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Today's Top Stories - Saturday Dec 3 2016

CCC Lockdown


Corning Community College went into lockdown yesterday following a report a suspicious person with a suspicious looking object on campus.  Corning Police along with New York State Police responded quickly and after a building by building sweep,  it was determined that it was an art project wrapped in blanket and look like it could be a gun. With the recent Ohio State terrorist attack… authorities were taking no chances


Spirit of Christmas


Hundreds poured into downtown Bath last night to celebrate the Spirit of Christmas. The event which is put on by the Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce featured lots of free chili, hot chocolate, wagon rides and plenty of kids in line to see Santa Claus who was set up in the gazebo in Pulteney Park. Santa arrived around 5:00pm and assisted the Mayor of Bath in lighting the community Christmas tree.


Election results certified


The Steuben County Board of Elections announced today all General Elections results are now official and certified. In addition to a near-record turnout at the polls, the elections board received some 3,000 absentee ballots and more than 600 affidavit ballots. The official election results are posted on the county board of elections website.


Wineglass marathon Gives back


Wineglass Marathon officials announced yesterday that over 40 organizations received donations from this year’s marathon which drew a record number of 7,000 runners.  Since the donation policy began in 2011 more than $340,000 has been given back to the community. This year more the 2,300 volunteers help make the marathon a success.


Fake money


New York State police report there have been several instances of "movie money" being passed at local businesses over the last two weeks. This novelty money is clearly marked on the front and back with the words "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY," but does look like real US currency. These movie props can be purchased online as a novelty item. The public and local business owners should be aware this novelty money exists. Additionally, persons that pass off this novelty money as real money will be prosecuted for Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree, a C felony. If convicted this could result in a lengthy prison sentence.

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