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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, February 20th

Winter Weather Advisory:


A winter weather advisory will go into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and last through 7 a.m. Thursday for Chemung, Cortland, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates counties.  Mixed precipitation is expected with snow accumulations of up to an inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.  Snow is expected to move in late this morning to early afternoon, and will change to freezing rain this evening.  It will continue into the overnight before changing to rain.  Plan on slippery road conditions that could impact the evening commute.



Dogs Spotted in Addison Seized, Woman Charged:


In an update to the story reported Tuesday about five dogs that were spotted loose in the Town of Addison, the animals have now been seized and an Addison woman has been arrested.  According to State Police, Susan Clark was issued an appearance ticket for allegedly failing to provide proper shelter for dogs left outdoors.  Besides the five dogs previously reported, an additional 5 adult dogs and 6 puppies were seized as well.  Tanner’s P.A.W.S. is caring for some of the animals, while the Finger Lakes SPCA has taken in others.  The investigation is ongoing. 



Bath Woman Indicted on Drug Charges:


The Village of Bath Police Department reports the arrest of a 34-year-old woman on sealed indictment warrants for criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance.  It’s alleged that Dahna Turner sold cocaine in the Village in 2018.  She is currently on felony probation.  She was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Rochester Man Arrested in Bath:


A Rochester man has been arrested in the Village of Bath.  24-year-old Malik Lott was arrested on February 13th on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.  He was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.



Gov. Cuomo Proposes Bill Requiring Backseat Passengers to Wear Seatbelts:


Passengers in the backseat of vehicles might soon be required to buckle up, if a new law proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo is approved.  This is Cuomo’s second push at expanding the driving safety law, which New York was the first state to adopt back in 1984.  Since then, some say that the state has fallen behind others across the nation that have already instituted backseat seatbelt laws.  The bill will be voted on by lawmakers on April 1st

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