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Today's Top Stories - Friday, October 30th, 2020

Dog Control Officer Arrested After Pulteney Murder
Pulteney Deputy Dog Control Officer Sherri Ann Ballam has been arrested for the murder of Pulteney Dog Control Officer John Ballam, according to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker and New York State Police. The arrest was made after Troopers responded to a suspicious death on Gloades Corners Road Thursday morning. Ballam was charged with 2nd degree murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection to the shooting. District Attorney Baker says Ballam allegedly hid the gun she used to kill her husband and reported that there was a home invasion. She was committed to the Steuben County Jail awaiting centralized arraignment. Troopers say further details will be released in the future as the investigation continues.

 

Village of Bath Holding Halloween Trick-or-Treating
The Village of Bath will be holding their trick or treat Saturday on Halloween night from 6 to 8pm. The Villages of Canisteo and Savona also host trick or treat the same Halloween Saturday night from 6 to 8pm. Village of Painted Post has canceled trick-or-treating altogether while the City of Hornell is advising against trick or treating and not setting hours. The Town of Erwin has also declined establishing a trick or treat time but did say they encourage parents to provide a safe, fun Halloween experience for their families.

 

County Road 119 Bridge Closure in Cameron Starts Today
A closure begins today for the bridge on County Road 119 over the Canisteo River in the Town of Cameron begins a closure to all traffic today and continues through Wednesday, November 4th according to Steuben County Public Works. The closure is to continue approach work to the new bridge, located between McMaster Road and County Route 10. There will not be an onsite detour. Travelers are advised to use existing town and county roads as a detour.

 

County Legislature Proclaims November “Adoption Awareness Month”
The Steuben County Legislature proclaimed the upcoming month of November as  Adoption Awareness Month in Steuben County. The month acknowledges many children waiting to find homes through adoption in Steuben County who have unique mental, physical and emotional needs that require nurturing from loving families. County Legislative Chairman Scott VanEtten remarked: “And the decision to adopt is among life’s greatest and happiest turning points.”

 

Hornell City Hall Announces Early Election Day Closure
Hornell City Hall announced their City Hall offices will be closing early at noon on Election Day in accordance with New York State Election Law that states all registered voters may request up to three hours of time off, regardless of schedule, without loss of pay to enable the employee to vote in any public election.

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