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Today's Top Stories - Saturday, July 29, 2017

Work To Begin on I-86
The New York State Department of Transportation says that work will begin next Wednesday on I-86 east bound in the town of Bath. One lane of I-86 EB will be closed to traffic. The closure will last about two weeks. The closure is to perform necessary deck repairs on the bridge carrying I-86 over State Route 415.

Thousands Expencted for Gus Macker Tournament Turnout
This weekend in Hornell, the 20th annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament kicks off this weekend, shutting down Main Street today and tomorrow. The fund-raising goal for Gus Macker this year is $17,000 to $20,000 and a portion of the proceeds raised by the event go to the Hornell YMCA. This year, 220 teams will compete and 7,500 are anticipated to attend, giving the community an economic boost.

Wayland Man Pleads Guilty to Lying to Feds
A Wayland man has pled guilty to making false statements before a U.S. District Judge and will possibly be sentenced to serve five years in prison and pay a $250,000 fine. US Attorney’s Office say Brian Woodhams of Wayland had been issued a student pilot license via the federal aviation administration, which allowed him to fly alone or with instructor if he carries a passenger. Woodhams lied about a 2015 accident where he had no flight instructor with him while flying a 15-year old-passenger, saying that no one else was on the plane with him. He will be scheduled November 3rd at 10:00 A.M.

Bath Man Arrested for Drug and Weapon Possession
Police say a man who is a temporary resident of Bath was locked up this morning on felony and other counts. Bath Police said 27-year-old Michael Anderson was charged with 2
nd & 3rd degree criminal possession of a weapon and attempted sale of marijuana. He was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 bail. Police say the charges stem from alleged drug crimes at a local motel. When Anderson was taken into custody, police said he had a quantity of marijuana and an unregistered handgun with the serial number removed.

OFA Offers Educational Program for Caregivers
The Steuben County Office for the Aging is offering a free program for caregivers of older Medicaid recipients. The program runs through September and can help with ramps, community seminars and respite. For more information, call the Office of the Aging at 776-9631.

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