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DEBRIEF: Debating Willard closure, diversions at local hospitals, Wegmans security for shopping carts, and hedge fund play for Lee newspapers (podcast)

On this edition of The Debrief Podcast your hosts Ted Baker and Josh Durso from the FL1 News team break down the biggest stories of the week. – Wegmans store in Auburn rolls out new security system to prevent rogue shopping carts ... MORE
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Batavia man faces child porn charges after federal investigation

A Batavia man faces a number of child porn related charges after a federal investigation. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Wednesday that 29-year old Derek Hagen, of Batavia, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with producing, receiving, distributing, and possessing ... MORE
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Steuben legislature honors retiring members

The Steuben County Legislature honored three of its longtime members who are retiring at the end of the year when it met Monday. Robin Lattimer of Bath, Thomas Ryan of Canisteo and Gary Roush of Erwin have served for a combined 34 ... MORE
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Non-critical patients being diverted to hospital 60 minutes away in Steuben County due to capacity issues

Saint James Mercy Hospital in Hornell is at capacity. The Hornell Fire Department reports that its a temporary diversion, so non-critical patients are being taken to the nearest accepting facility. How far away could that be? Upwards of 60 minutes, as it ... MORE
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Tricky travel this morning as snow covered roads, slippery spots make for wintry commute

The lake effect snow bands that are making travel difficult during the early-morning hours will dissipate as time goes on. Use caution on roadways, especially if traveling along the Route 104 corridor between Monroe, Wayne, and Cayuga counties. That’s where the heaviest ... MORE
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Bath man taken into custody on misdemeanor charges after extended altercation, standoff with police

On November 19 around 1 a.m. police responded to Mechanic Street in the village of Bath after receiving calls from multiple people stating a disorderly subject was yelling and playing loud music. When officers arrived, they found a car running with its ... MORE
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Troopers: Erratic driver charged with DWI in Steuben County

State police report the arrest of an intoxicated driver following an erratic driver complaint on I-86 in Steuben County. Around 10 p.m. troopers received the complaint, which resulted in patrols locating the involved vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, ... MORE
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Bath man runs from police after authorities called to overdose: Indicted on felony drug charges

Deputies report the arrest of a 33-year-old Bath man following an investigation into a person screaming on Main Street in Savona. When deputies arrived they encountered Ryan Wittrock, 33, who was upset over the overdose of an acquaintance. He had previously been ... MORE
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Schumer, Gillibrand demand FEMA reverse individual assistance decision on Steuben County after Tropical Storm Fred flooding

U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sent letters to the Federal Emergency Management Agency calling for a decision made about flood damage in Steuben County to be reversed. A disaster declaration was issued for a number of counties – including Cayuga, ... MORE
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Vigil held in Savona to remember Derrick Robie as killer awaits prison release: “We don’t want Eric here”

A community group held a march and vigil to remember 4-year-old Derrick Robie, who was killed by 13-year-old Eric Smith in 1993. Since being convicted, Smith has been in prison. Nearly 28 years later, Smith was granted parole. He was scheduled to ... MORE
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Troopers: 12-year-old arrested for assault after fight outside Corning-Painted Post Middle School

Troopers: 12-year-old arrested for assault after fight outside Corning-Painted Post Middle School

Troopers say a 12-year-old was arrested after a fight outside the Corning-Painted Post Middle School. According to New York State Police the child was arrested on Tuesday around 1 p.m. He was charged with misdemeanor assault and endangering the welfare of a ... MORE
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Child killer Eric Smith prison release delayed due to residence issue

Eric Smith will not be released from prison. The now 41-year-old was scheduled to be released from prison after serving a lengthy prison term for killing 4-year-old Derrick Robie. He had been granted parole in October, but due to not having an ... MORE
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Bath man received public benefits illegally after providing false information: Now he faces felony charges

Investigators arrested a Bath man following an attempt to defraud Steuben County Department of Social Services. Lawrence Brown, 53, is accused of knowingly providing false information to DSS in an attempt to defraud the county’s services. As result he received $1,164 in ... MORE
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Sheriff: Steuben couple charged with manslaughter, accused of causing death of 2-month-old

Officials in Steuben County say a Painted Post couple face an array of charges including manslaughter after an investigation into the death of a young child. Joshua Lewis, 31, and Samantha Bonham, 29, were arrested after an investigation and indictment by a ... MORE
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Sheriff: Leroy man tried smuggling cocaine into Steuben County Jail

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Leroy man following an attempt to smuggle drugs into the county jail. It’s alleged that Alexander Gravesandy, 31, attempted to secrete an amount of cocaine in his person while being booked into ... MORE
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Hornell public works truck stolen, found later after someone apparently fell asleep in it

A public works truck owned by the City of Hornell has been found. On Friday it was reported stolen and hours later located. Police were searching for the Ford F-250 after it was stolen from a pothole filling job in the city ... MORE
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Steuben man indicted on felony charges after drug investigation

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lindley man following an investigation into narcotics sale. Raymond Smith, 65, is accused of possessing a half ounce of a narcotic. He’s also accused of selling narcotics in Steuben County. Smith was ... MORE
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Community remembers former Corning Mayor Frank Coccho: Longtime public servant dies surrounded by family at 77

Former Corning Mayor and City Councilor Frank Coccho passed away this week at the age of 77. He died November 10 at his home with his wife and family by his side, according to his obituary. He was first elected to city ... MORE