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Today's Top Stories - Saturday April 28, 2018

NYS May Ban School Shooting Programs and Marksmanship
The New York State legislature is proposing a piece of legislation that would ban marksmanship and shooting programs in New York state. If made into law, it would ban students from using guns and prohibit firearms from being discharged on school grounds while banning schools from offering shooting programs and marksmanship like: "Proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in using 20 various types of ranged weapons, such as firearms and air guns... Handguns, rifles and shotguns and/or bows or crossbows." Under the law, classes would be allowed about teaching safe hunting practices and firearm use but students would be banned from the discharge and use of guns and firearms on school grounds. The law is currently in committee stage and will need to be approved before moving forward to be voted on.

Bonilla Arraigned in Neurauter Case Yesterday
A new development has emerged in the Neurauter murder case this week as the sister of Llloyd Neurauter,  Wendy Bonilla, faced an arraignment yesterday in Steuben County Court. Bonilla, who is from California, was extradited to New York to be arraigned and is accused of attempting to bribe a witness last summer in the case against Neurauter for murder of his ex-wife Michelle. Both Bonilla and Neurauter were charged with attempted bribery of a witness and conspiracy. Bonilla’s next court date is Monday afternoon at 2pm.

Woodhull State 417 Bridge to be Repaired
Bridge work was announced for State Route 417 in the town of Woodhull by the New York State Department of Transportation. Bridge joint repairs for the bridge that lies over Tuscarora Creek are expected to last about one month. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals and motorists are reminded to be mindful in obeying construction speed limits and watch for workers working on the road.

Meth Bust in Catlin
State police say they discovered a meth-making operation at a home in the Chemung County Town of Catlin. Troopers were following up on a previous complaint at the home on route 414 when they saw a “one pot” methamphetamine lab located in a detached shed at the residence. Police then arrested 20-year-old Jake Mattison of Beaver Dams. He was charged with felony 3rd degree Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Mattison was then arraigned and sent to jail on $5,000 cash bail. After executing a search warrant, troopers said the recovered a pot which contained more than 2 ounces of liquid methamphetamine, laboratory equipment, chemical reagents and solvents.

Savona Village Board Meeting Monday
The Savona village board has scheduled two public hearings for Monday. Both hearing will be at the village hall and start at 6 p.m. The first hearing will allow residents to ask questions about the proposed 2018-19 village budget. The second hearings involve a proposed local law that would allow the village to override the state mandated property tax cap.

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