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Double amputee breaks half-marathon record in Corning over the weekend

Double amputee breaks half-marathon record in Corning over the weekend
The 38th Annual Wineglass Marathon showcased the very best of courage and strength. There no shortage of storylines of inspiration as to why people ran the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon and of course the spectators who stick around to cheer on their family and friends. The race is exemplary of triumph, determination, and grit. Those traits were visibly on display across... more

Netflix star begins residency at the Corning Museum of Glass

Netflix star begins residency at the Corning Museum of Glass
Deb Czeresko, the winner of the Netflix series Blown Away, has begun her residency at the Corning Museum of Glass. “It’s just thrilling to me,” Czeresko explained. Czeresko won season one of the series, beating out nine competitors from around the world in the first of its kind glassblowing competition. Part of her $60,000 prize package included a residency at the Museum... more

Police investigating circumstances surrounding death of a baby

Death under investigation in Corning
An investigation is underway in the City of Corning after a baby died on Sunday. Corning police were on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the death Sunday morning. New York State Police were also on scene and have confirmed with WENY News that they’re investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the child at a residence on Woodview Avenue. An... more

Corning, Inc. releases second-quarter highlights for 2019

Corning, Inc. releases second-quarter highlights for 2019
Corning, Inc. has released its highlights for the second-quarter of 2019. According to the report, the company saw $3 billion in core sales, an 8% increase compared to the second-quarter of 2018. Additionally, the company saw $0.45 in core Earnings Per Share, an 18% increase compared to last year. Additionally, officials say all businesses remain on track for full-year 2019... more

Hornell resident accused of abandoning two dogs; one euthanized due to extent of injuries

Hornell resident accused of abandoning two dogs; one euthanized due to extent of injuries
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports an Animal Cruelty investigation that resulted in the arrest of Angela D. Dixon, 44, of Hornell last week. On July 15th the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip reporting two dogs abandoned in a residence on State Route 36 in the Town of Canisteo. Deputies investigated and located two dogs that were malnourished and... more

Wegmans will begin eliminating plastic bags at some local stores next week

Wegmans to stop providing plastic bags at two Upstate stores beginning Monday
Beginning Monday, July 29th, Wegmans will stop providing plastic grocery bags at its Ithaca and Corning stores in a two-store pilot program. In April, Wegmans announced that it would eliminate plastic bags at all its stores in New York State before the statewide ban takes effect on March 1, 2020. Paper grocery bags will be available at the Ithaca and... more

17-year-old arrested after car chase from West Elmira to Big Flats

17-year-old arrested after car chase from West Elmira to Big Flats
A 17-year-old was arrested following a police chase that started in West Elmira and ended in Big Flats. According to the West Elmira Police Department, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers say they saw a stolen vehicle driving in the 900 block of West Gray Street. Officers tried to stop the vehicle on West Church Street, but the driver took off.... more

City of Corning looks to increase reimbursement for roadwork

City of Corning looks to increase reimbursement for roadwork
The City of Corning Council is asking lawmakers in Albany to increase its reimbursement for helping the state with road work. The city council passed a resolution on Monday to send a letter to lawmakers and Governor Cuomo urging the him to approve increase in the city’s aid. Corning helps provide services to the state to maintain roads. For helping,... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Troopers: Grandmother killed in fire near Corning, grandson accused of making meth

Troopers: Grandmother killed in fire near Corning, grandson accused of making meth
A man has been charged with manslaughter and making meth after investigators say his grandmother was killed in a fire outside of Corning. Crews responded to the structure fire just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the Village of Riverside. Hours after the fire, troopers reported that one woman, 82-year-old Gladys Ann Willow, had died from the flames. Wednesday,... more

Radioactivity issues heat up again as Hakes Landfill seeks more space to import drilling waste

Radioactivity issues heat up again as Hakes Landfill seeks more space to import drilling waste
Three environmental groups representing hundreds of Steuben County residents are seeking to block proposals to rezone and expand the privately-owned Hakes Landfill five miles northwest of Corning, pending further radiological testing. The Town of Campbell board could vote as soon as March 11 on an application to rezone 390 acres that include the landfill. Meanwhile, Casella Waste Systems, owner and operator of... more

State police investigator charged with DWI after crash in Corning

State police investigator charged with DWI after crash in Corning
A New York State Police investigator faces charges following an accident Friday in Corning. State troopers responded around 9:18 a.m. Friday to a report of a two-vehicle personal injury accident in the eastbound lane of Interstate 86 in the town of Corning. The operator of an eastbound vehicle attempted to overtake another eastbound vehicle and struck that vehicle from behind,... more

Trooper hit by tractor trailer near Corning; driver arrested had multiple warrants

Trooper hit by tractor trailer near Corning; driver arrested had multiple warrants
A New York State trooper was hit by a tractor trailer Wednesday morning while working at a crash scene in Corning. This happened on State Route 86 shortly after 9 a.m. According to State Police, Trooper Jacob Wackowski was parked in his patrol car with his emergency lights on, helping with traffic control at a weather-related crash. While on scene,... more

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reported a trio of arrests related to impaired or intoxicated driving over the weekend. – Alicia Fay Young, 39, of Beaver Dams was stopped on Reynolds Avenue, in Corning by patrols. She is accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of both drugs and alcohol. As result she was charged with driving while ability... more

Corning Museum of Glass to be featured in upcoming Netflix series

Corning Museum of Glass to be featured in upcoming Netflix series
A popular tourist destination in New York's Southern Tier will be making its Netflix debut later this year. The Corning Museum of Glass will be featured in a new series called Blown Away, which is scheduled to debut on February 20 on Makeful, a cable channel in Canada. It is scheduled to be released on Netflix in the spring. The... more

What will you pay for health care? Sticker price is rarely the real price you pay

What will you pay for health care? Sticker price is rarely the real price you pay
New year, new deductible on your health insurance and the same worries about what you’ll actually pay for your health care. Believe it or not, the federal government is trying to help. As of Jan. 1, hospitals are required to post on their websites what they charge for services and procedures. The new rule comes from the Centers for Medicare... more
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