WDNY Local News, Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Written by on August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

No major problems reported after Tuesday’s severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings. Observers reported some trees down in Nunda just before 4pm, but most of the storms passed to the north or skipped to the east. Today looks to be much calmer and more like late August.

A man from Geneseo is facing charges after police say they found several bags of the powerful opioid drug fentanyl during a traffic stop. Deputies say they pulled over 29 year old Eric Fowler on Route 15 in East Avon after getting reports of an impaired driver leaving a nearby convenience store, where he was spotted staggering around the parking lot. Police say when they searched Fowler’s vehicle they found the drugsalong with drug paraphernalia. Folwer was released on his own recognizance after a court appearance. Fentanyl is a dangerous synthetic drug that more potent that heroin and morphine.

Livingston County’s health department is out with a message about the dangers of falls, especially for older people. The department says many of those falls can be prevented by simple precautions, like making sure your home is safe by removing things like throw rugs and other items you can trip over. Genesee Valley Health Partnership, UR Medicine/Noyes Health, Wegmans, Livingston County Office for the Aging and Livingston County Department of Health will hold a Fall Prevention Workshop on Friday, Sept. 15from 10 to 1:30 at the Lakeville Training grounds as part of September’s fall prevention month campaign.

This week’s eclipse was awe inspiring for lots of people, but it’s nothing compared to what we’ll seeor not seein the sky on April 8, 2024. That eclipse will be a total blackoutfor the first time since 1925,, and the last until 2144.

Lots of people wait all year for this dayand the next 12 daysas the New York Fair begins it run in Syracuse. This year’s edition of the fair features an extra dayand the usual array of exhibits, rides, music and of course food. Last year 1. 1 million people passed through the turnstiles at the Fairgrounds in Syracuse. It runs through Labor day, September 2. The website is nysfair.ny.gov.

New York state students are doing slightly better in English and math. Reports say kids taking the “Common Core” test saw an improvement of just over one percent, while the number of students who opted-out of the controversial exam dropped slightly Test scores show the modest improvement in New York’s five biggest school districts.

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