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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, January 10th

NYSP Seeking Woman Accused of Stealing Wallet:


The New York State Police are looking for an unidentified woman that’s accused of stealing a wallet while at an Erwin Car Wash.  According to police, the woman took the wallet, which had been accidentally left by its owner on top of the meter box, finished her car wash, and then drove away.  The incident happened on December 31st.  The woman has yet to turn the wallet in, or attempt to make contact with the victim, say police.  The woman is described as short and heavy set, with long brown hair.  She was driving a black or charcoal gray Chevy Silverado with a Harley Davidson on the rear window.  The truck appeared to have Pennsylvania plates.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at (607) 962-6865. 



Indictments Handed Up by Steuben Co. Grand Jury:


On Tuesday, a Steuben County Grand Jury handed up the following indictments:  33-year-old Joshua Scott of Corning is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine for allegedly operating a meth lab and possessing more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.  34-year-old Brandi Hawkins of Bath is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing with the intent to sell a narcotic in the Village of Bath.  52-year-old Raymond Nimtz of Corning and Bath is charged with rape for allegedly forcibly engaging in sexual intercourse with another person in the Village of Bath.  19-year-old Nicholas Fish of McGraw is charged with burglary for allegedly unlawfully entering a building in the Town of Hornellsville with the intent to commit a crime.  54-year-old Kevin Scott of Canisteo, 28-year-old Whittany Hale of Bath, and 32-year-old Earl Robbins III of Bath are all charged with burglary for allegedly entering a residence in Howard with the intent to commit a crime.  41-year-old Yamrica Vazquez of Painted Post is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly unlawfully possessing cocaine with the intent to sell during a traffic stop.  29-year-old James Smith of Hornell is charged with criminal mischief and possessing prison contraband for allegedly intentionally damaging property at the Steuben County Jail and possessing an improvised weapon.



Flu Cases Leads to More Hospital Restrictions:


Due to flu activity, Arnot Health has announced visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals, including Arnot Ogden Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath.  The restrictions include: no more than 2 visitors and 1 designated caregiver/support person per patient in patient rooms at any time; no one under the age of 14 may visit with the exception of maternity units only where healthy siblings of any age may visit healthy newborns; and if you have a fever, cough, body aches, or a sore throat, or if you have been in contact with someone with those symptoms within the past 4 days, you must postpone your visit until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours.



Area Airports Receive Funds:


Several regional airports are among 29 regional airports statewide chosen to share $20.5 million in state funding through New York’s “Aviation Capital Grant Program.” Corning-Painted Post Airport was awarded $448,000 to construct a helicopter maintenance and storage hangar; Penn Yan-Yates County Airport will receive $421,000 to undertake an airport sanitary sewer extension; and   Finger Lakes Regional was awarded more than $662,000 to construct a new Jet-A Fuel Farm. State Senator Tom O’Mara said the regional aviation industry has an enormously positive economic impact across the local economy.



NY A.G. to Investigate Possible Propane Supplier Misconduct:


The New York State Attorney General’s Office has announced that it will be investigating possible misconduct by propane suppliers across the state.  The investigation comes after complaints of delivery delays, possible price gouging, and more during the recent record cold.  The A.G.’s hotline can be reached at 518-776-2000 or complaints can be filed online at https://ag.ny.gov/price-gouging-complaint-form



Lockheed Martin Job Fair:


Lockheed Martin will be hold a job fair tomorrow in order to fill more than 200 positions open at is Salina and Owego sites.  Positions include systems engineering, electrical engineering, hardware engineering, software engineering, integration, and testing and manufacturing.  There are also positions for experienced assembly and electronic technicians.  The event will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at Destiny USA.



Chance at Allegant Airways Sweepstakes Coming to Southern Tier:


The chance to win flights for life with Allegiant Airways is coming to the Southern Tier.  The Allegiant Getaway Car is hitting the road and will be making stops in 80 cities across the U.S. and it’s expected to be somewhere in the Twin Tiers over the next few days.  To enter, you need to take a picture of yourself with the Getaway Car and submit it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #GetawayCar and #Sweepstakes and tag Allegiant, enter in-person at the car, or enter online at https://sunseeker.allegiant.com/.  According to Allegiant there’s a chance to win flights for life, flights for a year, or round-trip tickets on Allegiant.

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