WDNY Local News, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on September 19, 2018
The Livingston County Sheriffs office says it will close a part of Rt 63 on and off today as part of the search for a man who pulled a gun on a police officer there back in July. David Clyde Morgan hasn’t been seen since that incident back on July 18th in Geneseo. Sheriff Thomas Doughtery says the closures between Rt 20A and Jones Bridge road are related to the case but isn’t providing further information. He is asking people to avoid that area between 6:15 this morning and 4:30 this afternoon.
Congressman Chris Collins is staying quiet about his post-Election Day plans. On Monday, the 27th District representative said he wouldn’t pull his name from the November ballot, despite suspending his re-election campaign. That decision came after he pleaded not guilty to federal charges. Fellow Republicans say they want Collins to take part in campaign events like debates and town halls in hopes of fending off a challenge from Democrat Nate McMurray.
Federal charges for a man from West Sparta convicted of being part in a local drug ring. The Livingston County sheriffs office says 28-year old Kurt Reddance was pulled over in the town of Sparta and that a license check showed he was wanted on a federal warrant for failure to follow conditions of his release. Redance was one of seven people who was convicted on federal charges related to a meth operation run out of the Bone Yard salvage operation in Dansville back in 2017. Redance in being held and will be turned over to federal authorities for further action.
Gas prices are about the same in Livingston County. Triple-A says prices are within a penny of where they were last week with an average of $2.98. That’s compared to the national average of $2.85. Hurricane Florence hasn’t done much to the pump prices because of there aren’t any refineries in the affected area. Experts think the price should stay about the same for the time being and perhaps even drop as we head into the fall.
Victims of Hurricane Florence are getting help from the local Army National Guard. Two helicopters left from Rochester earlier this week and headed to a base near Columbia, South Carolina. Over the next couple of weeks, the choppers will be used to move food, water, and medical supplies to hard-hit areas. More than 130 members of the New York National Guard are down south assisting with recovery efforts.
Falls can be a serious problem for senior citizens and a program in Livingston County this week plans to address the issue. There will be a Fall Prevention Workshop, Fri Sep 21 at Lakeville Training Grounds, Stone Hill Rd from 10-1:30. Participants will learn strategies and skills to prevent falls in the home. [Info and required registration call 585-335-4359]
Some changes ahead for hockey fans this season at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Amerks fans will now have to pass through metal detectors and certain bags will be restricted. The arena also says smoking will now be banned on the entire area property. Officials say the changes will make for a better and safer experience for everyone at the games.