WDNY Local News, Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on November 27, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Weeks after the polls closed, Nate McMurray has conceded in the 27th Congressional District race. The Democrat made the announcement yesterday at his campaign headquarters in Hamburg. McMurray told supporters that he’ll run again for the seat currently held by Republican Congressman Chris Collins when the time is right. He’s also planning to launch a new organization to get people more engaged in politics.
Another successful run for the Dansville Festival of Balloons. Officials held a reception last week to thank those who were involved and to announce that this year’s event raised more than $13,000 to benefit 21 local charities. The festival will also award a scholarship to a member of the class of 2019 who has given back to the community as a volunteer. Since 2001, the balloon Festival has given out more than $200,000 to local groups. This year more than 28,000 spectators showed up. Mark your calendar for news year, when it will be held over the Labor Day weekend of August 29 through September 2nd.
A man from Lakeville has been charged with felony drunk driving after a crash in Lakeville. The Livingston County Sheriff’s office says 49-year-old Micheal Walton crashed on a curve on Lakeville-Groveland road. He wasn’t hurt but he was charged with drunk driving. That charge is a felony because deputies say Walton had a prior DWI conviction in 2015. Authorities say he also has other felonies on his record, including time spent in state prison in 2012 and so he is being held without bail at the Livingston County jail.
Livingston County sheriffs deputies say a man from Caneseraga has been charged with drug possession following a stop on 390. They say 25-year-old Jesse Shay had marijuana in his car—and also tried to toss a pipe commonly used to smoke meth on the roadside while he was pulled over. He is charged with evidence tampering, drug use, and drug possession. He was arraigned and his bond was set at $500.
When the state Senate returns in January, there will be a new majority leader. Democrats have approved Andrea Stewart-Cousins to lead the chamber. She’ll be the first woman to serve in that position. Also for the first time, both legislative chambers will be led by African-Americans since Carl Heastie will remain as Assembly speaker.
And it is OK to eat some romaine lettuce again—as long as you know where it was grown. The CDC says lettuce from certain parts of California is now OK..while romaine from California’s Central Coast growing region in northern and central California is OK. There will be labels either on the packaging or in the produce aisle to indicate where the greens come from. If there is no label or you are unsure, the FDA says you should still avoid it. The tainted lettuce could have e. coli bacteria..but officials still aren’t sure EXACTLY where it was grown as their investigation continues.