WDNY Local News, Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Written by Jerry Lademan on January 8, 2019
Jury selection has started in the trial of a man from Conesus who is accused of having sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl. 28-year-old Derek Getman is charged with felony predatory sexual assault and endangering the welfare of the child. Prosecutors say Getman abused the girl in 2017. Gettman has faced charges before in 2011 he was sentenced to 1 to 3 years for attempted promotion of a sexual performance by a child and criminal contempt and he has also served time on contempt charges in 2014. His trial on the current charges continues today in Livingston County Court
Drug charges for a woman from Rochester who was stopped on 390. Sheriff’s deputies say 34-year-old Mary Davilla was driving with a suspended license when she was pulled over—and also had crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Police also say she tried to hide fentanyl that was discovered when she was being booked into the Livingston County jail. After her arraignment on several charges, her bond was set at $3,000.
Dansville police are in investigating the theft of a pickup truck from the driveway on Perine Street. The 1994 white Ford F250 was taken between 8 and 9 am on December 29th and hasn’t been seen since. Its owner says the truck was also carrying valuable construction equipment, including a $3,000 masonry saw. If you have any information about the case, you can contact Dansville PD.
The village of Avon is getting a $50,000 state grant to plant trees in the village’s Driving Park. The new plantings will replace hundreds of trees that have been hit by the emerald ash borer and have been cut down. The village says the new foliage will help bring natural beauty back to the park. Avon is also getting $18,500 for a tree inventory and management plan. Also getting money—the village of Geneseo, which will go to plan and manage trees in Long Point and Gateway Parks.
Governor Cuomo says he wants to make Roe versus Wade part of state law. The governor says he’s confident lawmakers will codify the federal abortion law soon and fears what Supreme Court judges might do. He’s been joined in that effort by Hillary Clinton who was in the state on Monday pushing for passage of the Reproductive Health Act and Contraceptive Care Act. This could be a favorable political climate for the act as Democrats have control of both houses in Albany. Lawmakers return to work this week.
Thinking of better days and warmer temperatures might help you get through the wintry weather—and if it does, tickets go on sale today at Watkins Glen International. The road course hosts races for several series including NASCAR. The 2019 season begins in April and runs through October. For more information, check out The Glen.com.