WDNY Local News, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Written by on March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It is voting day in five villages in Livingston County. Among them is Dansville, where voters will elect a mayor, a village justice and two members of the village board. Polls open at noon and close tonight at 9 at the North Dansville Town Hall. Other villages voting today are Mt Morris, Livonia Caledonia, and Nunda.

Democrats have picked a candidate to replace 57th district State Senator Katherine Young. Party leaders have chosen political novice Austin Morgan of Freedom to run for the position. Morgan is 22 and is scheduled to graduate from Cornell in June. Meanwhile, Republican Curt Crandall says he is interested in the job and is circulating nominating petitions. Crandall is currently a member of the Allegany County legislature. Young announced her resignation earlier this month to take a job at Cornell..the district includes part of Livingston County
A man from Springwater is facing assault charges after deputies say he attacked another man with a baseball bat. 35-year old David R. Olyer Jr was arrested after police got a 9 1 1 call about an assault at a residence. Oyler was arraigned and his bond was set at $6,000. The victim was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Livingston County sheriff’s deputies say they have arrested a woman and charged her with having 118 grams of marijuana and 5 ½ grams of cocaine following a traffic stop on 390. The suspect—identified as Michelle Vazquez-Cosme of Mt. Morris was a passenger in the vehicle that was pulled over. She was arraigned on misdemeanor and felony drug possession charges and her bond was set at $6,000.

A student at SUNY Geneseo is facing a list of charges after he was arrested in connection with the theft of a purse and credit cards from a campus building. 25-year-old Bradley Myers was already in the Livingston County jail after he was picked up by SUNY police for burglary when he was hit with additional county charges. Investigators say Myers used the credit cards he found in the purse to make several purchases at stores in Geneseo before he was caught. He is being held on a total of $16,000 bond.

The New York Conference of Mayors is weighing in on the debate about legalizing Marijuana. The group says local communities must have the ability to say “no” to sales within their borders and those who don’t opt out must get some kind of impact aid to offset the cost of legalization. While discussion of legalization continues, cannabis sales aren’t likely anytime soon. Governor Cuomo, who backs the idea says there are too many details that would need to be worked out for his legalization plan to get through the assembly.

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