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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Rochester woman charged with possession of a controlled substance

The Village of Bath police department with the assistance of the State Police Major Crimes Unit, arrested 27-year old Diane S. Jackson of Rochester. She was charged with criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. Both counts are class B felonies. The arrest stems from a Superior Court Sealed Indictment warrant from May 2018. She allegedly sold crack cocaine in a local hotel. Jackson was arraigned in Steuben County court and released without bail.


Former NYS Assemblyman dies at 84

A former Deputy Secretary of State and New York State Assemblyman from Belfast, who represented Allegany County in Albany, died in Florida over the weekend. 84-year-old John W. Hasper passed away Saturday at the Bayfront Hospital in Punta Gorda. He served as a firefighter, county supervisor, state assemblyman and deputy secretary of state. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Truesdell Funeral Home in Belfast and have not yet been finalized.


Steuben County Agriculture, Industry, and Planning Committee to meet

The Steuben County Agriculture, Industry and Planning Committee will meet Wednesday morning. On the agenda… Approval to Purchase Equipment for a Transit WiFi System off State Bid, and a plan to green light an InterMunicipal Agreement with the Town of Addison Relative to Code Enforcement. The Committee will also consider a resolution to support increasing the State appropriation for Cornell Cooperative Extension associations to $8 million.


Savona man arrested after violating order of protection

State Police arrested 33-year-old Brandon Bailey of Savona after he allegedly violated an order of protection. He was charged with criminal contempt for allegedly disobeying a court order. He’ll answer the charge in court at a later date.


Local law enforcement continues crackdown on impaired drivers

The holiday’s may have passed, but law enforcement is continuing their crackdown on impaired drivers. 42-year-old Kevin DeCamp of Corning was arrested after a traffic stop on Spencer Hill road by State police. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and having a blood alcohol content above .08%. He’ll eventually answer the charges in Town of Corning court.


Cuomo proposes change to allow sale of alcohol in theaters

If Gov. Cuomo gets his way, movie theaters in New York State could get the green light to sell alcohol. Under the Governor's proposal, adults holding tickets to movies rated PG-13 or higher could purchase alcoholic beverages, provided only one drink could be sold to a customer at a time. This proposal would be beneficial in multiple ways, providing theater operators with additional revenues, assisting in the economic development of downtowns, and providing New York craft producers with additional retail outlets. 

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