Sad news for a Cameron family in Steuben County… fire Friday afternoon completely destroyed their home while they were on a trip to Delaware. Firefighters were called around 3:30 to a fire on County Route 10A. Officials say a wood stove may be the cause, because the home was not insured they there will be no investigation.
Harriette Hoyt sentenced
You may recall the story of a Sayre, Pa women who dumped her 7 month old baby behind a residence in Elmira last year. Harriette Hoyt who was 17 at the time plead guilty in December to charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, and abandonment of a child. She was sentenced Friday to 9 years in prison in Chemung County Court. The baby who is doing well was abandoned for about 72 hours before she was discovered by neighbors.
Mickey Heffner has been found guilty following a bench trial before Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister. The 40 year Heffner was charge of attempted rape, he was taken to the Steuben County Jail and faces up to 25 years in jail
Possible new law for firefighters
Steuben County lawmakers on Monday will review a resolution adopted by the county fire advisory board that urges the state to pass a law allowing fire departments to charge for providing medical services…similar to how independent ambulance services operate. Much of the ambulance coverage in New York state as well as Steuben County is provided by fire departments, many of which are smaller and staffed with volunteers – yet state law doesn’t allow the fire service to charge. The county Public safety and Corrections committee will discuss the issue next week.
Stop DWI Money Allocated
The 2018 STOP-DWI law enforcement plan will be reviewed by a county legislative committee next week. The plan earmarks $86,600 in funding to agencies across the county. The Sheriff’s office would receive the most funding, while the Bath police department would receive $9,000 for patrol and associated services.
A couple of arrests reported by Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard. A 16 year old in the Town of Urbana has been arrested and charged with assault following a report striking another person in the mouth and causing injury. 26 year old Alicia Carl of Campbell arrested for violation of a protection order issued by the Steuben County Court. Carl was taken to the County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) remind snowmobilers to ride responsibly and exercise caution while enjoying the state's snowmobiling opportunities. New York is sponsoring a free promotional snowmobile weekend for out-of-state and Canadian riders today until Monday. New York's network of snowmobile trails generates more than $800 million each year.
NY Marketplace plan enrollments up
NY State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace, has announced that more than 4.3million New Yorkers have enrolled in comprehensive health coverage through NY State of Health. That’s an increase of 700,000 people from last year.
Restore Fairness Campaign
Governor Cuomo has launched the Campaign to Restore Fairness in New York's Criminal Justice System. Cuomo says it’s a comprehensive package and the most progressive set of reforms in the nation. Among some of the changes the Governor wants…is to eliminate monetary bail for people facing misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges.