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The Federal government has seized some property in Dansville because the owner admits he bought the property with stolen money.

The man is a British citizen, that’s why the Federal government took the property. The former King’s Daughters & Sons assisted living home in Dansville. It will be auctioned off. The thieving owner of the property has not been charged at this point by prosecutors.

A Lima man with a prior drunk driving conviction was arrested and charged with driving drunk again.

Brett Stevenson was pulled for a traffic violation and the deputy thought Stevenson was under the influence, but Stevenson refused a breath test. The DA wanted Stevenson locked-up since it was a second offense, but Town Justice Mahoney let him go without posting any bail.

Local police and the Livingston sheriff’s department are wrapping up a long week-end of extra patrols looking for drunk drivers.

One driver was nabbed for being drunk after a wreck in Sparta. John Jamison was found near the scene of the wreck, his blood alchol level was twice the legal limit.

Jamison facing several charges.

Cornell gets funding to help farmers

GeneseeNow —  Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cornell University will use federal money to develope a web based decision making tool to help dairy farmers. The money was approved in the US Farm Bill. The
Livingston County News says a new Agricultural Risk Management and Policy Institute at Cornell will work with the University of Rhode Island and the University
of Maine to build software. It wil offer training to farmers about new federal programs that are in effect and a new milk pricing safety net program.

There’s a call for more resource officers in local schools. State Senator Patrick Gallivan wants every school in the 59th Senate District to have an officer, including
those in Livingston County. Trained law enforcement officers would be in schools to work with staff, students and parents to create a safe environment. Part of it
would include conflict resolution and anti bullying programs. Gallivan wants more federal money put towards the program.

One Man Cut During Road Rage Argument

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 3, 2014

Road rage in a construction zone.

Two guys get into a fight — one ends up stabbed.

It happened on Interstate-86 Tuesday afternoon. 54 year old David Cook apparently pumped his brakes to tell a car behind him to back off. The two drivers then pulled over to settle things.

Cook reached into the other car and grabbed 57 year old Joel Genovese. At that point, Genovese pulled a knife and cut Cook’s arm and hand. No charges yet. Investigators say the whole thing could have been avoided if the two hot heads would have just kept driving.

New Associate Dean On Dansville Campus

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Dansville Campus Center of Genesee Community College has a new associate dean.
Amy Churchfield has been supervising the center since last August, now she’s officially got the title.

Churchfield oversees operations of the Campus Center.

After a rough winter — and then spring flooding — the town of Hornell has a Preparedness Training session coming up for residents.

It’s next Saturday, the 12th at Hornell High.

It’s free and every family that shows up will get a back-pack with supplies: safety goggles, an emergency blanket, an AM/FM pocket radio with batteries, a regular flashlight, work gloves, duct tape and more.

The National Guard will give a 90-minute presentation on emergency preparedness

Talking about a moratorium on fracking in Springwater.

There’s a public hearing on Monday to get opinions on stopping natural gas and petroleum exploration in the town. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Town Hall.

If passed, the law would prohibit drilling natural gas or petroleum exploration and prohibit underground storage. This week, a state court said the towns can ban fracking by using their zoning laws.

Three suspects are in custody after a shooting in Bath Monday night at a boarding house that led to a chase through Livingston county.

A man was shot in the head and chest and his three attackers took off in a car. Officers spotted the car early Tuesday in Lima, it crashed into a fire hydrant, and the three men jumped out and ran off.

Two of the men were caught in a cornfield after they were spotted by a farmer.

The third suspect, was caught by Sheriff Thomas Doughtery and a state police officer when they saw the guy riding a bike.

The man who was shot is critical — and investigators are still trying to sort out what happened and why. But they say the boarding house is known for drug dealing.