WDNY Local News, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Written by on August 15, 2018

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Livingston County sheriffs deputies have charged a woman with going the wrong way on 390 in the town of Avon—while she was drunk. The woman—identified as 58 year old Cynthia Harper of Hamlin—was arrested after several 9 1 1 calls reported a wrong way driver going south in the northbound lanes. . Reports say he blood alcohol level was .14, which is well over the legal limit of .08. She was arraigned at Livingston county court and later released on her own recognizance.

The Livingston County sheriff’s department is among several law enforcement agencies is taking part in a statewide crackdown on drunk driving. The stepped up enforcement will take place form this weekend through Labor Day, September 3rd. Officers will be looking for drunk drivers as well as other traffic laws violators as part of the coordinated effort, which also include police from Avon,. Geneseo, Mt Morris and Nunda. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is again reminding to use caution over the next few days which will be especially busy on state roadways as people wrap up the summer driving season.

A man from Avon is waiting to be extradited to Montana after he was arrested in the town of Lima for a traffic violation. 51 year old Brian Buschang is wanted in Flathead County Montana for violating conditions of a criminal sentence there. Until he taken back west, he is being held without bail at the Livingston County jail

No word yet on how republican leaders plan to replace congressman Chris Collins on the November ballot. They are still figure out WHO the candidate should be and HOW they will legally get calling off the ballot and the new person’s name on. At least a dozen nave have been floated as a possible replacement for Collins who was indicted last week on charges of insider trading. One scenario would have Collins legally change his residence while another would see him nominated for a lesser office which would bump him from the congressional ballot. Collins denies all the allegations and says he will not seek re election so he can devote his energy to clearing his name.

A raccoon found in Livingston county has tested positive for rabies. The animal was found in the central part of the county after an encounter with a dog earlier this month. According to officials at the health department later tests from the New York State lab confirmed the raccoon was rabid. Officials say while this raccoon showed symptoms, many times wild animals do not, which is why you should avoid any contact with them. The health department also reminds pet owners to keep a close eye on their animals and to make sure all pets are up to date with rabies shots.

Flooding continues in several upstate locations but so far, no serious problems reported in Livingston County. The American red cross has set up shelters in Chemung, Schuyler and Seneca and Broome Counties for people affected by the high waters there. Several people were trapped by rising water in the Seneca county community of Lodi, where boats had to navigate what officials called a sea of debris to get to them. The Red Cross is also taking donation to help those who have been affected in New York state and in other parts of the northeast

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