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WDNY Local News, Monday, April 24, 2017

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Here are the top stories for Monday, April 24, 2017

Three men have been arrested in West Sparta after what Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty calls a high level drug investigation. 55 year old Kenneth Hoag of Dansville, 26 year old Kurt Redance of West Sparta and 37 year old Andrew Culliton of West Seneca are accused of taking part in meth sales. The arrests came at two locations–including at Boneyard Auto Salvage on Dansville Mount Morris Road on Friday night. The sheriff says more charges are likely–and that the investigation continues,.

.More charges have been added against a teenager from Westchester county–who was arrested last week while passing though Livingston county. Police say Tashawn White lied about his age when he was arrested along with two other teens on weapons possession charges on 390. White had told officers at the time he was 17, but a check showed he is actually 18. Deputies say white wanted to make the charges against him juvenile–but his trick didn’t work–he is now facing additional adult charges of forgery White and his friends told police they were on their way from downstate–to Buffalo but didn’t say why they were making that trip

It’s been more than two years since since the Grace and Truth Fellowship Church in Mt. Morris burned to the ground, but this weekend the congregation gave thanks and prayed together in their new home. Fire gutted the old church on February 9, 2015, but the church elders vowed at the time to stay together–and on Sunday, the first services were held in the new sanctuary. There are still a few finishing touches left to be done, but members say they couldn’t be happier with how things came together out of the ashes

Some People in Rochester making sure their voices are being heard as they advocate support for science. Manhattan Square Park hosted the rally Saturday morning that was just one of many rallies across the country and the world. More than one-thousand people marched through downtown as they advocated for government funding as some federal science programs face potential cuts. 

After a week-long recess, state lawmakers will return to the Capitol today and even though they have passed a budget, there is still some unfinished business  Among the items still up for discussion– raising the minimum age of marriage from 14 to 17.  Ethics reform and making changes to election law> The session runs though June.

Some New York lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that would relax regulations on the sale of alcohol at movie theaters.  Current legislation allows movie theaters with restaurants on site to serve alcohol.  A restriction placed on the law only allows ten movie theaters to sell it across the state, though.  Theater owners are looking to add adult beverages to their menus to boost concession sales, as well as attract people to the movies.  Some lawmakers are concerned that children attend movies and could be influenced or harmed by the exposure to alcohol in that setting.  The proposal does exclude movie-goers seeing a G-rated movie from buying alcohol.