Police Searching for Missing Teen:
The New York State Police of Wayland are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 17-year-old. Kathleen Miller AKA Valerie Angel Amato was reported missing on February 19th. She is described as a white female, 5 foot 2 inches, approximately 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue Buffalo Bills sweatshirt, leggings of an unknown color, black sneakers, and she was carrying a white duffel bag. She was seen on February 19th on State Route 21 in the area of Walter Kurtz Road in the Town of Wayland. On February 21st she was seen in the Village of Dansville. Anyone with information should contact 911.
Press Conference Today in Corning Murder Case:
Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker and members of the Corning Police Department, New York State Police, and other law enforcement agencies will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. at the Steuben County Office Building to discuss the latest developments in the murder case from the City of Corning currently pending against Lloyd Neurauter and his daughter, Karrie Neurauter. The status of the case, charges currently pending, and other matters are expected to be discussed.
Hammondsport Man Accused of Endangering Child:
A 19 year old from Hammondsport has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment. It’s alleged that Joseph Rago had unwanted contact with a person under the age of seventeen at the Hammondsport Central School. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.
Home Invasion Charges Against Prattsburgh Man Dropped:
The Prattsburgh man accused in a home invasion in Penn Yan in December has had the charges against him dropped. The attorney for 35-year-old Matthew Zappetella said an investigation by the Yates County District Attorney’s Office helped determine his client’s innocence. The person that identified Zappetella at the scene later came forward and believed he had made a mistake. 30-year-old Mae Schenk of Napes has been charged with burglary in connection with the incident.
Flu Cases Down Slightly in 11 NYS Counties:
While the flu is still widespread across New York, 11 counties are now reporting a slight decline, according to Steuben County Public Health. For the week ending February 10th Cayuga, Columbia, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Hamilton, Orleans, Orange, Putnam, Seneca, and Ulster saw decreases. Despite those counties being down, there was still a seven percent increase overall compared to the week prior. In Steuben County, there have been 254 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu so far this season, which is significantly higher than previous years. The public is reminded that despite March approaching, it is still not too late to get the flu shot and that it is still beneficial to get even up until June just before it expires.
Steuben Announces 2018 Road Schedule:
It’s costing less to keep Steuben County’s roads in good shape, according to county Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti. Spagnoletti recently told the county Legislature’s Public Works Committee an estimated $6 million annually will ensure county roads are in good repair. An estimated $5.5 million will be used for work this year on 111 miles of roads, with roughly $500,000 held in reserves for unexpected spikes in costs. In contrast, in 2013, the county spent about $8.1 million to repair some 76 miles of roads. Spagnoletti attributed the reduction in costs to lower asphalt prices, and additionally, the kind work done on the roads means they’re holding up better to wear and tear, he said. The Steuben County 2018 Road Schedule is as follows:
Dansville CR 53 2.2 miles
Thurston CR 12 2.1 miles
Cameron CR 22 1 mile
Campbell CR 125 3.6 miles
Corning/Hornby CR 41 5.6 miles
Dansville CR 47 0.7 miles
Dansville CR 48 3.7 miles
Erwin CR 115 1.8 miles
Fremont CR 57 2.7 miles
Hartsville CR 28 10.3 miles
Kanakadea Park CR 66 0.5 miles
Pulteney CR 74 1.4 miles
Rathbone CR 80 4.7 miles
Rathbone CR 110 1.9 miles
Urbana CR 76 4.7 miles
Wayland CR 91 1 mile
West Union/Troupsburg CR 84 6 miles
Woodhull CR 102 4.1 miles
Woodhull CR 129 0.4 miles
Erwin CR 115 1.9 miles
Bath CR 113 0.7 miles
Caton CR 40A 2.6 miles
Cohocton CR 38 0.7 miles
Corning CR 41 1.9 miles
Hornellsville CR 58 2.1 miles
Lindley CR 115/CR 5 1.3 miles
Rathbone CR 119 5.2 miles
Rathbone/Addison CR 119 2 miles
Tuscarora CR 85 5.3 miles
Prattsburgh CR 122 3.1 miles
Grind/Liquid Asphalt Injection Blacktop
Greenwood CR 25 3 miles
Lindley CR 5 1.1 miles
Thurston CR 2 0.4 miles
Gravel/Grind/Liquid Asphalt Injection Blacktop
Cameron CR 25 3 miles
Prattsburgh CR 7 2.4 miles
CareFirst Hospice to Receive $86K Grant:
The CareFirst hospice of Steuben County was awarded a grant of over $86,000 Wednesday morning, thanks to Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. The money will help people who need life-long care lead happier, healthier, and more connected lives by supporting the skills lab. The funds will be delivered over three years. It’s expected that roughly 37,000 people in the Southern Tier will be impacted.
Tops to File for Chapter 11:
Tops Markets, LLC announced Wednesday that it will be pursuing a financial restructuring in order to eliminate a substantial portion of debt from the company’s balance sheet and position Tops for long-term success. The company has elected to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. In a statement, the company said it has filed a number of customary motions seeking court authorization to continue to support its business operations during the court-supervised restructuring process, including the continued payment of employees’ wages and benefits without interruption. The company also intends to pay vendors and suppliers in full under normal terms. Tops expects to receive court approval for all these requests.