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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, April 16th

Skeletal Remains Found in Horseheads Believed to be Missing Elmira Man:


According to police, the skeletal remains found in a wooded area near Knoll Brook Road in Horseheads Saturday may be those of 48-year-old Randy Nichols, an Elmira man that went missing in 2010.  Nichols’ wallet and drivers license were found at the scene, say police.  Nichols went missing August 31st 2010 while walking south of the Main Street Bridge in downtown Elmira.  He had reportedly been on his way to visit his mother.  Police say they do not suspect foul play at this time.  DNA tests and dental records will be used to identify the remains. 



Gazebo in Corning Struck by Car:


A gazebo on South Maple Street in Corning was struck by a car Monday night.  Details are limited at this time, but a witness told WETM 18 that the driver of the vehicle allegedly attempted to flee the scene before they were caught. 



Free College Expansion for Families of Fallen Military Members Receives Support from Dems:


A proposal to expand free public college tuition to the families of military members who die while performing their official duties is now receiving support from New York State democrats.  On Monday, Senator John Brooks of Long Island announced legislation that would expand the proposal to include family members of military members who are permanently disabled or missing in action.  The move comes after a Democrat-led Assembly committee drew criticism for blocking similar legislation.  Brooklyn Democrat, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz says he’ll introduce the legislation in his chamber.  Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he supports the proposal. 



Steuben Ranked #38 in NY Counties for Health:


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have released the 2019 rankings of health in all 62 counties of New York State.  Rockland County came in on top at the healthiest, while Bronx County was named the least healthy.  Locally, Steuben came in 38th, Chemung 55th, Schuyler 48th, Yates 14th, Ontario 9th, Livingston 12th, and Allegany 40th



Travel Advisory – S.R. 417 in Woodhull:


The state Department of Transportation has announced that State Route 417 over Tuscarora Creek in the Town of Woodhull has been reduced to one lane at a bridge approximately 6.5 miles west of the Village of Addison in order to preform bridge maintenance and repairs.  Both directions of traffic will be accommodated in one lane using temporary traffic signals.  Work is expected to last approximately 3 months.

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