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Today's Top Stories - Saturday March 23, 2019

Steuben Legislature to Accept $805K Grant at Monday Meeting
A full agenda and acceptance of a state grant await Steuben County legislators when they met for regular session on Monday morning. The US Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services have offered a $805,000 grant to cover costs to develop, sustain and maintain statewide communications for first responders in Steuben County. Other items on the agenda include authorizing the county Planning Department to apply for a state Community Development Block Grant and entering into a five-year sales tax agreement with the cities of Corning and Hornell. The meeting begins at 10am Monday morning at the County Office Building on 3 Pulteney Square in Bath.


Addison Man Arrested for Alleged Assault of Officer
An Addison man is in Steuben County Jail after allegedly assaulting a Corning Police Officer yesterday. Timothy Heck was stopped by an officer while walking in downtown Corning and tried to destroy a marijuana cigarette he was smoking, fleeing the scene into a nearby residence. Once cops caught him, he allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted the officer until other police arrived. Heck, who was originally wanted on warrant for falsifying business records, will face two counts of falsifying business records, tampering, and assaulting a police officer. He was remanded to Steuben County Jail.


Two Men Sent Centralized Arraignment Court For Drug Charges
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of two men for drug charges. Randy W. Brown of Tioga, Pennsylvania is alleged to have illegally possessed a quantity of suspected suboxone while being booked into the Steuben County Jail for an unassociated charge and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree. Four days earlier, Elmira man Anthony Demember is alleged to have possessed suboxone while being booked at the Steuben County Jail. Both men were arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail.


Sheriff's Office Reports Multiple Impaired Driving Arrests
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of multiple subjects for Driving While Impaired. Deputies arrested Canandaigua woman Aimee M. Clement following a one-car collision on County Route 21 in Canisteo. Clement allegedly drove while impaired by illegal drug use and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Failure to Use Designated Lane. Following a vehicle stop on State Route 352 in Corning, Echo Creek, Pennsylvania man Donald J. Roof was arrested for DWAI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Possession of Hypodermic Instrument, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Operating with Insufficient Lights. Hornell man Aaron M. Armstrong was arrested for DWI, Driving with greater tan .08% blood alcohol content, Obstructing Governmental Administration, Speeding and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. All three suspects were released on traffic summons to appear in town courts at later dates.


Congressman Reed Announces Run for Re-Election
Republican Congressman Tom Reed announced yesterday that he is running for re-election. The Congressman of New York’s 23rd district announced he would seek his 6th term in 2020 yesterday afternoon during the taping of local WETM Talk Show Coleman and Company.


NYSP Release St. Patrick's Weekend STOP-DWI Results
State Police announced the St. Patrick’s Day weekend impaired driving crackdown resulted in 13,038 tickets and 259 arrests for impaired driving. The STOP-DWI initiative was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and increased patrols and checkpoints to catch and prevent impaired driving. Both numbers are an increase from last year’s crackdown where 12,959 total tickets were issued and 243 motorists were arrested for impaired driving. No fatalities for this year’s enforcement period were reported.

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