WDNY Local News, Monday, December 3, 2018

Written by on December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3rd 2018

A man from Livingston County is accused of having sexual contact with an underage child over 5 years. Deputies arrested 51-year-old Mark Harrington of Livonia and charged him with predatory Sexual assault which is a high-level felony. According to the sheriff’s office, Harrington was involved with a child under 13 from 2007 to 2012. After his arraignment, Harington was taken to Livingston county jail where he is being held without bond because of the severity of the charges against him.

A man from Livonia is accused of driving with a blood alcohol level of almost twice the legal limit after a crash. Deputies say they found 19-year-old John Arend after getting reports of a car in a ditch on Lakeville Groveland road—and that his blood alcohol level was .13, well above the legal limit of .08. They also say he had been driving with a license that had been suspended 6 times before. He was arraigned and his bond was set at $4,000.

Dansville Artworks is looking for aspiring young artists. They’re soliciting for art from students from K through 12 for their annual showcase in January. There is no fee for the submissions, which must be submitted at the artworks on December 20 and 21 from noon to 6, and on December 22 from 10 to 2. The showcase will be from January 4th to January 26 and for the first time, cash prizes will be awarded for the strongest entries at each grade level.

Flags across the state remain at half-staff in honor of former president George H W Bush. Governor Cuomo calls the former president a statesman and patriot who served the country with distinction. Mr. Bush’s body will lie in state in Washington starting today, with his funeral set for Wednesday.

Senator Chuck Schumer wants Marriott to foot the bill for people whose passport information was compromised in a massive data breach. He’s demanding hotel officials immediately notify those at greatest risk and pay for a new passport if the customer requests it. On Friday, parent company Starwood revealed that an unauthorized third party gained access to up to 500-million customers’ addresses, passwords, email addresses, credit card information and passport numbers. The company has promised to reimburse customers who become victims of fraud.

A unique Christmas tree is going up in Rochester this week. For the fifth year, the Genesee Brewery is decorating the tree made of beer kegs before its official lighting on Friday. It’s the biggest tree yet, standing 27 feet tall and is made up of 520 empty half kegs and more than 20,000 lights. Last year, the lighting drew some 3,500 people and the brewery expects a similar crowd when the tree is lit at 6 PM on Friday in front of the brewhouse on cataract street in Rochester.

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