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Today's Top Stories - Saturday September 26, 2020

15 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 15 Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total to 425 confirmed cases, 79 of which are currently active. Seven of the individuals are residents of the City of Corning, three residents of the Village of Addison, and a resident of the Town of Campbell, the Town of Caton, Town of Erwin, Village of Bath, and the Village of Painted Post. The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified. An investigation revealed eight individuals are employees of Corning Center, two individuals had contact with Chemung County positives, one individual had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive, One individual had contact with Corning Centers residents, and one individual is an employee of GST BOCES and has visited the following school districts: Bath, Hammondsport, Jasper-Troupsburg, Prattsburgh, and Phoenix Academy on the BOCES Bush Campus.

 

Multiple shot after shooting on west side of Elmira

Police responded late last night to a reported shooting in the City of Elmira. The incident took place just after 10:30 p.m. outside a home on the 500 block of West Second Street. Witnesses said multiple people were shot, although the exact number of victims and their status remains unclear at this time.

 

Construction bid, Hall of Fame nominees on the agenda for Steuben County Legislature meeting

Confirmation of the Candidates for the 2020 Steuben County Hall of Fame is among one of the items on the agenda for the Steuben County Legislature as they are set to meet in a regular, publicly teleconferenced session on 10 a.m., Monday the 28th in their chambers in the County Annex, 20 East Morris Street. Since 1976, nearly 460 have been nominated and 149 have been inducted into the Steuben County Hall of Fame. Due to restrictions on social gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a reception for this year’s inductees will be held at a later date. Other agenda items include awarding a total of $6.1 million to low bidders for the Phase II Court and County Offices Renovation Project, accepting and appropriating the Emergency Solutions Grant, accepting the 2020 State Homeland Security Program Grant, accepting the 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant, and · Presenting the Steuben County Hazard Mitigation Plan, with a public hearing scheduled for 10 a.m., October 26th.

 

Two Livingston County residents arrested for sale of prescription drugs

Carolynn C. Hedges, age 49, was arrested on September 18th and Raymond Salters Sr., age 56, was arrested on September 22nd by members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force. Hedges was charged on a Livingston County Superior Court indictment with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B felony, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, also a class B felony. Salters was charged on a Livingston County Superior Court indictment with four counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B felony, and four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, also a class B felony. The arrests and investigations alleged the sale of prescription pain killers in the form of oxycodone in the Geneseo area. Both were arraigned on the indictment warrant in Livingston County Court and released on their own recognizance.

 

Today is free fishing day in NYS

As a celebration of sorts for National Hunting and Fishing Day, New Yorkers without a license can fish for free today. Although license requirements will be waived today, all other regulations will remain in effect. The same goes for COVID-19 safety protocols, like following social distancing guidelines, and wearing a mask if you are unable to do so.

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