WDNY Local News, Thursday, January 10, 2019

Written by on January 10, 2019

Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man from Geneseo with Driving while impaired and drug possession after they say he was found passed out behind the where of a vehicle in the town of Lima. Reports say deputies found 39-year-old Chad Lipson in the vehicle that was blocking part of East Main Road after getting a 911 call. He was arraigned on charges of having meth and paraphernalia, driving while ability impaired and driving without a license and his bond was set at $500.

A hunter accused of firing a shot that hit a house in Mt. Morris could end up losing his hunting license. The DEC and the Livingston County sheriff’s office continue their investigation into that incident on December 1st when they say Robert houseman and two others were hunting in Mt Morris and a stray bullet hit home on river road. All three are facing charges..but authorities say Houseman was the person who fired the errant bullet. Investigators allege that the hunters also tried to cover up what happened. If he is found to have been responsible, Houseman could have his hunting privileges suspended for up to 5 years.

Triple-A says gas prices in Livingston County are down from the start of 2018. The average price in the county is now 2.61—down two cents from where it was last January. That continues a steady downward trend both here and across the country—with an average price in the rest of the US at 2.24. In Livingston County, triple-A says prices vary by location..from 2.44 in Mt. Morris to 2.63 in Dansville. Experts predict generally lowering prices won’t last forever, with OPEC production cuts and the annual changeover summer blend fuel in the next few months.

 Governor Cuomo is issuing a warning, should state lawmakers approve the use of recreational marijuana.  He says any legislation should factor in the cost of the drug in other states or the black market.  The governor says if the costs are too high, business will be driven back to states where recreational marijuana is illegal.  Studies show legalizing marijuana could create a market worth billions of dollars.  

 One of the biggest music events of the year is coming to the Finger Lakes.  A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock will be held over three days in August.  Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in February.  The exact prices haven’t been announced yet.  Organizers say just who will be performing will also be revealed soon. 

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the ongoing partial shutdown is hurting hundreds of thousands of government employees.  He’s warning the pain will only get worse once those employees start missing paychecks. Schumer is accusing President Trump of fear-mongering and says that there is no national crisis at the southern border.  Schumer also says Democrats are ready to negotiate on border security once the shutdown is ended. 


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