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Today's Top Stories - Friday November 27th, 2020

Holiday Weekend DWI Crackdown Continues to Sunday
New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies continue their crackdown on unsafe driving behaviors through the remainder of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The special traffic enforcement period will continue to Sunday, November 29. State, county and local law enforcement will be out in full force in search of impaired, distracted and reckless drivers.


Steuben Veterans’ Service Office Closed to Friday 12/4
The Steuben County Veterans’ Services Office reports due to positive case of COVID-19 within the office, it will be closed until next week on Friday December 4th.Veterans in immediate need for service can contact the New York State Veterans’ Service Representatives at (607) 664-4495.


Wreaths Across America Cancelled at Bath VA Cemetery
Word broke this week that the Wreaths Across America event at the Bath National Cemetery has been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bath event committee issued a statement saying, in part, they deeply regret having to make this decision, but they determined that they could not implement sufficient controls to mitigate the risks. All wreaths sponsored for this year will be forwarded to next year’s event.


Ithaca Man Arrested in Bath
After an investigating an incident earlier this month in the Town of Bath, State Troopers arrested 39-year-old Joshua Sanford of Ithaca. He was charged with felony first-degree criminal contempt. He was initially detained. Also arrested in connection with the incident was 39-year-old Deborah VanEtten. She had been charged with reckless endangerment and child endangerment.


Black Friday Rings in Holiday Retail Season
Major retailers making adjustments this year for the kickoff to the holiday spending season. And 40-percent of shoppers say they won't be hitting the stores at all today. Some Black Friday traditions continue despite the coronavirus pandemic, but for many -- when it comes to holiday shopping in the year of coronavirus, huge crowds are out, and online shopping is *in*. Meanwhile, tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, followed by Cyber Monday.


Cuomo’s Limit on Church Capacity Ruled Unconsitutional
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday night that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's limit on religious gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus was a violation of the freedom of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment. Governor Cuomo reacts to the ruling during his press conference over the phone The Supreme Court allowed states like California and Nevada to keep restrictions limiting religious gatherings during the outbreak of the coronavirus.


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