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Today's Top Stories - May 5, 2017

Corning Man Arrested for Tampering, Theft
A Corning man was released to the custody of police after an investigation of an incident on East Union Road in Bath. William Hall II was charged with Criminal Tampering in the second degree and Theft of Services after State Troopers were called to the Bath residence upon Steuben Rural Electric reporting Mr. Hall used force to damage and remove the lock securing an electric meter. Hall was also had a bench warrant for traffic related offenses. He was issued an appearance ticket to return to Bath Town Court at a later date.

Man Arrested for Meth, Burglarly in Bradford
A 59-year-old man was jailed last night following a burglary in progress call in the Town of Bradford. State police said they charged Bradley Fuller of Beaver Dams with felony counts of burglary and manufacturing Methamphetamine. Bail was set at $10,000.

Bath Resident Charged for Forged Instruments
A Bath resident was charged yesterday following an investigation by the Bath New York State Police in April. Sheri Clark of Bath was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree, a class “D” Felony. She was issued an appearance ticket in Bath Town Court at a later date.

Cuomo Signs Education Legislation Boosting Funding
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation investing a record $25.8 billion in education across New York State. The new legislation boosts education aid by $1.1 billion, including a $700 million increase in Foundation Aid. Cuomo says the bold investment builds on his commitment to strengthening educational outcomes, including an increase in education aid of $6.2 billion over the last six years.

Tom Reed Calls "Win" for Passed Bill
Congressman Tom Reed of Corning, the co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus announced a first win for the Caucus after it used its influence to get the FY17 funding bill passed. The bipartisan Caucus previously indicated that it would lead the effort to avoid a government shutdown by supporting such a funding bill if it contained no ideological riders. Reed said the Caucus’ support of the bill was the result of the 40 Members of Congress, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, working together.

East Corning In Need of Fire Truck
The East Corning Volunteer Fire Department says it’s in desperate need of a new truck. According to reporter Michelle Ross of WETM, the Department will be holding a three day garage sale, which will continue through Saturday. With this garage sale, the department coordinates registrations of families participating and advertises for them. The families get to keep their own proceeds and just pay for the advertising. To raise even more funds, it's having a chicken barbecue on Saturday at 11 A.M. at the Friends of the Cross Church located on Goff Road. The new engine costs almost $700,000.

 

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