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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, August 24th

Iryn Meyers Found Guilty of Murder and Arson:


A Steuben County jury on Tuesday found a woman guilty of murder and arson. The jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding 38-year-old Iryn Meyers guilty on all charges. Meyers and her husband were accused of setting fire to a home last year which killed the occupant, David O’Dell of Wayland. Meyers was returned to the county jail without bail. No sentencing date has been set yet.



Cameron Man Charged After Child Injured by Fireworks:


An investigation by the New York State Police has resulted in charges against a Cameron man.  24-year-old Cody Dibble has been charged with reckless endangerment, and endangering the welfare of a child.  Dibble allegedly set off fireworks in the Town of Cameron and a seven-year-old was injured.  The child was treated for burns at the scene and was released to a parent.  Dibble was issued an appearance ticket.



Probation Violation Arrest:


Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Savona man at the county Office Building Tuesday on a violation of probation warrant.  17-year-old Jalen Richardson was sent to the county jail on $2,000 cash bail.



Corning Senior Center Hosts Cancer Education Initiative:


On Wednesday, a statewide education effort to raise awareness about breast and prostate cancer made a stop at the Corning Senior Center.  The initiative aims to help women better understand the need for regular breast cancer screening and access screenings if appropriate, and educate men about prostate cancer and encourage them to speak with their doctor.  It was coordinated in Steuben County by St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell and is supported with funds from Health Research Inc. and the New York State Department of Health.  Individuals looking to get information can call 324-8166.



Waverly Man to Collect $1M Lottery Prize at NYS Fair:


New Yorkers might have missed out on the big Powerball jackpot Wednesday night – that prize was won by someone in Massachusetts – but a lucky Waverly man will still be $1 million richer today.  A check will be presented to the unknown man at the lottery booth at the New York State Fair this afternoon.  The man won the prize while making a last minute trip to the store to pick up ice he’d forgotten earlier in the day.



Dormann Library End of Adult Summer Learning Program Celebration Sept. 1st:


The Dormann Library of Bath will close out its Adult Summer Learning Program with a free hot dog lunch on September 1st from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Chapters Café.  Winners will be picked for adult prizes at 1 p.m.  Participants should drop off reading coupons in baskets containing the prizes they want, if your coupons have already been dropped off without picking a particular prize, the library will choose.

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