Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 18, 2018
Troopers identify driver in fatal one car crash in Alabama.
State Troopers based out of Batavia have identified 37 year old Morey Ground of Basom as the driver involved in a single motor vehicle accident on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation reported over the weekend.
According to police the accident occurred on Skye and Meadville Road in Alabama shortly after 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.
Troopers say investigation into the deadly crash remains on-going and have currently released little other details about the incident.
Domestic incident in LeRoy involving a hammer lands an upstate man behind bars.
Deputies arrested 56 year old Jefferson County resident Steven Carpino for allegedly smashing an individual’s phone with a hammer and then driving away from the scene in the same person’s vehicle without permission.
The arrest came Saturday night following report of the domestic incident on Conlon Road in LeRoy.
Carpino is facing charges of Criminal Mischief and Unauthorized use of a vehicle and was jailed without bail in Genesee County lock up.
He is scheduled to return Thursday to LeRoy Town Court.
Donation funds for a child allegedly taken by a Darien woman.
26 year old Heather Rheinheimer of Darien Center has been accused of keeping the donated funds from the ‘Tough like Mav’ charity for herself.
The charity was set up to help an 8-month old boy seriously injured in April after being attacked and bitten by a dog.
Rheinheimer was arrested and charged with Scheming to defraud and petit larceny and Police are still working to determine how much money may have been diverted.
The halls of the State Capitol will be buzzing this week.
Democrats and Republicans will try to strike last-minute deals on key issues like sports betting, recreational marijuana legalization, and school safety.
Any bill has to pass both legislative chambers and be signed by the governor to become law.
The legislative session ends Wednesday.
With the summer season upon us, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the FDA to pull sunscreen pills from the market, saying they are “basically useless” and are likely dangerous.
The new, edible form of sunscreen is becoming popular, but Schumer insists sunbathers have a false sense of security because they do nothing to shield people from the sun’s damaging rays.
The National Cancer Institute says melanoma cases among adults have tripled since the 1970s.
Paving operations pick up on Lehigh Avenue in the city today.
Lehigh Ave between Ellicott Street and Creek Road will be closed to all through traffic from 7 AM and 5 PM today and tomorrow.
During the closures, motorists will need to seek out alternative routes, and local residents should expect delays.
As per usual this type of work is weather dependent.