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Wayland Man Arrested following DV Incident:


A Wayland man was arrested following investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office into a domestic incident during the early morning hours of Thursday.  Deputies responded to Noyes Hospital after a female was reported in the emergency room as the victim of a domestic incident.  It was discovered that the suspect, 27-year-old Douglas Cansdale Jr., had an active order of protection in place against him from the victim.  Cansdale was taken into custody without incident and was charged with criminal contempt, strangulation, and unlawful imprisonment.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.



Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Sister in Hunting Accident:


On Tuesday, a Rochester man pled guilty in Livingston County Court in relation to an incident that occurred in November, where he accidentally shot and killed his sister.  50-year-old John Lander was participating in a deer hunting drive on November 27th when another member of the party discharged their firearm.  He reportedly ran toward the gunshot, removing his shotgun from his shoulder as he did so.  During this, his gun discharged and killed Sharon Lander, who was standing behind him.  He pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide as part of a plea deal with the District Attorney’s Office that includes a proposed sentence of four months of weekends at the Livingston County Jail.  Sentencing is scheduled for June 13th.



O’Mara to Discuss Drug Epidemic in Town Hall:


State Senator Tom O’Mara and Hornell Alderman John Buckley will team up later this month for a Town Hall that will discuss the drug and opioid epidemic in our region.  The meeting will be held at the Hornell VFW on Canisteo Street on Saturday, April 22nd.  It will start at 11 a.m. 



Clemen’s Center Cirque D’Or Postponed:


Fans eager to take in the spectacle of Cirque D’Or at the Clemen’s Center this weekend are going to have continue to wait a little longer.  It was announced Thursday that due to technicalities in securing visas, the show has been rescheduled.  It will now be on Tuesday, June 20th at 7 p.m.



Corning’s Gaffer District Running in “America’s Main Street” Contest:


Of the 200 downtowns across the nation running in the America’s Main Street contest is none other than Corning’s Gaffer District.  The contest looks to recognize the economic benefits of main streets and the small businesses that help them thrive.  Votes can be cast online at http://mainstreetcontest.com/profile.php?id=244 every 24 hours.  The top 25 will move on to the next round, which take place May 1st through the 28th.  Then 10 semifinalists will be rated by a panel of judges and a winner will be announced on June 5th.

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