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Volunteers to install 100 free smoke alarms across the Finger Lakes

The American Red Cross is getting ready to Sound the Alarm against home fires. From April 28th to May 13th, thousands of Red Cross volunteers and partners across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in just 16 days in communities at high risk for fires. Volunteers will be installing 100 free smoke alarms across Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and... more

Corning Inc. CEO: ‘Your company is strong’

Company leaders presented a confident outlook to investors Thursday at Corning Inc.’s annual shareholders meeting, held at the Corning Museum of Glass. “It’s my pleasure to inform you that your company is strong,” Chairman, President and CEO Wendell Weeks told the 200-plus gathered investors. Weeks highlighted solid performance from last year, from an 11 percent boost in earnings-per-share to the... more

April 28 will be National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

State Senator Tom O’Mara, a member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, reminded area residents that Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Law enforcement agencies across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions will operate drop-off centers to allow for the safe and responsible disposal of unused prescription drugs. “It’s incredibly... more

Beaver Dams man exposed himself in front of senior citizen

A Beaver Dams resident was arrested after an incident involving a 78-year-old woman. Police say Shannon Brockway, 48, of Beaver Dams exposed himself to a 78-year-old woman, who was working at the Corning Transportation Center. Police say he also inappropriately touched himself during the incident — in front of the woman. Brockway was located inside of the center’s bathroom and... more

Police: Corning man assaults woman with hockey stick, later found with mobile meth lab

Two Corning men were arrested after authorities located a meth lab while investigating a domestic incident. William Griffin, 30, is accused of assaulting a woman with a socket stick. She was sent to the hospital with unidentified injuries. Griffin was later located, along with a 25-year-old passenger — identified as Jacob Woodworth, with a pot-style meth lab inside their car.... more

Corning woman charged with welfare fraud; received $908 in benefits illegally

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says a Corning woman was arrested after an investigation into welfare fraud. As result of the investigation Amy Hargrave, 45, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud. The false filing charge is a felony, according to the Sheriff, who said that more than $908 worth of benefits... more

Little Red redemption: Ithaca beats Corning for title

Ithaca had gone 25 years since its last sectional title in boys basketball before Saturday night’s 65-56 Class AA victory over Corning at Corning-Painted Post High School. The connection to that 1992-93 Little Red team was much closer than 25 years would indicate. As Ithaca coach Brian Stone talked about his team’s triumph, a few feet away stood his dad,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Rick Gallant talks campaign, issues in race to take on Rep. Reed (podcast)

How does an educator and coach fit into the race for Democratic nomination in New York’s 23rd District? Rick Gallant has served as a basketball coach and teacher for the last 17 years in the Corning-Painted Post School District. He’s been a resident of the region for the last two decades, and now, he’s a candidate for Democratic nomination to... more

Beaver Dams man charged with rape of minor, investigation spans New York, Arkansas

State Police arrested a 25-year-old Beaver Dams man following an investigation into an alleged rape. Benjamin T. Smith, 25, was charged with second-degree rape after a two month investigation, which was initiated by State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office. Smith is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female less than 15-years-old. That incident was recently... more

Sheriff: Inmate damaged jail property, presented forged docs to obtain contraband

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Corning man following an incident at the County Jail. According to deputies, Forrest C. Smith, 24, of Corning possessed a forged document and presented it to jail personnel in an attempt to gain contraband. Smith was subsequently charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.... more

Corning man charged with felony DWI after traffic stop

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 48-year-old Corning man following a traffic stop on February 2nd. Police say Mark A. Raker, of Corning was charged with failure to use designated lane, refusal to submit to a breath test, felony driving while intoxicated, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court and... more

Painted Post man faces felony charge after violating protective order

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 33-year-old Painted Post resident following an incident where he violated the terms and conditions of a stay away order of protection. Deputies say that Steven C. Northrup, 33, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, which is a Class E felony. He was arraigned in Corning Town Court and remanded to... more

Corning-Painted Post teacher helps student journalists fight for First Amendment rights

Mike Simons would be the first to tell you his advocacy for First Amendment rights isn’t being led by him — it’s being led by his students at Corning-Painted Post High School. Along with teaching multiple classes on media and ethics, Simons is an adviser for a group yearbook students who are currently leading the fight to ensure student journalists... more

Miss Finger Lakes is crowned in Corning

Young women from across New York State descended on Corning this weekend to compete in a series of local pageants with the Miss America Scholarship Organization. The competition took place at the Radisson Hotel and the Union Hall Civic Center. Two titles were awarded out Saturday evening: Miss Finger Lakes – Diana Russo, Rochester Miss Upstate New York – Emily... more

Corning man sentenced for possessing child porn

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin Theil, 54, of Corning, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that between 2013 and December 16, 2016,... more

Charlie Spacek honored by Best Western

Like many of the victorian houses in Penn Yan, the Best Western Vineyard Inn and Suites bears a distinctive color scheme, and even architectural and landscape elements that were conceived by one man, the late Charlie Spacek. Inspired by the “Painted Ladies” of San Francisco, Spacek expanded his house painting business and reputation by choosing a somewhat more sedate palette... more

Deputies: Addison teen stole property from store

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on November 30th deputies arrested Savenna M. Carey, 18, of Addison. Carey was taken into custody in the Town of Corning due to allegedly stealing property from a retail establishment. She was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Corning Court for arraignment on December 18th at 6 pm. more
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