Troopers identify man killed in Geneseo wreck
State Troopers have released the name of the man killed in a crash on Monday morning. Mark Greig of Mount Morris was killed Monday in a head-on collision with on Route 63 in Geneseo. State Police say that Greig’s vehicle crossed the centerline of the highway and collided with a minivan driven by Gerlando Viscuglia, 78, of New Jersey. Greig was pronounced dead at the scene and Viscuglia and his wife Carmella escaped with non-life-threatening injuries. Both of the survivors are being treated at Strong Hospital.
Proposal to decriminalize pot stalls in legislature
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana has found its path blocked by the Republican majority in the state Senate. Majority Leader Dean Skelos says that the plan would allow flagrant violation of current laws and says that he and his colleagues are willing to consider smaller reforms of pot laws. Cuomo is promoting the law as a way to cut down on misdemeanor charges against persons bring marijuana into public view as the result of a search by police. The proposed law would make such incidents a violation. The Republicans in the Senate say that the current structure of the law would grant carte blanch to scofflaws. “I think just having that on the side of your belt or on a desk and only being a violation is wrong,” Skelos told reporters. “If the question was emptying out your pockets and then that becoming a misdemeanor, then I think we could work on that.”
Sunny and cool today with a high of 67. Tonight, clear with a low of 49.