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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.

Guilty verdict in Rochester.

Ralph Strong was convicted of killing two men outside a nightclub last June and then shooting at a police officer who tried to pull his car.

Strong to be sentenced in September — possibly life without parole.

No Illegal Kids To Be Housed In Our Area

GeneseeNow —  Wednesday, July 2, 2014

No illegal kids coming to the area.

The Feds were thinking about house kids who came into the U.S. illegally — at an empty Walmart in Brockport.

But they’ve decided against it. Thousands of kids are currently being housed in Texas and Arizona and the Feds need more places to put them.

He just keeps driving without a license.

23 year old Richard Zimmerman was pulled in Livonia for speeding — and the officer discovered Zimmerman has had his license suspended 31 times.

And he’s failed to show-up for court or pay a fine 27 times.

Zimmermann was taken into custody — he will have to come to court at a later date. That is, if he shows up.

Heat Alert. A Hot, Hot Day Ahead

GeneseeNow —  Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Beware of extreme heat today. The Weather Service has put out a heat advisory for our area. starting this afternoon — until 9 tonight.

It could feel like a hundred degrees or more. Be careful if you’re working in the heat. Take breaks and stay hydrated.

A Warsaw man admitted to deputies that he stole alot of cash and jewelry from his girlfriend and her mother.

28 year old Peter A. Conway was arrested for breaking into a houe on Federal Road in York. stealing about 15,000 worth of stuff.

Deputies say Conway voluntarily owned-up to the crime. He was locked up on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

Court Says NY Towns Can Ban Fracking

GeneseeNow —  Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A court victory for those opposed to fracking.

New York’s top court says that local towns and counties can ban fracking by using their zoning law.

The state Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that local governments have that right to control land use.

More than 170 towns in New York, including several in our area, have passed bans on fracking.