Top Stories, June 1, 2022

Bath Man Facing Hate Crime Charges

Jose Velez, 41, Bath, has been indicted on charges of attempted murder, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, as well as tampering with physical evidence.  According to District Attorney Brooks Baker, the hate crime part of the allegations, is because Velez is accused of attempting to kill a man because of that man's sexual preference. 


Two Officials In Hornell Schools Have Been Indicted

Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker reports that Eli Marcus, Assistant Principal grades 7 and 8, and Hornell School Superintendent Jeremy Palotti, have been indicted.  Marcus is charged with 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  Palotti is charged with two counts of official misconduct and failing to make a required report to the NYS Child Abuse Hotline.  The district attorney says that the charges stem from complaints from parents, about improper searches of students in the Hornell School system by Marcus.  The D.A. went on to stress that these are not sexual allegations of fondling, but more related to illegal searches done without police involvement.


Petit Larceny Charges Against A Bath Man

Bath Police report the arrest of Allan Sullivan, 45, of Bath, for Petit Larceny. Tractor Supply reported there was a man that walked out of the store with a shopping cart of merchandise without paying for it. The suspect Allan Sullivan was processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear in Bath Village Court at a later date.


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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