WDNY Local news, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Written by on October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A man from the Livingston County Hamlet of Hunt has been sentenced to ten years in prison for sexually abusing a 12 year old girl. Prosecutors say 34 year old Bryan Bailey abused the girl in west Sparta in 2013 and that a concerned citizen first reported that abuse to an employee of the Keshequa School District. Bailey was arrested in March. D A Greg Caffery says this was an emotional case and that the young victim will have emotional scars that will last far beyond Bailey’s prison term. In additional to the 10 year sentence, Bailey will be on 20 years post release supervision and have to register as a sex offender.

The Livingston County Health Department says tests have shown that a rabid bat came into contact with two cats in the town of Springwater last month, who then tested positive for rabies. The brown bat was captured. The department says it is important to keep pets vaccinated against the disease and to avoid wild animals even if they seen healthy. Pet vaccines are required by state law The county offers rabies clinics, including one today from 5:00 to 7:00 at the County Highway Department on Gypsy Lane in Groveland.

Two people from Wayland are charged with growing marijuana a on their back porch. State police say a tip led them to arrest 58 year old Katherine Kurtz and her husband, 62 year old Richard Kurtz at their home on Acomb Road, where troopers say they found the plants growing in plain sight. Katherine Kurtz is already on probation for a previous charge of grand larceny. Both she and her husband were given appearance tickets in a Steuben County court.

Republican State Senator Patrick Galivan says while he supports federal tax reform, he can’t support a key part of President Trump’s plan. Galivan has written to area members of congress, asking them to oppose elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes. Galivan says that could cost those who use the deduction $4,500 a year and would be a drag on the state’s economy. He says tax reform is important but should nott come at the expense of people in high tax states like New York.

Bankruptcies are up in the region The U.S. Bankruptcy court says September bankruptcy filings in the Buffalo-Rochester region were up ten percent from a year ago. 382 cases were filed last month the in bankruptcy Court that covers the area. The majority of cases came from Rochester.

A Monroe county couple – among the survivors of the Las Vega shootings. survived the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Joe Comfort of Rochester says he and his wife were at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night when a shooter began firing from 32nd floor. He said after the SWAT team broke in and found the killer dead in his room, the whole hotel went into lockdown until six in the morning. Comfort said he’s not going to live his life in fear and looks forward to going back to Vegas soon.

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