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NASCAR returning to Watkins Glen in 2021
September 30, 2020, 9:19 pm | Source
NASCAR announces it will return to Watkins Glen on Aug. 8, 2021 for a race

Elmira police on the lookout for suspect in armed robbery at 7-Eleven convenience store
September 30, 2020, 8:12 pm | Source
The suspect walked into a 7-Eleven convenience store on West Gray Street early Wednesday morning, displayed a handgun and demanded cash, police said.

Elmira police investigating shooting incident that reportedly injured two people
September 30, 2020, 7:44 pm | Source
An investigation by Elmira police indicates two people were shooting at each other, and one of them is being treated at a local hospital.

Fans at Buffalo Bills games still on hold; But Cuomo offers hope
September 30, 2020, 5:37 pm | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it's still possible that the Buffalo Bills might be able to have some fans at home games this season.

Chemung County COVID-19 outbreak: NY suspends New York Mills golf club's liquor license
September 30, 2020, 4:11 pm | Source
The State Liquor Authority suspended the liquor license at Twin Ponds golf course in New York Mills after coronavirus violations at a wedding.

Corning Center: 83 nursing home residents and staff infected with COVID-19
September 30, 2020, 4:11 pm | Source
The Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak - public health officials aren't sure of the source or cause.

Coronavirus update: Here are the latest figures for the Elmira area
September 30, 2020, 12:42 pm | Source
Updates as the coronavirus spreads through New York, and areas surrounding Elmira and Chemung County.

64-year-old woman's death linked to Horseheads COVID-19 church cluster
September 29, 2020, 8:41 pm | Source
A 64-year-old woman who was not a member of the church as died of COVID-19. Officials said her death is linked to the Horseheads church cluster.

Elmira police identify man killed in Friday night shooting
September 29, 2020, 8:33 pm | Source
Elmira police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting death of an 18-year-old Elmira resident and wounding of another.

Brake failure, 'egregious disregard for safety' caused deadly NY limo crash, NTSB says
September 29, 2020, 8:26 pm | Source
Two years after the country's worst road transportation disaster since 2005, the NTSB finalized its report on the cause.

Chemung County closes down municipally-owned athletic fields due to COVID-19 surge
September 29, 2020, 8:24 pm | Source
Youth programs at all municipal and county-owned athletic facilities will be shut down until around Oct. 14 while the county deals with more cases.

New York, New Jersey quarantine list: 1 state added, 2 removed. See the full list
September 29, 2020, 8:02 pm | Source
New York updates the list of states affected by the tri-state quarantine order each Tuesday.

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