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Prattsburgh Man Seeking Conviction Reduction in High Speed Chase:


A Prattsburgh man convicted of 1st degree reckless endangerment after he led police on a drunken, high-speed chase through Yates County last November is seeking a reduction of his conviction.  According to the Finger Lakes Times, Daniel Romer’s current conviction carries a 7-year state prison sentence.  A public defender is looking to have it reduced to 2nd degree.  Romer was convicted last month after a chase with police from Penn Yan to Jerusalem that hit speeds of nearly 120 miles per hour and resulted in one car being struck and several others nearly being hit head-on. 



More Drug Charges for Hornell Man:


A Hornell man arrested when police allegedly found cocaine and marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop last month is facing additional charges.  31-year-old Justin Hand is now additionally charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance for allegedly selling cocaine out of his home in September.  Hand remains at the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Public Sale of Hornell Courthouse Set for Dec. 7th:


The public sale of the vacated courthouse at 12 Allen Street, Hornell has been set for noon December 7th, with four open houses set for public inspection.  The open houses will be November 27th and 30th from 1 to 2 p.m., December 6th from 4 to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to noon December 7th with the sale to follow at noon.



Rep. Reed Supports Pelosi for Speaker of the House:


Nancy Pelosi is getting some unexpected support for Speaker of the House, Representative Tom Reed.  Reed told CNN that he and his Problem Solvers Caucus will back Pelosi in exchange for rule reforms designed to make it easier to introduce bipartisan legislation to the House floor.  On Saturday, President Donald Trump also voiced support for Pelosi and he tagged Reed by name in a tweet.  Pelosi has gone on record rejecting GOP support.



Hockey Returns to Elmira with Homeopener for Enforcers:


Hockey made its return to the First Arena in Elmira last week with the homeopener of the Enforcers.  The game marked the first at the arena in nearly 19 months.  The game was nearly sold out, with some 4,000 people turning up to watch the new team as they took on the Carolina Thunderbirds.



Wineglass Marathon Recognized as Best Marathon in NYS:


The results are in, and the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon has been recognized by RaceRaves as the top marathon in New York State.  RaceRaves, the leading online race finder and reviews community for runners, recently announced the winners of its “Best Marathons in the U.S.” poll.  The top race in each state was selected based on votes from thousands of runners across the country, along with reviews and ratings on RaceRaves.com.  (Due to their exclusive status and popularity as World Marathon Majors, the Boston Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and TCS New York City Marathon were excluded.)



Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Corning:


If you’ve no one else to celebrate Thanksgiving with, consider joining the community with a holiday dinner at Christ Episcopal Church in Corning.  The church will host a dinner starting at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  The church is located at 33. E. First Street.  Call (607) 937-5449 for more details.

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