Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Three people are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop on 390. Deputies say they found more than a pound of marijuana and 4 grams of cocaine when they pulled over 35-year-old Jason Quick of Canesto. Two passengers 26-year-old Marcus Ruckdeschel of Nunda and 19-year-old Dylan Lew or Portageville are also charged with drug possession. The charges may be increased once the exact weight of the drugs comes back from the lab. The three were arraigned in Avon town court and taken to Livingston County Jail on $2,500 bond.
Students in several area school districts taking part in a nationwide protest, 4 weeks to the day that 17 students were killed at Parkland High School in Florida. School districts say they will allow students to participate but that some may be disciplined if they break the rules that have been set down. Officials say they respect the students right to voice their opinions but also need to make sure that normal school activities are not disrupted. In Dansville, Superintendent Paul Alioto says he expects students will be respectful and that leaders of the event have assured him it is not intended as a political statement.
A Livingston County Movie Theater that’s been dark for the past 15 years could soon be shining brightly again. The Park Theater in Avon has a new owner and has gotten a local grant to help it reopen. The future of the theater could include a new movie and performing arts venue. Town officials say they are excited at the possibility and that it could bring more activity to the entire Main Street district in Avon. In addition to the local grant, owner Amy Younger has applied for a $50,000 state grant under the statewide Restore NY program. Younger expects to have more information on plans for the theater in the coming weeks.
Some aspiring chefs in Mt. Morris are literally aiming for the sky in a nationwide culinary competition. The four students at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership’s May Center have reached the finals of a NASA contest to create a breakfast recipe for the crew of the international space station. Their creation called “Out of This World Egg White Frittata” is one of ten recipes judged to be the best and will be advancing to the finals next month at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
One of Governor Cuomo’s former top aides is guilty of public corruption After more than a week of deliberations, the jury delivered a partial verdict in the trial of Joseph Percoco. He was convicted on three counts of public corruption, but acquitted of conspiracy. Percoco faces a maximum of 20-years in prison on some of the counts, and a maximum of ten-years on others. Governor Cuomo said he’s sad for Percoco’s young daughters, but respects the court’s decision and says there’s no place for violating the public trust.
Three teachers marked an autistic Rochester teen found dead in the Genesee River present the day he went missing. 14-year-old Treyvan Rowe got off the bus at school last Thursday and police say he wandered away but wasn’t reported missing for nearly ten hours. The president of the school board says it looks like someone tried to alter the records to cover up that Treyvan had been marked present that day.