Here are the top stories for Friday, June 30, 2017
The message from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is the same as it always is—don’t drive drunk. His deputies will be out in force this weekend, along with officers from other police agencies, to look out for anyone who gets behind the wheel impaired by booze or drugs. He is urging people who party to have a plan to get home safely. This year there is a new option too. Uber and Lyft are now offering their on demand rides to people who need them. The law allowing them to start up in upstate went into effect this week, in time for the Fourth
A woman from Dansville is accused of setting a house fire on Greenmount Court in North Dansville. Deputies say 66 year old Marjorie Hazlett is facing felony arson charges after that fire on June 18th. Investigators concluded the fire was set Hazlett was picked up after an investigation by the Sheriff’s and Fire Coordinator’s offices. Nobody was hurt, but the building was destroyed. Hazlett was taken to Livingston county jail on $5,000 bond.
A record for the United Way of Livingston County. The combined charity has raised $252,000—passing its goal of $250,00 and setting a new high. Campaign organizers say the number could increase too as donation come in. The United way supports 20 agencies and all of the money raised will be used to benefit programs and services in Livingston County. The United Way is already looking to 2018 and has named Eric and Julie Gott as its campaign co-chairs.
Republicans in the Town of Geneseo have made their choices for candidates for the town council. Patti LaVigne and Ron Maxwell received the most votes and will be on the ballot in the fall.. LaVigne is an incumbent , but another incumbent Roberta Irwin did not make the final cut. Republicans also picked incumbent Justice Kathleen Houston as the nominee for that position.
Rochester police are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of one of their own. Police Chief Michael Ciminelli has announced 25-thousand-dollars for those who shot Officer Jeremy Nash on Saturday. Nash survived and police say they’re chasing down leads but still haven’t made any arrests.