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I-86 Crash, Driver Airlifted to Hospital:

 

A portion of I-86 eastbound was closed for about an hour Sunday afternoon following a tractor-trailer accident between Exits 38 and 39.  The vehicle left the highway and collided with a tree.  When Bath Volunteer Firefighters arrived, the driver was conscious and still in the cab.  The driver was able to get out with assistance from firefighters and Bath Volunteer Ambulance crews.  Erring on the side of safety, a medical helicopter was called in.  The truck was carrying insulation.  Two of the diesel fuel tanks ruptured, and T&R Towing and Environmental Services were called in to recover the truck and clean up the fuel spill.  The driver’s condition is unknown at this time.

 

 

Canisteo Man Accused of Child Abuse:

 

A Canisteo man has been arrested on sexual abuse and child endangerment charges following an investigation into possible child abuse.  State troopers allege that on fourteen separate occasions 26-year-old Patrick Runyan intentionally subjected a fifteen-year-old to sexual contact while at a residence in the Village of Canisteo.  He has been sent to the Steuben County Jail on $2,000 cash bail.

 

 

Canisteo Man Charged with Promoting Contraband:

 

A Canisteo man is accused of promoting prison contraband.  22-year-old Joseph Carter was arrested by Steuben County deputies after he allegedly introduced contraband into the county jail while he was being booked on unrelated charges.  He has been charged with introducing contraband and unlawful possession of marihuana.  He was issued appearance tickets.

 

 

Alcohol Cited in Accident:

 

A Bath man has been arrested following investigation into a motor vehicle accident that occurred on March 12th.  43-year-old Robert Ogden has been charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08%, failure to maintain lane, and unreasonable speed.  He was issued appearance tickets.

 

 

2 Charged with Endangering Children:

 

Two Bath residents has been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and permitting unlicensed operation of a vehicle following a traffic stop Sunday.  According the Bath Police Department, a vehicle without lights was stopped around 2 a.m. and it was discovered that the driver was a child less than 16 years old.  35-year-old Cindy Knowles and 39-year-old Michael Knowles were both in the vehicle and allegedly allowed the child to drive as they were both intoxicated.  Another child under the age of 16 was also in the vehicle.  Appearance tickets were issued.

 

 

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges:

 

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 22-year-old Ryan Obrien of Canisteo and 26-year-old Michael Whritenour of Painted Post following a traffic stop on State Route 21 in Fremont.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Whritenour has been charged with felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, while Obrien was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Both men were sent to the Steuben County Jail.

 

 

3rd Straight NYC Half Marathon Win for Huddle:

 

For the third straight year, Elmira native Molly Huddle ran way with the win Sunday at the New York City Half Marathon.  Huddle finished with a time of 1 hour, eight minutes, and 19 seconds.  She was followed by her training partner Emily Sisson in second place, just two seconds behind.  Huddle and Sisson were nearly a minute ahead of the rest of the field.

 

 

Recaptured Prison Escapee Files Suit Against Governor:

 

One of the two prisoners that broke out of Clinton Correctional in 2015 has now filed a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The suit, filed by Patrick Alexander, also names some troopers and prison workers.  It alleges that after Alexander was recaptured, the Governor stopped and taunted him in the cells, and then that he and other prisoners were beaten shortly after.  The Governor’s spokesman calls the story ridiculous. 

 

 

Jackals Raise $14K for Family of Kelley Clayton:

 

It was a loss for the Jackals against the Brampton Beast on Saturday, but it was a win for the family of Kelley Stage Clayton and domestic violence awareness.  It was the Jackal’s domestic violence awareness night and the team raised $14,200 for Kelley’s family through ticket sales and a postgame auction of domestic violence awareness purple and grey jerseys. 

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