Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on January 29, 2021
A Genesee County jail inmate hanged himself in his cell earlier this month.
The death of inmate Kyle Adam Scheuerlein was just announced by the Sheriff’s Office last night.
Back on January 4th, a guard found Scheuerlein hanging from a shower curtain rod at 12:30 in the afternoon. CPR was performed and the inmate was taken to ECMC in Buffalo where he died ten days later.
There was no explanation given for the delay in announcing the inmate’s death.
Scheuerlein was arrested by Batavia Police and jailed New Year’s Day on charges of burglary and criminal contempt.
As investigation is being conducted by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the state Commission of Corrections.
The state Attorney General’s office claims the number of nursing home residents who died due to COVID-19 has been underreported by health officials. Investigators spent months looking into how long-term care facilities treated patients as the number of coronavirus infections grew. Attorney General Letitia James says it’s important to know why these people suffered and to make sure nothing like this happens again. State Health Commissioner Doctor Howard Zucker criticized the AG’s report, saying the implication deaths were undercounted is wrong.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging one of the biggest companies in the world to set up shop in Western New York. Senator Schumer says he has talked with Samsung about building a new 17 billion dollar semiconductor facility in Genesee County. It would be located in the Town of Alabama and could create roughly 19-hundred new jobs. The Wall Street Journal reports Samsung is considering several sites for the facility but hasn’t made a final decision.
The two-game winning streak of the Buffalo Sabres has come to an end following an overtime loss. Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart each scored for Buffalo, but it wasn’t enough as they fell three-to-two to the New York Rangers at KeyBank Center last night