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More Arrests in Elmira Fentanyl Ring:


More arrests have been made in connection with a fentanyl ring in Elmira.  In May, four people were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute.  Now, three more suspects have been charged.  Jesus Rivera was charged with conspiracy to make and distribute fentanyl.  Chad Smith has been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances.  Robert Elford has been charged with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances.  Authorities believe the ring was directly involved with the overdose deaths of three people.



NYS Troopers PBA Endorses Watches for Steuben Co. Surrogate Court Judge:


The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers Inc. has announced its endorsement of Chauncey Watches for Steuben County Surrogate Court Judge.  The Troopers PBA represents more than 6,000 active and retired uniformed members of the state police.  In a statement the organization said that the challenges facing law enforcement are greater than ever before, and that they believe individuals like Watches will help them better serve the residents of New York.



Canisteo Votes to Abandon Hallet Road:


The Town of Canisteo has officially voted to abandon Hallet Road, also known as Wood Road.  The road hasn’t been used by the public in over 6 years, nor has it been worked on in that time.  Town officials say it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to bring it back up to code, so abandonment was the logical solution.  The road begins on Travis Hill and heads toward the town line for a total of 2,622 feet.



198th Steuben Co. Fair Kicks Off Today:


The 198th annual Steuben County Fair kicks off today in Bath…opening day is Senior Citizens Day with a $3 admission for seniors until 5 p.m. The carnival opens at 1pm and the demolition derby gets underway at 7. You can get more information at steubencountyfair.org.



NYS Increases Penalties for Making Bomb Threats:


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats. The governor approved the legislation Monday. According to the AP., the new law changes criminal statute to ensure that suspects accused of making bomb threats against a community center can, at minimum, face a sentence of up to a year in jail. Cuomo says the new law will help authorities prosecute those who seek to "spread fear and terror."



Wegmans Launches Delivery Service:


Wegmans shoppers will be able to save themselves a trip the store for groceries as the company is launching today an in-home food delivery service.  With the “Instacart” app, customers can place and pay for an order and then a runner in the store will fill it and have it delivered.  Food can either be delivered within an hour, or scheduled for a certain time and day.  The orders cost about $6, and need to be a minimum of $35.  A membership will also be available for $15 a month, or $150 for a year of unlimited orders.  The service launched last week in Rochester and has already filled roughly 1,400 orders.

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