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Top Stories, July 19. 2023

D.O.T.: Bridge Work On 86 In Campbell This Weekend

The New York State Department of Transportation is today advising motorists that westbound traffic along Interstate 86 between Exits 42 and 41 in the town of Campbell, Steuben County will close beginning 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21 to accommodate bridge rehabilitation work. The roadway is anticipated to reopen by the morning of Monday, July 24. The off-ramp for eastbound traffic along I-86 will also close as part of this project. Motorists should utilize the posted detours.

All construction activities are weather dependent. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.  Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.


Sheriff: On Human Trafficking Of Children In Steuben Co

Have you seen the new Jim Caviezel movie, “Sound of Freedom”?   It’s about the human trafficking of children.  We asked Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard about that and he says, there have not been any arrests of suspects who kidnap a child and force that child into prostitution at a young age.    However the sheriff notes there have been human trafficking suspects charged in Steuben County, who knew the victims and were familiar with them.  "What we've had is more of the case of narcotics trafficking, where children are used or videoed," Sheriff Allard stated.  "We've had cases of that, and where that has been sold.  We had a case where a grandfather was setting up liasons with suspects in Rochester, and these were (child victims) from Steuben County.   So it's not as prevelant here as it is in New York City or other major metropolitan areas, but it does occur," Allard said.  


Police Chief Taft: Four Officers Sworn In

Had a brief swearing in ceremony yesterday for these relatively new 4 officers . From left to right is Officer Michalko, Officer Dubois, Officer Hughes, Officer Hockaday, and Chief Taft. Congrats to these Officers for having the courage to Police in difficult times.

FCC File

On January 4, 2024 Tower Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of call signs: WABH, 1380.0, Bath, New York; W293CE, 106.5, Bath, New York; W262CX, 100.3, Bath, New York; and WVIN-FM, 98.3, Bath, New York, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer control of its broadcast licenses to the Estate of Gordon Ichikawa.  Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit:  https://publicfiles.fcc.gov and search in the public files of the stations.

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