WDNY Local News, Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on August 8, 2017
Here are the top stories for Tuesday August 8th, 2017
A woman who worked at a Geneseo 7-11 is accused of being TOO good to certain customers. 29 year old Tiffany Brown is charged with giving away food and cigaretteswhile on the jobto people she knew who stopped in the store. Brown is already in trouble with the law. Last week, police charged herand another personwith stealing electronics from the Geneseo wal-mart. She’s due in court on both of those pettit larceny charges
A Canandaigua man is accused of attacking a woman with an electric saw. Canandaigua police say they arrested Anthony Tears after he attacked a woman with a reciprocating saw. The woman was sent to the hospital for injuries to her head, leg and arm. Tears was jailed in Ontario County.
A Wyoming County man accused of driving a doorless car with an axe in the roof while on drugs is facing new charges. Yesterday it was reported that Jared Price of Java bent the backseat of a deputy’s cruiser and intentionally damaged wires connected to the airbags. The damage is estimated at three-thousand-dollars. Price is still behind bars and is due back in court later this month.
With the new school year just around the corner, SUNY Geneseo has made a list of the best 382 colleges in the country. The Annual Princeton Review says the school offers a good mix of academics and student lifeand is well though of by students who go there. School officials say being on that list shows that the school is on the right track.
Avon is getting ready for one of its biggest events of the summer. The 31st annual corn festival happens on Saturday from 10am to 10:30 pm . The festival features food, crafts and entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, the website is avonrotary.org
New York is taking a new approach to cut down on opioid deaths. Governor Cuomo has announced that New York will offer a program that cuts the cost on the overdose reversing medication naloxone. Beginning tomorrow folks with health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid can get the lifesaving drug with up to 40-dollars in copayment assistance. Those without coverage can get naloxone at no cost through the state’s opioid prevention program.
New York State will be shelling out millions to give prisoners college educations. Governor Cuomo has announced a seven-million-dollar reentry program to offer higher education at correctional facilities across the state. The governor says stats show a lower recidivism rate among inmates who get an education.