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Today's Top Stories - Saturday July 30, 2018

Cohocton Man Arrested for DWI
A 33-year-old Cohocton man was arrested this week for DWI after being pulled over on State Route 21 in Wayland. Steuben County Sheriff’s Office allege Anthony J. Infantino operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition and charged him with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with greater than .08% blood alcohol content. Infantino was released on traffic summons to appear again in Town of Wayland Court next month.


Bath Man Arrested for Probation Violation
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of a Bath man for violating terms and conditions of his probation. Christopher A. Spengler of West Steuben Street was arraigned for the violation in Village of Bath Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail.


Elkland, PA Man Arrested for Traffic Charges in Lindley
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office report that 37-year-old Steven Torres of Elkland, Pennsylvania allegedly operated a motor vehicle on County Route 115 in the Town of Lindley while his New York State license or operating privileges were revoked. Torres is also alleged to have a suspended vehicle registration. Torres was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, operating while registration is suspended or revoked and driver’s view obstructed. He was arraigned in Corning Town Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail.


Bath Man Arrested for Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument
A Bath man was arrested following an investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Steuben County Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit and District Attorney’s Office. Steuben Sheriffs allege that 36-year-old Kristopher E. Delill knowingly possessed and filed a forged landlord statement with intent to defraud the County Department of Social Services back in April. Delill was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree, arraigned in Town of Avoca Court, and released on his own recognizance to reappear in Village of Bath Court.


Gillibrand Talks "Stop Price Gouging Act" in Ithaca
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stopped in Ithaca yesterday to talk about the “Stop Price Gouging Act”a piece of legislation she is introducing to make prescription drugs more affordable. If passed into law, it would penalize pharmaceutical companies for jumps in prices or what she says is “excessive, unjustified price increases” and require the companies to report the increase in price of their products and reasons for any increase in prices that aren’t due to medical inflation to the public and Health and Human Services General. Senator Gillibrand says there is no law or regulation yet to prevent drug prices from spiking. In 2017 median prices for prescriptions were estimated to be about to be four times higher than the country’s overall inflation rate.

Steuben Office of Emergency Services Stresses Heatwave Safety
A reminder from the Steuben County Office of Emergency Services of this weekend’s heatwave with  hot and humid weather expected today through Monday as afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 90’s in the region. Please use precautions to keep safe in the next few days. Avoid strenuous activity, stay out of the sun, wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, utilize cooling shelters and public places with air conditioning to stay cool, avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, drink  plenty of water regularly and often and check often on frail, elderly or sick neighbors and family.


NYS Police on Patrol for Holiday Weekend
The New York State Police begin increased patrols today to crack down on impaired driving and other traffic dangers over the Fourth of July holiday . Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted by State Troopers to target reckless and aggressive drivers throughout the state in efforts to keep the New York highways safe during the busiest travel weekend of the season. Last year’s Fourth of July holiday ended with State Police issuing 240 tickets for DWI and investigated 152 crashes that resulted in 248 injuries and three fatalities. The increased Fourth of July patrol continues until Thursday, July 5.

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