Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on August 8, 2018
Western New York Congressman Chris Collins and his co-defendants are pleading not guilty to charges of insider trading.
Collins represents a district that includes Genesee County and stretches from Rochester to Buffalo, was released on bond.
His son Cameron and the father of Cameron’s fiancee, Stephen Zarsky, were also released. The elder Collins allegedly shared confidential information concerning a failed drug trial, allowing investors to avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.
Congressman Collins, who was an early Trump supporter, says he’ll mount a vigorous defense to clear his name.
Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say the indictment of Representative Chris Collins for insider trading is a “violation” of public trust. Both echoing that the allegations demand a thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee. Speaker Ryan continued to say that Collins will no longer serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee until the matter is settled. Democratic Leader Pelosi says the charges demonstrate the culture of corruption that runs rampant in the Republican Party.
More bear sightings in Genesee County.
Two black bears were spotted yesterday.
One was seen around Scribner and Lake Roads in Pembroke.
Another was spotted strolling through a backyard in Corfu.
The New York Penn Baseball league names a local broadcast legend to its Hall of Fame.
The league has announced that Wayne Fuller has been inducted into the hall’s class of 2018.
Wayne passed away earlier this year.
His career included several years as a staff announcer at WBTA and a nearly life-long association with professional baseball in Batavia.
Darien Lake theme park announces today it plans to hire a thousand new employees for its extended season.
The park plans to be open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays through October 28th.
Applications can be submitted in person during open interviews on Saturday afternoon from Noon to 4.