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Elmira, NY, United States

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Past articles by George:

Reported shooting on Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Philadelphia July 4 firework show

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WHTM) — A “security incident” took place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia at approximately 10 p.m. with a state official saying there are reports of shots fired. The incident occurred during the “Wawa Welcome America” July 4 event that included fireworks at 9:45 p.m. after a concert and “party on the […] → Read More

Ex-Elmira teacher, corrections officer accused of sexually abusing students

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — Two brothers have come forward accusing a former Elmira City School District technology teacher of sexually abusing them in the 1990s and 2000s. According to a lawsuit filed in January 2021, Douglas Stadelmaier allegedly sexually abused the two male victims while they were students at Ernie Davis Middle School both on […] → Read More

Elmira photographer who refused to photograph same-sex marriages files appeal to case dismissal

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – An Elmira photographer who refused to photograph same-sex marriages has filed an appeal after a judge dismissed her case against the Office of the Attorney General, the state Division of Human Rights, and the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Emilee Carpenter in October by […] → Read More

Hochul proposes State Voting Rights Act, expanded absentee voting

(WETM) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul is proposing an expansion of voting rights in New York through a new state-wide Voting Rights Act. The Governor’s proposal would establish a state-level voting rights act that will enhance protections against voter suppression and vote dilution; establish new protections against voter intimidation and deception; improve language access […] → Read More

Hochul proposes return of alcohol to go, tax credits for pandemic purchases

(WETM) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced plans to reinstate New York’s alcohol-to-go option that was instituted in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State Liquor Authority’s guidance for alcohol-to-go ended on June 24, 2021, after more than a year of being in place to help bars and restaurants that […] → Read More

Bryan Ashline: New information released after Steuben County murderer pronounced dead in prison

CLINTON COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has released new information after convicted Steuben County murderer Bryan Ashline died while serving a life sentence in Clinton Correctional Facility. According to DOCCS, Ashline was pronounced dead at approximately 11:37 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2021, at Clinton Correctional Facility […] → Read More

Bryan Ashline, convicted in ex-girlfriend & infant’s Steuben County murder, dies in prison

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – Bryan Ashline, the man convicted in the 2010 Father’s Day murder of his ex-girlfriend Trieste Clayton and their 3-year-old son Xavier, has died in prison. According to prison records, Ashline died at Clinton Correctional on Christmas Eve while serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. A cause of death […] → Read More

Naples man killed in Yates County crash

Decker was extricated by Potter Fire Department where he was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Winning $1 million lottery ticket sold in Steuben County

ADDISON, N.Y. (WETM) — Check your stockings for a winning $1 million lottery ticket. According to the New York Lottery, a winning $1 million ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven store on Main Street in Addison. The drawing was held on Christmas Eve. The winning prize was the second-place prize in the $187 million lottery […] → Read More

NY High School Regents exams canceled for January amid COVID spike

NEW YORK (WETM) – The High School Regents Examination Program has been canceled for January 2022 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, according to State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa. This cancellation applies to all exams that had been scheduled for the January 2022 Regents Examination period. The New York State Department of Education […] → Read More

Former Watkins Glen Sgt. in Charge indicted for perjury, official misconduct

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – Former Watkins Glen Sgt. in Charge Brandon Matthews has once again been indicted by a Schuyler County Grand Jury. Matthews was previously arrested on Dec. 3 after an investigation by Yates County District Attorney and Special Prosecutor Todd Casella. A technicality resulted in the charges being dismissed after Matthews was […] → Read More

Elmira Correctional Facility escape featured in History Channel show ‘Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman’

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – “Elmira Correctional Facility is a place you want to escape.” Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman on the History Channel will be featuring the Elmira Correctional Facility in an upcoming episode “Fleeing Hellmira.” The episode featuring the Elmira Correctional Facility will detail “two desperate murderers” who made a rooftop escape from the […] → Read More

Corning Inc. accused of sex discrimination, sued by EEOC

CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – Corning Incorporated is facing a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged sex discrimination at the company’s Sullivan Park and Big Flats locations. The lawsuit alleges the company failed to promote female process assistants (machine operators) at the two facilities. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, at its […] → Read More

Cornell cancels December graduation, finals moved to online due to Omicron variant detection

ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – Cornell University announced their Ithaca campus will be moving to “Alert Level Red” due to the detection of the Omicron variant in a “significant number of Monday’s positive student samples.” The announcement brings several changes to the campus’ student life and academic schedules, including moving finals to virtual platforms and canceling […] → Read More

Can you take wrapped presents on a plane? Holiday travel tips from the TSA

(WETM) – The holidays can be both a wonderful and stressful time of the year and knowing what holiday staples you can and can’t take on a plane can make the difference The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are offering up these holiday travel tips for those flying with wrapped gifts, food and drinks, decorations, and candles. Can I fly with a… → Read More

More than 1,000 tickets issued in Capital Region over Thanksgiving weekend

New York State Police ticketed 1,025 drivers in the Capital Region during the Thanksgiving holiday. State Police announced they issued 12,975 tickets statewide during this year’s five-day Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period, which ran from Nov. 24 through Nov. 28. → Read More

Eric Smith update: Convicted Steuben County child killer’s release delayed

WOODBOURNE, N.Y. (WETM) – The release of convicted Steuben County child killer Eric Smith has been delayed. According to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Smith does not yet have an approved address upon his release. When making housing decisions, DOCCS seeks to enhance public safety and facilitate the successful return of individuals to […] → Read More

Crunch to hold its annual Teddy Bear toss December 4

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (SYRACUSE CRUNCH) – The Syracuse Crunch will hold their 11th Annual Stanley Steemer Tired Teddy Toss on Saturday, Dec. 4 when the teams hosts the Rochester Americans at the Upstate Medical University Arena at 7 p.m. The Crunch and Stanley Steemer encourage fans to join the team this holiday season in collecting new and gently […] → Read More

Eric Smith parole transcript released; convicted child killer scheduled to be released Wednesday

WOODBOURNE, N.Y. (WETM) – The transcript of convicted Steuben County child killer Eric Smith’s 11th parole hearing has been released to WETM through a Freedom of Information Law request with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Smith is scheduled to be released from Woodbourne Correctional Facility on Wednesday, Nov. 17 after serving 28 years […] → Read More

Eric Smith, Steuben County child killer, set to be released next week; no approved address yet

(WETM) – Eric Smith, nationally known for killing 4-year-old Derrick Robie in 1993, is set to be released on Nov. 17 after spending 27 years in prison. According to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Smith does not yet have an “approved residence” as of Nov. 12. Former Steuben County District Attorney John Tunney, […] → Read More