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WDNY Local News, Friday, November 3rd, 2017

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Friday, November 3, 2017

A beer truck crash on 390 may have been caused by an impaired driver,. The roadway was closed for two hours Thursday morning ween the truck flipped between exits 7 and 8 on Thursday morning. The driver was taken to the hospital and now Livingston County Sheriffs investigators are trying to find out if the man was under the influence of heroin, which police say was found in his possession,

A man from Steuben County has been sentenced for lying to investigators about the circumstances surrounding a small plane crash in Perry. 40 year old Bryan Woodhams of Wayland was a student pilot in 2015 when the plane he was flying made a hard landing and ended up in the ditch. Under rules of the student pilots license, he was not allowed to carry passengers without an instructor on board. There was no instructor—but his 15 year old son was on the place and suffered minor injuries. In his report to federal officials Woodhams said he was flying solo, but investigators later proved that was not the case. Woodhams was sentenced to time already served and a year of supervised release for not telling the truth of the F A A.

A dispute over a dirt bike sale has led to charged against two men from Livingston County. Police say 47 year old Thomas O Grady sold that bike to an individual on Craigslist but that the buyer apparently never paid in full. O Grady later reportedly saw the bike for sale on line and set up a meeting with a friend to try to get the bike back.. That meeting, in a convenience store parking lot in Hemlock, turned violent and now O Grady and the friend—Raymond Deinhart of Sparta are facing robbery charges for allegedly taking the bike by force. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the whole situation could have been avoided by using a “safe zone” at the county sheriff’s department where buyers and sellers of items on line can meet at a neutral location in front of the Sherri’s office that is under police surveillance.

Speed limits near local schools could one day be set by local governments under a bill up for discussion in the legislature . Currently,. The state has the authority over those limits, but some lawmakers want to streamline the process so counties can set a lower limit if they feel its needed to ensure student safety. They say the current rules don’t always take into consideration how close busy roads are to school buildings. Earlier this year a student in Geneseo was struck and killed in an area where the speed limit was 55—not far from school grounds.

Advocates are working to close a loophole allowing sex offenders to work with children.  Currently, sex offenders don’t have to tell police where they work if it’s been less than a year, even if they are working around children.  Also, once off parole, there are no restrictions on offenders working with children.  Bills proposed in the New York Senate that would prohibit sex offenders from working with children have not made it to the Assembly floor. 

Veterans day is a week from tomorrow—November 11th and local events are planned to mark the occasion. In Dansville, school officials say it will be a long weekend for students On Thursday November 9th, there will be no school for a Superintendents’ conference day and Schools will also be closed in honor of the Holiday on November 10th.