WDNY Local News, Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Assemblyman Joe Errigo has been indicted on charges that he took at least 5,000 in bribes to introduce a bill in Albany. Prosecutors say Errigo conspired with at least one other member of the assembly and a paid lobbyist to introduce a measure dealing reducing local control of a Rochester area highway project. The FBI was involved in the investigation. Reports say agents met with Errigo in May and that he admitted taking the bribe and was willing to cooperate with the investigation. He made his first court appearance on Wednesday in US district court and was released on bond. Errigo’s 133rd Assembly District includes all of Livingston and parts of Monroe and Steuben counties. While he lost a republican and conservative party primary last month, he is still on the November ballot for the independent and reform parties. His Republican challenger, Marjorie Byrne says Errigo should step down immediately after the allegations against him.

Congressman Chris Collins is revealing why he’s still running for re-election despite facing federal charges. In an exclusive interview with W-I-V-B, the 27th District Republican said he decided to follow the advice of his lawyers and remain on the ballot. Originally, Collins suspended his campaign after being accused of insider trading and lying to the FBI, claims he is denying. Democrat Nate McMurray is looking to keep Congressman Collins from winning a fourth term.

One of the northeast’s top equine events returns to Livingston county this weekend. The Genesee Valley Hunt Races begin on Saturday morning at 10 at its location on nation’s Road in Geneseo. Riders from around the country will be there showcasing their steeplechase skills. There will also be other attractions as well including pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides and stick horse races for children. There is information on the races at the website geneseevalleyhunt.org.

The son of the owner of the Albany area limo company that owned the vehicle involved in last weekend fatal crash in Schoharie is out on bail after pleading not guilty to criminally negligent homicide. State Police arrested 28-year-old Nauman Hussain Wednesday during a traffic stop near Albany. Investigators say Hussain knew the limo involved in the crash shouldn’t have been on the road since it recently failed an inspection. Troopers also say Hussain knew limo driver Scott Lisinicchia didn’t have the proper license to be behind the wheel. Twenty people were killed in last Saturday’s crash.

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