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WDNY Local News, Friday, June 2, 2017

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Here are the top stories for Friday, June 2, 2017

A Landlord who owns vacation properties on Pebble Beach Road in the town of Livonia says he’s being singled out by neighbor who have expressed concerns about the behavior of some of the people he rents to. John Mc Coy told a meeting of the Livonia town board that he tries to be a good neighbor ans careful with his rentals, but some people who live on the road says too many rowdy summer visitors are ruining the residential character of the area. Town supervisors say they will try to address those concerns.

A man from Hemlock if facing several charges after sheriffs deputies say he went on a tirade over a missing beer at a home in Livonia. Deputies say 24 year old Bradlee Redmond got so mad about the lost brew that he threatened to stab family members, ripped a phone out of the wall as they tried to call 9 1 1 and them broke a door he tried to slam on the way out of the house. Officers later found Redmond, who is now facing charges with felony criminal mischief, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child who was in the house at the time. Redmond was taken to Livingston County jail on $2,000 bond.

Nobody was hurt in a scary looking crash in Geneseo–that police say could have been much worse. The Livingston county sheriff’s office says elderly driver somehow slammed a minivan into the front of Noreen’s Hallmark store in the Geneseo plaza on Thursday morning, causing damage to the facade of the building, but apparently not doing any serious structural damage. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says there will be no criminal charges and that investigators are looking into either mechanical problems or human error as the cause of the crash. The store will reopen once repairs to the front end are made–none of the adjacent businesses suffered any damage.

More than a dozen drivers in the Finger Lakes Region are facing charges after a state crackdown on impaired drivers.  Over the Memorial Day weekend there were 22 DWI arrests reported by State Police iIn the region.  There were more than a thousand tickets issued locally and more than 12-thousand statewide as part of that enhanced enforcement campaign

New York State says it has has stopped more than 300-thousand suspicious tax refund claims.  Governor Cuomo says officials in the tax department believe this saves the state nearly half-a-billion-dollars.  That’s a 20-percent increase from last year’s savings on suspicious claims.  Cuomo says the state continues to use state-of-the-art technology to detect simple honest mistakes and inflated dependents or deductions. 

New York’s DMV is warning of an email scam.   It says scammers are sending emails claiming to be official and tell recipients they have 48-hours to pay outstanding tickets or they’ll lose their license.  The DMV say they never send emails like this and if you get that kind of message in your inbox, you should delete it.

New York, Washington State and California are asking other states to join them in the fight against climate change.  Governor Cuomo announced New York is among the three states forming the United States Climate Alliance.  This alliance is in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement.  Cuomo signed an executive order yesterday vowing to meet or exceed objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement.