Today's Top Stories - Thursday, September 28th

Men that Shot at Addison Home in July Indicted for Attempted Murder:


The two men that shot at an Addison home in July have now been indicted on charges of attempted murder.  On July 24th, 28-year-old Benjamin Alderman of Corning, and 22-year-old Daniel Scott of Pine Valley, allegedly entered the home and shot at the victim.  Both men are also facing felony charges of reckless endangerment and assault charges.



Three Arrested in Corning Meth Bust:


A meth bust in Corning has resulted in the arrest of three men.  According to the Corning Police Department, officers were called on a report of criminal trespassing on East Fifth Street and they discovered a working meth lab in a detached garage.  Arrested were 42-year-old James Carson, 26-year-old Eric Graham, and 37-year-old Todd Speicher.  Speicher and Graham were sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.  Carson was remanded without bail.



Bath Looking to Override Property Tax Cap:


The Town Board in Bath is once again seeking to override the state property tax cap. Earlier this month, the Board introduced a local law giving the town the authority to raise taxes more than the state allows. The town will now hold a public hearing on the law. That hearing is scheduled for October 10 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.



Siemens/Alstom Merger Won’t Affect Amtrak Deal:


In the wake of the announcement that Siemens and Alstom plan to merge, the Hornell Industrial Development Agency says it expects the transition will be smooth, and that it won’t affect the Amtrak deal recently acquired by Alstom.  IDA Director Jim Griffin said Wednesday that the merger means “nothing but positive” for the community, and that there probably won’t be a lot of changes locally for at least a year or two.



Underage Drinking Serious Problem in Steuben, Experts Say:


Professionals and parents joined in a community conversation on underage drinking Wednesday evening at a town hall at the Haverling High School in Bath.  Underage drinking is a significant problem in Steuben County, say local experts.  Nearly 65 percent of students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades surveyed in the 2015 “Risk & Protective Survey” reported they had had an alcoholic drink within 30 days, according to the Steuben Prevention Coalition. 



Candidate for 23rd Congressional Seat Walking Across District:


One candidate for New York’s 23rd Congressional District is getting up close and personal with his possible future constituents in a unique way.  Candidate Ian Golden is walking across the 450 mile, 11 county district.  He started Tuesday, leaving from Geneva, and as of Wednesday morning he was in Penn Yan.  Golden said he plans to meet with local farmers, restaurants, businesses, and residents, and he also plans to attend various community events.  More information about his trek can be found on his campaign website. 



Sheriff Allard Complete Session of National Sheriffs’ Institute:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has completed participation in the 113th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute held in Aurora, Colorado, September 18th through the 22nd.  Sheriff Allard joined 29 other sheriffs from across the country for training on contemporary challenges facing America’s sheriffs in areas such as public safety, criminal justice system policy, community relations, and organization effectiveness and efficiency.  

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