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Today's Top Stories - Saturday May 4, 2019

Pedestrian Killed Following Collision in Bath
New York State Police report a fatality following a car collision in the Town of Bath yesterday afternoon. According to police, as a pedestrian was crossing State Route 415 a driver going Westbound hit the person. The victim was pronounced dead after being taken to Ira Davenport Hospital. The driver of the vehicle was also hospitalized and Troopers say alcohol may be a contributing factor in the accident. The driver is being interviewed by State Police and more information will be released once authorities complete the investigation.


O’Mara & Palmesano Feature Finger Lakes Goods at “Sip and Sample”
State Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will join wineries, cheese producers, and restaurateurs and other culinary manufacturers across state Monday as they co-host the New York Wine Industry Association’s “Sip and Sample” tasting event. The sixth annual “Sip and Sample” will also be sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger, who are both chairs of the State Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committee. The event will occur at the Well of the Legislative Office Building from 4 to 7pm.


Addison Man Who Threatened MN Congresswoman Released
The Steuben County man arrested for threatening to kill a Minnesota Congresswoman was released from federal custody yesterday. Patrick Carlieno Junior of Addison will be placed under home detention with electronic monitoring and must undergo a mental health assessment and treatment. The 55 year old man allegedly placed a call to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, threatening to shoot her. In the call, Carlineo was said to have shared his name and contact information.


Campbell Man Arrested Following Domestic Incident
A domestic dispute ended with a felony arrest. State police said they took 30-year-old Richard Holley of Campbell into custody. He was charged with felony 1st degree criminal contempt. He was initially detained on cash bail.


Bath Man Arrested for Violation of Order of Protection
A man has been arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection in the Town of Bath. Troopers arrested 37-year-old Christopher Zemeic of Wayne. He was charged with criminal trespass and criminal contempt for allegedly disobeying a court order.


Local Pediatrician Stresses Importance of Vaccines
Guthrie Pediatric Physician Dr. Kenneth Sobel is reminding the public of the importance of vaccinations following the recent measles outbreak in New York state. In a WETM interview, the pediatrician says that vaccines are the best prevention from deadly diseases like measles and are safe, adding “these things generally do well for people and they protect us and our population." Over 700 measles cases in 22 states across the country were reported for this year- the highest number reported since 1994. The disease was declared eliminated back in 2000.

State Representatives Honor Corning Cadet at West Point
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano honored current West Point cadets from New York State, including Corning Native Lili Ruland at the 67th annual West Point Day. The Legislature’s annual ceremony recognizes the US Military Academy in Orange County, the oldest, continuously operating military post in the country. In a joint statement Palmesano and O’Mara said: “We were equally proud this year to have the opportunity to recognize Cadet Lili Ruland of Corning and appreciate this chance to express our gratitude for her deep commitment to serving the United States of America.”

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