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Update - One Killed in Snowmobile/Vehicle Accident:


The snowmobile-vehicle accident on State Route 417 in Tuscarora has resulted in the death of one person.  State Police have identified the victim as BillieJo Mcilwain-Gee.  She was riding with her husband, David, both of Addison, on a private road when they crossed onto 417 and struck a Chevrolet Astro van being driven by Milessa Reese.  Neither rider was wearing a helmet and the driver did not yield at the road.  Mcilwain-Gee was taken to Guthrie Corning Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  Gee was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital.  The investigation into the accident is ongoing.


Winter Weather Advisory:


A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. this afternoon for Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Oneida, Yates, Seneca, and Southern Cayuga counties.  Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations of less than one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.  Plan on slippery road conditions.  The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.


NYC Accused of Violating Order of Protection:


A New York City man has been arrested for allegedly committing a crime while incarcerated at the Steuben County Jail.  46-year-old William Stubb allegedly contacted, by telephone, a protected person on a valid order of protection while in the county jail.  He has been charged with criminal contempt and was issued an appearance ticket.


Addison Man Facing Drug Charge:


An Addison man is facing a drug charge.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Charles Johnson was allegedly found to be in possession of suboxone, a schedule III controlled substance.  He was charged with criminal possession and was issued an appearance ticket.


Gov. Cuomo Proposes Ban on Mugshot/Booking Info Releases:


Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a ban on the release of mugshots and booking information by law enforcement agencies when an arrest is made.  It would also prevent websites from charging large fees to have mugshots removed.  The ban would not apply to photos of suspects police are seeking the public's help in finding.  The proposal is already getting push back from press advocates who argue it could keep arrest records from being made public.


Steuben Co. Fair Manager Honored:


Manager of the Steuben County Fair Nick Pelham was recently honored at the 2018 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas as a recipient of the Certified Volunteer Fair Manager (CVFM) designation.  The CVFM honors those members who have demonstrated their abilities through years of service to their fairs, fair associations, communities, and the Association.  Additionally, Pelham was also recently elected President of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs during their convention in Rochester.


Elmira Enforcers Hosting Job Fair, Seek to Launch "Hockeyville":


Some of Elmira's newest residents are looking help their neighbors find jobs - the Elmira Enforcers are hosting a job fair this Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Arena.  More than 15 employers are expected.  Anyone who visits the Enforcers table and hands in a resume will receive two tickets to Friday night's game against the Watertown Wolves.  In other Enforcers news, the team is looking to bring "Hockeyville" to Elmira.  Sponsored by the NHL, Kraft Heinz, and the NHLPA, Kraft Hockeyville recognizes local hockey communities with an award of $150,000 to restore a local arena and to bring a NHL preseason game to the winning city.  Fans are encouraged to submit nominations in the form of stories, pictures, and videos on the First Arena page on Hockeyville's website (https://www.krafthockeyville.com/#community/11E8F416F1D5CB4A8ADD692DEA662A63).  Judges will pick four arenas as their finalists.  Nominations are open until March 2nd at 11:59 p.m.

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