's websites with the latest updated infromation on the 2011 local election results.      &nbs...read more
Two people, including a Chemung County Sheriff's Deputy, were killed following a two-car accident on State Route 427 in the town of Ashland Sunday morning. Deputy Jeffrey Alexander was traveling nort...read more
One man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday morning in the town of Southport.Chemung County Sheriff’s deputies said that 21 year old Shawn Smith of Cameron was riding on State Route 328 ar...read more
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  The 2013 County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have just come out. In New York, Livingston County is the healthiest. Yates ranks 6th, Ontario 11th, Seneca 23rd, Schu...read more
It's no longer a hurricane. Sandy has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it still doesn't hurt to take extra precautions. We will still be getting the after-effects of Sandy, combined with a col...read more
A Schuyler County man was arrested Sunday for having an apparent meth lab inside his SUV.  After receiving an anonymous tip, 25 year old Christopher Weisner of Alpine was pulled over in Che...read more
Without any discussion, Schuyler County legislators Monday unanimously approved an agreement with Southern Tier Network that will bring a regional fiber optic system into the county.  The high-s...read more
  Chemung County is continuing its foreclosure proceedings on First Arena in Elmira.  According to County Executive Tom Santulli foreclosure proceedings began approximately two years ago,...read more
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A study released by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier shows thousands of people in Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung Counties suffer from food insecurity. Public Relations Manager Missy Smith says a ne...read more
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