Friday, May 17, 2018
An argument with a neighbor has led to charges against a man from Livingston County. Deputies say William Reed of Livonia did almost $1,500 damage to his neighbor’s car following that argument. Reed is facing felony criminal mischief charges. He was taken to the county jail on $4,000 bond.
Felony charges for a man accused of violating an order of protection—from jail. Deputies say 33 year old John Litoff of Livonia contacted a person who had an order of protection against him by calling that person three times from the Livingston County Jail. Litoff was behind bars after his arrest in march, when he was accused of assault and endangering the welfare of a child —and was also arrested back in January and charged with making threatening phone calls. Litroff remains in jail on 25,000 bond on the new charges of contempt.
The Dansville Dogwood Festival wraps up this weekend. Among the events planned, the Dogwood Festival Wild West 5k race and a car show on Saturday, and a 90 mile scenic Motorcycle Ride on Sunday. The weather may not cooperate though, as rain and maybe some thunderstorms are predicted through at least Saturday evening.
A new and potentially deadly synthetic drug mixture is raising concern in the region. It’s called “gray death” and it is a potentially lethal cocktail of fentanyl and other drugs. Several people have been arrested in Monroe and Orleans counties, but police say the drug dealers don’t care about boundaries so the threat could be anywhere. They say they’re working together across the area to find the pushers and get them off the streets,
The field is narrowing in the race for New York Attorney General as more Democrats appear to be coming together behind New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. One of those declining to run, State senator Mike Gianaris says he’ll support James. Democrats will hold their state party convention next week. Meanwhile, a legislative committee is meeting with candidates to hold the job on an interim basis until the November election.
The state is trying to help pregnant women who are fighting depression. Governor Cuomo says all insurance companies will now have to cover maternal mental health screenings—and the state department of public health will soon launch a public awareness campaign about the issue.