WDNY Local News, Friday, October 27, 2017

Written by on October 27, 2017

Friday October 27, 2017

The massive search for a missing special needs woman in Livingston County is over. Sheriff Thomas Doughter says Starrlita Smith was found alive and is being treted for malnutirtion and dehydration. The 21-year-old mentally disabled woman had been missing from her home in Leicester since Monday. It appears she may had been in her parents garage the entire time.

Feral cats are a problem in some parts of Livingston county and one community is trying to handle the problem. People in Geneseo are looking at ways other communities are handling the issue. There is concern that the wild cat problem could cause heath issuesboth for pets, wildlife and even people. Those involved say the idea is to reduce or at least control the cat population as humanely as possiblewithin current animal control guidelines.

The Holiday season is almost hereChristmas is less than two months awayand the Livingston County Chamber of commerce wants to help local businesses get ready. The chamber is hosting free workshop next week with tips on how businesses can make the most of this time of year. The workshop will feature advice on the best ways to use search engines, mobile devices e-mail and new payment options that are available for customers. The session will be on November 1st from 12 to 2 at the chamber office on Millennium Drive in Geneseo.

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is still in jail in Livingston County. She’s been in jail since Monday while allegations of possible probation violations for her DWI are pending. Yesterday her attorney filed motions arguing Astacio shouldn’t have been on probation in the first place. She’s due back in court next month.

A new warning is set to help keep upstate drivers safe this winter. The National Weather Service will soon start issuing snow squall warnings for parts of the Thruway. Drivers will be alerted by message boards along the highway and AM radio weather frequencies to possible blinding snow squalls. The warnings are being instituted on a pilot basis

Starting in 2019, it will be the law in New York for infants to ride in rear faciing safety seats. The governor has signed that law which says all childen under two will have to be in those seats. Until now, there has been no specific age requirement. Children who exceed height and weight requirements of the car seat would be exempt. The law takes effect on November 1, 2019.

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