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Today's Top Stories - Saturday 25, 2017

County Legislature Holding Hearing Monday Night
The Steuben County Legislature will hold a public hearing Monday night on a local law to boost the salaries of ten appointed or elected officials. The 6 p.m. session is at the county office building. There will also be three other hearings on local protection districts.

Hornell Man Arrested During Traffic Stop
A 28-year-old Hornell man was arrested this week after a traffic stop. Scotty Hurd was stopped for speeding on County Route 68 in Hornellsville and he allegedly was operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license while possessing marijuana. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle, released and given appearance tickets to return to Town of Hornellsville Court at a later date.

Avoca Woman Arrested for Controlled Substance Charges
State Police report the arrest of 21-year-old Kaitlynn Pragle of Avoca. She was charged with three counts each of criminal possession of a controlled substance and not having a controlled substance in its original container. She’ll appear in court at a later date to answer the charges.

Bath PD Hires New Officer
The Bath Police Department has a new officer. Chief Chad Mullin announced that Officer Matthew Lehman was recently sworn in. He’ll be working on a part-time basis in the village. Lehman also works part-time at the Alfred Police Department.

New State Labor Department Regulations Open for Public Comment
New York State Department of Labor is accepting comments on its newly-proposed regulations for employee scheduling. The new set of regulations would affect the notice given to retail and other workers in the service sector before they report to work. The proposed regulations would entitle at least four hours of pay to employees who are called into work and then sent home. Four hours of pay is guaranteed to workers who are called into work a shift that was not scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Citizens can leave public comments regarding these regulations on the state department of labor website until January 6th 2018.


Cyber Monday Security Tips
Officials are urging New Yorkers to take steps to protect their personal and financial information during the upcoming holiday shopping season. While popular shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are known for their bargains, criminals often use these days to scam unwary consumers. Some Cyber Monday shopping tips…Shop with merchants and websites you know and trust; Keep your operating system and application software updated on all computers and mobile devices and Avoid clicking on banner ads or pop-ups since they may link to a malicious website.


Law Enforcement Continue Holiday Weekend Traffic Crackdown
Police across the state are stepping up traffic enforcement over this holiday weekend. New York State troopers will make regular patrols, looking for drivers who are impaired, speeding or texting. Sobriety checkpoints and patrols in unmarked vehicles are a part of this traffic safety effort. The Governor says local police agencies are participating in this weekend’s crackdown. Last Thanksgiving weekend troopers arrested 245 drivers for DWI, issued 673 distracted driving tickets and wrote 5,417 speeding tickets.

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