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Fatal Accident on C.R. 119:


One person was killed in a single car crash on County Route 119 near Angel Road in Cameron.  Another person in the vehicle is believed to have suffered injuries.  It is unknown at this time what may have caused the accident.



Millport Woman Accused of Misusing Food Stamps:


A Millport woman has been arrested for allegedly misusing food stamps.  28-year-old Ashley Brown allegedly used another person’s state SNAP benefit card and received $434.58 in benefits that she was not eligible for.  It’s also alleged that in August 2017, Brown completed an online application for benefits that contained false information, for another person, while that person was incarcerated at the Steuben County Jail.  Brown has been charged with misuse of food stamps and offering a false instrument for filing.  Brown, who is currently in the Chemung County Jail, was arraigned and sent back to the jail.



Proposed Waste-to-Energy Incinerator Opposed by Cuomo:


Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a statement in which he voices opposition to the proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in Romulus.  He says its “not consistent” with his administration’s goals, and that he’s confident the Article 10 siting board will “reject the project application if one is ever filed.”  The project is being proposed by Circular EnerG and would be built in the former Seneca Army Depot. 



NYS Looking to Cut the Cost of College Texts, Materials:


The high cost of textbooks and other educational materials could soon be a thing of the past for college students, thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo's Open Educational Resources Initiative.  Through the program, students have access to online, cost-free materials, from textbooks to classic literature.  Corning Community College is one of the many SUNY and CUNY schools taking advantage of the program.  CCC President Dr. Katherine Douglas said their students have saved a combined $100,000 each year the school has offered the resources.  The Governor's Office says more than $28 million will be saved statewide by the end of Spring 2019.



Steuben Co. Teens to Speak at Tobacco Shareholder's Meeting:


Today is the annual shareholder's meeting of tobacco company, Altria Group, and this year there will be some very special speakers in attendance.  The group Reality Check will travel to the meeting with teenagers from Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler counties.  Reality Check is a teen-lead, adult-run program seeking to prevent and decrease tobacco use among young people.  They'll be speaking to tobacco executives about changes they'd like to see in packaging and marketing.



Steuben’s Annual Salute at LE Memorial Park Friday:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced Wednesday that the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 18th, at the Steuben County Public Safety Building Law Enforcement Memorial Park.  The service caps off “Steuben County Police Officers Week” and is open to the public.  It will be attended by state and local officials, law enforcement, and veterans, and include the unveiling of the Steuben Memorial Statue.  The statue is a blue glass flame created by the glassmakers of The Corning Museum of Glass, supported by seven pillars created by the metal crafters at The Mercury Corporation.  It represents an eternal dedication to the memory of all fallen officers in the seven counties honored in the memorial park.

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