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Traffic Stop Nets 29 Bags of Heroin, 2 Charged:


A traffic stop on 390 has resulted in the arrest of two women from Hornell on drug charges.  38-year-old Tanya Hoad was allegedly found to be in possession of 27 bags of heroin, while her passenger, 24-year-old Rosemarie Brown, was also allegedly found in possession of 2 bags of heroin. 



Canisteo Man Arrested in Scam:


A Canisteo man has been arrested for allegedly scamming a Wyoming County couple

out of nearly $12,000 in a home improvement scam.  According to authorities, 43-year-old Howard Pratt was hired to do work on the couple’s attic and chimney.  He has been arraigned on a charge of grand larceny and was released on his own recognizance.  Wyoming County Deputies allege that Pratt has conducted this scheme throughout the Southern Tier and are asking anyone with information to call them at (585) 786-8989.



Painted Post Woman Charged in DWI Accident:


A Painted Post woman is facing multiple charges after a drunk driving incident in Corning.  According to police, Alicia Carl drove while drunk with a 3-month old baby in her vehicle and struck multiple parked cars on Walnut Street in the incident late Wednesday night.  She has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated unlicensed operation, and other traffic infractions.  She is being held on $4,000 bail.



Steuben Land Bank Awards Bids for Bath, Corning, Hornell Properties:


The Steuben County Land Bank Corporation board of directors awarded bids last week for the renovation of a City of Corning property and the demolition of two structures – one in the Village of Bath and the other in the City of Hornell.  The Corning property is located at 232 Onondaga Street.  The structure to be demolished in Bath is at 137 E. Washington Street, while the one in Hornell is at 23 Wells St.  The goal of the land bank is to restore derelict properties to marketable conditions, with proceeds from sales returned to the land bank for future restorations.



S2AY Rural Health Offers Cancer Expense Help:


Income-eligible residents in Steuben County may be able to receive help paying for cancer expenses and costs, according to the county Public Health Department.  The S2AY Rural Health Network hosts the Cancer Services Fund which helps cover medical bills, co-pays, deductibles, prescriptions, mileage, durable medical equipment, and any special foods or over-the-counter medicines related to the illness.  For more information on the program, or to request funds, contact the S2AY Rural Health Network at (607) 962-8459.



National Wreaths Across America Day at Bath National Cemetery:


The 2017 Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 16th, in Bath National Cemetery at the Bath V.A. Medical Center.  Placing of the wreaths will begin immediately following the Noon ceremony.  The public is invited to attend and is asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m.  All in attendance are reminded to dress accordingly.  Parking will be available at the back of the Bath V.A. museum building.  Over 900 wreaths have been sponsored to date.  The goal this year is over 2,500.  Wreaths can be sponsored at http://www.WreathsAcrossAmerica-BathNY.org for $15.  The deadline is November 27th.  

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