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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 6, 2018

Protesters Demonstrate Outside Steuben Family Court
A group of women stood outside of Steuben County Family Court yesterday afternoon to protest the family court system. Leading the demonstration was Corning resident Sherri Ballam who is a grandmother claiming the family court system denied visitation rights unjustly to see her grandchild. Ballam says the purpose of the demonstration is to have these children's voices heard while in the court system.


Governor Announces Programs to Improve State Power Grid

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced funding for two initiatives to improve and update the power systems in New York state worth $173 million funded by the New York Power Authority. The programs will help NYPA to collect data more quickly and accurately while making response time to outages and power grid issues more efficient. Cuomo says these updates will create a more dependable power system for the state of New York.


Trooper Clark's Family Honored with Flags by State
According to The New York State Facebook page, the family of Trooper Nicholas Clark was presented with the flags flown half staff at the State Capital by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The flags were ordered by the Governor on July 2nd of this year following Clark’s death while serving in the line of duty during a response to a suicidal man in Erwin. Clark was a Canisteo native.


Senate Candidate Kirchgessner in Tompkins County Auto Accident

New York State Senate Candidate for the 51st District Amanda Kirchgessner was involved in a serious crash this week in Tompkins County after she was driving to a meet and greet and was hit by an oncoming motorist who did not see her car then drove in her path. No serious injuries occurred but Kirchgessner’s car was totaled. The intersection of Hallseyville and Perry City has been the site of many crashes and Kirchgessner remarked: "I posted on my Facebook page about the accident, and 4 or 5 people already have commented that that know someone who has been in an accident at that intersection."

Ham Recall Issued by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A recall has been issued by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on ready-to-eat ham products from Johnston County Hams, Inc. The ham has been sold nationwide under  several brand names and linked to an outbreak of Listeria that has caused at least one death and three hospitalizations in two states. Anyone who purchased the recalled ham should throw it away or return it to the store for a refund. The recalled ham products were produced from April 3, 2017, through October 2, 2018 and labeled with establishment number “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Recalled products include:

  • Johnston County Hams, Inc. Country Style Fully Cooked Boneless Deli Ham

  • Ole Fashioned Sugar Cured The Old Dominion Brand Hams Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019

  • Padow’s Hams & Deli, Inc. Fully Cooked Country ham Boneless Glazed with Brown Sugar

  • Premium Fully Cooked Country Ham Less Salt Distributed by Valley Country Hams, LLC. with sell-by dates from 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019

  • Goodnight Brothers Country Ham Boneless Fully Cooked

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