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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 13, 2018

Neurauter Pleads Guilty to Murder
The Lloyd Neurauter case came to an end yesterday as he pled guilty to the August 2017 first-degree murder charge of his ex-wife Michelle. Neurauter, who could be facing 25 years to life or life without parole for the murder, also pled guilty to first-degree custodial interference and second-degree conspiracy. Neurauter’s daughter Karrie, who previously pled guilty to second-degree murder in the case, could have her plea agreement revisited to reduce her charges to manslaughter due to the role Lloyd had in manipulating her to participate in the murder of Michelle. Sentencing is set for December 4th, 2018.


BEGWS Announces Hydrant Flush To Begin Tomorrow
Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems (BEGWS) will flush the Village’s water mains beginning tomorrow on  Sunday, October 14th at 11:00 pm and will end on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 am. The flushing is done as part of BEGW’s water main and fire hydrant preventive maintenance program. Water customers are told to be aware of the potential for discolored and dirty water and to check the water before using for clarity. If dirty water is experienced, turn on a faucet, preferably one outside, to clear the water line before cooking, cleaning or doing laundry.  


Hornell Woman Arrested for Grand Larceny
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports following a joint investigation, deputies and officers of the Village of Canisteo Police Department arrested Carrieann M. Gilliam, age 37, of Emmet Street in the City of Hornell, New York. It is alleged that Gilliam stole money from another person in the village of Canisteo from December 2017 through July 2018 in the amount of $30,523.55 and failed to report that income as was required when she completed a recertification for benefits from the Steuben County Department of Social Services where she received benefits that she was not entitled to in the amount of $759.00. Gilliam was charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the third degree by the Canisteo Police Department and charged by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office with two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree and one count of Petit Larceny.


Wayland Man Arrested for Warrant on Violating Probation
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports 58-year-old Wayland man John D. Bennett was arrested for being wanted on alleged violation of the terms or conditions of his probation. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Bennett failed to appear at the Steuben County Jail on February 23rd, 2018 to serve a sentence regarding his probation violation concerning an original charge of Driving while intoxicated.  Bennett was observed in a vehicle operated by another person and stopped by deputies in the Village of Wayland. Bennett was transported to the Steuben County Jail where he will remain until his next court appearance.    


Sheriffs Make DWI Arrests
Steuben County Sheriffs report two Driving While Intoxicated arrests for this week:

Joshua A. Martinez, age 39,  of Hartsville, New York allegedly operated a motor vehicle on State Route 36 in the Town of Hornellsville while talking on a cellular device and intoxicated. Martinez was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and released on traffic summons to appear in Hornellsville Town Court on a later date.

Kody Brown, age 31, of Addison, New York is alleged to have operated a vehicle at a speed of 87mph in a 40mph zone on State Route 36 in Canisteo while intoxicated. Brown was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Driving with .08% or more alcohol in his blood, and speeding before being released on traffic summons to appear in Canisteo Town Court on a later date.


County Sets Vulnerable Youth Summit for October 30th
Steuben County announced the next phase in protecting the county’s vulnerable youth to be launched October 30th with a summit set that day at 8:30-11:45 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Bath. The program is designed to end the commercial and sexual exploitation of children under age 18. The summit will begin with registration and a light breakfast, then at 9am the keynote address will be presented by speaker Deb Kuehner, who is the founder of The Potter’s Hands Foundation in Corning followed by Steuben Services panel at 10am and conclude with Community discussion and planning at 11am. Reservations are requested by October 26th and can be made by calling (607) 664-2119 or emailing campaign coordinator Lisa Baker at: LBaker@steubencony.gov

County Public Health Delays Diabetes Prevention Program
Steuben County Public Health announced the National Diabetes Prevention Program will be pushed back to mid-November to allow for more enrollment. The effective program for people at risk of Type II Diabetes will be offered in two locations: Bath and Hornell. Classes meet every week for 16 weeks then every two weeks for several months to follow up then continue with monthly meetings for the remainder of the year. The program is covered by Medicare, free for employees of the county and costs only $150 yearly by private pay. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm starting November 13th at Steuben County Office Building in Bath or Thursdays from 6-7pm at the Hornell YMCA. To register or for more information please call Steuben County Public Health at (607) 664-2438 or visit www.steubencony.org/publichealth.

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