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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, November 13th

3 Arrested in Bath on Drug Charges:


Three Bath residents are facing drug charges after being arrested in separate incidents.  29-year-old Joshua Bailey was arrested on November 3rd following a foot pursuit with Bath police that led to the discovery of a large quantity of crack cocaine and heroin allegedly on his person.  He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.  The Village of Bath Police also arrested 58-year-old Terrance McClamb and 37-year-old Karen Turner on November 6th following the execution of a search warrant at McClamb’s residence.  Both were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth and were sent to the county jail without bail.



Winter Weather Advisory:


A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. this morning for Steuben, Otsego, Cortland, Tompkins, Chenango, Yates, and Schuyler Counties.  Additional snow accumulations of up to 3 inches are possible over high elevations, with storm totals of as much as 4 to 5 inches.  Valley areas will see less, with slushy accumulations of up to an inch.  Snow, or a rain and snow mix, should taper off after 10 or 11 a.m.  Travelers should plan for slippery road conditions and use caution while driving.



Reminder – HEAP Applications Open Today:


A reminder for residents seeking help with their energy bills this winter: applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) open today.  Applications can be filed in person at Pro Action of Steuben and Yates in Bath, or at the county Department of Social Services in Bath.  Applications can also be filed online at http://www.mybenefits.ny.gov, or can be mailed to applicants who call the county DSS for the forms at (607) 664-2500.



NYS Considering E-Cig Ban:


While the federal government considers a ban on flavored vape cartridges, New York State could possibly go a step further – banning e-cigarettes altogether.  The concern stems from an uptick in recent years of young people turning to e-cigs.  According to the CDC, one in five high-schoolers are regular e-cigarette users.  The national ban could move forward as early as this week, according to the FDA.  Meanwhile, in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has expressed interest in looking at a statewide ban next year.



H-port B.O.E. Meeting Nov. 14th:


The regular meeting of the Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will be tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the high school library.



Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to California:


California is getting some local help as it continues to battle deadly wildfires.  Two volunteers with the American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter have deployed to Sacramento.  Donna Davis and Frank Davis will stay on the West Coat for a couple of weeks, at least.

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