Here are the top stories for Monday June 26, 2017
Police say there could be more charges against a man accused of raping a 13 year old girl. 38 year old Lance Riley—who has lived in several towns in Livingston and Wyoming Counties—has charged with having sex with the girl on and off for three years. Riley is being held without bail at Livingston County jail. State troopers say anyone with additional information about Riley should contact authorities.
Republicans in Avon this week to pick a candidate for town justice. One of those who is expected to try for the party nomination and is actually a registered democrat. Janis Cole has already picked up the democratic endorsement. Cole was a long time court clerk who lost in her bid for the job two years ago to Republican incumbent Michael Torregiano. The republicans will also nominate candidates for three other offices to run in this fall’s election. The republican caucus will be held Tuesday night.
It was a big weekend for high school graduation as area schools handed out diplomas The weather didn’t cooperate in all of theme—the rain forced the students at Caledonia Mumford to wear their caps and gowns INSIDE on Friday night for the first time in 20 years.
A World War I hero with ties to the area will be honored on the 4th of July with a memorial dedicated in Conesus. Marine Major George Hamilton fought in several major batters in the war and was highly decorated for his actions. He survived the war but later died in an early flying exhibition in 1922 . The memorial dedication will be held at 11 on July 4th at his family’s farm on Sutton Point North in Conesus.
A manhunt is underway after a Rochester police officer was shot on duty. Police say 36-year-old Jeremy Nash was shot as he responded to a call in the city’s Clinton Section Saturday night. Nash is in stable condition and has reportedly been helping investigators with the case. Reports say police have conducted at least one search in connection with the case.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is concerned about possible cuts to SNAP benefits. The junior Senator from New York is urging other senators to reject budget cuts which could reduce SNAP benefits by nearly 200-billion-dollars over the next decade.