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Today's Top Stories - Saturday November 2, 2019

Ten Arrested in Probation Warrant Sweep
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that from October 14th to November 1st, deputies of the Steuben Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad arrested ten of the following persons due to active warrants issued for allegedly each violating terms or conditions of their probation: David Hildreth of Addison, Dylan Walker of Bath, Lori Schledorn of Wayland, Ellyn Williams of Hornell, Ashley Hamilton of Elmira, Sathasivian Kallier of Bath, Thomas Schaffer of Cohocton, Tyler Moore of Arkport, David Crosby of Hornell, and Patrick Michael Adams of Hornell. All warrants were issued out of Steuben County Jail and each person was remanded to Steuben County Jail following arrest.


Over 17,000 Reported Power Outages Following Wind Advisory
Almost 17,500 electric customers in Steuben County lost power late Thursday and early yesterday due to the strong windstorms and heavy rain. County officials say Bath, Urbana, Pulteney, Cohocton, Hammondsport, Savona, Bradford and Wheeler experienced the most concentrated power outages in the county. Most customers in Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties did have their power restored by midday to late Friday.


Savona, Bath & Hammondsport Hold Trick or Treating Tonight
Trick or Treating in the Towns of Bath and Savona has been rescheduled to tonight. Both towns have changed the date to this evening from 6 to 8pm due to the high-wind weather advisory on Halloween night. Bath Village Board voted to postpone trick or treating while Savona’s Mayor directed the change in time. Trunk or Treat in Pulteney Park is tonight from 6 to 8pm as well. Those parked for trick-or-treating in Bath this weekend are reminded to keep your vehicles locked and secure due to recent burglaries reported in the community. The Village of Hammondsport has also moved their trick or treating to this evening from 6 to 7pm with a kids’ party to follow in the Village Park at 7:15.


Early Voting Wraps Up Tomorrow
New York’s first-ever early voting period began a week ago and continues to tomorrow so voters can cast their ballot at select polling locations. New York is not the first state to have early voting as an option- 12 other states had the option before New York did this year. Advocates of early voting are anticipating this expanded access will increase turnout. Last chance for early voting is today and tomorrow from 9am to 2pm at the Steuben County Annex in Bath.


County DSS Announces Adoption Day Celebration Set for Friday
The Steuben County Department of Social Services announced its annual celebration of National Adoption Day with a reception set for 11 a.m. this Friday (Nov. 8) on the third floor of the County Office Building in Bath. This celebration includes the children adopted within the last year and children adopted Friday. Presiding local judges will be present and the event is a major celebration for the children and families becoming one. County DSS Commissioner Kathryn Muller said. “Seeing children united with families that can love and care for them is about as happy a day as it gets.”


Schumer Demands Federal Report on Illegal School Bus Passing
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission to release a school bus safety study. Thousands of upstate New York drivers illegally pass school buses when they are stopped on a daily basis, which can result in serious and possibly fatal accidents. Schumer urges the release a federal report but says that federal bureaucracy has prevented that measure from taking place and prevented implementing additions like stop sign cameras to the program to better-study illegal bus passing. Schumer says that his office received no legitimate reason to delay these advancements but thinks it’s due to the NHTS Commission’s cutbacks and is demanding the group to finish the report. Currently, New York is one of 21 states allowing cameras to be used voluntarily.


Daylight Savings Ends Tomorrow
A reminder that this weekend is the ending of Daylight Savings time. The time change begins at 2am tomorrow. The time change means clocks will go back one hour, bringing the time back to standard time for most of us in the US. The shift in time means one hour of daylight will be added to the morning from the evening and we can enjoy an extra 60 minutes of sleep.

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