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In Bath, a woman was arrested Friday for setting a fire at her house, then threatening to burn-down her neighbor’s house.

41 year old Heidi Allen said to have destroyed several items belonging to neighbor — though we don’t know why. Police and firefighters arrived quickly, arrested Allen and got the fire put out at her house. She’s facing several charges including attempted arson.

Tomorrow is tax day — be careful who fills out your return.

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says watch out for tax preparers who charge way too much and file fraudulent returns. One New York state investigation found about 40 percent of preparers was using fraudulent practices.

Apartment resident robbed in Hornell

GeneseeNow —  Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scary moments for a person at an apartment in Hornell. A robber came in around five in the morning, pointed a gun at the resident and said “we’re here for
your money”. The resident says only one gunman was there though. Police say they have some evidence from the scene. An undisclosed amount of cash was
taken during the robbery.

The driver of the car that hit a 12 year old Dansville boy won’t be charged. The Livingston County sheriff’s office says 68 year old Donna Scura of Wayland wasn’t speeding
when 12 year old Emery Lafferty ran out onto Groveland Station Road in front of her. He had been playing baseball and was chasing a ball when he dashed out into traffic.
The sheriff tells the Livingston County news it was a beautiful day and the boy was just doing what kids do…playing outside when a tragedy occured.

The driver of the car that hit a 12 year old Dansville boy won’t be charged. The Livingston County sheriff’s office says 68 year old Donna Scura of Wayland wasn’t speeding
when 12 year old Emery Lafferty ran out onto Groveland Station Road in front of her. He had been playing baseball and was chasing a ball when he dashed out into traffic.
The sheriff tells the Livingston County news it was a beautiful day and the boy was just doing what kids do…playing outside when a tragedy occured.

Geneseo fire cheif resigns

GeneseeNow —  Saturday, April 12, 2014

Geneseo will need a new fire chief. Andrew Chanler has stepped down. He’s been chief for a total of 11 years. Assistant Chief Frank Manzo is taking over.

School board approves budget

GeneseeNow —  Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Dansville Board of Education has given the o.k to a new $32 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year. It increases spending by about 6%. The good news for the public is the tax levy increase is less than two percent.

Staff at Dansville Central School who’ve had grief counseling were on hand on Friday for kids and adults who are having problems dealing with the death of a student who was hit by a car and died on Thursday.

Emery Lafferty, a fifth grader, was killed on Route 63 in the town of Sparta. She’d been playing baseball in a side yard of a house and chased the ball across the road and was hit by a car. Witnesses say the driver never had a chance to stop. Teachers at Dansville Central have been told what behavior to watch out for to see if kids are having trouble dealing.

Fatal Accident in Sparta Details Released

Billy T —  Friday, April 11, 2014

SPARTA:   Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in the Town of Sparta on April 10, 2014 just before 4:00 p.m.  The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call reporting a car vs. pedestrian motor vehicle accident on State Route 63.

Through the investigation it was determined that 12 year old, Emery Lafferty, of Sparta had been playing baseball in the yard of his home.  The ball went across the roadway and the child ran across the road to retrieve the ball.  While doing so he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound.  That vehicle was operated by Donna Scura, age 68 from Wayland NY.

No charges have been filed and the investigation continues.

Assisting on scene were members of the Sparta Fire Department, Dansville Fire Department, Dansville Ambulance, New York State Police, Livingston County ALS and the Livingston County Coroner’s Office.

Tragedy in Dansville. A 12 year old boy was hit by a vehicle and killed yesterday afternoon.

It happened on Route 62. The sheriff says the boy was playing with a ball in his front yard, it rolled into the road, and he was hit when he went to get it.

The boy’s name not given. His family just moved to Livingston County, and he’d been in school for only a couple of weeks.