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Fremont Man Arrested in Shooting Incident:


A 19-year-old from Fremont has been arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and menacing following a domestic incident in the Town of Fremont.  Robert Fitzgerald allegedly discharged a shotgun, striking two vehicles, at two different locations within Fremont, and he also allegedly threatened to kill an individual with the same weapon during the incident.  A neighbor was able to deescalate the situation, convincing Fitzgerald to put his weapon down.  Fitzgerald was then taken into custody by a Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputy without incident.  Fitzgerald was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.   The Sheriff’s Office has offered thanks to the New York State Police, Steuben County 911, and the Town of Fremont Ambulance for their assistance in the incident.  Sheriff Allard called it a “great example of interagency cooperation and communication.” 



Trespass Arrest:


State Police arrested one person following a report of a possible burglary at the Cohocton Developmental Corporation (CDC).  After conducting interviews, the suspect was determined by police to be 71-year-old Thomas Cox.  He allegedly knowingly entered the CDC after being advised to stay off the premises.  He has been charged with criminal trespass in the 3rd, a class b misdemeanor.  He was issued an appearance ticket.



Flight Headed to E-C Airport Diverted Due to Medical Emergency:


A medical emergency diverted an Allegiant flight bound for the Elmira Corning Regional Airport Monday.  The flight, from Orlando Sanford International Airport, was scheduled to land just before 10 a.m., but was diverted to Greensboro, North Carolina during its journey.  It finally made it to Elmira just before 3 p.m.  Details regarding the emergency were not released.  Locally, a flash flood watch remains in effect until noon today.



Personnel Deployed to Finger Lakes for Potential Flooding Relief Efforts:


Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the deployment of assets to help with potential flooding relief efforts throughout the state, including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier.  The Governor also urged New Yorkers to take caution and remain vigilant as the remnants of Hurricane Florence move across the state.



Rep. Collins Refusing to Remove Name from Ballot:


Despite previous promises to help come up with a new candidate, Representative Chris Collins is now refusing to remove his name from the upcoming November election ballot, according to Senior GOP officials.  Collins had said he was no longer going to run for re-election after insider trading charges against him were announced in August and last week, during an exclusive interview with News 4, Collins expressed his intent to work with Republican leaders to find a new candidate.  Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy said Republican County Chairs were preparing to remove Collins and replace him with another candidate this week and that this new development comes as both a surprise and disappointment to Republican leaders.  Collins’ attorney released a statement saying that “because of the protracted and uncertain nature of any legal effort to replace Congressman Collins we do not see a path allowing [him] to be replaced on the ballot.”  Collins currently serves New York’s 27th Congressional District.   



Haverling College Fair Next Week:


The Haverling Guidance Department and the Bath Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the 23rd Annual College Fair on Tuesday, September 25th in the Haverling High School Gym in Bath.  Representatives from four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and the Armed Forces will be available to give information to students and parents about the college admissions process and answer any questions regarding all branches of the Armed Forces.  The event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at which time scholarships will be drawn from seniors who attended.  All area high school students and parents are invited.

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