WDNY Local News, Friday, October 5, 2018

Written by on October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Two men are accused of having drugs after a traffic stop on 390 in Livingston County. Deputies say they found 5 grams of the potent narcotic fentanyl when they pulled over 47-year-old Wayne A. Ayers, of Pennsylvania. A Passenger, identified as 67-year-old Willie Young of Rochester is also accused of having fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. Young was arraigned at the Livingston County jail on $1,500 bond, while Ayers is being held without bond because of previous felony convictions.

State environmental officials say they have been getting reports of an invasive pest that has the potential of impacting agriculture and tourism. The spotted Lanternfly is a bug from Asia and reports say single adult bugs have been spotted in Yates County at a private property on Keuka Lake and inside a vehicle, the Capital District and the DEC is urging people to become educated and report any sightings. While The lanternfly can jump and fly short distances, it spreads primarily by hitching rides on any outdoor item and be easily transported into and throughout New York. There is more information about the pest on the DEC website.

Fall foliage is just beginning to change in the region, while peak and near-peak foliage is expected this weekend in some areas of the Adirondacks. State Development Division of Tourism’s I Love NY program. Observers report foliage is about 25 percent of its seasonal color in most areas around here with reports of average to bright color. The early maples in Livingston County are on full display with most showing a full range of red tones from pink to ruby red. It’s already peak time to the north, with some of the higher elevations in the Adirondacks now reporting prime fall conditions in time for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend. A Popular event this weekend planned at Letchworth state park could bring out lots of leaf viewers—its the return of the annual Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show and sale.

Congressman Chris Collins is asking to be excused from appearing in court. A hearing is set in Manhattan next week to discuss the status of the case against Collins and two co-defendants. The Republican was arrested on insider trading charges back in August and has pleaded not guilty. Collins says he’ll be working in Buffalo the day of the hearing. He’s looking to fend off a challenge by Democrat Nate McMurray and earn another term in Washington.

Three arrests have been made in connection with mail theft at the Greater Rochester International Airport Prosecutors say 30-year-old Chansen Diaz and 28-year-old Cordell James were supposed to be loading mail onto planes. But instead, they’re accused of taking things like credit cards and gift cards A third man, 31-year-old Michael Harris, allegedly used the stolen cards to buy things. Anyone who thinks their mail was taken is asked to call the U.S. Postal Service.

Dansville VFW Auxiliary is hosting a Basket Raffle on Saturday. Doors open at 1 pm, drawing starts at 3 and you Need not be present to win! The Raffle takes place at the VFW at 145 Main St.

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