WDNY Local News, Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Thursday October 26, 2017

Livingston Country’s board of supervisors wants an independent investigation into \sexual harassment allegations against chairman Eric Gott. A woman from Livonia has accused Gott of making inappropriate comments to her in an Albany bar earlier this yearsomething Gott denies and says is a political smear. Gott was among those voting to move ahead with an independent third party investigation he says will clear his name.

Deputies in Livingston County continue their search for a missing special-needs woman. Twenty-one-year-old Starrlita Smith of Leicester was last seen leaving her parents’ home Monday night. She’s believed to have the mentality of a six-year-old to twelve-year-old child. More than 100 people were out last night searching for her. Smith is white, five-foot-five, 120 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says it in an unusual case because of Smith’s disability, she may not want to be found and could be more of a danger to herself.

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is staying behind bars in Livingston County for now., after an Ontario County judge denied her bail. Astacio has been in jail since Monday amid allegations she violated conditions of probation for her DWI conviction. Astacio’s due back in court next Friday.

Governor Cuomo wants to spend $500,000 to fight cancer, looking closely at areas that higher than normal rates of the disease. He says solving that puzzle could lead to better treatment. The in depth research will look at four areas that see more cancer than other parts of the state and will take about a year. Cancer is the state’s second leading cause of death behind heart disease.

If you play the Mega Millions lottery game, get ready to shell out more to playand potentially get a crack at bigger jackpots. Starting Saturday, tickets will cost two dollars and chose from 70 numbers. There will also be a new option for three dollars that will pay off ONLY the jackpot. State lottery officials say it all means that the jackpots will be bigger than everwith the possibility of a one billion dollar payout someday.

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