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Today's Top Stories - March 25, 2017

Negotiations Underway for Campbell Kraft Heinz Plant

Two months are left until more than 300 employees at the Campbell Kraft Heinz plant could lose employment as negotiations to sell it remain active but unresolved to settle for a buyer. “The negotiations are ongoing,” Steuben County IDA Executive Director Jamie Johnson said. Additional details about the phase of the negotiations are not yet known but another six plants are confirmed to close at Kraft Heinz company.


Reed Booed On House Floor Over Healthcare

On Friday Congressman Tom Reed was booed when he had the floor to speak about the new alternative The Faso/Collins Repeal Legislation, supported by most Republicans to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act. On the floor Reed commented about the proposal “I heard my colleagues on the other side of the aisle say, ‘it’s not perfect, we need to repair it. But yet today, we take the first step, in this endeavor, by the legislation that’s before us..” when booing ensued.

He also noted “All we hear, is how bad this legislation is.” Healthcare has been a hot button issue, especially Reed who has faced many protests by constituents opposing his stance.


Hammondsport Man Arrested for Weapons

This week members of the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Michael T. Huffman of Hammondsport for Criminal Possession of a Weapon Third Degree (D Felony) and Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon Third Degree (E Felony) in Urbana. After an investigation it was discovered that Huffman illegally received a .38 caliber revolver in the mail from Florida and illegally transported a .22 caliber revolver from the State of Florida. Huffman was sent to the Steuben County Jail after an arraignment in Hammondsport.


Steuben Construction Bids

Construction Bids for Bath NY will take place 10 a.m. Monday in the County Office Building, 3 E. Pulteney Square by the Steuben County Real Property Auction. Up for auction an office building and records storage outbuilding which both are slated for construction in May.The cost of both projects was estimated earlier at $8.7 million.


Allegany County Men Indicted for Robbery

An Arkport man has been indicted by an Allegany County Grand Jury. Prosecutors said 28-year-old Josiah Gardner of Wellsville and 34-year-old James Foster of Arkport, were both indicted on charges of felony 2nd degree burglary. The men are accused of entering a home in Almond in 2015 and stealing a TV, Kindle, a locked box and money.


County Task Force for Prevention of Child Abuse Calls for Nominations

The Steuben County Task Force for the Prevention of Child Abuse is looking for nominations of an individual, program, or organization that has significantly contributed to the prevention of child abuse in Steuben. Nominations are welcome from schools, government agencies, community organizations, private practitioners, churches, and other concerned individuals or groups. For nomination forms or more information contact Bill Caudill, Youth Bureau Coordinator or ask any Task Force member.

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