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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday November 11th, 2020

One New COVID-19 Death & 20 New Cases
There has been another COVID death in Steuben County. The individual hadpreviously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID- 19 related deaths in Steuben County to 83. The victim was a male resident of the Town of Canisteo who died at age 64 while hospitalized. Meanwhile, 20 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county. Some of the latest infections include a student at Avoca Elementary School, a state DOT worker, an employee at Arc of Steuben and an employee at Corning Inc. at Sullivan Park.


Avoca Crash Hospitalizes 4 & 2 Arrested
Four people were reported injured and two under arrest after a crash yesterday in Avoca. A car and a tractor trailer crashed into each other on State Route 390 South just after 4:00 yesterday morning. Four people were inside of the car including a four-year-old child while only the driver was inside the tractor trailer. Everyone involved in the crash was injured and taken to the hospital. According to the investigation, the car was stopped in the middle of the driving lane and the tractor-trailer crashed into the vehicle, which was reported stolen from the Bronx earlier in the week. Driver of the car, Johario Lamarche was arrested on several charges including Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Aggravated Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st. Degree, and Vehicular Assault. Lamarche was brought to the Steuben County Jail. Geraldo Torres was a passenger in the car who was charged with Criminal Possession Stolen Property. The four-year-old child was treated and released from the hospital while one other passenger in the car is still in the hospital in critical condition. The investigation is active and ongoing.


Alfred State Kicks off Annual Day of Giving
For the fifth consecutive year, Alfred State is calling upon Pioneers and supporters everywhere to make a big difference in the lives of students by participating in the college’s annual Day of Giving. This year’s event, which will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18, is looking to raise $200,000 and help fill the college’s on-campus food pantry. Each and every donation makes an impact on current and future students, with gifts benefiting scholarships, programming, athletics, new technology, food insecurity, and so much more.


Sponsorship for Wreaths Across America Begins
As we celebrate Veteran’s day this year, Wreaths Across America begins its wreath sponsorship online for the annual event with this year’s theme as “Be an American Worth Fighting For”. Sponsorsips can be made at: www.WreathsAcrossAmericaBathNY.org. Individual wreaths are $15 and tax deductible. Other donation levels also available. Event organizers say this year’s mission is to REMEMBER the Fallen, HONOR those who Serve, and TEACH our children the value of Freedom. Details are being worked out and final plans will be made available in the near future and on the ALL-NEW Facebook page - www.facebook.com/WAABathNYNationalCemetery.

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