Bath VA Bridge Closure Starts Today:
A reminder to motorists heading to the Bath V.A. Medical Center that beginning today, all traffic will need to use the VA’s back entrance. The entrance bridge to the VA will be closed for major structural renovation that is expected to take four months to complete. Traffic will need to enter using Longwell Lane off Knight Settlement Road.
Lindley Man Turns Himself in After Leading Police on Chase:
A Lindley man turned himself in and has been arrested after he allegedly led police on a chase through the Town of Lindley. According to State Police, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on May 21st, but the driver – identified as 50-year-old Glen Glover – fled on back roads. Glover reportedly drove through a yard on Morgan Creed Road, narrowly missing a child and damaging a fence and some trees. He then allegedly stopped his vehicle on Bell Hill Road and fled on foot. State Police and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, along with a helicopter from the State Police Aviation Unit, conducted a search. On May 22nd, police say Glover called and agreed to turn himself in. He was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, fleeing from police, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was also issued numerous tickets. He was sent to the Steuben County Jail.
Meth Bust in Corning:
After an investigation into an Ontario Street home in Corning turned up meth-making material, Corning Police have arrested Joseph Henson on drug charges. Henson has been charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine.
Elmira Correctional Officer Suffers Broken Nose in Inmate Attack:
An officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility is recovering after being attacked by an inmate last week. The officer allegedly discovered a ceramic scalpel in the pocket of the 22-year-old inmate during a routine frisk on May 23rd. The inmate then attacked the officer and they struggled before the inmate was eventually restrained. The officer sustained abrasions to his face and left and right elbows, a broken nose, and back pain. He was transported to a local hospital. He did not return to duty. The inmate was placed in special housing pending disciplinary measures.
Governor Signs Waste-to-Energy Facility Ban:
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the ban of waste-to-energy facilities in the Finger Lakes Watershed. Additionally, the law will prohibit such facilities from receiving a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need if: there is at least one landfill or other Department of Environmental Conservation permitted solid waste management facility operating or located within a 50-mile radius of the facility; and within 10 miles of a state-designated priority water body, pursuant to Environmental Conservation Law. Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano both released statements in response, thanking the Governor for his action helping to preserve the Finger Lakes region.
Rep. Reed Holding Town Hall in Hornell Tomorrow:
Congressman Tom Reed will hold a Town Hall Meeting in Hornell tomorrow, May 29th. It will be at the VFW Post 2250 on Canisteo Street at 5:30 p.m.