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Written by on July 17, 2019

Campaign fund infusion hints at another run for Congressman Collins.
Congressman Chris Collins has given a small hint that he’s considering running for re-election in 2020.
The 27th District Republican recently lent his campaign $500,000 of his own cash.
Collins said on Twitter that while he’s yet to make a decision about his political future, the money transfer was to make sure his campaign would have the necessary resources to get his message out.
Collins is set to go on trial in February to face federal insider trading charges.

Authorities have identified a Rochester man whose body was found near Point Breeze on the shore of Lake Ontario.
Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies report that the body of 32 year old Serhiy Smyk of Rochester was discovered in the waters of Lake Ontario over the weekend.
Smyk reportedly went fishing with friends on June 21st at the Niagara Gorge.
The spending the night his friends reported him missing the next morning.
Officers are awaiting the results of Toxicology reports to reveal Smyk’s cause of death.

ICE raids make their way across Orleans County.
The anticipated raids by ICE occurring across the nation are continuing in Western New York.
Immigration officials picked up an alleged illegal immigrant while he was on his way to work Tuesday morning in Albion.
The man, only identified by his family as Antonio, has been living in the United States for more than 15 years according to his wife who said they came here to start a better life.
ICE came to her home in Albion to detain her Tuesday morning.

Governor Cuomo has signed off on a bill raising the age to buy tobacco products in New York State.
Folks will now have to be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
The previous minimum age was 18.
The governor says the new law is aimed at counteracting what he calls irresponsible corporate marketing campaigns that target young people.
The legislation is set to take effect in a few months.

Today is EMERGENCY RESPONDER’S NIGHT at the Genesee County Fair.
KID’S DAY has been rescheduled for tomorrow due to the anticipation of rain.
At 6:30 there will be a Fair Parade and The Band Red Creek will be playing tonight starting at 7 p.m.


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