SCHUMER DEMANDS FDA ACTION AGAINST CACAO SNUFF
Senator Charles Schumer is demanding more action against drugs, this time urging federal regulators to crack down on Coco Loko, a snortable chocolate powder marketed as “raw cacao snuff”. Shortly after promoting the INTERDICT Act in Corning, he submitted a letter asking the FDA to investigate the use of Coco Loko as well as the use of caffeine in similar inhalable foods saying that such products have no clear health value. The powder contains cacao powder from cocoa beans and some allege the substance is made of common energy-drink ingredients to bring users mental focus, energy and euphoria.
GILLIBRAND SAYS FEDERAL SNAP CUT WILL HURT LOCAL PRODUCE PROVIDERS
At a press conference at the Windmill Farm and Craft Market Saturday, Senator Kristen Gillibrand urged the Senate to reject the Trump administration’s budget proposing funding cuts to programs like SNAP. Gillibrand opposes the cut because it would hurt low-income families relying on federal programs to purchase nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables, ultimately hurting the success of farmers and businesses like The Windmill that supply produce. The Trump administration would cut SNAP funding by $193 billion over the next decade.
STEUBEN LEGISLATOR HONORED BY VIETNAM PILOT GROUP
A Steuben County Legislator was recognized by the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association for over three decades of volunteer service. Gary Roush, R-Erwin, was recognized at the group’s yearly meeting in Indianapolis where he was credited for his 942 combat flight hours and more than 3,000 landings as a pilot for the “Muleskinners”, a helicopter group that provides assault support. Roush has also diligently collected data on those who died or were Missing In Action since the Vietnam War. An expert on Vietnam helicopters, he has advised many in media and given numerous presentations on his knowledge on the “helicopter war” as well as remaining an instrumental activist in honoring veterans of this war.
CAMERON MAN ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING POLICE TWICE
A Cameron man was arrested on multiple charges in Bath following a response by the Village of Bath Police Department for an altercation. Andrew J. Mastin fled Bath Village Police and was located in the Days Inn shortly after and fled but the pursuit ended on Mount Washington Road in the town of Bath when police lost sight of him. The following morning he was located after placing a call to 911 using a fake name. Mastin’s charges include unlawful fleeing of a police officer in the third degree, falsely reporting an incident, reckless driving, speed in zone, failure to stop at a stop light and several other vehicle and traffic violations. He was arraigned in the Village of Bath Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail.
WAYLAND MAN ARRESTED FOR DWI
A Wayland man was charged with DWI following an investigation of a crash occurring on the early afternoon of July 6th in the Town of Wayland. Brian L. Jamison was arrested on Wolfanger Road for DWI, moving from lanes unsafely and refusing to submit to a breath test. He was released and will return to Wayland Town Court on July 19th.