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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, July 31st 2018

Cuomo Releases Hepatitis C Plan
Governor Cuomo has unveiled a $5-million plan as a strategy to eliminate hepatitis C in New York state. The plan includes expansion of access to clean syringes, expanded insurance coverage for those needing treatment and increased funding for treating the communicable disease. Hepatitis C has been on the rise over the years due in large part to the opioid epidemic but 90 percent of all cases are curable with proper detection and treatment from health workers. More than 200,000 New Yorkers live with hepatitis C with 3 out of every 4 living in neighboring Monroe County.

Schumer Says CDC's Federal Anti-Heroin Cut Will Hurt Communities
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says the Center for Disease Control’s new move to pull anti-heroin federal funding will be a disaster for citizens of communities and law enforcement alike. Schumer says major cities including New York, were deemed ineligible to seek the funding they expected to receive to battle the opiate epidemic despite having critical need for the dollars.

Reed Supports Trump's Farm Aid Bailout
Congressman Tom Reed says he supports the Trump administration’s $12 billion farmer bailout announced last week. Reed acknowledges the trade policy will possibly be, what he says calls, “disruptive”. The bailout gives emergency aid intended to help farmers who may suffer from the tariffs implemented by Trump for products from Mexico and China. The White House says farmers should expect to receive their aid sometime in September.

Application for Motions Reviewed in Bonilla Case
Wendy Bonilla, the sister involved in the case of murder suspect Lloyd Neurauter, was in Steuben County Court yesterday afternoon. The application for motions in the trial against Bonilla were reviewed by the judge. Bonilla is accused of helping her brother, Lloyd Neurauter, bribe a witness to the murder of his ex-wife Michelle. Bonilla will be back in court for a trial hearing August 13th while Neurauter’s next court date is set for September.

Florida Woman Arrested for DWI on State Route 36
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Florida woman for DWI charges in the village of Canisteo and Hornell. Sheriffs say they responded to a report that an intoxicated woman who showed up at a store in Canisteo was driving a motor vehicle intoxicated. Upon further investigation, Sheriffs found Mary Jo A. Lane of Hernando Street, Florida, operating a vehicle in an intoxicated condition on State Route 36 in Hornell. Lane was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and refusing to submit to a chemical breath test in Village of Canisteo Court then remanded to Steuben County Jail.

Expected Rain Could Bring Flooding Locally
The National Weather Service says Steuben County can expect more rain this week and that could cause some problems. Multiple chances for showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout midweek. Locally, heavy rainfall and isolated flooding of smaller streams, creeks and poor drainage areas will be possible today through Thursday. Areas that have already had heavy rainfall in the past week, will be most vulnerable.

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