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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, August 6th

Death of Corning Infant Accidental:


In an update to the news of the death of an infant in Corning on Sunday, police have announced that it was accidental. 



Bath Man Arrested for Breaking Into Apartment, Sleeping in Child’s Bed:


A Bath man has been arrested after a burglary was reported on County Route 10 in the Town of Bath.  The resident told police that when she arrived home, she found her front door jammed, damage to the door jam and to a television.  She allegedly discovered 27-year-old Matthew Root asleep in her child’s bed.  Root told police that he had permission to sleep there as long as he did the dishes.  The resident denies this.  Root also denies causing any damage and accused law enforcement of doing it.  He was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.



Corning Man Arrested After Found Passed Out on Canisteo Porch:


A Corning man has been arrested after he was found passed out on a porch in the Village of Canisteo.  41-year-old Michael Givens was found on a porch on Taylor Street.  He admitted to entering a neighbor’s home to find cigarettes and to damaging property while inside.  He was charged with criminal trespassing.    



Savona Woman Accused of Stealing Cash:


A Savona woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash from a person in Painted Post.  According to State Police, they received a complaint from the owner of B & W Towing on Friday, August 2nd that one of their new employees had $130 stolen from their wallet.  A review of security footage reportedly showed 34-year-old Rachel Cantineri taking the cash.  When she refused to return the money, she was arrested for petit larceny.



Dundee Man Charged in 2-Car Accident in Tyrone:


A Dundee man is facing multiple charges following a 2-car accident on State Route 230 in the Town of Tyrone on August 2nd.  According to State Police, the driver of the second vehicle said she saw a car coming towards her that was swerving and coming into her lane.  She swerved to avoid being hit and ended up in the other lane on the shoulder of the road.  The other driver, identified as 31-year-old Christopher Billirakis was unable to complete any of the roadside sobriety tests.  He was transported to Soldier and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan for head pain, where he reportedly refused to provide a breath sample and a blood test.  After being released from the hospital he was charged with DWI – 2nd offence, refusal to take a breath test, using a mobile device while operating a vehicle, drinking alcohol while in a motor vehicle, and other vehicle and traffic violations.  He was released to a sober third party.



Travel Advisory – Route 53 in Wheeler:


The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that, weather permitting, on Thursday state forces will be closing route 53 in the town of Wheeler a quarter mile north of the County Road 13 intersection, to repair a section of road that was damaged in a recent storm. Traffic will be detoured from State Route 53 to County Route 13, Murlatt Road, Dinehearts Crossing Road, and Bean Station Road.



Parking and Traffic Restrictions in Corning for Road Work:


The City of Corning has announced some temporary parking and traffic restrictions to accommodate paving work.  On Friday, August 9th Corning Boulevard will be closed to parking and traffic from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It will also be closed Monday, August 12th through Friday, August 16th.  Also beginning Monday, August 12th and lasting through Friday, August 16th, there will be no parking in City Lot #12, located east of the intersection of Cedar Street and Tioga Avenue.  Permit holders are asked to park in Lot #16.   



Finger Lakes SPCA Participating in Clear the Shelter:


The Finger Lakes SPCA is looking to find homes for all its animals this month and is participating in Clear the Shelters day.  On Clear the Shelters day, participating animal shelters will waive adoption fees in the hope that more pets will be adopted.  The Finger Lakes SPCA currently has 15 dogs and 60 cats and kittens looking for forever homes.  All animals adopted will be up to date on their shots and they’ll be spayed or neutered.  You can stop by the shelter to meet with the animals and get to know them to ensure you find the right fit.  Clear the Shelters day will be August 17th      

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