Here are the top stories for Friday, June 28th, 2017
A guilty plea for a Mt. Morris man who had been charged in federal court with making meth. 27 year old Zachary Billings could spend up to 20 years in prison and get a million dollar fine when he is sentenced on November 2nd. Prosecutors say Billings made the drug between January and October 2011 by buying small quantities of over the counter cold medicine and processing it into meth. Several law enforcement agencies took part in the investigation.
A woman from Canesteo is facing several charges after she was pulled over on 390. After the traffic stop, deputies say they found out that 42 year old Angela Dixon was driving without a license—and also say they found hypodermic needles in her car. Later, as she was being processed into the Livingston County jail, reports say she was found to have five bags of heroin she was trying to hide. Dixon was arraigned in Geneseo town court on $10,000 bond.
Authorities say a fast response by first responders likely saved the life of a Dansville woman who had been stung by a bee. The woman wasn’t breathing and a friend was giving CPR when the first police officers an EMS crews got to her home, but they were able to revive her with an antidote and she is said to be recovering after a trip to Strong Memorial hospital. Police say it’s another case where knowledge of CPR and quick action by trained professionals helped keep someone from dying.
People in Livingston County and around the country will come together next week to take part in an annual event called “National Night Out” Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the Local event will be held August 1st between 4 and 7 pm at Long Point Park. The sheriff says it’s an opportunity for residents come out and show that they stand with law enforcement and efforts to keep community safe from crime. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August .
The end of the road for now for a SUNY Geneseo graduate on Jeopardy. Justin Vossler,who teaches history at a Syracuse area high school, lost but he could be back for an encore on the show’s Tournament of Champions in the fall. Vossler was trying to become a six time champ, but lost when he missed final Jeopardy answer about the Oscars. He still has a nice consolation prize—his total winnings on the show were $112,000.
Rifle hunting is now permanently legal in Genesee County. Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that allows rifles to be used for big-game hunting. Rifle hunting had been allowed under a probationary period beginning in 2015 in Genesee County, which lawmakers are now calling a success. That law is already on the books area counties.