WDNY Local News, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Written by on October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The ATF is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of David Clyde Morgan. He was pulled over for a traffic stop back in July when he threatened an officer with a gun and ran off. Crews have searched the area where he was last seen, but haven’t found any clues on his whereabouts. The ATF says anyone with information on this case can share tips either by calling their hotline or sending an email. Sheriff Thomas Doughtery says it is possible morgan is dead, but that the search for him will continue. Morgan’s girlfriend is awaiting trial on charges that she helped him escape.

Its voting day in the Dansville Central school district. Voters are being asked about two propositions. One would spend almost 10 million dollars  on the construction, reconstruction and equipping of existing school buildings and facilities, site and incidental improvements, while the second would authorize purchase a 4-acre parcel of land across from the present d school and a 2.2 acre parcel located at 343 Main St, to allow for reconfiguration of the current offices into rooms for student services. The district says neither measure would increase taxes because of state aid and district reserves. The polls are open from noon to 8:00 pm in the high school foyer.

With less than a month until Election Day, we’re getting a look at the campaign finances of both Republican Congressman Chris Collins and his opponent, Democrat Nate McMurray. Congressman Collins says he raised more than 32-thousand dollars in the third quarter and has more than a million bucks on hand. Meanwhile, McMurray says he raised 475-thousand dollars during that same period and has 425-thousand dollars left to campaign with. A new poll on who is leading the race in the 27th Congressional District is due out today.

Two people have been charged with drug-related offenses after a traffic stop on 390. Deputies say 20-year-old Dominque Fisher of Campbell in Steuben County was pulled over and found to have no license—and that a search of her vehicle turned up drugs and paraphernalia. Police also say a passenger, identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Wood, also of Cambell had heroin and pills when he was searched. Both were arraigned at Livingston County jail. Wood’s bond was set at $1,000, while Fisher was released on her own recognizance.

The state says it is making up to a million dollars in grants available to help new farmers. Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets say the program has already handed out almost 4 million dollars in the five years it has been around. To qualify, farmers have to have been in business less than 10 years and must meet minimum income and other requirements. State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball says encouraging young farmers is important to the state’s economy and that his office is backing several initiatives to do that. Info: https://esd.ny.gov/new-farmers-grant-fund-program,

If you see long lines at the store today, they will probably be at the lottery machine. The Mega Millions jackpot is at more than 650 million dollars tonight since nobody has won for almost 3 months. Its the fourth biggest payout in game history. The Powerball tomorrow night is pretty impressive too, at more than 300 million dollars.



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