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Today's Top Stories - Saturday July 6, 2019

DOT Announces I-86 Bridge Work in Campbell
The New York State Department of Transportation announced bridge joint replacement work will begin on Interstate 86 eastbound over County Route 333 in the town of Campbell on Monday. Work will consist of removing and replacing existing bridge joints. For the duration of this work, one lane of traffic will be maintained.  Work is anticipated to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Motorists could experience travel delays.


NYS DOT Announces Construction on State Route 417
The New York State Department of Transportation announced pavement milling will begin along the full width of State Route 417 between the Town of Woodhull and the Village of Addison on Monday, July 8th. Milling will also occur between the between the 417/I-99 Exit 8 and the 417/I-99 Exit 11 in the Town of Erwin and is expected to last approximately two weeks. Asphalt will be overlaid immediately following milling and that phase is expected to last three weeks. Pavement markings will be removed and temporary stripes will be placed. A one-lane, two-way traffic pattern will maintain traffic and be controlled by flaggers on State Route 417. 


Police Need Information on Attempted Robbery in Horseheads
Police are looking for help in their investigation into reports of an armed robbery yesterday in the Village of Horseheads. Officers say they responded to the Westinghouse Road Village Plaza early yesterday morning at 2am. The suspect allegedly approached an employee at a fireworks tent, drawing a handgun and demanding cash before he struck the employee with his weapon then ran North on Westinghouse Road. Police describe the suspect as an approximately six foot tall black male with a husky build who was wearing shorts and a dark colored t-shirt with the sleeves cut off. If anyone has information regarding this incident and suspect please call the Horseheads Police Department at 607 735-8600 or 607 739-5669.


Veteran Arrested for Possessing Fentanyl
A Connecticut man was arrested and charged by criminal complaint for allegedly possessing fentanyl while at the Bath V.A. Medical Center. Police say while 32-year-old Nolan Rogers of Lisbon, CT was a resident at the Bath VA during March, VA Police received information he was in possession of a prohibited item after returning from a trip home in Connecticut. VA Police say they responded and spoke with Rogers, then recovered about 20 small baggies of fentanyl from his pockets as well as three used hypodermic needles, a bag of unused needles and a round of unused ammunition. Rogers could face a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 26, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.


Whitehouse Announces Candidacy for Corning Mayor
The Corning Leader reports that a new candidate has announced their race for Corning mayor. Independent candidate Elizabth Whitehouse announced her candidacy this week, stressing her focus on environmental issues as the cornerstone of her campaign’s platform. Two years ago, Whitehouse ran for mayor in a three-way race and lost decisively to former Deputy Mayor and current mayor of Corning William Boland.


Bath Woman Arrested for Failure to Pay Fine
A Bath woman was arrested Thursday on an outstanding bench warrant. Christine M. Stevens, age 27, was arrested on outstanding bench warrant for her alleged failure to pay a fine. She will return in court at a later date.


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