Friday, January 19
A Livingston County high school says a group of students was behind a false bomb threat on Thursday afternoon. That threat came in through the Livonia district’s anonymous tip line just before 5 pm and led to a sweep of the High School by the county sheriff’s office as a precaution. Shortly afterward, another message came in saying the threat wasn’t intentional. Nonetheless, officials traced the message and say the high schoolers who apparently sent it will face consequences—including prosecution. Superintendent Matt Cole calls it a teachable moment about how bad choices can lead to serious outcomes.
Some students at SUNY Geneseo want answers about why the school is replacing the dean of its Business School. Denise Rotondo was removed from her position last week for what school president Denise Battles says calls a change in leadership. Rotondo will stay on the faculty. Now, an online petition is asking for more information about why SUNY is making the change. One of those behind that petition says fellow students were shocked and that as far as they knew, Rotondo had done a good job as head of the Business School.
A man from Lima has been accused of possessing crack following a traffic stop in the village. 62-year-old Sidney Morris is facing misdemeanor possession charges after deputies say they found the drugs after Morris was pulled over on Lake Avenue. He was arraigned and taken to Livingston County jail on $1,000 bond.
The flu season is getting worse. The state department of health released the newest numbers and there was a more than 50-percent jump in confirmed flu cases from the week before.Our area still has some of the highest flu rates in the state. There has still only been one pediatric flu-related death in the state. Experts say it’s not too late to get a flu shot.
Our region isn’t going to be home to Amazon’s second North American headquarters. Business leaders had made a bid to lure Amazon along with 50-thousand jobs to the Rochester-Buffalo region, but no luck. Yesterday Amazon tweeted the 20 communities that are still in the running for HQ2. Out of several proposals across the state, New York City’s is the only one still in consideration.
With warmer weather heading our way, we could be in for more flooding On Saturday temperatures aren’t expected to go below freezing and it’s expected to stay that way until the middle of next week. Monday will be rainy and warmer. Forecasters say there’s a chance of more ice jam flooding.