Friday, September 1, 2017
Livingston County sheriff Thomas Dougherty says it’s important for parents to keep an eye on their kids on line activities. A man from Webster was accused late last month of using a social media app called Whisper to set up a meeting with a 15 year old girl in the town of York. He was captured but the sheriff says there are still many more predators out there and that parents need to keep a close eye on what children are doing with social media—and to be smart about use of smart phones.
It’s a big weekend in Dansville with the New York State Festival of Balloons running though Monday. There are at least 30 balloonists registered—and four more launches—this evening at 6 and tomorrow and Sunday at 6am and 6 pm.. It’s not just balloons—there will be lots of other associated activities all weekend long at the village airport n maple Street, The event has a website at nysfob.com. We’ll have the weekend forecast coming up.
Officials with Arkema chemicals say they don’t know if the situation at a company plant near Houston will have any impact on operations at the company’s facility in the town of York hamlet of Piffard. Arkema says they’re not yet focusing on possible additional work here or at any of its other plants until the situation in Texas is resolved. The plant on Route 63 makes some of the same kinds of chemicals that are used in a variety of other products—from golf balls to pharmaceuticals to countertops to shoes. The Texas operation has seen a series of small explosions after flooding from Harvey knocked out power
Governor Cuomo says extreme weather is becoming the new normal in New York. The govenor has now the federal government to officially declare 15 Upstate counties, including Wyoming County, major disasters after this summer’s flooding and high lake levels. . If the feds grant a major disaster declaration, FEMA funding will be available to help with the cleanup. The estimated cost for repairs and cleanup from the storms is more than 30-million-dollars.
State troopers and local police are cracking down on drunk driving this Labor Day weekend. Governor Cuomo says that police will be watching the roads closely through Monday. Last Labor Day weekend, troopers issued more than ten-thousand tickets across the state. Cuomo warns that if you drink and drive, you will be pulled over.
The woman accused of gunning down an Orleans County woman in cold blood may have also vandalized cars in Rochester. Holly Colino is due in court today for the execution-style killing of Megan Dix last week. The owner of Molly Maid in East Rochester says Colino worked there briefly a few years ago and over the weekend the tires of six of the company’s cars were slashed The damage has since been repaired.