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For you airshow enthusiasts, for the first time four years the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform at this year’s Rochester International Airshow . Tickets go on sale Monday, March 9. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Daylight Savings This Weekend

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, March 5, 2015

We will be turning our clocks ahead one hour this weekend as it marks the end of Daylight Saving Time.

It’s a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, a move that could save your life. The experts say two-thirds of all fire related deaths happen in homes that have non-working smoke alarms or no smoke detectors at all.

 

 

SUNY Geneseo Suspends Fraternity

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, March 5, 2015
SUNY Geneseo has temporarily suspended activities of the Phi Sigma Xi fraternity because of an investigation being conducted by the Geneseo Police Department. That investigation due to the arrest of 19-year-old Victor Lazarta of Geneseo who police say was at the fraternity and supplied alcohol to an underage female student. Police say when that student returned to her dorm on the SUNYCampus she was transported to Noyes Hospital in Dansville for alcohol poisoning.
Lazarta has been charged with unlawfully dealing with a child.

 

Two Teen Burglars Caught In The Act

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, March 5, 2015

Two Livingston County were caught burglarizing a residence thanks to the sharp eye of a neighbor.

18-year-old Ryan Wicker and 17-year-old Jordan VanLare were caught in the act when police arrived.

Investigators say the pair broke into an apartment on Hillside Drive in the Village of Geneseo. Both were arrested and charged with burglary. They are in the Livingston County Jail awaiting bail.

Local Election Day March 18th

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Village elections will be held on March 18 in Dansville, Livonia, Mount Morris and Nunda. If you have never registered to vote in an election you still have time but only until this Friday,March 6 to register with the Board of Elections , and you will still qualify to vote in the March18th election.

Absentee ballots applications returned by mail to the Board of Elections must be received by the Board by March 10.  The last day to personally return an absentee ballot application to the Board of Elections is March 16. All absentee ballot envelopes must be postmarked no later than the day before the election.

Polling sites we be held at the following:

Village of Dansvill: North Dansville Town Hall, 14 Clara Barton Street

Village of Livonia:  Livonia Village Hall, 36 Commercial Street

Village of Mount Morris: Mount Morris Central School, 30 Bonadonna Ave

Village Nunda: Nunda Fire Hall, 4 South State Street

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m.

Former Hornell Woman Indicted

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A former Hornell woman, now living in Canandaigua,  has been arrested based on a 271-count sealed indictment from a Steuben County Grand Jury.
38-year-old Christina Prichard facing multiple felony counts of grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing, forgery, welfare fraud and falsifying business records.

A County DSS Investigator, and Investors from the Sheriff’s Department and Hornell PD say that Pritchard was double billing as a provider of county-subsidized childcare and care for an elderly person — while also receiving benefits from county DSS. They say Pritchard allegedly forged hundreds of checks and credit card information and stole tens of thousands of dollars

Governor Announces NY Parks 2020 Plan

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Governor Cuomo has announced the “NY Parks 2020 Plan.” The plan restores facilities, signage, and visitor centers and will create an overall better experience for everyone who visits state parks across New York. The “NY Parks 2020 Plan” will use about $900 million in public and private funding, some of which is included in the governor’s proposed budget. Among the “flagship” parks on the list to receive funding is Letchworth, Watkins Glen, and Allegany State Parks. In 2014, our state parks saw a record number 715,000,visitors, that’s up nearly 50 percent from 2010. Visit the new website at parks.ny.gov

 

Three guards at Attica Correctional Facility pleaded guilty Monday to official misconduct, and brutality charges against them in the beating of an inmate were dropped. As part of their plea deal, the three guards resigned their posts, avoiding the possibility of a one-year prison term. The victim has since served his sentence and has brought a multl-million dollar lawsuit against the state and his assailants

Consumer Spending Dips

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, March 3, 2015

According to the Associated Press, consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, slipped 0.2 percent after falling 0.3 percent in December. The January dip reflected lower gasoline prices, which weighed on sales receipts at service stations, as well as drop in purchases of big-ticket items

Two Rochester men were charged relating to felony drug possession in Avon after a traffic stop in the Town of Avon.

It was discovered the driver 35-year-old 35 year old Daren A. Floyd had his driver’s license suspended a total of 30 times. Floyd was also shown to be wanted on a warrant that was issued by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The passenger in the vehicle 30-year-old Antoine admitted that he too had an active warrant for his arrest that was issued by the Elmira, NY Police Department. During a search it was discovered that Richards was in possession of seven plastic bags with a white substance in it that later tested positive for cocaine. Richards was also in possession of several small bags of marihuana. Richards was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony.

Both men were processed and taken before Judge Piampiano in Avon Town Court for arraignment. Floyd was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 secured bond. Richards was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on no bail due to past felony convictions.

The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was advised of the arrest. Both men are scheduled to appear in Avon Town Court at a later date.