Evening News Briefing

Written by on April 19, 2018

Orleans County authorities are looking into the apparent carbon monoxide deaths of a Kendall woman and her teenage son.
The bodies of 38 year old Joan Gilman and her 14 year old son Richard –RJ – Gilman were discovered in an upstairs bedroom of their Center Road home.
The sheriff said the electricity to the home had been turned off a few days ago.
The Gilmans had been using a portable generator and propane powered appliances.

Batavia Fire Chief Steve Napolitano – on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning – talked about the potential dangers of such devises

Grief counselors were available today at Kendall Central School where RJ Gilman was a 9th grade student. The school superintendent said that RJ displayed an infectious sense of humor and an endearing personality.

Four people are injured after a crash on Route 33 in Corfu.
Deputies say a North Carolina man was drunk and speeding when he rear-ended another car yesterday afternoon.
The road was shut down for several hours.
The injuries are not life threatening.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York State will provide more help to Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria.
He says New York is stepping in because the federal government has not:
Several people from the New York Power Authority are on the way to Puerto Rico to help with power restoration after the entire island suffered a power outage.

The Department of Motor Vehicles office in Batavia is generally regarded as one of the friendliest in the state.
But deputies say an Oakfield man had some kind of beef with the agency.
65 year old George Norway of North Pearl Street was arrested for allegedly leaving an alarming note with a DMV employee.


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