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Bath Schools Locked-In During Manhunt:


Bath schools were locked-in Wednesday as police searched for a man that fled during an arrest.  33-year-old Brian Woodring, a level 2 sex offender, was being picked up on a parole violation when he ran.  He was apprehended shortly before noon on West Washington Boulevard.  He will be charged with escape, violation of sex offender registration, and obstructing governmental administration.  Woodring was previously convicted of sexual contact, disseminating indecent materials to a minor, and promoting/possessing sexual performance by a child.



3rd Annual Steuben Co. Opioid and Substance Abuse Forum Held:


The third annual Steuben County Community Opioid and Substance Abuse Forum was held Tuesday.  Opioid and substance abuse problems in the area, especially among grade school students, were discussed, and representatives from various support groups were on hand to spread awareness of their programs.  According to the Steuben County Coroner’s Office, the number of opioid related fatalities tripled between 2011 and 2016.  County Sheriff Jim Allard said the hope of the forum “is to get the information out to folks that need help… So that people realize that they’re not alone, and that they can find the help they need here in Steuben County, or other places.”



Tony Stewart Wrongful Death Lawsuit Heading Back to Court:


The lawsuit filed against Tony Stewart in the death of a man at Canandaigua Motorsports Park is headed back to court.  According to ESPN, attorneys for Stewart will be in Utica for a judgement hearing tomorrow.  Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a race in 2014 after Ward got out of his car and started walking toward Stewart’s car.  Toxicology reports showed that Ward had marijuana in his system at the time.  Stewart filed a motion in March claiming he didn’t have time to react.



Governor Announces New Cancer Study:


Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday a new plan to try and find the causes of cancer in New York residents.  A statewide cancer registry will allow officials to look at four regions over the next year and see the types of cancer there.  The four regions will be Western New York, New York City, Long Island, and the Capital Region with a focus on Warren County.  Researchers will be looking for potential causes for cancer in each area, such as health factors, demographic factors, and environmental factors.  Gov. Cuomo says around a million people statewide currently have cancer or are in remission, and that “everyone has been touched, and we have to do better.”   The study is expected to take about a year, and then the Governor hopes to have a new plan on how to move forward. 



Clayton Case to be Featured on Deadline: Crime:


The Clayton murder case will be featured on Sunday’s episode of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall.  It will air at 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.  The show features Hall working with a team of correspondents, and a panel format with interviews.   Hall interviewed prosecutors, law enforcement, family members, and journalists for this episode.  The Clayton case was previously featured on NBC’s Dateline. 



Walgreens Planning to Close 600 Drugstores:


Following news that Walgreens has completed a deal to buy nearly 2,000 stores from rival Rite Aid, the company has announced plans to close 600 drugstores.  A majority of them, according to a Walgreens spokesman, will be Rite Aid stores within a mile of another Walgreens network store.  The closings are expected to start next spring.  Which stores will be closing has not been announced.

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