WDNY Local News, Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on February 6, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
A woman from Geneseo has been sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison for drunk drivingher fourth offense. 54-year-old Sharon Davis was arrested last May in Genesee County. That was just a couple weeks after she was arrested in Orleans County and a few weeks before she was arrested twice in Geneseo and Lakeville. Davis still has to face a judge in Livingston County on those charges.
A man from Dansville has been arrested and charged with failure to re-register as a sex offender. 57-year-old Wayne Englert is charged with not updating his photo as required under the law. He is being held without bail at Livingston County Jail because of his previous felony record. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says Englert is considered a mid-level offender. He was who was convicted of a sex offense against a 21-year-old woman in 1998.
A SUNY Geneseo employee and his daughter are big winners on an NBC game show. Last night on “The Wall,” Kirk and Brooke Spangler won more than one-point-four-million-dollars. That’s a record for the program. Kirk is an associate director at SUNY Geneseo, but the two are originally from Allegheny County.
Two non-profit groups in Livingston county are being honored for their work. Faith in Action and the Livingston CARES program are among 11 other groups in the region receiving community health awards from Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield. The insurance company says both will receive cash awards of between $2,000 and $3,500. Faith in Action is a part of Catholic Charities, which helps the poor and elderly, while Livingston CARES volunteers serve people with Alzheimer’s Disease and similar conditions.
The Livingston County Health Department is urging everyone to get a flu shot. and is having a clinic today to provide those vaccines. There is no letup in flu cases which surged to near record levels last week. Doctors say even though this year’s flu shot is not as effective as in past seasons, it is still a good idea to get one because any protection is better than none.
Governor Cuomo is calling for the state Senate to pass the Dream Act. Yesterday the Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation trying to give the children of undocumented immigrants financial aid for college. Cuomo says it’s important that New York protects immigrants when Washington isn’t.
More snow is on the way. We could see up to a foot on Wednesday into Thursday. Travel could be difficult and visibility could be limited.