Morning Minute: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Local News

Neighbors are reacting this morning to a tragic situation in Steuben County. 21-year-old Justin Gause has been charged with manslaughter following the death of his 82-year-old grandmother, Gladys Ann Willow, in a house fire on Tuesday. Gause has also been charged with reckless endagerment and unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine. Officials say it is still too early to determine whether or not meth-making caused the fire.

A bill that would allow school districts to mount cameras on the stop arms of buses has unanimously passed in the New York State Senate. Drivers caught illegally passing stopped school buses would face $250 fines, with municipalities and school districts splitting the money. The bill now heads to Governor Cuomo’s desk. 

A sanctioned MMA fight on Saturday evening at the Arnot Mall leaves several people arrested. Towards the end of the event, police agencies from outside Chemung County were asked to respond to a disturbance call coming from the mall. According to reports, there has been one arrest made so far, but the investigation continues. 

Debt collectors may soon get the green light to bombard you with unlimited text messages and emails.
That’s if a new set of rules proposed by the consumer financial protection bureau get approved. The proposal would limit the number of calls a debt collector can make, but the new rules would allow them to reach out to you via email and text messages.

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