Friday, March 9, 2018
A former Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputy and member of the Perry Town Board facing murder charges. 60-year-old retired Deputy Joseph Mlyniec has been arraigned for allegedly gunning down Robert Irvine the Third on Wednesday in Perry Investigators say the men were acquainted but didn’t say why Irvine was in Mlyniec’s driveway and they aren’t talking about a motive. Mlyniec is being held without bail and is due in court next week.
A woman from Caledonia is accused of welfare fraud. 36-year-old Sarah Close is charged with getting almost $2,000 in benefits she wasn’t entitled to because investigators say she didn’t disclose some of her income. Close is charged with felony larceny, welfare fraud and misuse of food stamps. She was arraigned in Mount Morris town court and released on her own recognizance.
For the second week in a row, flu rates are down across New York. The latest numbers by the state show a more than 50-percent drop in new flu cases from the week before. Positive flu rates in the region are at a nearly two-month low. The flu has been geographically widespread in the state for more than three months and has caused nearly 20-thousand hospitalizations.
A man from Conesus who was one of the first African Americans to get a doctorate degree has died. DR Clarence Stevens was 100. Dr. Stevens was the ninth African American to graduate with that advanced degree from the University of Michigan in 1943. He also won several honorary degrees and citations, studied with Albert Einstein at Princeton, and was the head of the Mathematics Department at SUNY Geneseo in the late 1960’s
A sure sign of the changing season. It’s spring forward, as we return to Daylight Saving Time. Bad news—we lose an hour sleep—good news—there is more light at the end of the day. Along with the clock change, fire departments say it’s a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.