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Today's Top Stories - Thursday November 5th, 2020

10 More Cases of COVID Reported in Steuben
The Steuben County Public Health Department reports 10 more Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 1,205 confirmed cases, 174 of which are currently active. 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. Investigations indicate Three individuals are contacts to previously- reported positives; One individual is an employee of Corning Hospital, another is an employee of Pathways and One individual traveled to a state that was on the advisory list and had contact with a positive there. Public Health Director Darlene Smith says “Parts of Steuben County remain in the yellow zone.”


Campbell Domestic Dispute Ends with Montour Falls Man
A domestic dispute in the Town of Campbell resulted in numerous felony and misdemeanor counts against a man from Montour Falls. State Troopers said they arrested 25-year-old Steven Bonham. His felony charges include first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of an ammo clip. Lesser counts include menacing, criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration, criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated harassment related to race or religion. Court action is pending.


Bath and Hornell Fire Depts Give Free Cloth Masks Tomorrow
Steuben County Office of Emergency Services has received an additional shipment of Cloth Face Masks. These masks are provided free of charge to the general public courtesy of FEMA through the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and distributed by the Steuben County Office of Emergency Services. Cloth Face Masks will be distributed until supplies last in a drive-thru format tomorrow. Locations include the Bath Fire Hall from noon until 3 pm and Hornell Fire Department from noon to 4pm.


New NY Notice and Cure Law Requires Notification of Absentee Errors
Starting this year, you must be notified if you made a mistake on your NY absentee vote and your ballot was rejected. New York Attorney General Letitia James reminds residents of their rights under the state’s new “notice and cure” law. Local boards of elections, by law, must notify voters if their absentee ballots include errors. If voters received a notice of deficiency between October 27th and November 3rd, they have seven days to address the issue to ensure their vote is counted.


K-9 Bobby Returns to Work After Injury This Week
After a suspect stabbed him earlier this week, K-9 Bobby and his handler, Trooper Gardner, are stationed again in Troop E. Bobby was wounded in the face while the suspect was attempting to get away from the police. Troopers report that after Bobby caught the fleeing suspect, he went to the vet, was treated, and cleared to return to duty with his partner. The following day, Bobby took another suspect into custody.

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