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Today's Top Stories - Saturday April 14, 2018

Steuben Weather Advisory Begins This Afternoon at 2PM
Steuben county will be facing a Winter Weather Advisory today from 2 pm until 2 pm tomorrow as ice making travel hazardous on the roads is likely to form. By this afternoon, the temperature is anticipated to drop to low 40’s as the cold front enters the Southern Tier. The potential for rain will also increase, giving a good chance for the Finger Lakes region to be dumped with a mix of sleet and freezing rain. Tonight the chance for rain increases and we may be met with another freezing rain and sleet mix as temperatures drop to near freezing and 10-20 MPH winds are anticipated for Sunday. Areas prone to flooding are at risk and residents are highly advised to avoid travel if possible between from the hours of 2pm today until 2pm tomorrow.

Hornell Police Officer Facing Official Misconduct Charges
State Police report the arrest of Hornell Police Officer Jason Day for allegedly mishandling evidence while acting in his official capacity as a police officer in a case a few years ago. Day faces charges of official misconduct and offering a false instrument for filing following a month-long investigation requested by Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker. Day is alleged to have failed to follow departmental policy and procedure while handling handguns, which Day voluntarily surrendered. Day also is alleged to have provided a false written statement with the knowledge it would be part of the New York State Police records. He was given an Appearance Ticket to return to the city of Hornell Court April 24 at 10AM.

Steuben County Sheriff's Office Offering Boater's Safety Course Today
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office is holding a boater safety course today from 9:00am to 5:00pm. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, anyone born after May 1, 1996 wishing to operate any recreational boating vessel must complete an approved safety course and anyone age 14 and over who wants to operate personal watercraft must also complete the approved safety course. The minimum age to take the class is 10 years old and class limit is 30 students. Proof of age is required for all students. Please call 622-3911 to register.

NYSP Crack Down on Distracted Driving
New York State Police and local law enforcement are participating in a statewide crackdown on distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The enforcement effort, called Operation Hang Up, will include increased patrols and checkpoints targeting drivers using electronic devices while behind the wheel. Preliminary data indicates a more than 1,100 percent increase in tickets for texting while driving in New York State since 2011. The campaign continues through Monday.

Bath Harrisburg Hollow Bridge to be Reconstructed
Work is underway on a $1.6 million project to replace the bridge carrying Route 415 over Harrisburg Hollow in the town of Bath. Originally built in 1936, the bridge will be replaced with a more resilient, modern structure. Traffic will be maintained on-site with a temporary bridge that will carry both lanes of Route 415 during construction.Avoca

Woman Arrested on Assault and Weapon Possession Charges
An Avoca woman was arrested following a domestic dispute. State police said they charged 35-year-old Angela Mattoon with assault with intent to cause injury and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use. She was detained for court action.

Reed Appearing at Three Town Halls Today
Congressman Tom Reed announced three town halls that will take place today in our congressional district. The meetings will be held at the following towns:

Town of Gerry from 9:00-10:00am at the Gerry Rodeo Conference Center
(4351 Rt. 60 Gerry, NY 14740)

Town of Otto from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Otto Volunteer Fire Department

(9099 Jark Rd Cattaraugus, NY 14719)

And the Town of Ischua from 2:00-3:00pm at the Ischua Bingo Hall

(5634 NY-16 Hinsdale, NY 14743)

The Congressman says the meetings will be held for voters and residents to share their concerns and thoughts on tax reform and the local economy.

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