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Today's Top Stories - Monday, February 13th

Drifting Snow, Icy Roads This Morning:


Old Man Winter stopped by the northeast again Sunday night, so as you prepare to begin your week give yourself some extra time.  A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect in until 7 a.m. this morning for Steuben, Yates, Seneca, Schuyler, and Chemung Counties.  The storm is expected to finish up with a bit more accumulation, before diminishing to flurries.  However, the strong winds will continue to drift snow about.  Visibility may be low and roadways may be slick.



Bath Man Charged for Trying to Sell Drugs:


A Bath man has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell prescription drugs.  61-year-old John Dixon was charged with attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sent to the Steuben County Jail.



Construction Underway on Kwik Fill Station in Bath:


The upgrades have begun on the Kwik Fill gas station on West Morris Street in Bath.  The completely revamped store is expected to open sometime this summer.  Village Mayor Bill von Hagn said the upgrades will offer a positive community reinvestment, and he said he’s pleased by the commitment shown to the residents and the businesses. 



Police Investigating Stabbing in Alfred, Menacing at College:


Police are investigating the stabbing of an Alfred State student in the village of Alfred, as well as an incident of menacing on the Alfred State campus that both occurred Sunday morning.  While there have been no arrests, Police Chief Paul Griffith said the public doesn’t need to be concerned about its safety.  He said it was an isolated incident, and that there is no threat to campus safety.  The stabbing victim’s identity wasn’t released, but he was treated at St. James Mercy in Hornell and was released.    



Listeria Concerns Prompt Sargento Recall:


Some cheese products produced by Sargento have been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.  Included in the recall are Sargento Ultra Thin Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho and Taco Cheese, among other items packaged on the same line.  To learn more visit https://info.sargento.com/?gclid=CKPztdf8itICFcUdgQod3B4H5w



Bear Take Slightly Down in NYS in 2016:


The number of black bears taken during the 2016 hunting seasons was down slightly from last year, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.  Officials report that hunters took a total of 1,025 black bears in the Southern Zone, about 10 percent less than in 2015.  However, that is slightly more than the five-year average.  The heaviest dressedweight bear of 2016 came in at 555 pounds, and was taken Franklin County.

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