WDNY Local News, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Written by on March 13, 2019

New federal court papers are providing more information about the case against Congressman Chris Collins. The latest filing released last week detail the federal case against Collins, his son and his son’s future Father in law—who are accused of insider trading involving an Australian based drug maker, whose trial medicine for multiple sclerosis had failed. Prosecutors say Collins knew about the failure before it was public and passed on that information so he and others could benefit.. Collins denies the charges. His trial is scheduled for next February in New York City

A complaint from a passing driver on 390 has led to a felony drunk driving charge for a man from Rochester. Deputies responding to a 9 1 1 call about a drive all over the road were able to pull over 24-year-old Alphonso Bouche after they saw him driving in the middle of the highway. A license check showed that Bouche had been convicted before of DUI in 2015 and also had a license that was suspended for failing to appear in court on a summons. Bouche was arraigned and his bond set at $10,000.

A woman from Dansville who is fighting brain cancer is getting support from the community. Sarah Connor was diagnosed with breast cancer late in 2017 and now it has moved to her brain. Community members are planning a benefit on March 23 from 1 pm to 5 pm at CB’s Bar and Grill on Main Street that will raise money to help Sarah and her family. If you can’t make it and still want to help, we have information on where you can send money or gift card donations on the local news page of our website. [PO Box 743, Dansville, 14437]
Some school staff and members of the community from the Wayland Cohocton School District will be lacing up their sneakers next week. The Wayland Concoction All-Stars will take on the Harlem Wizards next Tuesday night at the Wayland-Cohocton School Field House. Tip-off is at 7—the doors open at 5:45. The basketball all-star squad include school superintendent Eileen Feinman and principals Adam button and Wendi Snyder, among others. You can find out more—and buy tickets at the website harlemwizards.com.

Rochester didn’t fare too well in a Wall Street Journal report on America’s hottest job markets—in fact, it came in 53rd out of the 53 large cities it ranked. The journal cites the city’s unemployment rate and wage growth rates as reasons for the poor showing, but Monrose County business and civic leaders don’t buy it. They say while Rochester has its share of economic challenges overall the city remains a good place to look for work.,

Lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly have laid out their positions on this year’s state budget.  Plans revealed yesterday show they’re divided with Governor Cuomo on issues like recreational marijuana legalization, a ban on single-use plastic bags and taxing opioids.   They also rejected the criminal justice reforms the governor is demanding be part of any final agreement.  The end of the state’s fiscal year is March 31st

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