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Dogs proving to be a good addition at VA in Canandaigua

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Canines are keeping employees and visitors to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center safe. They’re serving a bigger purpose, too. The facility is using a Labrador Retriever to detect drugs. The dog has successfully done so at least a dozen times. It’s a success story that has blossomed. “We have some veterans who are recovering addicts … and we want to... more

One airlifted from fire on Liberty Street in Bath

One airlifted from fire on Liberty Street in Bath
On Sunday firefighters were called to 56 Liberty Street in Bath for the report of a structure fire. Chief Matt Glashauser says smoke was showing from the three story building, with apartments on the upper two floors, and businesses on the first. A second alarm brought The Bath VA, Kanona, Hammondsport, Pultney to the scene for additional manpower. Bath Ambulance... more

Steuben man charged with forcible touching

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Deputies arrested a 24-year-old Bath resident following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a person under 17. Hunter Lee, 24, of Bath was charged with forcible touching. He’s accused of touching an intimate part of the victim. Lee was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was held at the Steuben County Jail and will... more

Superfund site given the all clear by DEC officials in Southern Tier

Superfund site given the all clear by DEC officials in Southern Tier
The Steuben-Allegany BOCES site in Bath, which was formally classified as a Superfund site, is no longer a threat to public health, as reported by Finger Lakes News Radio. The Department of Environmental Conservation made the announcement on the site earlier this week. The Superfund site is a 22,000 square foot commercial office space, which includes a large parking lot.... more

Deputies: Bath woman forged check, attempted to cash it

Deputies: Bath woman forged check, attempted to cash it
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on December 18th a Bath resident was arrested for attempting to cash a forged check. Valerie Rhodes, 48, of Bath is accused of taking a check belonging to another person, completing it, and signing it without that person’s knowledge or permission. It’s further alleged that Rhodes, as result, violated a term or condition... more

Deputies: Bath driver charged with DWI after one-vehicle crash

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Deputies say they arrested a 36-year-old Bath resident following a one-vehicle crash on Spaulding Drive. Frank Gamet, 36, of Bath is said to have operated his vehicle while in an intoxicated condition, causing a crash. Deputies say he drove off the road, and collided with a guide rail. Gamet was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving... more

Canisteo woman accused of arson, now faces new charges including making terroristic threat

Canisteo woman accused of arson, now faces new charges including making terroristic threat
A Canisteo resident has been arrested on new felony charges following an arson investigation, as it connected to an insurance scheme. Sheriff Jim Allard says that on November 22nd deputies arrested Rebecca Manry-Miller, 40, of Canisteo. She was taken into custody following a joint-investigation between the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and Canisteo Village Police Department. He says a search warrant... more

Bath mother sentenced to probation for burning son with cigarettes

Bath mother sentenced to probation for burning son with cigarettes
Amber Lapish-Rosado was sentenced to a year of interim probation after she was found guilty of burning her five-year-old son with cigarettes, according to the court clerk. Lapish-Rosado faced up to seven years in state prison for assault in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child after twice burning her son’s forehead with cigarettes between Nov. 22-24, 2018. Witnesses,... more

Steuben County man accused of murder dies by suicide

Steuben County man accused of murder dies by suicide
The group home employee accused of killing a resident in his care has died by suicide. Deputies say Alan Schultheis died on Friday, Nov. 22 in Steuben County Jail. According to the Evening Tribune, the 64-year-old jumped from a second-floor area inside the jail. Police say he admitted to stabbing 60-year-old Jay Sprague in the neck with a knife at an Arc of... more

Bath Volunteer Fire Department gets $700K to help pay for ladder truck

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) visited the village of Bath Volunteer Fire Department on Morris Street today to help local officials celebrate the department’s newly acquired Ladder Truck and the village’s new police vehicle. O’Mara and Palmesano secured $700,000 in funding as part of the 2018-2019 New York State budget to assist the village.... more

Woman indicted on manslaughter, vehicular homicide charges after fatal Bath wreck

Painted Post woman indicted for fatal Bath crash
A Painted Post woman has been indicted on on several charges, including manslaughter and vehicular homicide following a crash that killed a man in Bath in May. According to Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, 46-year-old Tonya Smith was indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies. As WENY News reported, the charges stemmed... more

Prattsburgh man charged with vehicular homicide after quadruple fatal crash in Steuben

Identities of those involved in fatal Steuben County crash released by sheriff
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has provided another update on the fatal wreck last week, which left four dead. A 30-year-old Prattsburgh man has been arrested on multiple felony charges following the fatal crash. Dustin Drake, 30, was charged with felony DWI, aggravated vehicular homicide with a previous DWI conviction; and aggravated vehicular homicide with multiple fatalities. The Sheriff’s Office... 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
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