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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, April 4th

Fire in Addison:


Multiple fire departments were called to a home in Addison Tuesday evening.  Reports of a structure fire on Reservoir Hill Road went out around 7:30 p.m. and the Addison, Gang Mills, and Tuscarora departments all battled the blaze for roughly an hour.  Further details are limited at this time.  An investigation is underway.



Blunt Force Trauma Killed 8-Year-Old in Elmira:


Police have released the cause of death following investigation into the death of an eight-year-old girl in Elmira.  They say the girl died from blunt force trauma caused by another person.  Her death has been ruled a homicide.   



Bath Assessor’s Office Changing Hours 4/9 – 4/13:


The Town of Bath Assessor’s Office hours will be changed for the week of April 9th through April 13th.  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday they will be open 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tuesday open 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and they will be closed on Thursday.



2017 Hunting Season Sees Fewer Deer Taken:


The Department of Environmental Conservation says fewer deer were taken by New York hunters in 2017.  More than 200,000 deer were harvested during the most recent season, including 107,000 antlered bucks, but the DEC says that’s approximately five percent fewer than the previous year.   Statewide, it’s a 10 percent decline in the antlerless harvest and on par with the 2016 buck harvest.



Steuben 4-H Members Excel at Regional Presentations:


On March 24th eight Steuben County 4-Hers joined others from the nine county Finger Lakes Region at Midlakes Intermediate School for District Public Presentations.  The day ended with an awards ceremony.  The top 20 presenters received special recognition, including four from Steuben County: Victoria Kelly, Sarah Lawson, Darren Piniewski, and Bethany Patton.  Each judge also chose a presenter that stood out or that they wanted to recognize.  Those chosen from Steuben were Peter Kelly and Darren Piniewski. 



Boater Safety Course to be Held by Steuben County Sheriff’s Office:


A boater safety course will be held by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The class is limited to 30 students.  The minimum age is 10-years-old and proof of age is required for all students.  The Sheriff’s Office says any person born on or after May 1st, 1996 wishing to operate any recreational vessel must have successfully completed an approved safety course.  Any person wanting to use a personal watercraft, 14 years or older, must complete an approved boater safety course.  Call (607) 622-3911 to register.

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