Chemung County Sherriff’s Office is looking for two suspects after the men robbed the Tag’s office in Big Flats. Money was stolen early Friday morning and the two drove off in a white four door car. The incident may be related to burglaries to Sugar & Spice restaurant in Horseheads and the Elmira Burger King that happened during the same time period. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to please call the Chemung Criminal Investigation Unit at 737-2933.
THOMAS CLAYTON TRIAL HEARS WITNESS TESTIMONY
The fifth day of court for the Thomas Clayton murder trial began on Friday, where witness testimony was heard from five people. Witnesses that took the stand include Clayton’s neighbor, the paramedic who responded, and Kelley’s brother in law, among others. Court will resume on Tuesday at 9:30am instead of Monday due to the holiday.
REED SPEAKS ON OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION
According to Tom Reed, the budget resolution passed on Friday with the help of both congressional chambers will dismantle the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Republican congressman said he will preserve Obamacare’s coverage for pre-existing conditions and expanded coverage for children up to age 26. Reed, an adamant critic of the law in the past, plans to keep certain provisions of the law until new replacement policies are created and that this latest resolution is a step closer to achieving these new solutions.
PAINTED POST TRUSTEE SEAT OPENS
The Village Trustee seat in Painted Post will be up for election in March. Currently held by Brian Francis, the term for the seat lasts for one year. Francis, who was appointed to the office in May, says he plans to run for re-election to the seat. Thus far, Francis has not been contested but interested contenders are encouraged to attend the Republican Caucus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the village clerk’s office in Painted Post.