WDNY Local News, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Written by on February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Livingston County Grand jury has indicted a man from Nunda on what officials call a horrific case of child abuse. 35-year-old Brock Hyde is accused of beating the two-year-old so severely that the child suffered a fractured skull, 11 fractured ribs, hemorrhages in both eyes and swelling of the brain. Reports say the abuse took place late last yearand that the baby is recovering in foster care. Hyde has been on parole since, after a prison term for leading state police on a high-speed pursuit through Dansville back in 2012.

A Steuben County daycare worker is accused of sexually abusing a child State Police announced yesterday that they arrested 36-year-old Seth McGannon for alleged contact with a child no older than ten. They didn’t identify the daycare he worked for. State Police say McGannon’s arrest was the result of a three-month investigation.

Police have arrested a man and charged him with drunk driving on 390 in West Sparta. State police identify him as 61-year-old Kenneth Lorka of Cheektowaga. They say he was stopped after he was spotted driving erratically with his turn signal continually on. He’s charged with a felony because of previous drunk driving convictions and is being held on $2,000 bond.

Police say a Livingston County man started a fire in a Walmart bathroom. Geneseo police have arrested Jacob Hicks of Portage for allegedly intentionally starting the fire at the Walmart on Veteran Drive. Hicks is charged with attempted arson and is being held in Livingston County jail without bail.

A new poll has Governor Cuomo’s formability rating down. A Siena college survey saying 45-percent of New Yorkers approve of Cuomo’s performance. That is down more than ten points from last month. Analysts think the shift could be connected to the ongoing corruption trial of a former aide. While The governor may not be personally as popular, the poll says his priorities still get favorable ratings.

Governor Cuomo has proposed a bill that could make it easier for kids to get a flu shot. If passed, those older than two-years-old and younger than 19 who meet certain criteria would be eligible for a free shot. The legislation would also encourage pharmacists to enroll in the state’s vaccine for children program. Meanwhile, the state’s commissioner of health says more people are taking this flu season seriously this year and getting vaccinated.

Baseball is just around the corner and fans of the Rochester Red Wings have reason to be happy.The team has signed a deal that will keep them playing at Rochester’s Frontier field for at least the next 10 years. The home opener is on April 6 against the Buffalo Bison.

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