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

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
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