WDNY Local News, Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

As America paused Wednesday to remember former President George HW Bush, some people in Livingston County were recalling a visit he made here in 1999. The 41st present was in Geneseo in the fall of 2009 to deliver a lecture. Before his speech, he met with a small group of students and professors, who now remember Mr. Bush as being kind and patient and eager to share his views about the world. During his talk, Mr. Bush said he was optimistic about the future—one of the same traits mentioned by those honoring him this week

A man from Cohocton is facing drug charges after police say they found drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Police say the discovered 19 bags of heroin and 10 hypodermic needles when they pulled over 63-year-old Steven Snyder on Rochester Street in the town of Lima. He was later arraigned and his bond was set at $1,500.

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Doughtery will be honored Livingston County Catholic Charities for his community service. The sheriff is set to receive the Father William Trott Community Service Award Catholic Charities gala at the group’s annual gala at theValley Oak Event Center Geneseo.on Saturday evening. Catholic Charities says sheriff Dougherty is an example of Father Trott’s commitment to justice and fair treatment to Livingston County residents. The sheriff says he is honored and humbled by the award, which is named after the priest who was pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Livonia and St. William’s Church in Conesus. and died in 1996.

New York’s tax department is warning about scams targeting tax preparers and business owners They say recent data breaches have provided those scam artists new opportunities to misuse thousands of pieces of personal information, which they then use to try to con personal information out of places that deal with employees most sensitive data. The tactics include seemingly legitimate requests for information like employee lists and tax records or posing as clients seeking help. Officials say those who hold that confidential information need to be extra vigilant—especially with year-end tax prep going on—that all systems are secure and procedures are in place to keep that information safe.

The man arrested for allegedly kidnapping a teenager is back in Rochester. Police say 41-year-old Robert Gonzalez abducted 14-year-old Joanna Coates last Saturday. An AMBER Alert was issued for the girl, but it was canceled after Coates and Gonzalez were found in Brooklyn Tuesday. Gonzalez is now behind bars and awaiting arraignment.

Pre-kindergarten programs across the state are getting a boost.  Governor Cuomo says 15 million dollars will be going to high-need school districts.  The Rochester Central School district will be receiving more than two million dollars.  Governor Cuomo says the state is committed to making sure every child receives a high-quality education. 

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