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Today's Top Stories - Thursday August 13th, 2020

Little League Fight Results in Harassment Charges for Corning Woman
A fight between parents at a Little League Baseball game last night in Steuben County resulted in a 36 year old Corning woman being arrested on harassment charges. State Police say the victim reported to them that Christie Speciale charged towards her from the outfield to the first base line and was threatening her while also claiming Speciale shoved her to the point she had no room to move. Speciale was uncooperative with Troopers, and only charged with harassment and released on an apperance ticket.


Ransomware Attack May Have Affected Arnot Health Plan
Arnot Health officials report its self-insured employee health plan may have been affected in a recent ransomware attack that involves Magellan Health. Magellan provided “pharmacy benefit administration services” to ELMCO for Arnot's self-insured employee health plan through December 2017. About 1,150 Arnot Health employees' and family members' accounts may have been compromised in the ransomware incident. Magellan says the information was immediately reported to law enforcement, including the FBI and has also implemented “additional security protocols” to protect the network, email environment, systems and personal information. More information to determine if your plan was affected starts by calling 888-451-6558 or by clicking here.


Campbell Boy Invites Community to Drive-By Birthday Celebration
Steven Spencer from Campbell celebrates his sixth birthday this year and needs the community’s help! Steven’s mother told WETM he has special needs and was upset to find out no one attended his drive by graduation. His family asks the community to come together for a drive-by birthday celebration this Saturday at 2 p.m. The celebration invites cars to drive by 5895 County Route 17 in Campbell and honk for the celebration. More information on the event can be found on Facebook.


Steuben County Receives $41K in FEMA Funding
Governor Cuomo announced funding  yesterday for overall $15.1 million being made available statewide. In order to access the funding, local awardees must develop projects or initiatives that strengthen their own readiness and response capabilities to address all hazards and emergencies. Projects should focus on addressing efforts identified by FEMA as needing national improvement. This funding is in addition to what has already been awarded to New York State for COVID-19 efforts, which is an applicable disaster emergency. Steuben County will be receiving $41,441 worth of funding. 


Congressman Reed Holds Office Opening Day in Corning
Congressman Tom Reed held an office opening day yesterday at his office on Market Street in the city of Corning. Promotional campaign materials like lawn signs were distributed by Reed campaign supporters and volunteers. New volunteers will be trained by volunteer training sessions held in shifts with each shift limited to six attendees to ensure social distancing.  Those interested in volunteering for Reed, click here.


WGI Says Hilliard US Vintage Grand Prix Continues Without Fans
Watkins Glen International announced today that the events of the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, September 10th-13th, will continue without fans due to the pandemic. The race weekends of GT World Challenge America and Ferrari Challenge North America have been postponed until the 2021 season. Ticketholders to the three racing events will automatically receive a credit for the full amount of their purchase, plus an additional 20% of the total amount paid in their WGI account the week of August 17th. The credit can be applied to a future event in 2020 or 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track or towards the purchase of tickets at Watkins Glen International for 2021.For additional ticket holder options and more information, please visit www.theglen.com/assistance-svra. 

 

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