WDNY Local News, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Written by on October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Geneseo police have arrested a man from Cattarausgus County and charged whim with felony drunk driving. 61 year old Delbert Caplinger is also charged with marijuana possession following that stop on East Main Street in the village. The charge against Caplinger is a felony because police say had a previous drunk driving conviction. He was taken to the county jail on $2,000 bond.

A Wyoming County man is accused of being on drugs when he caused a serious crash. Deputies say Joseph Plotz ran a stop sign in Orangeville and hit a truck carrying a woman and her two kids. People were able to get the victims out of the truck before it caught on fire. Deputies charged Plotz with DWAI for allegedly being on multiple classes of drugs at the time.

The state is looking for input from anglers about the a plan to manage trout streams. The DEC will hold a public meeting on Oct. 23 at its Region 8 Headquarters in Avon to talk about the future of those watersand get feedback about the best ways to protect them. The meeting runs from 6:30 to 8:30 at the headquarters on East-Avon-Lima road. There is more information on the DEC websiteand we have put that link on our website as well [http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html]

The Avon Rotary club is sponsoring a fundraising walk this weekend to fight a disease that is almost non existent in the U S but remains a problem in parts of the world. Polios has been almost wiped out here, but the club;’s walk on Saturday will benefit places where the illness still threatens thousands worldwide. T two-mile walk around the village of Avon starts at 10 am. Oct. 14, at Hurricane Technologies on Genesee St. Rotary officials say the money raised will help pay for vaccines that prevent Polio. Last year, the Avon Rotary raised almost $3,700 for the causepart of a 50 million dollar commitment from Rotary clubs world wide.. Saturday is World Polio day.

This is domestic violence awareness month and a local group is holding a walk on Saturday in Geneseo to bring attention to the problem. Chances and Changes is a licensed Ddomestic violence and homeless shelter providing residential and non-residential support for victims of abuse in Livingston County. Amy’s walk will beheld rain or shine starting at 9am at Highland Park. It’s named after Amy Sayle, a native of Livingston County, was killed during an act of violence by her boyfriend in January of 2006 . For more information about the walk, the website is chancesand changes.org

With the general election about a month out, New Yorkers have until Friday to register to vote. Governor Cuomo signed an executive order this year allowing voters to register through any state agency. People can register on the board of elections website or the DMV site.

Some state lawmakers are calling for an end to Columbus Day. Assemblyman Charles Barron said he wants Columbus Day to be renamed Indigenous People’s Day. Governor Cuomo says that we should honor both Christopher Columbus and the indigenous people.

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