Burrows Back in NY to Face Charges:
The man accused of attempting to kidnap a woman in Corning and murdering a man in Big Flats is now back in New York to face charges. 32-year-old Curtis Burrows was being held in Pennsylvania had been fighting extradition, but he finally waived on Thursday.
Bath Woman Arrested as Fugitive from Justice:
A Bath woman was arrested on Saturday as a fugitive from justice. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Dana Pierce was arrested following a traffic stop on Cook Street in the Village of Bath for allegedly failing to appear in Cumberland County, New Jersey on a burglary charge. She was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail to await extradition proceedings.
P.A. Man Charged in Lindley Accident:
A Pennsylvania man is facing charges following an accident in Lindley. Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Route 5 on December 31st on a report of a motor vehicle accident and their investigation revealed that 35-year-old Bradley Route allegedly operated a vehicle involved in the crash while intoxicated. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, and driving without a interlock device. He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail.
Water Returned in Corning, Boil Water Advisory for Some:
Following the diligent work of crews, the water is back on in Corning following a water main break Tuesday night. Some properties do remain on a boil water advisory. Water samples must be tested for two days in a row with appropriate results before it is deemed safe enough to drink. That is expected by tomorrow. Until then, those affected must boil water for one minute before consuming.
Gov. Cuomo Gives State-of-the-State Address:
As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2018 State-of-the-State Address on Wednesday, kicking off the new legislative session. Among his top proposals were: A Federal Tax lawsuit in response to the new Republican tax overhaul, which Cuomo calls an unconstitutional assault on state’s rights and that he says will lead to big tax increases for many homeowners; a plan for New York to join the list of states taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies over the ongoing opioid epidemic; a new, uniform sexual harassment policy for all state and local officials; voting reforms, including early voting with the ability to cast a ballot up to 12 days before an election; and requiring that anyone convicted of a domestic violence crime surrender any and all firearms. More information is expected on these proposals and more in the upcoming budget presentation. Locally, Representative Tom Reed called the address “disappointing.” Assemblyman Phil Palmesano asked how the proposals would impact taxpayers.
1 Killed in 75 Vehicle Thruway Pileup in Buffalo:
It was a chaotic scene on the eastbound Thruway Wednesday when at least 75 vehicles were involved in an accident near Exits 49 and 50 in Buffalo. The I-90 eastbound was congested for more than seven miles. Reports have one person killed and injuries, though specific details have not been released.
Food Bank Closes Mobile Pantry Due to Cold Temps.:
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has announced that its Mobile Food Pantry will be closed today and tomorrow due to the expected cold temperatures. It is expected to reopen Monday. You can find the schedule at https://www.foodbankst.org/mobile-food-pantry-distributions.