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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, October 17th

More Charges Possible Against Driver in Fatal Campbell Crash:


More charges may be filed against a Campbell man following a deadly crash Sunday afternoon. State police say 42-year-old Robert Neally struck and killed 65-year-old motorcyclist Terry Hill of Lindley on Route 415. Neally was jailed on $75,000 bail after trooper charged him with driving while intoxicated. The case is under review by the District Attorney’s office and more severe charges may be filed.



Funeral Arraignments for Lindley Presho Fire Chief:


Funeral services for Fire Chief Terry Hill of the Lindley Presho Volunteer Fire Department will be this weekend.  Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lindley Community Church.  The funeral service will follow.  Hill was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver Sunday while riding his motorcycle on Route 415.



Lawyer Files Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Corning Dog Warden:


The lawyer for a City of Corning dog warden filed a motion Tuesday asking the judge to dismiss the charges against her client.  Christie Speciale, who is also the founder and owner of Tanner’s P.A.W.S., is accused of targeting the Amish for dog abuse in late September during the city’s Harvest festival.  Speciale is charged with disorderly conduct, stalking, and harassment.  Speciale’s attorney maintains that Speciale never approached the man because he was Amish or his family is Amish, but rather out of concern for the age and condition of puppies that he was attempting to sell.  The judge reserved on the motion to give Steuben County Assistant District Attorney Jeremiah King time to review.  The case will return to court on November 20th



I-86 Exit 53 Reopens after Tractor-Trailer Fire:


Exit 53 on I-86 reopened this morning after a tractor-trailer fire broke out late Tuesday night. The incident happened just before 10:30 p.m. near exit 52A on I-86 westbound.  Traffic was diverted through the Village of Horseheads.  According to Chief Sullivan of the Horseheads Fire Department, the driver heard a loud noise and looked to find his vehicle in flames.  He immediately pulled over and called 911.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  No injuries were reported.  Both the truck and trailer were destroyed.



SCLB Property Open House Oct. 26th-27th:


An open house for a property in the City of Corning rehabilitated through the Steuben County Land Bank Corp. (SCLBC) is set for October 26th and 27th.  The property, located at 161 Kingsbury Ave., was completely renovated in 2018 with an open concept kitchen, updated utilities, new walls and flooring.  It’s listed at $115,000.  The property is among the first round of properties selected by SCLBC in November 2017 after assessments by Arbor Housing & Development indicated the blighted properties could be restored.  The land bank board expects to reduce “neighborhood blight,” keep marketable properties on the tax roll and improve the housing stock in Steuben.  Open House times are 4 to 6 p.m. October 26th, and 11 a.m. to noon October 27th.  For information about the property, go to https://www.steubencony.org/pages.asp?PID=8872



Leaf/Brush Collection in Bath Begins Oct. 22nd:


The annual fall leaf collection for Village of Bath residents will begin on Monday, October 22nd.  All leaves must be raked or bagged and brought out to the curb for collection.  Village crews will begin on the West Side of the village and upon completion will move to the East Side of the village.  Absolutely no brush or trash will be collected.   

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