WDNY Local News, Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Written by on April 3, 2019

A windy day today—with a wind advisory in effect for the region—including for Livingston County. There could be gusts up to 50 Miles an hour.

A man from Livonia is accused of having sex with a minor. Sherrif’s deputies have charged 40-year old David Bow with 4 counts of rape and 3 counts of commuting a criminal sexual act after their investigation—and more charges could be filed as well. Both charges are felonies Deputies say the crimes took place between November 2017 and May 2018 and that the victim was under 17 at the time. Bow is being held on $30,000 bond.

 Now that the state budget has been passed, Albany lawmakers are turning their attention to the rest of this year’s legislative agenda.   The main item is legalizing recreational marijuana, which was supposed to be part of the budget.   Governor Cuomo said earlier this week he’s optimistic a law can be passed before lawmakers leave Albany in June.  Other items under consideration include new rent regulations and a way for undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers’ licenses. 

A student from Wayland is hoping to make a trip of a lifetime to compete in at the USA National Track and Field Competition in Australia. To get there, Jamil Horner needs $4,700 by May 15th and he is asking the community for help. He has been a standout on the school track team and his family says the chance to take on the best would be a dream come true. They are doing what they can to raise the money—including selling t-shirts and have set up a go fund me page. that link is https://www.gofundme.com/jamil-trip-to-australia. The championships are from July 7th through July 17th.

Special Olympics New York will be getting its usual amount of funding from the state.  The organization was set to lose 50-thousand dollars as part of the state budget.  But yesterday, CEO Stacey Hengsterman said Governor Cuomo has promised 200-thousand dollars in funds, the same amount as last year. Hengsterman also says she wants to work with lawmakers to secure even more money for the organization in the future. 

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