WDNY Local News, Friday, September 15th, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on September 15, 2017
Friday, September 15 2017
A plea bargain in a Livingston county murder case. 42 year old Mary Neverett has admitted she took part in the killing of Patrice Miller, whose burned body was found on Lacey Road in Caledonia. Neverett and Miller had been roommates. As part of the deal, Neverett will serve 20 yearsand will cooperate with the prosecution of the other suspect in the case, 35 year old Aykut Ozkaniak. His trial is scheduled for later this year.
An Ontario county woman is facing charges after her child and more than a dozen animals were found living in filth. Renee Mobley of Phelps is facing one count of child endangerment and 15 counts of animal cruelty. Humane society officials in Canandaigua say the animals weren’t vaccinated or properly cared for. Mobley’s reportedly on probation for a former animal cruelty case. She’s due back in court at a later date.
The New York Public Utilities Commission says Charter-Spectrum has agreed to a 13 million dollar settlement in a case about expanded Internet service. Officials say the cable company failed to meet some of the goals that were part of its merger with Time-Warner last year. Now, Charter says it will speed up the expansion and let customers know through a website when they will be able to get a faster Internet connection.
State police will open their doors this weekend to let the public see inside. Troop E in Canadaigua will host and open house Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 afternoon as part of the force;’s 100th birthday celebration. The event will featrure tours, classes, and displays of K9 and Helicopter units. The post is located on Rochester Road in Canandaigua.
Govenor Cuomo is headed to the U S Virgin Islands to see firsthand the damage done by Hurricane Irma. He says his trip to the battered island will help him determnine the amount of help New York will send to people there. Some troops from the New York national guard are already on the islands, help on people recover. The storm left St. Thomas and St. John heavily by damaged winds of more than 150 miles per hour.
Millions of dollars in federal funds are being doled out to recovery centers in New York to help deal with the ongoing opioid crisis. Governor Cuomo says Ontario, Yates Niagara, Yates and Erie counties will be getting help based on high numbers of opioid overdose deaths and hospitalizations. Strong Memorial Hospital and its Best Self Behavioral Health are among ten programs in the state splitting 25-million-dollars. Cuomo announced the money will go to offering expanded services to help New Yorkers dealing with substance abuse.