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Inmate At Wyoming County Jail Dies

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, March 30, 2015

The investigation continues into the death of an inmate at the Wyoming County Jail. The Sheriff says jail deputies responded Friday to the cell of 26 year old Spencer Johns, of Castile after he was found having a medical emergency, and immediately began CPR. Johns was transported by ambulance to Wyoming County Community Hospital where he later died. The Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

Deal Reached On State Budget

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, March 30, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say a deal has been reached on the New York State Budget for 2015-2016. The three announced the agreement in a news release Sunday night.

According to the lawmakers, the total state operating fund under this plan is $94.25 billion dollars. Other details include $23.5 billion dollars in school aid, and more than $17 billion dollars in Medicaid. More details is expected to be released this afternoon.

 

Officials at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell announces they have been awarded $7.5 million interest-free loan by the state.

The hospital can continue to provide services after tomorrow and continue to offer 460 employees a job with what is now being called independent St. James Mercy Hospital. Hospital CEO Jen Sullivan said approximately 72 other employees are not expected to keep their their positions with the hospital.

 

Vote For The “Best State Park”

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, March 30, 2015
Voting ends today to decide which state park is the best in the nation – and both Letchworth State Park and Watkins Glen State Park are in the lead for the USA Today’s Readers Choice Award. State leaders are encouraging residents to help keep both parks at the tops of the list. More than 6,000 parks were initially considered for the honor. To vote, click here.

Livingston County Emergency -911 Center received a call Friday morning at around 12:00am for a structure fire on Parker Road in the Town of Portage.

Responding deputies were advised that there were individuals on the roof of the residence trying to escape the fire, however, when patrols arrival, everyone was out of the house but the house was fully engulfed with fire. One occupant of the residence was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for burns to the legs and hands as well as trouble breathing. A second occupant was also transported from the scene to Noyes Hospital in Dansville to be treated for smoke inhalation, but was released.

Fire Departments were called in from Dansville, Mt. Morris, Nunda, W. Sparta, and Wiscoy Rosburg Fire Departments to fight the blaze. The home was destroyed.

Livingston County fire investigators Tom Magurie and Kevin Niedermaier were on scene to determine the origin of the fire, assisting them were Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriffs: Investigator Joshua Monster, Sergeant Matt Orman, Deputy Arick Perkins and Deputy Michael Williams.

The investigation is still o

Steuben County Sheriff David Cole announcing that parents can now purchase a home drug test kit from his department if you suspect your child of drug use. The Sheriff says the results are instant, confidential and anonymous. The price of the test kit is $10 each.

For more information, interested parents can contact the Sheriff on their Facebook page or call (607) 622-3911.

Dansville Police say 20 year old Charles Patrick of Dansville was pulled over for a traffic violation. That’s when officer’s reportedly found Patrick to be in possession of marihuana and cocaine.

He was charged with the unlawful possession of marihuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Jarrod A. Grimmelt

Warsaw Police have the person they say is responsible for all of the graffiti that occurred in the Village two weeks ago. We reported to you then that someone had spray painted the outside of a church and several downtown businesses.

18 year old Jarrod Grimmelt of Warsaw is charged with three counts of third-degree criminal mischief; six counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief; and nine counts of making graffiti. He was also charged with felony first-degree aggravated harassment because of the marking to the church.

Grimmelt is in the Wyoming County Jail in ieu of $5,000 bail. He is to appear Monday in Village Court.

 

A traffic stop in Hornell has lead to the arrest of 28-year-old Mary E. Jackson and her passenger 30-year-old Roy W. Austin both of Andover, NY.

According to the report, “a large quantity of heroin packaged in a manner consistent with street sales was located within the vehicle.”

Jackson was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Austin was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Both were sent to the Steuben County Jail for further court action. .

Hornell Police Chief Ted Murray praised his officers efforts “in removing from our streets a quantity of one of the worst and deadliest drugs we see.”

Any tips on drug activities can be emailed to tip@hornellpd.com or by calling the Steuben County Drug Information Tip Line at 1-844-DRUGTIP. All information will be kept confidential.

Dansville Police report the arrest of 34 year old Michael Brown of Geneseo. Police say Brown passed through a red light and was found to be intoxicated. Brown was cited including DWI.