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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, February 12th

Closings and Delays Due to Storm:


The impending winter storm has prompted some closings and delays for today: Addison, All Saints Academy, Avoca, Bradford, Campbell-Savona, Corning Christian Academy and Little Lambs, Corning Community College, Corning-Painted Post, Dundee, Elmira City, Elmira Heights, Finn Academy, GST BOCES Bush, Coopers Plains and Wildwood, Hammondsport, Haverling, Hornell, Horseheads, Jasper Troupsburg, Mansfield University, Odessa-Montour, Prattsburgh, the STEM Academy, Twin Tiers Christian Academy, and Watkins Glen are all closed.  Also the Arc of Steuben no public transportation for Jasper, Troupsburg, and Addison; Baby Bank Painted Post, Corning Community Food Pantry, Corning Meals on Wheels, Corning Senior Center, Dormann Library, Keuka Family Practice, Painted Post Food Pantry, the Pro Action Senior Nutrition program, Steuben County Historical Society, and the Southeast Steuben County Library are all closed. The Steuben County Legislature has cancelled its 9 a.m. Administration and 10 a.m. Finance committees for today.  The meetings will instead be held tomorrow, Wednesday the 13th at the same time.  And the Steuben County WIC program at the St. Lutheran Church in Cohocton is canceled.



Missing Elmira Teen Found Safe:


The missing 15-year-old girl from Elmira has been found safe.  The West Elmira Police Department found Maya Tyler at a residence on Elmira’s Southside.  Police thank everyone who contributed in the efforts to find her.



Hornell Man Facing Drug Charges:


A report of a suspicious man in South Corning has resulted in the arrest of a Hornell man on drug charges.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Steven Carpenter was found in possession of meth, fentanyl, clonazepam, alproazolam, pot, digital scales, and $500 cash.  He has been charged with obstruction of governmental administration, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 bail. 



Howard Men Charged with Animal Cruelty:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of three men from Howard following an animal cruelty investigation.  58-year-old Donald Rush, 65-year-old Gary Rush, and 69-year-old Garner Rush are all charged with overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals, failure to provide proper sustenance and failure to provide appropriate shelter for dogs left outdoors.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Feenaughty Hill Road on an anonymous tip of several dogs left on the property without shelter.  Deputies investigated and seized 32 adult dogs, six puppies, and one kitten.  All three men willing signed ownership of the animals over to the Finger Lakes SPCA, Hornell Humane Society, and the Town of Howard Dog Control Officer.



Criminal Contempt Arrest:


A Corning man has been arrested on a charge of criminal contempt for allegedly violating an order of protection.  32-year-old Erik Miller was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.



Stalking Arrest:


A 73-year-old man from Woodhull has been arrested following an incident that took place in Troupsburg.  Patrick Dunn has been charged with stalking.  He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.



Criminal Possession, Driving While Impaired Arrest:


A Campbell man has been arrested following a traffic stop in the Town of Corning.  21-year-old Dillon Cook allegedly drove while impaired by drugs and was also allegedly in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.  Cook was released to appear in Corning Town Court.



Elmira to Attempt World Record for St. Patrick’s Day:


Elmira Downtown Development is looking to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year by setting a world record.  The city will be attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the largest shamrock made out of people, a record previously set by 815 college students in Dublin, Ireland.  Elmira’s attempt – where they’re hoping to have over 1,000 people - will take place on the soccer fields at Eldridge Park at 10 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th.



Hport B.O.E. Meeting Wed.:


The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold its regular meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13th at 6 p.m. in the High School library.

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