Monday, October 2, 2017
Felony charges for a woman from Livonia, who knows the routine by now. Police say its the 24th time that 29 year old Melinda Torres was p pulled over for driving without a license. She is also facing drug charges because police say they found marijuana in her vehicle after that stop on Lakeville Road. I may turn out to be a very costly ride—if she is convicted on the driving charges she could go to jail for 4 years and pay up to $5,000 in fines. Torres was taken to the county jail on $1,000 bond.
The Livingston County Board of elections says it wants to make sure people understand a measure that will be on the ballot in November asking about a constitutional convention in the state. The board says NOT voting will NOT effect the outcome. That idea has been making the rounds on social media but elections commissioner David Di Pasquale says that leaving that part of the ballot blank won’t influence the outcome because no choice doesn’t count either way.
A Livingston county deputy has been honored for quick action officials say saved a life. Deputy Branda Clark-Pierson received that commendation for her response to an inmate at the county jail that the deputy found unresponsive in his cell. Sheriff Thomas Dogherty says Clark-Piereson’s quick decision to start CPR helped revive the man last May 26th. The inmate recovered.
Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in Canandaigua. Firefighters discovered a body after they put out a fire at an apartment on North Main Street Saturday. The body hasn’t been identified yet. Police haven’t said if the body is related to the fire or not.
The state wants to know what people think should be in a reauthorization of the federal farm bill in congress The agriculture department has started a listening tour to hear from farmers—and consumers—about what New Yorkers think should be priorities when Washington debates the bill. Feedback from the tour will help state officials recommend new York’s best interests to lawmakers. Several sessions are planned—so far no word from the Ag department on when or where any local meetings will be held, but comments are also being taken by e mail at FarmBill@agriculture.ny.gov.
The Silver Bullet ride at Darien Lake is running after an incident this weekend that injured multiple people. A video was uploaded to social media Saturday showing something seeming to go wrong with the ride and the commotion that ensued. The amusement park didn’t say what caused incident but representatives do say it wasn’t a malfunction. Yesterday a spokesman said the ride passed inspection.
Governor Cuomo says the Excelsior Scholarship program is already extremely successful. This weekend, Cuomo said that more than half of all full-time SUNY and CUNY in-state students this year are going to school tuition free. This fall the first class of the scholarship recipients began class. The number of students able to enroll is expected to increase in the coming years.