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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Steuben Reports 11 New COVID Cases
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 11 more residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 1,052 confirmed cases, 261 of which are currently active. The latest infections involve people living in the cities of Corning and Hornell, the towns of Caton, Howard, Lindley, Rathbone and the village of North Hornell. The investigations indicate that four people are contacts to previously reported cases, one works at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, another works for the state police, one patient is an employee of Bethany Village in Horseheads and another is an employee of the Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville.


Hornell Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Steuben County deputies arrested 40-year-old Hornell man David F. Kemp  on a Violation of Probation Warrant issued by the Steuben County Court. A search revealed that Kemp allegedly possessed a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, multiple packaging materials and a measuring device. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony. Kemp was arraigned and held due to the probation violation warrant.


Danks-Burke Talks Tax Reform in Her Bid for State Senate
Leslie Danks Burke is running against Senator Tom O’Mara for the New York State Senate seat to represent the 58th District. Danks-Burke said in a Fingerlakes 1 interview that her main priorities are funding schools, connecting families via broadband in underserved, rural communities, and supporting the small business community. As New York state faces a multi-billion dollar deficit, Danks-Burke says the deficit cannot be made up through gutting schools, and families that rely on crucial services. Danks-Burke promises to represent the working class district and says this election, the most crucial issue of representation in New York isn’t partisan to Democrat vs. Republican but rather an issue of a rigged tax system that doesn’t work in favor of working people.


Reed and Mitrano Face off in WETM Debate Last Night
Last night, WETM news hosted a congressional debate between candidates Tom Reed and Tracy Mitrano in Elmira. At the debate, the pair discussed broadband, the economy, the voting process during the pandemic and police reform. Congressman Reed and Mitrano’s debate is the last event they see each other face to face before Election Day.


Five Arrested in Lindley Drug Bust

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports five people, including two Pennsylvania residents, have been arrested. The arrests follow a joint investigation into drug trafficking in Lindley after an “elevated risk” warrant was executed at a home that reportedly resulted in fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and more than 32 ounces of suspected marijuana and approximately $1,200 dollars in cash. A Woodhull man was arrested as a fugitive from Justice while one of the suspects was a man from Lindley wanted on probation of violation warrants. The other three suspects were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.


CA Added to NYS Travel Advisory List
New York Governor Cuomo has announced that California was added to the state’s COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days.

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