2 Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop in Wayland:
Two people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop in the Town of Wayland. 31-year-old Maurice Jenkins and an unnamed 18-year-old female were stopped on Monday. Police say they discovered 57 grams of crack, 20 grams of cocaine, and marijuana inside the vehicle during their investigation. Jenkins was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, driving while ability impaired, and aggravated unlicensed operation. He was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 bail. The 18-year-old was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sent to the jail on $20,000 bail.
Bath Woman Facing Drug Charges:
A Bath woman has been indicted on drug charges. According to the Village of Bath Police Department, 41-year-old Christina Perkins was charged on two separate Superior Court sealed indictment warrants for 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was taken to the Steuben County Jail and will be arraigned at a later date.
Human Remains Found Along Lackawanna Trail:
A grisly discovery was made in Elmira Thursday. A person walking their dog found human bones along the Lackawanna Trail, just north of Washington Avenue underpass around 11 a.m. Elmira Police said the remains appear to be that of an adult that possibly died in July of this year or sooner. Sex is undetermined at this time. The New York State Police Forensic Investigation Unit provided assistance at the scene and a forensic anthropologist was called in.
St. James Hospital Christens New Building:
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday celebrated the opening of Saint James Hospital’s new medical office building. The 50,000 square foot facility, located on Seneca Road North in the former Wegmans plaza, will officially open on December 10th. It will offer a variety of outpatient services to improve access, convenience, and quality of care.
Rep. Reed Sends Letter to Gov. Concerning Amazon Deal:
Representative Tom Reed has concerns regarding the recently announced deal between the state of New York and retail giant, Amazon, and he’s sent them directly to Governor Andrew Cuomo. In a letter sent to the Governor, Reed details his concerns and offers to work with Cuomo and the state legislature with “structural reform.” The deal with Amazon has received criticism since it was announced. In exchange for Amazon’s HQ2 site in Queens, the company will receive more than 1.5 billion in tax incentives over ten years.
Finger Lakes Red Cross Seeking Nominees for Real Heroes Breakfast:
Tomorrow is the deadline for nominees for the American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes’ annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will be held in March at the Corning Museum of Glass. Proceeds from it benefit the Finger Lakes chapter, which serves Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties. Nomination forms and more information can be found online at https://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/western-and-central-new-york/about-us/news-and-events/events/finger-lakes-real-heroes.html.