Rochester Kidnapping Triggers Amber Alert:
The Rochester City Police Department has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred on LaSalle Street in Rochester at about 7 p.m. on December 1st. The child is Joanna Coates, a white female, approximately 14-years-old with brown hair and green eyes. She is approximately 5’4” and weighs about 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing Timberland boots, a blue a Nike shirt, and black leggings. The suspect is Robert Gonzalez, a Hispanic male, approximately 41-years-old with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6” and weighs about 185 pounds. The suspect was last seen traveling southeast possibly heading for New York City. The child was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rochester City Police Department at (866) NYS-AMBER or dial 911.
Lloyd Neurauter to be Sentenced Today:
Sentencing will happen today for Lloyd Neurauter, the man who pled guilty to murdering his ex-wife in Corning. Neurauter is facing 25 years to life in prison. According to his testimony, Neurauter strangled Michele Neurauter in her home and staged the scene to look like a suicide. He was assisted by their daughter, Karrie Neurauter, who has also pled guilty.
Welfare Fraud Arrests:
Two Steuben County residents have been arrested in separate incidents of welfare fraud. 63-year-old Stanley McKee of Bath was arrested on November 14th for allegedly failing to report income as required while receiving benefits. He allegedly received benefits he was not eligible for in the amount of $9,026. He was charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing and one count of grand larceny. 54-year-old Chalice Colino of Corning was arrested on November 29th for allegedly providing documents containing false information to the county Department of Social Services and receiving benefits she was not eligible for. She was charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing and one count of welfare fraud. McKee was released on his own recognizance. Colino was issued an appearance ticket.
DEC Compliance Check Sees Two Charged:
On November 25th, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and officers of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Police conducted a compliance checkpoint on State Route 36 in Dansville. As a result, two men are facing charges. 26-year-old Dylan Young of Rochester is accused of hunting deer without a license, illegally taking a deer, and failing to tag the deer. He was released on an appearance ticket. 65-year-old Lawrence Morreall of Bloomfield allegedly took a deer in excess of bag limit and transported untagged portions of a deer. He was also released on appearance tickets.
No Mail Tomorrow in Honor of President Bush:
There will be no mail delivery tomorrow in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. President Donald Trump has declared December 5th as a national day of mourning. All Post Office locations will be closed, regular mail will not be delivered, and package delivery will be limited.
Farmers Property Tax Exemption Extended:
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that a property tax exemption for farmers and growers has been extended. The Real Property Tax Law exemption saves producers from paying real property tax on buildings essential to their products, such as temporary greenhouses and dairy barns. The exemption has been extended for the next ten years and officials say it will help farmers stay competitive in the global economy and grow their businesses.
Corning Wants Moving Parade of Lights:
It seems the stationary Parade of Lights in Corning this year wasn’t very popular with some. The Corning City Council Monday adopted a resolution to request the parade resume being a traditional moving event next year. The parade is the responsibility of the Gaffer District, not the City. The Gaffer District has not yet responded.
Santa to Make Special Stop in Bath Christmas Eve:
Santa Claus has announced that he will be making a very special visit to the Village of Bath this Christmas Eve. With help from the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, Santa will be taking a ride through the village at 6 p.m. wishing a Merry Christmas to children and adults. If you would like your name and address added to the list, the fire department asks you leave a message at the station by calling (607) 776-6909 or send the department a message on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bathfire.org. Santa is expected to start on one side of the village and work his way to the other.