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Today's Top Stories - Saturday August 8, 2020

Corning man arrested for DWI, burglary

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on August 7th, deputies arrested Joshua A. Bredderman, age 36, of Townsend Avenue in the Town of Corning following an investigation of a reported suspicious vehicle and entry to a residence in the Town of Caton. It is alleged that Mr. Bredderman entered or remained unlawfully in a dwelling to steal property of another.  It is further alleged that Mr. Bredderman operated a motor vehicle on Thurber Road in the Town of Caton while his ability was impaired due to drug use.  Mr. Bredderman was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, Driving While Intoxicated and Petit Larceny.  Mr. Bredderman was held in the Steuben County Jail for arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court.

 

Power restored in Big Flats-Horseheads area

According to NYSEG, power has been restored in the Big Flats-Horseheads area after a large outage yesterday. The outages were reported along County Route 64 and near the Arnot Mall. Nearly 2,000 people lost power as a result of the outage.

 

NYSP to probe possible anti-transgender attack

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to aid in the investigation of a violent assault on a 30-year-old black transgender man in Rochester. 30 year-old Samson Tequir, a local Black Lives Matter organizer, sustained a broken eye socket and multiple facial fractures in the attack last Friday, which he said may have been partially live streamed on social media. Tequir was ambushed around noon as he and his partner walked home from a corner store. Tequir said the assailants made anti-gay remarks. Police released surveillance video showing two suspects, but no arrests have been made.

 

Steuben County’s free Hazardous Waste disposal days set to begin today

Beginning today, residents of Steuben County can safely dispose of hazardous materials such as pool chemicals during the county Public Works Department’s free Household Hazardous Waste Days, one of which begins today from 8 a.m. to noon at the Erwin transfer station, the other will be be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 29th, at the county Landfill in Bath. The hazardous waste days will help residents safely dispose of pool and other toxic chemicals such as paint, antifreeze, and gasoline free of charge with the assistance of trained professionals. The August dates are also available for shredding. Registration is required.

 

Food grown by Steuben County Jail inmates given to Corning Food Pantry

Locally-grown produce is making its way around Steuben County, thanks to inmates, law enforcement officers, and the Corning Food Pantry. As part of the jail garden program, staff at the Steuben County Jail delivered produce grown by inmates to the Corning Food Pantry. The program teaches inmates the skills needed to establish a garden area, plant, tend, and harvest vegetables. Sheriff Jim Allard says this gives inmates the knowledge of food sustainability when they leave the jail. Half the produce grown by the inmates is delivered to the food pantry, helping those in the community who are hard pressed for food, while the other half is kept for supplemental use to benefit inmates' daily meals.

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