Top Stories, June 2, 2022

Tonya Smith Sentencing Date 

Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker says, Tonya Smith of Painted Post, who was recently convicted in that fatal DWI case from 2019 that claimed the life of Donnie Masti in Bath, Smith will be sentenced in about six weeks.   


May 2022 Steuben Co Deputy Statistics 
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says, in May, investigators and deputies handled five death investigations, four assaults, five burglaries, two animal abuse cases, five stolen vehicle investigations, five larcenies, six drug cases, three fires,  four sex offense investigations, six criminal mischief cases, five criminal contempt cases and one attempted escape.  The Steuben County Sheriff’s Offices Patrol Division responded to multiple domestic incidents, and car crashes and completed ten DWI/DWAI investigations and arrests.


Upcoming Boater Safety Classes In Chemung County 

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Department is offering boater safety classes for the next three Saturdays, anyone interested can contact the Chemung County Sheriff’s Dept.


Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler says, the county has a little extra money that’ll be used to help seniors get better meals.  The Office of the Aging in Bath, is looking to get going with what are called "Veggie Vans", that will deliver fresh produce to senior citizens, who are on low income and/or welfare programs.  


Whose Seat Will It Be Anyway? 

Well it appeared that after the congressional maps came out, that this area was all set to have Buffalo Congressman Republican Chris Jacobs run for the new 23rd congressional district.  But there’s been a major development: State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy has turned against Jacobs.  That’s because Jacobs supports a ban on AR-15’s and Jacobs wants no guns for anyone till they’re 21 years old.   Among the list of interested Republicans who might run against Chris Jacobs in a primary is former State Senator Cathy Young.  Young was a powerful member of the state senate and there, was in charge of the state senate’s finance committee.  Young was also in charge of running Republican state senate campaigns.  Cathy Young some weeks ago had bowed out of the race for congress, but according to the Olean Times Herald, Young is now interested in possibly running in a primary against Jacobs.   The former Olean/Jamestown based state senator has more name recognition than the other candidates who have said they want to run against Congressman Jacobs.


Gun Control Legislation From Albany

Governor Kathy Hochul's proposed gun legislation increases the minimum age required to buy a semi-automatic rifle from age18 to age21.  It also bans buying body armor, unless the person buying it is in law enforcement.

FCC File

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