WDNY Local News, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Former 133rd district Assemblyman Joe Errigo has been indicted on six charges. A federal grand jury handed up those indictments against Errgio and lobbyist Scott Gaddy of Rochester for what prosecutors say was an attempt to bribe another lawmaker to support a bill that would have blocked a planned development in Monroe County. US Attorney James Kennedy says the charges including conspiracy, bribery, and fraud are serious because the public has to have confidence that their elected officials are acting honestly and fairly. Errigo was arrested and charged in October and lost his seat in the November election. He’ll be arraigned on Wednesday in Rochester.

A violent fight over a pool game in a Livingston County Bar has led to disorderly conduct charges against four men —and more charges are possible, including that two of the four used offensive slurs up to and during the brawl. The incident took place last week at Kelley’s Bar on Main Street in Geneseo on Wednesday when words between two groups—one playing and another wanting to use the table – reportedly escalated and got physical. Police chief Eric Osganian says he will talk with the Livingston County DA’s office will determine if hate crime charges are warranted in the case. The chief says the bar has been cooperating in the ongoing investigation and has a video of what happened.

Charges have been filed against two men from Livingston County after a traffic stop in Wyoming County. Sheriff’s deputies say 19-year-old Kyler L. Cavalcante Bezerra, of Livonia, had concentrated cannabis and a passenger, 21-year-old Dylan Hill of Leicester, had an open container of alcohol when they were pulled over on North Main Street in Warsaw. Both have dates later this month in Wyoming county court

Governor Cuomo says the state faces an over two-billion dollar-budget shortfall and he’s blaming recent changes to the federal tax code.   He said yesterday when the state and local tax deduction was capped at ten-thousand-dollars it forced the richest New Yorkers to move elsewhere.  He praised New York’s progressive tax structure but highlighted that with the top one percent of earners paying over 50-percent of the state’s taxes, there’s a real risk when wealthy people move out of the state.  

New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer have announced their guests for tonight’s State of the Union address.  Senator Gillibrand has invited Navy Lieutenant Commander Blake Dremann to attend.  Dremann is transgender, and Gillibrand is planning to introduce a bill protecting active and future transgender members of the military.   Meanwhile, Senator Schumer is bringing an air traffic controller from Long Island to President Trump’s speech.  

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