Category: Steuben County

Steuben County Legislature approves 20 year limit for reps

Steuben County Legislature approves 20 year limit for reps

Up until the end of 2020 the Steuben County Legislature had term limits. Legislators were limited to four, four-year terms. After passage of a resolution aimed at increasing institutional knowledge – the legislature will run with term limits of five. That means ... MORE
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Steuben County man accused of murdering girlfriend

New York State Police say a 55-year-old man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was found dead in the town of Bath. It was a suspicious death investigation over the weekend. Police were called to a home on North Main ... MORE
Community Bank closing locations in Hornell, Wellsville, and Bath

Community Bank closing locations in Hornell, Wellsville, and Bath

A couple Community Bank branches will be closing for good. According to a company announcement four branches in the Hornell area will shut down this spring. No other bank branches will be impacted by the move. “It is not a choice that ... MORE
One person shot after home invasion in Elmira; two suspects remain at-large

One person shot after home invasion in Elmira; two suspects remain at-large

Police in Elmira are investigating after a home invasion in the city. It happened on West Henry Street on Sunday a little before 7:30 p.m. Officers responded to a home in the 200 block for the report of a person who had ... MORE
Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

New York State Police say a Watkins Glen man is dead after a crash on Saturday. It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the town of Veteran along Middle Road. When troopers arrived on-scene they located a full-size pickup truck that had been ... MORE
Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible. Officials have said repeatedly ... MORE
Hornell man charged with forcible touching at Naples Dollar General

Hornell man charged with forcible touching at Naples Dollar General

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hornell resident following an investigation at the Dollar General in Naples. Deputies responded to the store located on South Main Street for a harassment complaint. Upon arrival and investigation it was determined ... MORE
Wayne resident damaged roadside signs, camper; now faces felony charge

Wayne resident damaged roadside signs, camper; now faces felony charge

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Wayne resident following an investigation into damaged roadside signs. Benjamin Webb, 27, was arrested after allegedly intentionally damaging signs in the town of Wayne, causing damage in excess of $1,500. Among the ... MORE
Sheriff: Corning man charged with felony assault after attack on corrections officer

Sheriff: Corning man charged with felony assault after attacking officer

A Corning man is in custody after an attack at the Steuben County Jail on an corrections officer. Sheriff Jim Allard says deputies arrested Kyle Horton, 21, of Corning followng an investigation into an attack by an inmate on a officer. It’s ... MORE
Steuben health officials: “We don’t have any vaccine to distribute to the public”

Steuben health officials: “We don’t have any vaccine to distribute to the public”

On Monday the Steuben County Public Health Department took to Facebook to defend its situation, as residents began calling up to schedule appointments to get vaccinated. Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Phase 1B of vaccine rollout would begin on Monday ... MORE
Dansville man facing imprisonment charge after domestic incident

Dansville man facing imprisonment charge after domestic incident

Deputies say a Dansville man faces multiple charges after a domestic incident on New Years Day. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 1st deputies arrested Stephen Simonowicz, 66, of Dansville following the report of a physical altercation and domestic ... MORE
Bath man found with hundreds of illegal images, taken into custody on new child porn charges

Bath man found with hundreds of illegal images, taken into custody on new child porn charges

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a Bath man convicted twice of possessing child pornography has been arrested again on similar charges. Charles Augrom, 34, who is a Level 3 sex offender was arrested after sharing child pornography with an undercover police officer ... MORE
Sheriff: Steuben County Jail dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

Sheriff: Steuben County Jail dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

The Steuben County Jail is dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19. There are 25 active cases at the moment, with 21 inmates and four staffers currently infected, according to Sheriff Jim Allard. “What we’ve done is established one housing unit, which is ... MORE
Sheriff: Steuben man facing fel

Sheriff: Steuben man facing felony charges after threatening to kill deputies

A Steuben County man was taken into custody on two felony counts, and additional charges are expected after a series of violent threats were made against deputies. Sheriff Jim Allard says that on December 24th Dana McCarrick, 45, of Caton was taken ... MORE
Closer look at COVID-19 numbers at local nursing homes

Closer look at COVID-19 numbers at local nursing homes

What is the situation at local nursing homes? There are several in the region – with facilities in Clifton Springs, Geneva, Hornell, Newark, Penn Yan, and Waterloo. By now, most people have heard about the major COVID-19 outbreaks at Huntington Living Center ... MORE