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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, October 12th

Bath Woman Arrested for Allegedly Violating Protection Order:


The State Police of Bath have arrested a Bath woman for allegedly violating an order of protection.  26-year-old Jessica Galligan allegedly made multiple threats against two people, in violation of the order.  She was charged with two counts of criminal contempt and two counts of aggravated harassment, and was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.



Steuben Co. Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 2 New Deputies:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is growing with the addition of two new Deputy Sheriffs.  Deputy Ryan Goetschius and Jordan Walrath joined the department on September 25th and were sworn in on the 28th.  Deputy Goetschius is a veteran of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Air Force.  Deputy Walrath is a veteran of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Patrol and the City of Corning Police Department.



Steuben Co. Forest Ranger Added to Fallen Firefighters Memorial:


Steuben County Forest Ranger Raymond Murray's name was added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall in Albany Tuesday. Murray died in the line of duty during a plane crash while on fire watch October 9, 1970. Forty-seven years after his death, Murray will now be forever honored for his dedication to his career and the citizens of Steuben County.  118 names were added to the Firefighters Memorial at the Empire State Plaza.



415 Work Delayed Due to Weather:


The asphalt pavement work on State Route 415 has been delayed due to the weather.  It will now begin instead on Monday, October 16th, weather permitting.  The project includes the Towns of Campbell and Savona, and will extend from County Route 333 to Little Acorn Lane.  Motorists should expect flaggers, and lane closures, and could experience travel delays.



Hornell Police Giving Away Halloween Goodie Bags:


It isn’t just little boys and ghouls getting ready for Halloween, the Hornell Police Department is getting in on the fun as well.  The department is giving away Halloween Trick or Treat bags now until the holiday.  The bags are not only fun, with some goodies inside, but they also promote Halloween safety as they’re reflective.  Members of the public are welcome to stop by the department and pick one up anytime, day or night.



Girls to Join Boy Scouts in 2018:


Little girls without access to a Girl Scout club in their area will have an alternative starting in 2018, as the Boy Scouts announced Wednesday that they will start accepting girls in 2018.  Girls will be allowed to join Cub Scout Packs, which consist of smaller groups called Dens.  The Dens, however, will remain divided by gender, so there will be dens for girls and dens for boys.  Just like the boys, girls will be able to move up through the scout ranks to have the opportunity to become an Eagle Scout. 

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