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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, April 9th

Fire in Painted Post:


A fire in Painted Post has temporarily displaced a family.  The fire occurred around 1 p.m. Monday on Imperial Avenue.  A dog was rescued from the basement of the home, but no one else was home at the time and no injuries were reported.  The Painted Post Fire Department said the fire is believed to have been caused by a lithium battery that caught fire in a first-floor room.  The Red Cross is assisting the family.



Steuben Co. Corrections Graduation/Swearing-In of New Deputies:


On April 5th, in front of family and friends, eleven Corrections Officers from the Steuben and Livingston County Sheriff’s Offices were recognized for successfully completing the Basic Course for Corrections, held at the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.  Captain David Sutton, of the county Sheriff’s Office and director of training for the course, gave remarks at the graduation ceremony, congratulating all who completed the course.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, county Sheriff Jim Allard introduced former Correction Officers Brandon Owen and Robert Shepherd, who were both recently appointed as Deputy Sheriffs.  Both were sworn in by Sheriff Allard and began their police academy training on April 8th.



DEC Announces 2018-19 Deer Harvest Estimates:


Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 227,787 deer during the 2018-19 hunting seasons, approximately 12 percent more than the previous season, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reports.  The estimated deer take included 114,402 antlerless deer and 113,385 antlered bucks.  That’s a 20 percent increase in antlerless harvest and a five-percent increase in buck harvest from last season.  Regionally, hunters took 28,642 deer in the Northern Zone and 19,145 deer in the Southern Zone.    



CCC Offering Security Guard Training:


Corning Community College will offer training for Security Guards this spring.  The courses comply with state law and ensure that security guards are up-to-date with training requirements.  An 8-hour pre-assignment training is set for May 21st and 22nd from 5 to 9 p.m., and an 8-hour in-service training course is scheduled for June 4th and 5th, also from 5 to 9.  Details and registration are available online at https://www.corning-cc.edu/workforce/professional-development/business.



Work Zone Awareness Week:


Monday was the kickoff of a statewide effort to promote safe driving in work zones.  Recent accidents on major state roadways highlight the need for drivers to slow down and comply with move over laws.  The culmination of National Work Zone Awareness Week will be educational outreach programs that will be held statewide.  On Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Thruway Authority, NYS Department of Transportation, New York State Police, emergency personnel, tow operators and additional roadside workers will be promoting work zone safety and the move over law at various locations along the Thruway.

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