WDNY Local News, Monday, November 12, 2018

Written by on November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

No injuries in a house fire in Livingston County over the weekend. Crews from several communities responded to the fire on Jenks Road in Avon around 8 on Saturday night. Reports say the fire was quickly contained to an area near a wood stove inside the residence.

People who get women, infants and children’s benefits in the area now have a new way to access those benefits. The state says participants will now be able to get the food they need using a card, rather than getting a check each month. The e-wic program is being rolled out in several counties, including Livingston. The e-WIC cards are now accepted at all 153 WIC stores in the Greater Rochester Area and Finger Lakes region and more than 500 WIC stores throughout the state. Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says the changeover will make the process easier for families—and retailers. WIC offers nutritious foods, education on nutrition, advice for healthy living, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals to eligible New York families with young children, and women who are pregnant.

The deadline for students to apply for scholarships from the New York Farm Bureau is coming up. There are 3 scholarships available for high schoolers who want to continue their education studying agriculture and submit an essay on the topic  “What do I feel is the most important challenge facing agriculture in my community and why?”  The Bureau Promotion and Education Committee. Scholarship awards are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second and $1,000 for third place. The deadline is this Friday.

This is the observance of Veterans Day, which means government offices—including the post office—banks, and schools are closed.

Livingston County Sheriffs deputies say a woman is facing charges after she was found passed out behind the wheel. 21-year-old Morgan Terwilliger of Livonia was revived and taken to the hospital after responding officers found her inside the car, next to open baggies of heroin and containers of alcohol. on Lakeville Road in the town of Avon. After she was released from the hospital, she was arraigned at Livingston County jail and charged with drug possession and drunk driving. She was released on her own recognizance until her next court date.

Customs and Border Patrol Agents say they’re seizing more marijuana at the country’s border between New York and Canada. Officials say rates are up significantly since that country legalized marijuana for recreational use last month. Customs agents say they were ready to keep a close eye out for drugs people might try and sneak into the United States. A fine for the first offense is usually at least 500-dollars.

Senator Chuck Schumer thinks the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General should concern every American.  On CNN’s State of the Union, the New York Democrat says every American who believes in rule of law and justice should be concerned about President Trump’s appointment.  Whitaker was named Acting Attorney General last week after Jeff Sessions was asked for his resignation.  Schumer says he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are sending a letter to the Chief Ethics Officer of the Justice Department to issue guidelines should Whitaker recuse himself of the Mueller investigation, which is what he says led Sessions to recusing himself. 

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