WDNY Local News, Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on July 10, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Jury Selection has started in the case of a Livingston County woman accused of killing her boyfriend. Danielle Allen is facing second degree manslaughter charges for the death of Marcus Postell in November, 2016. Judge Robert Wiggins told potential jurors on the first day of selection that while the case has received a lot of media attention, anyone picked to serve on the jury will have to ignore that and focus only on what is brought up at trial. Potential jurors were also told that they will have to see graphic crime scene photos and other evidence found at the scene on Folwerville Road in the town of York. The trial is expected to last a couple weeks once it begins.
A bill co-sponsored by congressman Chris Collins that sets up a registry of cancer cases in firefighters has been signed into law. The congressman says tracking those illnesses will go a long way to help understand how occupational hazards like smoke inhalation and exposure to hazardous chemicals affect first res ponders and will lead to better treatment options. The centers for Disease control will collect that information between now and 2022. President Trump signed the bill this week.
Felony Charges against a man who police say was driving with a license that had been suspended 23 times. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says after 33 year old Lanny Jones of Rochester was pulled over on 390 a driver’s license check revealed the multiple suspensions. Jones was arraigned at the Livingston county jail on aggravated unlicensed operation charges and his bond was set at $4,000.
The Dansville Rod & Gun Club on Gibson St. will have a Tractor Drive & Show later this month. The show on Sunday Jul 22 features a 20 ½ mile drive and farming related displays. It runs from 10:00 AM to -12:00 PM. [Paul Hynes 585-335-2591]
South Lima Rd. in the towns of Livonia and Lima will be closed between Bronson Hill Rd. and Poplar Hill Rd. today for road construction. The closure will last until 4. Also 2509 Linwood Rd to 2456 Linwood Rd in York will be closed for a crossover until this afternoon
President Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh for supreme court is shaping up to be an issue in the fall elections. Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will use the nomination as he campaigns around the state, saying that Kavanaugh’s record is too conservative for most New Yorkers. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are also expressing concerns and say they will vote “no” when the Senate takes up the nomination. Republicans appear to be solidly behind Kavanaugh.