ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 News) - A Big Flats man is convicted on child pornography charges. A Chemung County Court jury found 41-year old Michael Yedinak guilty of promoting and possessing a sexual performance by a child. Authorities say they traced seven downloads of child porn images and videos on a peer to peer sharing network to his home on Hammond
Elmira, N.Y. (18 NEWS) -- It was the announcement heard across the Southern Tier. On December 17th, based in part on the recommendation of the State Department of Health, Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in New York. It was a decision met with equal parts support and criticism. For local farm owner Dan Hurley it was the latter. "We had
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18NEWS) -- The average American consumes a day's worth of calories while watching the big game, sometimes more. According to the USDA's national nutrient database, an average American can consume up to 2,400 calories while watching the Super Bowl. Personal trainer RJ Sibayan said he recommends fans use preparation and moderation when getting ready for Super Bowl parties
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18-NEWS)- A large check will be helping to run the Vietnam Veteran's War Memorial Museum. Three senior girls from Athen's Area High School chose the museum in Elmira as their senior project. For months the girls raised money throughout the Sayre and Athens area. For one future Marine raising over $2,000 is personal. Katelynn Davis, one of the
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Crews for the Elmira Water Board were on the scene early Friday morning of a water main break on the city's Southside. Water Board officials tell 18 News that Horner Street will be closed till around 3:00 P.M. Friday. Crews are working to restore water to neighbors there. No word yet on the cause of
ALBANY, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - WNBC is reporting Friday morning New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is under criminal investigation. Sources familiar with the investigation told WNBC, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is taking a hard look at Skelos' ties to the real estate industry. The Republican, from Long Island, has not been charged with a crime. WNBC reports
ELMIRA HEIGHTS, (18 NEWS) - Layoff notices are set to go out to some 50 workers at CAF USA. The company says its due to a seasonal slowdown in orders. The 50 jobs are about five percent of its workforce in Elmira Heights . CAF USA makes rail cars used in transportation companies around the country.
PIKE COUNTY, PA (WBRE-TV) - Trooper shooting suspect Eric Frein has pleaded not guilty to homicide and terrorism charges. The 31-year-old went before a judge in Pike County Thursday afternoon for his formal arraignment. Frein did not appear in person. Instead, he appeared by video conference from the Pike County prison. Frein's hearing comes on the same day that injured trooper Alex
Horseheads, N.Y. (18 NEWS) -- The study of a proposed merger between the Horseheads and Elmira Heights School Districts is right on schedule. This according to Horsheads Superintendent Ralph Marino, who provided the update at Thursday's School Board Meeting. A committee of 16 representatives from each district is heading the study which began in September and will continue through May.
Elmira, N.Y. (18 NEWS) -- "He was a great man. He was devoted, he was very honest and was an intellectual. The man was just outstanding," says John Corsi, the Director of Buildings and Courts at the John W. Jones museum - referring to Jones himself. It was the author C.S. Lewis who once said "hardships often prepare ordinary people