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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, February 6th

Meth Lab Bust in Wayland:


A Wayland woman has been arrested after New York State Police responded to a reported active methamphetamine lab on Circle Drive in the Town of Wayland.  42-year-old Lori Schledorn allegedly possessed materials used to manufacture methamphetamine, and destroyed physical evidence in an attempt to impede troopers.  She was charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence, and she was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.  Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and further arrests are pending.



Avoca Woman Accused of Cashing Forged Checks:


An investigation by the New York State Police and the Steuben County Adult Protective/Home Care Unit has resulted in charges against an Avoca woman.  According to authorities, they received a complaint of suspicious activity on the bank account of an elderly subject and investigation lead them to 23-year-old Katherine LaBar-Bulson, who allegedly cashed ten separate forged checks between December 26th and January 30th.  LaBar-Bulson was charged with ten counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and was remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $100,000 cash bail.



Bath Man Charged with Selling Marihuana to Minor:


A Bath man has been arrested for allegedly selling marihuana to a person under the age of 18 in the Town of Erwin.  58-year-old Michael Neff has been charged with criminal sale of marihuana and unlawful possession of marihuana.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.



Bath Woman Allegedly Drove Drunk with Child:


A Bath woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly drove while intoxicated with a child in her vehicle.  50-year-old Diana Satterfield was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent while having a child in the vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child, refusal to take a breath test, and failure to dim headlights.  She was issued a summons and an appearance ticket.   



Winter Storm Watch in Effect:


The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that goes into effect at 6 a.m. tomorrow and lasts until 4 a.m. Thursday morning.  Heavy snow is possible with accumulations of 6 to 10 inches.  The watch effects Steuben, Seneca, Schuyler, and Chemung Counties in New York, as well as Bradford County in Pennsylvania.  Difficult travel conditions are expected, including during the morning commute on Wednesday, with significant reductions in visibility possible.    



Dates Set for Special Assembly, Senate Elections:


Governor Andrew Cuomo has set special election dates for the Senate and Assembly.  There are 11 vacant seats that will determined on April 24th



Deputy Sworn in at Steuben Co. Sheriff’s Office:


In a recent public ceremony at the Steuben County Public Safety building, Deputy Joshua VanSkiver was sworn in.  Deputy VanSkiver is a sixteen year veteran of law enforcement who began his career at the county Sheriff’s Office in 2001, and who also served with the City of Corning Police Department and most recently the City of Elmira Police Department.  Deputy VanSkiver has been recognized over his career as the New York State STOP-DWI Officer of the Year for his efforts in driving while intoxicated arrests.  He returns to Steuben County now to raise his family and to continue serving county residents.



Nominees Sought for Veterans Hall of Fame:


State Senator Tom O’Mara is seeking nominations for the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.  The Hall is an online tribute to the military and civilian lives of veterans from across New York State.  Nominations can be made until April 13th by emailing a short biography highlighting the nominee’s military and civilian service awards and achievements to omara@nysenate.gov.  To view the online Veterans Hall of Fame, visit www.omara.nysenate.gov.    



Event at CCC to Showcase Deliciousness of Finger Lakes Region:


On February 23rd from 5 to 8 p.m., Corning Community College will become a hub for food lovers during a special event showcasing locally-sourced foods.  The Taste FLXpo is a local food and beverage festival open to the public.  It will include food trucks, cooking and pairing demonstrations, tasting samples of locally-grown foods, Finger Lakes wine and craft beverage tastings, and a farmer’s market.  Approximately 50 local farmers, chefs, and beverage producers are expected to participate.  Advance tickets are available for purchase now at $5 at TasteFLXpo.com.  After the 16th, the tickets will be $10.  

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