Avon Community's Heart Stronger than Gift Thieving Grinch

AVON – An unknown thief, apparently with a heart three sizes too small, stole all of the charity gift tags from the Giving Tree at St. Agnes on Tuesday, but the local community united to beat the heartless act and replaced all of the gifts in time for the holidays. Sister Karen Dietz of St. Agnes parish says that although Tuesday was a very sad day and the police investigation is still active, by Wednesday ev...

19 Dec 9:30 PM 0 Read More...

State Educators Call for Improving Common Core for Disabled Students

GENESEO – The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has called for education specialists to organize and make Common Core curriculum modules more accessible to elementary and secondary students with disabilities. According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo Media Relations Director David Irwin, NYSED has awarded a $395,377 contract to SUNY Geneseo to continue the Common Core discussion with institutio...

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NEWSROOM REWIND: Another Week in the Valley

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — In this week's News Room Rewind with Conrad Baker and Josh Williams the two discuss the major stories that broke in the region this past week. They start off discussing new allegations of Richard Cassada who allegedly raped one of his foster children, Gov. Cuomo's recent ban on horizontal fracking, and a fun winter event this weekend in Letchworth State Park. ...

19 Dec 4:21 PM 0 Read More...

Deputy Swanson Recipient of County Award for Valor

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Sheriffs Office announced that Deputy Sheriff Ryan Swanson has been awarded the Livingston County Sheriff's Office Award for Valor today. According to the Office: Deputy Swanson was recognized when he responded to a call of an armed man in Nunda. As reported, the gunman, was threatening the general public in the Village of Nunda. Upon his arrival, the Deputy found several people seeking c...

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Avon Foster Parent Charged with Rape for Second Time in 9 Years

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — An Avon foster parent with a 2006 conviction for Sex Abuse now finds himself charged with Raping another minor. Richard Cassada, 60, is now sitting in a Livingston County Jail cell on $25,000 bail after being charged with the rape of a female under the age of 17. According to court records, Cassada was convicted in 2006 of Sex Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor, which also s...

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Bucci Backpedals on Guilty Plea to Violating Order of Protection

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Adam Bucci had another tough day in court on Thursday as he tried feebly to take back his guilty plea to felony Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, for repeatedly calling and texting his girlfriend and mother of his child, who filed multiple orders of protection against him in 2013. Bucci, 28, pled guilty to Criminal Contempt in the First Degree and in the Second Degree in November, two ...

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