Here are the top stories for Tuesday June 27, 2017
A Geneseo icon is about to return. The bear fountain at Main and Center Streets, damaged in a truck crash in April 2016, is expected to be put back together this week. The new fountain basin, pillar and restored bear statute will be installed on Wednesday if all goes as planned, while what is left of the old base will be hauled off to Vermont for re purposing. Emmeline, the bear has been restored and will soon be standing again atop the base, which was carefully rebuilt from special granite and sandstone.
A Geneseo woman is facing two DWI charges after she was topped over the weekend. Deputies in Livingston County say Sharon Davis was pulled over and arrested for felony DWI on Saturday and again on Sunday. Deputies say these new charges make five DWIs for her in the past decade.
Meanwhile another man with a long driving record has been arrested. Police say 32 year old Ryan Lajuette of Rochester was stopped on 390 for driving without a license—a charge he has faced 36 times before on 12 separate dates. Her is facing felony unlicensed operation charges charges and was taken to jail on $3,000 bond. No word WHY his license had been pulled so many times before.
Two men have been arrested and charged with violating parts of the states sexual offender law. Deputies say 42 year old Joseph Spring failed to register a new address in Geneseo after he moved to Dansville, while 48 year old Mark Fox failed to provide an updated photo of himself to police as he is required to do every 3 years. Spring is on the list for raping an 8 year old girl in 20-14, while Fox reported has a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child from 2013
A Rochester police officer who was shot is out of the hospital. The manhunt continues for the person who shot 36-year-old Jeremy Nash on Saturday. Nash was released from the hospital yesterday after being shot in the face. Police have reportedly executed search warrants related to the case but are being tight-lipped about where the investigation stands.
Governor Cuomo is warning that the proposed Senate replacement for Obamacare could be a setback in the fight against opioid addiction. Cuomo says that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cut Medicaid funding that two-thirds of New Yorkers being treated for addiction need. He says while the Republican proposal sets aside a couple billion-dollars for the opioid crisis, it still falls way short. Cuomo’s calling on the New York congressional delegation to stop the bill.