Top Stories, March 20, 2023

Fatal Accident In Troupsburg Claims Life Of PA Resident

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on March 20, 2023, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to SR36 in the Town of Troupsburg, New York, in response to a report of a one vehicle crash into a fixed object, a tree.  The vehicle contained a single occupant as the operator.  The driver was not responsive upon the deputies arrival, CPR was administered and the driver was transported to a medical facility by the Woodhull Ambulance where he was later pronounced deceased.  Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team investigated the collision and the Steuben County Coroner notified the next of kin.  The driver was identified as Charles R. Carl, Sr., age 71, of Westfield, Pennsylvania.   Sheriff Allard thanks the Woodhull Ambulance Corps for their assistance in this investigation and offers prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Carl.


Deadline For Steuben County Survey About Transportation

March 31st is the deadline for a joint county-wide transportation survey by Steuben County and the City of Corning.  Organizers say the survey will enable the City and County to obtain feedback across the entire county from current public transit users as well as non-users to understand how the system can beimproved. The Corning/Steuben County Transit Consolidation Study is also examining the potential
benefits of consolidation.  The survey is located at: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/4034f08e619a4ff5a32a09d38cf0e3f0


Fire This Morning In Bath - On West Steuben St 

There was a fire this morning at 18 West Steuben Street in Bath.  It was a mattress fire inside of an apartment.  The fire was called in at 800am, and was under control by 8:14am this morning. That’s according to the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, and they do not report any injuries.


Electric Buses Are Not Better, Says GOP Assemblyman

Republican members of the state legislature continue to say that switching over to all electric in New York State, is a mistake.  Take school buses for an example.  Fort Drum area Republican Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush tells our news department that while electric buses cost more, they cost around $450,000, they also, according to Blankenbush, are less safe.  "The electric buses have batteries on the roof of the bus, and if there is a fire, no one would be able to escape," Blankenbush said this morning.  However, Democrats that are in favor of the Climate Action Council plans say, electric buses will fight climate change by greatly reducing carbon emissions.


Conceal Carry Lawsuit, Might Go To Washington

The Niagara Gazette reports that two ministers, one in Niagara Falls and one in Buffalo, might be taking their case against Governor Kathy Hochul’s concealed carry law, to the Supreme Court.  The case is in Second Circuit Court today.   

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