WDNY Local News, Thursday, February 7, 2019

Written by on February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Livingston County Sheriff’s office says two men suspected of using counterfeit money might be tied to cases in several states. 22 year olds Elijah Davis and Tawan Davis of Rochester were arrested after deputies say the pair used fake hundred dollar bills at the Wegmans in Geneseo, but were caught a shot time later on 20A near 390, after employees found the bad cash and provided a description of the men and the car they drove off in.. Officers say a search of their car found 10 more bogus hundreds, thousands of dollars worth of high-end merchandise and 25-hundred dollars in real money. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says his office is working with federal agents because of similar cases near Buffalo and in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Detectives think the scam involved passing the bills for small items and then getting back the rest in change. Both suspects were arraigned of possession of a forged instrument and petty larceny charges and are being held at the county jail on $60,000 bond

Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty will join with other law enforcement leaders from the region today to talk about proposals to legalize marijuana. They’ll likely add their voices in opposition to the idea, which has the support of Governor Cuomo. New York’s counties are weighing in too, saying lawmakers should be very careful when thinking about legalizing cannabis because of its possible effect on local government services other than law enforcement, such as public health, mental health, substance abuse, and consumer protection. The proposed bill would give counties the option of opting out of marijuana sales through local laws and resolutions.

A new report is estimating how much it’ll cost to implement New York’s election reforms w York University researchers say the price tag is over 22 million dollars.  But, the changes are projected to save counties some cash in the long haul.   The governor recently signed off on several changes including early voting, pre-registration for young voters and holding federal and state primaries on the same day. 
President Trump has some advice for people in upstate New York. He says if the state isn’t going to treat them better, they should think about going somewhere else. He told reporters that he loves upstate—and that voters here love him back because he took most of New York’s rural counties in 2016. The president also said he would consider looking again at the $ 10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions passed as part of tax reform if it turns out it is hurting people in high tax states like New York.

Put your thinking caps on. Dansville Rotary is having a trivia night on Saturday It will be held at the Dansville Community Center on West Avenue. The doors open at 6, the questions start at 6:30 Ave. Tables of 8 cost $125 and it is BYO.

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