2 Charged with Manslaughter for Deaths of Children at Letchworth Falls

NYLON – A Wyoming County Grand Jury indicted two Rochester area men for the deaths of two boys who went over the falls at Letchworth State Park in June. According to our news partner News10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, are now charged with several crimes including two counts each of felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree, two counts of felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and 10 counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare … [Read more...]

Cops Give Away 25 Safe Car Seats in Nunda

NUNDA – A joint-effort by multiple police agencies put more than two dozen new car seats in local vehicles over the weekend, making the roads safer for young children. Certified Child Seat Technicians from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, NYS Police and Nunda Police Department checked 38 car seats, and drivers received a total of 25 new car seats. "Thanks to the members of the Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension, … [Read more...]

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office to Invite 100 Kids to Red Wings Game

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office will bring 100 underprivileged children to a Red Wings game, courtesy of a local car dealer. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says that the tickets will go to civilians who want to join members of the Sheriff's Office for the game on Sunday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. The tickets were purchased by Dom Genova, Owner of Genesee Valley Ford and Genesee Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep in … [Read more...]

Friends and Strangers Pass Fundraising Goal by $10K for Family of Lost Boys in Letchworth

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A GoFundMe.com fundraising page created when two young brothers were found deceased in the Genesee River below Lower Falls has seen such an incredible outpouring of community donations that it has exceeded its goal by $10,000. Dylan Giangregorio, 9, and Preston Giangregorio, 6, both tragically died when they were swept over the lower falls with five other family members. The crowdfunding site originally set a campaign goal … [Read more...]

Happy Winter, County Health Gives Gift of Child Safety Tips

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Monday is the first day of winter for 2015, which means parents can expect freezing temperatures, snowstorms, icy roads, and slippery sidewalks. According to a press release from the Livingston County Department of Health, parents can take the following steps to make sure their children have a safe, healthy and happy winter. Be sure to dress children appropriately, in many layers. Hats, mittens, scarves, and boots are … [Read more...]

Bring Your Bears to SUNY Geneseo’s Fifth Annual Teddy Toss

GENESEO – Ice arena-goers are encouraged to attend Geneseo's fifth annual Teddy Bear Toss in support of local childrens' charities at the SUNY Geneseo Ice Knights' Friday game. According to SUNY Geneseo's events website, all are welcomed to bring new or lightly used stuffed animals to the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. "These toys will brighten the Knight of a child, as they will be donated to Livingston County … [Read more...]

Mild Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Poses Little Threat to Livonia’s Students

LIVONIA – Though cases of Coxsackie disease, otherwise known as hand, foot and mouth disease, have been reported at Livonia High School, the Livingston County Department of Health says that the blister-like rashes are common every year and do not pose a serious threat to students. Lisa Beardsley, Senior Public Health Educator for the Department of Health, says that the disease most commonly affects children under age 10, causing mild fever, … [Read more...]

SUV Carrying Children Rolls Over on Lakeville Road

GENESEO – Three adults and three children were the victims of a rollover accident Wednesday morning on Lakeville Road between Country Club Road and North Road. Just after 10 a.m., first responders arrived at the scene to help the driver and front seat passenger, both adults, escape from their vehicle, a Mercury Mariner. Three children could be seen standing by the vehicle with another adult as the two trapped adults were freed. The trapped … [Read more...]

Beth Wu Returns to Transportation Museum for Literacy Train Day

NYLON – Beth Wu with Usborne and Kane Miller books will be back by popular demand this month at the New York Museum of Transportation in Rush for another train-themed literacy day. According to a press release from the New York Museum of Transportation, Wu and her train-themed readings, crafts and activities will run in the museum gallery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 12. The event is free with admission to the museum of $8 adults, $7 … [Read more...]

Toxic Material in Child Centers Cut Back by NYS

NYLON – Clean and Healthy New York, along with Children’s Environmental Health Network and Child Care Council, Inc., celebrated completion of a two year project to train child care providers to improve facilities, educating them on how to remove toxic chemicals and to choose more environmentally friendly products. The Reducing Toxic Chemicals in Child Care program had a large impact, training 437 child care providers from over 250 … [Read more...]