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Today's Top Stories - Monday December 14th, 2020

Steuben Sees 52 New COVID Cases & 111 Deaths
COVID cases continue to surge in Steuben. The latest report shows 52 new cases. One more person also died from virus-related complications. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 111.  The individual was a 93-year-old female resident of the Fred and Harriett Taylor Health Center.  

 

St. James’ Names Heather Cox New Orthopaedic Provider
Leadership at St. James Hospital is pleased to welcome new orthopaedic provider, Heather Cox, effective today. Cox specializes in diagnosing and treating upper and lower extremity injuries and illnesses, and has a special interest in spine conditions. She will see patients four days a week at the St. James Hospital Center for Orthopaedic Care at 7309 Seneca Rd. Suite 107, Hornell. Patients and referring providers may call 585-385-3740 to make appointments.

 

Bills Beat Steelers Last Night on WABH
The Buffalo Bills beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-15 last night to move to 10-3 on the season. The win gives Buffalo double digits in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1998. If the Ravens lose tonight to the Browns the Bills will officially clinch their 3rd playoff appearance in the last 4 years.

 

Former Staffer Tweets Accusations of Sexual Harassment by Cuomo
Tweets yesterday from a former member of the Cuomo administration accusied Governor Cuomo of sexual harassment. Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to Cuomo says she was harassed for years. Boylan with no further comments and later tweeted "To be clear: I have no interest in talking to journalists." Cuomo's press secretary responded with: "There is simply no truth to these claims." 36-year-old Boylan worked for the Cuomo Administration from March 2015 to October 2018.

 

Guthrie Hospital Postponing Non-Emergency Surgeries
Guthrie Hospital will postpone some non-emergent surgeries this week. Guthrie hospitals are caring for an increasing number of patients with COVID. As of Friday, 109 patients with COVID were hospitalized at Guthrie’s facilities, 48 of them at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.

 

Steuben Sheriff’s Office Encourage Toys for Tots Donations
This time of year, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department usually hosts Shop With A Cop, to bring kids along for a joy ride with law enforcement officials and then taking them Christmas shopping. Instead, the sheriff's department is helping Toys For Tots bring in donations this year. "This is a way for us to help more children at this critical time. We have so many kids in need this year, especially compared to last year..." said Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard. This weekend, deputies were outside of Walmart in Painted Post and Hornell, encouraging shoppers to grab a toy to donate while they're in the store.Anyone who is interested in donating a toy can drop their donation off at the public safety building in Bath, 7007 Rumsey St, Bath, NY 14810.People can also email or send an anonymous tip with contact information to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office to coordinate a pick-up or drop off time.

 

Electoral College Voting Today in New York
Electors will begin cast their votes in the Electoral College and declare the winner of the 2020 presidential election today. Ballots will be sent to Washington for counting by Congress on January 6th. In New York state, delegates began casting votes at noon from the Assembly Chamber of the State Capitol. The live streaming Electoral College proceedings can be found on the Governor's website.

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