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NYS Trooper Vehicle Struck During Horseheads Traffic Stop:


Two New York State troopers were sent to the hospital early this morning when their vehicle was struck during a traffic stop in Horseheads.  The officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation when their patrol vehicle was struck from behind.  They received minor injuries and were later released.  The driver of the car that rear-ended them was also sent to the hospital for minor injuries.  The crash happened on Watkins Road, near Wygant Road and the Dandy convenience store.  An investigation into the incident is underway. 



Scheduled Power Outage Today:


Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems (BEGWS) has announced a scheduled power outage for today beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Customers on the following streets will be impacted: Cross Street, Burton Street, Tonseth Drive, Charles Street, Maple Heights, Snyder Hill Road, Pheasant Lane, and Sand Pit Road.  Power is expected to be restored around 10 a.m.



Cuomo Still Leading Governor’s Race According to New Poll:


Despite a drop in favorability, incumbent Andrew Cuomo is still leading the race for New York State Governor, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll.  The survey puts Cuomo leading primary challenger Cynthia Nixon 59 to 23 percent.  Against his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, Cuomo is also in the lead at 57 to 31 percent. 



Corning Inc. Announces New Gorilla Glass Forms:


Two new additions of Gorilla Glass have been announced by Corning Incorporated.  “Corning Gorilla Glass DX” and “Corning Gorilla Glass DX+” are currently being adopted for wearable mobile devices, but the company hopes to adopt them to larger form-factor devices.  It’s said both enhance display readability and increase the display contrast ratio.  Corning Gorilla Glass currently is designed into more than 6-billion devices across 45 major brands.

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