Chemung County

October Is Domestic Violence Month

October is domestic violence awareness month and in effort to spread the message A New Hope Center held its 3rd annual ‘Purple Pooches on Parade’ on Sunday.People and pets dressed in purple to help raise awareness. A New Hope Center provides services to help with domestic violence, counseling and more. They say abuse can take…

State Police Name New Commander of Troop C

The New York State Police has promoted Captain William McEvoy to the rank of Major and has assigned him to be Troop Commander at Troop C Headquarters in Sidney, NY. Troop C covers several counties including Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga. The previous Troop Commander, Major James E. Barnes, has been promoted to…

Elmira Police Investigate Two Shootings

Elmira police are investigating two shootings that happened late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.Officials say they responded to the first shooting on the 300 block of West First Street around 11:50 Wednesday night.When they arrived on the scene they found a 32-year-old man who appeared to have been shot in the hand.He was taken…

Sunday House Fire Caused by Meth Lab

The Sunday morning explosion and house fire on West Water Street in Elmira was caused by a meth lab. Five people escaped the house with no injuries. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the third floor of the home. Elmira police were assisted by the State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team.

Deputy Fire Chief Facing Drug Charges in Horseheads

The Deputy Fire Chief for the Village of Horseheads Fire Department is facing a drug charge after a 10 month investigation. 43-year-old Thomas Margeson is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance. Margeson was the Deputy Fire Chief, and is now suspended. According to Margeson’s bio on the Village of Horseheads Fire Department website,…

Elmira Man Arrested for Firing Shots into House

An Elmira man is facing several charges including attempted murder following a shooting incident that happened in July.The Chemung County Sheriff’s office says that deputies and Elmira police officers were called to Allen Street in Southport on July 2 for the report of shots fired.An investigation revealed that 27-year-old Wilfredo Maisonet fired shots at a…

No Injuries in Elmira House Fire

The Elmira Fire Department is investigating an early Sunday morning fire. Crews responded to a home on the 600 block of West Water Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. They say flames were coming out of windows on the third floor when they arrived. Firefighters battled dark smoke and intense heat, but were able to keep…

Elmira Police Seek Help in Locating Missing Teen

The Elmira Police are searching for 17-year-old Allison Fletcher, who they believe may be in danger. Fletcher was last seen on September 9th at about 9:30PM on Hoffman Street in Elmira. She is about 5 feet tall and 115 pounds, with blue eyes and a light complexion. She has red hair, but may have dyed…