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Today's Top Stories - Friday October 19th, 2018

Corning Man Arrested on DWI Charges After Crash
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Corning man following a one car crash on Marland Road in Corning. Upon investigating the scene, police found 27-year-old Amit K. Jha to have allegedly operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition, leaving the scene of the crash after striking a tree. Jha was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to reduce speed for special hazard, DWI and Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 percent or higher. He was released on traffic summons to appear in Town of Corning Court next month.


Arkport Man Jailed for Endangering Welfare of a Child
An Arkport man was arrested following a report of possible sexual misconduct. Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Investigators arrested 65-year-old James Mayo for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with someone less than seventeen years of age and acting in a manner to be injurious to the welfare to a person under age seventeen. Mayo was charged with Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child then remanded to Steuben County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.


Campbell Man Receives More Charges for SR 415 Crash
A Campbell man will be receiving more criminal charges for his involvement in a crash that occurred last Sunday on State Route 415. Robert Neally was arrested by State Police this week on a felony vehicular manslaughter charge for allegedly turning left directly onto the path of a motorcycle driven by a Lindley man, killing him at the scene. Neally was originally arrested for DWI, among other charges then sent to Steuben County Jail in lieu of bail as the case awaits being presented to a grand jury.


Kirchgessner Campaign Withdraws Endorsements

Democratic Candidate for State Senate in the 58th Senate District Amanda Kirchgessner announced she is returning all of the endorsements she has received thus far and will run without them. In a statement, the candidate said she is proud of all of the endorsements she has earned but is giving them up to protect her supporters and to “refocus this race on things that matter to the people of the 58th district." Kirchgessner says she has faced increasing harassment against her endorsers as well as family, friends and campaign staff following abuse allegations made by her ex-wife a few weeks ago.


With Election Less Than One Month Away, Cuomo Avoids Debate
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been under fire in this year’s gubernatorial race for his reluctance to face off with his challengers in a formal debate. Republican candidate Marc Molinaro asked for a one-on-one debate with the incumbent and Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins also called for debate with no response. Cuomo’s campaign spokeswoman declined commenting when asked why he has not yet agreed to a debate. But, with his clear advantage in fundraising and name recognition, Cuomo has little to gain by appearing in a debate. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, Cuomo currently leads Molinaro 58-35 percentage points.


Rams Coach Carroll Retires
Head football coach of the Haverling Rams Wayne Carroll has announced will be retiring after almost 30 years on the field. Carroll’s early retirement was approved by the Bath-Haverling Central School District at last night’s board of education meeting. Carroll was put on a leave of absence for this football season citing medical leave as the reason why but no word on why he has chosen to retire early. Throughout the years, the accomplished coach helped the Rams win five Section V titles, recorded four state Final Four appearances and helped Rams make state quarters back in 2003.

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