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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, November 9th

Savona Man Charged in Incident:


A Savona man is facing charges of burglary and menacing after he allegedly threatened a former girlfriend and her daughter.  According to Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies, they responded to a 911 call and found a woman climbing out of a window with her child in her arms, yelling for help and that a man had a knife.  37-year-old Mathew Smith was taken into custody and during their investigation, deputies say Smith entered the residence and grabbed a knife, threating the victim in front of her daughter.  He allegedly took her phone to prevent her from calling 911.  Smith has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief.  He has been sent to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.



Wayland Man Accused of Violating Protection Order:


Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of a Town of Wayland man on a charge of criminal contempt.  On Monday, deputies say they received a complaint that 44-year-old Adam Parsons allegedly violated a stay away order of protection by placing several phone calls to the protected party.  Parsons was arraigned and was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.



New Hornell Hospital Officially Breaks Ground:


The new St. James Mercy hospital construction project officially got underway Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony at the hospital’s new location in the old Kmart Plaza in Hornell.  Aside from hospital officials, many local and district officials were in attendance, including Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Sheriff Jim Allard, and future Hornell Mayor John Buckley, among others.  All the speakers agreed that it was “a dream come true” for the community.



Steuben Co. Transportation Study Public Meeting:


There will be a public meeting concerning public transportation in Steuben County on Tuesday, November 14th.  It will be held at the Dormann Library in Bath from 2 to 4 p.m.  Residents will be able to hear the results of the Steuben County Transportation Study and provide feedback on current transportation systems. 



Proposed Tower Installation in Corning:


Up State Tower Company is proposing to install a 165 foot lattice telecommunications tower on Winfield Street in Corning. The tower is not expected to be lighted. Comments on the proposal must be filed with the company’s West Seneca location by December 6th.



AFGE to Hold Rally Concerning V.A. Vacancies:


In response to vacancies at V.A. hospitals nationwide, the local branch of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) – Local 491 – will be holding a rally on Wednesday, November 15th at 11:30 a.m.  Their goal is to raise awareness of the vacancies.  The rally will be held on West Washington Street in Bath and is open to AFGE members and the community.  

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