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C-PP Student Airlifted After Bridge Fall:


A 15-year-old Corning high school student was airlifted after falling from the Briscoe Bridge Thursday morning.  According to authorities, they were called to the East side of the bridge around 9 a.m. and they found the male student, along with a 14-year-old female, over the safety rails.  The female came back over the railing, but the male let go.  He was rescued from the river and was airlifted.  He suffered a neck injury, but the details of his condition are unknown at this time.  Corning-Painted Post High School was put into a Hold in Place for roughly 90 minutes.  In a statement, the district has said they’ve made resources available for students and staff, and advise parents that if they have any concerns about their children to contact the school counselor. 



Gov. Cuomo Says NY Will Abide by Climate Change Accord:


Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York will continue to abide by the 190 nation agreement to reduce carbon emissions.  Cuomo says he’ll use executive orders to ensure New York continues to boost renewable energy while reducing emissions tied to climate change.  In a statement, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also called the President’s decision “reckless” and harmful for the nation and the planet.



Travel Advisory – C.R. 69 closing 6/12:


County Route 69, between Chamberlain and Turnpike roads, in the Towns of Avoca and Howard, will be closed to all traffic starting June 12th through June 15th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  The road will be closed to replace several cross culverts.  There will not be an onsite detour. 



Event to Help Residents Look for Unclaimed Funds in Hornell:


Today, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the New York State Comptroller’s Office will be at Hornell City Hall to help residents of Steuben and Allegany counties look for unclaimed funds that they may be owed by New York State.  According to the Comptroller’s Office, more than $10 million is owed to residents in Steuben and Allegany counties.



DMV Warns Against Fake Ticket Scam:


The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is warning residents against a fake ticket email that may expose their computers to a virus.  The fake emails pretend to be from the DMV, stating that the recipient has several outstanding traffic violations and they must pay a ticket within 48 hours or their license will be revoked.  The emails provide two links to either plead guilty or to refute the tickets.  The links go to a malicious download.  The DMV says if you receive one of these emails to delete it immediately, and do not click on any links in the email and do not forward it.



Scripps Run Ends for PP Student:


The chase for the Scripps National Spelling Bee crown has come to an end for 14-year-old Painted Post student Nikhil Lahiri.  In competition Thursday, Lahiri incorrectly spelled the world “coloboma.”  He finished in the Top 40.



Food Bank of the Southern Tier “Food Bank of the Year”:


Beating out more than 200 food banks across the country, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier has been named the “Feeding America 2017 Food Bank of the Year.”  The food bank serves 6 counties in the Southern Tier and last year provided 9.8 million meals to people in need.  Officials at the food bank say the need is actually about 13 million, fortunately the award comes with a $20,000 prize comes that they say will go toward closing the gap.



Over 12,000 Tickets Issued over Memorial Day Weekend:


The New York State Police have released the results of their STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend enforcement and they report over 12,000 tickets were issued and nearly 240 people were arrested.  Troopers also investigated 146 personal injury crashes which resulted in 190 people injured.  In the Southern Tier, 19 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated.



Dairy Festival in Bath Tomorrow, Expect Travel Restrictions:


The 61st Annual Dairy Festival Parade marches through Bath tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. and Police Chief Chad Mullen is advising residents to expect traffic restrictions.  Tomorrow, parking meters along the parade route will be posted with “no parking” signs in the early morning hours.  At 8 a.m., Liberty Street from Washington to Steuben will be closed to traffic.  All vehicles must be removed no later than 8 a.m.  Any vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.  Traffic detours will be in place by 10:15 a.m. and will remain in effect until the conclusion of the parade.

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