Nunda Child Rapist Goes to Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — About 30 members of 'Bikers Against Child Abuse' attended a Tuesday court appearance for a man to admit to raping two children in Nunda. Herman Hassell, 48, pled guilty to felony Rape in the First Degree and felony Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. He is to spend the next 10 years in prison and 20 years after that on post-release supervision. "One of the victims is a family member who trusted the … [Read more...]

Cops say Man Robbed Judge’s Family

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A County Court Judge recused himself from a case where a family member is alleged to have been the victim of theft at the hands of a Bloomfield man in September 2016. Charles Lewis, 34, was arraigned Tuesday on a Grand Jury indictment charging felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and misdemeanor Issuing a Bad Check. "I believe that the alleged victim is a blood relative of mine," said Judge Robert Wiggins. "That … [Read more...]

Incumbent Judges Win Republican Committee Endorsement

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Incumbent Judges Robert Wiggins and Dennis Cohen have won the formal endorsement by the County Republican Committee for Livingston County Court Judge for the November 2015 election. At the Committee's formal designation and endorsement meeting Thursday night, Republican Committee members nominated and took a vote between candidates Judge Robert Wiggins, Judge Dennis Cohen, and Kevin Van Allen. The final weighted vote … [Read more...]

Conservative Committee Endorses Incumbent Judges

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The County Conservative Party formally endorsed incumbent judges Robert Wiggins and Dennis Cohen in the race for Livingston County court judge at their meeting Wednesday night at Peppermint's Restaurant in Avon. According to a press release from Jason McGuire, Chairman of the Livingston County Conservative Party, the purpose of the meeting was to consider which judicial candidates would carry the party's endorsement in this … [Read more...]

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Next Vote is ‘Where the Rubber Meets the Road’ for Republican Committee

A political fever is about to erupt for Republicans in Livingston County, when in less than a month the party Committee is expected to endorse two candidates for the upcoming Judicial primary. Judge Robert Wiggins, Judge Dennis Cohen, and local attorney Kevin Van Allen have announced they are seeking the 10-year term, but if either Wiggins or Cohen are elected they will age out four years into their terms. The committee approaches this … [Read more...]