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WDNY Local News, Thursday, November 2, 2017

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Flags are at half staff in Livingston County—and the rest of New York—in memory of those killed in this weeks Terror attack in New York City. Governor Cuomo says it’s time for everyone to come together to remember. He says State police and other agencies will step up security at high profile locations statewide.

The Livingston County health department says its important to keep an eye out for bats—and to try to save any of them that might get into your home. While bats are important to the environment, they can also carry rabies, which is why they need to be tested, if caught. If you do find a bat inside, the department says you should carefully isolate the bat and put it in some kind of container and call the health department, or the sheriffs department after hours.

New York State of Health’s open enrollment period is underway.  The enrollment period began yesterday and goes through January 31st, 2018.  Officials say more than four-million people have enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the program. 

State officials say they have taken thousands of pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals out of circulation in Livingston and several other area counties. The DEC says its Clean Sweep program last month was a success and safely picked up those chemicals from farms, businesses and schools.. D E C commissioner Basil Segos says it’s import to make sure those toxic materials are kept out of the normal waster stream to prevent them from getting into the state a water supply.

The chaplain at the Livingston County jail is stepping down—after 39 year on the job. Paul Mertzger was honored by sheriff Thomas Dougherty was says the chaplain’s service touched the lives of thousands of inmates at the county Jail Pastor Metzger ministered to inmates of all religious denominations and and performed any services required at the facility.

A woman is being has been arrested police say she tried to smuggle contraband into the Groveland Correctional facility. State police say36 year old Jasmine Adorno of the Bronx tried to pass that weapon to an inmate she was visiting at the prison. That charges is a felony. Adonro was taken to the county jail on $10,000 bond