WDNY Local News, Monday, October 16, 2017

Written by on October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017
No major problems reported after Sunday’s round of summer-like severe storms moved through the region. There were some downed trees and power outages, especially in Monroe and Wayne Counties, and officials say they’re working to get all service back on as quickly as possible. Look for a big changethere is now a frost advisory in effect for Livingston County and other parts of the region overnight into tomorrow morning.

If you love the colors of fall, enjoy them while you can. Observers with I love New York say the region is just about at peak foliage. A lot of leaves have dropped, but spotters say there are still plenty of places to see colorwith yellow and bronze seeming to be the dominate the shades this year. Iloveny/foliage has the most up-to date conditions for leaf-peepers.

Child pornography charges have been filed against a man from Nunda who was already on the state sex offender registry. Federal officials say they found child porn on electronic devices belonging to 42 year old Bryan Matacale after an 8 month long investigation that started when Federal authorities were tipped off by a man from Belgium who told them he had received the material. If Matacale is convicted of the charges, he could be sentenced to 50 years. A second person26 year old Ashley Warren of Elmirais also facing charges in the case. She could be looking at up to 30 years behind bars.

A woman who police say is a serial drunk driver is likely going to prison. Sharon Davis is expected to plead guilty in Genesee county this weekone of three counties where she was accused of drunk driving in just four months. Davis has already pled to two of those felony charges in Livingston County and one in Orleans County. Prosecutors in all three counties say they cant remember anyone who had separate felony DWI cases pending in so many places at once. Davis has been held in Livingston county jail since her last arrest in June.

Senator Chuck Schumer wants more restrictions on electronic cigarettes. Yesterday he called for the FDA to reverse their decision to delay regulating e-cigs. Schumer called out the maker of “Juul” [[ jewel ]] which is an e-cig that looks similar to a USB drive and comes in a variety of flavors. He said that the recent decision by the FDA can keep flavored e-cigarettes on the market until 2022.

Governor Cuomo is sending volunteers and DEC staff to help fight the wildfires raging in California. Yesterday he announced that the crew had left for California to help where they were needed. They will be out west for about two weeks. Cuomo said he looks forward to their safe return.

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