Evening News Briefing

Written by on March 6, 2018

The number of confirmed cases of the Flu in Genesee County this year is three times what it was last year.
County Health Director Paul Petit told the legislatures Human Services committee yesterday there were 520 confirmed cases so far this flu season, compared to 150 cases last year.
There was a bit of positive news: Petit said the number of new cases seems to have slowed but he added that there is usually a second peak of cases before the season is over.
Petit also reported there was a cases of rabies in January. A total of 12 people required treatment after they took in a stray kitten that tested positive for rabies.

PHOTO: Courtesy: The Batavian

Fire at 20 Columbia Avenue this morning rips through a 100 year old home.
There were no injuries.
A family of five, including an infant, has been left homeless.
City of Batavia Fire Captain Marty Heinz;

Three alarms were sounded to bring the blaze under control.
The home and contents declared a total loss. Several pets dogs perished in the blaze.

Two Medina residents busted with drugs and phony money.
Collen Poole and Rebekah Champlin were both arrested during a parole visit last week. Authorities say the found a quantity of cocaine and pot along with several counterfeit $100 bills.
Both were committed to the Orleans County Jail where they held on $25,000 bail.

Darien Lake is hiring for the upcoming summer season. The amusement park is looking to fill 1,600 positions in lodging, entertainment and food service. The theme park is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Lodge on the Lake Hotel.

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