Top Stories, August 18, 2023

Police Chief Says Congrats To All Bath Police Officers 

Bath Police Chief Colin Taft says that all of the Bath Police Officers passed their promotional exams,.  The police chief also says, Investigator Jackson and Sergeant Ruggles and Johnson are now permanent in their titles.  


Big Public Hearing August 28 In Steuben County  

On the agenda for an upcoming public hearing, is the 2017 Steuben County Defense And Indemnification law.  (That makes it so the county helps legally defend the sheriff in court if he’s sued by a prisoner or suspect).  That 2017 law might possibly be repealed.  A public hearing on that will be held August 28th  in Bath.  


Victim Survives A Recent Shooting Over In Elmira

Elmira Police say someone was shot in the early morning hours on Wednesday, but that the victim will not identify a suspect in the shooting.  Police also say, the victim is recovering from his injuries.  "After several attempts," Elmira Police say, "the victim in this incident has refused to be interviewed or cooperate with this investigation."  


Keeping The Rochester State Of Emergency Going 
In Rochester, WHEC reports that Mayor Malik Evans is extending the gun violence state of emergency for another 30 days.  


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Has Been Making The Rounds Around This Part Of The State

This past week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Corning, Watkins Glen, Elmira, Jamestown, Salamanca and the Allegany County town of Belmont.  "It was a joy to visit Willow Creek Farm in Belmont today and see their commitment to caring for their cows and their community," Gillibrand said.  "I’m fighting to make sure our dairy farms get a fair price for their milk so our farms and communities can thrive."   During her visit to Corning, the senator stopped by the Corning Museum.  


Things To Do This Weekend?  Plenty Locally

The Steuben County Fair goes until and through this Sunday, and the Hammondsport Festival of Crafts is a Saturday and Sunday event, 10am to 5 pm both days this weekend.


The NYS Firefighters Leader Is Re-Elected 

EmpireReportNewYork.com and the Albany Times Union report that Sam Fresnia has been re-elected as head of the New York State Firefighters Association.  Fresnia has been a longtime Albany area fireman.


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