WDNY Local News, Friday, May 4, 2018

Written by on May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says three people have been arrested after a traffic stop on 390 in the town of Avon. The suspects, from Steuben and Chemung Counties, are all facing several charges after deputies say the found meth Suboxone, and a pipe that had been recently used in the vehicle, and Heroin and cocaine hidden on the body of one of the suspects. All three were taken to the Livingston County Jail on Bond. The sheriff says the stop was part of his office’s operation safe interstate initiative.

The state has released its final numbers for the 2017 black bear hunting season. According to the D E C, 6 bears were taken in Livingston Countyout of the more than 1,400 taken statewide. The 2017 kills in Livingston County include two in Nunda and one each in Conesus, Mount Morris, North Dansville and Ossian. Steuben county’s bear harvest was the highest in the region at 106, including one shot in Wayland at 520 pounds. That was the second largest bear shot in all of New York state.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross will be busy on Saturday, installing hundreds of smoke alarms across Livingston., Monroe and Ontario Counties. Those volunteers including local government and Red Cross officials will fan out into high risk areas to put in alarms, replace batteries and work with residents to develop emergency escape plans. It’s all part of the Red Cross Sound The Alarm event, with a goal of reading 100,000 households across the country. Officials say past events have been a success, with a total of 1.2 million alarms installed and 416 lives saved including 16 in our area last year

The D E C is looking for volunteers to help monitor water quality in area streams and rivers. Its called the WAVE, which stands for Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators. The agency says the citizen monitors will collect vital data that will give researchers a better idea of the quality of New York’s waterways. There is information on how you can sign up on the D E C web page: DEC.NY.GOV.

Now that the weather is turning better and with Mothers Day just around the corner you will need flowers. Noyes Auxiliary has a way to help with its Annual Flower Sale, Thursday May 10 from 7:30-4:00p. The Flower tent will be set up adjacent to Brae Burn Golf Course parking lot. They’ll have variety of hanging baskets, geraniums, container mixes, annuals & perennials and they say everything is priced to sell.

A law in effect this week says anyone in New York convicted of domestic violence can’t have a gun. The law had prohibited those convicted of felony domestic violence from having a weapon, but under the bill signed by Governor Cuomo, misdemeanors will be covered as well. The Governor says there is an undeniable connection between domestic abuse and deadly gun violence and that keeping firearms out of the hands of abusers is a common sense step that will save lives. The new law also requires a longer ten day waiting period for gun buyers who are not immediately cleared though the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Until now, an initial denial required a three day wait to finish the sale.

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