Elmira

Elmira Standoff Leaves One Dead

Elmira Police have released additional information regarding a stand-off at 900 Oak Street in Elmira. The incident began around 2PM Tuesday and lasted into the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police tried to make contact using a megaphone and other methods with limited success. At about 5PM, the man inside the home fired a shotgun…

Teen Mother of Abandoned Baby is Back in Court

The teen mother accused of abandoning her baby in Elmira is expected back in court on Friday. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Harriette Hoyt left her 8-month-old daughter outside in a trash bag on Walnut Street back in August.The baby was found alive and placed in foster care.Hoyt is charged with second-degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment and…

Man Dead in Elmira Police Standoff

Elmira Police have released additional information regarding a stand-off at 900 Oak Street in Elmira. The incident began around 2PM Tuesday and lasted into the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police tried to make contact using a megaphone and other methods with limited success. At about 5PM, the man inside the home fired a shotgun…

Guilty Verdict in XBOX Murder Case

The jury has reached a verdict in the so-called Xbox murder case in Elmira. Akeem William was found guilty of second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. William shot Tiko Head in a confrontation over a stolen Xbox. William faces a sentence of twenty-five years to life in prison.

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.

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…