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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, October 10th

Hornell Man Arrested for Attacking Officers with Axe:


Police say there were no injuries Monday after a Hornell man allegedly attempted to hit officers with an axe during an incident on High Street.  According to the Hornell Police Department, officers attempted to evict 27-year-old Joshua Inserro from a home around 10 a.m. when he attempted to hit the officers with an axe and then allegedly barricaded himself inside.  About an hour later, officers tased Inserro through an open window and he was arrested.  Inserro has been charged with two counts of menacing a police officer, two counts of attempted assault, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.



Viral Car Stunt Leads to Charges for Corning Man:


A Corning man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly filmed himself performing a dangerous stunt and it went viral online.  In the video, a man stands on the frame of a car, hanging on to the open door, and rolls it down Bailey Creek Road in the Town of Corning.  As the video goes on, the car picks up speed, skids around the corner, and the man is thrown from the car and into a ditch.  In charges filed October 6th, 21-year-old Christopher Merola is facing a felony count of falsifying business records, and a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, as well as a slew of traffic violations, including reckless driving, failure to keep to the right, imprudent speed, moved from lane unsafely, seat belt violation, and more.  He was released on an appearance ticket.



Senator Schumer Vows to Fight for Farmer Safety:


Following the federal budget’s proposed cut of funding to the Northeast Center for Occupational Safety and Health for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (or NEC), Senator Charlies Schumer is vying to fight for programs that keep farmers safe.  At a press conference in Hector Monday, Schumer said farm-related fatalities are 800 percent higher than many industries, and he believes the NEC provides area farmers with important life-saving resources, like the roll bar program that helps farmers buy a roll bar for their older tractors so in the event of a rollover, they’re safe.  Schumer says he plans on doing whatever it takes to make sure the safety of farmers is prioritized in the next budget negotiation in December.



Registration Deadline for New Voters 10/13:


The registration deadline for first-time voters, not already registered, to vote in the November 7th General Election in New York is fast approaching. New voters must register by Friday, (Oct. 13) in order to vote in the November elections. Applications are available at the Steuben County Board of Elections at the County Office Building in Bath or at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Bath, Corning and Hornell. Applications also are available online.



New Location for Corning Food Pantry:


Staff and board members of the Corning Community Food Pantry are settling into a new location on East Corning Road.  The new facility offers more space for donations, and allows the pantry to work on providing more fresh produce, dairy, and meat.  It also has a full on-site kitchen, so the pantry can now offer cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops.  Normal pantry hours will resume at the new location tomorrow.



Spaghetti Dinners to Benefit Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services:


Steuben County RSVP and the local Salvation Army will host three community spaghetti dinners to benefit the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services. Active in efforts to relieve the suffering during the recent onslaught of hurricanes in the South, the Salvation Army also is working to support relief efforts in Las Vegas. The dinner in Bath will be held at the American Legion on October 26th from 5-7 p.m.

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