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Today's Top Stories - Friday August 31, 2018

Hornell Man Arrested on Multiple Traffic Charges
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hornell man for multiple charges following an investigation into a suspended registration. Sheriffs say with an automatic license plate reader they found Michael J. Arlotta’s vehicle registration was suspended for not having insurance. Further investigation found his operating privileges in New York State were suspended for failure to answer summons and a bench warrant existed for Arlotta failing to pay a fine out of the City of Hornell Court. Arlotta was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, Driving while Registration Suspended or Revoked and Operating Motor Vehicle Without Insurance. Arlotta was released on traffic summons before being turned over to the Hornell Police Department for the warrant and will reappear in Hornellsville Town Court at a later date.

Wayland Man Arrested For Providing Alcohol to Unders
New York State Police report a Wayland man’s arrest for Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the first degree after allegedly purchasing alcohol for 3 subjects all under the age of 21. David Rosell, age 22, was issued a ticket to appear in the village of Wayland Court at a later date while the three underage subjects were given appearance tickets for the charge of Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21.

CPS Receives Over $50K of Funding from State
Steuben County Child Protective Services received a boost from New York State worth $57,000 to expand their program and help officials more effectively tackle the increase of children entering the system due to parental opioid drug abuse. The funding will allow one more CPS worker to handle the increased caseload and to pay staff for overtime handling of these more complex and demanding cases. Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler says the additional funding is highly welcomed but the need for more funding still exists and hopes the upcoming state budgets will support this need.

Baker Dismisses Election Fraud Charges Against Printup
District Attorney of Steuben County Brooks Baker dismissed election fraud charges against Republican candidate for Chemung County Legislature and Watkins Glen International president Michael Printup. Last week, Printup’s opponent in the Fourth District Legislative seat, Joe Brennan, filed a challenge within the Republican Party on claims Printup signed a witness statement on a petition submitted to the Chemung County Board of Elections when he did not actually witness individuals sign the petition. Baker received this case following Chemung County DA Weeden Wetmore’s recusal as an elected official for the Legislature both candidates are running to represent.

Bills’ Drought and Mascot Recognized with Offical Bobblehead
Big news if you’re a Bills fanatic: The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed and limited edition Buffalo Bills bobblehead to commemorate the end of the Bills’ Playoff Drought last year on December 31st. The drought began in 1999 and became the longest active playoff drought among the four major professional North American sports leagues. The bobbleheads of Bills’ mascot Billy Buffalo are $40 each and only 1,000 will be available. In stock now are 216 initial production run bobbleheads and the rest of them will be available for pre-order with December delivery if the initial productions sell out.

Sheriff Allard Reminds Motorists of Back-To-School Road Safety
As the new school year begins next week locally, Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reminds everyone of basic yet crucial driver safety tips especially while travelling during school pickup and drop-off hours. Give yourself more travel time and anticipate delays as new bus routes begin. Pay attention and and follow all speed enforcement regulations posted in school zones and directions given by school crossing guards. Never pass a stopped school bus displaying red flashing lights. Remember school buses must stop at all railroad crossings and keep a safe reactive space between your vehicle and the bus. Distracted driving kills especially when following or meeting a school bus while it boards or discharges passengers. Be aware most schools use cameras on each bus to record evidence of vehicles disobeying these traffic laws.

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