Morning News Briefing

Written by on June 12, 2018

Firefighters from Bergen, Le Roy, and Churchville were dispatched to a South Lake Ave residence in Bergen twice in one evening.
The first fire was reported at 5:25 p.m. after the owner of the duplex Michael Marvin was alerted by smoke detectors sounding off…

The first fire was believed to have been snuffed out within several minutes however at 10:55 p.m. a second call came from the same address.
Bergen Fire Deputy Fire Chief Chuck Dodson was the first back on the scene…

Dodson said when the fire department left the scene there was no indication that anything at all was still burning and that the second blaze went unattended longer due to the damaged smoke detectors from the previous fire.
Fortunately there were no serious injuries reported. Marvin was able to make it out safe in both instances and also managed to save his dog, he is being assisted by Red Cross.
For more on the story check the article by our news partner The Batavian.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is launching a bus tour aimed at rallying lawmakers towards a so-called “red flag” gun bill.
Cuomo called the issue of school shootings an ongoing social crisis.
He previously announced his desire to see a law that would empower police, teachers, and family members towards petitioning a judge if they feel an individual in possession of a gun could be a danger.
The governor accused the federal government of being uninterested in solving the problem.

Cuomo specifically mentioned President Trump, and the Republican Party association with the NRA.

Classmates and staff at Hilton High School are mourning the loss of a student.
Yesterday, the passenger in a deadly Sunday night crash was identified as 18 year old Paige Smith.
Officials say the driver, 18 year old Brianna Scarpulla lost control of her vehicle on Lotta Road, hitting an SUV.
Police are still investigating what caused the tragedy. The school is offering grief counseling.

Threats to clock a 7-11 clerk with a rock land a Bank Street man in lock up.
32 year old Joseph Berry of Bank Street was charged with second degree Harassment and Menacing with a Weapon for allegedly threatening to use a large rock against a clerk at the East Main Street convenience store.
He was committed in lieu of $2,500 dollars bail to the Genesee County Jail.

The city is holding a public information meeting this Thursday on the construction of a Pedestrian Way improvement project.
The work involves replacing existing sidewalks along portions of State Street, Washington and Richmond Avenues and Bank Street.
The meeting will be held this Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the second floor board room at City Hall.

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