Evening News Briefing

Written by on April 30, 2019

An East Bethany man dies in a one car crash in Stafford.
Deputies tell WBTA they were sent to the scene just before 7:30 last night near 9123 Fargo Road in Stafford.
The driver was identified as Arthur D. Mase, 66, of East Bethany.
Deputies said Mr. Mase’s car crossed over the center line and went off the east shoulder of the road, striking a tree.
Mr. Mase was alone in his car, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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 Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has active arrest warrants for six individuals. Check this article 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.

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers of the festival, which was scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival this summer, announced yesterday that plans for the event would not go forward. In a statement, the global marketing group behind the event listed a number of issues including concerns about the health and safety of those who would attend.

Governor Cuomo is urging folks who live near Lake Ontario to be prepared for possible flooding. There are concerns water levels could rise later this week due to heavy rain. The governor says state agencies are bringing additional resources to the area. That includes more sandbags, pumps and 15-hundred feet of hose. National Guard members are also on standby to help in case of an emergency.

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