Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on November 6, 2019
A Seneca County man has been identified as the suspect in a home on Clinton Street Road I n Stafford.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies say 36 year old Charles Cooper from Lodi, New York, forced his way in a home at 6735 Clinton Street around 9 last night. Deputies say he brandished what appeared to be handgun, threatened the homeowner and demanded money.
During the confrontation with the suspect the homeowner, identified as 76 year old Edgar Cummings, retrieved a 16-guage double-barrel shotgun and fired one shot knocking Cooper to the floor.
Deputies said Cooper is listed in critical condition this afternoon.
The homeowner identified himself in an interview with The Daily News posted on-line this afternoon.
Deputies said Cummings was targeted by the intruder and that there is concern for the public safety of other residents in the area.
Republican Durin Rogers has been elected Batavia City Court Judge as incumbents in Batavia take Election Day.
Unofficial returns show Rogers beat out Benjamin Bonarigo by 215 votes.
All the incumbent candidates on the Batavia City Council and in County Legislature won back their seats.
Incumbent Republican John Canale won Ward 3.
Incumbent Kathy Briggs Democratic challenger Sam DiSalvo for the Ward 5 seat.
And in the one contested County Legislature race Incumbent Marianne Clattenburg defeated Colin McAlister.
Governor Cuomo has signed legislation requiring that death certificates in cases of opioid overdose specify which opioid was involved in the death, if known.
This new law requires that information be recorded so that more data will be available to better address the opioid crisis. Under current law, if a person dies of an opioid overdose, there is no requirement that the death certificate specify which opioid was involved.
The legislation takes effect immediately.