Bowling Alleys Open Today At 50% Capacity

“This pandemic is far from over, but we’ve determined that institutions can reopen if they adhere to strict state guidance and take every precaution to keep visitors safe.”

This year's U.S. Open will take place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, but fans won't be in the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Open Tennis Will Start On Time

The event will begin on Aug. 31 without fans because of the continued spread of the coronavirus. Australian tennis star Nicholas Kyrgios calls the move “selfish.”

Elmira Enforcers Face Elimination In FHL Championship Series

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — The Elmira Enforcers look to stay alive in the Federal Hockey League championship series tonight. Elmira trails Carolina two games to none in the best-of-five series. It lost both games to start the series last weekend. The team lost 4-3 in OT in game two. Heated exchanges after led to suspensions for the Enforcers.

State Senator Urges New York Governor To Lift Travel Ban So SUNY Swimmers Can Compete

More than a dozen student-athletes from three SUNY colleges have qualified to compete in the NCAA Division III national swimming and diving championships. There’s just one problem. The games are being held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a ban on New York State-sponsored non-essential travel to that state remains in effect. A local State Senator is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift that ban.

Health Fears Have Hunters Shifting To Copper Bullets

Frank Femia runs Klubfunstore Guns and Ammo in Henrietta, where the popular ammunition this season is copper bullets. “It’s been hard finding them because everyone’s been sold out of them and it’s been hard to keep in stock,” Femia said.

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New York Soccer Bar Welcomes World Cup Fans, USA Or No USA

The FIFA World Cup is underway and soccer enthusiasts are getting ready for a month’s worth of international men’s competition in the world’s most popular sport. While many New York establishments may have the matches available for viewing, one Buffalo bar in particular is anticipating steady business.

Big Upgrades To SU’s ‘Dome’ Will Change Its Iconic Roof

SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Syracuse University is investing $118 million dollars in renovations to the Carrier Dome as part of SU’s 20-year Campus Framework plan of projects. The renovations include a new roof for the dome, which will change what has been an iconic part of the Syracuse skyline for the past several decades.

New Yorkers Prepare For 2018 Iditarod Sled Dog Race

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Unique winter sports aren’t over now that the Olympics are done.  Scrolling through the list of the 67 mushers signed up to run the 2018 Iditarod, most are from Alaska. A few are from Canada or Norway, but among the list of arctic places, you’ll spot two people who list their hometowns in New York.

New York Aerial Skier Jon Lillis’ Quest For A Medal Ends

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Pittsford native and Olympic skier Jon Lillis made it to the championships Sunday morning in men’s aerials at the Olympics, but was out after 2 rounds. The finals began at 6:00 Sunday morning. After two rounds only the top six qualified for the final run, and Lillis came in at eighth. He was the only American to make the men’s aerials finals.

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Elmira’s First Arena Sale In Jeopardy

The future of Elmira’s First Arena is in jeopardy. A proposed sale might not happen because of a disagreement between the Chemung County’s Industrial Development Agency and the City of Elmira. WSKG’s Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri discuss the cause of the disagreement and what might happen now. Interview Highlights:

On First Arena’s ownership history:

“Back in June, the Chemung Industrial Development Agency bought the arena. It was supposed to be a temporary thing, as it looked for a new owner.

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Binghamton Senators To Become Binghamton Devils

BINGHAMTON (WSKG) – Professional hockey in Binghamton will have a new look next year. “The New Jersey Devils will be bringing their American Hockey League development team to Binghamton and the Floyd L. Veterans Maines Veterans Memorial Arena will be their home,” said part-owner Tom Mitchell. New Jersey replaces Ottawa as the team’s NHL affiliate. Last year, Ottawa announced it would move its American Hockey League affiliate to Belleville, Ontario. At the time, Mitchell said the AHL guaranteed Binghamton would get a replacement team.

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Elmira’s First Arena Still Expecting January Sale

The future of Elmira’s First Arena has been in question for most of 2016, but there could be answers within the next month. First Arena is home of the Elmira Jackals hockey team. Both have been owned by the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency since June. The group hopes to sell both by the end of January. Mike Krusen is the head of Southern Tier Economic Growth, which supports the Chemung County IDA.

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Special Education Teacher Follows Olympic Dream

New York’s Southern Tier will be represented this weekend at the Olympic trials for men’s wrestling. Enock Francois is a sixth grade special education teacher at Spencer-Van Etten Middle School in Tioga and Chemung Counties. He also trains with Cornell University’s Division I team. Before training there, Francois’ plans almost crumbled when the International Olympic Committee temporarily voted wrestling out of the games. He says he was ready to move on. “When you’re getting something you love stripped away from you, it’s disheartening, but there’s more to life than that.

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Local Boxer Sharkey Lost His Friend And Then His Desire to Fight

Welterweight boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will meet tomorrow for what’s being called “The Fight of the Century”. But it was less than a century ago,on June 21, 1932, in Madison Square Garden, that a Binghamton native won the heavyweight title. Director of WSKG’s history department, Brian Frey, recounts the life of Jack Sharkey.