Morning Minute: Friday, June 14, 2019

Local News

Day two of the trial for Caden Charnetski, the 19 year-old Elmira man charged with vehicular manslaughter for his role in the motorcycle crash in Horseheads last July that killed Matthew and Harolyn Mateson, saw nearly 10 new testimonies. Multiple eyewitnesses who were driving on Westinghouse Road or West Lake St. at the time of the crash testified, recalling details from the accident. 

New York is ending religious exemptions for required vaccines. Governor Cuomo signed the bill on Thursday, and it took effect immediately. Supporters say it’s necessary amid recent measles outbreaks across the state and the country. Critics say the bill violates one of the basic principles of our Constitution – religious freedom.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House and heading home to Arkansas. President Trump made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday, then thanked Sanders in person at an event, and said he hopes she runs for governor in her home state.

Today is National Flag Day, and Eldridge Park is offering residents and visitors the chance to show off their patriotism. From 5-9 p.m., anyone wearing an item of clothing with an American flag on it, can ride the park’s famous carousel for free. Free rides are limited to one per person.

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