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Written by on August 3, 2018

Investigation continues into a fatal farm accident in Wyoming County.
According to State Police 72 year old Roy Bell of Perry was moving cattle around his farm on Simmons Road in Covington when he was apparently trampled by a young bull.
A family member found Bell who wasn’t breathing after being trampled shortly before noon yesterday.
Farm workers and family members attempted to save Bell’s by administering CPR however he was unable to be resuscitated.
The investigation remains on-going pending autopsy results.

GCASA will open the area’s first Methadone clinic this month.
The Opioid treatment program is slated to open on August 13th.
The cities first Methadone clinic will be housed at GCASA on East Main Street in Batavia.
The clinic will provide patients from Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties with highly regulated methadone treatment for their opioid addictions.

Felons use feces to harass employees at the Attica Correctional Facility.
30 year old inmate Michael Ford was arrested by State Police in Warsaw for allegedly throwing toilet water onto several correctional officers responding to an incident in his cell.
Ford is serving a sentence for an Attempted Assault and Robbery out of Queens County and was charged with two counts of Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate.
27 year old inmate Shafiqul Islam was accused of using an eyedropper bottle to spray a civilian teacher with a combination of feces and urine while in a classroom at the facility.
Islam who is serving a sentence for Murder and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property out of Columbia County was additionally arrested for Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate.

The Muckdogs return home to take a win against Mahoning Valley.
The Scrappers were defeated by a single point losing to the ball-team in Batavia last night final score of 8 to 7.
The dogs play the second in a three game series against the scrappers tonight at Dwyer Stadium.
First pitch is at 7:05, catch all the action live right here on WBTA.

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.


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