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Written by Dan Fischer on July 3, 2019
A Western New York woman has been convicted for killing a college student near Darien Lake.
Prosecutors say 48-year-old Jennifer Serrano of Irving was drunk when she struck 18-year-old Connor Lynskey on Sumner Road after a Jason Aldean concert last August.
Lynskey, a Siena College student, was heading towards the campground he was staying at when he died. It took a Genesee County jury about three hours to reach its verdict yesterday. Serrano is facing up to 14 years in prison when she’s sentenced in August.
A motion by a defense lawyer to have Genesee County D-A Lawrence Friedman disqualified from the Antwan Odom assault case has been denied.
Frank Housh represents Odom who is accused of knifing Ray Leach during a fracas in the city last year. Housh wanted Friedman pulled off the case in a dispute over whether or not Odom was eligible for youthful offender status.
Judge Charles Zambito did not buy Housh’s argument.
Trial is now set for the first week in August.
Batavia’s David Bellavia still in the lime light.
Bellavia will be in Queens tonight to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Mets take on the Yankees at Citi Field. Just last week Bellavia was awarded the Medal of Honor by the President for his valor during operation Iraqi Freedom in Falluja.
It’s an annual tradition: State Police are staging a statewide crack-down during the July 4th holiday. Drivers can expect to see increased patrols to check on drunk, drugged and distracted driving. Last year, police issued more than ten-thousand 500 tickets to impaired, distracted and reckless motorists during the July 4th holiday weekend.
President Trump is again taking aim at New York State.
In a pair of Tweets, the President claimed that people are fleeing New York like never before.
He says New York taxes are too high.
Governor Cuomo responded saying that the President is in “la la” land.