Thursday, January 25
A Livingston County resident—who is a citizen of ecuador—is facing federal charges that he hired—and hid—illegal immigrants. 37-year-old Segundo Francisco Caguana has been charged after an investigation that started last fall with reports of illegal migrants possibly living at a home in Caledonia. Federal agents raided the home on North street November. Federal prosecutors say Caguana—who has permission to work in the US—hired the illagal immigrants who worked for his landscaping business—and also paid rent to stay in Caguana’s home. He was arraigned in US district court in Rochester and later released with several conditions attached.
The investigation into a possible luring attempt last Friday in Mt Morris continues. Mt Morris police now say the apparent victim—a female student at Mt. Morris Central—may have misidentified the vehicle involved—but they still think her story stands up. The suspect is now thought to have been driving an older black sdean—and is described as a white male in his fifties with dark gray hair and red cheeks and thick, dark, square-framed glasses Police Chief Ken Mignemis is urging parents to remind children not to approach or go with anyone they think is suspicious and to tell a trusted adult about any our of the ordinary encounters.
The Livingston County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a convicted felon from Bath and charged him with drug possession and driving with a license that had been suspended five times before. 28-year-old Andrew Crosson was pulled over on 390 and deputies say a search of his vehicle turned up heroin and crack. Crosson w2as taken to the hospital a short time later when he got sick—aparently from drugs he had ingested when he was stopped. He was later released and taken to jail, where he is being held without bond because of his previous record which reports say includes time served for drug sales and larceny.
A Livingston county catering company has put together more than 31,000 meals that have gone out to food pantries across the region. Dozens of volunteers spent part of last Saturday at Partyman Catering in Avon to assemble those meals—part of the nationwide outreach program that runs similar events nationwide. Owner Joe Yantachaka says it was a great way to give back to the community—and that he’ll likely do it again next year. The meals went to 17 pantries in Livingston, Wyoming, Monroe, and Steuben counties.
Governor Cuomo is trying to strengthen net neutrality protections in the state.He has signed an executive order banning the state government from entering into contracts with internet service providers that don’t follow the principals of net neutrality. It might not hold up though because the FCC included a provision to prevent state and local governments from enforcing their own net-neutrality rules.
And a music legend is saying goodbye and his last tour will include at least two upstate stops. Elton John is calling the three-year tour his last—and there are concerts planned at the Key Bank arena in Buffalo September 15th and in Albany on March 1st, 2019. Overall he will do 300 shows in around the world by the time the lights go down for the last time sometime in 20-21