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Today's Top Stories - March 27, 2017

Minor Arrested for Fabricating Abuse

A Bath teen was arrested by New York State police on Saturday after they falsely claimed sexual abuse. Steuben County Child Protective Services jointly investigated the case with police after the 14-year-old made the allegations, signing deposition attesting to the abuse. Once the minor admitted that their story was false, they were arrested and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident and Making a False Written Statement.

 

Painted Post Man Wanted for Theft

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - New York State Police in Painted Post are looking for a white male in a white t-shirt, baseball hat and +blue jeans who stole $38 dollars from the Riverside Tops Sunday afternoon.  At around 2:30pm that day, the suspect received change for a purchase in the form of two $20 bills from the cashier after paying for the item with $50. According to police, cameras show the suspect keeping the two $20 bills in his pocket and claim he was given the wrong change, showing the cashier the two $1 bills, and was given an additional two $20 bills. If anyone has information regarding this incident please call Painted Post State Police Office at (607) 962-6864.

 

Kanona Bridge Meeting Scheduled

Bridge replacement plans on State Route 415 will be discussed at 6 p.m. April 5 at the Kanona Fire Hall. The New York State Department of Transportation organized the meeting to share project information about replacing the Route 415 bridge over the Cohocton river near Kanona and give the intersection of Routes 415 and 53 with a traffic roundabout.  Department of Transportation officials say the truss bridge will be removed and a new structure be built 100 feet south from the current bridge location. The roundabout is proposed as an effort to improve safety. Officials will be available to answer the public’s questions and say the construction is estimated to take nine months and will take place sometime in 2018.

 

Walk for Multiple Sclerosis

Corning will be hosting a walk to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis is planned for May 21st It will be held at the Corning – Painted Post High school with check in time 9:00am.  Donations received will be used towards research and providing programs and services for people with MS.  Last year this event raised more than $30,000...for more information go to walkms.org

 

New Policeman Sworn In

A new part time police officer was sworn in at the recent Bath Village Board meeting.  He is 22 year old Michael Jackson of Bath.   Jackson joins a force of nine full-time officers and six part time policemen. He is a graduate of Haverling High School and is currently attending Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy

 

Congressman Reed Announces More Town Halls

Another series of town hall meetings has been scheduled by congressman Tom Reed for Saturday, April 1st. Reed is continuing his appearances in the 23rd district upon ample turnout to his previous town halls. Popular issues among his constituents include healthcare reform, budget cuts, education and public funding of community healthcare clinics like Planned Parenthood. The meetings will occur:    

8:30 a.m. at Tioga Central School

11 a.m. at Broadway Academy in Southport

1:30 p.m. at Tyrone Fire Department

3:30 p.m. at Avoca High School

 

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