Here are the top stories for Monday June 17, 2017
The 2017 edition of the Geneseo airshow is in the books and organizers say it was a success. Hundreds of people were on hand for the weekend events at the National Warplane Museum, and those involved say it went off without a hitch. Livingston county sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the big crowd was well behaved, with no incidents needing his office’s intervention.
More charges against a man from Dansville, already accused of raping a 13 year old girl. The new charges against 35 year old Lance Riley come from Wyoming county, where authorities say he allegedly had sex with the same victim in Perry. He is being held at the Wyoming county jail on $100,000 bond Police say their investigation counties and that anyone with additional information about Riley should contact law enforcement.
A man from the town of York has been arrested after Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies say he stole a gun from a home in the town of Livonia―and later sold the weapon on the streets of Rochester. 25 year old Joseph Cuozzo III is charged with taking that 22 caliber handgun, which has not been recovered. He is facing several felony counts and was taken to jail on $10,000 bond. The sheriff’s office says the gun has been entered into a database to try to track it.
The Livingston County Health department has given Conesus Lake a clean bill of health. The department says there are no harmful blue green algae blooms in the lake, meaning the water is safe to drink and the lake is just fine for swimming and fishing. The department says it monitors water quality carefully and that algae blooms can’t be ruled out into the fall, but that for now, everything is OK.
The Livingston County Council of Churches is no more after 45 years of operations. Leaders of the council many of its programs and initiatives have been taken over by other groups and that it’s mission lives on. The L C C C dates back to 1972―when it was recognized as the first county wide ecumenical group in upstate New York. The group helped create several social service programs and was an early sponsor of the County Office for the Aging.
The State DEC says time is running out for signing up for exams to become a falconer, a wildlife rehabilitation or to use dogs to track wounded big game. Those specialities all require a state license and tests for the license are coming up August 11th. The deadline to sign up though, is Friday. If you’re interested, you can find out more at the DEC website under the permits link. We have also posted the information on our website. [http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/359.html]