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Elmira woman wanted on several warrants across Southern Tier taken into custody

Elmira woman wanted on several warrants across Southern Tier taken into custody
On August 10 deputies from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Kierstan A. Smith, 32, of Elmira, following outstanding warrants issued by multiple courts, including the Town of Erwin Court, Corning City Court, and Bath ... more
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Summit Federal Credit Union launches school supply drive for local communities

Summit Federal Credit Union launches school supply drive for local communities
The Summit Federal Credit Union has initiated its 2023 School Supply Drive, with donation drop-off points established across its 14 branch locations. The initiative is aimed at supporting local educational communities, including Big Brothers Big ... more
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Farmer’s Almanac predicts bitter cold, snowy winter ahead for Upstate New York

Farmer's Almanac predicts bitter cold, snowy winter ahead for Upstate New York
After a notably mild previous winter, the U.S. should brace itself for a season dominated by cold temperatures and increased snowfall, as per the recently published Winter 2024 Extended Weather Forecast by the Farmers' Almanac ... more
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Man wanted on weapons charges in Ithaca taken into custody after pursuit

Man wanted on weapons charges in Ithaca taken into custody after pursuit
In the pre-dawn hours of August 9, a brief police pursuit in Van Etten concluded with two individuals in custody facing weapons and narcotics charges. Authorities identified the driver as 20-year-old Sarah Brown of Waverly, ... more
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Elmira man charged with felony burglary, child endangerment

Geneva man charged with felony burglary after domestic incident
On August 3 State Police responded to a reported break-in at a residence on Tannery Creek Road in the town of Caton, where a 13-year-old was present during the incident. Following their investigation, troopers arrested ... more
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NWS confirms EF1 tornado with 90 mph winds in Tompkins, Cortland county area (video)

NWS confirms EF1 tornado with 90 mph winds in Tompkins, Cortland county area (video)
The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 tornado, with winds reaching up to 90 mph, touched down in areas of Tompkins and Cortland Counties on Monday afternoon. The tornado made its first appearance at ... more
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Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways elects board members for 2023-24

Manlius Girl Scout hosts virtual mental health and art therapy classes as part of Gold Award Project
The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council is pleased to formally announce appointments to its Board of Directors for 2023-2024. GSNYPENN is a regional council chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to deliver the Girl ... more
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DEBRIEF: Landfill expansion, Upstate casinos struggle, and how to maintain optimism in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Landfill expansion, Upstate casinos struggle, and how to maintain optimism in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
On this edition of The Debrief Podcast we're answering YOUR questions! The latest on Seneca Meadows proposed expansion and what that would mean for town taxpayers, as well as a new report on casino performance ... more
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New York sales tax collection rises 3%: How are Finger Lakes counties doing compared to 2022?

DiNapoli: Sales tax receipts tumbled in May, falling nearly 20% as economy restarts
Sales tax collections in New York reached nearly $6 billion in the second quarter of 2023, marking a 3% increase from the same period last year, according to a report released by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's ... more
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One of the last Friendly’s restaurants in New York has closed: How many are left?

One of the last Friendly’s restaurants in New York has closed: How many are left?
The Friendly’s restaurant located on Miracle Mile in Horseheads, New York, has permanently shut its doors. Initially, a sign placed on the door over the weekend cited a lack of air conditioning as the reason ... more
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Elmira Correctional officer hospitalized after assault by inmate

Elmira Correctional officer hospitalized after assault by inmate
An officer at Elmira Correctional Facility was assaulted by a 24-year-old inmate serving an eight-year sentence for gang assault, leading to hospitalization for the officer, according to the New York State Officers & Police Benevolent ... more
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NWS: Heat advisory active today, storms will usher in cooler weather

NWS: Heat advisory active today, storms will usher in cooler weather
The National Weather Service (NWS) Binghamton has issued a heat advisory until 8 p.m. across multiple counties in New York. With heat index values expected to reach 99, hot temperatures and high humidity may lead ... more
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Auburn prison official demoted after road rage incident caught on camera (video)

Auburn prison official demoted after road rage incident caught on camera (video)
A new video has emerged online showing the road rage incident involving the now-demoted Deputy Superintendent of Security of the Auburn Correctional Facility, Gregory P. Stachowski. The incident, which unfolded on I-86 and Route 13 ... more
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Elmira woman accused of stealing car in Steuben County, now charged with grand larceny

Three animals turned over to Finger Lakes SPCA after owner accused of neglecting them in Steuben
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of an Elmira man following a stolen vehicle investigation. Sunni Clark, 45, was charged with grand larceny, criminal mischief, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The ... more
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Auburn prison deputy superintendent arrested after road rage incident in Southern Tier

What’s not in NY Assembly budget: Cuomo’s plan to close state prisons
State police say the deputy superintendent of the Auburn Correctional Facility was involved in a road rage incident in the Southern Tier, and now faces serious charges. Gregory Stachowski, 40, of Big Flats was arrested ... more
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Destruction in Tompkins County; three struck by lightning in CNY after severe thunderstorms

Destruction in Tompkins County; three struck by lightning in CNY after severe thunderstorms
Severe thunderstorms that swept through Central New York on Monday have left a trail of destruction, prompting numerous calls for assistance to emergency dispatchers. Tompkins County, among the worst hit, saw significant property damage, power ... more
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Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital elevated to Level 1 Trauma Center

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital elevated to Level 1 Trauma Center
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation has designated Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest level of trauma care available. This rating reflects an institution's capacity to provide comprehensive medical care ... more
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Wildfire smoke should start to subside later today

Wildfire smoke should start to subside later today
The Finger Lakes is once again experiencing a haze from wildfire smoke, with the primary sources being numerous active fires across the western provinces of Canada and Quebec. Marginally unhealthy air quality is expected to ... more
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FBI, Secret Service involved in Walmart credit card skimming investigations: Prosecutors say progress happening

FBI, Secret Service involved in Walmart credit card skimming investigations: Prosecutors say progress happening
Federal agencies, including the FBI and U.S. Secret Service, are collaborating with local police departments to investigate instances of credit card skimming devices found at terminals in at least 16 Walmart stores across Upstate New ... more
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DEBRIEF: Local elections moving to even years, primary takeaways, FLX housing, and more! (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Local elections moving to even years, primary takeaways, FLX housing, and more! (podcast)
The Debrief Podcast is back! On today's episode of the show, Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine break down the latest in local and state politics. They look at a bill awaiting Gov. Hochul's signature to ... more
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NWS: Severe thunderstorms march east across Central New York

NWS: Severe thunderstorms march east across Central New York
Severe weather was mostly limited to Central New York and the Eastern Finger Lakes on Thursday. The National Weather Service activated a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for eastern parts of the region. The watch was associated ... more
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