Evening News Briefing

Written by on August 2, 2018

A man has been trampled to death by a bull on a Wyoming County Farm.
The man has been identified as 72 year old Roy Bell.
The incident happened on Bell’s farm on Simmons Road in Covington just before noon today.
According to reports from the scene Bell was moving cattle around the farm when he was trampled by a one year old bull.
Farm workers and family performed CPR until paramedics reached the scene but they were unable to revive Bell.

Batavia’s first Methadone clinic is scheduled to open on August 13th.
The Opioid treatment program will operate at GCASA on East Main St.
The clinic will serve patients from Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.

Governor Cuomo is appointing a workgroup to draft legislation for a regulated adult-use marijuana program. He wants to give Albany lawmakers a game plan, following a Department of Health report in January concluding that the positives of a regulated marijuana market outweigh the negatives. It found that regulating pot benefits public health by enabling government oversight over production, quality control, labeling and licensing. The workgroup has 20 members and will be led by Alphonso David, a counsel to Governor Cuomo.

Senator Chuck Schumer says the Federal Railroad Administration needs to step up its inspection of railroad bridges.
His request comes after one of those structures partially collapsed in Syracuse last month.
While no one was hurt by falling debris, an investigation found the bridge may not have been independently checked out.
It’s up to railroad companies themselves to do that work.


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