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7 Witnesses Took the Stand Thursday in Clayton Trial:


The courtroom of the Thomas Clayton murder trial was a busy place Thursday as seven witnesses took the stand, including a man who played poker with Clayton the night of his wife’s murder.  Greg Miller testified that Clayton was one of the last people to leave the game that night and that Clayton borrowed his wife Linda’s phone during the game.  Linda Miller took the stand, as well, confirming that Clayton did borrow her phone and that she later discovered the calls had been deleted.  The Miller’s daughter then testified, saying she retrieved the call data online and found that Clayton had called Michael Beard the night of the murder.  Court will resume today at 9:30 a.m.



Addison Man Accused of Raping Child:


An Addison man has been arrested for allegedly raping a child under the age of 11. Wednesday afternoon, state police charged 22-year-old Deven Miller with 1st degree rape. Troopers said the alleged assault happened last week in the town of Campbell. Miller was detained by authorities.



Drug Charges for Avoca Man:


The Village of Bath police have arrested a 24-year-old Avoca man on multiple drug charges.  Damian Koerner is charged with violation of parole, criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and unlawful possession of marijuana.  He has been sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest of Savona Man:


A Savona man has been arrested following an investigation into a reported domestic dispute that occurred on January 12th.  53-year-old Carl Brown has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.  He allegedly pointed a firearm at another person, making them fear injury or death.  He also allegedly was in possession of a stolen firearm.  He was arraigned and was released on his own recognizance. 



Police Investigate Threat Found at Horseheads Middle School:


Police are investigating a written threat that was found Thursday at Horseheads Middle School.  The threat was found in one of the bathrooms sometime during the school day.  Police say it’s not a credible threat, but their investigation is ongoing.  School officials released a statement late Thursday night saying that law enforcement will be on hand to ensure the safety and security of students as they arrive this morning and throughout the day.



3 Arrested in Warrant Check:


Three people have been arrested following a day of warrant checks by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.  33-year-old Antonio Grant of Bath was arrested on a family court warrant.  75-year-old Larry Schenk of Naples was arrested on a warrant from the Town of Bath for issuing a bad check.  41-year-old Neil Davis of Cameron was arrested on a bench warrant out of the Town of Woodhull.



Steuben Co. to Hold Drug Forum Feb. 9th:


In response to the epidemic of drug abuse addictions, Steuben County is going to host its first Community Opioid and Substance Abuse Forum on February 9th at 6 p.m. in the Haverling High School Auditorium in Bath.  The forum will feature a panel of county officials, physicians, and related agency representatives with information designed to assist addicts and their families locate the help they’re looking for.  Also included will be an information table on existing services, open at 5:30 p.m., with information sharing, personal stories, and a panel discussion set for 6 to 7:30 p.m.



Price of Forever Stamps Increases Sunday:


If you’ve been meaning to purchase more Forever Stamps, you may want to make a trip to the post office today, as on Sunday the price will be increasing.  Currently the price is 47 cents, this weekend they’ll go up to 49 cents.  Postcards, international mail, and heavier packages will not be affected.

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