Here are the top stories for Thursday August 3, 2017
A man from Mt. Morris has been sentenced to four moths of weekends in jail and ten years probation for a felony sex offense . 21 year old Kyle Kibler pled guilty in June to the charges that he had images of underage children on his computer when he was arrested back in 2016. Kibler will also have to register as a level 1 sex offender, meaning officials think he is at a low risk to re-offend. While Kibler received a state sentence, federal officials say they will no longer pursue a case against Kibler.
Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies say they now know the people involved in a weekend hit and run boat crash on Conesus Lake. They say both vessels involved were rentals—and that they are still investigating the circumstances of the collision that happened near Mark’s Leisure Time Marina. So far, no word of any possible charges
Fire crews made quick work of as field fire in the town of York, but they say they had some help from the farmer whose land was on fire. Firefighters were called out to that smoky fire on River Road on Wednesday afternoon, which they say started with a bad bearing in the property owner’s combine. About ten acres were scorched by the fire, which was well contained before it could threaten any nearby land. Crews say the farmer gave them a head start by moving in to douse the early flames by himself.
Some expert swimmers have raised money for special Olympics by doing something most of us couldn’t—swimming the entire 8 mile length of Conesus Lake. The members of the Rochester Area Masters club take part in many swimming challenger every year, but they say this one is important and for a good cause. The 14 swimmers together raised over $1,500 dollars for Special Olympics. It’s the third year in a row the swimmers took part in the challenge—and they hope to be back in the water again next summer with even more participants.
New York State is returning money to thousands of workers who were underpaid. Governor Cuomo announced yesterday that more than five-million-bucks were recovered in the first half of the year through state enforcement efforts. More than 300-thousand-dollars in fines were handed out to companies the state accused of violating the prevailing wage law.
Officials in New York are warning about a tick that can make you allergic to meat. Hundreds in New York have reportedly contracted the alpha-gal allergy from lone star tick bites, which can cause severe allergic reactions after eating meats. The lone star tick can be identified by a white splotch on its back. Most of the cases so far have been reported downstate but some have also been reported in the Albany area.