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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, June 28th

Neurauter Back in Court:


Lloyd Neurauter was back in Steuben County Court Wednesday for a Huntley hearing.  Four investigators took the stand to answer questions about how Neurauter was tracked down, how the situation where Neurauter threatened to take his own life was handled, and about their interactions with Neurauter leading up to his arrest.  Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker said the hearing will take a couple days.  Neurauter is accused of killing his ex-wife, Michelle Neurauter, in her Corning home last August.  His daughter, Karrie, pled guilty to helping him in March.



New Officer from Holland Joins Canisteo Police Department:


The latest officer to join the Canisteo Police Department came all the way from Holland to take the job.  Officer Dex is a 10-month-old Belgian Malinois that was brought to the department thanks to local donations to the Canisteo Police Club.  Dex is still in the process of being trained, but Chief Kyle Amidon said he expects the canine will be a huge benefit, especially with the up rise in drug cases.  While Dex’s main assignment will be to help combat the rise in illicit drugs, he will also help in searches and as a therapy dog.  Dex will be sworn-in in July.



Power Outages Possible at E-C Airport Today:


If you’re going to be traveling through the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport today, you’re advised to arrive even earlier than usual due the possibility of power outages.  Power will be transferred to the new terminal starting at 7 a.m. and it could cause sporadic outages.  The transfer is expected to be complete before 5 p.m.  Management says the outages should only be a few minutes at a time, but delays could occur as computers may shut down.  Ticketing, vehicle rental, parking lot entry and exit, and TSA screening could all be affected.



Scheduled Power Outage in Bath Tomorrow:


Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems has announced that customers should expect an interruption in power tomorrow as part of their ongoing project to convert their power distribution system.  They have scheduled a power outage for Friday, June 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Customers on East Morris Street between the Village of Bath Wastewater Treatment to the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, and customers on Delaware Avenue will be impacted.  They apologize for any inconvenience.



Construction Underway on New Erwin Justice Court:


Work has begun on a new 8,000-square-foot court building in Erwin.  The new location is next to the Erwin Town Offices on Town Center Road Extension.  When construction is complete, the current Erwin Justice Court will be relocated from West Water Street in Painted Post.  The old building is currently for sale.  No potential buyers have been identified at this time.



Governor Urges New Yorkers to be Safe During Heatwave:


The coming weekend is expected to bring a period of dangerous heat and humidity and the Governor’s office has released a statement urging all New Yorkers to take care.  The Governor encourages all individuals to limit strenuous outdoor physical activity, especially for people who are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses, including young children, the elderly, those who exercise outdoors, those involved in vigorous outdoor work, and those who have respiratory diseases such as asthma.  Governor Cuomo also encourages residents to take advantage of state cooling stations, pools, and waterbodies across the state.  The National Weather Service is forecasting a heatwave beginning tomorrow and lasting until Monday.  Heat indices are expected to range from the mid-90s and up to 104 degrees, especially away from the coastline, in urban areas, and in lower elevations and valleys.

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