WDNY Local News, Monday, April 8 , 2019

Written by on April 8, 2019

State police are hoping someone will provide information to help find a man from Springwater who hasn’t been seen since late November. 70-year-old James Lowery’s friends say they are worried because he has struggled with alcohol and mental health issues and they are frustrated. Troopers describe Lowry as L five-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing 160 lbs. He has brown hair and green eyes and was last seen with a scraggly beard. If you have any information, you can contact state police.

The US attorney’s office says a man from Steuben county is accused of threatening a member of Congress. Authorities say 55-year-old Patrick Carlineo of Addison made a call last month to Representative Ihhan Omar of Minnesota, saying he wanted to kill her. That call led to an investigation by Capitol police and the FBI. Agents say Carlineo admitted making the threat and called himself a patriot who hates Muslims serving in government. He is being held without bail until a court hearing this week. Omar has made headlines as the first Muslim woman elected to Congress

Police have arrested a man and accused him of running an online prostitution operation. Quondall Davis of Rochester was picked up after an investigation that started a year ago. Authorities say Davis is facing commercial sex act charges for posting at least eight prostitution-related ads from November of 2017 to April of 2018—some of which they say involved minors.

If you know a Dansville High graduate or member of the school community who should be on the school’s wall of pride you have a chance to suggest that person be considered for the honor. Nominations for the Wall of pride are open until May 31st—the winner will be inducted in October. The Wall of Pride ‘s mission statement says that the nominees should have made significant contributions in areas such as leadership, community service or philanthropy. The nomination forms are available at the district office or online—we have that link on the local news page of our website.

The West Sparta Board is saying “Thanks” to retired town historian Dave Palmer. Palmer knows a thing or two about the town’s past—he has held the historian’s job for 44 years– and now he has been named West Sparta historian emeritus. He’s also served as a town council member, code enforcement officer, and justice. Supervisor Sue Erdle says the town will miss Parker’s knowledge, but still might ask his advice from time to time.

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health is offering up to $5,000 to farmers who need help improving safety on their farms. The Center has established the John May farm safety award and is taking applications for those grants. The money will be awarded after a review of the project, on a first-come-first-served basis. To find out the qualifications and how to apply you can search for the keywords John May Safety Fund online. (Phone: 800-343-7527 E-Mail: info@nycamh.org)

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