Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on March 10, 2021
Authorities in Wyoming County today have released the names of two women killed in a Gainesville crash as they left a COVID vaccination clinic.
The driver 83 year old Jacqueline Simpson and her passenger, 82 year old Jessie Button, both from Perry, were killed when their Volkswagen bug pulled into the path of another car yesterday afternoon..
Deputies said the women were leaving the vaccination clinic held at the Wyoming County Highway department on Route 19.
The driver of the second car suffered only minor injuries.
A sixth woman has now come forward claiming that she was sexually harassed by Governor Cuomo. The alleged incident happened last year at the governor’s mansion when she went to help him with a work-related matter. Once the woman’s supervisors found out about what happened, they reported it to the governor’s counsel. The governor has denied all allegations of misconduct and says people should wait for the results of an ongoing investigation before judging him.
Another Genesee County resident has died from COVID-related complications. This brings the county total to 120 deaths.
The latest victim was over the age of 65.
Starting today, even more New Yorkers are going to be eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. All folks over the age of 60 can sign up to get a shot starting at eight a-m. And beginning March 17th, people like public works employees, DMV employees, sanitation workers and child service caseworkers will also be eligible to get vaccinated. Until now, vaccination efforts have been focused on the elderly, people with underlying medical conditions and health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The losing streak of the Buffalo Sabres is now at eight games following another disappointing defeat. Sam Reinhart had a pair of goals while Brandon Montour and Riley Sheahan also scored, but the Sabres still fell to the Philadelphia Flyers on the road last night five-to-four in a shootout. The Sabres will be back home tomorrow night when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins.