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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, July 26th

2 Arrested for Shooting at Addison Home:


Two men have been arrested for allegedly shooting at home on Steuben Street in Addison Monday night.  29-year-old Benjamin Alderman of Corning and 22-year-old Daniel Scott of Pine Valley are accused of using stolen guns to fire six shots at the home in what police are calling a domestic incident.  A man and woman were in the house at the time.  The man was injured and was taken to Guthrie Corning hospital where he is said to be in stable condition.  Alderman has been charged with attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and possession of stolen property, and he is being held on $50,000 bail.  Scott is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property, and he’s being held on $25,000 bail.



Incident Closes S.R. 415 Tuesday:


The State Police of Painted Post closed State Route 415, Victory Highway, in Erwin,

Wednesday for an undisclosed incident.  The road was closed from Robert Dann Drive, in Painted Post, to Coopers Plains.  Details have not been provided at this time.



Steuben Co. Sheriff Depart. Getting Emergency Medical Bags:


Emergency medical bags will soon be installed in Steuben County Sheriff department vehicles, thanks to a $4,000 grant by the Bethesda Foundation.  Often the first responders to emergencies in the county, deputies will be able to provide appropriate medical care until the arrival of other emergency services personnel.  The bags will contain emergency care medical equipment such as tourniquets, blood-loss controlling agents, and specially designed bandages.  In a statement, Sheriff Jim Allard thanked the Bethesda Foundation for their generosity and said that “the importance of these bags goes well beyond a monetary value.” 



E-Cigs Banned from School Grounds:


Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that immediately bans the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in the state.  “School grounds” is defined in the legislation as: any building, structure, and surrounding outdoor grounds contained within a public or private pre-school, nursery school, elementary, or secondary school’s property, and any vehicles used to transport children or school personnel.  Recent surveys by health organizations have found that e-cigarette use is up in high school students, both in the New York were the Department of Health reports it has nearly doubled in the last two years, and across the country with the U.S. Surgeon General saying that e-cigarette use among high schoolers went up 900 percent between 2011 and 2015.



I-390 Overlay Work in Steuben Co. to Start Monday:


The New York State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that asphalt pavement overlay work is expected to begin Monday on Interstate 390 in Steuben County.  The project will extend for roughly 5.3 miles, from Neil Creek in Wallace to Exit 2 in Cohocton.  Work will also be done on Loon Lake Road (State Route 962D) in Cohocton, was well as on the northbound exit and southbound entrance ramps at Exit 2.  On State Route 417, the work will extend from 1.3 miles west of State Route 248 to 2 miles west of State Route 36, for 6.5 miles.  Motorists will encounter flaggers and lane closures, and could experience travel delays. 



Steuben Legislature Recognizes Hogan Honor:


During its regular session Monday, the Steuben County Legislature recognized City of Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan.  Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski noted Hogan’s recent selection as the 2017 recipient of the Leadership Award for Public Service by the International Economic Development Council, which recognizes Hogan as an elected official who has served as a committed advocate for economic development for at least 10 years in the public sector.  Hauryski called it a “very well-deserved” honor.  

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