WDNY Local News, Tuesday December 4, 2018

Written by on December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Congressman Chris Collins says the house has passed a bill to rename the Dansville post office after Airforce Staff Sergent Alexandria Gleason Morrow, who died while serving the country. The congressman says it is an appropriate way to honor Gleason-Morrow who was a native of Dansville who died of non-combat related injuries while she was deployed in Jordan in March of 2017. Congressman Collins calls her— the embodiment of the Dansville Community and that the post office in her name will stand as a tribute to her. Sgt Gleason Morrow is survived by her husband and two daughters.

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing teenager. Police say 14-year-old Joanna Coates of Rochester was last seen Saturday night. It’s believed she may have been kidnapped by 41-year-old Robert Gonzalez. Officials say based on the information they have, Coates may be in danger and Gonzalez could be heading to New York City. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 911.

It’s time to get the snowmobile out and prepare for the winter ahead. The state says part of that preparation should include getting the machine registered as required by law. Snowmobiles have to be registered annually, which is something that can be done online, by mail or at the DMV office. Officials say they have tried to make the process as easy as possible for owners. New York has more than 10,000 miles of trails across 45 counties—including 25 miles of trails that cross Letchworth State Park. The DMV has more information about registration on its website, while you can find information about trails on the state parks and recreation’s page.

Only a few days left for this year’s ’Fill-the-Bus’ drive in Dansville. The location for this week until Fri Dec 7 is at Dollar General on Ossian St. You can bring non perishable food for the bus that will be collected by area businesses to benefit CANN and the Dansville Food Pantry.

The Salvation Army is looking for help with it’s annual Red Kettle Drive in Dansville. They need bell ringers for those familiar Red Kettles which take donations for community programs. We have put the contact information about how you can volunteer on the local news page of our website. back to your community this year by being a [Contact Jenni at 585-727-7147]

Governor Cuomo has ordered flags statewide to be lowered to half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. The governor is praising the 41st president’s life as a public servant and his ability to put country before party.  Flags will remain lowered until Bush is buried at his presidential library in Texas on Thursday. Federal offices will also be closed on Wednesday and most postal deliveries will be suspended in honor of the former president

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