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Recent articles by George:

Schumer: Proposed infrastructure deal would bring jobs, billions in funding

WASHINGTON (WETM/WFFF/AP) — Billions of dollars in funding could be coming to New York as President Biden’s infrastructure proposal heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. The nearly $1 trillion bill was passed in the Senate 67-32, with 17 Republicans joining all 50 Senate Democrats. The infrastructure package is a cornerstone of the White House’s […] → Read More

Cuomo signs bill to legalize virtual election worker training

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.1277A/A.4257A) on Tuesday that provides a more flexible approach to election worker training, permitting both online and in-person instruction and examination of election inspectors, poll clerks and election coordinators. → Read More

Gillibrand proposes federal ban on hair discrimination

WASHINGTON (WETM) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced co-sponsorship of the Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act that would ban discrimination of hairstyles and textures. The legislation would federally ban race-based discrimination against natural and protective hairstyles associated with people of African descent, including hair that is tightly coiled or tightly […] → Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ guest host schedule: George Stephanopoulos begins hosting this week

(WETM) – “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos began his one-week stint as a “Jeopardy! “guest host on Monday night. Episodes featuring Stephanopoulos will run through Friday, before he hands the dais over to his co-anchor Robin Roberts. The quiz show has rotated through several guest hosts since the death of long-time host Alex Trebek, […] → Read More

Two people drown in Tompkins County waterfall

Newfield Fire Company responded to the 911 call and called for the Ithaca Fire Department’s Rope Rescue Team to assist. Firefighters trained in Swift Water and High Angle Rope Rescue were lowered into the gorge on a rope system to gain access. → Read More

Former Corning employee indicted for stealing trade secrets, economic espionage

A federal grand jury in Rochester returned an indictment today charging a Corning employee with economic espionage, theft of trade secrets and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). → Read More

Ex-NY county coroner investigated over sexual messages to adult impersonating minor

BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WETM) — Former Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman is under investigation by the Luzerne County District Attorney after a video and explicit messages posted on social media suggested he attempted to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Bradford County Commissioner Daryl Miller confirmed the investigation to NEWS10’s sister station […] → Read More

Local communities get emergency preparedness grants for 1st responders, cybersecurity

ALBANY, N.Y. (WETM) — Communities across New York State are receiving grant funding to enhance their emergency preparedness and response capabilities. The funding supports training and equipment for first responders, including specialized law enforcement and fire emergency response teams. The $7.4 million in funding supports New York’s bomb squads, hazardous materials teams, explosive detection… → Read More

Gov. Cuomo provides Tuesday coronavirus update for NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. → Read More

Jordan-Elbridge Middle School sends students off with a drum line

JORDAN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Thursday marked the last day of school for Jordan-Elbridge Middle School, and students and celebrated the summer send off with the Buffalo Bills drum line, Down Beat Percussion, leading them out on their way home. Principal David Schafer said he wants kids to get away from their computers and have some […] → Read More

Anthony Brindisi will not run for Congress in 2022

(WETM) – Former New York 22nd Congressional District Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Thursday he will not run for his old seat in 2022. Brindisi, a Democrat from Utica, lost a razor-thin race to Republican Claudia Tenney in a race that took months for election officials to certify. “I’ve called Upstate New York my home my […] → Read More

Kobe Bryant’s widow to settle lawsuit over deadly crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Vanessa Bryant, her children and relatives of other victims filed a settlement agreement notice Tuesday with a federal judge in […] → Read More

Alleged child abduction becomes high-speed chase in upstate NY town: officials

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – An upstate New York man was taken into custody after allegedly abducting a child before taking police on a high-speed chase Tuesday. According to the law enforcement officials, police received word to “Be On the Look Out” for a suspect involved in an assault and child kidnapping in upstate’s Chemung […] → Read More

Elmira Heights man charged following Watkins Glen police chase, child abduction

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – Richard R. Somers II, 35, of Elmira Heights, was arrested following a high-speed police chase that began in Schuyler County involving a young child who reportedly abducted. According to the Watkin Glen Police Office, law enforcement received word to “Be On the Look Out” for a suspect involved in an […] → Read More

President Biden gifts Steuben crystal sculpture to Russian President Putin

(WETM/AP) – President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held diplomatic talks in Geneva on Tuesday that included a gift with connection to the Southern Tier. According to the White House, President Biden gifted President Putin a crystal sculpture of an American Bison by Steuben Glass of New York, “a stately interpretation of one […] → Read More

New York landmarks to be lit blue and gold, fireworks scheduled to celebrate end of COVID-19 restrictions

New York landmarks will be lit blue and gold and fireworks are scheduled to set off across the state in celebration of 70 percent of New York adults receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and the end of COVID-19 restrictions, some of which have been in place for over a year. → Read More

Saratoga Race Course featured in new tourism ad for Upstate New York

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WETM) — Saratoga Race Course is one of several state landmarks featured in a new ad campaign unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to revive upstate New York’s tourism industry. Two new ads were released on Monday that feature several other upstate destinations like Niagara Falls, Lake Placid, Watkins Glen, the State Fair, […] → Read More

Jason Johnson, suspect in State Trooper shooting, charged with attempted murder

COLESVILLE, N.Y. (WETM) – Jason Johnson, the man wanted in connection to the shooting of a New York State Trooper in Colesville, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, according to New York State Police. Johnson was arraigned on Friday morning at Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing and […] → Read More

Man rescued after 75 ft. fall at Buttermilk Falls State Park

Tompkins County Dispatch received a 911 call just before 8 am from hikers on the gorge trail stating there was a man who was off the trail and needed help. → Read More

JBS cyberattack shutdown: Is it affecting any New York grocery stores?

The shutdown of JBS's plants has caused many to wonder if there could be a local impact at deli counters and grocery stores in New York. → Read More