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Clayton Gets Maximum Sentence:


The fate of the former Elmira Jackal convicted of hiring another man to kill his wife at their Caton home was decided in Steuben County Court Monday.  Thomas Clayton received the maximum sentence allowed for his crimes, which included first and second degree murder.  He will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. 



Dansville Man Charged with Stealing Drugs:


A Dansville man has been arrested for allegedly stealing prescription medication from two homes in Wayland and Cohocton.  22-year-old Alec Ebert has been charged with two counts of petit larceny, and one count of burglary.  At the time of his arrest, he was being held in the Livingston County Jail on an unrelated charge.  After arraignment, he was sent back to the jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. 



Dog’s Life Saved in Andover Fire:


There was some good news to come out of a fire Sunday night in Andover.  The quick-thinking actions of a New York State trooper saved the life of a dog caught in the blaze.  The owner of the black lab mix rushed it to trooper Andrew Tevens, who laid it down on the sidewalk and went for water.  A witness said there was no movement from the dog, but Tevens gave it water and started nursing it back to life.  The fire is believed to be a grease fire that started in an apartment on Main Street.  No injuries were reported and, by the end of it, the dog was said to be back up, walking around, and wagging his tail.



Tag’s Announces Summer Lineup:


With summer just around the corner, popular entertainment venue Tag’s announced Monday its 2017 concert series.  George Thorogood, Foghat, Megadeath, and “I Love the 90’s”, among others, will take the Budweiser stage in Big Flats.  For more information and the complete list of performers, visit http://www.tagstickets.com/budweiser-summer-stage/



Deck Repair Closes Lane on I-86 in Bath:


Drivers take note: a lane closure on I-86 westbound in Bath is expected to last for the next three weeks.  Crews are working to repair the deck on the bridge carrying the highway over State Route 53.  This is in the area of Exit 37. 



New Leader Named for SUNY System:


The new leader of the SUNY public college system has been announced.  Kristina Johnson, an engineer and a former undersecretary in the U.S. Energy Department, was appointed Monday.  She succeeds Nancy Zimpher, who is stepping down after 8 years of leadership.  Zimpher called Johnson “the right leader to keep SUNY at the top of its game.”

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