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Father, Daughter Arrested in Corning Murder:


An ongoing death investigation in the City of Corning has led to charges being filed against a father and daughter.  Police have been investigating the death of 46-year-old Michele Neuratuer since August 2017.  Wednesday, authorities executed search warrants that led to the arrests of her daughter and ex-husband.  20-year-old Kerrie Neurauter and 45-year-old Lloyd Neurauter both face second degree murder charges.  Kerrie was arraigned in Corning City Court and was sent to the Steuben County Jail.  Lloyd remains in a New Jersey jail awaiting extradition to New York.  Police will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. at Corning City Hall.



One Shot in Horseheads Home Invasion:


Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss sent out a tweet overnight reporting an alleged home invasion in the Town of Horseheads where one person was shot.  The Sheriff said that that person is being treated at a local hospital.  An All-Points Bulletin sent just after 1 a.m. this morning said that a vehicle authorities were searching for in connection to the incident was located in Elmira.  Sheriff Moss said the scene is secure and more information will be available later.



Bath Man Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop:


A Bath man is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 390 in Avon.  Police say 28-year-old Andrew Crosson was found to have a 5-times suspended driver’s license and during their investigation, Crosson began to show symptoms of swallowing concealed drugs.  He was transported to a hospital, and three bags of heroin and one bag of crack cocaine were recovered.  Crosson has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and numerous vehicle and traffic law violations.  He was arrested when he was released from the hospital and currently is in the Livingston County Jail without bail.



Push for New Voting Rules in NYS:


The New York Senate’s Minority Conference announced Tuesday that it has introduced more than a dozen pieces of legislation that would make it easier for New Yorkers to vote.  Democrats say that the current voting rules are responsible for low voter turnout.  One of their big pushes is for early voting, which 34 other states already allow.  The early voting bill would include state funding so local governments wouldn’t have to cover related costs.



Amity NYSP Honor Local Fallen Marine:


The State Police based in Amity paid their respects Wednesday to a local fallen Marine.  Hornell native, Lance Corporal Zachary Smith was killed in action in Afghanistan on January 24th, 2010.  He was just 19.  Wednesday, the Amity State Police flew a Marine Corp flag over their barracks in honor of Smith’s service and in memory of his life.  Smith’s father, Trooper Christopher Smith, is stationed at the Amity barracks. 



Village of Bath Sets Dem/Rep. Caucuses:


The Village of Bath Democratic and Republican caucuses for the position of Mayor will be held on the same night, January 29th at 7 p.m.  The Republicans will meet in the Village Board room.  The Democrats will meet in the Court Room.  

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