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More Information Released Regarding Prison Death of Ashline
New information has been released regarding the death of Brian Ashline. Ashline was convicted in the 2010 Father’s Day killing of his ex-girlfriend Trieste Clayton and their 3-year-old son Xavier at their home in Bath died in prison while Ashline was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Though in the ten-day trial, Ashline claimed “extreme emotional disturbance” for fatally stabbing his son and ex-partner, he was convicted of first-degree & second-degree murder, aggravated criminal contempt, and criminal possession of a weapon. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said Ashline was pronounced dead at approximately 11:37 p.m. Christmas Eve at Clinton Correctional Facility after receiving emergency medical attention. The Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine and release Ashline’s official cause of death.  However, county laws could limit what information is released regarding the cause of death.

 

Arnot Announces Local COVID Vaccine Clinics
Arnot Health announces several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in our area. Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital holds a clinic Tuesday, January 11th from noon to 3:00 pm. Bradford Central School District hosts a clinic Friday, January 14th 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Arnot Mall Events Center will hold clinics from 10am to 5pm every Wednesday through February. Clinics will offer all doses of all three vaccines. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted until 30 minutes before the clinic closes but kids 5-11 years old getting a vaccine must have an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted for the pediatric vaccine clinics. Appointments for these clinics can be made by calling 1-800-952-2662 or by visiting Arnot’s website.

 

Elmira Man Who Fled Trial Sentenced to Prison for 2020 Burglary
According to WENY, an Elmira man who fled his trial during deliberations in October and was captured weeks later following a high-speed chase in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 15-years in prison with up to five years of post-release supervision. Courtney Cade was sentenced this week for his involvement in a June 2020 burglary. Cade and another suspect were both charged after police say they broke into a home, pulled a gun, and threatened people inside.

 

County Sheriff Deputy Assaulted by Steuben County Man
Steuben County Sheriff’s reports one of their deputies was injured after being assaulted on duty on Thursday, December 30th. This happened as the deputy was serving civil papers and an active Violation of Probation warrant to 29-year-old Thomas A. Robbins. Robbins allegedly injured the deputy as he attempted to resist arrest. The deputy was treated for an undisclosed injury at a medical facility and was released. Robbins was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration. He was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and held due to the Probation Violation Warrant.

 

Three New County Legislators Sworn in Yesterday
Three Steuben County legislators were sworn in yesterday for their first four-year term on the county board during the Legislature’s reorganizational meeting. In District 3, Bath Republican Dr. Guy Hammond, has replaced county Legislator Robin Lattimer. In District 9,  Canisteo Republican Wendy Lozo replaced county Legislator Tom Ryan. District 12 in Erwin will see a new legislator: Republican James Kuhl, who replaced Legislator Gary Roush. County Legislature Chairman Scott Van Etten was also unanimously re-elected to his position as legislative chief while county Legislator Kelly Fitzpatrick was selected by county lawmakers to replace just-retired Legislator Robin Lattimer as vice-chair.

 

AAA: Southern Tier Seeing Some of the Lowest Gas Prices Across NY
Though gas prices have been recently on the rise, our Southern Tier region is seeing some of the lowest prices across the state according to AAA. Steuben County’s average price per gallon is now $3.44, compared to New York State’s current average price of $3.49-that’s one cent cheaper than it was a week ago.  Meanwhile, the national average is at about $3.29. A year ago it was $2.33 in the Empire State and $2.26 nationally.

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