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Jackie TaftA Corfu man, with a history of child sexual abuse, has been arrested for allegedly abusing a child in Steuben County for over a year.
62-year-old Jackie Taft of Corfu is charged with having contact with a child under the age of 13 at least 10 times.
State Police say Taft gained access to the child during multiple visits with a family in Steuben County.
Authorities said Taft was indicted by a Wyoming County Grand Jury in 1979 and again in 1984 for sex crimes against children under the age of 11.
Taft is now locked up in the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 bail.

A garage fire in Corfu sent flames and black smoke into the sky over East Main Street in the village.
The garage at 68 East Main was destroyed in the fire first reported around 7:30 last night.
The cause of the blaze is unknown.

The state of New York is taking aim at the problems caused by distracted driving.  State and local police are engaging in Operation Hang Up today through Sunday.  The effort will combine aggressive enforcement of laws banning texting and talking on hand held phones behind the wheel with an ad campaign urging people to obey the law. 

New Yorkers are the nation's loudest complainers when it comes to paying taxes.  A new Gallup survey shows that 77-percent of people living in New York feel their taxes are too high.  The state is tied with New Jersey at the top of the list.
Only 19-percent of Wyoming residents feel there taxes are too high, which is the lowest in the country.

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