Evening News Briefing

Written by on December 28, 2017

A head-on crash between a car and a tractor trailer has claimed a life in the Town of Stafford.
The accident happened just before 12:30 this afternoon on Route 33, Clinton Street Road.
The driver of the car was killed.
Genesee County Undersheriff Greg Walker was on scene

“A tractor-trailer was westbound on Route 33 and a passenger car was eastbound. The passenger car crossed over the center of the roadway and struck the tractor tratiler which was trying to ‘take the ditch’ to avoid the collision.”

Walker said the road condition was dry at the time of the accident and not a factor in the crash.
A utility pole was broken in the accident and is being repaired by National Grid. Route 33 is closed between Prole Road and Route 237.
Authorities are still notifying next of kin and have not released the victim’s name.

Batavia City Manager Jason Molino has less than three weeks left on the job.
In a wide ranging interview this morning on WBTA’s Main and Center, Molino characterized himself as a better City Manager now than when he started the job 12 years ago. At the time, he was the youngest city manager in New York State.
Turning to the City Centre mall, Molino said tree members of the merchants Association have yet to sign off on the deal to end the long legal dispute with city hall.
Molino said there is a court date next month that may compel the hold-outs to accept the deal.
Once that is done, Molino says there is hope for the city’s huge white elephant:

Molino said he considered the budget of 2009 / 2010 to be the “finest hour” of his adminiastration.when the city was “completely out of the red” in its financial statements. The city had been in a multi-million dollar deficit.
Molino begins his new job as administrator of Tompkins County on January 29th.

A Corfu man is behind bars in Orleans County for allegedly possessing cocaine packaged and ready for sale.
47 year old Steven Kimmel of Allegany Road is facing two felony counts following a traffic stop yesterday in Albion.
Kimmel is locked up in lieu of $25,000 bail.-

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pardoning 61 people, including 18 immigrants who faced deportation. One of the pardons goes to convicted killer Dominic Dupont whose uncle, Michael K. Williams, is a TV star best-known for roles on “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Cuomo reportedly pardoned Dupont, after he served 20 years of a 25 year sentence, because he was impressed with his work as a prison youth counselor.


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