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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday October 30, 2019

Savona Man Arrested for DWI and Other Charges
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Savona man Richard H. Wood following deputies responding to a report of one car roll over vehicle crash County Route 17 in the Town of Bradford. Wood allegedly operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition traveling Northeast on County Route 17, crashed and left the scene. It is further alleged that Mr. Wood was previously convicted of Driving While Intoxicated within the past 10 years. As a result of the investigation Mr. Wood was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Take Breath Test, failure to keep right, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operator leaving the scene of a property damage accident.  He is scheduled to appear in Bradford Town Court at a later date.


Avoca Woman Arrested for Forgery and False Filing
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Avoca woman yesterday. Deputies arrested Victoria L Burley for allegedly knowingly and with intent to defraud, presented both forged and false documents to the Steuben County Department of Social Services back in April. Ms. Burley was charged with two counts each of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, and two counts each of Forgery in the second degree. Ms. Burley was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court.


Rumsey Endorses Masler for Supreme Court
Recently-retired Justice of the State Supreme Court Appellate Division Phillip R. Rumsey has endorsed Mark Masler of Cortland in this year’s election for State Supreme Court Justice in the Sixth Judicial District.  Rumsey has served as Supreme Court Justice for about 26 years and says Masler has legal knowledge, strong character and judgment  needed to be an effective Supreme Court Justice. Masler worked for a successful family dairy farm then went on to graduate from Cornell Law School which resulted in him practicing law for 15 years and being very involved in several community organizations.


NYS Lawmakers Consider Youth Tackle Football Ban
State legislators are currently considering a bill that would ban kids twelve and younger from playing tackle football. Yesterday morning, state lawmakers met to hear testimony on the sport of youth tackle football. Some doctors say the sport is too high risk because it is a collision sport that can cause brain damage during the important, formative years from age 8 to 12 where the brain is more susceptible to injury.


Bill Could Give Special Licenses to those With Autism
A new piece of state legislation would allow special driver’s licenses to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Proponents of the bill say it would assist law enforcement on routine stops so officials would be able to immediately know if the person has autism and act appropriately towards them. Last month in Texas, a similar law went into effect called the Samuel Allen Law.


Steuben County Towns Set for Trick or Treating Festivities
On the eve of Halloween, Steuben County is preparing for Trick or Treating Festivities! City of Hornell’s hours tomorrow for trick or treating is 6-8pm. In Bath, Trunk or Treat is being hosted at Pulteney Park from 6-8pm tomorrow night. Jasper hosts Trunk or Treat Friday at the High School from 6-8pm. City of Corning has no set hours for their trick or treating but will have a trick or treat parade happening tonight. 

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