The town clerk in Cohocton — arrested for stealing money from the town. The state comptroller says 50 year old Sandra Riley admitted stealing $36,000 over the last six years by pocketing money from property tax payments, as well as money paid for marriage licenses, hunting licenses and dog licenses. She’s not locked up for now, due in court on the 15th.
Getting rid of a bug that’s costing farmers big money in NY.
It’s the Asian spotted wing fruit fly.
Cornell university working with growers to get rid of the creature and its expensive appetite. Cornell estimates the damage to commercial berry growers at $7 million in 2012 across the state. Spraying hasn’t helped, so Cornell has a grant and they’re working with growers to set up traps that lure the pests to be killed.
It’s pretty daring. The surveillance video shows a woman, with a coat, stuff pair after pair of designer frames into her coat pockets at Lens Crafters on August 13th at both the Marketplace and Greece Ridge Mall — 50 frames worth $20,000 thousand dollars. They will likely end up sold on Ebay. The woman pocketing the frames was white, short dark hair. A friend with her was looking around, as the woman pilfered the frames.
Raising money for the local Habitat for Humanity. The Caledonia Planning Committee will raise money for the Caledonia house project. A raffle in October, daily winners get $50. Tickets on sale now for $5. They hope to raise $5,000 selling the tickets. There’s also a chili cook-off during the Caledonia homecoming on October 3. The Habitat house is the 15th one that they’ve built in Livingston County.
ATV accident Saturday in York. A little boy was badly hurt, his uncle also injured. They were riding when they hit a tree. 9 year old Kenneth Bird taken to strong memorial. So was 36 year old Edward Lagenfeld. He was not wearing a helmet, but the boy was.
A woman arrested in York Friday after an argument with her ex-boyfriend got out of hand and cops were called. As deputies investigated, they learned that 33 year old Jessica Rossi broke into her ex’s home twice on main street.
Once, taking a shotgun, the other time taking his dog. Rossi is charged with Burglary, Larcenty and Criminal Mischief. Now she’s been ordered to stay away from her ex boyfriend.
Sparta man killed early yesterday in a motorcycle wreck. happened on Reeds Corner road just after midnight. Deputies called ot the scene found 57 year old Kenneth Cleveland dead by the road, beside his Honda three-wheeler. Early investigation shows that he failed to make a turn, apparently lost control.
The body found in the Genesee River this week may be that of a Keshequa Central School graduate who disappeared during a hike along the High Falls.
Jacob Baxter’s friends and family tell the Livingston County news his body was found, but dental experts are being called in for a positive id before the official announcement is made. The 28 year old was a wrestler in high school and worked as a youth minister in Rochester along with starting a youth softball league for inner city kids.
An effort has been launched to control the spread of invasive species at Conesus Lake. The Watercraft Steward Program is aimed at educating boaters about preventing the transport of aquatic invasive species,and how to decrease the likelihood of transporting those species from one lake or river to another. Stewards are stationed at the Conesus Lake Boat Launch, where they are conducting inspections to make sure that no one is bringing or taking an species from the lake. Officials say boaters have been very cooperative about getting their boats inspected. The program will continue for the rest of the summer.
Livingston County deputies arrested a man Saturday who was allegedly driving down Main Street in East Bloomfield at 100 miles an hour. The speed was clocked on radar before a deputy pulled over the vehicle driven by 33 year old Raymond Walters. Walters is charged with felony driving while intoxicated. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana at the time of the stop. He is scheduled to answer the charges Aug. 27 in Town of Lima Court.