Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on September 5, 2018
The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) is considering tax incentives for Six Flags and Amada Tool.
Six Flags Darien Lake is asking for $166,000 in sales tax exemption to build a new $2.15-million ride that is scheduled to open next year.
Amada Tool in Batavia is seeking tax exemptions of approximately $266,000 for an $8.8 million project to add 19,000 sq. ft. to their manufacturing facility. The expansion is expected to create 17 new jobs.
Western New York Congressman Chris Collins is back on Capitol Hill.
The 27th District Republican cast four votes and did not answer questions about his indictment on federal charges.
Collins suspended his re-election bid last month after his arrest, saying he wanted to focus on clearing his name.
The G-O-P still hasn’t decided who will replace him on the November ballot.
It is also uncertain if Collins name can be removed from the ballot.
An Albion man remains behind bars today accused of supplying lethal drugs to his wife.
32 year old Kevin McMullen is charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide for allegedly giving his wife Megan of dose of the opiate Fentanyl.
Authorities said the drug caused the 33 year old woman to go into cardiac arrest. Police said rather than call for help Kevin McMullen injected himself with the drug and by the time he called 9-1-1 for Megan, it was too late.
Her death occurred last December. During the nine-month long investigation several heroin and Fentanyl dealers supplying Orleans County were identified and arrested.
A Heat Advisory remains in effect for Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans Counties until 8 o’clock tonight.
Heat index values are expected to reach into the upper 90’s.
The National Weather Service warns that hot and humid conditions bring an increased risk of heat related illness and dehydration.