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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, August 29th

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Pulteney:


A Branchport man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident in the Town of Pulteney.  According to state police, on August 25th, 56-year-old Gregory Miller crossed the double-solid line on State Route 54a for an unknown reason and struck another vehicle.  Miller was ejected from his motorcycle.  Police say the investigation into the accident is ongoing.



Steuben Co. Participating in Labor Day DWI Crackdown:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced Tuesday that county police agencies will be participating in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving.  Law enforcement officers will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving during the Labor Day holiday.  The efforts started on August 17th and will end on September 3rd.  You can help make a difference by Having a Sober Plan.  Download the “Have a Plan” mobile app and you’ll always be able to find a safe ride home at http://www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp



Street Closures in Corning:


Construction projects will close some streets in Corning this week.  The following streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Friday: East First Street from Cedar to Chemung, East Fourth Street from Chemung to Pearl, Columbia Street from First to Second, Watauga Avenue from Conhocton to Steuben, Buffalo Street from Reynolds to Dwight, and Stimson Street from Reynolds to Dwight.



New Bill Will Require Random Drug Testing for Bus Drivers:


A new bill signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo will require school bus drivers in New York State to submit to random drug and alcohol testing.  The bill will also increase the time bus drivers must wait to drive after drinking alcohol from six hours to eight.  The new law goes into effect in 120 days.



Child Advil Recall:


Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced a recall of the suspension bubble-gum flavor of Children’s Advil due to a labeling mistake that could lead to accidental overdoses.  The dosage cup is marked in teaspoons, but the label on the bottle is marked in milliliters.  The recall only includes the four-ounce bottle sold between May and June of this year.  You can return it to the store for a full refund. 



Strong Kids Safe Kids Looking for Vendors:


Organizers of the eight annual Strong Kids Safe Kids Festival, set for September 15th, are looking for agencies and sponsors to sign up for the popular event, which will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Haverling High School gym in Bath.  The event will feature carnival games, inflatable bouncers and art activities, as well as information on health and safety issues from area agencies.  The free “Passport to Fitness” program offers kids a chance to participate in fitness stations, complete their passport, and earn a prize.  For more information on how to participate or sponsor the event contact Bill Caudill at (607) 664-2119.



Steuben OFA Public Hearing; Workshops Sept. 20th:


Informative workshops on a wide range of topics are set for the annual Steuben County Office for the Aging Forum on September 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bath.  Pre-registration is required for the free forum, which also includes a continental breakfast, and a public hearing on the county’s 2019 aging services implementation plan.  Participants may choose two free workshops, on a first-come, first-served basis on topics such as: Digital Libraries, Bees, Wheat to Grapes, and more.  To pre-register, and for more information, call the Steuben Office for the Aging at (607) 664-2298.

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