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December 30 news

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It’s time for Twin Tiers Local News, on The Bell 1000 AM. I’m Sam Jordan
After Chemung County Executive Chris Moss’ veto of a
potential 4 percent pay raise, the County Legislature voted 11 to
2, in overriding that veto, in a special meeting on Thursday. In
doing so, the county legislature voted to ignore Local Law #5, in
providing raises to eight county employees.
A man accused of assaulting and choking a woman while
working at the Arnot – Ogden Medical Center, has been indicted
by a Chemung County Grand Jury. Ioane Werner was charged
with two counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree, for the October
14th incident. Werner was a patient at the time of the incident, in
which he tackled, struck and choked a Clinical Assistant, who
was preparing a room for Werner. Another charge for 2nd
Degree Strangulation, was also included in the indictment.
Five people were involved in a crash, with one teenager being
killed, after a police chase in Cortland County. A Cortland
County Deputy Sheriff as injured and taken to a local hospital,
with three other teens being transported to Upstate Medical
Center in Syracuse, with serious injuries. The New York State
Police and the New York State Attorney General’s office are
investigating the accident. The vehicle that the teens were in, a
SUV, was reportedly stolen earlier Wednesday night from the
William George Agency for Children’s Services in Tompkins

The National Guard is assisting in the search and rescue of
additional victims in parts of Buffalo, after a blizzard struck the
area over the Christmas holiday. More than three dozen deaths
have been reported. Authorities are fearing the possibility of
finding more victims after the melting snow takes place. A
driving ban was lifted on Thursday morning.

Cornell University was awarded part of over $6 million dollars in
grants, that will assist with projects across the state. The New
York Governor’s Office made the announcement on Thursday,
stating that the grants will go toward three thousand workers in
the fields of advanced manufacturing, information technology,
and film & television. Just over $400,000 will go toward Cornell
University, that will ensure continued dairy industry training, that
will take place through a dairy processing boot camp and an
online dairy science and sanitation course.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul will get to spend Sunday
afternoon, at her first inauguration as the Empire State’s
Governor. Hochul stepped into the position in 2021 after former
Governor Andrew Cuomo, resigned after allegations arose last
New York officially opened its first recreational marijuana
dispensary on Thursday afternoon, in lower Manhattan. It is just
one of 36 recently licensed dispensaries to open. The state
Office of Cannabis Management is expected to see another 139
licenses being issued soon. Approximately 900 applicants are
awaiting approval, across the state.

A Code Blue Nights resource is available for the area’s
homeless. Catholic Charities has opened a warming shelter for
anyone in need, at 160 High Street in downtown Elmira. The
shelter will be open during days that temperatures or wind chills
are 32 degrees or colder. The shelter will be open from 8:30pm
to 6am.
That’s a look at today’s headlines. I’m Sam Jordan
reporting for AM 1000 – The Bell, Where Freedom
Rings. Have a GREAT Day and a Blessed Weekend!

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