Morning News Briefing

Written by on April 30, 2019

Photo by The Batavian

One car crash in Stafford claims the life of an East Bethany Man.
An East Bethany resident was killed in a one care crash on Fargo Road in Stafford last night according to report from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency dispatchers received a call several minutes before 7:30 last night reporting the accident and that a person was injured.
Upon arrival police found Arthur D. Mase of East Bethany inside the 2005 green Malibu which had apparently crossed over the center line and struck a tree on the driver side before coming to rest in a ditch.
The Genesee County Coroner’s Office was requested and pronounced Mase deceased at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Sheriff’s Office release their latest round of wanted suspects.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has active arrest warrants for six individuals including 28 year old Cassandra Elkins of Springville who is wanted on a Bench Warrant from 2017 for criminal impersonation out of Pembroke Town Court and 26 year old Denzel Hall of Rochester who is wanted on a Genesee County Court Bench Warrant for a felony count of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance earlier this month.
Check the article on our website for the complete list and descriptions of all six suspects.
The Sheriff’s Office asks that you do not approach these people and that to call 343-5000 with information that may assist in locating the suspects.

Officials at Western Regional OTB have released a statement denying a report that there is an FBI investigation into “lucrative contracts” for “politically wired” companies.
Investigative Post a Buffalo-based news outlet reported that the FBI is looking into contracts granted to firms with ties to OTB Chairman Richard Bianchi, a member of the Monroe County Conservative Party’s executive committee, and CEO Henry Wojtaszek, former chairman of the Niagara County Republican Committee.
Reporter Jim Heaney wrote that the story is based on multiple unnamed sources. He wrote that an FBI spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

State lawmakers are looking into closing what they call a loophole in New York’s vaccination laws.
The push comes as the number of measles cases continue to grow statewide and across the country.
Under the current rules, parents are allowed to opt out of having their kids vaccinated for religious reasons.
But, some argue that could cause more people to get sick during what’s already a health crisis.
A new bill would require all kids be immunized unless they have a medical exemption.
Governor Cuomo has raised questions about the legislation, saying there may be first amendment issues involved.

The war of words between Governor Cuomo and President Trump has reignited.
Yesterday, the president sent a tweet saying the NRA was under siege by the governor and state attorney general Letitia James.
She recently announced her office was looking into the gun rights group and businesses associated with it.
Governor Cuomo responded to President Trump’s message by saying gun violence is a national crisis and that solving the problem requires true leadership.

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