Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on July 11, 2022
Someone in Elba may be 1 million dollars richer. A winning 1 million dollar lottery ticket was sold at the Crosby’s on 98 in Elba and all that person needs to do is claim their prize. The ticket was purchased on July 8th. The winning numbers were 20-36-61-62-69.
2 from Rochester were apprehended after allegedly stealing from Dicks Sporting Goods on Veterans Memorial Drive in Batavia and then leading Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase. 33 year old Ashley Grann and 33 year old Jacob Smith fled from police down I-90 and up 390 before ditching their vehicle and running on foot on Brooks Ave where they were caught by the police. They were found to be in possession of narcotics. They are charged with reckless endangerment 1st, grand larceny 4th, unlawful fleeing from a police officer, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th, and obstruction of governmental administration. No information has been provided on what they stole from Dicks.
A Batavia woman is being charged with injuring an animal after a veterinarian had to treat a French Bulldog for overdosing on narcotics 3 times. 30 year old Cassandra Elmore is facing 3 counts of injuring an animal and owning an unlicensed dog. The vet says they treated the dog on 2 dates in May and once in June for apparently eating cocaine or some other narcotic.
Livingston County isn’t just painting the town, they are painting the whole county! All 9 villages in Livingston County are getting a new Large Scale Mural painted by an international artist and every Saturday in July is a festival where people can come and watch the murals get painted while enjoying food, craft beverages, live music, family art activities and other performances. July 16th new paintings will be unveiled in Geneseo, Leicester, and Livonia. And the 23rd will be Dansville, Mount Morris and Nunda. This is the first ever countywide Mural Festival in New York State
And they’re off! Over 750 cyclists from over 40 states started out in Amherst Sunday and will ride their bicycles for 8 days, covering 400 miles and camping each night, till they have completed the Erie Canal Trail in Albany. This morning they are leaving from Medina and will end their ride in Fairport. The annual ride was suspended for the pandemic and the organizers are happy to have it back at full capacity for another trip.