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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday October 22, 2019

Survivor of Pulteney Crash Charged for DWI
The lone survivor of the fatal four-victim Pulteney crash last weekend has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated and 2 charges of aggravated vehicular manslaughter. At  a full press conference yesterday morning, County Sheriff Jim Allard had confirmed Dustin Drake had voluntarily turned himself in, following a talk with County Investigator Lewis. Drake’s BAC at the time is not known but he was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment and awaits a November 20th court date in Pulteney and a grand jury presentation to be announced in coming weeks. If convicted of the charges, Drake could face 25 years in jail.


Gause Brothers’ Charges Upped to Manslaughter
Two brothers charged with second-degree murder for killing their Grandmother in a fire will instead be charged with manslaughter. It is alleged Jarrett and Justin Gause saved their meth manufacturing equipment but left their 82-year-old grandmother Gladys Willow to die inside the Corning home and did not report the fire. Both are also facing multiple reckless endangerment charges and tampering with evidence.


Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Fentanyl on VA Campus
A Connecticut man who allegedly possessed fentanyl while at the Bath VA has plead guilty to his charges. Nolan Rogers of Lisbon, CT, pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl. Rogers was a resident at the Bath VA who returned to the facility after a trip home to Connecticut then patted down by a VA Police Officer. The officer allegedly removed 20 small bags from Roger’s pocket later confirmed to be fentanyl. Sentencing for the March 2019 incident is set for November 11th at 11am and Rogers faces a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine up to $100,000.


Ira Davenport Holds Job Fair Tomorrow
A job fair will be held tomorrow at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital’s Main Lobby from 9am to 1pm. Arnot Health’s Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital has openings for certified nursing assistants, nurses, environmental services, food and nutrition, security guards and registration. Immediate interviews and online applications will be available and there will be door prizes for applicants.


DEA Drug Takeback Day Set for October 26th
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office announces they will be hosting a DEA Prescription Drug Takeback Day on October 26th. Those who have expired, unused prescription drugs to get rid of can bring them to the County Sheriff’s Office that day where deputies will assist you to turn in prescription medicines Saturday October 26th at the Steuben County Public Safety Building Lobby from 10am to 2pm.


HEAP Applications to be Accepted Nov 12th
Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will be accepted beginning Nov. 12th according to the Steuben County Department of Social Services. Steuben officials said HEAP applications can be filed in person, mailed to the county Department of Social Services (DSS) or submitted on-line at www.mybenefits.ny.gov. Those who need the application sent to them can call (607) 664-2500. Those wishing to file HEAP applications in person may do so starting Nov. 12th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. in Bath or between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. the county DSS office in Bath.


Cameron Man in Jail After Allegedly Menacing Woman in Corning
A Cameron man has been detained after he allegedly approached and threatened a woman  who was using an ATM at a Corning convenience store Friday night. About 9:15pm that night, patrolmen were called to the scene where a witness told them Andrew Mastin of Cameron fled the scene. Mastin was located later and initially attempted to menace a police officer with his knife, but was persuaded to put it down. He was taken into custody by Corning City Police then charged with first-degree attempted robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer, second-degree menacing, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, falsely reporting an incident, reckless driving, speeding, failure to stop at a stop light and a number of other traffic violations. He was also arrested on a Bath Village Court Bench Warrant for violation of probation and taken to Steuben County Jail without bail and appears 8:30am in Corning City Court today to answer to charges.

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