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WDNY Local News, February 1, 2018

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Livingston County Sheriff’s office’s newest K-9 will now answer to the name “Kane”. The department says it is naming the dog after former Sheriff Richard Kane, in honor of Sheriff Kane’s service. Richard Kane joined the force in 1961 sheriff from 1976 to 1989.–and was the department’s first dog handler. K9 Kane was certified last May and has been working with his partner, Deputy Matt Moran, since August.

A man from Lima is facing charges after police say they found a tiny amount of crack during a following a crash on Main street. State police say 62-year-old Sidney Morris had a half gram of crack when they searched him after the crash that occurred as Morris pulled out of a parking lot. The small amount of drugs has led to misdemeanor charges―Morris is due in court next week.

A suspect in a 2016 burglary in Avon is facing charges―after he spent time in jail in two other places. Jason Wolf is accused on that break-in that happened on July 2016. When he was first identified as a suspect, he was already in jail in Cobb County Georgia on unrelated charges―and then had to serve time in Allegheny County on even more charges there. Now, Wolf is in custody in Livingston County, where he is being held on $10,000 bond until his next court date for the Felony and misdemeanor charges related to the 2016 case.

Drunk driving charges for a Man from mt Morris who was stopped on 390. State police say 35-year-old Jon Thibault has a blood alcohol level of .12 when he was pulled over―the legal limit is .08. Thibaut was cited for DWI, unlicensed operation and several other traffic violation. He is due back in court in Geneseo on February 28th.

Nearly 100-million-dollars in state grants are set to go to companies that provide Internet in the region. Governor Cuomo has announced the next phase of the “New NY Broadband” program to give all New Yorkers access to high-speed Internet. The governor’s office says nearly all homes in the state will have broadband access by 2019.

Two students from Mt Morris really know how to spell. Emily Mike and Jamie Hale are moving on to the regional spelling bee―hoping to earn a spot in the National bee that takes place in Washington on May 31s and June 1st. They will join Regan Sykes of Livonia who will compete for the regional title next Month. Emily’s word in the Mt. Morris bee was MERENGUE―a Caribbean dance, that is spelled M E R E N G U E, while Jamie hit the mark with disengage―D I S E N G A G E. The spelling bee has been around since 1925.