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COVID caseload increasing in Steuben County; now 50 have died from the virus as hotspot grows

COVID caseload increasing in Steuben County; now 50 have died from the virus as hotspot grows
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification late-Thursday of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to ... more
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President Trump will spend ‘few days’ at Walter Reed Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

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President Donald Trump is headed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. That was the word that came down late-Friday afternoon after the announcement that both He and Melania Trump tested positive for the virus ... more
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Seneca Falls woman celebrating her 105th birthday this weekend

Seneca Falls woman celebrating her 105th birthday this weekend
If you see Norma Putney on Sunday, wish her a Happy Birthday! Norma is a long time resident of Seneca Falls who will be celebrating her 105th birthday. She was born in Elmira, NY on ... more
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No state testing in schools this year? Advocates say it’s time to put them on pause until after the pandemic

No state testing in schools this year? Advocates say it’s time to put them on pause until after the pandemic
Advocates are pushing for state exams to be suspended amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. A group sent a letter to the Department of Education calling for state tests to be dropped amid the pandemic. They cited ... more
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New York launches COVID-19 tracking app for smartphones

New York launches COVID-19 tracking app for smartphones
There's a new Coronavirus app on the scene. Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of a COVID-19 exposure notification app in each state. The apps, COVID Alert NY and ... more
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Two structure fires under investigation in Seneca County

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A pair of fires in the village of Ovid are suspicious and under investigation, according to deputies. They happened in Ovid, and occurred less than a week apart, according to the Finger Lakes Times. “Both ... more
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Public hearings scheduled for 30% toll increases along NYS Thruway

Do you have an opinion on whether toll increases should happen along the New York State Thruway? Some are concerned about whether the public will be heard regarding the proposed increases of 30% for non-E-ZPass ... more
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Steuben officials: “This round of COVID-19 spread appears to be more aggressive”

Officials in Steuben: “This round of COVID-19 spread appears to be more aggressive”
Public health officials say more than half of the active COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are linked to a nursing home in the city of Corning. The Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has morphed ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man damaged paint on vehicle

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The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 24-year-old following an investigation into a damaged vehicle. Mikel Collums, 24, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree criminal mischief following an investigation into a damaged vehicle ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man arrested on felony charges after domestic incident

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 31-year-old following an investigation into an incident that was reported on September 14th. Police say Daniel Cupp, 31, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated ... more
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Police: Canandaigua man charged with assault after altercation

Deputies: Phelps teen damages mattress at Ontario County Jail, charged with criminal mischief
Police arrested a 47-year-old Canandaigua resident following an incident on September 11th. The investigation was prompted following a physical altercation, which resulted in injury to the victim. Frank Cutri, 47, of Canandaigua was charged with ... more
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Police: Canandaigua teen charged after argument turns physical

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Police say a 19-year-old Canandaigua resident was arrested on several charges following an incident involving multiple victims. Ciana Steiner, 19, of Canandaigua was charged with menacing, harassment, and criminal mischief following a disturbance call. Police ... more
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Jobless claims continue to fall, but need for rescue package grows in US

Jobless claims continue to fall, but need for rescue package grows in US
Jobless claims fell again this week, and consumer spending was strong in August. Those were the two big takeaways from new reports released on Thursday. The jobless claims number was an improvement, but still sits ... more
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Court rules order in New York on live music unconstitutional

A Western New York bar has won in court to block Governor Andrew Cuomo's restrictions on live music. Those rules, which are being enforced by the State Liquor Authority, indicated that only 'incidental' music was ... more
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One ticketed, no serious injuries reported after crash involving horse-and-buggy in Geneva

Young child dead in Varick after apparent accident; sheriff says it’s under investigation
Deputies say only minor injuries were reported after a multi-vehicle crash involving a car and horse-and-buggy. It happened around 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday on County Road 6 in Geneva. Deputies say Christopher Verdehem, 32, of ... more
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Cuomo again blames infected staff, visitors for nursing home death toll amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Cuomo again blames infected staff, visitors for nursing home death toll amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked about nursing home policies during the early-days of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and pushed back against the idea that they led to lost lives in those facilities. Finger Lakes News Radio ... more
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Seneca Falls CSD: 16 students forced to quarantine after attendee at gathering tests positive for COVID-19

Seneca Falls Central School Superintendent Jeramy Clingerman says the district is taking extra steps after a social gathering of led to a positive test. The district was made aware that 16 students attended that gathering, ... more
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Governors renew call for federal bailout as budget deficits climb, stimulus needs grow in US

Governors renew call for federal bailout as budget deficits climb, stimulus needs grow in US
While there has been some discussion about a possible stimulus package and broader rescue bill for specific industries - states like New York are struggling. The deficit has grown to more than $14 billion in ... more
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Pink Tax law takes hold in New York: Gender-based pricing on select services, goods will be illegal

Pink Tax law takes hold in New York: Gender-based pricing on select services, goods will be illegal
The 'pink tax' which was included as part of the 2021 budget earlier this year goes into effect across New York State this week. The new reforms prevent businesses from charging difference prices for "substantially ... more
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Williamson man convicted of sex crimes in Wayne County Court

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A Wayne County man could face a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of sex crimes this week. Wayne County District Attorney Mike Calarco said Matthew Almond, 40, was convicted in a bench trial of ... more
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COVID cluster at Steuben nursing home grows to 76 cases

Public health officials say it's been about a month since the COVID-19 cluster at a Corning nursing home was first discovered. The total number of cases connected to the Corning Center of Nursing & Rehabilitation ... more
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