WDNY Local News, Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on November 6, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
A race whose result could have national implications is happening in our backyard today. Republican Congressman Chris Collins is taking on Democrat Nate McMurray in the 27th Congressional District. Initially, Collins was expected to cruise to re-election. But that changed after he was arrested on federal charges. A recent poll shows McMurray is behind by four points. Thirteen percent of voters said they were still undecided.
New Yorkers will head to the polls today to decide who will lead the state for the next four years. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is being challenged by Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and Stephanie Miner of the Serve America Movement. The latest poll shows Molinaro has closed the gap to Governor Cuomo a bit. Cuomo is looking for a third term in office.
Voters statewide will be casting their ballots in three other significant races. Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is looking to stay in office by beating Republican Chele Farley. In the race for comptroller, incumbent Democrat Tom DiNapoli is up against Republican candidate Jonathan Trichter. And in the battle for New York Attorney General, Democrat Letitia James and Republican Keith Wofford are going head to head. Polls suggest Gillibrand, DiNapoli, and James should all be victorious. Polls are open until 9:00 PM
A man from Dansville has been charged with stealing a handgun and then selling it. Investigators say 31-year-old Joseph Blizzard was arrested after he was identified as a suspect in the theft of a gun from a residence in Nunda late last month. Deputies say after he took the gun Blizzard then sold it to someone in Dansville. Blizzard was arraigned on grand larceny, weapons possession and criminal sale of firearm charges at Livingston County jail where his bond was set at $40,000. The investigation is ongoing and there could be more arrests.
A level 1 sex offender from Livingston county is in jail without bond after he was arrested on charges that he failed to update his address as required under the state sex offender law. 24-year-old Alex Drake of Leicester had been charged with the same crime before, meaning the new charge is a felony. Deputies say Drake had moved from Leicester to Perry recently and didn’t tell law enforcement. Because he is a level one offender, there is no information available about why he is on the offender’s list.
A benefit is planned to help the Friends of the essential club free Library in Caneseraga this weekend. A Penny Socal is scheduled for Sat November 10 from 1-5pm at the Canaseraga American Legion. The girl scouts will benefit too—members of Troop 40036 will provide the refreshments and get the proceeds. news page of our website. [Donations and Info: 607-545-9780]