Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on May 23, 2022
A man is dead after a motorcycle accident over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon Genesee County dispatchers received a report of a motorcycle off the road near 6191 North Byron Road. 60 year old Thomas Hankey of Hilton was driving a 2013 Victory motorcycle eastbound on North Byron Rd with a group of 3 other riders when he crossed the center line and crashed into a farm fence off the other side of the road. The motorcycle flipped end over end. Mr Hankey was pronounced dead at the scene by Genesee County Coroners. Genesee County Sheriffs are investigating the cause of the accident.
The new congressional district map has been released by the court after much political wrangling over the constitutionality of the map drawn up by New York State Democrats. The new map drawn up by a Special Master and approved by a judge was released by the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment. In the new map, the 24th district, which includes Genesee county, stretches from Niagara to Jefferson Counties and goes around Rochester. The 23rd district goes from Elmira to Jamestown and Buffalo. And the new 22nd district includes Madison, Oneida and Onondaga counties. Chris Jacobs has announced he will run for reelection in the 23rd district.
A man from Livingston county has won the Professional Bull Riding title in Fort Worth, Texas over the weekend. Daylon Swearingen, an Attica High School graduate, took home over $1 million after winning his first-career PBR World Championship. Swearingen went into the event number 1 in the world rankings, but was bested in the first round and lost his rank. Yet, Swearingen went on to win six of the next seven rounds, reclaiming his number 1 ranking and taking home the crown.
And the winner is, Noah Burke for Mr Batavia! The competition took place at Batavia High School for the first time since 2019 and raised 4,170 dollars for charity. Each contestant performed their best in different categories, such as group dance, talent, swim strut, lip-sync, tux walk, and question and answer. Burke was representing the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. The Runner ups were Matt Smith and Nicholas Grover. The competition has raises over 33 thousand dollars in the 9 years it has run.