WDNY Local news, Friday, October 12, 2018

Written by on October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

It’s a ten-year federal sentence for a man from Dansville convicted in the drug ring that operated out of the Boneyard salvage yard. 53-year-old Donald McKinney was one of seven people charged in the case that started with an investigation into the salvage yard that dated back 20 years and concluded with a raid there in April 2017. Federal prosecutors had alleged that McKinney and the others conspired to sell drugs, including meth. One other defendant is due to be sentenced in December.

There’s a new development in the legal case against Congressman Chris Collins.  A federal judge in Manhattan announced yesterday he’ll be going on trial in February 2020.  The Republican was arrested in August on charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI, allegations he’s denied.  He’s up for re-election in November and is being challenged by Democrat Nate McMurray. 

The state says it is getting reports of a voter registration scam. Officials say someone has been calling and texting people in Steuben and Chemung counties asking them to register to vote—and asking for personal information. The legitimate voter registration deadline is today—but the state never calls and asks people to sign up. If you DO need to register in person, the Livingston county voter registration office is open until 4 and mail in forms must be stamped with today’s date. [https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote]

A man from Mt Morris is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on 390 Deputies say 44-year-old Carlos Garvia Rivera had oxycodone pills..but no prescription when he was pulled over for driving on a restricted license. He is also charged with calling a person who had a protection order against him. After his arraignment in Livingston County Court, he was released on his own recognizance.

Quick thinking—and CPR training—may have saved a woman’s life in Mt Morris. Lydia and Adam Illerbrun had just come out of the Dollar General in Mt Morris when they noticed that an employee who had been pinned by a fallen rack of water jugs and wasn’t breathing. After freeing the woman they worked together to perform CPR until the ambulance could arrive. Lydia says she and her husband were in the right place at the right time—because of a decision to stop and get some snacks. The worker is said to be recovering.

It’s going to be a few more days before the NTSB releases its preliminary report on the limousine tragedy in Schoharie that left 20 people dead.  According to Spectrum News, information likely won’t be released until next week.  Investigators say they’re looking into the condition of the limo before the crash and if there were enough seatbelts for the passengers.  State Police are also conducting their own separate investigation into what happened last weekend. 

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