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Rexville Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting Missing Teens:


State Police have arrested 53-year-old Gregory Anthony of Rexville in conjunction with falsely reporting incidents which did not occur.  Specifically, police say their investigation into Anthony's claim of several missing teens from the Richburg area was determined to be baseless.  Anthony was charged with falsely reporting an incident and was issued an appearance ticket.



Cameron Man Arrested at Steuben Co. Jail:


A Cameron man was arrested at the Steuben County Jail following an alleged altercation.  According to the Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Christopher Ferreira initiated a physical confrontation with another inmate and an altercation ensued.  He was arraigned on a charged of attempted assault and will answer the charge in Town of Bath Court at a later date.



Cohocton Man Accused of Damaging Ambulance Property:


A Cohocton man has been arrested for allegedly damaging property belonging to the Cohocton Amublance Service.  51-year-old Rick Towner is accused of intentionally damaging the property and he has been charged with criminal mischief in the fourth.  He has been released on his own recognizance.

Misuse of Food Stamps Arrest:


A Corning man has been arrested for misuse of food stamps.  The Steuben County Sheriff's Office allegest that 31-year-old Charles Wheeler gave the PIN to his issued NYS Benefit Card to another person while he was incarcerated at the county jail.  He allegedly gave that person permission to use his card, which the person did on multiple occasions.  Wheeler wa sissued an appearance ticket.

Probation Violation Arrest:

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of 23-year-old Jon Calcote of Painted Post due to an active violation of probation warrant.  It's alleged that Calcote violated the terms and conditions of his probation, after having been previously convicted of attempted sexual abuse in the first degree.  Calcote was held at the county jail until his appearance in county court.

Steuben Co. Jail Considering In-Jail Treatment for Substance Abusers:


Steuben County could receive funds to expand addiction services at the jail under the recently-adopted state budget, according to county Office of Community Services Director Hank Chapman.  Chapman told the county Legislature's Public Safety and Corrections Committee the funds would pay for a full-time substance abuse counselor and part-time nurse at the county jail, with a case manager assiting inmates in making a successful transition after their release.  According to Sheriff Jim Allard, some 80 percent of the 200-plus inmates typically in the county jail are addicts.

Stewart, Ward Family Reach Wrongful Death Settlement:

Weeks before a trial was set to begin, the family of Kevin Ward Jr. has reportedly reached a settlement with Tony Steward in their wrongful death lawsuit.  Ward was killed in 2014 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when he stepped out on the track and was struck by Stewart.  A hearing where both sides will put the terms of the pending settlement on record has been set for April 12th.

2018 Tyrtle Beach Jumper Announced:

At Monday night's Kick Off Party for the 2018 Tyrtle Beach Fundraising season, this year's jumper was announced as Campbell-Savona High School Principal, Kelley Meade.  Meade will take the plunge into the chilly waters of Lake Salubria in Bath on May 3rd for the benefit of youth organizations in Steuben County.  Phone line sare now open at 776-3326 to make your pledge.

EPA Names Corning Inc. Energy Star Partner:

Among the 163 new Energy Partners named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday was Corning's own Corning Incorporated.  Corning Inc. was recognized for its Global Energy Management program and it receiving the Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for the addition of new strategic dimensions to its corporate energy program.  Energy Star is a federal symbol for energy efficiency awarded to companies who have energy saving solutions and help reduce emissions.

Molinaro Officially Running for NYS Governor:

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro officially launched his campaign for New York State Governor Monday.  The 42-year-old initially said he wouldn't seek the GOP nomination, but changed his mind after state Senator John DeFrancisco said he would seek the party's nomination.  Molinaro was elected county executive in 2011.  He has previously served in the Dutchess County Legislature and the state Assembly.  That now brings the total number of challengers looking to unseat incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo to five, including two seeking to oust him in a Democratic primary.

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