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Radioactivity issues heat up again as Hakes Landfill seeks more space to import drilling waste

Radioactivity issues heat up again as Hakes Landfill seeks more space to import drilling waste
Three environmental groups representing hundreds of Steuben County residents are seeking to block proposals to rezone and expand the privately-owned Hakes Landfill five miles northwest of Corning, pending further radiological testing. The Town of Campbell board could vote as soon as March 11 on an application to rezone 390 acres that include the landfill. Meanwhile, Casella Waste Systems, owner and operator of... more

State police investigator charged with DWI after crash in Corning

State police investigator charged with DWI after crash in Corning
A New York State Police investigator faces charges following an accident Friday in Corning. State troopers responded around 9:18 a.m. Friday to a report of a two-vehicle personal injury accident in the eastbound lane of Interstate 86 in the town of Corning. The operator of an eastbound vehicle attempted to overtake another eastbound vehicle and struck that vehicle from behind,... more

Trooper hit by tractor trailer near Corning; driver arrested had multiple warrants

Trooper hit by tractor trailer near Corning; driver arrested had multiple warrants
A New York State trooper was hit by a tractor trailer Wednesday morning while working at a crash scene in Corning. This happened on State Route 86 shortly after 9 a.m. According to State Police, Trooper Jacob Wackowski was parked in his patrol car with his emergency lights on, helping with traffic control at a weather-related crash. While on scene,... more

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reported a trio of arrests related to impaired or intoxicated driving over the weekend. – Alicia Fay Young, 39, of Beaver Dams was stopped on Reynolds Avenue, in Corning by patrols. She is accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of both drugs and alcohol. As result she was charged with driving while ability... more

Corning Museum of Glass to be featured in upcoming Netflix series

Corning Museum of Glass to be featured in upcoming Netflix series
A popular tourist destination in New York's Southern Tier will be making its Netflix debut later this year. The Corning Museum of Glass will be featured in a new series called Blown Away, which is scheduled to debut on February 20 on Makeful, a cable channel in Canada. It is scheduled to be released on Netflix in the spring. The... more

Outlaw Speedway announces dates for annual Arnot Mall Car Show

Outlaw Speedway announces dates for annual Arnot Mall Car Show
Representatives of the Outlaw Speedway are pleased to announce the dates for the Annual Arnot Mall Car Show. Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, 2019 are the two days designated for the annual affair. Cars will roll in the Big Flats facility on Friday night, March 29 at the completion of regular business hours. The show will run all... more

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
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