WDNY Local News, Friday, March 23, 2018

Written by on March 23, 2018

Friday March 23, 2018
A bridge in the village of Dansville has been shut down because of safety concerns. The village says the span over the culvert on Seward Styreet is unsafe and so is closed until repairs can be made. Traffic is being redirected to Sophia and Cottage Streets.

A new report says the cost of living in Livingston County is much higher than the average income. The Economic Policy Institute says a modest standard of living for a family of four costs about around $91,000 a yearcompared to the average of around 51,000. Livingston ranks 30th in New York’s most expensive counties, adding together like housing, food, transportation and taxes. The Most expensive county in the state is Nassau County Long Island, while the least expensive is Chautauqua County. The organization says the disparity is actually a widespread problem across the country and not just in big cities

A former inmate at the Groveland correctinal facility has been found guilty of assaulting an officer there. 38 year old Lanch Williams will have seven years tacked onto his sentence for attacking the guard, who was searching for suspected drugs during a family festival at the prison.. Williams was doing 6 years for at groveland for weapons possession and assault and has since been transferred to the Elmira state prison. Officials say that officer continues to suffer from his injuries which required knee and shoulder surgery,

A Long Island man is admitting to a scary level of harassment against a SUNY Geneseo student. Thomas Traficane has pleaded guility v in in a Rochester federal court for cyberstalking and sending drugs to a woman he had dated. He told the court he to tried to frame her on drug charges, hacked into her school account so he could fail her exams and posted her information on a website for prostitutes. Traficante will be sentenced later this year to 30 to 37 months in prison.

New York’s flu season appears to be slowly winding down. The state released the newest numbers showing that for the fourth week in a row the number of reported flu cases went down. Confirmed flu cases dropped by 19-percent statewide but those numbers weren’t quite as high in our area. The flu is still considered geographically widespread in the state.

A host of big names saying goodybye to The late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter today .Slaughter died a week ago in the hospital being treated for a fall. Thousands of people are expected to attend her funeral Former President Bill Clinton will be there and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to speak along with US Representatives Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis.

A chance to learn about history this weekend in Mount Morris. The last presentation of The Mount Morris Dam Winter Discovery Series American Innovation takes place Saturday at 1pm at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area, on Visitor Center Road. The event will feature Railroad Historian;Max Szemplenski, on the topic The Iron Horse

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