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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 11PM
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Steuben county effective this afternoon and evening until 11:00 PM. Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph are possible, along with isolated large hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter, and a tornado or two.

 

BEGWS Repairing Water Leak Thursday-Friday
Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems report a water leak on West Morris Street/State Route 415 and say they will be mobilizing at about 10:00pm this Thursday, July 15th and plan to work through the night and into the morning of Friday, July 16th to minimize the disruption to businesses and residents to the extent possible, along with vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  BEGWS Lines and Mains Department crew will expose the leak, isolate the section of water main as required, then repair the leak as safely and quickly as possible. Some commercial and/or residential customers may be without water for a short period of time and have a high potential for dirty water. Those located both on and off of West Morris Street/State Route 415, along with those located nearby on and off of West Washington Street, should avoid running hot water and avoid washing whites until the leak has been fixed and water service has been restored.

Any questions can be directed to (607) 776-2173, Option 2.

 

Fremont Bridge Posted for “Commercial Vehicles Excluded"
County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti says Steuben County Bridge 70A-3 and 70A-4 on County Road 70A crossing Big Creek in the Town of Fremont is currently posted for “Commercial Vehicles Excluded". Spagnoletti said the exclusion of commercial vehicles from using the bridge, located between Big Creek Road (west) and Big Creek Road (east), is in accordance with the provisions of the NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law.

 

Hornell Woman Arrested for Assault and Trespass
A Hornell woman has been arrested following an assault and trespass investigation in the Town of Hartsville. Steuben County Sheriff’s Offices reports Kimberly Bancroft allegedly entered or remained unlawfully in a residence, injured another person, and endangered a person under the age of 17 on June 22nd. Bancroft was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and released.

 

Bath Man Arrested for Selling Opiates
Bath man Adam Greenberg was arrested for allegedly selling fentanyl and suboxone. Greenberg is commonly known as Taz and faces a list of charges. He was indicted by a grand jury. A sealed indictment warrant was also issued. Greenberg was arraigned in Steuben County then released without bail.

 

NY’s COVID Positivity Rate Grows to 0.88%
New York State’s COVID rate continues to edge up. In the latest report, the statewide 7-day average positivity rate has grown to 0.88%. Hospitalizations have also increased, now standing at 348 – an increase of nine from the last report. Patients admitted to the ICU has also increased. 

 

Troopers Arrest 195 for DWI During July 4th Weekend Enforcement
More than 10,000 traffic tickets were issued by state police in New York during the July 4th weekend enforcement campaign. Troopers arrested 195 people for DWI and investigated 648 crashes, including 122 personal injury crashes and two fatalities. As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Just shy of 4,000 speeding tickets were issued and 202 for distracted driving. 

 

DMV Warns New Yorkers of Text Message Phishing Scam
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the Department of Motor Vehicles today warned New Yorkers of a text message phishing scheme. Phishing texts are fraudulent messages designed to obtain data or sensitive personal information to be used to commit identity theft or trick the recipient into installing malicious software onto a computer or mobile device. The illegitimate text messages reference the Secretary of State NY Drivers License Facility and tells recipients they are required to update their data for their current NY Drivers License. Anyone who received such a text message should delete it right away.

 

Steuben Reported 3 More COVID Cases Yesterday
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that three Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday’s update. This brings the total to 6,970 confirmed cases, 14 of which are currently active. None of the new positive cases were vaccinated and one person is hospitalized in the ICU.

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