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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday October 24, 2019

Drake to Plead “Not Guilty” to Pulteney Crash Charges
The lone survivor of the four-victim Pulteney crash charged in connection with the accident will reportedly plead not guilty at his court appearance. According to Dustin Drake’s attorney, Drake was not behind the wheel of the car during the time of the October 12th crash. Drake faces charges of felony DWI and two felony counts of aggravated vehicular manslaughter. His attorney says there is no physical evidence to support or prove that Drake was not the driver of the car that night. Drake appears in Pulteney Town Court on November 20th.

 

Death of Dansville Man Being Investigated
It was reported that on Tuesday evening at about 7:52 p.m., the State Police in Bath investigated what appears to be an accidental incident that killed 50-year-old Dansville man. Troopers were called to a location on Sandy Hill Road in Dansville and observed a man deceased under a vehicle. Police say no signs of struggle or foul play were evident. Dingman’s body was removed and taken to Lourdes Hospital to be examined. The death of Dingman remains under investigation.

 

Press Conference Scheduled This Morning at Bath Village Hall
The Bath Police Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Corning Police Department and Steuben County District Attorney’s Office invites holds a Press Conference this morning at 1030am. The Press Conference will be held at the Bath Village Hall in the Village Board Room. The conference will be in regards to Narcotics Investigations in the area.

 

Driver Ticketed for Hitting Student in Corning
The driver of the SUV that hit an Alternative School for Math & Since student yesterday in downtown Corning has been ticketed. The 19-year old woman was issued two issued traffic tickets for failure to exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian and speed not reasonable or prudent. Police report the student that was struck received injuries to his back and pelvis and was taken to Corning Hospital then Strong Memorial in Rochester. Corning Police say the incident is still under investigation.

 

Survivor Speaks and Programs Highlighted at County Youth Summit
Human trafficking survivor and Salka Valerio spoke to about 100 attendees at the annual Vulnerable Youth Summit at the Bath Fire Hall yesterday. Valerio, who is an Advocate at the Crime Victims Assistance Center in Binghamton, was keynote speaker and shared what it is like to survive the heinous crime of human trafficking. The Summit also highlighted the “Not a #Number”, a program implemented in other schools across the county that educates seventh through twelfth grade students on how to prevent and recognize human trafficking. DSS Commissioner Kathryn Muller also talked about the upcoming launch of the county’s Child Advocate Center which will provide therapy, family advocacy and medical service to children and their families with the help of a mobile unit to provide these services on-site.

 

Friends Gala Fundraiser for Ira Davenport Set for November
The annual “Friends Gala” to support Ira Davenport and Taylor Health is set for Friday November 2nd 6pm at the Glenn Curtiss Museum. Tomorrow is the deadline to RSVP. The event has been vital in providing significant financial contributions to help renovate server departments and purchase essential medical equipment for Ira Davenport and Taylor Health Center. The evening will be catered by the Main Place and have music provided by Niklite. Tickets are $80 and available by emailing kimsprague@arnothealth.org or calling (607) 776-8634. RSVPS are due tomorrow by contacting Kim Sprague.

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