WDNY Local News, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Written by on September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Looks like Congressman Chris Collins will stay on the ballot in November after all. His legal counsel says there appears to be no easy way to replace Collins so they have decided not to push for taking Collins name off the ballot. Collins suspended his campaign after he was indicted last month on insider trading charges last month. Livingston County G O P chairman John Pauer tells the Livingston County news that he is surprised—and wants Republican voters to hang on as party leaders try to sort out what will happen next. The party had faced a deadline of tomorrow to get Collins name pulled from consideration. Before he pulled out, Collins seat was considered safe against Democratic challenger Nate McMurray. No word on what would happen if Collins wins in November.

A woman from Rochester is facing drug charges after a traffic stop. Sheriff Thomas Doughtery says 40-year-old Margaret Barber was pulled over on Telephone Road in the town of Caledonia and later found to have both marijuana and cocaine in her vehicle. She was later arraigned at Livingston County jail and released on her own recognizance pending a later court date.

Two students at SUNY Geneseo have been charged with trapping and forcibly touching a fellow female student at a village residence. Police say 20-year old Nicholas French of Onondaga and 20 year old Mitchell Virkler of Liverpool were both drunk when the alleged incident occurred at the off-campus residence on Court Street on September 8th. Both men were arraigned and later released on $500.00 bond. The case came to light after someone reported it through an anonymous tip on the university police website.

Two people have been arrested after a police chase that started in the town of York and ended with a crash in Rochester. Police say 44-year-old Jason Torregrossa of the town of York was spotted driving on Main street on Saturday afternoon and hopped out to switch drivers with his passenger, identified as his wife, Amber Torregrossa. Police say both were uncooperative and refused to get out and that while they tased Jason Torretorragrossa but that his wife sped off anyway, leading deputies on the 35-minute chase that wound through York and Caledonia and only ended when the car crashed. Jason Torregrossa ran away on foot but was later captured. He was taken to the hospital but later released. She wasn’t hurt. Both were arraigned and brought back to Livingston County where they now face several charges. Jason Torregrossa’s bond was set at $50,000, Amber Torregrossa bond was set at a $6,000.

Heads up if you plan to go to the DMW next week. On Wednesday, September 26 the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) located in the Government Center on Court Street, Geneseo will close at 2:30 pm for a mandatory state upgrade. e. The Geneseo DMV will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 am.  The Dansville DMV will be open regular hours on Wednesday, September 26 (8:00 am – 3:45 pm) for those who need immediate assistance. The Dansville DMV is located at 14 Clara Barton Street.

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