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Today's Top Stories - Friday October 11, 2019

Bath Woman Convicted of Violent Felony Assault Against Child
Yesterday, a Bath woman was convicted of violent felony assault for burning a child’s face with a lit cigarette. Amber Lapish-Rosado, age 25, of West Steuben Street in Bath was found guilty of second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for this incident and others occurring between last November 22nd and 24th in the Village according to the Steuben County DA. Lapish-Rosado could be sentenced to up to seven years in state prison when she appears on December 22nd to Bath Village Court for sentencing. 

 

Wegman’s Served Class-Action Lawsuit Over Vanilla Ice Cream
Two people have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against Wegmans over the store’s brand of vanilla ice cream. Filed by a lawyer from Long Island, the suit claims the store chain misleads its customers over how much vanilla the ice cream contains. Allegedly, no vanilla or vanilla extract is used in the ice cream in some cases. A spokesperson for Wegmans responded by saying: “we believe that the labeling of our ice cream fully complies with all regulations and industry standards, and is not misleading in any way.”

 

Avoca Village Board Schedules 10/17 Public Hearing
The Avoca Village Board has scheduled a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th . Officials say the purpose of the hearing is to solicit input from residents in relation to furnishing fire and/or ambulance protection.

 

Lindley Man Arrested on Drug Charges
State Police arrested 28-year-old Jeffrey T. Johnson of Lindley. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument. He’ll appear in court at a later date.

 

Cuomo Announces $1.5 Million Available for Farm-to-Schools Program
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced $1.5 million is available for eligible school districts supporting the growth of Farm-to-School programs across New York. The state program helps Kindergarten through 12 schools increase purchasing of locally grown and produced food for school meals while yielding increased economic benefits to New York's farmers. The Farm-to-School Program is a major component of Cuomo's No Student Goes Hungry initiative, that begins providing added reimbursements under the 30 percent New York State initiative this school year.

 

Blood Drive in Bath Planned Today
The American Red Cross holds blood drive today at the First Presbyterian Church in Bath from 1-6pm. To make your appointment please call 800-RED-CROSS, visit RedCrossBlood.org or download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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