WDNY Local News, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A man pulled over for speeding is facing charges of driving without a license for the 32nd time. State police have also charged 31 year old Antonio Purdue of Rochester with going 92 in the 65 mile an hour zonewin not using an ignition interlockand with child safety seat violations. He was sent to Livingston County Jail on $3,000 bond.
Geneseo Police say a man who overdosed on several drugs is lucky to be alive, They say the 20 year old man took a very dangerous combination of Cocaine , Xanax and alcohol and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He says the SUNY Geneseo student can thank a friendwho called 9 1 1 when the the man showed up at a Wadsowth street apartment highly intoxicated. Chief Eric Osganian says many times, people don’t want to call for help because they are afraid of getting into trouble but that he says making the call is the right thing to do. The man who OD’s is being investigated for underage drinking and endangering the welfare of a child but so far there have been no charges filed.
A trial dat is set for monday for a man accused in a grim case of murder. 36 year old Aykut Ozkanyak is asscued of second degree murder and evidence tempering in connection with the death of Patrice Miller. Her body was found set on fire on a streetb in Caledonia last year. A second person, Mary Nevertt, has already pleaded guilty and will serve 20 year in prison. The victim was Neveretts roommmate. Testimony is expected to start later next week, following Monday’s opening arguments in Livingston County Court.
A personal finance website says Livonia is a good place to buy a home. LoanEDU.com ranks the town as the 88th best of the 250 places the places it surveyed in New Yorkthe only Livingston county to make the rankings. Livonia gets high marks for home value and crime risk, but lower scores for its size. Town supervisor Eric Gott says the numbers show Livonia is making the right choices and that people should be proud to call the town home. According to the website, South Glens Falls, near Albany, is ranked the best place to live in New Yorkwhile Bohemia, on Long Island, doesn’t live up to its name and comes in last.
It’s a week to celebrate Librariesand the Livonia Public Library is joining in. The library is marking National Friends of Library week by honoring some of its own volunteers. Library trustee Mae Sherman says the library is more than just a place to check out books and that those who give their time help make it an educational and community center. If you would like to volunteer, Sherman says they’re always looking for help. You can find out more by going to friendsoflivonialibrary.wordpress.com
Vice President Mike Pence is coming to the state today and Governor Cuomo has some words for him. Cuomo has written a fiery welcome letter to Pence yesterday condemning proposed federal tax plans and health care reforms. Pence is scheduled to meet with Congressman Chris Collins in Buffalo to speak about tax reform. Cuomo is asking Pence to use his trip today to listen to New Yorkers who will be hurt by the plans