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WDNY Local News, October 9, 2017


Monday, October 9 2017
Whats left Nate is making itself known around the area. The remains of the storm that hit Central America and the Gulf Coast will bring plenty of rain today. There could be minor flooding but no significant wind so the most part, the weather will be good news and help break the dry spell of the last few weeks.

A Geneseo High student is due in court this week on charges that he took OcyContin Pills and gave them to fellow members of the school football team The 16 year old is accused to endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors say the teen will likely get youthful offender status so they aren’t releasing his name. The incident last month caused the school to cancel the football program of the rest of the season.

A man from Livonia is going to jail for 9 months for drunk driving—and leading police on a foot chase when they tried to arrest him. 22 year old Nicchia McFadden was convicted on charges that he took off after police were doing field sobriety tests last March 24th on Big Tree Road in Lakeville. In addition to the jail time, McFadden will have to pay fines and fees, lose his license and have to use an ignition lock when once he can drive again.

Students displaced by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are getting a break from SUNY.  On Friday the SUNY board of trustees voted to charge these students in state tuition rates.  These students will pay about ten-thousand-dollars less a year for SUNY tuition at four year colleges.  The board is asking New York community colleges to follow suit. Critics say that move is nothing but a political ploy from the governor designed to win him votes in 2018—and potentially beyond.

Governor Cuomo says he’s going to donate about half of the money that fired movie big-shot Harvey Weinstein had donated to the governor’s campaign. Cuomo says he’s going to donate 50-thousand-dollars in the near future to charities devoted to women’s causes . Weinstein’s own company fired him Sunday after allegations of sexual misconduct from the New York Times

A new law is in effect that will help seal many criminal convictions in New York.  This weekend, as part of the raise the age legislation, some can try to put their mistakes behind them.  Most crimes other than a sex offense or a violent felony are eligible to be sealed to the public.  The convict must have been free for ten years before they become eligible. 

Ever wanted to hear YOUR name called on Price Is Right? You’ve got a chance to try out coming up. The show is holing a contestant search October 20th—a week from Friday—at the Del Lago Casino in Tyre. Signup for the audition is available on line. See you in the showcase showdown!

And if you’ve forgotten, its Columbus Day. No mail today—Federal and state office are closed. You should check with the bank to see if it’s open or not before making the trip.