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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, September 5th

P.A. Teen Killed in Cameron Accident:


A teenager from Pennsylvania was killed in a single vehicle accident on Labor Day in the Town of Cameron.  According to State Police, troopers were dispatched to County Route 10 after an occupant of the vehicle, 17-year-old Creo Babcock of Cameron, self-extricated from the vehicle and walked to a nearby residence.  Their investigation found that the vehicle, operated by 19-year-old Tessa Updyke of Kersey P.A., failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway and exited the west shoulder.  It overturned multiple times, ejecting Updyke, before coming to rest in a ravine.  Steuben County Coroner Dr. Robert Cole responded to the scene and ordered Updyke’s body be taken to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton for an autopsy.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.



Elmira Tops Among Closing Stores, 91 Employees Losing Jobs:


91 people in Elmira will soon be out of a job as the Tops Markets store on South Main Street is among those set to be closed.  The grocery chain announced last week that it will be closing 10 underperforming stores across New York state as part of its financial restructuring process.  The last day for the Elmira employees is expected to be November 27th.  Company officials say they will “treat affected associates fairly and with the respect they deserve,” and that they will offer employees positions at other stores. 



Violation of Probation Arrest:


An Elmira woman has been arrested by Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies.  50-year-old Robin Lantz allegedly violated a term or condition of her conditional discharge, resulting in a violation of probation warrant to be issued.  Lantz was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail and will appear in county court at a later date.



Warrant Arrest:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that deputies arrested 26-year-old Alivia Cuyler of Elmira on Sunday when she attempted to visit the Steuben County Jail.  Correction staff discovered that a warrant allegedly existed for her arrest from Chemung County.  She was placed in custody and turned over to the Chemung Co. Sheriff’s Office. 



Motorists Reminded to Respect School Buses:


Getting back to school is more than making sure students are prepared, motorists are also being reminded to respect school buses they may encounter on local and area streets.  When a school bus stops and displays flashing red lights, all vehicles approaching from either direction must also come to a full stop.  Those who fail to do so can face a fine of up $400 and five points on their license for a first offense.

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