WDNY Local News, Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Thursday, July 12 2018

A man from Mumbai India is accused of driving over 100 miles an hour on 390. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says 24 year old Ankit V. Vora was traveling with his parents in a rental vehicle on their way to visit Niagara Falls, when deputies clocked him at 115 MPH on the interstate near exit 4. Vora is charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and speeding, after other drivers reported a vehicle weaving in and out of traffic and cutting them off. He was taken to Livingston county jail where his bond was set at $1,000.

Opening statements in Livingston County Court in the trial of Diane Allen, who is accused of killing her boyfrind after an argument in November 2016. Prosecutors say Allen stabbed Marcus Postell in a fit of rage, but defense attorneys say Postell hit and choked Allen in the moments before his death. Allen is charged with second degree manslaughter. The trial is expected to last a couple weeks.

The state is making money available for struggling dairy farms. The Farmland Protection Implementation Grants will total 30 million dollars with up to 2 million dollars per farm. Officiala say the money will go to conservation and easements for those farms s that are either changing hands, diversifying or changing to non-dairy operations. Agriculture Commissioner Richard . Ball says the initiative is one of several that the state is rolling out to ensure the long term health of the dairy industry, which has been hard hit by falling milk prices. [INFO Agriculture.ny.gov/RFPS.]

Some protestors say the want Congressman Chris Collins to take a stand against the seperation of families at the border. They say the issue is not political, but humanitarian and they want to know what how the congrssman plans to adrerss immigration policy. Around 30 people protested outside the congressman’s soffice in Livingston County, hoping to meet with him to discuss the issue.

It may seem early to think about Christmas, but the Cohocton Public library is planing ahead. The library on Maple Avenue is having a book sale to benefit Santa’s Secret Shop in December, The books will be for sale between Wednesday and Saturday next week.

Dansville Artworks on Main St will host a Silhouette Portraits Collage class this week The class will be Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 and is for everyone, but kids under under 13 must be accompanied by adult The cost is $5 per person, supplies included. You’ll need to register in advance by calling the artworks

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