Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 30, 2018

Livingston County deputies are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man walking down Route 63.
Authorities learned of the accident from a truck driver passing by the scene early Saturday morning.
Route 63 was shut down for several hours
Deputies said the man killed was in his mid-20’s and may have been visiting the SUNY Geneseo campus for the Alumni weekend.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office

Parental concerns are growing over safety at Alexander Central School.
Recent school board meetings have had some parents square off with board members and the school administration over safety concerns.
School Superintendent Catherine Huber released a statement over the weekend saying student safety is a top concern but parents need to understand the district cannot comment on specific instances involving students or staff.
The budget vote slated for May 15th includes funds to hire a school resource officer.

A tractor trailer catches fire on route 20 in Bethany.
Bethany and Alexander firefighters responded yesterday afternoon.
The truck driver safely escaped the flames. The cab of the big rig was destroyed.

The corruption re-trial of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver kicks off today. He was convicted of a bribery scheme in 2015. Silver’s conviction was tossed after the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the legal definition of public corruption. Silver is accused of using his office to hand out favors in return for millions in kickbacks.

Governor Cuomo says more help is on the way to Puerto Rico. During a one day stop to the devastated island this weekend, he said he’s deploying state experts to evaluate the storm battered island’s needs. He’s then dispatching hundreds of SUNY and CUNY student volunteers and workers this summer. Students with construction experience are expected to sign up to help rebuild starting in June. He calls the plan, the New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.

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