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Written by on August 20, 2019

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the death of a Williamsville man in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Sliker Road, Pembroke.
Deputies were called for report of a male lying in a field unconscious just minutes after 7 p.m. last night.
60 year old Michael Block of Williamsville was found by first responders not breathing and without a pulse and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Block had apparently failed to negotiate a left hand curve while heading west on Sliker road and then lost control of his 2000 Yamaha Motorcycle striking several trees and coming to rest in a field.
The accident remains under investigation.

Serrano sentenced to maximum.
49 year old Jennifer Serrano of Irving in Chautauqua County appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday where she was sentenced to 4 to 14 years in state prison on counts of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Serrano was sentenced to serve two consecutive terms of 2 to 7 years on her conviction connected to last summer’s hit and run death of 18 year old Connor Lynskey of Hickley in Oneida County.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said the only appropriate sentence was the maximum…

Serrano was found guilty of hitting Hickley who was camping with friends as he was walking back to his campsite from a Darien Lake concert.

Motorcycle crash in Byron ends in a DWI arrest for a Bergen man.
Following investigation into an early Sunday morning single motor vehicle accident on Byron Holley Road in Byron Deputies took 35 year old Jason Skivington of Buffalo Street Bergen into custody for DWI, moving from a lane unsafely and failing to stop at a stop sign.
He was released with an appearance ticket for Byron Town Court.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking New Yorkers to help pick the next state license plate.
A petition has been launched on the governor’s website where people can vote for one of five plate designs.
Four of the designs include the Statue of Liberty while another features the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River.
Voting runs through Sept. 2nd, and the design with the most votes will become available in April.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is continuing to push for tougher gun laws following recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
Yesterday, he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the best course of action would be to expand background checks.
Over the weekend, President Trump blamed mental health as a reason for the increase in violence.
Schumer says he believes the president isn’t serious about gun reform and is only trying to delay debate until pressure to act fades with lawmakers.

The City’s Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants today and tomorrow from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the area south of East Main Street and east of Jackson Street.
Homes and businesses nearby may see a temporary discoloration of water.


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