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Today's Top Stories - Friday, April 28th

Bath Man Accused of Endangering Child:


A Bath man has been arrested following an investigation by New York State troopers and Steuben County Child Protective Services.  34-year-old Ronald Haight Jr. has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Troopers allege that Haight intentionally engaged in conduct likely to be injurious to the physical, mental, or moral welfare of a child less than seventeen.  He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.



Criminal Impersonation Charge for David Perry:


After a parole violation charge earlier this week, David Perry was additionally charged Thursday with criminal impersonation.  Police say the Elmira man, also known as David Walker, was engaged in a romantic relationship with a woman he met online, where he was going by the name David Jones.  The woman was alerted by friends to his true identity.  Perry is also a person of interest in the disappearance of a Florida woman six years ago.



Drug Take-Back Saturday:


Saturday is National Drug Take Back day where residents can get rid of unwanted prescription medications at specific locations, free of charge with no questions asked.  Many local law enforcement agencies will be participating including the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office which will allow the drop-off of medications at the county Public Safety Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Recruit NY Weekend:


Fire departments across New York will open their doors to new members tomorrow and Sunday as part of Recruit NY weekend.  The seventh annual weekend of open houses will include firehouse tours, firefighting technique demonstrations, and visitors will be allowed to try on gear.  In Steuben County, the Cohocton, Forest View Gang Mills, North Hornell, and Wallace departments are expected to participate.  To learn more about Recruit NY weekend, visit http://www.recruitny.org



Simmons-Rockwell to Expand in Hornellsville:


Car dealing giant Simmons-Rockwell is about to get even bigger as the company announced this week that it plans to expand in Hornellsville.  A new 13,000 square-foot Nissan dealership will be built and the existing Ford lot on State Route 36 and County Route 66 will be expanded by 12,500 feet.  Officials said they expect 12 to 20 new jobs to be created.  They’re hopeful the project will begin quickly.  Surveyors were already on site on Wednesday. 

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