Here are the top stories for Monday August 7th, 2017
A woman from Ossian is accused of getting more than $8,600 worth of welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to. 62 year old Rose Upright is facing those felony charges after an investigation by the Livingston county sheriffs office and the county department of social services. Authorities say Upright didn’t report workers compensation benefits when she applied for public assistance and had been overpaid by over the past 4 years.
A long sentence for a man who took off from police Mt. Morris and had to be brought down with a taser earlier this year. 33 year old Gerald Bradley was sentenced to 10 years after his conviction on charges filed after that indecent last January, when he jumped from a vehicle that sped away from a traffic stop. When he was eventually subdued and arrested, police found he was carrying almost 49 grams of crack.
A man from Baltimore who was passing though on 390 is facing several; charges after a traffic stop. Sheriff’s deputies say 28 year old Marvin Evans had drugs and paraphernalia when the car he in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding in the town of west Sparta. Evans was taken to Livingston County Jail on $1,000 bond.
The state has awarded more than $500,000 to a group of local libraries that will help them with construction projects. Among them—the libraries in Avon and Nunda, which are part of the regional pioneer Library System. Library officials say the grant shows support from state lawmakers—and will help projects that total more than a million dollars in the Pioneer system. The network provides shared services to 42 rural libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston counties
New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan says he recently completed alcohol rehab. Flanagan released a statement over the weekend saying he was using alcohol as a crutch to deal with the stress of his responsibilities. The Republican senator reportedly entered an alcohol rehabilitation program shortly after the end of the legislative session this year. Governor Cuomo called Flanagan an example for others, saying he deserves respect and support for seeking help.
A sad story about an incoming Cornell university student whose video of him reading his acceptance letter went viral earlier this year . Police say they found the body of Bronx native Winston Perez-Ventura after he drowned Saturday afternoon in Ithaca Falls. Perez-Ventura was in Ithaca attending a pre freshman summer program Support services are being offered for Cornell staff and students.