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Today's Top Stories-Wednesday August 15, 2018

Baker Says Neurauter Case Costing Steuben “Arm and a Leg”
According to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, the Lloyd Neurauter trial has been costing the county “an arm and a leg.” Baker made the remarks to legislators at yesterday’s meeting as he sought extra funds related to the murder case. Out of the $88,000 transferred from contingency funds for the office of the DA approved earlier this week, $55,000 was for costs of expert witnesses, investigation and travel for the Neurauter case. Also approved was a transfer of $25,000 from the same contingency fund to house Neurauter in Livingston County Jail since he cannot be housed with daughter Karrie in Steuben County Jail. Karrie pled guilty of helping to cover the murder of Lloyd’s ex-wife Michelle to look like a suicide and will testify against him as the Neurauter trial continues in September. DA Baker noted that trials like these are rare and hopes it will be a long time until Steuben County sees another murder case like this.

Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for Parts of County
Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for parts of Steuben County last night following heavy rains and Flash Floods. Cuomo directed the State Emergency Operations Center to be elevated to Level 3 while several agencies have been deployed to help with technical rescues, transportation, logistics and coordination for additional response efforts in impacted counties which also include Chemung and Schuyler. Watkins Glen Central High School opened a shelter location and the Red Cross remains in constant communications between Emergency Management Officers in the Central and Western New York region as more thunderstorms and rain are expected throughout Friday.

Woodhull Woman Arrested in Campbell For Active Bench Warrant
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Woodhull woman for an active Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Campbell Court. Stacy L. Jackson, age 48, was arrested after allegedly failing to appear in court for several traffic violations. Jackson was arraigned in the Town of Campbell Court in lieu of $500 cash bail, $1,000 property bond and will reappear in Town of Campbell Court at a later date.

Cuomo Agrees to Debate Nixon Later This Month
Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to debate fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon on August 29th at Hofstra University in Long Island. The debate will be hosted by WCBS-TV and slated 15 days before the Democratic primary for New York governor. Nixon, a former actress, challenged Cuomo several times to a debate over the last three months and accused him of being afraid to “have an honest debate”. Cuomo refused to debate his previous Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout during the last race for New York governor in 2014, claiming debating Teachout would be a “disservice to democracy”.

Free School Supplies for Bath Central School District Students
Free school supplies will be available to Bath students later this month just in time for back to school. All students in the Bath Central School District are encouraged to select a variety of free school supplies Wednesday August 22nd from 9-11am at the Haverling High School cafeteria. Supplies available for selection by students include backpacks, markers, crayons, pens, pencils, erasers, folders, notebooks, highlighters, gluesticks and earbuds. The free supplies were made possible thanks to donations by KanPak.

Walk-In Assessment Services for Addiction Offered by SCASAS
Steuben County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services now offers walk-in assessment services in three locations in Bath, Hornell and a new service in Corning. SCASAS is a state-certified clinic outpatient program treating substance abuse disorders as chronic, progressive and possibly fatal disease that affects individuals and their families. The program focuses on safety, healthcare needs and strategies for custom long-term recovery for adolescents and adults. Fidelis/Medicaid as well as third-party insurance is accepted and for those who are uninsured, SCASAS offers a sliding fee scale for affordability. Walk-in clinic hours, phone numbers and addresses for each office:

 

  • Corning- 114 Chestnut Street
    Tuesdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm
    (607) 937-6201

  • Bath- 115 Liberty Street
    Wednesdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm

    (607) 664-2156

  • Hornell- 7454 Seneca Road
    Thursdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm

    (607) 324-2483

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