WDNY Local News Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Written by Jerry Lademan on March 20, 2019
Voters in Dansville have re-elected mayor Pete Vogt. Vogt beat challenger Keith Petti 382 to 411 to secure a third term. Also in Dansville, Joshua Weidman was re-elected as village justice while Dan Rittenhouse and Floyd Sick were chosen for the board of trustees. Four other villages also voted Tuesday. Among them Mt. Morris which saw a close race in for village trustee. Incumbent Joel Mike beat challenger Jason Latona by a single vote—141 to 140.
A man from Livonia is wanted on grand larceny charges after state police say he took $15,000 for a home repair project that he never showed up to do. 52-year-old Samuel Benigini now has a warrant for his arrest. Troopers say he may be in the Livonia or Rochester areas. If you know where he might be, state police are asking you to call law enforcement.
A call to 9 1 1 about an erratic driver has led to felony drunk driving charges against a man from Rochester. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says deputies responded and also saw 41-year-old Firdavs Kosimov. Driving all over 390 in the Town of Geneseo. He drove off when they tried to stop him, but was eventually pulled over. Officers say he had a blood-alcohol level of .18, had no license and also had a previous DWI conviction in Ohio in 2012, meaning He is charged with a felony. At his arraignment bond was set at $4,000
Two people are facing charges after Livingston County sheriff’s deputies say they found drugs in the car after a traffics stop. They say 35-year-old Christina Mangano was pulled over for speeding on Bronson Hill Road in the town of Livonia when officers found the suboxone, marijuana and brass knuckles.–and also found out that her license had been suspended 17 times. When the registered owner of the car, identified as 45-year-old Andrew Temporato, showed up at the scene, deputies say he admitted the marijuana and brass knuckles were his. She was charged with drug possession and not having a license and taken to court where he was released until a future court date—he was charged with drug and weapons possession, while she was charged with drug possession and taken to court where bond was set at $500.00
Flags across the state are at half -staff following the death of a DOT worker from Tioga County who died after a work truck was hit on last Wednesday. Governor Cuomo says the death of Matt Howe shows the dangers faced by highway workers every day—and that the state has zero tolerance for anyone who disregards work zone safety laws. Flags will remain at half staff in Howe’s memory until he is laid to rest.
Marijuana legalization won’t be part of a state budget agreement, but Governor Cuomo says it may still come up before the end of the legislative session in June. Governor Cuomo says there are still a lot of issues that need to be resolved and not enough time because the budget is due by the end of the month
If you lose your key fob, it may not cost you as much to get a new one. The Senate has approved a bill allowing dealerships to include replacement of the devices to the list of items covered by service contracts. In some cases, replacing key fobs can set drivers back nearly one-thousand dollars. The bill hasn’t been introduced in the Assembly yet.