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WDNY Local news, Monday, October 23, 2017

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Monday, October 23 2017

Police continue to look for a man they say held up a Dansville Pizza Shop. The man entered Pizza Corners around 8 onThursday evening, threatened the two employees with a gun grabbed grabbed cash from the register and took off with a few hundred dollars. The workers the shop were shaken up but not hurt. Police say the only description they have is that the suspect was a ‘ dark-complected white male with dark hair wearing a dark blue hoodie. Denasvill police are asking anyone with any information to contact them.

A sociology professor at SUNY Geneseo is facing calls for his dismissal after a classroom presentation that hit the internet. Student and alumni groups are upset with Professor David Sorbello after he reportedly used a slideshow and made comments that were viewed as offensive to the transgender community. School President Denise Battles says the college is working to get the facts and is committed to tolerance and diversity, but some on campus say Battles hasn’t gone fare enough

Volunteer firefighters in    New York who are diagnosed with certain cancers are going to receive health benefits thanks to legislation signed by the Governor.  Cancers covered under the law include lung, prostate, breast, lymphatic, hematological, digestive, urinary, neurological, reproductive or melanoma.  The new law signed yesterday takes effect January 1st, 2019. 
 
 Marriages are a little more successful in New York than in most states, according to a new study.  Financial site 24/7 Wall Street has ranked New York fourth from the bottom on its new list of “States With the Highest Rates of Divorce.”  The study used U.S. Census Bureau data to find New York’s divorce rate is nearly 13 people per thousand married people.  The study found Massachusetts has the fewest divorces, while Arkansas has the most. 

The classic “kidnapping” scam where a woman calls a person screaming for help and asking for money is making the rounds again in the region.  The FBI is warning residents to hang up if they receive this call.  Authorities are urging potential victims to never send money or give personal information to strangers over the phone.

An olympic hopeful from Rochester has died. Mikey Lillis was a promising skier who wanted to compete in the 2018 Winter games in South Korea in February. Reports say Lillis died in his sleep from an unknown cause. His two brothers are also potential members of the U S squad.