WDNY Local News, Monday, June 19, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on June 19, 2017
Here are the top stories for Monday, June 19, 2017
Another round of severe weather in the region on Sunday, but no problems aside from reports of some wires down in Geneseo on Eagle point road. There are still a few lingering issues from last Thursday’s downpour, including damage in in Mt Morris where crews will be working for the next few days to replace a culvert near a washed out section of Creek Road.
A major grain operation in Livingston County is set to officially re open on Tuesday. The CRC facility on Caledonia LeRoy Road was destroyed in a huge fire in November 2014 but its been rebuilt and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to mark the completion of the job. Company officials say the new plant is actually an improvement over the old one and will better serve farms and regional feed manufacturers. The fire in 2014 was so big it could be seen for miles and took crews from four country several days to completely put out. The rebuilt facility has about 30 employees.
State police say a man from LeRoy has been arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop. 28 year old Benjamin Hilton was pulled over on Rt 63 for not having his headlights on, and troopers say a search of his vehicle turned up more than a gram of cocaine and as well as marijuana. Hilton was taken to Livingston County jail on $5,000 bond.
Veterans from around the region got a chance to find out more about the benefits they are entitled to at a special event over the weekend. The Veterans Services fair drew vets from several communities who had a chance to meet with representatives of a number of vets groups. Also on hand, congressman Chris Collins who promised his continuing support for laws supporting service personnel both active and retired.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for a special heroin combat team to fight the opiate epidemic. Schumer helped secure funding to create four DEA teams to fight heroin trafficking and availability and he now says that in light of the increasing number of overdoses in the state, the New York needs one of the teams.