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Today's Top Stories - Friday, September 1st 2017

NYSP Want Leads for Possible Robbery Suspects
State Police are looking for possible suspects of a robbery that occurred in the Town of Bath. A male and female in a black pickup truck were sighted around County Route 16. Surveillance cameras show the man wearing a black or dark colored shirt with a hat topped with sunglasses while the woman is wearing a red-colored shirt and sunglasses. Anyone with information about these people are urged to reach  New York State Police in Bath.

Alderman McKay Endorses Buckley for Mayor
Hornell Alderman Joe McKay has given his endorsement of John Buckley for Hornell Mayor in a statement released yesterday. “John has the work ethic, integrity, and quite honestly the patience to be one of the best mayors Hornell has ever had.” McKay said in his statement. A member of Hornell Common Council, McKay has been appointed as the Deputy Mayor twice by current Hornell Mayor Hogan.

SCOPE Rate Both Steuben Surrogate Court Candidates with “A”
This week, both candidates for Surrogate Court Judge earned an “A” rating from the Steuben County Chapter of Shooters Committee On Political Education or SCOPE. Both Assistant Steuben County District Attorney McAllister and Bath Village Judge Watches received the rating for their stances on the second amendment.

Governor Announces Holiday Construction Hiatus
Governor Cuomo has announced that lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York highways will be suspended beginning today until Tuesday morning. To accommodate travelers during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend, most construction projects will be suspended, but some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs.

Reed Voices Support of Harvey Bill

Congressman Tom Reed expressed his support of a bill funding emergency relief for Hurricane Harvey in Texas during a media conference call this week. Reed and the rest of Congress will face Hurricane Harvey and the debt ceiling limit as the two major issues when they return to work on September 5th. During the conference call, Reed says it’s too early to project how much money will be proposed to aid Harvey survivors but did say "As we stood with the Sandy aid victims, we are going to stand with the families and individuals of Texas and make sure we come up with a package of what is clearly a need that our fellow American citizens need in this time of devastation..."


Man Arrested for Counterfeit Involvement
Bath police have arrested a man accused of passing phony money in the village. Police said 37-year-old Daniel Stratton was charged with 1st degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The arrest stems from a complaint of a counterfeit $100 bill passed to a clerk at the Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems. Arraigned in court, Stratton was released until his next court appearance on September 13th.

Bath Man Arrested for Evidence Tampering
Village of Bath Police Department arrested Bath man Matthew E. Taft for Tampering with Physical Evidence from an investigation of a death at his residence earlier this week. Taft was arraigned in Bath Village Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. Further charges are pending as the investigation continues. Taft will re-appear in Court on September 18th.


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