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Multiple Weapons Charges for Canisteo Man:


A Canisteo man is facing multiple weapons charges after New York State troopers and members of the Canisteo Police Department, along with the Steuben County Probation Department, searched his residence following a tip that he was in illegal possession.  23-year-old Joseph Carter was found to be in possession of a rifle and two illegally possessed daggers and he was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd, and one count of criminal possession in the 4th.  Carter was on probation due to a previous conviction for burglary.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.



“Dangerous” Escapee Arrested:


There’s an update in the search for the dangerous convict from Rome that escaped parole last week.  The NYS Department of Corrections says 66-year-old Ronald Cook was taken into custody Saturday evening thanks to the cooperation of local, state, and federal law enforcement, and tips from the public.  Cook was apprehended by Binghamton Police and is currently being held at the Broome County Jail.  He will be returned to Central New York to face criminal charges.



“Parade for Paws” to Support FLSPCA:


Campbell-Savona High School seniors are looking to give back to the community.  They’ll be hosting a 5k run this Saturday, November 18th to benefit the Finger Lakes SPCA and the animals in need.  The run, which will start at 8:30 a.m., will be free, but pet donations are required to participate.  The donated goods will be delivered to the shelter by the students.  For more information visit https://sites.google.com/prod/view/paradeforpaws.      



Get Ready for Winter Driving:


With the first snow flurries of the season, it’s time to get ready for winter driving.  Local officials have released the following reminders for motorists during the season:  allow plenty of travel time, provide extra distance between vehicles to allow for more stopping time, turn off cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, be aware of snow plows, bridge surfaces are often more slippery so drive accordingly, and as required by state law be sure to fully clean off your vehicle before beginning any trip.  For more safe winter driving tips, you can visit the United State’s Department of Transportation’s Winter Driving Tips webpage at https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/vehiclesafety/winter-driving-tips.   



Deer Rescued from Manhole in Alfred:


The Alfred State College grounds crew and Village Department of Public Works personnel found themselves with a unique challenge last week when a deer was found trapped in a manhole near the intersection of Glen Street and County Route 214.  The six-point was discovered by an Alfred State employee in the channel that carries sewage from the college’s agricultural facilities to the village.  It’s believed that the cover became dislodged during area mowing, or during maintenance.  Heavy equipment was called in and a tow-strap was used to lift the animal the estimated 6 to 7 feet out of the hole and back onto solid ground, where it’s said it took off for the adjacent field as soon as it was able.  A video of the rescue has been posted on the college’s Facebook page and Youtube channel for any that wish to witness it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZStTFxy4ioM



Inductees for Toy Hall of Fame Announced:


In September, the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester announced the 12 nominees for this year’s class.  Now they have announced the three toys that received enough votes from their panel of experts, historians, and teachers.  The National Toy Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is “Clue,” Wiffle Ball, and the paper airplane.  They beat out Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, “Risk,” the Magic 8 Ball, Pez dispensers, fake food, Transformers, and sand.

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