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Top Stories, November 16, 2023

NYSP: Horseheads Street Are Open Once Again 

All Horseheads streets are all open again – but state police say they’re continuing to investigate the case of the explosive device and dangerous chemicals found inside a Horseheads residence on November 6.


2023 Wreath Laying Sponsorship Deadline 

From Linda Conway Bath WAA Co-Coordinator:  'Only a couple weeks are remaining to sponsor wreaths for this year’s Wreaths Across America Day which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Bath National Cemetery.   Wreath sponsorship can be made online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/NYBNCB until Nov. 29. A single wreath is only $17 and tax deductible. Several other donation levels are also available. More than 3,700 wreaths were placed on Veterans' graves last year, but as of Nov. 11 there are only 1,293 wreaths sponsored. Please help us reach this year’s goal of 6,000 wreaths.

This year’s theme is “Serve & Succeed” and the mission is to REMEMBER the Fallen, HONOR those who Serve, and TEACH our children the value of Freedom. 

The public is invited to attend the wreath-laying ceremony that begins at noon and participate in the placing of the wreaths immediately following the ceremony. 

Follow the Bath event at www.facebook.com/WAABathNYNationalCemetery.


State Police  Report  That A State Trooper Shot An Ontario County Teenage Male, And That It Was In Self-Defense

FROM NYSP: On November 15, 2023, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a New York State Trooper was involved in an officer-involved shooting in the town of East Bloomfield, NY, Ontario County.  The Trooper responded to 2283 State Route 64 in East Bloomfield to investigate an anonymous tip received by the Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES), which alleged someone at the residence was talking about killing someone. The Trooper began to interview a 17-year-old male on the side porch, who immediately pulled a concealed knife and lunged toward the Trooper, causing both of them to fall to the ground. As they got to their feet, the suspect charged at the Trooper with the knife still in hand, and the Trooper discharged his Division-issued firearm, striking and fatally injuring the suspect.

Pursuant to Executive Law Section 70-b, the New York State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident in conjunction with the New York State Police. The investigation is ongoing, and future updates will be posted on the NYSP Newsroom as they become available.


Enrollments Up: More Students Going To SUNY Colleges 

Governor Kathy Hochul has  announced increased enrollment at the State University of New York campuses.  For the first time in a decade, year-to-year total system-wide student enrollment increased, up 1.1 percent overall from Fall 2022 to Fall 2023 for a total of 367,542 students. Undergraduate first-time enrollment – a leading indicator – was up across all sectors at 4.3 percent, a promising increase as SUNY works to fulfill the Governor’s vision to transform higher education into a path to upward mobility. The technology sector showed the strongest increase at 13.3 percent, followed by community colleges at 3.9 percent. 

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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