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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, November 22nd

Pulteney Man Arrested in Domestic Incident:


The State Police of Bath have announced the arrest of a Pulteney man following a reported domestic dispute in the Town of Pulteney.  50-year-old Willie Mack III allegedly engaged in a verbal and physical argument with his domestic partner which resulted in an injury and occurred in the presence of ten minor children.  He has been charged with one count of assault and 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.



Holiday Weekend Roadwork Suspended, Real-Time NYS Thruway Traffic App:


To help ease traffic over the busy holiday weekend, the New York State Department of Transportation has ordered that construction-related lane closures on state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. today through 6 a.m. Monday, November 27th.  Additionally, before you hit the road, you can now download the new NYS Thruway Authority mobile app (http://www.thruway.ny.gov/index.shtml) for real-time, Thruway-specific traffic and navigation assistance, a Thruway Service Area and restaurant locator, a toll calculator, an option to request roadside assistance, and more.



E-Cig Ban Goes in Effect:


The law banning the use of e-cigarettes at work, restaurants, and bars across New York State goes into effect today.  Little is known about the long-term effects of vaping, so the new ban is targeted at protecting non-smokers from exposure while also discouraging teenagers from using them.



Bath Trooper Named “Investigator of the Year”:


A state trooper stationed in Bath has been named the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Investigator of the Year.”  During a ceremony held in Manhattan earlier this month, Investigator Thomas Khork received the award.  Khork has been a trooper since 2006.



Dormann Library Donates Books to Jail:


The Dormann Library loves to serve the community – the entire community.  Recently it was asked to supply the Steuben County Jail with reading material for their seven inmate housing units and the library delivered.  Library staff provided 7 boxes of books, one each for the inmate houses.  The boxes included current books, inspirational reads, suspenseful titles, and a dictionary and thesaurus each.  Staff says they hope to have more books ready to deliver in the next few months, so that the materials can be rotated through the housing units.



Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Corning Church:


A free Thanksgiving meal will be offered at Christ Episcopal Church in Corning tomorrow.  The 20th annual free holiday dinner starts at 11 a.m.  Reservations are needed.



NYS Launches Fentanyl Public Awareness Campaign:


Hoping to shed light on the dangers posed by fentanyl, a new public awareness campaign has been launched across New York.  It consists of ads and information cards warning New Yorkers about the dangers of fentanyl, safety tips on prevention, and guidance on how to safely respond to a fentanyl overdose.  Governor Andrew Cuomo says it will help save lives and create a stronger and healthier New York.

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