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Today's Top Stories - Saturday January 21

DRIVERS MUST MOVE OVER A LANE FOR EMERGENCIES

 

New York state drivers must move over a lane when firefighters, police cars, ambulance staff and other service providers tend to roadside emergency. The law has recently been expanded for volunteer firefighters and ambulance staff using green or blue lights while pulled over. Governor Cuomo supports the law with intent to keep responders much safer.

 

DAY 9 OF MICHAEL CLAYTON TRIAL 

 

A full day of testimony began Friday for the Clayton murder trial as the jury heard the story of a ServPro coworker. The witness had worked with both Beard and Clayton at the Horseheads ServPro. In her testimony, she claimed Clayton talked to her about cleaning the murder scene himself and showed a cellphone photo of a bloodstain. Surveillance footage was played showing the suspicious vehicle into the ServPro parking lot 45 minutes after Kelley Clayton was murdered. Testimony in the case will resume at 9:30am Monday in Steuben County court.

 

TOWN OF CORNING PLANS FOR SUMMER ROAD WORK

 

Corning town roads are up for improvements beginning in June and expected to be complete in August. Approved by the town board in January, the plan will provide general repairs to High Street Extension, Dibble Road and White Oaks Drive. Highway Superintendent Dylan Dewart said these summer projects won't have detours and won't cost more than $200,000.

 

STATE AWARD FOR INVASIVE SPECIES

 

Governor Cuomo's administration announced Thursday that New York state is making $2 million available to local governments and non-profits to combat the spread of invasive species in our ecosystems. The intent of these grants is to support project which seek to detect, monitor and stop the spread of nonnative plants and animals. Officials say preference will be given to projects that focus on early detection of non-native species.

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