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Today's Top Stories - March 18th



Bath Village Board Schedules Public Alarm Hearing


The Bath village board has scheduled a public hearing for Monday to discuss a proposed law dealing with recurring false alarms at homes and businesses. The mayor recently said that repetitive false intrusion and fire alarms were creating a strain for police and emergency services. The hearing will be held at the Municipal Building on March 20th at 5:30 p.m.


Corning Police a student for making threats


A 16 year old Corning-Painted Post High School has been arrested by Corning Police for making threats to staff members.  The identity of the student has not been released….he was charged with making terrorists threats which is class D Felony.  The student was apparently angry over a suspension he had received and said he was going to go home and get some guns and do harm to staff members. The student could get up to seven years in prison if found guilty of the charge


State Police Patrolling St. Patty’s Weekend


State Police, the State Liquor Authority, State Department of Motor Vehicles, and local law enforcement will be out in force today, St. Patrick’s Day and throughout the weekend. Police will be looking for impaired drivers. The campaign includes a number of sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and a detail to crackdown on underage drinking and sales to minors. During the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day weekend enforcement effort, Troopers made 257 arrests for DWI and issued more than 17,000 tickets.


Men Arrested for Possession, DUI

A traffic stop in Bath yesterday Ryan Obrien of Canisteo and Michael Whritenour of Painted Post were stopped on State Route 21 in the Town of Fremont where Whritenour was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and Obrien, a charge for possession of marijuana and heroin. Following their arraignment, both men were sent to the Steuben County Jail and scheduled to appear in court at a later date.


Elmira Fire Claims One Life


A fire in Elmira took the life of one resident as multiple responders took the call for a structure fire that occurred around 9:15pm. The victim was found on the second level of duplex residence and displaced residents have been assisted by theRed Cross. A cause of the fire is being investigated.

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