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  1. Chemung Co. Sewer District Employees Recognized for ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | WENY

    WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. The West Elmira Police Department honored three Chemung County Sewer District workers who helped recover thumb drives which had been flushed down the toilet by Howard Brooks, a West Elmira man who was charged and convicted with multiple child pornography related charges. The recovery of the flushed thumb drives took place on July 14, 2015 and according to police, the case was international and involved investigations in the United States and abroad.


  2. West Elmira PD Searching for Van, Man Wanted in Alleged LarcenyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WENY

    WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. The West Elmira Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect involved in a reported larceny. He reportedly is wanted in regards to a larceny from an elderly woman in West Elmira on West Church St. According to police, the van is described as a faded white panel van with lettering on the side.


  3. Former Elmira Christian Academy teacher sentenced for child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | WENY

    ... reported, Brooks was arrested back in August of 2015 after the FBI searched his Lexington Avenue home in West Elmira in July 2015. Brooks told agents he tried destroying thumb drives by flushing them down the toilet, when he saw the authorities pull ...


  4. Wildfires Break Out Across the TiersRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 | WENY

    WEST ELMIRA, N.Y. Brush fires have been breaking out all across the Twin Tiers today and with a red flag warning still in effect until 9PM, the wildfires can still pop up at anytime. It doesn't take much to cause a spark on a day like today and fires have been popping up since the later stages of the morning.


  5. Prescription Drug "Take Back" Held In Chemung County On SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | WENY

    ... anonymously drop off their prescriptions, with no questions asked at the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, West Elmira Fire Department and Elmira Savings Bank. The "Drug Take Back" has been held twice a year since 2010 and is always a success. ...


  6. Lower Coleman/York Ave Stormwater Project MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | WENY

    ... can learn more about the benefits and potential impacts the project could have. The meeting is happening at the West Elmira Fire Station on West Water Street and starts at 6:00 p.m.


  7. Chemung County's 7th District RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | WENY

    Sonsire is a partner at the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira and has roots in the county dating back several decades. She'll be announcing her official bid for office at the West Elmira Fire Department on West Water street at 5:30 p.m.


  8. Former teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | WENY

    According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York, 40-year-old Howard E. Brooks pleaded guilty to receipt, attempted distribution, and four counts of possession of child porn. As WENY previously reported, he was arrested back in August of 2015 after the FBI searched his Lexington Avenue home in West Elmira.


  9. Akeem Williams Sentenced to 25 Years to Life In PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | WENY

    ... pened. Head died of a single gunshot wound. Williams fled the scene and was taken into custody later that day in West Elmira.


  10. Akeem Williams Convicted of Murder, Gun Possession at Re-TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | WENY

    ... Head died of a single gunshot wound. Williams fled the scene and was taken into custody later that day in West Elmira. A jury trial in Chemung County court earlier this year resulted in a hung jury; the judge declared a mistrial. This time, the jury ...


  11. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | WENY

    "For years, because we live in a valley with all of these hills, communication has always been an issue around here," says Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli. Funded through a grant with the state's Department of Homeland Security, the purchase includes 130 new radios distributed to personnel across the county--that also includes the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, West Elmira Police, Horseheads Police, and Elmira Heights Police.


  12. West Elmira Man Charged With RapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | WENY

    A West Elmira man was arrested over the weekend and charged with 3rd degree Rape and 2nd degree Sexual abuse. The West Elmira Police Department arrested 53-year-old Robert Plante Jr. of Rambler Road in West Elmira on Saturday.


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