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What will you pay for health care? Sticker price is rarely the real price you pay

What will you pay for health care? Sticker price is rarely the real price you pay
New year, new deductible on your health insurance and the same worries about what you’ll actually pay for your health care. Believe it or not, the federal government is trying to help. As of Jan. 1, hospitals are required to post on their websites what they charge for services and procedures. The new rule comes from the Centers for Medicare... more

Cayuga, Ontario, and Steuben receive state funding to fight welfare fraud

Cayuga, Ontario, and Steuben receive new funding to fight welfare fraud
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $13.5 million in grants has been awarded to 29 district attorneys’ offices statewide to continue the enhancement of their investigation of state tax evasion and welfare fraud cases. The grants are made available through the state’s Crimes Against Revenue Program, which is supported by proceeds from investigations and subsequent prosecutions that result in... more

Corning will lose Market St. jewelry store after 126 years of operation (video)

Corning will lose jewelry store after 126 years of operation
For 126 years 31 E. Market Street in Corning has only been home to one business. It’s Bong’s Jewelers, and was founded by the current operator’s great-grandfather. Jeff Bong will retire at the end of the month – marking the end of an era. Jeff took over in 1975; and he’s run the jewelry store in the heart of Corning... more

Sheriff seeks public’s help in finding Steuben County teen

Sheriff seeks public’s help in finding Steuben County teen
Authorities are searching for a missing Steuben County teen. Alexis Hostrander, 16, was last seen at her home in Corning. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Alexis ran from her home and left in an unknown vehicle waiting for her. She has a medical condition which can cause seizures. Deputies say she could be in the Elmira area. She... more

Man sentenced to life without parole for murdering ex-wife in Corning

Man sentenced to life without parole for murdering ex-wife in Corning
The father of a former RIT student was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Lloyd Neurauter was sentenced for the murder of his ex-wife in August 2017 in Corning. Investigators say Lloyd and his daughter, Karrie Neurauter, staged Michele Neaurauter’s death to make it look like a suicide at her apartment on Dwight Avenue in Corning. Karrie Neurauter,... more

Murder of Michele Neurauter in Corning to be featured on NBC’s ‘Dateline’

Murder of Michele Neurauter in Corning to be featured on NBC’s ‘Dateline’
The Steuben County murder of Michele Neurauter will be featured Friday night on NBC’s “Dateline.” Michele Neurauter, of Dwight Avenue in Corning, was strangled Aug. 27, 2017, and her death was staged to look like a suicide. Her ex-husband, Lloyd Neurauter, 48, is expected to be sentenced in December on first-degree murder and related charges. “Dateline’s” coverage of the case, titled “The Ultimatum,” includes an... more

American Red Cross accepting nominations to honor real heroes

American Red Cross accepting nominations to honor real heroes
The American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes is accepting nominations for its annual Real Heroes Breakfast which will be held on March 8th, 2019 at The Corning Museum of Glass. The deadline for nominations is December 1st, 2018. Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the Finger Lakes Chapter, which serves Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties.... more

Opening the Annex: Steuben County marks historic occasion, as project draws to close

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A plan stretching back at least 10 years will reach completion when the Steuben County Annex officially opens Thursday. Originally considered as a way to allow the public convenient access to related county services, over time the plan developed to respond to state mandates that have expanded court-related functions and federal requirements for elections. The plan also called for a... more

Rep. Steve Scalise visits Corning for Reed fundraiser

Rep. Steve Scalise visits Corning for Reed fundraiser (video report)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) is the House Majority Whip and a representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district since 2008. Scalise was also in the national spotlight after being shot and gravely wounded during the 2017 GOP congressional baseball shooting. Scalise was the special guest at a fundraiser for Congressman Tom Reed. There’s been speculation Scalise would run for Speaker of... more

Red Cross receives $15k gift from Corning Incorporated Foundation

Red Cross receives $15k gift from Corning Incorporated Foundation
The American Red Cross is proud to announce it received a gift of $15,000 from the Corning Incorporated Foundation to support Disaster Relief in light of recent flooding in the region. “I extend our sincere gratitude to the Corning Foundation for their generosity and compassion shown to the families we serve,” said Finger Lakes Chapter Executive Director Brian McConnell. The... more

Officials react as 29-year-old Trooper killed on Monday (video)

On Monday during the early morning hours, Trooper Nicholas Clark, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and the Corning Police Department responded to a call of a suicidal subject barricaded at a residence at 10041 Welch Road in Erwin. During the initial response, Trooper Clark was shot and killed. The suspect, 43-year old Steven M. Kiley, was found in the residence... more

Teens steal van from Hillside in Romulus, caught in Corning

Two teenagers were arrested in by Corning Police after they allegedly stole a minivan from Hillside’s Varick Campus in Romulus early Sunday morning. Corning Police received a call on Sunday around 4:30 AM reporting a gray minivan near McKinney Park that was driving without its lights on. Officers said they found a gray 2010 Dodge Caravan at the park, but... more

CMGA at Corning Museum of Glass presenting Bears and Blankets to American Red Cross

Members of CMGA at the Corning Museum of Glass will be making bears and blankets for Disaster Services of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross. The group is comprised of 112 women from the United States, China, South Korea and France. The activity and presentation is scheduled for today (May 31st) in the museum’s auditorium beginning at... more

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
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