WDNY Local News, Friday, April 21, 2017

Written by on April 21, 2017

Here are the top stories for Friday, April 21, 2017

A man already convicted of one driving charge is now facing another after he sped off from a traffic stop on Rt 63 and led deputies on a chase though the streets of Geneseo. Police say 48 year old Robert Flynn of Victor had to be pulled from his car after that chase which reached speeds of 95 miles an hour. The pursuit ended when deputies put down stop sticks on Crosett R Road near Route 20a. Flynn is facing several charges in both Geneseo and Groveland and is being held at Livingston County jail without bail.

Three people from MT. Morris are facing drug charges after they were stopped on Rt 15. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty identifies them as 22 year old Mercedes Bowes, 30 year old Matthew McKenzie and 36 year old Christopher Campbell were carrying heroin, cocaine, pills and Paraphernalia and now face several charges. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says it appears that the trio were using Rt 15 as a way around 390 to avoid stepped up enforcement on the interstate. The sheriff says that detour tactic won’t work because his officers are on the lookout throughout the county 24-7

A new name is on the way for the Geneseo Tourism Commission. “Promote Geneseo!” will official unveil its new handle on Monday. The committee says it decided to rebrand because they say the organization has evolved from its original mission to encourage people to visit. In addition to the name change, Promote Geneseo will also take the wraps off a new and expanded Geneseo Travel Journal Guide and Map which you’ll able to see on a redesigned website. The committee will hold a public reception to showcase the changes Monday from 4 to 6 at the Nothnagle Realty building on Main Street in Geneseo.

Just a day after the governor approved more funding for addiction treatment, a report shows a 71 percent increase in opioid deaths in New York since 2010. The Rockefeller Institute of Government released a survey of deaths related to drug overdoses and abuse in the state between 2010 and 2015. The report says the death rate is worse in upstate and suburban communities
and that more men are dying of OD’s than women.

The state says Frontier communications can stop sending out phone books. The Public Service Commission says modern technology has made the paper book pretty much obsolete as the rotary phoned so the company doesn’t HAVE to send everybody a copy. If you like to let your fingers do the walking, you can still get local phonebook, but you’ll have to ask for one. Verizon got the OK to drop the book for its land-line customers last year. The directory has been around since 1878.

Just a day after the governor approved more funding for addiction treatment, a report shows a 71 percent increase in opioid deaths in New York since 2010. The Rockefeller Institute of Government released a survey of deaths related to drug overdoses and abuse in the state between 2010 and 2015. The report says the death rate is worse in upstate and suburban communities. It also reported that men die at twice the rate of women in these kinds of cases. New York State ranked 34th in national averages.

More jobs are coming to the Rochester area thanks to a frozen food processor’s expansion. Bonduelle USA is adding 22 jobs in Genesee and Monroe counties to accommodate the expansion announced by Empire State Development 340 jobs will stay in the area as well and the company will spend 20-million-dollars in addition to receiving some tax credits.


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