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Today's Top Stories - Friday, June 15th

Dumpster Fire in Painted Post:


Thanks to the quick action of firefighters, a large dumpster fire was put out Thursday before it could cause further damage.  The fire broke out behind Tractor Supply in Painted Post and threatened the America’s Best Value Inn next door.  Crews from the Forest View-Gang Mills Fire Department battled the blaze while the Corning City Fire Department went through the inn as a precaution.  The Painted Post Fire Department and New York State Police were also on scene.  Neither business suffered any damage and there were no injuries.  The cause of the fire is being investigated.



Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust:


Two Bolivar residents were arrested Thursday night following a traffic stop by Hornell Police.  The vehicle was pulled over on Jane Street and police say they discovered money and marijuana inside.  23-year-old Andrew Smith and 24-year-old Lynn Quaintance were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana.  Hornell Police Captain Mike Sexmith said the evidence was indicative of street sales of drugs.



Bath Woman Arrested in Co. Office Building Incident:


A Bath woman has been arrested for allegedly causing a disturbance in the area of the Steuben County Office Building in Bath.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Monica Landry was violent, screaming, and using vulgar language, and she allegedly resisted arrest.  She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  She was also charged with criminal mischief related to an incident immediately prior to the one at the office building.  She was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.



Harassment and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing Arrest:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 67-year-old George DeWolf Jr. of Lindley.  It’s alleged that DeWolf forcibly obstructed the breathing of another person and intentionally harassed another person at a residence in Lindley.  DeWolf was charged with aggravated harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing.  DeWolf was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.



Kellogg Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal:


A voluntary recall has been announced by the Kellogg company for one of its cereals over concerns of Salmonella.  Honey Smacks cereal with best if used by dates of June 14th 2018 through June 14th 2019 are affected by the recall.  The cereal was distributed nationwide and in some areas of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti, and Saipan.  Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, and typically lasts four to seven days.  It can cause severe illness and sometimes deadly infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.  Customers with the recalled cereal should throw it away and contact Kellogg for a full refund at its website https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html or by calling 1-800-962-1413.

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