Chemung County

Injured Bald Eagle Rescued in Elmira

Elmira Animal Control officers found an injured bald eagle, near the Dunn Field Fishing Point. The bird was in very poor condition when found. The officers wrapped it in one of their uniforms, to keep its talons from getting tangled and were able to safely bring it to a wildlife rehabilitator. The bird was then…

Elmira Baby Had Been Outside for Three Days

Elmira Police are now saying that the 8-month-old baby, abandoned in a trash bag outside an Elmira home, had been there for three days. The baby’s mother, 17-year-old Harriette Hoyt of Sayre has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. Court documents claim that she put the baby in a white plastic bag covering the…

Abandoned Baby Found in Elmira

Elmira Police responded to the 600 block of Walnut Street around 1 PM on Tuesday. Neighbors found a female infant, alive, in a plastic bag in a garbage bag. She was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Diligent police work has resulted in the arrest of 17-year-old Harriette Hoyt of Sayre. She is charged…

Warning Issued for High Radon Levels in Southern Tier

A new warning has come out regarding dangerously high levels of radon in the Southern Tier. Tioga County is one of five counties in New York State with the highest levels of radon. Radon exposure is proven to increase the risk of lung cancer and is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths in non-smokers,…

Elmira Resident Struck and Killed by Train

An Elmira man was hit by a train Sunday evening in Horseheads. According to police, twenty-year old Malachi Norwood was wearing earphones and may not have heard the train approaching. Norwood was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

Elmira-Corning Airport Construction Project on Schedule

A construction project at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport continues on schedule, according to the airport’s Director of Aviation Bill Hopper. Reconstruction of the taxiway to the main runway is almost completed with the terminal renovation project expected to start sometime next month. Hopper was a guest this week on the WEBO Morning Show. The…

Guilty Verdict in Elmira Bar Shooting

The man charge with opening fire inside Patrick’s Bar in Elmira last July has been found guilty. It took jurors less than an hour to come to that conclusion after a week over testimony. Five men were shot in the incident. All of them survived. Zecary Banks was found guilty on all eight counts, including…

Renovations underway at Elmira Corning Regional Airport

Visitors to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport will soon notice some improvements on the property. Director of Aviation Bill Hopper was on the WEBO Morning Show today to talk about a reconstruction project is underway on the taxiway to the main runway, and to say that the terminal renovation project will begin sometime next month.…