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Today's Top Stories - Friday, January 26th

Two Sought in Credit Card Skimming Case:


The New York State Police in Ithaca and Homer are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects accused of using fake credit cards.  A credit card skimmer was allegedly used to make the fake cards.  The stolen information was then used to make purchases at the Wal-Mart stores in Watkins Glen and Painted Post in September.  Anyone with information is asked to call the NYSP at (607) 346-4441 and mention case #7947954.



More Details in Corning Murder:


More details have been revealed in the murder of a Corning woman.  46-year-old Michele Neurauter was found dead in her Dwight Avenue home in August of last year.  Police say it took a joint investigation, including the FBI, to get the case where it is with the arrests of Michele’s daughter and ex-husband.  Search warrants were executed in Corning, Syracuse, and in New Jersey.  According to police, their investigation revealed that the murderers staged a suicide inside the Dwight Avenue residence, but the cause of Michele’s death was strangulation.  The investigation is still ongoing, with Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker saying that there are still witnesses to be interviewed and information to be gathered.  20-year-old Karrie Neuratuer and her father, 45-year-old Lloyd Neurauter, have both been charged with 2nd degree murder and they are both behind bars.



Probation Violation Arrest:


A Bath man has been arrested on a warrant for violation of probation.  38-year-old Rendell Hyer allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his parole on a previous conviction of grand larceny.  Hyer was taken to the Steuben County Jail to await arraignment.



I-86 Closed Between Exit 34-34 Today:


I-86 East will be closed today between Exit 33, Almond, and Exit 34, Hornell, from approximately 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The closure is required to allow placement of a concrete barrier to protect a portion of the I-86 East bridge over State route 36 at the Hornell Interchange that was damaged by an accident.  During the closure, eastbound motorists will leave the highway at Exit 33, travel north on 21 to Hornell, then State Route 36 north to Exit 34, where they can continue onto I-86.  Flaggers, lane shifts, and travel delays are possible.



DWI Crackdown:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced Thursday that Steuben County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.  The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start February 2nd and will end on February 5th.  Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving, and authorities remind party hosts and goers that before you start rooting for your favorite team, to designate a responsible driver.  Also, don’t forget the mobile app – “Have a Plan” to ensure you will always be able to find a safe ride home.  https://www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp.  

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