WDNY Local news, Thursday, March 29, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on March 29, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Dansville post office could get a new name. Congressman Chris Collins has proposed re naming the building in honor of Alexandra Gleason Morrow, a 2009 Dansville High Graduate who died while serving in the Air Force in Jordan last year. Collins introduced a resolution to make the name change on March 22nd, the one year anniversary of Gleason-Morrow’s death. The congressman says it’s an appropriate was to honor her service. Gleason-Morrow was 25 and left behind two children.
Congressman Chris Collins wants two men who are running to take his job to declare their support the second amendment after former U S Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens called for it to be repealed. Collins says the 27th district is solidly pro-gun, and wants Democrats Nate McMurray and Nick Stankevich, to tell voters where they stand on gun control. Stankeveich says while he supports the right of law abiding citizens to have guns, he also wants to enact tighter gun laws. McMurray hasn’t responded.
The driver involved in a fatal crash in Livingston County in 2016 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Michael Belonte was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge and a 390 dollar fine in Village of Geneseo Court. The crash on Rt 39 on September 11, 2016 killed long time Geneseo resident Don Lackey and injured Lackey’s wife. D A Greg McCaffrey says the grand jury that heard the case likely concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant a more serious charge.
A man w has pleaded guilty in Livingston County Court to charges that he took $6,000 from a would be buyer for a car that didn’t exist. 54 year old Anthony Cassata will serve one to three and half years for felony grand larceny. Cassata was arrested in January, three years after the scam in 2015. He is also facing welfare fraud charges, as well as other charges in Monroe County and in Louisiana
Governor Cuomo says New York isn’t going to bail out Upstate casinos. The del Lago Casino I as w ell as and new casino inSchenectady casino both fell short of projected earnings. Casino representatives recently asked lawmakers for tax breaks in next year’s state budget. Cuomo says he’s not sympathetic to Upstate casinos that aren’t meeting their expectations.
Jim Kelly is recovering from surgery. The Hall of Fame Bills quarterback went under the knife Wednesday again for oral cancer in New York City. His wife posted on Instagram that Kellywho wore number 12– was in surgery for about 12 hours and that God gave them the number 12 computer in the hospital. His wife said his road to recovery will be a long one and asked fans to continue praying for him.