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Today's Top Stories - Thursday November 14, 2019

Hornell Man Arrested for Violating Order of Protection
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hornell man for alleged Criminal Contempt and Obstructing Governmental Administration. It is alleged that while incarcerated at the Steuben County Jail Jared W. Hethcox violated a duly served order of protection by contacting a protected person via telephone on numerous occasions.  It is further alleged that Mr. Hethcox then refused to be fingerprinted following his arrest.  Hethcox was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and returned to the Steuben County Jail.

 

Hammondsport Man Arrested for Sending Teen Explicit Photo
A 24-year-old man from Hammondsport has been accused of sending explicit photos to an Auburn teen.  In a Finger Lakes Radio interview, Auburn Police Captain Jim Moore says the 13-year-old minor’s parent contacted the department in April, reporting that Calvin Lanning of Hammondsport allegedly used the Facebook Messenger app to send a nude photograph of himself. Lanning was arrested on a warrant on Tuesday and was held pending arraignment in Auburn City Court. Charges against Lanning have not been made available to the public.

 

NY Public Financing Commission Deadline Plan is December 1st
The Public Campaign Financing Commission of New York faces a deadline of December 1st to come up with a plan worth $100 million to allow political candidates running for public office to fund their campaign with public dollars. One commissioner yesterday proposed postponing the program until 2022 and allowing candidates to solicit smaller donations and donors from outside their district. The Commission must release its plan the first of December, which will become law unless legislators overturn the plan.

 

State Police Route 13 Crash in Horseheads
New York State Troopers are investigating a crash on State Route 13 that left one person injured. The crash happened last evening shortly after 6pm. According to WENY, State Police say it was a two-car crash but have not identified the man that was injured.  The crash and its cause are currently under investigation.

 

Campbell Man Arrested Following Domestic Incident
A domestic dispute ended with criminal charges filed against a Campbell man. State Police say they arrested 29-year-old Anthony Radka. He was charged with menacing with a weapon, preventing an emergency call and harassment with physical contact.

 

Cuomo Announces Completion of Upstate Drone Corrider
Governor Cuomo has announced the completion of the state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which runs from Central New York to the Mohawk Valley. The first-in-the-nation corridor is the most advanced drone testing corridor in the nation. With the needed infrastructure now in place, companies will be able to test both unmanned aerial systems platforms and UTM technologies in real world settings, generating data that will inform the industry and regulators and taking us one step closer towards the routine commercial use of drones.

 

Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Accepting Digital Donations This Season
The Salvation Army has announced this year they will be making donations to their Red Kettle campaign easier for everyone by placing smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettle signs. Shoppers this year will be able to “bump” or scan their smartphones and make a digital donation. Upon scanning the code, users will be directed to a page that accepts Apple and Google payment options to donate and be distributed to a local Salvation Army chapter based on the donor’s billing zip code. Donors can also online at Give.SalvationArmyUSA.org, or on your phone by texting KETTLE to 91999.

 

Bath CSD Meeting in One Week
The Bath Central School District Board of Education reminds the public they will hold their regular meeting a week from today. The Board will meet the evening of Thursday November 21st in the DLL STEAM Suite of the School at 6:30pm.

 

Cuomo Threatens to Revoke National Grid License
Governor Andrew Cuomo has threatened to revoke the license for National Grid’s natural gas system in downstate New York. Cuomo sent National Grid a letter Tuesday giving the company two weeks notice to determine how to address gas shortages before he pulls their license, according to Bloomberg. National Grid, which serves 1.8 million customers in NYC and Long Island, placed a moratorium on new gas hookups, impacting about 20,000 downstate homes and businesses and Cuomo claims the moratorium shows the company has failed to offer service that is “adequate and reliable”.

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