WDNY Local News, Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on June 6, 2017
Here are the top stories for Tuesday, June 6, 2017
As residents start to put their lives together after last weekend’s fire at the Highlands Apartment complex in Geneseo, one of them is reaching out for help via the Internet. Glendaliz Rivera has set up a Go Fund Me page, asking for donations to help her and her family meet expenses after they were displaced by the fire on Saturday .The building that burned is now condemned–and at least 12 people, including Riviera and her kids now have to find a new place to live We have posted a link to Rivera’s page on our website, [https://www.gofundme.com/fy2kdv-recovery] Officials say an overheated dryer is to blame for the fire.
Members of a Geneseo Soccer club say they are frustrated as they try to find a place to play their games this fall. The community team has used the Ted Bondi field in the Geneseo Central School district for years, but now faces a major increase in cost for insurance required by the district. Team leaders say they have never had any problems using the field in the past and are follow all the rules the district has set down. They also say they don’t feel welcome in the district. The school board will discuss a letter the players have written outlining their concerns the player’s concerns at a meeting tonight at 7:00
Geneseo Police have arrested a man they say threw a chair at a pregnant woman during a domestic dispute. 23 year old Brandon Greene is accused of tossing that chair thorough a window at the Highlands apartments on Meadow drive, striking the woman and her 6 year old son. Greene is also facing charges of failing to show up in court for another case. He was taken to Livingston County jail on $8,000 Bond.
Two women who paid a visit to an inmate at the Groveland correctional center are now facing charges of trying to smuggle in contraband. State police say 35 year old Insha Wigfall and 39 year old Ventura Wigfall, both of Rochester, were arrested and face several charges, including marijuana possession and introduction of prison contraband. The were both given citations–state police say the investigation is continuing.
The Upstate New York prison break is being made into a miniseries featuring some A-list celebrities. “Variety” reports that Paul Dano, Patricia Arquette and Benicio Del Toro will star in “Escape From Dannemora.” Ben Stiller will be directing the eight-part series for Showtime based on that 2015 prison break. The series is set to shoot in parts of New York state later this year.No word yet on when that mini series will air.
Ride-sharing in upstate NY is just a few weeks away. Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will allow companies like Uber and Lyft to operate Upstate ahead of the Fourth of July. It will go into effect on June 29th, ten days earlier than planned. Lawmakers had pushed for the earlier approval to allow people another way home if they have had too much to drink over the Fourth of July holiday