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Sister of Corning Murder Suspect Extradited to New York:
 
The California woman accused of trying to bribe a witness in the murder case of Michelle Neurauter has now been extradited from California.  According to inmate records, Wendy Bonilla was booked at the Steuben County Jail without bail on Thursday morning.  Wendy’s brother, Lloyd Neuratuer and his daughter, Karrie, are accused of killing Michelle last August and staging it to look like a suicide.  Lloyd is currently being held in the Livingston County Jail.  Karrie is in the Steuben County Jail.  
 
 
Bath Couple Facing Felony Drug Charges:
 
A Bath couple is facing felony drug charges.  State Police arrested 30-year-old Colin Decker and 29-year-old Whittany Hale.  Both were charged with 3rd degree unlawfully manufacturing meth.  The charges stem from an incident a week ago in the Town of Bath.  Decker and Hale are also facing charges for an alleged crime in Erwin.  State police leveled additional charges against them for criminal possession of a controlled substance and possessing a hypodermic instrument.
 
 
Drug Charge for Corning Man:
 
A Corning man will face court action for allegedly committing a drug crime in the Village of Bath.  State Police said they arrested 29-year-old Cody Shoemaker.  He was charged with criminal possession of Meth manufacturing materials.  The crime allegedly occurred in the village March 23rd.  Shoemaker was released on an appearance ticket for court.
 
 
Prattsburgh CS Approves 2018-19 Budget:
 
At it’s meeting on April 18th, the Prattsburgh Central School District Board of Education approved the proposed 2018-2019 school budget.  The budget includes an increase in expenditures of 1.95 percent, but the tax levy will remain unchanged from last year.  Decreases in the budget come from lower pension payments to the state, a renegotiation of the health insurance program, and personnel retirement.  Areas of increase include funds for wage increases and for additional debt service on the recent capital project.  The expected change in the tax rate is a decrease from $13.95 to approximately $13.78.  The board will present the budget to the public on May 1st at 6:30 p.m. in room 3012.  Voting will take place on May 15th from noon to 8 p.m. in the main building cafetorium.
 
 
Chopped Romaine Lettuce Recall:
 
The Centers for Disease Control has issued a recall on store-bought chopped romaine lettuce.  At least 53 people in 16 states have been sickened after eating the lettuce, and 31 of those have been hospitalized.  The CDC has tracked the lettuce to a growing region near Yuma, Arizona, but a common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has not been identified.  Officials advise consumers to avoid any romaine lettuce products, including salad mixes, that containe chopped romaine lettuce.

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