Today's Top Stories - Monday July 12th, 2021

Painted Post Man Arrested for Selling Crack Cocaine
A 63-year-old Painted Post man was arrested for a Superior Court Warrant indictment following a four-month investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in Steuben County. According to the Steuben County Sheriff, Terry Campbell allegedly possessed and sold a quantity of suspected crack cocaine in early 2021. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony, and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony. After Campbell was arraigned in Steuben County Court, he was remanded to the Steuben County Jail.


Corning Man Arrested After Domestic Incident
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies arrested 25-year-old Kaseem J. Webster of Corning. Webster allegedly choked and struck a member of his family or household while in the Town of Erwin. He was charged with Strangulation in the Second Degree, a class D Felony, and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree. Webster was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail.


Corning Man Arrested for Possession & Sale of Controlled Substance
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies arrested 41-year-old David L. Turner of Corning in the Town of Corning due to an active Superior Court Warrant based on a three month investigation. Turner allegedly both possessed and sold narcotics and suspected methamphetamine in the Town of Erwin in late 2020. He was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Degrees, class B, C and D Felonies. Turner was arraigned in Steuben County Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail.


Wegman’s Will Offer Hot Food Bars at Some Stores Soon
Today, Wegman’s announced in the next few weeks the grocery chain will begin offering hot food bars at some area stores. Wegmans officials announced in May that they had no plans of bringing back the hot and cold food bars in stores, which were removed as a result COVID-19 restrictions earlier in the pandemic. Wegman’s said while they do not have plans to bring back additional self-serve bars at this time, they have launched a new concept at Pittsford and several other stores, where customers can order fresh, delicious meals prepared at a station during lunch and dinner hours. Spokespeople from Wegman’s added: “We will continue to explore additional opportunities to deliver the restaurant-quality food to our customers.”


Bath VFD Holding Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ, Saturday July 23rd
The Bath Volunteer Fire department is having a Drive Thru chicken BBQ Friday July 23rd. Presale tickets can be purchased from any Bath Firefighter or through:
Brian McDonald - State Farm Insurance (See Karen Causer)
Bath Credit Services (See Dan Chapman)


Congressman Reed Says Biden’s Firing of Commissioner Saul “Partisan”
Congressman Tom Reed, Republican Leader of the Social Security Subcommittee released a statement on President Biden’s decision to fire Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul. Reed said instead of preserving the agency’s longstanding independence, the President has decided to reject the large bipartisan consensus that confirmed Commissioner Saul and embrace partisan politics.


Schumer Calls on Dept of Justice to Investigate NRA's NY Bankruptcy
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the DOJ to investigate the National Rifle Association for bankruptcy fraud. Schumer said in a Tweet that the NRA claimed bankruptcy to escape New York Attorney General Letitia James' jurisdiction. Schumer said despite claiming to be bankrupt, the organization has been spending millions on ads, emails, texts and TV, in efforts to stop gun reforms. The NRA said it wanted bankruptcy protection in order to change its state of incorporation from New York to Texas, which is considered to be a more gun-friendly state. The NRA also told the Associated Press that they're working on a formal statement.


65-year-old Woman Dies in Seneca Lake Boating Accident
The investigation continues following Saturday deadly boating accident on Seneca Lake. Pronounced dead at the scene was 65-year-old Cynthia Stuck. Three others were injured while another suffered no injuries. Preliminary finding found a high-performance boat turned sharply while at a high speed, ejecting people off the boat. 


Bath Woman Arrested in Urbana for DWI
During a traffic stop in the Town of Urbana, State Police arrested 36-year-old Eliza Taylor of Bath. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and a felony count of having a BAC above .08%. She’ll answer the charges in court at a later date. 


Bath Man Arrested for Criminal Contempt
State Police arrested 29-year-old Kyle Stone of Bath. He was charged with felony first-degree criminal contempt. The charge stems from an incident in the town. He was initially detained.


NY State Sees Recent COVID Uptick
While New York state has made significant strides in managing the coronavirus, there has been a recent uptick. The statewide 7-day average positivity rate has climbed to 0.84%. However, hospitalizations, now at 339, continue to decease. 65% of New Yorkers age 18 and older have complete the vaccine series.

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