WNDY Local News, Thursday, December 7, 2017
Written by Jerry Lademan on December 7, 2017
Thursday, December 7
Police are investigating a serious crash on rt. 63 in Dansville. Reports say that a person was hit by a vehicle and taken to the hospital around 6:30 last night. No word on that person’s condition. The highway was closed near the Steuben County line for a time as part of that police investigation, which includes the State Police , Dansville police and the Livingston County Sheriff’s office.
Livingston County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people for drug possession following a traffic stop. They say 52 year old Daniel Zelinski of Conesus and 23 year old Lindsay Rose Lefrois from Lima were charged after deputies found suboxone and cocaine in the vehicle that was pulled over on East Avon-Lima Road Officers also say they saw Zelinski try to hand over the drugs to Lefrios, which resulted in additional charges. Both are being held without bail at Livingston County Jail.
Livingston Country sheriff’ Thomas Dougherty says vulnerable people should consider getting a wristband that could help find them should they ever need help and are unable to communicate> the sheriff says those Project Lifesaver bands transmit a signal that can help first responders quickly locate those at risk people. The sheriff’s office provides that equipment for no cost except for a small fee, which can be waived in cases of financial difficulty. If you would like more information, you can contact the sheriff’s community policing office
The company that provides helicopter transport for sick and injured patients says it will no longer sent people who use its service huge bills that are later adjusted by insurance companies. LifeNetwhich is owned by a larger firm based in Coloradosays it will now wait to send out bills until insurance has paidand will work more closely with patients on financial issues. Life Net says its service is expensive, but that insurance usually take care of most of the bill. Until now, some people had reported getting initial bills for tens of thousands of dollars. The service is based in Hornell and transports people from a wide area from Monroe County south to Tioga and Potter counties in Pennsylvania, and areas west from Olean to Watkins Glen to the east.
Governor Cuomo is blasting a bill passed by the House to allow easier interstate travel for folks with legally concealed guns. Cuomo said The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners from other states to cross New York’s border and violate the state’s strong gun laws. The House also moved to expand background checks but the governor is accusing Washington of trying to make New York less safe.
A lake effect snow warning is in place for parts of the region Forecasters say an arctic blast could drop ten to 20 inches of snow before the weekend. Wyoming, county is among the areas under the warning until tomorrow morning. The first real taste of wintry weather could be with us for a while, possibly into the New Year