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Today's Top Stories - Saturday August 10th


The Steuben County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of 22-year old Ryan Newman of Howell Street in Bath. Newman was arrested on a probation warrant for allegedly violating a condition of his sentence.

More drug busts locally…Bath Village Police arrested 36-year old Tamara Clark of Rochester. Police also arrested 54-year old Annette Simon of Rochester .The pair was charged with felony counts of criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. Investigator Barry told us both arrests were the result of a several month long narcotics probe conducted by the members of the Steuben County District Attorney's Drug Initiative. The initiative is made up of Sheriff's investigators, police from Bath and Corning and State Troopers. The Rochester PD assisted in the case.

Early Friday,  at the request from the chief of the Hornby Fire Department, the swift water rescue team from the “Steuben Regional Technical Rescue Task Force” responded to the “Ferenbaugh Campground and Recreational Center” on Rt. 414. Fast rising waters surprised campers that were in the area for the NASCAR races in Watkins Glen this weekend. Early reports suggested that not all of the campers had been accounted for. That reported was unfounded. The Task Force responded with members from Bath, North Corning and South Corning Swift Water Technicians with a Zodiac raft and a hovercraft. Also on scene were Hornby Fire and Gang Mills Fire Departments as well as Rural Metro ambulance and New York State Police. The wild weather also resulted in the closure of several regional highways.

New York sales tax collections grew by 5.7 percent, for the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 That’s according to a report just issued  by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Much of the growth was focused in regions downstate. By contrast, collections declined by 3.3 percent in New York’s Southern Tier. Chemung County dropped 6.4 percent while Steuben County dipped 3.8 percent.  Schuyler County was down 3.4 percent.

Watkins Glen International and New York State are teaming up to put the brakes on texting and driving, that’s according to WETM.  Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the track Friday to announce with WGI President Michael Printup a new initiative to convince drivers to put their cell phones away. Cuomo calls distracted driving "the next great safety challenge," citing that one in five accidents now are caused by cell phone use. It causes five times more fatal accidents than drinking and driving does.

From WHEC-TV…The rain on Friday didn't just make it tough on the golfers, it made it tough on the golf fans. It was so wet Friday morning, that at one point, people were tweeting about it and using the hashtag, “Soak Hill”.
The conditions made it challenging for some of the pros and also for the tens of thousands of fans who came to watch them play. The rain came early and it came heavy. Play was never halted, so the fans were right out there following along with their favorite pros and getting drenched.

The Village of Bath Street Dept will be milling Cameron Street on Monday in preparation of paving. No parking will be allowed along the edge of the pavement from August 12th thru August 16th. In the event you do park in this area, your vehicles must be moved prior to 6:00 o’clock a.m. each day. Once the milling machine has gone past your driveway you will not have any access in or out of your driveway until the end of each day. The binder layer of recycled asphalt is scheduled to be placed on Wednesday August 14th. All driveways should be accessible at the end of each workday.
 

State Police arrested 57-year old William Mattison of Corning after a reported domestic dispute. He was charged with criminal mischief and resisting arrest. He was held on cash bail.

During a traffic stop on County Road 119 in Canisteo, Troopers arrested 24-year old Kyle Shaw of Canisteo. He was charged with felony DWI and held for court action.

New York State Police in Batavia continue to investigate a 2 vehicle accident in the Town of Darien in Genesee County.  Initial investigation at the scene shows that 81 year old Frances McClellan was entering State Route 20 directly into the path of a 16 passenger bus belonging to Family Life Ministries and operated by 34 year old Jeremy Hill of Bath.  McClellan was transported by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center with severe head trauma and is listed in critical condition at this time.  The sole passenger in the bus, 58 year old Stephen Smith, of Bath was treated at the scene for a leg injury. Troopers say the investigation continues. 


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