WDNY Local News, Friday, November 23, 2018

Written by on November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Bundle up as you head out for those Black Friday deals today. It will stay below frezzing—and well below average—all day. It will be waremer—still not exactly WARM though, through the weekend.

Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies have made a third arrest in connection with a robbery in Hemlock last month. 19-year-old Tarik Fletcher of the Bronx is accused of holding up the victim in hemlock park on October 6th and taking property, including the man’s wallet. Fletcher was wanted by the county and by US marshals because investigators thought he had left the area, but he turned himself in to the Livingston County Sheriff’s office. He was arraigned at the Livingston County Jail and his bond was set at 10,000. Two other suspects, 19-year old David Hawkes of Pittsford and 20-year-old Simeon Marshall of Syracuse were arrested earlier in connection with the case.

We will know Monday what’s next in the 27th congressional district race. That’s when Democrat Nate McMurray will announce what he will do next now that the ballots have been counted. As of now, there are about 1,500 votes separating McMurray from incumbent Chris Collins. McMurray says in many places that slim margin would lead to an automatic recount. The congressman says a recount wouldn’t change the outcome and that he is fully prepared to head back to Washington for another term.

Thanksgiving may be over, but state police are still keeping an eye out for dangerous drivers. They’ll continue to crack down on drinking and driving through the weekend. That means you can expect to see more DWI patrols and sobriety checkpoints. During last year’s Thanksgiving travel period, more than 240 DWI arrests were made.

When it comes time to head home from your holiday festivities, the state wants to make sure you can get back a bit quicker. Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects are suspended until Monday morning. Officials are urging folks to take advantage of rest stops along the Thruway so they can take breaks from driving.  They can also get traffic updates on their phones by downloading the Thruway Authority’s mobile app.

Thanksgiving is over, so now thoughts turn to Christmas. Just in time for the holiday, the annual Farm Toy and Auction show is set for next weekend. There is a preview next Friday, November 30th, at 6 PM, followed by the Show on Saturday, December 1st from 9 am to 2 pm. Boy scout troop 4070 sponsors the popular event. Admission $5 per person, age 11 & under free and refreshments are available.

And with the Christmas shopping rush now upon us, a warning from New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood. She says consumers need to be alert to the possibility of scams between now and the holiday. She says it’s buyer beware, especially when it comes to misleading bargains, hidden fees and return and refund policies.

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