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Identities of those involved in fatal Steuben County crash released by sheriff

Identities of those involved in fatal Steuben County crash released by sheriff
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has confirmed the names of all five people involved in the crash that killed four in the Town of Pulteney. Monday, WENY News was able to confirm two of the victims – Korbie Higgins of Bath and Coy Miner of Hammondsport. According to our media partner, The Star Gazette, the other two victims are Adam Bellamy... more

Opening of Bath VA Medical Center bridge delayed

Opening of Bath VA Medical Center bridge delayed
The reopening of the entrance bridge to the Bath VA Medical Center has been delayed until January 2020 due to corroded steel structures. The bridge was due to reopen in September after closing in May, and additional steel has been ordered. Veterans, community residents. and businesses should continue to follow the driving directions below: From Interstate 86 – Take Exit 37... more

Bath man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

Bath man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges
A Bath man has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography after being arrested in January. WENY News reports 50-year-old Daryl Sumeriski was initially charged with possession of a sexual performance by a child under the age of 16 following a joint investigation involving the New York State Police Jamestown Barracks, the Bath Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the Department of Homeland... more

Bath man accused of forging checks, selling man’s car without consent

Bath man accused of forging checks, selling man’s car without consent
A Steuben County man is facing a slew of charges after stealing and forging checks – in addition to selling another person’s vehicle without their consent. Terence Vang, 56, is facing multiple charges including criminal possession of a forged instrument, forgery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Additional charges are said to be pending. State Police say an... more

Bath mobile home seriously damaged in early-morning fire

Bath mobile home seriously damaged in early-morning fire
A mobile home was seriously damaged in an early morning fire Friday in Bath. According to the Bath Volunteer Fire Department, crews were dispatched to Ash Street just before 4:30 in the morning. Officials say the owner called 911, saying her living room was on fire. She, along with her cats, were able to safely evacuate. Units from Hammondsport, Savona... more

Bath man admits using social media in attempt to rape nine-year-old

Bath man admits using social media in attempt to rape nine-year-old
A Bath man has pleaded guilty to using social media in an attempt to rape a nine-year-old child. William Read, 33, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of online enticement of a minor. Read was arrested by State Police and Homeland Security agents while on his way to meet the child. He was in possession of condoms and candy, and... more

Bath man pleads guilty in connection to veteran’s overdose death

Bath man pleads guilty in connection to veteran’s overdose death
A Bath man has plead guilty to charges connected to a 2018 overdose investigation in the Village of Bath. Police say 30-year-old Justin Snyder pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminally negligent homicide, both felonies. Snyder was reportedly arrested after a lengthy investigation into the September 2018 overdose death of a 30-year-old man in the village... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Bath

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Bath
A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in the Town of Bath Friday afternoon. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. on State Route 415. State Police say the pedestrian was crossing the roadway when they were hit by a westbound vehicle. The victim was taken to Ira Davenport Hospital, where they died. The driver of the vehicle was... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing access to medical and mental health care for vets in the Finger Lakes

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing access to medical and mental health care for vets in the Finger Lakes
What do you know about the VA Health System? If you’re like a lot of people – particularly not in the VA community – the answer might be not much. That said, there’s a lot to know about the services provided at local VA clinics. Particularly, those in the Finger Lakes, which are providing unmatched services to those who have... more

Former student arrested after threats made towards Bath Haverling High School

Former student arrested after threats made towards Bath Haverling High School
Police say a former student of Bath Central School District was arrested after becoming physical with the high school principal and making threats toward the school. Bath Police arrested 18-year-old Cassandra Stage. According to Joe Rumsey, the Superintendent of Bath Central School District, Stage came into the high school at around 10:30 Friday morning. When she entered the main office she... more

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County

Multiple DWI arrests over the weekend in Steuben County
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reported a trio of arrests related to impaired or intoxicated driving over the weekend. – Alicia Fay Young, 39, of Beaver Dams was stopped on Reynolds Avenue, in Corning by patrols. She is accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of both drugs and alcohol. As result she was charged with driving while ability... more

What will you pay for health care? Sticker price is rarely the real price you pay

What will you pay for health care? Sticker price is rarely the real price you pay
New year, new deductible on your health insurance and the same worries about what you’ll actually pay for your health care. Believe it or not, the federal government is trying to help. As of Jan. 1, hospitals are required to post on their websites what they charge for services and procedures. The new rule comes from the Centers for Medicare... more

Cayuga, Ontario, and Steuben receive state funding to fight welfare fraud

Cayuga, Ontario, and Steuben receive new funding to fight welfare fraud
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $13.5 million in grants has been awarded to 29 district attorneys’ offices statewide to continue the enhancement of their investigation of state tax evasion and welfare fraud cases. The grants are made available through the state’s Crimes Against Revenue Program, which is supported by proceeds from investigations and subsequent prosecutions that result in... more

Retiring with honor in Steuben County

Retiring with honor in Steuben County
A man with 30 years of experience, in a challenging and dangerous occupation, was honored by the Steuben County Legislature and his department Monday (Dec. 17). Steuben County Captain Christopher Hand began his career in 1988 under Sheriff Jerry Dartt, and has been instrumental in the development of, and operations at, the current county Public Safety Building on Rumsey Street... more
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