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Written by WBTA STAFF on August 13, 2018
Fatal hit and run following Darien Lake concert ends in arrest.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 48 year old Jennifer Serrano of Irving in Chautauqua County for allegedly causing a deadly collision on Sumner Road in Darien.
Serrano was apprehended in Amherst yesterday on charges of Vehicular Manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident, both Class D felonies.
She is accused of hitting and killing 18 year old Conner Lynskey of Hinckly, New York who was reportedly walking down Sumner Road shortly after midnight Friday following the Jason Aldean concert at Darien Lake.
According to authorities, Lynsky became airborne and came to rest in a ditch near a corn field after allegedly being struck by Serrano heading northbound on Sumner Road.
Lynsky was discovered late Saturday morning on Sumner Road near Harlow Road in Darien.
Serrano was remanded in lieu of $100,000 bail to the Genesee county jail.
City Council expected to welcome a New City Manager tonight.
Council members in Batavia have been silent on the name of the new city manager candidate expected to be voted into the office at their meeting tonight.
According to Council President Eugene Jankowski members were not allowed to reveal the name before tonight due to a confidentiality agreement.
What has been made public is the new mangers compensation, which starts at $110,000 annually which will increase by $4,000 after three years.
Other managerial perks include full time use of a city car and a $10,000 dollar re-location expense reimbursement.
Chris Collins halts re-election bid in the face of federal charges.
Congressman Collins was arrested last week on insider trading charges stemming from his time as board member on an Australian biotech company.
After initially vowing to clear his name and continuing his re-election campaign, Collins made the decision to call off his campaign Saturday.
Collins said in a brief statement, it was in the best interests of the Republican Party and voters in New York.
Republican Party leaders are now looking for another candidate to replace Collins on the November ballot.
Over the weekend Western New York businessman Carl Paladino announced plans to run for the seat held by Congressman Collins.
Paladino is no stranger to campaigning, having unsuccessfully run for governor in 2010.
He says he’s planning to keep the 27th District seat in the G-O-P’s hands.
Buffalo Bills fans are hoping two of their three quarterbacks are OK after they were hurt in training camp.
A-J McCarron injured his leg during a drill yesterday, but he was able to finish practice.
Meanwhile, Nathan Peterman suffered a shoulder injury on his last play of practice.
The Bills continue getting ready for their season today at Saint John Fisher College.