Top Stories, October 11, 2022

WVIN's John K. Scott Has Passed Away

We are saddened to announce the passing of John Kerr, known to our listeners John K Scott.  He passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon.  He was a friend, an experienced broadcaster and a great employee and willing to do anything we needed for the radio station.  Tower Broadcasting is devastated with the news of John’s passing.  Our love goes out to his wife Joy Anne and his family.  John Kerr also known as John K Scott was 71 years old.


Update: The Fight Over Concealed Carry In New York State

Yesterday, New York Attorney General Leticia James filed a motion to keep Governor Kathy Hochul’s Concealed Carry law in effect in New York State.  That’s after a federal judge ruled that parts of the new law, were unconstitutional.  The governor passed the Conceal Carry law because the US Supreme Court in Washington ruled that New York State could have concealed carry.


October 11, 2022, County Covid Update

216 COVID cases have been reported since last Monday's update. Steuben remains in the medium COVID community level. Now's a great time to get boosted (or start a primary series) before the holiday season. Our next COVID vaccine clinics are tomorrow, October 12 and Tuesday, October 25. Give us a call at 607-664-2438 to schedule an appointment or visit vaccines.gov to find other locations.


The New York State Clean Slate Act, Might Pass Soon

New York State Democrats are closer to getting legislation called the "Clean Slate Act", passed in Albany.  Republican lawmakers like Assemblyman Joe Giglio are opposed.  This proposed law, erases criminal records after seven years.  "The fact is, you need to know someone's record if you're going to hire them," Giglio tells Wvin.  Albany Democrats maintain, when you’re criminal records are sealed, you have a better chance at getting good housing and more job opportunities.


Senator Gillibrand Visits Elmira Today

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is in Elmira today, to talk about how her office secured a billion dollars to help out in getting state residents in need, the money to pay for heating bills this winter, which are predicted to go up.

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