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Fourth Home Invasion Suspect Arrested, but Krisher Still at Large:


A fourth arrest has been made in connection with a home invasion robbery in October in Cameron.  27-year-old Bryan Burleson has been arrested for robbery in the second degree and is being held on $10,000 cash bail.  Meanwhile, police report that Kyle Krisher, the wanted suspect considered armed and dangerous, is still at large.



Alabama Couple Arrested in Steuben Co. Fraud Investigation:


A couple from Alabama has been arrested in Steuben County following a fraud investigation.  44-year-old Thomas Cash and 39-year-old Alisha Cash have been charged with multiple counts of identity theft, and other fraud charges.  According to the New York State Police, the couple - formerly of Hammondsport - used the identities of Thomas Cash's children to open multiple NYSEG utility accounts and obtain service totaling almost $10,000.  They also allegedly used the children's identities to open several credit card accounts and installment loans.  The scheme was reportedly uncovered when one of the children applied for a student loan.  The couple was arrested in Madison County, Alabama.  Thomas Cash was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail, while Alisha Cash was sent to the jail on $50,000 bail.  Additional charges are pending.


Elmira Man Charged in Hit-and-Run of Elmira Police Officer:


An Elmira man has been charged with first degree attempted murder in the hit-and-run of an Elmira police officer Wednesday evening.  35-year-old Billy McGinnis is being held pending arraignment.  The officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries.



Lower Taxes Could be coming to Steuben Co. Residents:


Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler presented his 2019 budget Thursday morning and it could be good news for residents.  If passed, the budget would lower the tax rate and levy for the third consecutive year.  The $190 million budget includes a tax levy of $50 million, $8,000 less than last year.  Additionally, the decrease comes at no cost of core services to residents.  If passed by the legislature later this month, the budget will go into effect on January 1st.



Salmonella Found in Turkey:


It could be a difficult Thanksgiving for turkey lovers.  The CDC has reported 164 illnesses across 35 states as part of an ongoing Salmonella outbreak.  Salmonella has been detected in ground turkey, raw turkey pet food, and live turkeys.  A common supplier has not yet been identified.  

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