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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, June 13th

2 Steuben Co. Men Arrested on Drug Charges in Hornell:


Two Steuben County men have been arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop by Hornell Police Wednesday morning.  46-year-old Eugene Poteat Jr. of Bath and 39-year-old Steven Hughes of Hornell are accused of selling meth, and Hughes is additionally accused of trying to destroy evidence.  Both men are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Both were taken to the Steuben County Jail.



Bradford Man Arrested in Domestic Incident:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Bradford man following a reported domestic incident.  Deputies say they responded to a residence on C.R. 18 in Bradford on June 9th to investigate a 911 report of a domestic disturbance where a man had a knife.  It’s alleged that 40-year-old Charles DeCamp threatened persons at the residence with a knife, intentionally damaged property, was in possession of methamphetamine, and resisted arrest.  He was charged with menacing, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.



Canisteo Man Facing Drug Charges in Livingston Co.:


A Canisteo man is facing drug charges in Livingston County after he was arrested for allegedly carrying fentanyl in his car.  31-year-old Nathan Osmin has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, evidence tampering, and possession of a hypodermic instrument.  Osmin is currently being held at the Livingston County Jail on $2,500 bail.



Canisteo Youth Accused of Making Unspecified Threat:


A youth from Canisteo has been arrested for allegedly making a terroristic threat.  Details have not been released regarding what type of threat was made, but authorities report that the juvenile was ticketed and released to appear in Family Court at a later date.



NYS Assembly Passes “Green Light” Bill:


The New York State Assembly has passed the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.  Commonly known as the Green Light bill, it would allow undocumented immigrants in New York to apply for a driver’s license by expanding the types of proof of identity that can be submitted with an application for a non-commercial driver’s license.  The bill would allow applicants to submit a signed affidavit that they have not been issued a social security card, instead of providing a social security card.  Governor Andrew Cuomo has voiced support for the legislation, saying he will sign it if it passes.  He has said he believes it will improve road safety.  A study in 2017 by Stanford University found that after California expanded access to drivers’ licenses, hit-and-run accidents dropped between seven and 10 percent, and not-at-fault drivers saved $3.5 million in out-of-pocket expenses for car repairs.  In all, twelve states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia have all already passed similar legislation.      

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