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Today's Top Stories - Saturday January 26, 2018

Bath Woman Arrested for DUI Charges
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Ashley A. Ladieu, age 30, of Bath. It is alleged Ms. Ladieu operated a motor vehicle while her ability to operate was impaired due to illegal drug use and  allegedly in possession of marijuana while on State Route 415 in Bath. Ladieu was released on traffic summons for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, and Fail to Dim Headlamps as well as an appearance ticket for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Ms. Ladieu is due to appear in the Town of Bath Court on a later date for arraignment.


Bath Man Arrested on DWI Charges Following Collision
Steuben Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Bath man for  DWI charges. Frederick C. Valkenburgh was arrested following Deputies responding to a report of a two car motor vehicle crash with injuries in the area of State Route 960U and Selleck Road in the Town of Bath. Valkenburgh allegedly stopped on the shoulder of the roadway and failed to yield the right away while attempting to make a left hand turn, causing a collision with another motor vehicle. Mr. Valkenburgh was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to take Breath Test, Consuming Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Failing to Yield the Right Away. He was arraigned in the Town of Bath Court before being released on his own recognizance. He is due to reappear in the Town of Bath Court at a later date.


Wreaths Across America Needs Volunteers for Clean Up
Wreaths Across America is seeking volunteers for next weekend’s Wreaths Across America Day cleanup event on Saturday February 2nd beginning at 9 a.m. Help is needed to clean up the over 4,800 wreaths laid on the graves of Veterans buried at the Bath National Cemetery. No registration is needed to volunteer and parking will be at the back of the Bath VA Museum Building where cleanup instructions will be announced. Please check out the Bath, NY Wreaths Across America Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WAA.BathNationalCemetery should this event be cancelled or updated.  


Steuben Public Health Providing Narcan Training
Steuben County Public Health announces it provides Narcan training. County Public Health Nurse Jo-Anne Taylor teaches the Harm Reduction Coalition program on properly dispensing Narcan in the event of an opioid overdose. Steuben Public Health is a registered opioid overdose program and to learn more about Narcan, how to administer it, and opioid overdose, call County Public Health for more information on Narcan Training at (607) 664-2438.


Reed Appointed on Social Security Subcommittee
Congressman Tom Reed of Corning has been appointed with the title of Republican Leader for the Social Security Subcommittee on the House Ways and Means Committee. Reed represents Republican leadership overseeing Social Security matters in the House of Representatives. In a press statement, Reed promised to work with Democrats to protect Social Security for years to come.


NY Senate and Assembly Votes on Child Victims Act Monday
Both houses of the New York State Legislature plan to vote on the Child Victims Act this Monday. The legislation addresses criminal and civil statutes for sexual abuse and gives abuse survivors one year to file civil lawsuits. The Child Victims Act would also raise the statute of limitations in criminal cases from age 23 to 28 for childhood abuse victims to file felony complaints. The bill has been passed by state assembly several times and introduced in previous budgets by the Governor, but has never received a vote in New York State Senate.

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