WDNY Local News, Friday, December 17, 2017

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Friday, November 17 2017

Two women from Hornell are accused of having 30 bags of heroin after a traffic stop on 390. 38 year old Tanya Hoad and 24 year old Rosemarie Brown are both facing possession charges. Deputies say they pulled Hoad over for a loud muffler and a later search turned up the drugs. Hoad was taken to jail on $500 bond while Brown’s bond was set at $1,500.

Reports say several people were detained by immigration agents after a raid in Caledonia. Witnesses say the agents detained between 7 and 9 people from a residence on North Street in Caledonia. There’s no confirmation from federal authorities about any enforcement actionsbut neighbors say they had seen agents in the area in the time before the people were detained and reportedly taken away in an unmarked van on Tuesday

The state says R G & E and NYSEG could face millions of dollars of fines for their responses to the March windstorm that left thousands of people in the region without powersome for days. The Public Service Commission says the utilities violated their own emergency response plans after the storm Regulators say those violations included not responding quickly enough to reports of outages and poor communications with customers. R G & E and NYSEG have 30 days to dispute the findings to show why they shouldn’t be fined. Thousands of National grid customers were also effected but the state has not found any fault with their response to the storm.

The area could be in for a rough winter. Forecasters say a polar vortex could drop on areas around the Great Lakes early in the New Year. That could cause frigid temperatures and above-average snow, and dump some of this winter’s worst weather here in our backyard.just after the start of the New Year, which is just six weeks from now.

The Red carpet will roll out later this month to benefit an area organization. Catholic Charities of Livingston County will hold its largest annual fund raiserthe Red carpet Galaon December 9th at the Valley Oak Convention Center. Organizers say the Gala and silent auction will be funwith a purpose. Some of the money raised will go to support Catholic Charities’ Operation Christmas which has been helping families in need in the County for the past 22 holidays. From now until December 6th, several toy drives will also take place to collect gifts that will be delivered to area children. For information about the gala and the toy drives, the website is abooutcclc.org.

Governor Cuomo says he hopes the U.S. Senate can stop the tax-reform bill that was just passed by the House. Congressmen Chris Collins John Katko,and Tom Reed all voted for it. The bill would to strip New Yorkers of the ability to deduct local and state taxes from their federal returns. Governor Cuomo thinks Republicans who voted for the bill betrayed the very people who put them in officebut Congressman Collins says the reform is exactly what his constituents asked for.

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