WDNY Local News, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Written by on May 24, 2018

Four people from Dansville are accused of trying to illegally buy a common over the counter medicine that can be used to make meth. 51 year old Barbara Adams, 28 year old, Rebecca Garrison, 53 year old Dawn Wilson and 30 year old Nathan Gonzales, have been charged with making false statements for allegedly lying to a pharmacist about purchases of pseudoephedrine, which they planned to sell to someone in Steuben County who would then use it to make the illegal drugs.

A teenager from Livingston County is facing felony charges after authorities say he made a threat to his school. The boy, who isnt being identified because of his age, is accused of writing that threat on the grounds of the Avon Central School earlier this week. The charges of terroristic threatening are felonies. The teenage suspect is being held on $10,000 bail. School officials say they acted quickly after seeing the message and were able to identify the student,. No word on the nature of the threat, but the school says safety was never compromised. It is the second school security issue in the past few days. The other involved a message written on a bathroom wall, That student apparently WONT be charged but will face school discipline, The school district says it takes all threats seriously and responds appropriately with student and staff safety as the priority.

A change is coming for anyone accused of a felony in Livingston County. Starting June 4th, those suspects will all be arraigned at the Livingston County jail, rather than in town or village courts. The county says it is making that move to make sure all defendants have access to legal representation as soon as they are in custody. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says local judges will be assigned on a rotating basis to handle those jailhouse-based indictmentsand that a judge will always be on call to handle off-hours cases. He says the arrangements will be conducted in a public space and that the county Public Defenders office will coordinate the legal representation as required. Misdemeanor arraignments will still be handled in local courts.

Lots of people will be hitting the road today getting a jump on the long Memorial Day weekend. It will cost more for that road trip too, as triple A now says $3.00 a gallon gas in the area is now the rule, rather than the exception. Several factors are coming together to spur the price higherincreased demand, increased prices for crude, and increased production of the cleaner summer blend of gas that is more expensive to make. Experts say the price SHOULD level off in the coming weeks but that there are no guarantees. Last year we were paying about 60 cents less per gallon for the same fuel.
Heads up for a road closure today in the Town of Springwater: Tabors Corners Rd will be closed just north of the south end of Wetmore Rd from 6:30 am until 4:30 pm for a culvert replacement. Groveland Hill Rd between Aten Rd and Tucker Rd in Groveland will also be closed today for Culvert replacement as well.


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