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Steuben legislators honor Lewis, approve work of three highway stops, adopt mission statement

Steuben County’s police reform plan open for public comment now
Steuben County legislators recognized Monday the accomplishments of a former colleague,approved the costs of renovating three highway shops and adopted their mission statement. The board paid tribute to Fred Lewis, of Howard, for his 16 ... more
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Downtown Canisteo restaurant shutting down

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A local restaurant in Canisteo is shutting down. Annie's is located in downtown Canisteo. Owners posted to Facebook last week, noting that closing was a difficult decision, but one that ultimately was necessary. The post ... more
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Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more

Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more
The higher elevations of New York are where the most significant changes can be seen in fall foliage. The latest report from the state shows that some significant early color changes expected in the higher ... more
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Structure fire under investigation in Horseheads

Structure fire under investigation in Horseheads
Numerous fire departments were called to the scene of a working structure fire on Kiser Road in Horseheads. The call came in Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the ... more
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Steuben County clerk warns of scam targeting military veterans

Steuben County clerk warns of scam targeting military veterans
There's a scam targeting military veterans, Steuben County Clerk Judy Hunter warned residents recently. Hunter says a DD214 DIRECT, a company out of Phoenix, Arizona, is contacting veterans offering copies of their discharge papers for ... more
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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Wayland, Steuben County after investigation

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Wayland, Steuben County after investigation
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Wayland, Steuben County. It happened Monday, September 19 around 7:30 p.m. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with estimated winds of 90 mph ... more
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Corning: Second brother sentenced in 2019 meth lab fire

Corning: Second brother sentenced in 2019 meth lab fire
Another brother has been sentenced for a 2019 meth lab fire that resulted in the death of their 82-year-old grandmother. Jarrett Gause, 36, of Corning, was sentenced to 364 days in the Steuben County Jail ... more
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Man accused of creating fake reservations online, resulting in $13,000 loss at Tug Yard Vineyards

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A Lowville man was arrested on identity theft charges on September 16. New York State Police arrested David R. Nisley Jr., 33, of Lowville for identity theft. Nisley is accused of making false reservations online ... more
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Corning man faces two counts of murder, one count of rape after killing 26-year-old woman

Corning man faces two counts of murder, one count of rape after killing 26-year-old woman
A Steuben County Grand Jury has indicted the Corning man accused of murder in early-August. Brett Hefter, 29, has been indicted on charges including first- and second-degree murder, first-degree rape, second-degree burglary, two counts of ... more
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Horseheads man charged with assault after attacking woman in Corning over the weekend

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Police say a Horseheads man was arrested and charged with assault after attacking a person in Corning over the weekend. The Corning Police Department arrested Edward Taylor, 38, for assault. Police say Taylor physically assaulted ... more
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Tornado touches down in Wayland, NWS confirms

Tornado touches down in Wayland, NWS confirms
A tornado touched down in Wayland, Steuben County on Monday night, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has confirmed. The tornado was rated E-1 with peak winds estimated at 90 miles per hour, according ... more
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State Police: Multiple drug charges against man following months-long methamphetamine investigation

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Police say a Chemung man was taken into custody following a several month-long methamphetamine investigation. Robert J. Fairbanks, 58, was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis, and criminally using ... more
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Steuben County Local History Awareness Week starts October 4

Steuben County Local History Awareness Week starts October 4
Transportation’s significant role in Steuben County will be spotlighted during Local HistoryAwareness Week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on October 4 through 8 at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum located at 8231 Pleasant Valley ... more
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Steuben County Veterans Services Agency increases outreach

Steuben County Veterans Services Agency increases outreach
The Steuben County Veterans Services Agency (VSA) has increased its outreach this year, according to a recent report to the county Legislature’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee.Efforts so far this year include participating in ... more
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Driver extricated by first responders after crashing SUV into house in Bath

Driver extricated by first responders after crashing SUV into house in Bath
First responders in Bath were called to the scene of a home on Geneva Street after a car crashes into it. According to the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, the call came in around 6:30 p.m ... more
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The annual Speakerfest celebrates recovery in Steuben

The annual Speakerfest celebrates recovery in Steuben
The warm and breezy sunshine drew a crowd to Pulteney Square to support, encourage and celebrate those who know recovery is possible because they've done it.  Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler presents Jaime Dyk​e of Addiction Awareness with the ... more
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Senior forum addresses needs and services in Steuben County

Senior forum addresses needs and services in Steuben County
Wellness Advocate Josh Goldman speaks to more than 100 attendees Thursday during theSteuben County Office For the Aging's annual Senior Forum at the First Presbyterian Church in Bath. A presenter at the forum for the ... more
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Steuben man faces federal child porn charges after ex-girlfriend turns in his smartphone

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A Steuben County man was arrested on federal charges after investigators in two states found images of child pornography on his smartphone. The smartphone was provided by a former girlfriend, according to prosecutors. John Buckley, ... more
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Strong Kids Safe Kids returns September 24 at the Steuben County Fairgrounds

Pools and parks reopen in the city of Auburn
The annual free Strong Kids Safe Kids festival, set for noon until 4p.m. on September 24 at the Steuben County Fairgrounds, will provide even more kid-friendly, family-oriented activities this year. Now a late-summer tradition for ... more
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