Midday News Brief

Written by on August 27, 2021

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott says the situation regarding players outspoken against the COVID-19 vaccine is “frustrating.”
McDermott has addressed two players in particular who were both recently fined for violating the league’s mask policy and who have been outspoken against vaccines.
Bills wide receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Cole Beasley took to social media to complain about being fined 14-thousand dollars for the violations. Beasley has been perhaps the most outspoken player in the NFL regarding vaccinations and other COVID-19 guidelines.

Two Genesee County woman plead guilty to welfare fraud.
50-year-old Trina Grimmer of Byron was allowed to plea to a reduced charge and given a conditional discharge. She was originally accused of collecting $8,104 in SNAP benefits.
42-year-old Valerie Marucci of Attica pled guilty to one count of Disorderly Conduct. Social Services investigators say Marucci collected $2,725 in SNAP benefits she was not entitled to.
Both Grimmer and Marucci have been banned from receiving SNAP benefits for one year.

The owner of Ken Barrett Chevrolet throws a big bone to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.
Ken Barret donated 25-hundred dollars for K-9 Frankie.
Frankie’s care fund was drained after the dog spent a week in the hospital for an illness.
The Barrett donation will help restore funding for the care and feeding of the police dog.

Governor Kathy Hochul has selected Brian Benjamin for Lieutenant Governor. Senator Benjamin and Governor Hochul have previously worked together on several key issues.
Senator Benjamin previously served as the New York State Senator for District 30 – which encompasses Harlem, East Harlem, and the Upper West Side of New York City.


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