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Today's Top Stories - Saturday February 18, 2017

Defense Rests for Clayton

As the evidence portion of the Clayton trial wrapped on Friday, so did the defense’s case. Using forensic DNA evidence, Beard was convicted for the murder of Kelley Clayton. He will be sentenced on February 27th. Closing arguments will be presented on Tuesday morning in Steuben County Court.


Steuben Drug Forum Inspires Facebook Page

Last week’s heavily attended drug forum has led the planning of a private Facebook page as a way to educate and reach people on the issue of addiction in our community. The aim is for the page to be a resource for addicts and their caregivers to refer to when they are in need of information or programs that could help in recovery. County Manager Wheeler, who announced the news of the page, believes this will help serve the public’s need to be informed in order to combat the epidemic of addiction.


Reed Holding Town Halls

Congressman Tom Reed has announced that he will be holding a series of four town hall meetings across the district today. The four town halls will be held in rural Ashville, Cherry Creek, Great Valley and Fillmore in the local 23rd Congressional district. Reed went on Fox & Friends morning show earlier this week to talk about dissenting protesters, implying they may have “an agenda” from “the hard left”. Last night, Reed briefly met with sit-in protesters at his Ithaca office regarding changes in health care. Vice President of Trump’s transition team, Reed says these meetings are an effort to better connect and engage with his constituents.


Search for Campbell Man Continues

State police continue their search for Jeffrey Rumsey. Rumsey was last seen on Monday February 13th near the  William T. Smith Boat Launch in the Chemung river in Big Flats. Wanted in three states, Rumsey fled upon being stopped by the state police for a suspended license. Officials are continuing their search for Rumsey.


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