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WDNY Local News, Thursday, May 10, 2018

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The Livingston County Sheriffs office is holding a naming ceremony today for the newest member of the force. The mounted patrol horse will be named “Sackett” in honor of the late deputy William Sackett, who was seriously hurt in the line of duty in 1986. The horse will be ridden by Deputy Rebbecca Kane, who has been fully trained and certified. The naming will take place at 3 at the conclusion of the New York State mourned patrol school, being hosted by Livingston County this year at the Hemlock Fairgrounds.

For the 7th year on a row, people in Livingston county will come together to fight a dangerous disease. The annual Strollin’ for the Colon 5k walk and run is set for Saturday, May 19th at the Geneseo Middle School. Organizers—including the Livingston County Cancer Services Program –say colon cancer is preventable and more people need to know how to find out if they are at risk. In additi0on to the race there will be information available as well as a silent auuction and live music. We have information abouot the event on the local new page of our website. [For online registration, visit lightboxreg.com (Strollin for the Colon ]

Governor Cuomo has appointed a new special prosecutor to look into allegations of abuse against former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The governor change is controversial because the Govenor used an executive order to take away that special prosecutors job first given to  Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. because Scheneiderman had been investigating how Vance had handled sex abuse allegations against Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein. Vance says there’s no confict—but Now, Nassau County DA Madeline Singas will head up the investigation. Republicans say the whole situation is another example of Democratic dysfunction.

With spring here, its a good time to take a hike, and one website says Lechworth State park is one of the two best places in the state to do it. Reviewers on Yelp give the park high grades for just about everything and say it would take lots of trips to see all the park has to offer. The best place for a springtime hike, according to Yelp reviewers isn’t that far away either—Watkins Glen State Park in Schuyler County

Law enforcement is warning about a new scam in upstate New York. Authorities say thieves have been using stolen ID’s then dressing up like the victims to try to cash fraudulent checks. Investigators say anyone who takes checks should be very careful to make sure the ID shown really belongs to the person using it.. Police think the scammers are part of a national crime ring called the Felony Lane Gang.

Don’t forget Mom this Sunday. The Sparta Center fire department will have a Mother’s Day Chicken BBQ, Sun May 13 from noon-4 at the Fire house on Reeds Corners Rd, Adults $10, kids $5. Mom won’t go away hungry with a menu that includes all of the usuals—plus all Moms will be eligible for Door prizes.