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Two people charged after attempting to defraud the United States of over $1 million dollars with false tax returns

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Two people are being charged following a 15 count indictment for attempting to defraud the Unites States, file false tax returns, and money laundering, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney’s Office. Two individuals, ... more
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People are still waiting for their unemployment tax refund; IRS has 436,000 stuck in the Error Resolution System

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Due to the American Rescue Plan Act, many Americans who filed their tax returns before the tax break existed are entitled to a $10,200 tax exemption. This made it so unemployment checks that were sent ... more
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The protein CD47 may contribute to the severity of COVID-19 infections in people

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Researchers believe that one specific protein in a person is what determines the severity of the virus when they contract COVID-19. It appears that individuals with higher levels of the CD47 protein present on the ... more
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Geneva man arrested after crashing his vehicle due to driving while intoxicated

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A Geneva man was arrested by Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies following a car accident Friday. Eugene Fleming was driving while intoxicated when he crashed his vehicle on Friday morning on County Road 10 in Hopewell ... more
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Lyons man arrested following a physical altercation over money

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A Lyons man was arrested by Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies after a disturbance. Scott Scharett was arrested after knocking another person down and punching him multiple times. The argument was over money. He will answer ... more
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Clyde man arrested following a domestic incident

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a Village of Clyde man following a domestic incident. Dustin Williams was arrested on Friday after pushing, then restraining a woman for several minutes during an ... more
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Town of Pulteney is designated as “susceptible to fiscal stress” by Comptroller’s Office

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The Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System identified thirty local governments in fiscal stress at the end of 2020. The latest scores show 19 governments facing fiscal stress: six counties, four cities, and nine towns. This ... more
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Is it COVID or allergies?

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It's allergy season and a lot of people are feeling the symptoms, but is it their allergies or do they have COVID-19? The simplest way to answer that is a COVID-19 test. Luckily, allergies are ... more
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Open enrollment for Medicare is happening soon, here’s what to know

Legislatures propose bill to expand abortion coverage
Every year those enrolled in Medicare have the chance to review their plans to make any new changes they want the next year. This date is between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Beneficiaries should look ... more
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These tips can help reduce your grocery bills and save money

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People are trying to save money now more than ever as the pandemic causes major price increases. There are many ways that can help shoppers bring down the price of their grocery bills. Examine your ... more
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Second resident in Westchester County, New York hospitalized due to severe West Nile Virus symptoms

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West Nile is making its way around, and the Hudson Valley area has reported two cases in New York State. A 66-year-old Westchester County resident is now in the hospital with underlying health conditions due ... more
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People with high-risk jobs that can increase COVID exposure may now get the booster shot

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On Thursday the CDC announced their support of booster shots for Americans that absolutely need it. It's been decided that the booster will be given to people 65 and older, nursing home residents, and anyone ... more
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Celebrate Cascade festival will take place Sunday at Cascade Falls

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"Celebrate Cascade" festival will take place Sunday at Cascade Falls, near the Dresden trailhead on the Keuka Outlet Trail. The event will begin with a half marathon 10K race followed by various outdoor activities, including ... more
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Small businesses can apply for grants to help keep their businesses open

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has created a program that will award businesses in desperate economic need money to help recover from distress inflicted on them due to the pandemic. U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator ... more
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Police investigate second shooting within hours in Ithaca

Gun control in NY: Gun rights activist says newly-signed legislation won’t prevent future mass shootings
On Sept. 24 around 10:54 p.m. Ithaca Police responded to several reports of shots fired in the 500 Block of West Buffalo Street. This was the second report to this location in a matter of ... more
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Comptroller’s Office audit finds that Penn Yan School District’s network access controls need corrective action

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The Comptroller's Office released an audit of the Penn Yan School District’s network access controls this week. The report shows that district officials did not ensure that its network access controls were secure. They also ... more
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Oneida County warns residents there is Fentanyl mixed with cocaine and fatal overdoses are happening

HEALing Communities Study tackling the “public health crisis” of opioid addiction
Earlier in September the Oneida County Overdose Response Team alerted the public of a Tainted Drug warning. Residents showed concern following two deaths as a result of a tainted batch of cocaine. The deaths were ... more
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Schuyler County celebrates second annual Farm Trail Weekend this Saturday and Sunday

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This weekend Schuyler County is celebrating their second annual Farm Trail Weekend. Visitors can visit participating farms for activities, learning, and even purchasing fresh produce and products the farms have to offer. Schuyler County Farm ... more
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Steuben County Sheriff does not feel “Less is More” act is beneficial for the local area

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Many members of law enforcement do not support Governor Kathy Hochul's "Less is More" act that passed Sept. 17, including Steuben County Sheriff, Jim Allard. The act aims to stop sending people to jail for ... more
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Steuben County sees a rise in positive cases, but not as high as their peak in January

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Steuben County is averaging 40 to 50 new cases of COVID per day, but Darlene Smith, Steuben County Public Health Director, remains optimistic saying that in January the average was around 100 per day. She ... more
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Auburn man sentenced to prison for charges relating to domestic disputes

Leaked documents show 10-point plan to alter New York’s bail reform laws
A man has been sentenced up to four years in state prison for two domestic violence convictions in Cayuga County. Jason J. McPhearson Sr., 29, of Auburn, was sentenced Thursday. He faced six charges and ... more
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