WDNY Local News, Thursday, January 31, 2019
Written by Jerry Lademan on January 31, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Another brutally cold day today with low temperatures and high winds. Schools are out again today in Dansville, Wayland Cohocton and other districts—school websites and social media have the latest information. A travel advisory for Livingston County remains in effect until 11:30 tonight—it means if you have to go out, you need to be careful and should be prepared for the conditions that could vary depending on where you go. There is also a wind chill warning until 6 PM with temperatures that feel like as low as 30 below, which can cause frostbite on exposed skin in minutes.
State police continue to look into a crash on the Thruway in Le Roy that involved 21 vehicles— including tractor-trailers that shouldn’t have been on the highway. A state trooper was also injured in the crash on Wednesday Officials say at the time there was a ban on those big rigs because of the weather. Violators are subject to a 450-dollar fine, points on their license and possible criminal charges—and the governor says those who may have violated the ban will be held accountable.
The Dansville School District says longtime varsity cheer coach Phyllis Green has died. Superintendent Paul Alioto calls Green an extraordinary example to the students she coached who had been with the district for 21 years. During her tenure, the squad 12 League Championships, 5 Sectional Championships, 1 NYS Championship, and 1 National Championship. She was also a member of the board of education from 2001 to 2007. Calling hours will be Friday, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Four Square Church in Dansville, and Funeral will be held at the church on Saturday at 11:00 AM
Political parties have made their choices for municipal elections in March in several Livingston County communities—including Dansville. Caucuses have picked their candidates, with Republicans choosing incumbents Pete Voght for mayor, and Joshua Weidman for village justice—and Daniel Rittenhouse and Floyd Sick for trustees. The democratic candidates are Christopher Lynn for mayor, Bevin Lynn for justices and Richard Schwenzer and Ronald Hall for trustee. Candidates have until February 4th to accept the party nominations, while independents will need 75 signatures to file from February 5th to the 13. The election is March 19th from noon to 9.
Governor Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James are looking into a problem involving Apple’s popular FaceTime app. Earlier this week, it was revealed that people could hear audio or see video from someone they’re trying to contact before that person accepts or rejects the call. Both Cuomo and James are criticizing Apple, not just for the problem, but also for how the company was slow to fix the issue. Anyone who wants to file a complaint can contact the state’s Division of Consumer Protection.