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9 Arrested in Probation Compliance Check:


Nine people were arrested following a recent probation compliance check by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with State Police and the Bath Police Department.  25-year-old Jonathan Wood of Campbell, 61-year-old Nancy Dougherty of Arkport, 40-year-old Charles King of Wayland, 58-year-old James McGonigal Jr. of Pine City, 40-year-old Gilbert Harris of Hornell, 32-year-old Joseph Bennett Jr. of Bath, 43-year-old Jonathan Aloi of Campbell, 56-year-old Eric Manners of Wayland, and 42-year-old Michael Speciale Jr. of Corning were all sent to the Steuben County Jail for allegedly violating the terms or conditions of their probation.



Gov. Cuomo Planning for 4th Term Bid:


During a radio interview with WAMC Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he plans to seek a fourth term in 2022.  If re-elected, Cuomo would become just the second person to win a fourth, four-year term as governor, after Republican Nelson Rockefeller.  New York’s first governor, George Clinton, served seven, three-year terms.



More Charges in Corning Animal Cruelty Case:


An animal cruelty case that began in February continues in Corning with additional charges levelled against the accused.  55-year-old Thomas Savino was originally charged with two counts of attempted aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly throwing rocks at a dog fenced in a backyard on Gorton Street on two separate occasions.  Tuesday, a Corning City Judge announced that Savino now faces an additional count of attempted aggravated cruelty to animals and a fourth-degree stalking charge for allegedly stalking a woman in the Gorton Street neighborhood.  An order of protection was also issued for the owner of the dog and the female stalking victim to keep Savino from contacting them.  Savino is expected back in court in July.



Horseheads Man Arrested for Rape, Assault:


A joint investigation by the Horseheads Police Department and the New York State Police has resulted in the arrest of a Horseheads man on charges of rape and assault.  51-year-old Michael Burtner was charged with first-degree rape and second-degree assault.  He was arraigned and sent to the Chemung County Jail on $200,000 bail.  Additional charges are pending.   



Corning Upgrading Parking Machines:


The City of Corning expects to upgrade its aging centralized parking machines late this fall.  $95,000 is included in the proposed 2019-20 city budget to replace the machines.  City Manager Mark Ryckman told the Corning Leader that the plan is to purchase machines that will provide more options, including the ability to pay with debit cards and the ability to pay for additional time remotely through a smart phone app.     

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