Monday, November 27
A Dansville woman has been indicted on two charges related to a fire in June 66 year old Marjorie Hazlett is accused of setting a fire at her home back on June 26th. That fire heavily damaged the residence on Greemnont Circle. That arson and criminal mischief charges are both felonies and together carry a penalty of up to 22 years
A woman from Nunda will be on probation for 3 years for legally getting $3,400 worth of food stamps. 25 year old Amber Garwood will have to pay that money back and also pay a 50.00 DNA fee. She was arrested back in April and could have been sent to prison for 7 years.
Some area non profit groups will get help from an on line fund raiser in Tuesday. It’s called ROC The Day and it involves dozens of organizations from the greater Rochester area, incliuding several based in Livingston County. The United Way of Greater Rochester is coordinating it and organizers say it will mean thousands of dollars that will go back into community based groups that help education, health, human services, religion, the environment and community and economic development and arts and culture. Among the charities getting a hand—United Way of Livingston County, and Lagom Landing I n Dansville.. The website is roctheday.org. The fundraise is being held on a day know as “Giving Tuesday” Last year, the effort raised almost $750,000
Today is a day known as “Cyber Monday” and while there will be a lot of opportunities for good deals, there will also be an opportunity for bad guys to steal personal information from shoppers who aren’t carefull. Local experts says you should only use websites you know and trus and if that deal seems too good to be true, you should always think twice before giving out any payment or personal information.
Senator Chuck Schumer is warning folks who might want to buy a loved one a DNA testing kit as a holiday present. The Senator that fine print on testing kits like those sold by AncestryDNA could wind up exposing private genetic data. He said customers’ personal genetic data might end up in the hands of third party companies. The senator is calling for the FTC to investigate. .
A Livingston county K9 officer will be a bit safer on the job thanks to an anonymous donation of a protective vest. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says K9 Kane will be outfitted with that gear that was given to the sheriff’s department by a group called “Vested Interest” following that anonymous donation, Vested Interest is a nationwide group that has made similar donations top police agencies around the country—and last year helped out more than 2,700 other police dogs—and Kane will get his sometime early next year.