Top Stories, August 31, 2023

Steuben County BOE Warns: Watch Out For This Scam

Steuben County Board Of Election officials say, criminal impersonation of county election board workers, is happening in counties around the state (it happened recently in Lindley).  Steuben County Election Commissioners Vicky Olin (R) and Colleen Haruski (D), both warn people to be aware of this scam.  Olin and Haruski say, BOE officials don't do door-to-door house calls.


Schumer Visits Keuka Lake And Helps Get A New Finger Lakes Museum Started Up In Yates County

Senator Schumer visited Yates County yesterday.  Schumer is  getting $1. 6 million dollars for a new outpatient clinic to get  started up at Kueka College.  He’s also getting $2,000,000  dollars for the construction of a new Finger Lakes Museum, the Saunders Finger Lakes Museum.


Feds Say: Don't Sink Your Own Boat

The U.S. Attorneys Office is going after a man living in Rochester for allegedly sinking his own boat, in a Rochester pond  Officials say, no one was on the boat at the time, and but the cost to the Coast Guard was over  $15,000.  The charges against the man: destruction of  a vessel, making a false statement and sinking of a vessel in a navigable channel.  The suspect is 33 years old.


Hornell Man Facing Serious Charges After Cocaine Arrives In The Mail At His Residence, Numerous Law Enforcement Agencies Are Involved In Helping Make This Arrest

Hornell, Police Chief Ted Murray reports the arrest of 28 year old James Pitts Jr.  Pitts is accused of getting over a pound of cocaine in the mail delivered to his home.  That arrest came after a joint narcotics investigation by Hornell Police, New York State Police, U.S. Postal Inspectors, Elmira Police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.   Hornell Police say that there may be more arrests in this case. 

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