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Today's Top Stories - Saturday, September 16, 2017

DOT Announces I-86 Work in Horseheads
The New York State Department of Transportation announced work will begin Tuesday on Interstate 86 at Latta Brook Road in the Town of Horseheads.  Work will include bridge painting over Interstate 86. Work will be done between the hours of 6 pm to 6 am.  The project should take about a month to complete. I-86 will experience lane closures.

Hornell Man Arrested for Parole Revocation
A Hornell man was arrested following an early morning domestic dispute this week in Dansville. Police said 44-year-old Matthew Cole was charged with criminal trespass and revocation of parole. He was held for court action.

Alfred State College Ranks in List Again
For the 11th straight year, Alfred State is highly ranked on the latest US News & World Report Best Colleges list. Alfred State is No. 1 among all SUNY schools in the Northern Regional Colleges category. For schools with out-of-state tuition and fees below $12,000, once again Alfred State earned a No. 1 ranking in the north. When looking at all public colleges in the 11-state northern region, the report ranked Alfred State No. 6 overall, No. 3 on the Best Value list for public colleges, and No. 3 on the Best Colleges for Veterans list of northern public schools.

Cuomo Makes Executive Order 170
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 170 that prohibits state agencies and officers from inquiring about or disclosing an individual's immigration status unless required by law or necessary to determine eligibility for a benefit or service. Law enforcement officers will also be prohibited from inquiring about immigration status unless investigating illegal criminal activity.

Schumer Wants Teachers to Utilize Deduction for Supplies
Senator Chuck Schumer is advising teachers who pay for school supplies out of their own pocket to use the "Teacher Expense Deduction," on their taxes. Since 2015, teachers can receive a $250 deduction if they pay to provide supplies to their students but it’s estimated that only about half of teachers use this deduction. “There's been very little fraud in the program.  And it gives teachers a little bit of a break," Schumer said this week to the press in a conference call. According to Schumer, the average teacher spends $485 in supplies annually and the deduction could help teachers across Upstate New York deduct $53 million.

Strong Kids, Safe Kids Event Today in HHS
The 7th annual Strong Kids, Safe Kids event will be held at the Haverling High School today from 1-4 p.m. Steuben County Youth Bureau’s Bill Caudill says the event typically brings in about 300 kids and their families. WVIN will have an on location broadcast beginning at 12:30.

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