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Today's Top Stories - Saturday September 15, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Four Drug Arrests
New York State Police of Wayland report the arrest of four people for felony drug charges. Troopers say a vehicle stop led to the arrests of 33-year-old Ryan Krupp of Wayland, 33-year-old Robert Dockstader of Cohocton, 30-year-old Ryan Privetts of Elmira and 26-year-old James Sick of Wayland. The four are alleged to have been in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and methamphetamine with the intent to sell it. The four men were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third degree and sent to Livingston County Jail. Privetts and Dockstader were additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third degree.


Two Behind Bars for Warrant Arrests in Steuben County
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports warrant arrests for two men on unrelated charges. John C. Hawley of Corning was arrested by Chemung County Sheriffs for allegedly violating a term or condition of his probation then turned over to Steuben County Deputies then remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail. Chad Billett of Webster, NY was arrested by Steuben County Sheriffs for allegedly violating the terms of a child support order issued by Steuben County Family Court. Billett was turned over to Steuben County Sheriffs after being notified he was in custody for the warrant issued out of Steuben County, following a traffic accident in Monroe County. Billett was arraigned in Bath Village Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail.


Hornell Seventeen-Year-Old Arrested for Criminal Mischeif
A 17-year old from Hornell was arrested by Sheriff Deputies for Criminal Mischief in the third degree. It is alleged that Caleb Harkenrider damaged a computer kiosk, property valued in excess of two hundred fifty dollars, while incarcerated at Steuben County Jail. Harkenrider was arraigned in Town of Urbana Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail as he awaits to appear in Town of Bath Court at a later date.



Reed and Cuomo Request FEMA Funding, Disaster Declaration
Congressman Tom Reed announced he has written a letter to President Donald Trump asking for FEMA disaster recovery support to Finger Lakes and Southern Tier counties that were affected by flooding last month and for Trump to declare a major disaster for the area. Governor Andrew Cuomo said three days ago that he asked the Trump administration for a similar grant. A month after the floods, our affected area has yet to be declared a disaster, which is the criteria necessary to receive such federal assistance from FEMA.


Democratic Turnout Up in Thursday's 9/13 Primary
Ringing in the beginning of this midterm year’s election season, this week’s state and local primary elections saw a rise in voter turnout in the state, at least for registered Democrats. Thursday’s primary had a turnout that more than doubled the previous primary election in 2014, with 1.5 million Democrats or 24 percent of all members of the party voting across the state. Every county except one-Jefferson County- saw an increased participation by Democrats.

Red Cross Urges Eligible Citizens to Donate Blood for Florence
The American Red Cross is reminding citizens that Hurricane Florence and its devastation has given more need for blood. But according to the Finger Lakes Chapter, over 120 drives in the area have been cancelled due to lack of participation. These 120 drives equate to a shortage of 4,000 units of blood. The American Red Cross highly encourages those who can donate to use the organization’s blood donor smart phone application to find local drives. With the very likely possibility of disaster from Florence pending, your is needed to save a life.

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