WDNY Local News, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Written by on October 17, 2018

Dansville voters have said yes to two proposals for school spending. They have approved the 9 point 6 million dollar capital spending plan and a measure to buy two pieces of property for district expansion. The first proposition passed by 228 to 86, while the second passed by a smaller margin, 187 to 125. District taxes won’t go up because state aid and reserve fund will pay for the improvements and the land. Among the work to be done: renovations to the High School auditorium and safety and security upgrades at several other district buildings.

Livingston County Sheriffs deputies have arrested a man in connection with a robbery at Hemlock Hill Park in Livonia. They say 19-year-old David Hawkes of Pittsford is accused of pulling a gun on the victim and stealing a wallet in the park on October 6th. Hawkes is facing felony charges of robbery, assault, and grand larceny, He was picked up after the investigation that led to the Syracuse area. Hawkes was brought back to Livingston County and was arraigned on $10,000 bond. Deputies say the investigation is continuing and that more arrests are expected.

A new poll shows the battle between Republican Congressman Chris Collins and Democrat Nate McMurray is a tight one.  According to the Spectrum News-Siena Research Institute survey, Collins leads 46 percent to 43 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error.  The 27th Congressional District race originally wasn’t expected to be close, but that’s changed after Collins was arrested on federal charges back in August.   He originally suspended his re-election bid, but later changed his mind. 

3 to 9 years in prison for a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend following an argument in November 2016 in the town of York. Danielle Allen could have received a longer sentence for killing Marcus Postell, but Livingston County Court Judge Robert Wiggins says he doesn’t think Allen intentionally milled Postell. The judge says that doesn’t lessen the severity of the crime and that Allen alone is responsible for her drunken behavior on the night of the murder. DA Greg McCaffrey says he had hoped for the maximum penalty but is satisfied with what he called the judge’s difficult decision. Allen’s attorneys say they will appeal, sometime in the next 30 days

The Livingston County sheriff’s office says it is cracking down on drunk driving around Halloween, The department, along with several other law enforcement agencies says it will have extra patrols from October 30th to November 4th, Looking for impaired drivers. Sherrif Thomas Dougherty says his office isn’t trying to put the damper on Halloween fun but wants to make sure the country roadways are as safe as they can be. The beefed-up enforcement is part of a coordinated effort by 41 counties statewide to keep drunk drivers off the roads and is funded by the state State STOP-DWI Foundation.

You didn’t win the mega millions lottery but neither did anybody else. The jackpot is skyrocketing after no one claimed the main prize on Tuesday.  At 868 million, it’s now the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.  The cash option on that is 494 million dollars but the odds are pretty high at roughly one in 260-million.  The next drawing comes Friday night at 11 pm

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